DESIGN [realized] Events Cover Integrated Project Delivery, BIM, and Virtual Design and Construction with an Emphasis on Legal Issues and Case Studies


Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — LearnVirtual’s new DESIGN [realized] event series focused on Integrated Project Delivery (IPD): Virtual Design to Construction (VDC) starts July 22, 2011. This four-part series featuring case studies, legal and management aspects of IPD and BIM (Building Information Modeling), and new product / service ideas; will be held simultaneously in cities around the U.S.

“This DESIGN [realized] program will show how successful designers, builders, and building owner’s bring design aspirations to reality and achieve other significant project goals through the best use of process and technology,” says Tony Rinella, the curriculum developer for DESIGN [realized]. “Our presenters will share practical advice as well as techniques to avoid when implementing IPD and BIM on building projects.”

The four DESIGN [realized] Educational Events are:     July 22: A Deep Dive into the Legal and Management Aspects of IPD and BIM featuring speakers from Harness Project Solutions, Hanson Bridgett, and Zurich North America.     August 26: New Strategies and Services from The Beck Group and Lucchesi Galati Architects.     September 23: The Inside Story of Jesse H. Jones Hall Renovations with Morris Architects and Satterfield and Pontikes Construction.     October 28: The Inside Story of Seattle Children’s Bellevue Clinic & Surgery Center with NBBJ, Sellen Construction, The Seneca Real Estate Group and PCS Structural Solutions.

“The multi-venue hybrid format we are using to deliver this series is an exciting new feature,” says Rinella. “This approach brings national experts interactively into local communities and provides knowledge-sharing opportunities in group environments. It combines the benefits and economies of distance learning with the satisfaction of first-person experiences.”

For each DESIGN [realized] event, speakers present to a live audience in “home” cities. Their presentations will be web cast simultaneously to venues across the U.S. Local venues will have facilitators to moderate group discussions and question/answer sessions with the speakers.

Tickets for DESIGN [realized] events can be purchased at Individuals can watch from their own computers if an event is not scheduled in their area.

DESIGN [realized] is produced by the LearnVirtual education team. LearnVirtual specializes in the design and implementation of education programs for AEC professionals. With an emphasis on e-learning, custom corporate education programs, 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

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