A&M-Commerce to Host 3rd Annual BIM Symposium

The Third Annual BIM 4 & 5D Scheduling and Project Delivery Platform Symposium will be held on March 4 in A&M-Commerce’s Rayburn Student Center. Organized by the A&M-Commerce Construction Engineering Program, the event gathers representatives from the largest contracting firms in the region and the nation to hear presentations on the latest techniques in building information modeling (BIM), mobile applications and the 4D scheduling process.

After opening remarks from A&M-Commerce College of Science, Engineering and Agriculture faculty, students Italo Cruz, Coydean Harmon and Tyler Lynch—winners of the Synchro 2014 University Challenge—will be recognized. The symposium will also feature presentations from representatives from Mortenson Construction, Berkeley Research Group, Yates Construction, L-3 Communications and Rogers-O’Brien Construction. In total, attendees for the event include 47 representatives of 19 companies, many of which are included in the Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 Contractors.

Alongside these company representatives, students will be in attendance for the presentations, a meet and greet, lunch and a roundtable discussion. As the symposium grows each year, the A&M-Commerce Construction Engineering Program provides an increasing number of students exposure to the BIM process and its cutting edge techniques and programs.

“Building information modeling and its related software and hardware—iPad Minis with mobile applications and the Google Glass system—are some of the hottest topics in the business at the moment and ones that we will focus on in terms of preparing our graduates for careers in the construction and engineering industries,” said Dr. Greg Wilson, lead organizer for the event and associate professor in the engineering and technology department. “The event continues to generate a number of significant results [for students], including numerous internships, field trips and interest in our program.”

The BIM 4 & 5D Scheduling and Project Delivery Platform Symposium is sponsored by Synchro Software; Rogers-O’Brien Construction; Harrison, Walker and Harper 1887; Baker Triangle; and Marek.

For more information about the symposium or the engineering programs offered at A&M-Commerce, please contact Wilson at [email protected] or 903-468-8115.