This class will cover using Autodesk, Inc.’s, cloud-based applications to encourage trade partner collaboration on construction projects. We will cover using BIM 360 Glue software for designer coordination and collaboration, as well as trade partners. We will demonstrate generating equipment sets in BIM 360 Glue software to be shared to BIM 360 Field software. The geometry for these equipment sets is 3D text in the Revit software file; these equipment sets are then mapped in BIM 360 Field software to room numbers, bar codes are assigned to the room numbers, and printed bar codes are adhered to the doorframes in the field. This enables our trade partners to simply scan the bar code, which then takes them to the room location. They can then utilize the “show model” tab to quickly get to the same spot in the model. We will also demonstrate how you can use the equipment set in the quality process and the punch-list process through the use of checklists, issues, attachments, and tasks.
Construction Managers , Project Managers , Superintendants, Construction Modelers , Virtual Construction Managers
Tom Roszak is PCL Construction’s construction modeling manager for the Minneapolis District. Tom has over 28 years of experience in the design build industry, working as an architectural project manager, draftsman, and modeler for general contractors, real estate developers, and design firms based in Minnesota. He holds an associate’s degree in architectural technology from Dakota County Technical College. With PCL, Tom’s focus is on developing virtual construction models to assist with construction planning and sequencing, systems clash detection, and trade partner coordination and collaboration.
Derrick D. Deering is a civil engineer (engineer in training) at PCL Construction Services, Inc. Derrick’s daily responsibilities include review and resolution of field coordination issues with the Project Team. He interprets plans and specifications, coordinates details for subcontractors, and supports daily safety efforts. He handles process administration tasks to include submittals, scheduling and planning, project documentation, and material procurement. He also leads virtual construction efforts on site, including trade-partner coordination, training in BIM 360 Field software, project layout, and utilization of the model to limit rework and improve project quality. Creating new, more-streamlined processes that engineer positive change is what drives him. He enjoys applying the latest technology to new environments, using it in unintended contexts, and then sitting back and watching innovation take hold. Using software in new ways or just pushing it to the edge of its own limitations often leads to new ways of doing things.
Streamlining the process for preventative and scheduled maintenance of facilities has always been challenging due to lack of communication between designers and future facility maintenance (FM) crews. As evolution of Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been proven to increase efficiency and improve buildings’ construction, it is also improving processes and decreasing costs of FM and facility management. This class will explain how the integration of BIM models into FM systems has become a powerful tool in the building-management lifecycle. We will explain how the BIM model becomes an electronic owner’s manual—it helps visualize space and building components that need maintenance, and it automates a preventive maintenance program. It gives the ability to filter data and quickly search for specific information, which significantly improves efficiency, and saves the maintenance crew time and resources. This session will showcase studies data, software comparisons, and recommendations for industry professionals. This session features Building Ops, BIM 360 Field, and BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved
To date, created and collected asset data has been siloed within its respective native software, forcing users to extract information from each software and aggregate it to create a custom electronic deliverable. This is a very time-consuming manual process with inconsistent deliverables to owners. Cross-platform workflows in the Autodesk, Inc., suite has enabled information to be passed from one software to the next, resulting in a more-aggregated, seamless deliverable. Class attendees will learn how to capitalize on the Autodesk suite of products (Navisworks software, BIM 360 Glue software, BIM 360 Field software, Building Ops software) to efficiently tie the intelligent model and collected asset data together for better use and navigation of the closeout deliverable. We will highlight a recently completed project that adopted Building Ops software as an asset management tool, gaining efficiency in the facility management process. This session features Building Ops, BIM 360 Field, and BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved
Autodesk Building Ops Implementation Partner Recognition Program recognizes service providers who have proven success with helping customers establish effective asset and maintenance programs with Building Ops software. The goal of the Building Ops Implementation Partner Recognition Program is to assist customers in identifying a partner that will help them meet their operational goals. This session features Building Ops.
