BIM-M Events

May 4, 2017

2017 BIM-M Symposium

Addison, IL

The 2017 BIM-M Symposium will be held in Addison, Ill. on May 4–5, 2017 at the District Council Training Center, located approximately 30 minutes west of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Limited parking is available on-site.

The 2017 BIM-M Symposium is intended for architects, engineers, masonry suppliers, contractors, BIM users, owners. Presentations will include the use of digital tools for designing and detailing masonry projects in the BIM environment. Experts in BIM modeling will highlight several Autodesk Revit plug-ins, Sketch-up modeling and TEKLA modeling for design and construction, and case studies of masonry BIM.

Event Schedule - Thursday, May 4, 2017- Designers’ Day

Receive 7 AIA Learning Units

7:00 am Registration/Continental breakfast
8:00 am Opening Remarks by BIM-M
8:15 am Top 10 Things Architects and Engineers Should Know About BIM-M
Jamie Davis, PE
9:15 am Simplified Masonry Modeling Using the BIM-M Wall Plug-in with Autodesk Revit
Mark Swanson AIA
10:45 am A/E Project-based Masonry Building Information Modeling: Case Studies
Morgan Wiese, PE and Rob Grant, Architect, Integrus Architecture

Lunch and Keynote Presentation: Masonry in the Fast World of BIM

Will Ikerd from Ikerd Consulting and co-chair of BIM Forum’s Designers Forum and the AIA Workgroup on Structural LOD.

1:00 pm Planning the Masonry Model with the IMI Wall System Library
Scott Conwell, FAIA
1:45 pm BIM-M Masonry Unit Database – Direct to the Model
Jeff Elder, SE-BIM-M; Wyatt Crane - CTC; Russell Gentry, PhD, PE; Ben Glunz, BIMsmith
3:30 pm New Options for Masonry Modeling – Coordination Case Studies and a New Revit Plug-in for Masonry
Tom Cuneio, ME, CAD BLOX
4:30 pm Direct Design for Structural Engineers with Revit
Russell Peterson, Ensoltech
5:00 pm Closing

Event Schedule - Friday, May 5, 2017- Contractors’ Day

7:00 am Registration/Continental breakfast
8:00 am BIM-M Deliverables Guides for Contractors
Fred Kinateder, Kinateder Consulting, BIM-M Project Manager for Contractor Outreach
9:00 am BIM that Benefits Mason Contractors
Adrian Siverson, Project Manager, R&D Masonry, Seattle, WA
10:15 am New Tools and Developments from Tekla for Modeling Masonry
Sam Cummings-Applications Specialist, Trimble Software
11:00 am Creating a Complex Masonry Model, Why the Design Model Doesn’t Always Work for Masonry

Lunch and Presentation: What Levels of BIM Participation are Construction Managers Expecting from Mason Contractors Moving Forward?

Shaun Hester-Integrated Construction Manager, Milwaukee Operating Group, Mortenson Construction, Brookfield, WI

1:00 pm Modeling Demonstration with Masonry-friendly Softwares, Sketchup and Tekla
Michael Kinateder, BIM Manager, KMI Construction, Brookfield, WI
2:00 pm Clash Detection and Site logistics Using Navisworks and Sketchup
Anthony Rosignolo, BIM Manager Berglund Construction, Chicago, IL
3:00 pm Closing


District Council Training Center
2140 Corporate Drive
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 396-3144


Registration will be available online by March 1, 2017 at

There is no cost to attendees thanks to the generous support of the BIM-M Sponsors. However, seating is limited so register early.

Please cancel your reservation if plans change to allow others to attend.


A block of rooms has been reserved at:

Hilton Garden Inn Addison
551 N. Swift Road
Addison, IL 60101

Reduced room rate is $124.00/night (single or double).

For reservations, call 630-691-0500 and mention BIM-M Symposium or go online at: