SSOE’s Douglas Furia to Present on Virtual Design & Construction at the Fall 2016 BIMForum

ATLANTA, Georgia, October 11, 2016 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management announced today that Project VDC / BIM Coordinator, Douglas Furia will speak at the Fall BIMForum, to be held October 17-19, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

“The Tragedy of BIM: Design Technology as a Discipline” will apply the economic concept referred to as the tragedy of the commons to the world of BIM and VDC and defend the need for VDC to be seen as a separate design discipline in terms of accountability. Attendees will develop an understanding of how to manage a project-level commitment to VDC, integrate VDC personnel into a project team, and shift the “everyone’s responsibility is no one’s responsibility” mentality. Furia is scheduled to present on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 4:20 PM (EDT). For more information on this session or to register for the conference, visit: http://meetings.bimforum.org/

Douglas Furia joined SSOE’s VDC department after returning from a post-graduate design and construction internship in Uganda in 2014. In his young career at SSOE, Douglas has been exposed to numerous business and design operations within the company, including design, estimating, technology coordination, reality capture, project management, on-site construction management, and procurement. He currently is utilizing his multi-disciplinary background to develop better workflows for implementing BIM data for downstream construction and project management use. Furia studied both Architecture and Construction Management at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, earning a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and works in SSOE’s Toledo, Ohio office.

BIMForum’s mission is to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) in the AEC industry. The BIMForum meets twice yearly, with significant growth in participation since its inception. Influential BIM solution providers are involved in these highly interactive programs. The Fall BIMForum will examine the changing standard of care of designers, builders, and owners, specifically taking a look at the new standard for professional coordination. Best practices to in professional coordination from architects, engineers, builders, and owners will be highlighted.

About SSOE Group

As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 7 years (BD+C), SSOE focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (BD+C).

With more than 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 70-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit www.ssoe.com for additional information and career opportunities.

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