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Family Gathering and Networking Sessions

Family Gathering and Networking Sessions

The symposium will be anchored by two real-time networking sessions where we will gather to remember Professor Eastman — his teaching, mentorship, travels, adventures and family. We will be joined by the Eastman family, former students and colleagues.  The two networking sessions are scheduled so that friends from around the world will be able to join in at least one of the sessions.


The titles of the keynotes are pending, but the two keynoters represent foundational moments in Professor Eastman's career.

Keynote 1: Rafael Sacks, Technion

Keynote 2: Ghang Lee, Yonsei University

Academic Sessions

The 14 academic sessions represent the arc of Professor Eastman's career, from his early work in design cognition, through work in computer graphics, solid modeling, building product models, rule checking and BIM. The chairs are leaders in these fields, selected from experts and colleagues of Chuck's from around the world. A call for abstracts has been issued to solicit speakers for the academic sessions. Abstracts are submitted through the Eastman Symposium website.

Session 1

Chair: John Messner

BIM Implementation Frameworks and Standards

Session 2

Chair: Marcelo Bernal

Process Modeling

Session 3

Chair: Keresh Afsari

Automation in Design and Construction

Session 4

Chair: Pardis Pishdad-Bozorgi

5D BIM Modeling Workflows

Session 5

Chair: Fernanda Leite

BIM in Construction Engineering

Session 6

Chair: Carrie Sturts Dossick

The Elusive History of BIM

Session 7

Chair: Fehmi Dogan

Design Cognition

Session 8

Chair: Robert Amor

Code Compliance Checking

Session 9

Chair: Rudi Stouffs


Session 10

Chair: Jacob Beetz

Semantic Exchanges

Session 11

Chair: Jennifer Whyte

Visualizing Digital Information

Session 12

Chair: Eduardo Toledo Santos

Rule Checking

Session 13

Chair: Lucio Soibelman

Eastman's Academic Legacy

Session 14

Chair: Bonsang Koo

AI and BIM

A stack of BIM books overlaid with Eastman's diagram.

Industry Session 1

Industry Session 1 will be led by Stacy Scopano and will focus on the impact of BIM on the AEC industry in North America.

A stack of BIM books overlaid with Eastman's diagram.

Industry Session 2

Industry Session 2 will be led by Wawan Solihin and will focus on the impact of BIM on the AEC industry in Asia.


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