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 projectsa 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.
Designers and BIM managers who are interested in parametric modeling and application of BIM in spatial structure.
Huafeng Li received his master's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and he's now a practicing structural engineer at Beijing Institute of Architectural Design. Over the past 6 years he has been committed to spatial structure design and related consulting. He began to study and research Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology 3 years ago, and he summarized in practice the workflow of spatial structure design based on the iteration between generic databases, BIM platforms, and structural analysis applications. Huafeng has gained rich experiences doing both Mandarin and English public presentations at varied industry events and international academic seminars, including the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Conference.
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.
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.