Have you ever heard someone in your office say, That's the BIM guy's job, not mine.? The role of BIM in construction is changing. Soon BIM will be ubiquitous across all of our operations. Currently, most third-party training materials focus on the complete package of tools within the software. Many times this training revolves around the key strokes that are needed to achieve outcomes as designed by the software manufacturer, but fails to meet the specific necessities of the contractor. Instead, we need to adapt our training strategy to focus on how BIM integrates into our current project delivery workflows. By educating our personnel on the process first, we can then break down the technical content to support the idea of just-in-time training. In this roundtable session, we share experiences and lessons learned through our efforts to motivate and influence adoption of model-based project delivery within our operations groups, and we also share examples of ways to track enterprise-level progress.
and educators who need to understand the messaging behind why our industry should adopt comprehensive model-based project delivery and also want to take the next step toward complete adoption
Nathan Wood graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Texas, has spent the past 4 years as a BIM and Project Engineer with DPR Construction, and is now part of DPR's Corporate Innovation Team. Nathan has become an emerging leader in the Virtual Design and Construction Industry through his work on both the Sutter Castro Valley and Alta Bates Hospitals. He has developed a passion for identifying new ways of utilizing BIM, direct digital exchange, and model to field technology to create lean workflows from design through construction. He continues to work with software developers to push new technology and process flow innovation within the AEC industry. Nathan recognizes the paradigm shift within the AEC Industry, the challenges associated with organizational change, and the need to address the people and the process side of VDC over technology alone.
Kaushal is a regional BIM manager and is a leader in implementing BIM at DPR Construction in Sacramento, California. He is experienced in building information modeling (BIM), virtual design and construction, and cost estimating for technically complex projects. His project experience varies from a 400,000 square foot healthcare facility to higher educational LEED buildings to the new Sacramento International Airport Terminal B. He continues to be actively involved in national and local BIM groups and has been a popular speaker within the Sacramento AEC Community. He is passionate about establishing a highly efficient BIM approach within multidisciplinary networks and is the founder of DPR's Sacramento BIM Network; a group of Sacramento BIM professionals focused on information exchange in the construction industry. Kaushal is also a member for the Los Rios Community College District's Architectural Design & Technology BIM Advisory Board.
In this class, we introduce you to the BIM 360 Glue API. The Glue API is composed of 2 parts: a web services API and a display component (viewer). The web services API is REST-based. It allows you to access BIM 360 project data in the cloud, such as users, models, and actions. The display component (or viewer API) can be embedded in your application. It provides additional control to its user interface and allows you to customize the viewing experience. Using the Glue API, you can, for example, automate updating projects and models from external applications. BIM 360 Glue keeps track of user's actions as data in addition to traditional model-centric information, which can be used for progress tracking, health monitoring of projects, and so on. As BIM 360 Glue is totally cloud-based, you can connect your own web services applications with the Glue projects. We also show you examples of use cases and demonstrate what you can do using the Glue API. This class assumes you have a basic understanding of web programming, such as web services. Working knowledge of the REST API is helpful for understanding the discussion.