INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY: Virtual Design to Construction 

2011 Summer / Fall Series

Better process makes better buildings. This is true whether the project team uses an IPD contract or just decides to adopt an IPD attitude. On the renovation of Jones Hall for University of Texas School of Law, architects, builders, and owner formed a closely knit collaborative team.

During this DESIGN [realized] Event:

  • Melanie Herz, RID, Senior Designer, Morris Architects, will discuss how BIM enabled the designers to explore and visualize design options, enabling them to conceptualize a new, more functional and more livable arrangement of offices, library and public spaces. 
  • Oza Bouchard, AIA, Principal, Morris Architects, will reveal how he "committed heresy" by suggesting that the architect create the BIM to meet the contractor's needs. 
  • Samuel A. Sprouse, P.E., Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, will show how the builder was able to use that Building Information Model for rapid pricing, eliminating the usual process of value engineering.
  • Christof Spieler, P.E., Director of Technology and Innovation, Morris Architects, will discuss the team's success from the owner's perspective, exploring how the process created a better building for the owner, and how it might change how owners, architects, and builders approach projects in the future.
Company Logo:

Name:
Oza Bouchard,
Job Title:
AIA, LEED AP, Principal
The Company:
Morris Architects
Speaker Photo:

Oza Bouchard

Topic:

Reveals How He “Committed Heresy" by Suggesting The Architect Create the BIM to Meet the Contractor’s Needs

About the Speaker:

Oza Bouchard, AIA, LEED AP brings the perspective of a seasoned architectural project manager learning to deliver projects with new tools. He has over 35 years experience in the management of projects for institutions of higher learning. Prior to joining Morris Architects, he was responsible for managing the programming and master plan of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology campus commission in Saudi Arabia; he led the team on the HCC Northeast Campus / Northline Building, and managed numerous college and university projects. He has been a panelist and moderator for The Design-Build Selection Process for the Construction Owners Association of America (Texas), a guest lecturer for the University of Texas College of Law on Library Design and Building Renovation, a guest speaker on the integrated technology for building renovation/retrofit for BOMA San Francisco, a guest speaker on architecture as a career at various schools, and a presenter on numerous design submissions.

Company Logo:

Name:
Christof Spieler,
Job Title:
PE, LEED AP, Director-Technology/Innovation
The Company:
Morris Architects
Speaker Photo:

Christof Spieler, Morris Architects

Topic:

How the IPD Process Created a Better Building for the Owner

About the Speaker:

Christof Spieler, PE, LEED AP leads BIM, sustainability, and project delivery efforts at Morris Architects, where he has authored new firm-wide BIM standards, restructured project teams, and assisted project teams on a wide variety of commercial and institutional projects. He is also on the faculty of the Rice University School of Architecture and a member of the board of the Metropolitan Transit Agency of Harris County. He has spoken at Autodesk University, several BIM Forum conferences, Texas Society of Architects BIM workshop, GSA BIM Conference, AIA LA Mobius conference, McGraw Hill Texas Construction, Texas Society of Architects Convention, New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, and the Rice Design Alliance Civic Forum.

Company Logo:

Name:
Sam Sprouse,
Job Title:
P.E., Vice President – Technical Services
The Company:
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.
Speaker Photo:

Samuel A. Sprouse

Topic:

How the BIM was Used for Value Pricing, Eliminating Value Engineering

About the Speaker:

Sam Sprouse, PE is a 2002 graduate of Florida State University with Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Civil Engineering. In his four years at Satterfield and Pontikes he has implemented the corporate-wide usage of BIM.

With his previous experiences as a design engineer coupled with his structural steel fabrication (modeling & connection design) and erection background, respectively, Sam works directly with design teams on the conceptual level during the Preconstruction phases of projects to ensure that projects remain within budget and scope.  In addition to managing the corporate cost estimation databases, he also oversees the team efforts in the virtual (BIM) modeling, simulation and coordination department.  He holds professional engineering registrations in four states (Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Oklahoma as well as a Model Law Engineer designation by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)). Sam also travels the country representing S&P, speaking at national and regional conferences about BIM-related topics; his numerous speaking engagements include BIM Roadmap webinar, AGC Houston’s BIMForum, and McGraw Hill Texas Construction and Southeast Construction.

Company Logo:

Name:
Melanie Herz Promecene,
Job Title:
RID, Senior Designer
The Company:
Morris Architects
Speaker Photo:

Melanie Herz

Topic:

How BIM Enabled Designers to Explore & Visualize Design Options Enabling a More Functional & Livable Space

About the Speaker:

Melanie Herz Promecene, RID, LEED AP, has ten years of experience with responsibilities including concept development through construction documentation and construction administration. Melanie’s strengths include her ability to provide bridging between the architectural components and the interior architecture. Her current projects include the 18,000 SF Blinn Bryan Campus Student Center Renovation and the new Texas State University-San Marcos Performing Arts Complex where she has been involved in the interior design elements for the recital hall and theater. She recently completed the Men’s Wearhouse Corporate Offices (170,000 SF), Houston, TX; Moody Gardens Phase VI Programming and Capital Improvements; The Transitional Learning Center Renovation (17,782 SF space located on the first floors of two main buildings on the campus), Galveston, TX; and the Westin Houston, Memorial City, Houston, TX. She received an AAS degree in interior design from the Parsons School of Design; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Company Logo:

Name:

Holly Kramer,

Name:
Holly Kramer
Job Title:
Project BIM Coordinator
The Company:
Morris Architects
Speaker Photo:

Holly Kramer

Topic:

BIM Implementation and coordination on a design + construction team.

About the Speaker:

Holly Kramer is a Project Bim Coordinator at Morris Architects. She has worked on a variety of projects including a 30,000 square foot interior renovation of corporate offices, a 400,000 square foot high school, a regional emergency management and traffic coordination center, and a 3 city block mixed use development consisting of 60,000 square feet of office space, 230,000 square feet of retail, and 740 apartments. Holly is also involved in the firm's Revit Subcommittee which deals with the firm's implementation/standards for Revit. She has helped trained numerous Morris employees in the program, including in house manager training.


Holly graduated from the University of Houston in '04 with a Bachelor of Architecture.5 years ago, Holly was one of the first employees to use Revit at the firm, and has been using it almost solely since then.

 

 



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