Connecting Some Dots … v 0.2 Open Source, OpenBIM, IFC, and Your Role in the Construction Industry

When:  Sep 15, 2022 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM (ET)

Connecting Some Dots … v 0.2

Open Source, OpenBIM, IFC, and Your Role in the Construction Industry

North Florida Section

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Face-to-Face Section Meeting & Webinar Notice


Meeting Summary


 Thursday, September 15th, 2022


 6:30 p.m. Networking and Dinner!

 6:45 p.m. Business Mtg/Announcements

 7:00 p.m. Technical Presentation

New Meeting Location !

Brasfield & Gorrie

Suite 300 (third floor)
941 West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park, FL 32789
The office is at the corner of West Morse Blvd. and North Denning Drive.

The Parking entrance is from North Denning Drive


 Connecting Some Dots… v 0.2

Open Source, OpenBIM, IFC, and Your Role in the Construction Industry


 Rey F. Diaz, PE

 Senior Associate at PMA Consultants


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Technical Program

An introduction to Open Source, openBIM®, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), and how your role in the Construction Industry can benefit from them.  Learn how openBIM® extends the benefits of BIM (Building Information Modeling) by improving the accessibility, usability, and management of digital data.  Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) is a neutral and open file format specification.

The presenter will introduce you to these new opportunities and help you explore them by examining some of the tools, frameworks, and Open-Source software that is now available.  These can help you to learn and benefit from BIM technology without the high licensing costs of off the shelf software applications.  The presentation is a combination of slides, live software demonstration, and an open conversation with the audience.

Speaker:    Rey F. Diaz, PE

Senior Associate at PMA Consultants

Rey F. Díaz has more than 25 years of experience in program / project construction management, contract administration, scheduling, claims, construction engineering inspection, and litigation support for private and public entities in multi-discipline engineering projects.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida and a LEED Green Associate.  A Lean Practitioner who has worked to break information silos, Rey likes to be at the forefront of new developments in many different disciplines.  He writes code for fun and considers professional work as a hobby that offers him the opportunity to simultaneously exercise his creative disposition and expertise.

Rey is not a representative of any software company, and no sales pitch is included in this presentation.


We are meeting in person once again!  Dinner is served!


  • Beef Stroganoff over Egg Noodles
    • Carrots baked with cinnamon
  • (Vegetarian option on request)
  • Spinach Salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions & olives, with Balsamic or Thousand Island dressing

Dessert:  Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry filling, served with fresh raspberries and whipped cream

Dinners are offered with advance reservations at $15.00 per person.  In the event that you must cancel your reservation, please inform us at least 24 hours before the meeting.

Click here to RSVP before close of business on Tuesday, 14-SEPT-2022.

Please specify if registering for:
1) In-person meeting only
2) In-person meeting with dinner
3) Webinar attendance only

RSVPs must be received on or before 5pm on Tuesday, 14-Sep 2022.  Your friends and colleagues are always welcome; membership in AACE is not required.


Click here to RSVP before end of the business day on Tuesday, 09/14/2022.



Brasfield & Gorrie
941 West Morse Boulevard
Suite 300
Winter Park, FL 32789