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What are the best practices and practical applications of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for water and wastewater? Do you work on transportation or land development projects? Do you work for a local government or a public utility that manages water systems? Join this Infrastructure Symposium session to discuss a better design for water systems. This is a breakout to the Infrastructure Symposium on Monday.
Using civil virtual design and construction technology is never an easy battle. There are numerous hard expenses upfront and soft expenses that follow. Often individuals have to create plans when they don't understand the full implications of using new technology and providing new services. This course explores how to successfully develop an implementation plan, how to quantify results, and how to see that returns are realized. We will provide examples from Sundt Construction Inc.'s own experience of implementing technology into the office and the field.
The U.K. government has mandated that all government-funded projects must be delivered to Level 2 Building Information Modeling (BIM) by 2016. In a breakout from U.K. convention, companies have used AutoCAD Civil 3D software as the highway design tool for the Building Information Modeling (BIM) model and Revit software and Structural Bridge Design software for the major bridge structures. While 3D BIM models have been around for many years, there usually has not been any attendant data attached (beyond the inherent geometry) to models generated from AutoCAD Civil 3D software. We will discuss various strategies and methods for creating additional asset data in AutoCAD Civil 3D, and propose and demonstrate a method of attaching additional data to the BIM model and linking this to both the AutoCAD Civil 3D software entities and the Navisworks objects for Field BIM software. As part of this process, we will also discuss how Civil 3D objects may be used to represent real-world assets in the BIM model. Finally we will explore the result of customisation using .NET plug-ins to Civil 3D to further enhance the ability to link data to the BIM model.
Attendees will learn better base mapping workflows by utilizing the many Autodesk tools available. Create an optimal model of existing conditions for engineering designs and analyses. From survey data collected in the field to LIDAR and other data provided by GIS. Complete the first and most important step in every project by combining the many technologies and data into a defendable and dependable base map. Not only is it important to field collect data properly, the way you store the data can play a huge roll in project management and efficiency. Learn about data shortcuts, the survey database and how to optimize its use for sharing information within your organization. Learn about Autodesk's cloud sharing features that many of us own but aren't aware of.