This roundtable discussion is designed to bring to the table those like-minded individuals who have the following in common: A desire to share their experiences based on a successful deployment of Building Design Suite workflows that take full advantage of the range of product solutions available in the suite. The roundtable explores past and existing project-based solutions and best practices while looking to use the range of products in Building Design Suite in a successful project workflow. The discussion also looks at technical problems that were encountered during this process and explores suggestions on how to resolve them. The concluding part of this roundtable addresses the lessons learned and looks to exchange a set of practical hints and tips that can assists the group in achieving a highly productive workflow.
Autodesk AEC customers,
architects and technology/BIM/CAD managers who are keen to exchange information around successful deployment of Building Design Suite in their current project workflow
Ajit studied Architecture at C.E.P.T in Ahmedabad, India, including a year in Switzerland with Architect Renato Magginetti. He has over 18+ years experience working in different countries mainly Germany and the UK, with large corporate companies, in roles ranging from, Project Management, BIM / CAD solutions, IT Systems and Networks, to Architectural Visualizations. Ajit's experience includes 3 years at Foster + Partners, London where he was involved in BIM Co-ordination and Project management of BAA's new Terminal 2 Concourse A and B and Virgin's Spaceport America projects, among others. Prior to joining Autodesk, Ajit spent 3 years working as an external consultant with the Technical Sales and Marketing teams at Autodesk. Ajit is a native English speaker and fluent in German, Hindi and Gujarati, and intermediate in Italian. His interests and hobbies include Emerging technologies, Astrophysics, and Cricket, where he currently represents Reading CC in the Thames Valley League.
Elizabeth, Autodesk Premium Support Specialist, focuses on assisting global Enterprise Priority Customers in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering space. Elizabeth's industry knowledge comes from her past experience as a Project Architect and BIM Manager, working in multi-discipline firms in South Africa, Australia and Singapore. She has a passion for innovative technology and sustainability.
As the definition of Building Information Modeling (BIM) evolves and becomes a better-known and established collaboration process in the building design and construction industry, owners increasingly require BIM services from construction managers, architects, and engineering firms. AE/C/CM firms are investing in BIM technologies to help them during bidding, preconstruction, construction, and post-construction. Attendees learn methods and best practices for managing BIM information flows from design phases to building maintenance through a series of scenario-based presentations and case studies. This class also discusses the power of integrating specification writing into the BIM workflow. Upon completion of the class, attendees will have a good understanding of how BIM data evolves from design to construction management stages and eventually to building operation and maintenance.
Only a few years ago, we saw the introduction of new technologies such as 3D parametric and intelligent bidirectional design tools. Now we are trying to retrofit them to serve our ability to design and deliver products in ways that are very complex. We've heard a lot about the trends and tools, but we have spent little time addressing the impact on the people in our organizations. We can teach skill sets, but shifting people's approach to design, collaboration, and build among themselves, their consultants, and clients through technology is now an urgent issue that may decide between the success and failure of our financial investments. In this roundtable session, we look at the key variables that keep our staff from embracing this new way of doing business. We provoke the legal, financial, cultural and technological aspects of our transformation, only to realize that we have years of processes to undo to make our new approach worth investing in.
We tend to focus on designing and constructing new buildings, yet they represent only 2% of United States commercial buildings. Greening operations and maintenance (O&M) of existing facilities is critical, and more architecture, engineering, and construction professionals should be involved in the entire building lifecycle. The Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes and tools that we use for design and construction are essential to an O&M assessment and ongoing facility management. Revit®, Autodesk® Vasari, and Autodesk® Green Building Studio® all help with planning facility changes, in identifying heat islands, and for designing solutions. Whether a building model exists for a facility or not, point cloud data can be brought into Navisworks® to verify existing conditions. Cloud solutions from Autodesk, such as BIM 360™ Field help tremendously for verification, BIM viewing, and retro-commissioning. Come and learn how DPR Construction has approached BIM for the lifecycle.
In this hands-on lab, you experience the step-by-step workflow between Revit® and Showcase software. Learn how to quickly and easily transform digital prototypes or architectural designs into compelling imagery, movies, and real-time presentations. This class is an introduction to Showcase. If you have never used this software before or have used it only a few times, this class is for you. We also discuss Importing models from other sources such as Inventor®, AutoCAD® and 3ds Max® Design software.
Reality capture is becoming predominant in architectural, engineering, or construction work. Using the ReCap family of products and services in conjunction with Autodesk applications, it's now becoming very easy to design in context using as-built scanned data as a reference. This class teaches you how to take advantage of new workflows based on ReCap software for several use cases that are related to BIM, such as retrofitting a renovation, conceptual modeling, and so on, using both laser scanners and photographs.