Forms BIM Task Group
June 3, 2009
The new BIM Modeling Task Group met yesterday during the American
Architectural Manufacturers Association's (AAMA) summer meeting,
which has been taking place this week in Minneapolis.
Mike Turner, of YKK AP America, serves as chair and he enlisted
David Bandi, director content and partner development with Autodesk,
to present some background on BIM to members.
can be overcomplicated and at the end of the day it's about selling
and getting specified," said Bandi.
He also mentioned that the attributes of the program go far beyond
its 3D capabilities. "Yes, it's in 3D but it's all about the
He also said manufacturers should want architects to have their
data and compare it to that of other manufacturers. "Your unique
characteristics will rise to the top," he said.
Bandi also mentioned a fact that some in the industry may find
surprisingthat according to his company's software sales,
BIM has been accepted faster by contractors than architects. "They
see the value in it," said Bandi. He also mentioned that sustainability
is a key driver for those using BIM.
Bandi said he would like to work with the AAMA committee on future
"As far as wall systems your group is the first to have stepped
up on a committee level," he said. "You tell us what makes
sense for your products and we'll adopt it."
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