There are so many new technologies out there in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Which ones should your structural firm know? Which ones should you adopt into your office workflow? Which ones should you share with your clients? Join us as we go through a sample structural workflow using the latest technologies to solve issues along the way. We will take you from conceptual design, through documentation, through collaboration, and finally through CA—while taking advantage of Dynamo software, adaptive components, and advanced Revit software structural modeling and analysis. We will also show you how to use some of the latest game engine technology for presentations, quality control, and immersive design collaboration. Hold on tight—this is going to be a fast ride through the workflow of the structural engineer of the future. This session features Revit Structure. AIA Approved
Marcello Sgambelluri currently serves as the Building Information Modeling (BIM) director at John A. Martin & Associates Structural Engineers in Los Angeles, California. Sgambelluri has worked on many BIM projects over the last 18 years as a project manager, design engineer, and BIM director. Some of the BIM projects he has worked on include the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; the Ray and Maria Stata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion at Los Angeles International Airport. Sgambelluri is internationally recognized as one of the top BIM leaders and contributors to the education and implementation of BIM technology in the building industry. He continually speaks at Autodesk University and the Revit Technology Conference, and he received the Top Speaker award in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 at both conferences. Sgambelluri received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering and he is a licensed civil and structural engineer.
In this class we will show the difficulties and challenges of multidiscipline design-and-construct infrastructure projects in the Netherlands from a contractor’s point of view: What is the best way to set up your project and design-team organization? How do you manage all your data and exchange, and how you can optimize your design workflow? During the design and construct phase there are several challenges you have to deal with, such as (building) architecture, civil design, subcontractors, reinforcement supplier, and so on. The main layout of the class will contain the complete process, from conceptual design to detailed design, including the construction phase. For every step, we will zoom in on the used software, and give some best practices and optimizations people can use in their own organizations. Examples will contain 3D rebar exchange with subcontractors, AutoCAD Civil 3D software and Revit software exchange, collaboration in Revit Structure software, Navisworks software model setup, 3D deliverables, and so on. This session features Revit Structure and AutoCAD Civil 3D. AIA Approved
With the new tools added to Revit software in the last few years, it has become easier for structural engineers and detailers to create shop drawings and fabrication models for structural components. This class will demonstrate Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows to take a Structural Design Team model into fabrication modeling and shop-drawings production for rebar, precast-concrete, structural-steel, and concrete-lift drawings. Attendees will learn new rebar modeling and annotation features for rebar shop-drawing creation. They will also learn how the new steel-connections tool works in Revit 2017 software and links with Advance Steel software; how to create precast-concrete erection (shop) and piece drawings in Revit software; and how to create detailed concrete-lift drawings in Revit software. We will also demonstrate add-ons that make shop-drawing production more efficient for each structural component type, and we’ll discuss workflows and best practices. This session features Revit Structure and Advance Steel.
Although reinforcement-detailing capabilities of Revit Structure software have been improved from release to release during recent years, a lack of features is preventing users from changing their workflows from 2D detailing with AutoCAD software to a Building Information Modeling (BIM)-concentric workflow in 3D. This class will demonstrate how to overcome these feature gaps by using third-party software. This includes easily distributing rebars along non-planar faces, splitting area reinforcement on large slabs, properly handling revisions, and creating 2D views out of the 3D model. This session features Revit Structure.
