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1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Tuesday, 11.16.10


Department of General Services Auditorium
The Ziggurat
707 Third Street
West Sacramento, CA 95798


This event is free; pre-registration required.

Building Information Modeling for Government

Learn how to take advantage of large civil and military projects, positioning your firm to win GSA and USACE projects with BIM. Join Ideate and special guests for an overview of various BIM mandates and programs underway across several Federal Agencies, including a detailed debrief on the GSA BIM program and current BIM deliverable requirements. You’ll learn in detail the USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers) BIM requirements and how Architects, Engineers and Builders can deploy Autodesk BIM solutions on most of these projects. In addition to GSA and USACE, the discussion will also cover the VA, Air Force and some emerging commercial owner BIM requirements. Learn what BIM capabilities your firm will need to compete for these projects, along with examples from TLCD Architecture, a successful early adopter of BIM who is winning business with the VA.

The General Services Administration (GSA) and the United U.S. Army Corps Engineers (USACE) are planning long-term, system wide commitment to adoption of BIM. Not just theory, the agencies are on an aggressive path to increase efficiency, building omissions and sustainability and save on costs and taxpayers’ money. The GSA spends over $10 billion annually on new and renovation construction activity and owns more than 1,500 federal facilities totaling 177 million square feet and manages more than 184 million square feet of leased space. The USACE is the largest landowner and the largest building owner in the United States. With over $1 billion in projects this year, they were recently named “2010 Owner of the Year” by editors and contributors of California Construction Magazine.


Architects, Engineers, General Contractors and specialty subcontractors who are interested in competing for Federal Design and Construction projects, especially US Army Corps of Engineers, GSA Public Building Service and VA. Firm principals, business development personnel, project managers as well as BIM and VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) Managers will find the information worthwhile.


Guy Messick, AIA, Architect, Director of Design Technology at TLCD Architecture is trained in fine arts, design and woodworking. Guy finds architecture as the profession best able to unite these disciplines. With his strengths in both design and technology, Guy has blazed a trail at TLCD to propel the firm into a leadership position in utilization of BIM. This methodology allows Guy to be more responsive to client requirements, from programming and design as well as extraordinary efficiency in construction. Guy balances work as a project architect with education of the firm and AEC community at large in BIM technology, as a way to elevate its use in the industry. Guy is a licensed architect in California.

John Sullivan is a Business Development Manager for Federal Government Clients at Autodesk, Inc. John has been with Autodesk for 13 years and has been responsible for developing strategic sales and consulting solutions for city, county, federal and commercial clients. John is currently focused on the application of BIM technologies for Federal Government programs through a project based approach to these implementations.

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About Ideate, Inc.

Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk Authorized Developer with 25+ years’ experience in software development and specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and is a leading Autodesk solutions provider offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the AEC industry since 1992. Headquartered in San Francisco, California and operating five Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) in the northwestern U.S., Ideate is recognized as an Autodesk Gold Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, one of Autodesk’s highest levels of authorization.

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