Vectorworks and SCIA to Sponsor Concrete BIM Workshop

Release Date: 
Thursday, 18 August, 2016
Press type: 
Press Release

The MRMCA, VRMCA and ACI’s Maryland chapter to host inaugural Concrete Buildings with BIM Workshop 

Herk-de-Stad (August 18, 2016) — Global design software developers Vectorworks, Inc. and SCIA, Inc., along with the Maryland and Virginia chapters of the Ready Mix Concrete Association (MRMCA, VRMCA) and the Maryland chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) are hosting the inaugural Concrete Buildings with Building Information Modeling (BIM) Workshop for contractors, developers, architects, engineers, owners and educators. Taking place at Vectorworks’ headquarters at 7150 Riverwood Drive in Columbia, MD on September 20, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., the workshop’s sessions will examine BIM’s effect on the concrete design industry, delivery and the construction process.
“BIM is changing how we design, construct and manage the built world. We’re thrilled to team up with Vectorworks, the Ready Mix Concrete Association and the American Concrete Institute to explore the benefits BIM brings to the concrete delivery process,” said Daniel Monaghan, managing director at SCIA, Inc.
Planned sessions during the workshop include: 
Driving BIM in Concrete
Christopher Brown, structural engineering manager at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) and chair, ACI committee 131 on BIM of Concrete Structures
Concrete BIM Workflow Demonstration
Dan Monaghan, managing director at SCIA, Inc. and Robert Anderson, vice president of integrated practice at Vectorworks, Inc.
The Legal Side of BIM
Michael Bomba, Esq., director and lawyer at American Institute of Architects (AIA)
BIM and Energy Analysis
François Lévy, AIA, architect, author and principal of Lévy Kolhaas Architecture
Expressive Design in Concrete
Steve Alden, AIA, architect and thought leadership director at Vectorworks, Inc.
In addition to the presentations, lunch will also be provided. The sessions will conclude at 3:30 p.m. with an optional happy hour following from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for the workshop and are limited to a first come, first served basis. Tickets can be purchased online prior to the event, or at the door, dependent upon availability. 
To learn more about other upcoming Vectorworks events, visit the events calendar. 
About SCIA
Established in 1974, SCIA has become the world’s leading developers of structural analysis and design software that supports the Open BIM process. SCIA is a global provider of structural engineering software with offices in Europe and North and South America, and is part of the Nemetschek Group (—a global leader in software that supports the Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow. To learn how we’re helping engineers migrate to or improve their 3D workflows, please visit

About Vectorworks, Inc. 
Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at

About the Maryland and Virginia chapters of the Ready Mix Concrete Association
The Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association (MRMCA) is a proactive Trade Association that represents every Ready Mix Concrete Producer in Maryland in the areas of promotion, legislative, safety, training, education, image, government relations, the environment and technical matters, while effectively communicating its efforts, activities and the results thereof to the membership and community. Learn more at   
The Virginia Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (VRMCA) was formed in 1949 to further technology in the industry and to provide government relations for ready-mixed producers. In 1987, VRMCA formed the Virginia Ready-Mixed Advisory Council to provide information to the public about the numerous applications of ready-mixed concrete. Learn more at 
About the Maryland chapter of the American Concrete Institute
The Maryland chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) is located in Edgewood, MD and was established in 1982. The national chapter of ACI was founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The ACI is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distribution of consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational and training programs, certification programs and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete. ACI has over 101 chapters, 93 student chapters and nearly 20,000 members spanning over 120 countries. Learn more at