With the new tools added to Revit software in the last few years, it has become easier for structural engineers and detailers to create shop drawings and fabrication models for structural components. This class will demonstrate Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows to take a Structural Design Team model into fabrication modeling and shop-drawings production for rebar, precast-concrete, structural-steel, and concrete-lift drawings. Attendees will learn new rebar modeling and annotation features for rebar shop-drawing creation. They will also learn how the new steel-connections tool works in Revit 2017 software and links with Advance Steel software; how to create precast-concrete erection (shop) and piece drawings in Revit software; and how to create detailed concrete-lift drawings in Revit software. We will also demonstrate add-ons that make shop-drawing production more efficient for each structural component type, and we’ll discuss workflows and best practices. This session features Revit Structure and Advance Steel. AIA Approved
With Revit software and Advance Steel software, structural engineers have tools available to enable them to take their designs past construction documents and into fabrication and construction. Construction schedules are faster, integrated project delivery is more common, and the Who, How, and When of structural shops drawings and fabrication models are changing. This presentation will show how US-based structural engineers who already create their design models and drawings with Revit software can use this same software to create shops drawings from their fabrication models for rebar, precast, and structural steel, and also create concrete lift drawings. Attendees will learn why these services are offered, how engineers can offer them, and best practices to follow to offer Building Information Modeling (BIM)-based structural shop drawings. This session features Revit Structure and Advance Steel. AIA Approved
This class will present a new software platform that facilitates information sharing between structural designers and steel material suppliers. The platform provides engineers with current information on material cost and availability in the context of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) in order to facilitate more-informed decisions early in the design process, which can significantly reduce cost and procurement time. In turn, material suppliers benefit from the project information shared by designers to better-forecast demand. We will present the platform architecture (developed collaboratively by Autodesk, Inc.; SteelCentral; and Stanford University) in the context of 2 industry case studies. Representatives from SSOE Group and Gerdau will describe their experiences using the platform from both a designer’s and a supplier’s perspective. Finally, we will engage the audience to discuss the potential of this technology to disrupt traditional workflows and promote innovation. This session features Revit Structure, Fusion 360, and Robot Structural Analysis. AIA Approved
Parametric tools are still sitting in a niche corner and, incorrectly, considered applicable only to equally niche projects. This talk will demonstrate how a basic understanding of Grasshopper software and the Dynamo extension can add massive value to a design team (and I will quantify said value to help you convince the skeptics). This class will demonstrate simple workflows in Dynamo, Grasshopper, Microsoft Excel, and Revit software that we developed to help us efficiently design and document a new stadium in Sydney, Australia. These tools helped us reduce our documentation time by more than 500 hours (50%). These simple tools were developed in both Dynamo and Grasshopper, and this talk is targeted at anyone interested in new workflows and increasing efficiency. We will demonstrate a series of scripts associated with foundation and rock assessment and column modeling and scheduling, and we’ll cover design and documentation tools for the geometrically complex tensile roof. In addition, we will touch on tools developed to automate view creation for documentation. This session features Revit Structure, Dynamo Studio, and Revit. AIA Approved
This class will present a new approach to the structural analysis and design workflow. Utilizing Structural Analysis for Revit software and the Dynamo extension in collaboration with third-party software, an automated workflow will be achieved between conceptual model, analysis, and design. The class will show the ability to connect innovative 3D modeling data with traditional calculation methods. By using Revit software as a modeling platform and the Dynamo extension as a data extraction and export tool, this streamlined workflow can revolutionize the current approach to analysis and design. The proposed workflow can be standardized to each user’s preference and used repeatedly across multiple projects. Specific project needs can be included seamlessly into the workflow. The class will explore this workflow as it has been used for a structural seismic retrofit project located at NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Ames Research Center in Moffett Federal Airfield in California. This session features Revit Structure, Dynamo Studio, and Robot Structural Analysis. AIA Approved
The completion of the world’s first true Eiffel Tower replica in Macau was a culmination of inventive digital craftsmanship by Aurecon’s modelers and engineers in Thailand and Hong Kong, supported by modern technology. No intricate detail was left unturned right from the start, making the work of others down the construction chain much easier, and exceeding expectations at all levels. In this session, we will look at how the mass model was built, and we’ll review complex families, and the process from model to site. This session features Revit Structure. AIA Approved
In this class, you will learn and see all new improvements for Revit software regarding steel connections and the Advance Steel software plug-in for Revit software. With Revit 2017 software, you have very powerful parametric steel connections and approval status information that you can both export and synchronize with Advance Steel software for detailing tasks. This keeps the Revit model and the Advance Steel model always up to date, including detailed steel connection information. Experience the workflows that change everything with steel in Revit software and enhance the existing workflow with Advance Steel software even more! This session features Revit Structure and Advance Steel. AIA Approved
Although most projects are delivered with Revit software in most parts of the world, and many engineers use Revit Structure software in their daily work to model, analyze, and document various structures, the acceptance of using Revit software for rebar detailing is still somehow limited. In this roundtable, participants may discuss the reason(s). Is it the necessity to change the entire workflow in the office, or in case reinforced concrete (RC) detailing is offshored? Are there still features missing from the software? Is it slower (that is, more expensive) to work in 3D? Come and discuss! This session features Revit Structure.
Capitalizing on Building Information Modeling (BIM) for new buildings is easy—you get to start with a fresh, clean file, and you can lay out everything you need precisely where it is supposed to be. But what if you’re doing an addition, a renovation, or a historic preservation? Most of what is important to a structural engineer is probably hidden behind an existing facade or finish. And yet, the model must go on. Fortunately, you're not alone! Join this roundtable to share your experience with these challenges, and see how your peers have dealt with the same issues. This session features Revit Structure.
AU Las Vegas
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction