August 25, 2017

Dennis Rodriguez



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Meet the Speaker: Dennis Rodriguez

Session: Defining the Rosetta Stone
New Infrastructure and Renovation of Existing Infrastructure at LAX


Dennis Rodriguez - BIM Enterprise Manager 

Dennis Rodriguez, BIM Enterprise Manager, AECOM

Dennis Rodriguez, AIA, is the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Enterprise Manager for AECOM’s Transportation/Aviation Sector and brings over 25 years of project management and process development experience. He has developed enterprise BIM implementation/ integration strategies for airports both nationally and internationally. This change management process integrates design, construction, and commissioning together with facility/asset management and GIS into all aspects of facility operations and maintenance, based on the owner’s requirements.

As a renowned subject matter expert, Mr. Rodriguez has presented on BIM to FM & GIS at the Airport’s Council International, American Association of Airport Executives, Autodesk University, BIMForum, ESRI International User Conference and IFMA’s World Workplace. In addition, Mr. Rodriguez was the Keynote Speaker for the 2016 Campus FM Technology Association in Boulder Colorado.


Defining the Rosetta Stone

New Infrastructure and Renovation of Existing Infrastructure at LAX

Every airport involved in the facility development/renovation process with a multitude of design and construction services providers faces the same problem: How to create a reliable as‐built process, paid for once but useable time and time again. This practice commonly requires many steps that often fail to deliver documentation as needed, or as promised.

This failure occurs when facility owners rely on the traditional as‐built drawing delivery process. The process starts with a low expectation and ends with an even more disappointing result… but in the middle is a gap with no management.

No workaround, no feature built into CAD/BIM software, and no as‐built management software solves this problem or supports end‐to‐end automation.
An ideal solution for this problem needs these requirements:

  • Easy to find as‐built documentation
  • Assured as‐built documentation at project close‐out
  • Integrated as‐built quality assurance
  • Maintained as‐built library

LAX’s Central Building Information Management (cBIM) is a unique process that’s been purpose‐built to meet these exacting requirements. Integral with the industry leading BIM software Autodesk Revit and Civil3D, cBIM extends the power of technology with a managed process to solve the as‐built problem.

Developed for use by all LAWA stakeholders and service providers, cBIM will efficiently capture, host, maintain and manage drawing information for all of the LAX campus built environment and infrastructure.

cBIM offers a full range of uses for LAWA in the capture, maintenance and re‐use of building information. Whether you’re a project manager, a designer, an engineer, a contractor, a maintenance tech, a business relations manager, a Maximo or GIS user, or any other type of player in the ecosystem, cBIM provides a wide range of options to help you find better answers to as‐built information:

As LAWA continues to evolve, cBIM will continue to help users utilize as‐built information in the way it’s needed. This enterprise approach is architected as a logical organization of built information, supporting data and applications with a small but knowledgeable staff assigned to implement and maintain this system over the life of the facility.

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