September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Abel's North - Longhorn Room
4001 West Palmer Lane
TX 78727

LCI Austin Community of Practice


IPD Forces Change to BIM and Roles

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Abel’s North – Longhorn Room
4001 West Palmer Lane
Austin, TX  78727

Registration is required and free of charge.

As team members on two IPD projects, Jake Snyder (Mechanical Engineer) and Rod Foley (Mechanical Contractor) will describe how IPD has forced the two companies to do three specific things:

  1. Do not be content on your current success. Continuous improvement is important.
  2. While on your journey of improvement, be bold and try new technology (A360 Collaboration for Revit will be discussed specifically)
  3. Changing stereotypical roles can lead to great results. We have proof!

Jake Snyder is a design engineer at BSA LifeStructures and is one of the firm’s staunchest advocates for Lean implementation on design projects. Jake has also been an office leader in the firm’s own adoption of Lean principles. A Lean Healthcare Yellow Belt and Six Sigma Green Belt, Jake has already created measurable improvement using Lean methods on multiple IPD projects as well as traditional delivery projects. Jake brings a fresh perspective to mechanical design and has expertise in the design of healthcare, higher education and research facilities.

With North Mechanical since 2000, Rod Foley became part owner in 2015 and works as Vice President, Project Manager and estimator for the team. Prior to joining North, Foley received his BS in Building Construction Management, specializing in mechanical construction, from Purdue University in 2000. He completed the Mechanical Contracting Association of America’s Institute of Project Management (IPM) course as a student in 2004, and now serves as a member of the instructor staff. He also completed the advanced course (AIPM) in 2007. Foley currently serves on the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s national Technology committee, and was a former member of the BIM committee that developed and published “Achieving Spatial Coordination Through BIM – A Guide for Specialty Contractors”. Foley is also the current Secretary and a Core Group member of the Lean Construction Institute’s Central Indiana Community of Practice.

Drinks will be available for purchase both before and after the event. This event is being held in conjunction with the Austin BIM Forum.