Gregg Laing is manager of the Software Systems Group at McQuay International. He has over 23 years of experience at McQuay in software development and management. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology from St. Cloud State University.
Elyse Malherek is an applications engineer and BIM project manager in the Software Systems Group at McQuay International. An active ASHRAE member and Engineer-In-Training, she received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2008.
Recent industry trends have given rise to a new generation of building design tools known as building information modeling, or BIM. BIM goes further than traditional CAD drawings by providing intelligence to building components (such as HVAC) as well as providing system- and building-wide information and awareness (system flows or building loads) in addition to spatial relationships.