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Managing the Legal and Practice Issues of BIM

Presented by: Andrew D. Mendelson FAIA, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Management Officer, Berkley Design Professional

Monday, May 6, 2019
9:45-11am EDT
Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, D.C.

Used properly, BIM can improve a design firm’s productivity, quality and project team relationships. Combined with IPD, it can fundamentally change the design and construction process by adding value not only to the design team but also to the construction process in the form of cost modeling and analysis, virtual building coordination, logistics and continuity, digital record documentation, and operations and maintenance. Explores the benefits of implementing BIM, the practice implications of migrating from CAD to BIM and the investments required in tools and technology, quality management standards, processes and protocols, and professional staff behavior. Gain important information about: the legal implications of using BIM, including its impact on the Standard of Care; changing ways to control the use of your intellectual property; professional association tools and contract forms to manage BIM; and protecting your firm from professional liability risk.


  • Understand how project quality, coordination and efficiency can be improved through enhanced project delivery methods of BIM and IPD
  • Appreciate the synergy between BIM and IPD in collaborative approach to building design and construction including determination of building materials, systems and methods
  • Understand the impact of BIM on design and project delivery process including planning, coordination, quality management and technology
  • Evaluate BIM contractual risks and risk management strategies utilizing digital data protocol and transfer agreements