How can we extend Building Information Models’ (BIM) values from design and construction to operation and maintenance (O&M)? How can we tackle challenges that data created from design and construction not making it to operations or not meeting the standards? What are the enabling technologies for owners using BIM? If you’re interested in finding out more about these questions, this is the class for you. Participants will not only learn about out-of-the-box functionalities of using Autodesk, Inc., products for streamlining building information exchanges, but they will also discover new technologies and opportunities to integrate and customize existing applications within owners’ organizations. We will guide you through the workflows and best practices using BIM to define, collect, store, and transfer the valuable information for O&M purposes according to industry standards. You will also see live demonstrations and success stories that highlight the possibilities of capitalizing on BIM for the benefits of facility owners.
Building Owners/Operators, Facility Managers, AEC professionals
Sheryl Yang is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) expert and advocate with both construction and facilities management background and 5 years’ experience working on research and implementation of BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction and Facilities Management industry. She is now an Implementation Consultant at Autodesk focusing on providing consulting and training services for the adoption of BIM 360 solutions and BIM practices. Sheryl also helps Autodesk clients integrating BIM 360 platform and data with their existing construction or facilities management applications. Prior to joining Autodesk, Sheryl worked as a researcher and received her Doctoral degree from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Her doctoral dissertation focuses on “BIM for Owners”, more specifically is to develop new approach using BIM and visualization technologies to streamline facility maintenance workflows. She also taught hands-on labs at CMU for BIM software, including Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Navisworks.
Gary has spent the last 20 years focused on advancements of technologies in the AEC industry. His experience spans from the early inceptions of Building Information Model, BIM, on through evolutions of new 4D, 5D construction technologies and practice. Gary has over a 15 year career with Autodesk, taking on numerous strategic roles getting new ideas and technologies to market for the architectural, engineering and construction industries. His current role is focused on establishing a better understand of the critical business issues impacting Owners, their projects from construction to handover. Professional education in mechanical engineering and architecture.
Manu Venugopal is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) enthusiast who focuses on using technology to improve business processes in the architecture, engineering, and construction-facilities management industries. Today, as a solution architect at Autodesk, Inc., Manu leads the development and integration of BIM 360 cloud-collaboration platform with ERP (enterprise resource planning), product lifecycle management, document management, project controls, or facilities management systems, and he plays a key role in spreading adoption of Autodesk cloud technologies.
Production planning. Last Planner System. Lean construction. These are all popular buzzwords in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry today. If you are not familiar with these and implementing them right now on your projects, this class is a must! This interactive workshop will address the problem of waste in planning and how the Last Planner System improves productivity and schedule reliability. We’ll introduce pull planning: a collaborative scheduling technique that enables teams to develop workflow working backward, thus enabling successor activities to determine what needs to be completed for them to start their work. We’ll put theory into practice in a hands-on, team-based, real-life construction and design simulation to emphasize the importance of pull versus push, reliable flow, and clear subcontractor commitments in the pull-planning process. The class will finish by showing how BIM 360 Plan web service helps the last planner by enabling teams to track task commitments and completion. This session features BIM 360 Plan and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
This class will be delivered by Hill Construction, a U.K.-based housebuilder, supported by Topcon Corporation and Autodesk, Inc. Hill Construction will describe its Building Information Modeling (BIM) journey so far, and how the firm has applied BIM 360 tools into its workflows on a complex construction project undertaken by Hill Bespoke in Cambridge, England. The class will cover how using a variety of mass-data capture techniques to gather as-built documentation combined with integrated on-site verification and management has improved efficiencies and reduced errors using innovative new workflows. Hill will describe the impact of these new workflows incorporating software (including BIM 360 Field cloud service, BIM 360 Layout cloud service, BIM 360 Glue cloud service, and BIM 360 Docs cloud service) integrated with Topcon mass-data capture and layout solutions, and the efficiencies gained over traditional methods. We will show content and examples from the historically important housebuilding project combining both complex renovation with new-build processes. This session features BIM 360 Layout, BIM 360 Field, and BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved
Building Information Modeling (BIM) delivers value by providing an underpinning for the creation, aggregation, and exchange of models and corresponding intelligent structured data. The availability of powerful solutions in the BIM standard, both on-premise and in the cloud, creates a challenge and, hence, opportunity to implement a scalable integration architecture in the enterprise. While BIM Tools has largely focused on design and construction phases of assets, it also has important applications across entire lifecycles of assets, and is therefore a key enabler of improving asset management. This class will attempt to showcase technology best practices in TOGAF Enterprise architecture to help customers realize the vision of the business stakeholders to connect BIM data with other asset information and also make it available to the entire enterprise and beyond, including their suppliers and end customers. This session features AutoCAD Electrical and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
Projects are generating ever-increasing amounts of photo and video documentation. From mobile phones to wearable cameras to drones, the number of devices that can generate visual information is skyrocketing. Unfortunately, storing and organizing this content is not a simple task, nor is linking it to the actual assets. The files are numerous, large, and often do not have the required information associated to help categorize them. This case study of a live project will present a new approach that complements the visual organization capabilities of Revit software (and beyond) with a new product—Smartvid.io—to help store, organize, and tag the video and photo content captured on-site. We will discuss the concept of video-based reality capture within the context of construction, handover, and operations deliverables. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Field, and Building Ops. AIA Approved
