How might designers and architects utilize impact assessment strategies, tactics and tools to show the effects of their work? This is the question we will address during a 90-minute roundtable discussion. After a brief introduction to our research project on impact assessment, we will dive into discussion on what is impact measurement, how to incorporate it into the design process, why it's important, and which organizations are leading the charge. Participants will then break out into small groups to learn and test the Theory of Change, a popular tool to map project and organizational impact. Finally, we will wrap up with key lessons learned and �impactful' steps each participant can use for their work.
designers and project managers interesting in social,
environmental and economic impacts
Gilad Meron is an independent designer, researcher, strategist, and writer focused on community-based design practices and design education. His current work includes research and program development for the Autodesk Foundation and strategy and visual communication for Enterprise Community Partners, and he also writes for various design publications. Gilad also recently co-founded a research collaborative that explores emerging models of social-impact and public-interest design firms, examining the strategies, methods, and approaches the firms use to build sustainable practices. With backgrounds in design, research, graphic communication, and environmental psychology, Gilad brings a rigorous research-based approach to impact assessment focused on both qualitative and quantitative metrics.
Katie Crepeau is an architect, writer, and strategist focused on design and social enterprise. She pairs her professional experience in the architecture field with communication and writing to help designers improve project delivery, organizational strategy, and the broader development of the design field. As Editor at Autodesk Foundation's Impact Design Hub, she writes daily on people, projects, and happenings around humanitarian and community design. With a keen interest in bettering the communication of design's impact, Katie has been testing and developing impact measurement systems with small and medium size design organizations in the US and UK, including AzuKo and Design Ignites Change.
Technology changes dramatically every year, resulting in significant improvements for users of AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, 3ds Max, Maya, Showcase, Civil 3D, Autodesk Simulation and more—but only if you know what to choose and why. Learn important tips and tricks on latest processor selection, graphics card selection, memory, disk drives, and monitors for both the mobile and desktop workstations. We will also cover setups for virtual reality and artificial reality. This class will help you understand the most recent technology changes, and how to make your configuration choices to get the best performance for what you're willing to spend. We'll cover performance data as well as tips for proper setup. We'll highlight new features and technologies in the market that provide advantages to users. This course is geared for a beginner to intermediate level, and you just might see technologies you didn’t know existed. Keep your design process competitive as technology change is significant.
Can BIM underpin a smart future for predictive maintenance post occupancy? The recent advent of live, online collaborative databases of BIM information, shared in cloud-based services, presents a very real opportunity for us to consider BIM as a key smart system to be designed into a building and residing on a common data network. The purpose is to make smart and automated management decisions about the operation of the building—essentially we’re talking about predictive maintenance.
Tools are just tools, from linear processes with a fixed chain of demand to agile processes in an innovative culture. People and culture are the keys to succeed in transforming your organisation. How to make your company embrace new workflows, digital opportunities, and redefine the role of your company in its existing market. It is about creating cells of digital teams, injecting viruses of competence in existing teams, creating a speedboat that leads the change, and implementing a curious culture that can perform while transforming. Johanna Frelin, CEO of Tengbom Architects, will explore and share tangible examples of her experience in leading the digital transformation within organisations and specifically within Tengbom.
Mott MacDonald is an industry leader and innovator in the field of BIM. Our award-winning approach to BIM delivery has been realised through investment in our processes, people, and enabling technology. This journey has taught us much about the change management necessary to facilitate BIM, an experience from which others now benefit. Through our BIM Consultancy service we have developed a repeatable, strategic approach to implementation that can be customised for our clients to enable integration within their own organisations. Our approach is unique in that we ‘layer’ BIM into existing business processes to achieve overarching corporate objectives through better information management. Learn about how our services are forward-thinking and progressive, and explore case studies of commissions from around the world. See first hand the common issues that apply across sectors, and how they are targeted through practical applications that are most appropriate for the end-user.
This session will highlight the key challenges facing additive manufacturers. The machines and materials for 3D printing are expensive, and the process is slow in comparison to moulding or casting. By carefully selecting parts that are suitable for printing, and optimising parts for maximum strength and minimum weight, additive manufacturers can succeed by making unique parts that cannot be made any other way.
Ineffizienzen in Geschäftsprozessen sind häufig Ursachen für Verzögerungen oder erhöhten Kosten in der Produktentwicklung, und gerade die Konstruktion ist ein zentraler Teilprozess, in dem Informationen für verschiedenste Bereiche im Unternehmen bereitgestellt und auch abgerufen werden. Wichtig ist also, Prozesse im Unternehmen zu erkennen und zu verstehen. Hierzu bietet eine Geschäftsprozessanalyse ein hervorragendes Werkzeug, und anhand von Kundenbeispielen zeigen wir Möglichkeiten, Potenziale im gesamten Zyklus vom Angebot bis zum Service aufzudecken, zu quantifizieren und zu optimieren.
This is an introductory course for Fabrication ESTmep software. It will cover the most important concepts and common commands necessary to use Fabrication ESTmep software at a fundamental level. The objective of this course is to introduce the essential functionality of Fabrication ESTmep software so that a new user can generate accurate cost estimates from imported models and traced drawings. We will cover how to navigate through Fabrication ESTmep software, basic reporting, understanding pricing, and best practices.
You can have highly capable teams, the latest technology and limitless resources, but if your processes are not optimized, you are leaving money on the table. The AEC industry faces severe challenges, with productivity issues topping the list. A study by the National Research Council (NRC) cites "improved efficiency through more effective interfacing of people, processes, materials, equipment and information" as a key area that is ripe for change and improvement. During this class, learn how industrial engineering methods traditionally applied towards manufacturing environments are being used to improve efficiency, eliminate waste, increase profit and improve competitive advantage for AEC firm workflows.
You have your million-dollar idea, now it's time to get the funding to make it a reality. But where do you start? Which route is the best one to take? Do you use crowdfunding to get your business off the ground? Do you join a hardware accelerator? What about angel investors and venture capital funding? With so many options, it's hard to make the right choice. In this session we'll hear experts discuss when to take each approach and how to successfully get started with each approach.
Years ago there were only 2 ways to become productive with Autodesk, Inc., software—you could go to a training class or hire a trainer to teach you. With cuts in companies' traditional training budgets, major corporations are shifting training resources away from costly, traditional, instructor-led training and choosing cost-effective solutions. We are in the middle of a significant shift in instructional methods and delivery vehicles. This round-table session will review the broad spectrum of training options that are available, from traditional books and instructor-led classroom training to flipped classrooms using interactive eBooks, web-based synchronous and asynchronous videos, discussion forums, and even social media. If you are an innovator, a corporate training manager, a trainer, an industry consultant, or simply an Autodesk product user, join us in discussing trends, directions, and successes, as well as the challenges of maintaining your competitive edge with diverse Learning and Training Solutions.
How can you act like an entrepreneur within the bureaucracy of a large firm? How can you develop new product or service lines—just as a startup would—when surrounded by politics and organizational inertia? This class takes an organizational-change approach to the development and introduction of new corporate strategies and product lines, with a focus on those that have sustainability benefits. We will give participants the opportunity to work on real-world cases.