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The Legal BIM Frontier: Contracts, Execution Planning & Recent Case Developments

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Speaker: Rebecca J. McWilliams, Esq., AIA

BIM IMPLEMENTATION is more than a simple clause in a contract requiring the technology’s use. BIM implementation poses a complex new set of risk-allocation and management challenges. Fortunately, the industry has caught up to the technology, and several sets of BIM contract addendums and implementation guides have emerged from various organizations. Despite the new thinking required, BIM has been proven to be a better way of building and is more likely to reduce claims and legal issues when handled properly. This presentation will discuss the new contract forms and case studies on BIM claims to educate attendees on how to effectively manage the risks in the BIM process.

Rebecca McWilliams is both an attorney and architect. She focuses her practice on assisting building owners, design, and construction professionals with legal technology challenges. Rebecca provides custom contract services, BIM Execution Planning for teams, technology-based process consulting, and risk management for alternative project delivery methods. Prior to pursuing her legal career, Rebecca practiced architecture for over ten years, developing hands-on expertise as a Director of BIM and project architect. She then worked as an attorney for a large Boston law firm’s construction and contract law group, providing insurance defense and custom contracts for building professionals. Now as the CEO of Independent Design, she works with BIM users like you nationwide to develop custom BIM project standards, processes and contracts.

AIA CE credit application pending (we're looking for a new sponsor):

AIA CE Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation attendees will be able to:

•Explore Risk Management related to digital information when starting a BIM Project.

•Utilize additional BIM contract forms to add to your standard project contracts.

•Develop a BIM Execution Plan for a new BIM project.

•Use the concepts of Information Manager, Project Participant and Contributor to plan staffing for a BIM project.

Rebecca J. McWilliams, Esq., AIA

| 401.451.4642 | Quincy MA 02169

McWilliams Law | Contracts | Business Law | Real Estate | Family Estate Planning | (

Independent Design, LLC | Building Process, BIM & Alternative Project Delivery Consulting | Risk Management | (


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Food and beverages will be provided by group sponsor Microdesk (

AIA Continuing Education credits are pending (we're looking for a new CE sponsor) and organized by NYC RUG VP Aaron Gonzales of JBB.

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The meeting space is provided by Pratt Institute Center for Continuing & Professional Studies (

High Performance Cloud Computing Workstation provided by Adam Glass of Advance2000 (

Liability insurance funding provided by Case ( service and administrative support provided by Array Architects (