2013 DBL Symposium


2013 Fourth Annual GA Tech Digital Building Laboratory Industry Symposium


May 6, - May 7, 2013


Klaus Advanced Computing Building Room 1116, Georgia Tech Campus



Please go to the Georgia Tech Market Place to Register, under 2013 DBL Symposium. 




2013 DBL Symposium Program

DAY ONE:  Klaus  Advanced Computer Building, Room 1116,   May 6

8:30 AM

Introductions and greetings

-          Dean of the College of Architecture, Steven French

8:45 AM

Purpose of DBL and of the symposium – Chuck Eastman

Introduction to discussion topics

9:00 AM

Plenary Session – DBL Funded Projects 1:

-          Determining the Impact and Effectiveness of BIM – Baabak Ashuri

-          Uncertainty and predictability in energy simulation – Jason Brown & Roya Rezaee

9:45 AM

Coffee Break

10:00 AM

Plenary session- SimTigrate Center.

Healthcare facilities research, Craig Zimring, GA Tech. 

10:30 AM

Plenary session- CFD  

Water table methods of airflow simulation in buildings – Philip Roberts

11:00 AM

Breakout Session 1 :

Room A:  Developing a BIM Execution Plan and Contracting Requirements for DB) Delivery Method– Pardis Pishdad

Room B: : Point Cloud Capture of Sites and Safety Planning – Jochen Teizer

11:30 AM


1:00 PM

Plenary Session – DBL Funded Projects  2:

-          Rule Checking of Space Requirements in Hospital Design – Yong Cheol Lee & Chuck Eastman

-          Knowledge capture in the design-fabrication of building skins – Marcelo Bernal

1:45 PM

Plenary Session – Panel session

Process Communication and Management methods: Short presentations and panel

         -      Process Integration Platform (John Hamaker - GT / for Reid Senescu – CloudLeaps)
         -      DSM (Adept – John Haymaker for Jamie Hammond - Adept)
         -      SysML (Marcelo Bernal - GT)
         -      IDMs (Shiva Aram - GT)
         -      PLM (Matt Wheelis – Autodesk)
         -      LastPlanner (OurPlan…Atul Kanzode)

2:30 PM

Afternoon Break

2:45 PM


Break-out Session 2:

Room A:  Building Acoustics: Modeling and Abating Noise- Erica Ryherd

Room B:  Social Media and Collaborative Construction – Xinyi Song

3:15 PM

Break-out Session 3:

Room A: Factors in Expert Cost Estimation– Shiva Aram             

Room B: Using Campus Information Modeling (CIM) to Identify the Impact of Construction Site Boundaries – Matt Swarts, Jonathon Shaw

3:45 PM

Plenary session-

BIM for Masonry. development of applications and exchange for concrete block, cut stone, cast stone  - Russell Gentry

4:30 PM

Review of Day, Issues from Members:

getting issues from the floor to discuss

Plan for tomorrow;– Chuck Eastman

5:00 PM

Evening close



DAY TWO:  Klaus Advanced Computer Building, Room 1116,  May 7.   Starting: 7:30 AM

7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM

Introduction to Today’s Agenda and schedule – Chuck Eastman

8:15 AM


Plenary Session:

 New initiatives to support Workflow Exchanges – Chuck Eastman

8:45 AM

Plenary Session – DBL Funded Projects  3:

-          Use of AR in Facilities Management Javier Irizarry

-          How to decide how to decide: An analysis of decision processes for AECO -  John Haymaker

9: 30 AM

Break out Session 4:

Room A: : Behavioral Centric System Integration in Building Models– Andres Cavieres and Francisco Valdes

Room B:  Tangible Interaction: 3D printing and Interactive BIM Models -

Racel Williams and Massoud Gheisari

10:00 AM

Break out Session 5:

Room A:  Materials tracking for masonry – Russell Gentry

Room B : Security and signature of neutral BIM data file –Donghoon Yang

10:30 AM

Coffee Break


Plenary Session– DBL co-Funded Projects  4:

AECC3 – Entrepreneurship in the AEC Community – KP Reddy and Chuck Eastman


Plenary Session: Review and Feedback

Discussion and Prioritization of Studies –  Eastman

Review of Next Steps; review of DBL Structure and process




Conference Closing

Tour of the SimTigrate Center