WebEd: New BIMForum Level Of Development (LOD) 2018 Specification

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This presentation will provide an in-depth discussion of the new BIMForum 2018 Level Of Development (LOD) Specification from one of the Specification's authors. It will address model elements at the different stages in a building life cycle: Design, Construction and Ownership. The framework of the discussion will consider the LOD Specification that defines models on a scale of 100 to 500 with a particular focus of LOD 350 which the speaker originally authored and introduced to the LOD Specification committee. The content will discuss how element models are used by architects, mechanical engineers, construction managers, sub-contractors and fabricators. This will demonstrate how the newly issued LOD Specification can be used to define team expectations of what should be modeled. Practical examples of model detail issues will be shown along with effective approaches to resolve the challenges using the LOD Specification as an early BIM planning tool.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define what is Model Element Level Of Development (LOD) for design.
  • Understand how the LOD Specification can be used with design and construction teams to lower risk.
  • Understand what the AGC BIM Forum LOD Specification 2018 is and how you can address LOD in projects with it.
  • Understand why LOD discussions are crucial early on in a project.





Will Ikerd

Mr. Will Ikerd, P.E. (TX) is principal at IKERD, a firm that specializes in consulting for attorneys, owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, and trade contractors. The firm focuses in the areas of engineering, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). He serves as an expert consultant in design and construction litigation cases involving BIM and VDC processes. Mr. Ikerd is on the board of directors of the BIMForum and has served on Level Of Development (LOD) Specification since its inception. He is noted as the originally authored the LOD 350 definition that as ratified in the 2013 specification. Additionally, he chairs the BIMForum BIM Execution Plans (BxP) taskforce. He has won the “Best Speaker” award twice from the International Structures Congress, Structural Engineering Magazine’s “Top 10 Leaders in Structural Engineering”, Glass Magazine’s, “Top 30 under 40”, and Building Design & Construction’s “Top 40 Under 40”. He graduated with his bachelor’s in civil engineering and masters in structural engineering in the mid-nineties from Washington University in St. Louis with a focus on 3D parametric modeling.

CE Credits Offered:

1.0 CM-BIM CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes this WebEd as qualifying for Continuing Education (CE) hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM). Each hour of BIM educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 1.0 hour of CE Credit by attending this program.

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