One of our main focuses over the past few years has been innovation and integration of technology across all of our projects. Many builders who are implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM) are using Building Suite tools for business development and preconstruction, but they are missing out on the value of using the model in the field. Learn technical processes and workflows, lessons learned, and implementation strategies from builders who are on the forefront of using BIM and related technology in the field. Field uses of BIM, Revit software, Navisworks Manage software, ReCap software, and BIM 360 Glue software are discussed, including visualization, file transfer protocol, coordination and clash detection, 4D construction simulation and scheduling, quality control coordination drawings, laser scanning, building layout quality-control measurement, linked plans, apps, and Mobile Technology Solutions. If you are interested in either using or understanding how builders are using BIM on construction sites, this practical class is for you.
Great content for Beginners,
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David Epps has been in the construction industry for 19 years and has worked with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction for 14 years. As a BIM manager David develops, integrates, coordinates, and manages digital intelligent models for design, construction, and facilities use post-construction. For the last several years he has been focusing on integration and consistency of BIM and related technologies across all Holder projects. This incorporates 3D visualization, options and constructability analysis; layout, laser scanning, coordination, and quality assurance /QC; 4D phasing, sequencing, and scheduling analysis; 5D quantity, cost, and attribute data extraction; mobile access of project models and documentation; and facilities management. He plays an integral role in departmental and company training, recruiting efforts, research and development, field integration, and the continual development and refinement of BIM standards and processes.
Alex Edgar received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in construction management from the University of Florida, and he has been working in the industry for over 10 years. As an engineer in Holder Construction's Building Information Modeling (BIM) Services Group, Alex is responsible for BIM activities throughout the lifecycle of a construction project, including business development, preconstruction, and construction operations, and transitioning to facilities management. Alex has extensive experience with many project types, including data center, aviation, higher education, and corporate office projects.
This class will show you how to use database and data-interface techniques to check data interoperability between major Building Information Modeling (BIM) platforms (Revit software, for example) and structural calculation and analysis applications (Midas, for example)—all with the goal of highly improving the efficiency of structural design workflow. The practical techniques we will introduce include: using the parametric modeling method to build complex steel joints and quickly generate the whole structural model; using AutoCAD software to automatically generate 2D drawings for spatial structures; and using Navisworks project review software to build an integrated 3D visual model from a variety of model sources. We will also share the latest progress in 2 real space-structure projects—a large-span structure for a stadium and a 500-meters aperture spherical telescope. The above methodologies have been applied in these projects, and design data were smoothly brought into construction phase.
This lecture will examine the approach of various timesaving, valuable processes utilized on a new 5-story healthcare addition. Prefabrication, integrated colocation (Big Room), quality install with laser scanning, and fully coordinated shop drawing creation are processes Kitchell used to induce critical waste-cutting techniques in order to shorten an already aggressive schedule. Kitchell selected 3 key areas of construction that the prefabrication process would benefit, including corridor utility racks, patient room headwalls, and patient bathrooms. We will go over the various Autodesk, Inc., software platforms utilized by trade partners in the coordination process, and we will show how co-locating to the prefab shop was a must. Participants used laser scanning to spot check areas for install and cross-referencing issues with the coordination model. Given the success of the project, Kitchell has adopted prefabrication and timesaving processes as a quality approach to be put forth on present and future projects for Kitchell.
Autodesk Navisworks does not coordinate construction projects, people do. This class will help attendees understand how Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue can be used as tools to effectively manage teams and review projects. Template setup, EFFECTIVE clash detective use, coordination reporting, meeting prep, follow-up actions and methods for trending coordination will be covered amongst many other tips and tricks to keep the team engaged in the process.