Executive Briefing Presentation

The Executive Briefing Presentation is the first of a two-part BIM overview for office Board members, Principals, Senior Design staff and Project Managers of all trades. It's a 2.5 hour high level overview of BIM in the AEC industry and more specifically, its impact within an AEC firm. The meeting covers key strategies and the overall mindset for successfully implementing BIM firm-wide. Moving to BIM is not a CAD decision; it’s a business decision. 

The success of BIM requires senior staff to have a clear understanding of the impact BIM will have to their way of doing business. This includes changes to client expectations, contracts, fee distributions and submission deliverables as well as BIM team expectations, changes to project work distribution, staffing, scheduling, and the importance of BIM Execution Plans. Also discussed will be BIM's effect on how work is currently being done, inclusion of current technology used with BIM, project team dynamics, reasonable expectations for your first few BIM projects and the required methodical implementation process of this new technology firm-wide. 


The Executive Briefing Presentation was created at the request of HOK. They wanted this presentation for HOK's Senior Executives and Project Managers. These meetings culminated with a presentation to HOK’s 2005 Annual Board of Directors Meeting. Ten minutes after the presentation, HOK's Board of Directors unanimously voted to adopt Revit as the firm’s strategic CAD platform worldwide. To read more, click here.

Mario Guttman, HOK Director of BIM Worldwide  

"HOK chose CDV Systems to present Revit to our leadership because of the company’s expertise.  The company has 12 years of effective consulting experience with Autodesk AutoCAD®, Architectural Desktop, 3D StudioVIZ, and, Revit software – with hundreds of clients.  We were also especially influenced by CDV Systems’ unique success in getting its clients -- a wide variety of architectural firms -- quickly and effectively trained and production-ready on Revit.  CDV Systems expertise and approach is known to jump-start productivity, minimizing non-billable hours and maximizing time and cost savings.”

Principal, Torti Gallas + Partners:

"Participants in both the Executive Overview and Implementation programs were impressed with the possibilities and were excited about getting on board with Revit. The Implementation Program was of great assistance in getting us ready to put a project into Revit. We know what we are supposed to be doing and are working through it. I enjoyed the free exchange of ideas, the teaming that took place and the talk about possibilities. Our instructor was very “user friendly” and tolerated the idiosyncrasies of this office well. He knew his material extremely well and can say and do what he says the software is capable of. The success of our project relies heavily upon the implementation process. I can’t think of why anyone would want to skip this part of the training when embarking on this kind of venture."

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