Advanced Solutions to Offer a BIM for Healthcare Owners Discussion Forum

Advanced Solutions will offer a BIM for Healthcare Owners Discussion Forum for Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Professionals in Ft. Lauderdale and surrounding area.

Online PR News – 20-October-2012 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Advanced Solutions, an Autodesk Platinum Partner and Authorized Training Center (ATC), today announced that it will offer a BIM for Healthcare Owners Discussion Forum for Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Professionals in Ft. Lauderdale and surrounding area.

BIM for Healthcare Owners will focus on taking action and reaping the benefits through an exploration into why and how a Healthcare Owner can leverage Building Information Modeling (BIM) for long term benefits. This lunch and learn event will take place at the 110 Tower on October 25, 2012 from 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

The adoption of BIM in the Healthcare space continues to accelerate. As owners learn more about this practice trend, many are asking how they can take advantage of BIM to provide benefits to the design, construction and operations of healthcare facilities. Renowned Autodesk presenter Chuck Mies will illustrate opportunities afforded through the use of model-based practices, and cite specific practice trend recommendations and observations from owners on their use of the technology.

Discussion topics will include:
• BIM overview and applicability to Healthcare Owners
• Healthcare-specific opportunities:
- Equipment planning and use of standard data forms
- The use of Computational Fluid Dynamics for infection control in Hospital Design
- The use of model for increased efficiency in space management and tracking for CMS Reimbursement
- The opportunity for a model to assist with the population and visualization of assets into Work Order Systems
• Other thoughts around visualization and Evidence Based Design
• The position of the industry to support these initiatives
• What the industry needs to be successful
• How to specify BIM and the benefit of developing deliverable standards

Advanced Solutions provides complimentary educational seminars and workshops to the AEC industries on a regular basis. For more information visit http://www.advancedsolutions.com/events/

About Advanced Solutions
Advanced Solutions is an award winning Autodesk Platinum Partner with 2D and 3D design software enterprise integration expertise in architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), civil engineering and advanced manufacturing. The company is Autodesk OEM Authorized, bringing added value to customers through certified software customization and business systems integration with the Autodesk Technology Platform. As an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC), the company offers a variety of innovative training solutions including its popular PILOT program. Since 1987, the company has focused its business model on helping customers realize industry leading return on investment with their 2D and 3D design software. Beyond the box of software, Advanced Solutions helps customers gain a competitive advantage through innovative design software work flows, enabling customers to realize higher revenues and improve their operational efficiency. For additional information about Advanced Solutions, Inc., please visit our website at www.AdvancedSolutions.com.

About Chuck Mies, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, Business Development Manager, Autodesk, Inc.
As a member of the Autodesk Business Development Team focused on the Education and Healthcare markets, Chuck works on a global scale with owners as a resource to assist them and the firms that work for them understand the value of Building Information Modeling, as well as the issues that will affect the use of BIM on projects. He has assisted owners in developing deliverable standards and execution plans that ensure success for both the owner and the firms making the transition with the owner. He has spoken on these topics at many national conferences for organizations such as SCUP, COAA, APPA, Labs21 and others. Chuck’s background includes 9 years of professional practice in Architecture, focused at lifecycle maintenance practices, and 12 years with two technology consulting firms in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management realms.

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April Perkins
Advanced Solutions, Inc.
1901 Eastpoint Parkway #301
Lousiville KY, 40223

502-638-4606