Kang leading November BIM conference in San Antonio


Julian Kang

More than 200 building construction industry practitioners will gather Nov. 8-9 in San Antonio for “BIM: Reality Check and Future Agenda,” a conference exploring present and future applications for building information modeling.

Hosted by the BIM Texas Alliance , and chaired by Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science at Texas A&M, the conference will be held at San Antonio’s Grand Hyatt hotel.

“We’re expecting professionals from government agencies, the healthcare industry, architectural firms, general contractors and subcontractors,” said Kang, who is also director of the alliance.

Keynote speakers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the facility management field and academia will address the gathering. Additionally, conference presentations will explore BIM’s role in many facets of building construction, including location-based scheduling, portable devices on the job site, legal issues, renovation projects, cost estimation, and more.

The BIM Texas Alliance is a coalition of practitioners in the building construction industry including owners, developers, architects, contractors, facility managers, technology providers, lawyers and educators interested in advancing the use of BIM during a building’s life cycle.

For more information about the conference, contact Kang at juliankang@tamu.edu or 979.845.7055.

posted September 7, 2012