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Baker Donelson and Navigant BIM Session

August 8, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Baker Donelson Auditorium–Birmingham
14th Floor, Wells Fargo Tower
420 20th Street North
Birmingham, Alabama


August 8, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) methods and processes continue to actively and aggressively transform each phase of the design, construction, ownership, and facilities management landscape. In this 90-minute luncheon presentation, we will highlight and explore the various benefits and risk challenges that BIM/VDC poses to each stakeholder along a project’s complete life cycle.

Presentation and discussion topics with relevant case study examples will include:

  • When and how do Owners properly define their BIM requirements on a project?
  • How does an Architect qualify BIM expertise of Structural and MEP consultants?
  • What are the rules for General Contractors using BIM for more than clash detection?
  • How does the Specialty Subcontractor deal with BIM when it is thrust upon them?
  • What contract provisions might the Construction Lawyer consider on a BIM project?
  • How can BIM assist the Owner in long-term Facility Management (BIM–FM)?

Your presenters for this session:

Jay Dougherty, LEED AP,, 215.832.4428
Mr. Dougherty is an Associate Director with Navigant’s Global Construction Practice where he is part of the leadership for the BIM/VDC Services group. Mr. Dougherty has advised owners, designers, general contractors, subcontractors, attorneys and building products manufacturers in the implementation of BIM tools and VDC processes to avoid risk on public and private projects. In addition to the direct client support, Mr. Dougherty is an approved instructor for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) national BIM curriculum, a developer/instructor of the Professional BIM Certificate Program for the Construction Institute at the University of Hartford, and an adjunct professor at Villanova University in the Department of Engineering.

Robert W. Davenport, AIA, NCARB,, 404.589.4204
Mr. Davenport is Managing Director in the Atlanta office of the Global Construction Practice of Navigant and is Practice Leader of the Professional Liability and Construction Defect segment. With more than 25 years of experience in the design and construction industries, he has extensive experience in Project Advisory Services, and analysis and resolution of complex technical disputes involving design and construction issues relevant to owners, designers, constructors and their insurers. Mr. Davenport has a breadth of experience in the dispute resolution realm and associated expert testimony in depositions, arbitrations and trials, in addition to assistance in mediation environments. His broad project experience includes virtually all commercial, institutional and industrial facility typologies throughout North America and overseas. Mr. Davenport is a member of the American Institute of Architects, is nationally certified through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and is licensed in 7 states.

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Heather Stripling
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