USIBD Announces Presenters for 2016 Annual Symposium

"Discovering the Built Environment"

USIBD's 2016 Annual Symposium 

October 16 - 17 2016

Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA

Join USIBD at our annual Symposium, where we bring together professionals from all corners of the Building Documentation industry in a day of QUICK FIRE sessions from fellow professionals working in the BD trenches. 

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Errol Plata, LEED AP + BD&C, NASA’s Langley Research Center’s (LaRC) BIM Facilities Manager.

Mr. Plata works the Center Operations Directorate’s (COD) GIS Team where he manages the Center’s Revit Building Model inventory. He was hired to develop and implement a Strategic BIM Plan for NASA LaRC. The Plan involves intuitive web based 3D viewers so everyone at LaRC from Engineers to Maintenance technicians can easily view the 3D building models, and easily find the assets that need maintenance. Mr. Plata will discuss using USIBD’s LOA in his team’s projects.   Mr. Plata’s presentation will be a part of the Arrival Networking reception on Sunday evening, October 16th.


Monday, October 17, 2016

"Indoor GPS is a new market category that will transform the way the construction industry monitors its operations - for improved safety, efficiency, and analytics"  - Antti Korhonen, President and CEO of Redpoint

 “Establishing a Virtual Collaborative Environment - Lessons from Lean Planners”  - Brewton Couch, Technical Marketer at by Moca System

 “Real World Libraries: Point Clouds and the Revit Family Editor”   - Scott Diaz, Director of Business Development, AEC Software at FARO Technologies, Inc.

"Old, New and Revised Regulations That Create Hidden Liability in the Built Environment Due to Hazardous Materials" - Michael Sharp, Director of Training, UC Berkeley, and CEO of Hazard Management Services

“Why COBie? Why Now?”  - William East, PH.D., PE, F.ASCE, Owner, Prairie Sky Consulting

"How Reality Capture Drives Innovative Approaches in Building Construction"   - Cathi Hayes, Leica Geosystems

“Things Spock Taught Us About BIM”  - Anne Carpenter, Global eTraining

 "Building Measurement Chaos: Accurate Asset Measurement and the Latest BOMA/IPMS Measurement Standards" - Peter L. Stevenson, MRICS, Stevenson Systems

“How Might Specialists in Historic Preservation Apply Emerging Documentation Technologies to Their Benefit” - Brittany K.L. Mabry, Google

“Level of Accuracy (LOA) and Level of Development (LOD): a Review of USIBD's LOA and BIMForum's LOD Specifications, and how they work together to reduce risk”   - Will Ikerd, Ikerd Consulting and John M. Russo, AIA, Architectural Resource Consultants

Monday’s events include both breakfast and lunch, followed by a closing reception, co-hosted by BIMForum.  


After you register, be sure to Reserve your room at the Hyatt Atlanta in USIBD's Room Block


Find more information about this event on Symposium page, or email us at with your questions.


USIBD is pleased to be co-locating our Symposium this year with


See you in Atlanta!

2015 Symposium attendees