Information Technology in Construction |BIM| CON 575 in Spring 2013

This is a comprehensive course designed to meet the knowledge required for the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in today’s Architecture and Construction industry.
Part I: Basic tutorials for software applications from 3D to 6D from the BIM toolbox (SketchUp, Revit Architecture, Navisworks, D-Profiler, QTO, Bluebeam and Prologue etc.)

Part II: Students collaborate to effectively demonstrate the application of BIM in the real world through case based scenarios. Will include developing proposals for a three step process of Request for Qualifications (RFQ),

Request for Proposals (RFP) and Pre-Construction services for a project.  Thursdays – 6.00 – 8.45 pm Units: 3 credits  For any questions or further details, email – Dr. Allan Chasey at

ASU Lightworks Presentation – Dr. Mahesh Morjaria, Vice President of Power Plant Technology at First Solar

Please mark your calendars for two opportunities to hear talks by Dr. Mahesh Morjaria, Vice President of Power Plant Technology at First Solar, on Monday, December 17, 2012.   Dr. Morjaria will present a technical talk titled “Development of Utility-Scale PV Plants” at 10:00 a.m. in the ASU Memorial Union, Ventana Room 214A, on the ASU Tempe campus.  A panel discussion will follow from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

A second talk by Dr. Morjaria will be presented that same evening at SkySong in Scottsdale titled “Solar Power’s Transition into a Mainstream Generation Resource.”  There will be a reception at 6:00 p.m. with the talk scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

More information will be sent soon about registering for this event but we ask that you save-the-date for these 2 very interesting talks.

Dr. Morjaria leads the development of First Solar’s grid integration capability for utility scale PV plants.  He brings more than 25 years of advanced technology, engineering and product development expertise in energy and other fields.  He has held leadership roles in solar and wind generation and also grid integration over the past decade.  Dr. Morjaria previously worked at GE where he held various leadership positions.  He is an author of numerous papers and patents in the area of renewable grid integration, PV plant and wind turbine controls, monitoring, diagnostics, and services technologies.  His academic credits include B.Tech from IIT Bombay and Ph.D. from Cornell University in USA.

For more information about this event, please contact:
Rebecca Davis
LightWorks – Light Inspired Research at ASU
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-8806
Phone: 480-965-9572