This lecture will begin with a regulatory overview of that which is required to operate drones commercially in the United States, and a history of B&G’s path to compliant operations on our projects. A simple introduction to types of hardware, outputs, and basic photogrammetry will follow, with lessons learned on what’s necessary to begin mapping and acquiring accurate 3D models. We will share our best practices for planning safe automated-flight missions to acquire 3D meshes and point clouds, and highlight these outputs using real-world examples. Furthermore, we will showcase what is possible when data acquired by drones is integrated deeply into existing Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, by overlaying point clouds in Autodesk, Inc., software such as Revit software and Navisworks software for use in conceptual modeling, site coordination, and quality-control checks. Finally, we will demonstrate how to share this data easily with entire project teams to provide actionable data for collaboration across locations. This session features Navisworks Manage, ReCap 360, and Revit. AIA Approved
Construction and infrastructure professionals directly involved or interested in advanced BIM workflows.
Hunter Cole joined the Virtual Design and Construction Team at Brasfield & Gorrie (B&G) in 2015 with experience in virtual design and assessment in automotive design and manufacturing. Cole brings his experience from a major automaker to B&G. While there, he led early collaboration between Design and Manufacturing Teams to assess constructability and reduce defects and rework. He is passionate about applying lean concepts, precision measurement, laser scanning, and rapid prototyping. While working in an industry that has fully adopted a 3D model-based workflow, he understood virtual design’s potential to change construction. Cole works directly with project teams to assist the project’s delivery through the design and construction process, and he is responsible for the planning and execution of Building Information Modeling (BIM) deliverables. Cole aims to add value to B&G’s projects by providing accurate and relevant information to the project teams throughout the lifecycle of construction.
This class covers the implementation of an integrated BIM system inside the Design and Construction Joint Venture (VCGP + ASTALDI) of the Santiago de Chile Airport. On this project, BIM data life cycle starts with model authoring creation using Autodesk Revit and Civil 3D for 354.000 m2 on buildings and 880.000 m2 on infrastructures. Design Review and Constructability Analysis are performed with the support of Autodesk Revit, Civil 3D, Recap, Infraworks, Navisworks and Tekla Structure. Throughout the project, BIM collaboration and coordination are ensured with Autodesk Navisworks. Connection of BIM models with construction planning (Primavera) is done via Synchro software for 4D simulation. At the end of the project, As Built BIM models (LOD 500) are handed over for O&M software (IBM Maximo) link purposes. A particular attention will be brought to the challenges of implementing such process on a large scale project as well as best practices for BIM deliverables to final clients.
Building the tallest skyscraper in the world (over 1,000 meters high with 250-plus floors) is a chilling experience and leaves no scope for mistakes and rework. This class will discuss detailed Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow and setup for the complete design engineering, simulation, and construction of this engineering challenge. Attendees will learn the interface of Building Design Suite along with third-party software to manage the design iterations for optimization and changing specifications from owners. This will be an in-depth presentation on how BIM facilitated various design disciplines to collaborate in a seamless manner to enhance the construction efficiency and building performance. This session features Revit and Navisworks Manage.
Model-based quantification has long been one of the promising applications of Building Information Modeling (BIM). As many in the industry have, Holder Construction has found ways to pull quantities from models to drive project estimation. In this presentation, we will share some of our tools and processes. Additionally, we will discuss many model-based quantification tools currently available, and why there continues to be a need for better tools built for preconstruction and estimating professionals. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Glue, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
The step from detailed design to construction in a Building Information Modeling (BIM)-enabled workflow is a challenge for many design offices and construction companies. In many situations, designs need to be changed after contractors have reviewed the models on constructability. In this class, you will discover how you can involve computational design in this process. You will learn how to use the Dynamo extension to automate all kinds of custom tasks in Revit software to make your design constructible. You will get inspired by the wide range of possibilities the Dynamo extension offers to create your own model check and to automate the creation of construction elements.This session features Revit, Dynamo Studio and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
Our class focuses on LA Metro’s current transit project located in downtown LA. On the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project (RCTC) we were able to integrate software from Autodesk (Revit, Civil 3D, Navisworks, BIM 360 Glue), and a variety of other platforms. In this presentation we will share some of the “secrets” on bringing these programs together with efficient and manageable workflows. RCTC is a 1.55 billion underground Light Rail Transit extension that connects Metro’s existing Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station to its 7th Street/Metro Center Station in downtown LA. This connection will serve as a major link to the current and future LA transit system. We will show why BIM was the right choice for final design of the project, and we will demonstrate our workflows between Revit and Civil 3D, Revit and AutoSprink, how we used Navisworks for clash detection, BIM360 Glue and BIM 360 Field for model viewing.
