BIM-Enabled Set-Based Design for Net-Zero Energy Buildings is Topic of Next Sustainability Education Program at DesignRealized

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — The topic of the next DesignRealized continuing education program is BIM-Enabled Set-Based Design for Net-Zero Energy Buildings. In partnership with AIA San Francisco, this course will be web cast on Thursday, April 19, at 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern, to groups and individuals around the U.S.

Andreas Phelps, P.E., Ph.D., Integrated Projects Executive, at Balfour Beatty, an international design and construction firm, will use case studies from the 2011 BIMStorm and a federal design-build project, to discuss BIM-enabled set-based design. Participants will walk away with a working understanding of the lean design technique of set-based design, and they will be able see how BIM technologies can be integrated to enable set-based sustainability analysis and design.

"The future of sustainable design is built on the concept of net-zero energy buildings," says Thomas Simmons, President of LearnVirtual. "This program will address how technology combined with process can help the AEC industry achieve these ambitious goals".

This program qualifies for 2 LU/HSW/SD learning units with the AIA. AIA members receive a $5 discount on individual registrations. Group rates are available.

The LearnVirtual team produces DesignRealized continuing education programs. LearnVirtual specializes in the design and implementation of training programs for AEC professionals. With an emphasis on e-learning and multi-venue hybrid education, LearnVirtual empowers individuals and companies with professional skills and industry intelligence that can be applied in everyday work environments.


Tracie Simmons