BIM, BxP, MDS, LOD, LOI, to Specs and FM...Oh My!

When:  Nov 7, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago

BIM, BxP, MDS, LOD, LOI, to Specs and FM...Oh My!

Specifier Roundtable Series

Let’s face it, A&E firms are using BIM today not because it gives a competitive edge or even calls them out as innovators, but because it is now the industry standard. It has become the modern means to take our projects from initial Concept Design, to Construction Documents, through Construction and beyond to facilities management. Though it is the standard, BIM’s tools and workflows have advanced over the past decade, and the industry still struggles with how BIM integrates with contract documents and specifications. Senior leaders, project managers, and specifiers still wonder how any of the funny acronyms correlate to the RFP response, the contract, and the specifications. To complicate things further, owners are now asking to use the BIM in facility management after handoff.

In this round table, we will examine all of the funny acronyms, and conceptually map BIM processes, so you the specifier can tackle the challenge of incorporating BIM requirements into the Project Manual.

Presented by: Marcus Kim, AIGA, Architecture and Engineering Consulting Services Manager, Autodesk

All in person seats are filled.  Attendees registering on 10/28 or later will be automatically signed up for webcast.  This presentation is available in person or by live webcast.  Indicate how you will attend through the registration link.  Sessions are not recorded.

Continuing Education: 1.0 AIA CES LU

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn what BIM requirements are typically incorporated into the Project Manual and specifications.
  2. Learn what is the BxP (BIM Execution Plan) and how can it relate to the Project Manual and specifications.
  3. Understand why these three acronyms have sunk project budgets: MDS (Model Development Specifications), LOD (Level of Development), and LOI (Level of Information.
  4. Discuss best practices of BIM in Facility Management.

Registration: Required by Friday, Nov 1.  Limited seating available on a first come basis. If in person seating fills, webcast option will be offered to later registrants.  Complimentary to members and non-members.

In order to keep this event free to attend, lunch will not be provided.  Attendees are welcome to bring their own to have during this event. 

About Our Presenter:


Marcus Kim is an industry BIM expert with over 15 years’ experience working on and managing the BIM maturity, production, and maintenance of monumental scale architecture and design projects, utilizing the latest digital design processes and technology, with a focus on Enterprise BIM Implementation, VDC and Data analytics. Joining Autodesk in 2008, Mr. Kim has worked with many large international companies, with the mission to effectively advise and steer companies towards BIM business intelligence, through the development of workflows and standards. Currently at Autodesk, Mr. Kim is the Architecture and Engineering Consulting Services Manager and provides thought leadership in the creation and delivery of new IP. Mr. Kim is the author of the Mastering Autodesk Revit for Architecture series (2017 & 2018), the definitive industry book on Revit and is a frequent speaker at Autodesk University.

Mr. Kim has a BA in Architecture Studies from the University of Illinois Chicago, and an AAS in Digital Media from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. 

thumbnail image
CSI Chicago is a AIA CES Registered Provider (Provider Number S000).
Event Image


Lamar Johnson Collaborative
35 E Wacker Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601


CSI Chicago Chapter