The masonry industry initiative, Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M), announces the 2017 BIM-M Symposium will be held May 4-5. It will be hosted by the International Masonry Institute at the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers’ District Council Training Center in Addison, Ill.

The symposium is intended for architects, engineers, contractors, BIM users, and owners who design and construct with masonry. Presenters will highlight the state-of-the-art in BIM technology to simplify masonry design and detailing and improve project collaboration. The BIM-M initiative is sponsored by 30 masonry industry partners in the U.S. and Canada. The Executive Committee includes:

  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
  • International Masonry Institute
  • Mason Contractors Association of America
  • National Concrete Masonry Association
  • The Masonry Society
  • Brick Industry Association
  • Western States Clay Products

Sponsors are:

Adams/ an Oldcastle Company - Robert Carmody ([email protected])Biggs Consulting Engineering – David Biggs ([email protected])
bsYOUNG & associates (SMART|dynamics of masonry) – Betty Young ([email protected]) Cast Stone Institute - Jan Boyer ([email protected])
Charles Pankow Foundation – Mark Perniconi ([email protected]) Collaborative Consulting Group – Art Theusch ([email protected])
Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada - Kurt Siggard ([email protected]) Oneonta Block-Duke Concrete Products – Bob Harlem ([email protected])
Georgia Institute of Technology – Russell Gentry ([email protected])
Hanley-Wood LLC - Willian Palmer ([email protected])
Interstate Brick – Jeff Elder ([email protected])
Mason Contractors' Association (Michigan) - Kevin Ryan [email protected]
Mason Contractors Association of St Louis - Dave Gillick ([email protected])
Masonry Association of Florida - Pat McLaughlin ([email protected])
Masonry Institute of America - John Chrysler ([email protected])
Masonry Institute of Michigan - Dan Zechmeister ([email protected])
Masonry Institute of St. Louis - Darrell McMillian ([email protected])
Michigan Mason Contractors' Association - Jerry Snyder ([email protected])
New York State Concrete Masonry Association – Nick Carparelli ([email protected]) New York State Structural Masonry Coalition – Nick Carparelli ([email protected]) North Carolina Mason Contractors Association - Lynn Nash ([email protected])
Northwest Concrete Masonry Association – Tom Young ([email protected])
Spec-Mix – Brian Carney ([email protected]

Further details and registration information will be forth coming on the BIM-M website. Be sure to save the date and join us at the symposium!