Project managers have been named for the four major project areas of Phase II of the Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) Initiative. In their new roles, the project managers will be implementing the roadmap developed in Phase I. These project managers are experts in the field of masonry design and construction.

The project areas and the manager assigned are:

1.            Masonry Unit Model Definition, Manager Jeff Elder, Interstate Brick, West Jordan, Utah

2.            Masonry BIM Benchmark, Manager David Biggs, Biggs Consulting Engineering, Troy, NY

3.            Masonry Wall Model Definition, Manager - Jamie Davis, Ryan-Biggs Associates, Skaneateles, NY

Structural Modeling Group, Manager - Tomas Amor, Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN

Architectural Modeling Group, Manager - Maria Viteri, International Masonry Institute, Annapolis, MD

4.            BIM Contractor Input, Manager - Darrell McMillian, Masonry Institute of St. Louis, St Louis, MO

Contractor Education, Manager - David Biggs, Biggs Consulting Engineering, Troy, NY

These four projects will position masonry products, systems and delivery in a way that BIM software developers can implement the data into software packages.

BIM-M is an international initiative by the masonry industries of the United States and Canada that was created in 2012 to develop cutting edge software for use by architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers and masons.  The purpose is to improve the design and construction of masonry buildings in North America. The consortium funding the initiative includes National Concrete Masonry Association, International Masonry Institute, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Mason Contractors Association of America, The Masonry Society, and Western States Clay Products Association.

For more information on the Building Information Modeling for Masonry Initiative’s roadmap and/or National BIM-M Initiative, contact David Biggs at You can visit their web site at