VINCI Construction France (VCF)—the French construction division of VINCI Group (world-first construction and concession company), a general contractor employing 22,000 people in France—started its move to Building Information Modeling (BIM) almost a decade ago, and the path that led VCF to a BIM leadership in the French market has been consolidated project by project. This course will detail the strategy designed by VCF to grow its knowledge, tools, and references in BIM, and we’ll look at how every project has served to consolidate the BIM maturity of the company. We will present some key BIM projects to illustrate some important learning landmarks in the VCF BIM journey. This session features Revit and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
Case study using Autodesk Revit software to establish a multidisciplinary coordinating model using Infrastructure Design Suite software, and the successful workflow of how to best interact between the different software systems. The project is for the delivery of a six-platform, Stadium Train Station, for specific for the Perth New Stadium. BIM was the key elements in ensuring a high level of co-ordination and constructability with the existing condition and staging for rail shut downs. The presentation will focus on using Revit modelling techniques with the aid of Dynamo for downstream construction management for construction documentation, formwork area, and setting out, scheduling, pour sequencing, procurement integrating multiple OpenBIM formats. Workflows for using a Common Data environment cloud base platform to enable design team and construction team work with the most current data. https://youtu.be/76dfm5VPzKY This session features Revit and Navisworks Manage.
THe session shows in detail how developers in South East Asia are getting value through the implementation of BIM beyond design. In this session a review of 2 separate BIM implementations in the Philippines showing how they are achieving returns and the specific challenges that are being overcome in the emerging markets.
This session concerns the design of an office-building project wherein Building Information Modeling (BIM) was not considered in the design contract, but was initiated once the project had started. During this class, we will share our experience of managing 2 architects, 2 structural engineering companies, and an MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) engineering company, with respect to an ongoing BIM execution plan. The class shows that convincing the design team to integrate BIM processes is essential to respond to owner’s goals. We will explain how to convert the project conditions and requirements into BIM processes. The class specifically will focus on modeling scheduling according to an existing SNCF railway platform (geometric and acoustic conditions), and constraints due to existing structures. It also will focus on processes that cover the uses of the Revit software model to respond to estimation and sustainable-information models. In addition, we will talk about how we were able to submit the design earlier in the process for facade construction. This session features Revit and Navisworks Manage.
This class will review a case study of Ananda Development Thailand and its journey of Building Information Modeling (BIM) transformation driving innovation across both its own company and an entire network. The class will look at many of the leading initiatives that Ananda Development has been working toward, and the process of review, process, and change to deliver a BIM system comprising of design and construction requirements that are driven internally, but delivered across a group of more than 20 consultants and contractors. The class will discuss the strategies Ananda has implemented to transform its business with other business and quality initiatives, as well as how the company has persuaded all its partners to embrace BIM. Ananda has developed a strategy of inclusion and structured development of all parties, and it will share insights and strategies to assist all attendees. This class is a must for anyone driving BIM for design and construction within and outside of their organization. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Glue, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
Historically, the architecture, engineering, and construction industry has operated in information silos. With the creation of the U.K. BIM mandate, the government has focused on the end product, and has essentially farmed out the workflow for project teams working in a model-based environment. Never before, has there been such an open and sharing mentality among would-be competitors trying to achieve a common goal. This session is the “warts and all“ account of 2 U.K. architecture firms changing perspectives, office cultures, mindsets, and deliverables, focusing on examples of where new technology and innovative workflows have assisted with communication, collaboration, integration, and systems coordination to provide a consistent approach for projects. After attending this class you will understand how change management and communication with an extended project team can benefit your client, the holistic project, and, ultimately, its lifecycle design, along with the negative impacts that not embracing change may have on your business. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Glue, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
With 12 years on the works and operations scheduled in 2020, the Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah, designed by HOK, is a prime example of Building Information Modeling (BIM) execution of a project of colossal proportions. With 1.6 million square feet, $2.6 billion budget, and several dozens of consultants working in tandem, the Design Team demonstrated the ability to devise unique BIM strategies that included the automation of repetitive processes, the remote collaboration with virtualized engines, the adoption of daily cloud-based file exchanges, the adoption of streamlined communication channels, the decentralization of the 3D coordination, the dynamic documentation of approved workflows, and the almost unrestrained disposition to adopt tools and technology to facilitate the documentation process. We will discuss in great detail the variety of BIM strategies adopted by the Design Team, the challenges faced when managing more than 100 cross-linked Revit software files, and the key lessons learned of the overall BIM process. This session features Revit, AutoCAD, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
AU Las Vegas
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction