Sustainable Design & the Impact of BIM

This workshop will focus is on the principles of sustainable design as examined through Building Performance Analysis and applied Building Information Modeling methodology. The basis for this workshop will be an introduction to BIM and BPA and the significance of both for the future of sustainable architectural design practice supported by analytical modeling.  Exploring the interaction between the simulated environment (climate, insulation) and the virtual building with its physical characteristics (materials, assemblies, passive design strategies, heat transfer, daylighting, embedded energy), we will attempt to confirm and test the principles of sustainable design at the schematic level of project development.

– Discuss process timing and expectations
– Examine how to maximize capabilities of current applications
– Identify how establish the most flexible link between BIM and BPA – Less is more
– Acquire knowledge for the optimal leveraging of simulation results throughout the design

Tomislav Zigo, Director Virtual Design and Construction at Clayco Inc.
Tomislav holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rijeka in Croatia and a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Over the past 14 years Tomislav Zigo has been an advocate of digital technology implementation as a researcher, designer and for last couple of years as a designer – builder. His experience includes work in the vanguard of BIM methodology implementation on large healthcare projects; research work in the field of Virtual Reality and Building Performance Analysis; and mentorship positions in a number of local and national architectural firms while transitioning toward BIM adoption. As the director of Virtual Design and Construction for Clayco Inc. of St. Louis, he is responsible for implementation of Building Information Modeling methodology in Integrated Project Delivery practice. Tomislav currently teaches two courses on the subjects of BIM methodology integration into sustainable design practice at Washington University in St. Louis.




Thursday, March 24, 2011
3:00 – 5:00pm

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 129.  Park and enter from the WEST side of the building.

$30 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Members
$50 for Non-members

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QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.

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