USIBD's 2017 Symposium: Follow up

Two great reviews on USIBD's 2017 Symposium:

  The pressure is on: 3D capture must adapt to grow in AEC  By Will Tomkinson

Five Takeaways from USIBD and BIMForum  By Sam Billingsly

                                                                          Symposium in Dallas, November 2017 

The Symposium, presentation room, Dallas, 2017


Symposium Committee

2017 Symposium Committee:  

John Russo, Joe Romano, David Standinger, Fred Moser, Chair Bryan Merritt, and Ted Mort


Scanner Shoot-out materials boards

Scanner Shoot-Out materials boards


Panel for "Intent Defines Process" discussion

Panel from Intent Defines Process presentation


Presenters Presenters

Presenters:  Andy Holroyd, HTS; Michael Rafael, Direct Dimensions; Joe Romano, Langan; Matterport representative, Eloisa Amaya, Ikerd; John Allen, GeoSLAM, Peter Stevenson, Stevenson Systems Inc; Clive Jordan, LOD Planner; Sam Billingsly, Ragan-Smith Associates; Danielle Dy Buncio, Viatechnik, Inc; Philip Lorenzo, Struction Site; and Cindy Baldwin, VDCO Tech, Inc.




USIBD is changing up the Symposium

this year.

Join us in Dallas, November 6, 7 & 8

We are joining forces with 

BIMforum and SEI

to bring you a high-level, integrated event.  

Each of these organizations will bring our industry's silos of expertise for an information-packed conference,

with a view to understanding how all these industries fit together in the businesses of scanning, designing and building

Why Attend?

The constantly changing face of design, documentation and construction is evident with the development of so many facets of the industry: the exploding development of reality capture technologies, new construction methods, the growing need of standards to equalize and stabilize the work product, best practices, to present all of this technology can help the business and management of all of these intertwining industries. 

USIBD Track:  Focusing on Reality Capture

Building documentation is cool….but you already know that! See how the latest reality capture applications will transform your business, as well as save you time and money. Which method of Building Documentation and reality capture do you  or should you use?  We will have sessions that discuss and compare the most common methods being used by experts today and show you the results. USIBD’s goal is to improve documentation services and to provide end users with a common understanding as consumers of Building Documentation services. 

For those in industries other than Reality Capture, or those in the business of building documentation that have yet chosen to join USIBD, USIBD’s sessions will provide clarity on how appropriate capture of existing conditions and standards adhered to can affect your project. 

USIBD Breakout sessions: 

  • New and Exciting Methods for Documenting & Analyzing Buildings, Philip Lorenzo, Struction Site
  • "Evil BIM" vs. "Smart Lean BIM", Clive Jordan, LOD Planner
  • AR/VR, Danielle Dy Buncio, VIATechnik, LLC
  • "Tool or Toy? Where does Reality Capture become 'real' ”, Cindy Baldwin, VDCO Tech, Inc.
  • "Finding and Retaining Reality Capture Talent", Sam Billingsly, Ragan-Smith Associates
  • "Scanner Shoot-out", Andy Holroyd, HTS Advanced Solutions and Michael Raphael, Direct Dimensions
  • "Intent Defines Process: use the right process for the project", Joseph P. Romano, Langan
  • "Scanning 101: Scan School", with Ken Smerz and Ted Mort of Eco3D
  • "LOA V.3.0 Training", John M. Russo, AIA ARC, and Kevin Kianka, HAAG 3D Solutions

Download the USIBD Breakout schedule 

Event Schedule

The Symposium will kick off the evening of the 6th with a welcome event, followed by a full day of presentations on the 7th, including a morning of full-group presentation, and the afternoon of break-outs covering each of these organization’s areas of expertise.  On Wednesday morning USIBD will present a training of our current Level of Accuracy (LOA) document.

Monday, November 6th

       5:30 pm- 7:30 pm            Joint Opening Reception:  USIBD, BIMforum & SEI

       7:30 pm                           USIBD Meet-up, location TBA

Tuesday, November 7th

                  7:00 am-8:00 am             Joint Breakfast

                  8:00 am-11:30 am            Joint General Session:  USIBD Introduction @ 10:20 am, John M. Russo, AIA, USIBD Founder and President

                  11:30 am-1:00  pm           Joint Lunch

                  1:00 pm-5:00 pm             USIBD Breakout sessions

       5:00 pm-6:00 pm              Networking Reception

Wednesday, November 8th

                  7:00 am-8:00 am              Joint Breakfast

                  8:00 am-8:40 am              Morning Introduction, general session

                  8:40 am-9:20 am              Scanning 101:  Scan School, with Ken Smerz, Eco3D and Ted Mort, Eco3D

                  9:40 am-11:30 am            LOA V.3 Training, with John M. Russo, AIA, Architectural Resource Consultants and Kevin Kianka, HAAG 3D Solutions

                  11:40 am-12 pm               Event Closing




Date Regular Price Member Price--with USIBD Member coupon code**
September 26 - November 8 $745 $645

When you land on the Registration page:

be sure to choose the USIBD Breakout track   at 1 pm, on Tuesday, Nov. 7th.  

See red arrows below to know what to look for.

            Choose the USIBD Breakout at 1pm on Nov. 7th

Entry to the Exhibit and to BuildCon is included in your registration.                                            

**Contact USIBD for the Member Discount coupon code 

Location:  The Sheraton Dallas Hotel,   400 N. Olive St., Dallas, TX  75201

Cancellation Policy

You may receive a full refund if your registration is cancelled before Friday, September 1, 2017. You may receive a refund minus a $100 administrative fee from Friday, September 1, 2017 to Wednesday, October 4, 2017. NO refunds will be granted after Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Your cancellation notice should be sent to

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