CIFE welcomed a group of construction professionals from Singapore for an introductory course to the VDC certificate program from July 9 to 14, 2015 to support the ambitious productivity improvement goals for design and construction practices in Singapore envisioned by the Building Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore (a new CIFE member).
We received twelve proposals, with every one of them gaining the interest and support of members of the Technical Advisory Committee. Based on the input from the TAC, CIFE is pleased to announce that the following projects have been selected as the CIFE seed projects for the 2015-16 academic year:
ENR published a brief article on the CIFE/Autodesk research project on Integrated steel design.
CIFE taught a VDC Certificate Program introductory course to a group of construction professionals in Stavanger, Norway in the week of March 23, 2015. The course was hosted by CIFE member Kruse Smith and included participants from 11 companies (owner, developer, architecture, engineering, GC, and subcontractor firms). John Kunz, Mike Williams (PPI), and Martin Fischer taught the course. They were supported by Stanford alum Lars Christensen (multiBIM) and teaching assistant Christine Jun (a MS student in the SDC program at Stanford).
Martin Fischer, director of CIFE, will speak at a VDC seminar hosted by new CIFE member Kruse Smith in Stavanger, Norway, on March 25, 2015.
CIFE is pleased to announce the 2015 Call for Seed Research Proposals. For more details, see http://cife.stanford.edu/SeedProposals2015
The 3rd BIM Conference in the Middle East, February 25-26, was a success. Watch the video for impressions of the conference, which included active participation from CIFE members Autodesk, Bentley, CCC, DPR, and Plan B.
Martin Fischer with partner Mike Williams from PPI and the support from CIFE alums Atul Khanzode (DPR) and Timo Hartmann (Univ. of Twente) are teaching the Introductory Course for the 2nd VDC Certificate Program for Royal HaskoningDHV in the firm's iRoom in its Global Headquarters in Amersfoort, Netherlands from Dec. 15 to 19, 2014.
Group photo above and shot of group in action below.
A group of eight finished their VDC Certification on December 9th at CIFE. Congratulations to all! Pictured below are Ryan Parrish, Francisco Cruz, Bill Poulin, Bill Argus, Jordan Matthews, Alyssa Bilot, Ramon Cruz, Tony Marhoefer, and instructor, John Kunz.