In this discussion, I will be so bold as to make predictions as to where I believe our industry is going in the next 3 to 10 years. With advancements in generative design, software algorithms, and robotic construction, our current processes are going to be changing quite a bit. We will see more and more done by computers and machines than we have ever seen. Rather than Building Information Modeling (BIM), we are going to see Building Information Optimization. In contrast, rather than manually drawing walls, doors, and columns for what we think is a good design, we will feed the computer "rules" instructing it to give us a building’s optimal footprint, structural load capacity, and thermal performance. Things that took months will be done in a day. What does this mean for you? How do you play a part in this changing process? Come to find out how. This is sure to be an exciting and enlightening discussion. This session features Revit and Autodesk Within. AIA Approved
Bill Allen is the cofounder and partner of EvolveLAB BIM Consulting. He has over a decade of experience managing technology for buildings in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry for innovative firms. Allen has experience lecturing on staff as a college instructor for the University of Nebraska Omaha, and he regularly speaks at such conferences as Autodesk University and the Central States BIM Workshop. Allen served on the BIM Board of Omaha and the Central States Revit Workshop Board, and he is currently the co-organizer of the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society.
Strategy services have become essential to fund not only the clear prioritization which Building Information Modeling (BIM) uses to implement and to get key stakeholders, decision makers, and senior management to buy- in. Furthermore, it has become evident to align the successful adoption goals in early stages of strategic initiatives. The purpose of this class is to bring customers together who have already done a business value alignment (Systra, Ramboll, Pyöry) to share their experiences and match it with customers who have not yet done a BIM strategy alignment. This session features Revit.
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
It’s early in the design process. Wouldn’t it be great if there was something that evaluated the benefit of adding insulation, the impact of installing heftier glazing, or the increased efficiency in rotating your building 10 degrees? Architects don’t want to get into energy “modeling.” That’s not their gig. Let's leave that to the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) professionals. Early energy analysis is the way to go, and tools within Revit software are available to help guide the process. In this session, we will investigate the tools available, including Insight 360 software, and the benefits of running energy analysis early in project design. We’ll discuss the fine line between energy “modeling” and energy “analysis,” as well as workflow implementation and documentation. This session features Revit. AIA Approved
This is an effective, structured management system based on the National CAD Standard (NCS) Uniform Drawing System (UDS). This management system emphasizes for Revit software and overlaps AutoCAD software, managing anything from simple distributed model setups (each discipline in a file) to fully integrated (all-in-one) models on A360 Collaboration for Revit cloud service. It is commonly part of the organizational section of a Building Information Modeling (BIM) execution plan. This approach limits added parameters to the Revit software models, and it compartmentalizes liability to each discipline in a way that minimizes confusion and enables each discipline to more directly and fully manage their own content. This session features Revit and A360. AIA Approved
Electrical subs can now enter the realm of Building Information Modeling (BIM) with tools available in Revit software as part of Building Design Suite or the Autodesk collection. We will use the Texas Children's Hospital project as the backdrop of this interactive course aimed at getting electrical subs up to speed with BIM tools, and attendees will realize the benefits of using BIM on this 500,000 square-foot project. Find out what it takes to get a project of this size coordinated with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing in the narrowest of plenum spaces. This session features Revit and Fabrication CADmep.
The purpose of this class is to reveal the design workflow for precast elements (walls and slabs) using advanced tools that automate the process of generating precast assemblies, shop drawings, and computer numerical control (CNC). This will help both fabricators and precast detailers to reduce the time spent modeling, generating shop drawings, and producing precast planar elements. This session features Revit.
In this class, we will see how to customize the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) fabrication database: how to create new specifications, new services, new items from pattern templates, and so on. We will then use it in Revit software, taking advantages of all new features and capabilities provided by Revit 2017 software—and figure out all the value of using fabrication content in the detailing phase to capitalize on design, optimize construction, and save costs. This session features Revit and Fabrication CAMduct.
The lab will provide a hands-on approach of best practices for how to combine civil site designs in AutoCAD Civil 3D software with foundation designs in Revit software to ultimately collaborate with architects. The discussion will give guidelines for where utility modeling for building should transition from Revit MEP software above grade to AutoCAD Civil 3D software below grade, and how to use Navisworks software in this review process. A key concept to review will be the difference between local coordinate systems that building designers work in and the state plane coordinate system that civil engineers typically use. The discussion will consider civil/structure interaction and the new BIM Forum Level of Development (LOD) specification, and how it relates to setting up projects in AutoCAD Civil 3D software and Revit software. This session features Revit and AutoCAD Civil 3D. AIA Approved
We’ve all heard a lot lately about the Dynamo extension and Revit software. We can’t read a blog or go to a conference without someone mentioning this new and exciting tool. We’ve been told it can help us with geometry. We’ve been told it can speed up repetitive tasks. Come see some practical uses of the Dynamo extension and how it can expand the data in your model. Take a look at how we can use it to pass information between linked files, talk to Microsoft Excel, and finally automate those day-to-day tasks. This session features Revit. AIA Approved
Are you interested in virtual reality (VR) but think the cost of entry is too high? Think again! With a $20 Google Cardboard headset, you can use VR to immerse your clients in your design. This lab will take you through several workflows for transitioning from Revit software to Google Cardboard, including using A360 cloud rendering through to discussing more advanced options, such as embedding stereoscopic images in your website. Find out all you need to know to get started in virtual reality. This session features Revit and A360. AIA Approved
Learn to combine computational design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Dynamo visual programming. We will use Dynamo to drive a Revit software model, and interoperate with other applications, data sources, and geometry tools. This workshop is for people who have some experience in Revit software and/or tools like Rhino software and Grasshopper software. Basic understanding of computer programming and scripting is helpful, but it’s not required. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio.
Learn how to combine computational design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Dynamo visual programming. We will use Dynamo to drive a Revit software model, and interoperate with other applications, data sources, and geometry tools. This workshop is for people who have some experience in Revit software and/or tools like Rhino software and Grasshopper software. Basic understanding of computer programming and scripting is helpful, but not required. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio.