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BIMStorm BIG BIM BANG - Results

5 Minute animation produced by Balfour Beatty Construction

  • 2 Days :: 155 People :: 35 Tools :: Lots of BIM - BIMStorm Results Webinar #1

    • Results from the Kaiser Permanente and Community College BIMStorm
    • Participants from the BIMStorm present the results.

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BIMStorm BIG BIM BANG - at Ecobuild in Washington DC

  • December 6, 2011 - AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Town Hall - Ecobuild, Washington, DC
  • December 7, 2011 - Interoperability - The Facts not the Fiction - Ecobuild, Washington, DC

  • December 7, 2011 - BIMStorm BIG BIM BANG - Day 1 - Live at Ecobuild, Washington, DC on the Exhibit Floor
    • 12:00PM - 12:20PM - Introduction to BIMStorm
    • 12:20PM - 12:30PM - Kaiser Permanente - BIM Strategy
    • 12:30PM - 12:45PM - Foundation for California Community Colleges - FUSION + GIS + BIM
    • 12:45PM - 1:00PM - Los Angeles Community College - BIM - FM - COBie
    • 1:00PM-1:10PM - Balfour Beatty Team Introduction
    • 1:10PM-1:20PM - Gehry Technologies - GTX & BIMStorm
    • 1:20PM-1:30PM - Info Comm - BIM Objects
    • 1:30PM-1:40PM - Byucksan / Energle - Building Sensors
    • 1:40PM-1:50PM - Balfour Beatty Live Planning Presentation
    • 1:50PM-2:00PM - Other BIMStorm Participants
    • 2:00PM-3:00PM - Live Planning Sessions and Presentations
    • 3:00PM-3:30PM - Review of Projects and Results - BIMStorm and BIMScore
    • 3:30PM-6:00PM - Live Planning Sessions and Presentations
    • The Day 1 Live Planning Sessions will be recorded and posted here. Live planning projects will be shared with BIMStorm participants who will be able to view the results on the web.

  • December 8, 2011 - BIG BIM BANG with Kaiser Permanente, California Community Colleges, LACCD and others
    • S603 BIG BIM Bang - 8:30AM-10:00AM
    • 8:30-8:40 am - BIMStorm Intro - Kimon Onuma
    • 8:40-8:55 am - FUSION CCC - John Roach
    • 8:55-9:00 am - FUSION GIS ONUMA - Kimon Onuma
    • 9:00 -9:05 am - LACCD and COBie - Tina Macia
    • 9:05 -9:10 am - LACCD and COBie - Hyde Griffith
    • 9:15 -9:20 am - Kaiser and BIM Healthcare Consortium
    • 9:20 -9:25 am - Kaiser Projects - Stephen Cox and Alexander Herr
    • 9:25 -9:30 am - Kaiser - Ignatius Tsang and Ingrid La Mar
    • 9:30 -10:00 am - BIMStorm and Q&A

  • December 8, 2011 - BIMStorm BIG BIM BANG - Day 2 - Live at Ecobuild, Washington, DC on the Exhibit Floor

    • 10:00AM - 10:15AM - Intro - Overview of Day 1 - Plan for Day 2
    • 10:15AM - 10:30AM - FUSION Live - John Roach - Reviewing Existing Facilities - Planning for New - IPP & FPP process
    • 10:30AM - 10:40AM - MiraCosta Community College Master Plan and Project Definition
    • 10:40AM - 11:00AM - MiraCosta Projects - Blatner, Redmond, Balfour Beatty
    • 11:15AM - 11:30AM - Review of the BIMStorm Progress
    • 11:30AM - 11:40AM - BIM to FUSION + Sensors - Balfour Beatty Riverside Project
    • 11:40AM - 12:00PM - BIM to FM & COBie - LACCD & Pankow
    • 12:00PM - 12:30PM - Kaiser Permanente Project Review
    • 12:00PM - 12:15PM - BIMStorm Progress Review
    • 12:45PM-1:00PM - BIM to FM & COBie - Kurt, Adam, Kimon, Jesse, Sonali
    • 1:00PM-1:10PM - Gehry Technologies - GTX & BIMStorm
    • 1:10PM - 1:30PM - BIMStorm Progress Review
    • 1:30PM-1:50PM - Balfour Beatty & VICO for the MiraCosta? Projects
    • 2:00PM-2:30PM - Kasier Permanente Project Review
    • 2:30PM - Conclusions and Next Steps

    • The Day 2 Live Planning Sessions will be recorded and posted here. Live planning projects will be shared with BIMStorm participants who will be able to view the results on the web.


Webinars are provided to guide teams on the project requirements and to support interaction on the projects.

Follow Up Webinars will be Scheduled

  • January 2012 - BIMStorm Webinar to show results of BIMStorm EDU
  • January 2012 - BIMStorm Webinar to show results of BIMStorm Healthcare
  • February 2012 - BIMStorm Webinar wrap up and plan for 2012

Tutorials and Animations

BIMStorm™ at Ecobuild Conference in Washington DC

  • December 6-9, 2011
  • Several thousand people regardless of technical expertise have participated in BIMStorms and created 4,000 buildings totaling 485 million square feet.
  • Live demonstration of BIM featuring Kimon Onuma, FAIA, Principal, Onuma, Inc.
  • Live from the show floor with the BIMStorm teams.
  • Some of the tools used in a BIMStorm include: Archicad, Excel, Elite Cad, ESRI, Google Earth, Google Maps, Google SketchUp, Onuma Planning System, Revit, Solibri, Trelligence Affinity, VectorWorks, Paper and Pencil and other tools

  • Are you one of the 112 Community Colleges in California?
  • BIMStorm BIG BIM BANG at Ecobuild is accepting project requests from any one of the 112 California Community Colleges.

