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Friday, April 15, 2011


8.30AM – 2PM


RIAI Dublin


Free of charge to RIAI members. Please note that the RIAI will charge a €10 administration fee if you reserve a place but do not attend on the day.

Event Information



15 April 2011, 8.30am to 2pm - Dublin, RIAI

See course booking form attached  

The RIAI invites key decision makers in architectural practices to attend a BIM Open Day on the morning of 15 April.

The event will be opened by Ralph Montague, the Chairman of the RIAI Practice Committee for BIM, who will briefly explain the key concepts of BIM.

 During the morning each vendor will be given a 1-hour slot to present a demonstration of their product and its key features. Speakers have been asked to focus on how each product can benefit the architect in practice.

 Product information stands will be located in an adjacent room to allow architects to have informal discussions with vendors throughout the morning.

 Course Aim:

The Open Day is designed to provide architects with a good understanding of the different BIM tools available allowing them to "compare and contrast" the various features to determine which tool best suits their needs. Presentations will be specifically designed to address the application of BIM in small practices and on small projects rather than billion euro infrastructural projects.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Brief introduction to the key concepts of BIM
  • How each BIM product can benefit the architect in practice
  • Application of BIM in small to medium practices and on small to medium projects
  • Trial software
  • Software purchase cost options
  • Upgrade options
  • Any current specials
  • On-going maintenance costs
  • Details of hardware requirements
  • Details of support and training facilities available in Ireland

Programme & Speakers:

08.30 – 09.00          Registration                                                           

09.00 – 09.15          Introduction to BIM by Ralph Montague                       

Chair of the RIAI Practice Committee for BIM

09.15 – 10.15          Autodesk Revit Architecture Suite with AutoCAD           

Distributor: Datech Ireland

10.15 – 11.15          ArchiCAD 14                                                           

Distributor: Dedicated CAD Systems Ltd.           

11.15 – 11.45          Coffee                                                                   

11.45 – 12.45          Bentley Architecture & Microstation 3D                        

Distributor: Bentley Systems International Limited

12.45 – 13.45          Vectorworks Architect with Renderworks                     

Distributor: Computers Unlimited

14.00                      Close       


  CPD 4.5 structured points 


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