The class will cover the workflows and considerations needed when setting models up in Revit software for export to BIM 360 Glue software to enable these to be used in BIM 360 Field software and then Building Ops software with asset management and operations and maintenance in mind. The presentation will look at how certain data doesn’t flow across the platforms, and we’ll demonstrate alternative work-arounds you can undertake to overcome this. The presentation will look at how to set up your Revit project with the mindset that the models will be used on iPads in BIM 360 Field software, and then we’ll look at how the data will transfer across into the Building Ops application. We will also address which application the data is generated in and we’ll look at examples of who populates this information. We will explore the differences in the Building Ops model viewing appearance, and the considerations that you may want to make when setting up the model at the start of the project with BIM 360 Glue software, BIM 360 Field software, and Building Ops software in mind. This session features Building Ops, BIM 360 Field, and BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved
Deriving from 2D reinforcement drawings in the past, 3D reinforcement modeling is becoming common practice, and automatically generated reinforcement from calculations is becoming reality. The next challenges are optimization of reinforcement layout and dealing with complex-shaped geometry. This all starts with an integrated workflow, where information is preserved and exchanged along all disciplines—from modeling (Revit software), calculation, and documentation (SOFiSTiK software), to file-to-factory data exchange and on-site verification (BIM 360 Field software). We will use cases from practice to demonstrate this. Learn how to generate complex geometry and rebar parametrically using the Dynamo extension for Revit software. Dynamo software’s parametric infrastructure in conjunction with the advanced 3D finite element method (FEM) analysis of TNO DIANA makes possible evaluation and optimization of structural performance. Hence, the realistic simulation of the structural behavior of complex-shaped structures in reinforced concrete is within reach. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Field, and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
Many facility owners require intelligent models as deliverables for capital projects. However, simply asking for models or COBie, or mandating industry-standard Building Information Modeling (BIM) execution plans, may not fit the specific requirements and workflows within an owner’s organization. In this session, you will learn best practices from Princeton University with more than a decade’s experiences of driving successful BIM projects. We will share with you how Princeton has standardized the workflows to obtain an integrated deliverable that combines BIM models with as-built documents and data. Princeton will explain how defining the facilities management (FM) deliverable as a prime objective very early in the construction phase empowers architects, engineers, and contactors to increase the quality of their services, while providing excellent FM deliverables. You will also discover innovative technologies of integrating Princeton’s existing FM applications with Autodesk, Inc., technology to extend BIM to FM teams. This session features BIM 360 Glue and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
In order to reach the pinnacle of collaboration and return on investment with Building Information Modeling (BIM), project stakeholders need the ability to update critical project information without redundant processing between multiple sources of information. While much of the formal documentation process has moved from analog to digital, teams are still challenged to integrate the data handover and approval process. BIM 360 mobile and web platform enables project teams to reach new levels of real-time collaboration. Unfortunately, legacy contracts are preventing project teams from streamlining their digital process with the public API (application programming interface). This presentation will describe how data democratization is currently impacting other markets, and how forward-thinking building owners like WeWork are already capturing opportunities to disrupt the design and construction process. Discover how traditional contracts may be limiting the value of your BIM investment, and learn steps to unlock the full potential of BIM 360 collaboration. This session features BIM 360 Docs, BIM 360 Field, and BIM 360 Plan. AIA Approved
This class will cover the importance of having an organized hierarchy of MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) objects ready to be integrated with an asset management application, along with all the necessary attributes that should be included when a project reaches the procurement phase. We will step through the process of organizing the building asset into 4 major MEP disciplines (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Special Equipment), and how it is structured into different categories, types, groups, and codes, along with addressing the importance of defining systems and services. This session features Revit MEP and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
Have you ever considered that all the efforts to build a Building Information Modeling (BIM) model are wasted when it comes time for facilities management (FM) if you don’t use your model to help the operators of the building? Do you have any idea of how to use your BIM model for FM? Do you know that Building Ops plus BIM 360 Field software plus your BIM model can help you save a large amount of money if you actually use the BIM for FM? If you don’t have a clue of how to start thinking about integrating BIM and FM, this class will help you solve all these questions. This session features Building Ops and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
Construction is still one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, with job sites being complex networks of people, equipment, and activity that are dangerous and ever changing. With continued pressured to drive more value to clients, how do project teams use technology to improve productivity while maintaining safe working conditions? Skanska sought to answer this question and has piloted the use of an Internet of Things (IoT)-based technology called real-time location systems (RTLS) to dynamically track people and assets in order to make our job sites smarter, safer, and more productive. This presentation will focus on how RTLS can enhance environmental awareness and real-time visibility of worker’s safety and productivity on active job sites, as well as into operations. Representatives of Skanska and Redpoint Positioning will explore RTLS in action on real projects, along with benefits, challenges, and lessons learned. They will also explore the role of CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools when deploying RTLS. This session features Revit, AutoCAD, and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
Many building or construction projects use some form of document library. Whether it’s used in the design, build, or operate phase, it’s probably a document management tool that isn’t designed as a common data environment, but rather as a document repository. A lot of the time it sits on a private server and requires IT departments to perform miracles to assign rights and privileges. What building and construction projects require is something that’s easy to use, easy to access, and easy to maintain. This is what BIM 360 Docs software delivers—a tool that can be set up on a per-project basis that all stakeholders have access to and where the latest documents reside. Let’s investigate this rookie addition to the BIM 360 portfolio and consider how to use it with other BIM 360 tools, such as BIM 360 Field software, to enhance workflows. Let’s examine how to use markups and issues for effective collaboration, and put the right information in the hands of the people who need it. This session features BIM 360 Docs and BIM 360 Field. AIA Approved
During the delivery of School Bundle 4, BAM executed this aspect of work through BIM 360 Field software and BIM 360 Glue software. The right people captured all relevant asset information on mobile devices at the right time. Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) was used throughout this process as a way of creating clean, compliant, and standardized data. The COBie data set was progressively enhanced throughout the construction delivery phase. This data set is associated with Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects, and coupled with all other data capture, through BIM 360 Field software, it meant that BAM had a complete data set at project completion stage. BAM facilities management (FM) provided clear guidance as to their asset information needs and ensured no time was wasted in the production of irrelevant asset information. The link formed between Building Ops software and BIM 360 Field software is bi-directional and seamless. The now fully developed asset information model (AIM) is central to the Building Ops software Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM) system. All reactive and preventative actions are linked through the AIM. This session features Building Ops, BIM 360 Field, and Revit. AIA Approved