In this class, we will explore ways of integrating sustainability into design curricula, highlight several successful classroom and design studio examples, and outline the innovative approaches they use. We will share best practices and lessons learned from these experiences, discuss practical concerns and logistics, and encourage creative thinking about how to create an inspired and actionable plan for incorporating new sustainable design learning strategies into your own courses. We will also learn about the Autodesk Green Building Certificate program—an online learning path for green building software tools that is underpinned by building science fundamentals and that builds on the resources in the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop.
Educators who want to learn about the suite of tools from Autodesk for incorporating sustainable design, simulation, and analysis into the curriculum and who want to create innovative learning experiences
Autodesk Mudbox software is a creative design tool that combines free-form expression with ease of use to support the fast creation of initial design concepts. By using Mudbox early in the ideation phase, designers can explore more options, and then reuse and refine their design concepts within Autodesk® Alias®. Designers can become productive with a few days of training, even if they lack extensive prior experience.
This class will provide an overview of how Bechtel has used technology to help drive the capital investment project at London Gatwick, which is the world’s busiest single runway airport and the second largest airport in the UK. The discussion will focus on how Autodesk® software has been implemented along with a range of other technologies to deliver a carefully planned, multidisciplinary project, including new terminal buildings, renovations, and infrastructure works. With over 200 projects either in progress or planned, the coordination between the airport authority, Bechtel, and a host of subcontractors is crucial, and it requires intelligent use of standards and collaboration tools. This class will be jointly delivered by Bechtel and Autodesk and will focus on the flow of data from preliminary design through to architecture, engineering, construction, and beyond.
The design development stage of a building design is an important time for refining the building design for meeting requirements, but it is also the time when good communication with the client is crucial for getting their approval. In this class, we will demonstrate ways of using Autodesk Revit software to make sure that you are fulfilling the design criteria through verifying space usage per the program, addressing room occupancy, and visually coordinating fire-rated walls and doors. We will also show how to communicate the design to the client through room data sheets, 3D plans per floor, floor plan shadowing, color schemes, and other methods.
Autodesk Certification signifies your experience and expertise to employers and clients around the world and, as such, is a very powerful asset for design professionals. Autodesk highly recommends that you structure your examination preparation for success. This means scheduling time to prepare, reviewing the Exam Guide, using Autodesk Official Certification Courseware, taking an Application Proficiency or Assessment Exam, and using a variety of resources to prepare for your certification. Equally as important, actual hands-on experience is recommended. In this class, you will review this process, experience questions similar to those in the exam, and learn about the materials available to you to be successful in Revit Architecture Certification. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.
Autodesk Certification signifies your experience and expertise to employers and clients around the world and, as such, is a very powerful asset for design professionals. Autodesk highly recommends that you structure your examination preparation for success. This means scheduling time to prepare, reviewing the Exam Guide, using Autodesk Official Certification Courseware, taking an Application Proficiency or Assessment Exam, and using a variety of resources to prepare for your certification. Equally as important, actual hands-on experience is recommended. In this class, you will review this process, experience questions similar to those in the exam, and learn about the materials available to you to be successful in Revit Architecture Certification. This is part 2 of a 2-part series.
How do you tell a story with a rendering? How can a 3D model be transformed into a work of art? Is it the illumination, the camera settings, the props, or the composition that brings a project to life and transforms it from a flat image into an inspiring representation of your architectural project? Whether you are a new AutoCAD® or Autodesk® Revit® software user or a production professional who wants a new angle on your projects, this class will immerse you in the creative and technical architectural visualization possibilities available in Autodesk® Design Suite. By learning basic principles of architectural photography and the qualities of great interior and exterior images, you will gain a fresh perspective for producing renderings that will delight and inspire your clients.
It's back—and it is time to keep moving your AutoCAD MEP software to places you have never been before. This fast-paced class will cover powerful new features of AutoCAD MEP 2013 and move into maximizing your project and drawing templates. We will present an overview of new content features and cover working with Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)-exported models. Come to the class so you can take a breath, get ahead of the competition, walk away with the latest version of my template—and stay supercharged!
This class will highlight the use of Autodesk Quantity Takeoff software to streamline the preconstruction process for creating cost estimates based on building information models from multiple sources. We will use a recent case study to show off the ability of Quantity Takeoff to maximize the translation of information from the intelligent models into the contractor's estimate. The presentation will highlight the workflow changes inherent when moving from traditional 2D drawings, binders, and spreadsheets to a dynamic, integrated 5D model. This process enables efficient identification and resolution of potential issues. You will learn how to visually communicate the various cost impacts on the estimate to the building owner, designers, and other project stakeholders during and beyond the preconstruction phase. Another Quantity Takeoff benefit is early collaboration between architect and contractor that leads to greater efficiency and reduced risk for owners during construction, at project turnover, and throughout the life of the building.
This class describes several Building Information Modeling (BIM) challenges that Nikken Sekkei, the largest Japanese design firm, and Takenaka Corporation, one of the top five contractor, design-build companies, faced during their collaboration on a 1,000,000-square-foot BIM hospital project. The class covers three major challenges in the BIM implementation and adoption process between the two companies: how to incorporate the new concept of hospital design with a BIM approach that supports design coordination of the "shell and core" of the hospital plan to reduce RFIs; how to manage all of the designers and drafters who are beginning Autodesk® Revit® software users (no BIM champions) to produce construction documents from design development phase; and how to manage design review communications with the client using visualization technology. The class will cover each of the solutions and their benefits as profitable outputs using Autodesk Revit, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, and Autodesk® Navisworks® software.
Learn to take your conceptual designs beyond the marketing image through to fabrication. This class describes the solution that we implemented for one of our clients recently where we took an Autodesk Revit conceptual mass to fabrication using Autodesk® Inventor® software. The class will demonstrate the workflow developed to take us from the design brief (a marketing image and five sections), into the conceptual massing environment in Revit software. Here we defined, panelized, and optimized the façade design before coordinating with the proposed steelwork design. This coordinated design was then taken into Inventor to create the fabrication detail necessary for automated fabrication and delivery to site. The final stage of this workflow saw the panels transferred back into Revit to coordinate and design the final supporting bracketry. This class showcases the workflow from Revit to Inventor and back again and highlights the benefits of adaptive components and massing tools to realize your designs.
Are you just beginning to enter the world of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC)? Or maybe you already have, and you are now ready to tackle something more than just construction document production or MEP coordination? Either way, this class will introduce you to what is already possible in design and construction with the use of BIM.
O uso da tecnologia BIM tem avançado no mercado brasileiro. Construtoras buscam utilizá-la nas etapas de pré-construção e construção para aprimorar o processo de gestão dos empreendimentos, reduzir o número de ordens de alteração e melhorar a qualidade do produto final. Isto exige que projetistas, construtores e clientes mudem seus processos de trabalho e trabalhem de maneira mais integrada. Através da apresentação de casos nos quais a tecnologia foi aplicada, descubra os principais benefícios do uso da tecnologia BIM na pré-construção e entenda a mudança necessária no fluxo de informação entre projetista, construtora e cliente para que o modelo BIM mantenha a sua eficiência e aplicabilidade ao longo de todo ciclo de vida do empreendimento.