This engaging class is aimed at construction managers, quality managers, and executives from construction service providers who are evaluating the financial impact of Cloud and Mobile Construction Solutions, such as BIM 360 Field software and BIM 360 Glue software. We will explore a detailed and proven analysis tool for collecting project data and then analyzing and quantifying benefits. We will ask attendees to consider a hypothetical $100 million building project as a tangible example, and we will collect inputs from the audience to foster a collaborative discussion. We will then use the results to estimate a return on investment. Real-world metrics from existing projects and case studies will support each step of the process. The methodology can benefit construction professionals who are already using BIM 360 software on their projects and want to understand how the tools affect their key results areas; prospective users of BIM 360 software can also begin to consider which project areas would benefit from these new technologies.
Managers and Executives from Construction Service Providers seeking to quantify ROI of Cloud & Field Mobility tools
Michael Moran is a consultant at Autodesk, Inc., focusing on Construction Solutions. He helps customers analyze and understand the benefits of using BIM 360 Glue software and BIM 360 Field software so that they will get the most out of using these tools on their projects. His master's thesis in construction management at the Delft University of Technology was a comparative study designed to assess productivity gains from using cloud-based field mobility tools on 15 Skanska AB U.S. building projects. The aim of the study was to help the company identify repeatable success factors. Together with Skanska and Autodesk, Michael conducted a webinar on this case study. He also recently presented a talk about benefits and advancements of cloud-based Building Information Modeling (BIM) at the European 5Di Conference. Other experiences in the building industry include founding and running a concrete specialty forming firm and obtaining a bachelor's degree in architecture.
Kenneth H. Stowe, P. E. is a construction technology expert and development strategist at Autodesk, Inc. With 25 years of experience in construction management and project control on projects as large as $1.4 Billion, eleven years in BIM software, experience on four continents, numerous articles, and contributions to four books, Stowe leads a team at Autodesk responsible for construction business development and strategy initiatives worldwide. With unshakeable conviction in the benefits of BIM and teamwork, Stowe and his team create a unique partnership between Autodesk's product development and industry leaders in the worldwide construction community. For many construction professionals in the U.S., Canada, UK, China, Sweden, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, France, and other countries, Stowe is a trusted advisor as they invest in tools, process improvements, and metrics to improve and measure total project team performance over the facility lifecycle.
Manu Venugopal is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) enthusiast who focuses on using technology to improve business processes in the architecture, engineering, and construction-facilities management industries. He leads the development and integration of BIM 360 cloud-collaboration platform with ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems, product lifecycle management, document management, project controls, or facilities management systems, and he plays a key role in spreading adoption of Autodesk cloud technologies. Manu plays many roles at Autodesk, including solution architect / customer implementation manager, Certified Scrum Master leading Autodesk teams through agile development processes, and API liaison for Autodesk Developer Network. Manu also designs and architects solutions for customers. Manu received his PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology under the tutelage of Professor Chuck Eastman. His doctoral research introduced a new software engineering methodology aimed at improving the interoperability of BIM systems, and it also introduced semantic web technologies to BIM.
Follow the information as it traverses the construction project lifecycle from design to build to operations. Participants will learn how to link their Building Information Modeling (BIM) from authoring tools such as AutoCAD software and Revit software to BIM 360 Glue software for design coordination, then to BIM 360 Field software for construction field execution. We will then review options for outputting information for operations and maintenance.
The Millennium Falcon really is a heap of junk. Well, it was when Han bought it from Lando; it took a lot of work to refurbish it so that it could do the Kessel run so quickly. Using point clouds, Point Layout software, BIM 360 Field software, and BIM 360 Glue software, Han and Chewie managed to get the restoration turned around in less time than anyone had turned around a rust-bucket spaceship before—and to a higher quality with all the documentation and testing recorded for reference whenever the hyperdrive didn't kick in. This class will echo the workflows in real life from renovation to moving and from the end of construction to handover into facilities management. This will be a tongue-in-cheek class with much of the humor of the 2012 Autodesk University class, Building the Death Star the Autodesk Way.
Great, you've taken the keys to your brand new facility and you are ready to roll. But wait, you have also received an as- built model and load of data. So, how does this help you drive away your brand new facility? The next stage after you receive the keys is that facility now needs to earn its keep and be maintained. Let's take a look at how BIM 360 Field and Glue could be used to help maintain the facility using the data collected from the construction phase. What do owners and operators need to know about the model and the associated data? And, how can they benefit from it, using the same tools as the builders who created it. This course will examine some every day scenarios to build a case that BIM 360 Field and Glue can still benefit the project, even after you have lost your first set of keys.
This workshop will provide an introduction to lean design and construction concepts. It will highlight the benefits and opportunities that lean implementation provides, and it will give the participants a road map showing how to start using these principles on projects. Lean in design and construction focuses primarily on project improvement by identifying and eliminating waste and enhancing value to the customer. This workshop will not only familiarize the participants with lean vocabulary, but it will also provide them with a roadmap to understand how to employ these concepts in their organizations and on their projects. We will also review a cloud-based tool that helps facilitate this production planning and last planner process.