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  • CIBSE – ASHRAE Scotland Distinguished Lecturer Event

    Speakers: Dennis Knight and David-John Gibbs

    Date: 16th May 2017


    ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Dennis Knight


    Distinguished Lecturer David-John Gibbs


    Distinguished lecturers with ASHRAE Scotland board members


    ASHRAE Scotland President Charlie McKenzie


    CIBSE Scotland Chair Gerry Brannigan


    ASHRAE Scotland Secretary Aizaz Samuel

    Speaker: Dennis Knight – ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

    Presentation: BIM and Integrated Building Design with focus on Performance Analysis

    Presentation Summary:

    Mr. Knight’s focussed on the Integrated Building Design (IBD) process and Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools applied to the Project Delivery processes including team building, project management, stakeholder responsibilities, early collaboration, better decision making, documentation methods and the use of technologies like BIM to improve the built environment.  The presentation will provide brief introductions to ASHRAE Applications Handbook Chapter 57, “Integrated Building Design,” the ASHRAE “Introduction to BIM” publication, and the newly released NIBS National BIM Guide for Owners (NBGO) and will discuss how leveraging the power of BIM for early phase design analysis and how to apply these tools and processes to help design, construct, operate and maintain better buildings. Mr. Knight will also briefly discuss the upcoming 2017 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis specialty conference (formerly the Energy Modelling Conference) and touch on some lessons learned from the previous 5 conferences.

    Dennis Knight’s Bio: 

    Mr. M. Dennis Knight, P.E., FASHRAE has 43 years of experience providing engineering, design and construction related services within the building industry. Active at the local, state and national levels with various agencies and professional societies, he works to help develop sustainable, integrated building design, building performance simulation and building information modelling guidelines. Nationally, as a member of ASHRAE, Mr. Knight is the immediate past Chairman of the BIM Multi-disciplinary Task Group (MTG) and is the former Chair of Technical Committee (TC) 7.1 “Integrated Building Design.” In addition, he has served on ASHRAE Standards Committee and serves as the Chair of the ASHRAE 2017 Building Performance Analysis Specialty Conference.  In addition, Mr. Knight is a co-author of the National BIM Guide for Owners that was published by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) which was awarded the 2017 NIBS Honor Award in January 2017.  Mr. Knight currently serves on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as a Director at Large.  He also serves as the vice-chair of the building SMART Alliance (bSa) Board of Directors and is ASHRAE’s liaison to the bSa.

    Professionally Dennis is a practicing engineer and the founder and an owner of Charleston, SC based Whole Building Systems, LLC, offering consulting engineering, commissioning and design assistance services to the AECO industry.

    Speaker: David-John Gibbs – CIBSE

    Presentation: BIM building services and technical issues

    Time: 11:30-13:00

    Presentation Summary:

    Lecture on BIM focussed on building services and technical issues experienced with UK BIM projects

    David-John Gibbs Bio: 

    David-John Gibbs obtained a Doctorate through industry based research into BIM and dispute resolution. Since finishing his Doctorate, he continues to work within a delay team on energy, manufacturing, civil and building disputes, some of which have project values exceeding US$1bn. He also advises on BIM and 4D modelling around the world and regularly presents, reviews and publishes work on BIM, including a contribution to the 5th edition of Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts.