Behavior Analysts of West Michigan

December Lunch & Learn HVAC Fabrication with BIM and Air Barrier Fundamentals

Event Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Lunch & Learn
Event Location: 
FSU/GRCC Applied Technology Center, Room 232, 151 Fountain NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Chris Weaver of Andy Egan Mechanical Contracting and Fabrication will be presenting the first hour (at 11:30 a.m.) on some of their work with BIM models and digital fabrication.  What level of BIM model should you be developing in order to be used for digital fabrication.  What softwares are used and what type of file conversions are being used from start to fabrication.  See how digital fabrication can save time and money on projects.  What is the future in digital fabrication?  Explore how their work in this area has changed with technology. 

The 12:30 p.m. presentation is on Air Barrier Fundamentals and Design Considerations by Jeff Diqui of the Air Barrier Association of America.  Understand Air Barriers in relation to the building enclosure:  controlling air leakage, performance requirements of Air Barrier materials, assemblies and systems, design and installation issues, and code requirements.

Two learning units will be available to attendees. Lunch will be provided. This lunch and learn is free to all current AIAGR members and students. Non-AIAGR members must pay $15 by check (make checks out to AIA Grand Rapids and send to AIA Grand Rapids, Attention: Deborah Dik, 10238 10 Mile Road, NE, Rockford, MI 49341) or by credit card at Eventbrite.

If you sign up and cannot attend for any reason, please email Deborah Dik at or call 616-340-6200 so we can cancel your lunch.