  • Are you a Healthcare Organization?
  • We invite you to submit a project to the BIMStorm.

Submit program requirements, existing project data or new building or planning requests. We will review submissions for the three day BIG BANG. Your project can be as simple as knowing that you want to build a new math and science building on a campus or it could be a full program requirement document with detailed information for a project.

Selected projects will be included in the BIMStorm and opened up for teams to demonstrate innovative solutions using BIM and GIS tools.

BIMStorm™ Theater at the Conference


  • On the show floor
  • Live projects will run for the duration of the show

BIM and Cloud Computing Returns to Washington DC at Ecobuild America

The award-winning BIMStorm is roaring back to Ecobuild America® with the eye of the BIMStorm targeting Educational and Health Care Facilities, BIM / GIS integration and Cloud Computing.

What do leading BIM and GIS solutions coupled with Cloud Computing enable? BIMStorm will demonstrate full life-cycle use of BIM including green product integration along with real rime energy data connected to BIM. Its interactive format invites teams of attendees to participate via smart phone or laptop in a live workshop charrette on the 3D design of hospitals and federal facilities design in real time. Demonstrations will include how BIM can support High Performance Buildings.

Do you have a solution you want to showcase? Become a sponsor of the BIMStorm Theater on the Ecobuild America exhibit floor and help us demonstrate what is possible using open standards.

Two Owner Groups

Each year there is a theme, this year the focus is on healthcare and education.


We are please to announce two large facility owners that are participating this year by submitting their projects into the BIMStorm. Please sign up and join the webinars below to get further information about these projects.


Kaiser Permanente is one of the largest healthcare organizations in the world with 8.7 million members, 167,300 employees, 14,600 physicians, 35 medical centers and 431 medical offices.

  • Kaiser Permanente will be submitting two projects into the BIMStorm:

  • Project #1
    • BIM to the Life Cycle
    • A medical office building that is currently under construction.
    • Creating target performance goals for energy use and sustainability
    • Tracking performance, live sensors connected to BIM
    • Teams will be provided with BIM from the project that can be used for analysis.

  • Project #2 is for a new healthcare facility.
    • Teams will be provided program requirements in BIM format
    • Teams will be provided with program requirements and site to design the project using BIM.
    • Tracking client requirements on the project and validating the results in various stages of the project will be part of this project.


The California Community College System (CCC) serves 2.75 million students at 112 California locations and is the largest system of public higher education in the world. The CCC FUSION System (Facilities Utilization, Space Inventory Options Net) with the entire California inventory of 71 million square feet of buildings and spaces, along with the CCC Geographic Information System (GIS) Collaborative of campuses and buildings is now available in BIM at varying levels of detail. They will be submitting two projects into the BIMStorm:


  • Miracosta Community College in Oceanside, CA will be submitting several projects to the BIMStorm.
    • Project #3 is centered around a draft master plan for the college and will be the basis for further planning.
    • Projects #4,5 & 6 are for three new building programs on Miracosta


  • Project # 7 is from Los Angeles Community College, (LACCD) Mission College Campus.
    • LACCD is getting ready to release new requirements for BIM deliverables to support facility management and operational needs of the district.
    • The LACCD BIM for FM specification is based on COBie.
    • The project at Mission College is going to be the first one that will be using this specification.
    • The project is currently under construction and has BIM in Revit and other formats.
    • Teams will be able to use the data from this project as part of the work in the BIMStorm.

BIMStorm™ Washington DC Sponsors

BIMStorms are created by and Sponsored by ONUMA, Inc.

Sponsored at Platinum level by Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Thank you for two years of sponsorship and active participation in BIMStorms

Co-sponsored at Gold level by Ecobuild America
  • Thank you for three years of sponsorship at Ecobuild.

Co-sponsored at Gold level by Gehry Technologies

Co-sponsored at Silver Level by:



Co-sponsored at Bronze Level by:





  • Q: Can owners submit actual projects?
  • A: Yes, actual projects or theoretical projects can be submitted. We prefer an actual project with real world requirements.

  • Q: How much does it cost to submit a project as an owner?
  • A: It is free to submit a project.

  • Q: How much does it cost to participate?
  • A: It is free to participate.

  • Q: What is the intent of the BIMStorm?
  • A: To bring owners, architects, engineers, planners and builders together to demonstrate and learn what is possible with advanced tools.

  • Q: Who funds the BIMStorm?
  • A: Onuma Inc. and other industry sponsors. Please contact us for information on sponsorship.

  • Q: How will the design solutions be used?
  • A: The intent is to have teams respond to actual project needs in a short period in an open and collaborative environment. Owners are encouraged to work with individual teams to further explore design, planning and construction related services after the BIMStorm.

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