ACAI’s Adolfo Cotilla to Speak
on BIM at Upcoming
October 24, 2016
Adolfo J. Cotilla, Jr., founder and president of ACAI Associates, will be a guest speaker at the upcoming Glass+Metal Symposium on Friday, October 28 at the CROWNE PLAZA Tampa-Westshore in Tampa. Cotilla’s presentation about “Building Information Modeling (BIM)” will discuss how BIM can improve the design and construction process and offer efficiencies to general contractors and cost savings to building owners.
ACAI’s Technology Division was created in 2008 and specializes in BIM, as well as Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), for architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners and building product manufacturers. BIM software has become ACAI’s
preference over traditional delivery CADD standards and provides better communication, design delivery and coordination. BIM greatly reduces conflicts and streamlines the design and construction process by exploring the project's key physical and functional characteristics digitally before construction begins. As an added value to clients and building owners, ACAI employs BIM during design to better communicate the development of the design and as a facility management tool once the project is completed.
“BIM offers many advantages to architects, designers and building owners before actual groundbreaking,” says Cotilla. “I look forward to sharing ACAI’s success stories using Building Information Modeling at the Glass+Metal Symposium.”
The Glass+Metal Symposium is a half-day seminar for architects, general contractors, developers and industry professionals involved with the design, construction and maintenance of the building envelope. It has become Florida’s premier educational and networking event for design trends, construction methods and new product technologies. This upcoming event is the 10th symposium in the last four years and is themed "Facade Trends + New Technologies." The Glass+Metal Symposium will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October, 28 at the CROWNE PLAZA Tampa-Westshore in Tampa. Participating architects will receive 5 AIA LU/HSW learning units and all participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Cost for the half-day Glass+Metal Symposium seminar, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $35 for advance online registration at http://www.glassmetalsymposium.com/tampa-registration or $45 at the door.
Cotilla established the South Florida architectural firm that bears his initials in 1985 and has been president of it ever since. With a Master of Arts in Architecture and a Masters of Fine Arts in Architecture from the University of Florida, Cotilla is an NCARB Certified Architect in Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico, and a Certified General Contractor in Florida. Active in the industry, Cotilla’s memberships include the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), the Roofing Consultants Institute (RCI), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).