This class will cover the results of a pilot project between Autodesk, Inc., and the City of Vancouver. The project used InfraWorks software as a platform for rapid energy modeling. Rapid energy modeling is an efficient simulation process used for working with minimal and, in many cases, already-available city building data to quickly generate energy assessments. The ability to visualize and analyze at a range of scales, from the block to the neighborhood, assists in developing strategies to achieve sustainability objectives. We will present the most successful workflows and interoperability workflows between InfraWorks software and other Autodesk tools and services. Equally important, we will review the role of InfraWorks software as a public-engagement tool for energy and built-form issues, presenting complex data and issues in an accessible environment.
urban designers and sustainability managers
Dan Campbell is a systems analyst with the City of Vancouver, where he is responsible for coordinating 3D visualization and analysis activities and managing the City of Vancouver's 3D model. He has a background in fine art, planning, and urban design that he is able to apply in the context of geographic information systems and city modeling, especially applying 3D to less-traditional areas such as emergency management and sustainability. Dan has spoken on the topic of 3D as it relates to design and public involvement at many conferences, including Autodesk University, Asia Geospatial Forum, GeoWeb, GeoTec, the Urban Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), Building Information Modeling (BIM) Forum, Geospatial World Forum, Middle East Geospatial Forum, India Geospatial Forum, and the Pitney Bowes Insight event. Dan has had articles published by Vector1 Media, GeoWorld magazine, and Geospatial World, and he is a member of the Institute for BIM in Canada's Technical Advisory Committee. Dan was the 2012 recipient of the Pitney Bowes Meridian Award for Technical Achievement.
At the heart of every utility is a great source of data, but it can be overwhelming to visualize this data, especially when managing several types of utilities and varied types of data. Additionally, it can be valuable to have a solution for conflict resolution to plan projects appropriately and prevent additional construction delays. In this course we will consider InfraWorks for utilities as an in-house Solution that we can use to visualize the current state of the assets' locations and view potential conflicts and model-design possibilities in a 1-stop shop. We will demonstrate how to import various types of data into InfraWorks software, how to utilize the model for the utilities' assets (overhead and underground), and how a utility can work with other stakeholders to prevent conflicts and to preplan complex projects. We will present short case studies from 2 different organizations—the City of Alexandria and Okaloosa Gas District—and we'll show how these organizations are using InfraWorks software to create models for major projects.