Construction is still one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, with job sites being complex networks of people, equipment, and activity that are dangerous and ever changing. With continued pressured to drive more value to clients, how do project teams use technology to improve productivity while maintaining safe working conditions? Skanska sought to answer this question and has piloted the use of an Internet of Things (IoT)-based technology called real-time location systems (RTLS) to dynamically track people and assets in order to make our job sites smarter, safer, and more productive. This presentation will focus on how RTLS can enhance environmental awareness and real-time visibility of worker’s safety and productivity on active job sites, as well as into operations. Representatives of Skanska and Redpoint Positioning will explore RTLS in action on real projects, along with benefits, challenges, and lessons learned. They will also explore the role of CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools when deploying RTLS. This session features Revit, AutoCAD, and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
Deriving from 2D reinforcement drawings in the past, 3D reinforcement modeling is becoming common practice, and automatically generated reinforcement from calculations is becoming reality. The next challenges are optimization of reinforcement layout and dealing with complex-shaped geometry. This all starts with an integrated workflow, where information is preserved and exchanged along all disciplines—from modeling (Revit software), calculation, and documentation (SOFiSTiK software), to file-to-factory data exchange and on-site verification (BIM 360 Field software). We will use cases from practice to demonstrate this. Learn how to generate complex geometry and rebar parametrically using the Dynamo extension for Revit software. Dynamo software’s parametric infrastructure in conjunction with the advanced 3D finite element method (FEM) analysis of TNO DIANA makes possible evaluation and optimization of structural performance. Hence, the realistic simulation of the structural behavior of complex-shaped structures in reinforced concrete is within reach. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Field, and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
This class will focus on BIM 360 account administration. We will also pay special attention to BIM 360 Field project administration. We will cover basic setup, common workflows, and best practices for the use of BIM 360 Field software. We’ll point out some common areas of confusion for users, and the information account and project administrators should gather to better assist their project users in resolving reported issues. This session features BIM 360 Account Administration and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
This session will cover many of the more advanced workflows possible with Navisworks software, covering the full range of the tool and link into other tools like the BIM 360 mobile and web platform suite and Autodesk, Inc.’s, design tools This session features Navisworks Manage, BIM 360 Field, and BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved
Hunt/AECOM has had success using Navisworks software as a 3D and 4D collaboration tool. The net result has always been good, however, the process of using Navisworks software has resulted in teams not having the latest information. With BIM 360 Glue software, we can have a live link or real-time data connecting all of the trade data in one cloud model. Using the Blue Ciel project and others, this presentation will demonstrate how to coordinate construction Building Information Modeling (BIM) and maintain construction schedules. Hunt/AECOM uses BIM 360 Glue software to involve all stakeholders. This session features BIM 360 Glue and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
Many facility owners require intelligent models as deliverables for capital projects. However, simply asking for models or COBie, or mandating industry-standard Building Information Modeling (BIM) execution plans, may not fit the specific requirements and workflows within an owner’s organization. In this session, you will learn best practices from Princeton University with more than a decade’s experiences of driving successful BIM projects. We will share with you how Princeton has standardized the workflows to obtain an integrated deliverable that combines BIM models with as-built documents and data. Princeton will explain how defining the facilities management (FM) deliverable as a prime objective very early in the construction phase empowers architects, engineers, and contactors to increase the quality of their services, while providing excellent FM deliverables. You will also discover innovative technologies of integrating Princeton’s existing FM applications with Autodesk, Inc., technology to extend BIM to FM teams. This session features BIM 360 Glue and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
Many building or construction projects use some form of document library. Whether it’s used in the design, build, or operate phase, it’s probably a document management tool that isn’t designed as a common data environment, but rather as a document repository. A lot of the time it sits on a private server and requires IT departments to perform miracles to assign rights and privileges. What building and construction projects require is something that’s easy to use, easy to access, and easy to maintain. This is what BIM 360 Docs software delivers—a tool that can be set up on a per-project basis that all stakeholders have access to and where the latest documents reside. Let’s investigate this rookie addition to the BIM 360 portfolio and consider how to use it with other BIM 360 tools, such as BIM 360 Field software, to enhance workflows. Let’s examine how to use markups and issues for effective collaboration, and put the right information in the hands of the people who need it. This session features BIM 360 Docs and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
In order to reach the pinnacle of collaboration and return on investment with Building Information Modeling (BIM), project stakeholders need the ability to update critical project information without redundant processing between multiple sources of information. While much of the formal documentation process has moved from analog to digital, teams are still challenged to integrate the data handover and approval process. BIM 360 mobile and web platform enables project teams to reach new levels of real-time collaboration. Unfortunately, legacy contracts are preventing project teams from streamlining their digital process with the public API (application programming interface). This presentation will describe how data democratization is currently impacting other markets, and how forward-thinking building owners like WeWork are already capturing opportunities to disrupt the design and construction process. Discover how traditional contracts may be limiting the value of your BIM investment, and learn steps to unlock the full potential of BIM 360 collaboration. This session features BIM 360 Docs, BIM 360 Field, and BIM 360 Plan. AIA Approved