to the Building Information Management (BIM)
and WEBcentrification Seminar
Monday the 16th of October
2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, the 4th Savannah Science
Seminar Presentation will be on the use of Building Information
Management Applications and WEB tools utilized to communicate
design parameters with the client, and manage a property's building
systems remotely after it has been constructed. Your presenters
Huy Ngo and Jim
Goodlett will be at the host site of SCAD's
School of Building Arts here in downtown Savannah Georgia (*see
specific directions below).
Among a vast array of information you will be getting, the
following is a brief outline to the presentation:
* Computer Aided Design (2D and 3D)
* Computer Aided Imaging
* Post Construction Building Information Management (VIDoIP security,
* WEB based Communication Tools (Vo-IP, Streaming Video, Collaborative
Huy S. Ngo
Mr. Huy S. Ngo (pronounced
We' No) is the former Chair of the Architecture Department and
a Professor of Architecture and Electronic Design at the Savannah
College of Art and Design. He received his undergraduate Bachelor
of Architecture degree at Texas Tech University in 1989 and Master
of Architecture Degree at Texas
Tech University in 1992. Director Ngo has practiced architecture
in Texas and New Mexico, and has worked on variety of projects
that involve utilizing electronic design tools to analyze, synthesize,
and test energy efficiency design concepts. He has been teaching
Architecture and Computer Aided Design courses for the last 10
years. Just recently, Bentley Systems, Incorporated, makers of
products, named SCAD Director Huy Ngo as Educator
of the Year. As well, Professor Ngo was named the head of the Technology Committee for the ACSA.
Ngo has previous led the Electronic Design Integration Program for
the nine departments within the School of Building Arts and School
of Design. These departments are: Architecture, Interior Design,
Historic Preservation, Product Design, Furniture Design, Metal
and Jewelry Design and Fashion and Fibers. His teaching and research
focuses on the application and integration of high technology
in the Design Profession. He has extensive knowledge of Design,
Design Process, Computing Technology, and Computer Aided Design,
which are currently being applied towards teaching a variety of
electronic design courses among all the aforementioned departments.
He is actively involved in the Online Learning Program at the
Savannah College of Art and Design and is assisting in the implementation
of such program, including offering various Design Studio courses
with supplemental information ONline to traditional students.
Mr. Alejandro Silva is an experienced designer/Partner at Lott+Barber Inc, a leading commercial architecture and land planning company headquartered in Savannah. For the last several years, Lott+Barber Inc has moved strategically into the area of Building Information Modeling (BIM), and Mr. Silva as the Director of Visual Communications, has taken the lead in integrating this into the firm's business process to aid clients in realizing better architectural and visual solutions.
Mr. Silva also teaches project management at Savannah College of Art and Design. His courses cover the gambit of BIM, and include using WEBcentrified tools to ensure that the architectural project meets time, budget and resource constraints.
Mr. Silva received his Bachelors of Architecture degree, and his Masters of Architecture degree from Savannah College of Art and Design. It has been said by those that he studied under, there were high expectations that Mr. Silva would be on the forefront of revolutionizing the Architectural profession, and to a large degree, his current expertise in BIM has proven those expectations to be fact, not just prediction.
Jim Goodlett is the
President of Morris Technology, a back-end systems automation
company that integrates high technology into the media space.
Mr. Goodlett received his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Texas
Tech University in 1987 and Master of Architecture Degree
(emphasis in electronic design office management) at Texas Tech
University in 1990. Mr. Goodlett began his career in the building
and construction management profession, and applied his working
knowledge towards the earned degrees for the design of form and
space in relationship to the 4 building systems - Envelope, Interior,
Structural, and Mechanical Systems. In the midst of his education,
Mr. Goodlett began experimenting with a formalized methodology
of integrating electronic design tools into the design process
to communicate systems to the building team - architects, engineers,
interior designers, project managers, contractors, planning commissions,
zoning boards, and the client. Aptly, his Master's Thesis was
on the use of virtual systems (VR) to manage the systemic flow
of data, information, and knowledge related to the design of architectural
Goodlett has taught electronic design process and tools to designers
at several Universities, while also running a digital imaging
company (3Dcom) which worked with design professionals in need
of communication media and formatted presentations for planning
boards, zoning commissions, historic review boards, TV commercials,
as well as imaging to aid the client's understanding of the building
form and typology. Before moving to Morris Technology, Mr. Goodlett
previously held positions as the Director of Emerging technology
the Chief Information Architect at HOsystems, as well as VP of
ONline Learning at SCAD.
In his role at SCAD, he worked with the academic and administrative
departments to WEBcentrify the learning process, experience, and
knowledge transfer so that any student in any class would be able
to get supplemental information online any time of the day from
anywhere in the world. With Verisign
and HOsystem, Mr. Goodlett's charge was to work with the Wireless
division to integrate new technologies for clients in the telecommunications
space, as well as WEBcentrifying communication mediums - INTRAnets
and EXTRAnets - that are integral and vital components of the
way in which the business world operates.
Now with Morris Technology, Mr. Goodlett's role is to set the
strategic technological direction for a sister company (Morris
Multimedia, which has 98 media companies), lead a team that
integrates back office system technology, as well as advise on
investing in technology companies with the media space.
The following are directions for getting to the Seminar:
Once in Downtown.
1. Going west on Liberty Street in the downtown, you will hit
the intersection of MLK Blvd and Liberty...Directly to the northwest
corner of that intersection is the Savannah Visitors Center. One
building to the north of it is a red brick SCAD building called
2. Turn right onto MLK. In between the Visitors Center and Eichberg
Hall is a city parking lot that you can park in as seen in the
3. By the parking lot, walk up to the south side entrance to Eichberg
Hall, which is adjacent to the aforementioned parking lot...The
entrance is mid way down the one story sheds, facing the parking
lot...There will be a greeter there waiting for you, who will
direct you to one of several computer labs on the main floor.
* You will need to congregate
in the lobby as entrance to SCAD rooms require SCAD escorts.
Please arrive NLT 6:45pm and groups will be escorted accordingly.
This will allow the seminar to start on time at 7:00pm.