This session will provide an overview of 2 new Stormwater Modeling Solutions—Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) and AutoCASE software—that will help civil engineers and landscape architects design for the future. For decades cities drained stormwater with sewers, but these systems are fraught with pollution and flooding issues. In response cities have embraced a new “green infrastructure” approach to managing stormwater—partnering with developers to install absorptive rain gardens and green roofs to harvest water, filter pollutants, and provide a host of other social and environmental benefits. Autodesk, Inc., and its partner Impact Infrastructure have introduced these solutions to support this revolution. As green infrastructure is still a relatively new concept, GSI and AutoCASE software eliminate the learning curve by providing an easy way to design these techniques and analyze their benefits. This session features a case study on using GSI and AutoCASE software for the San Francisco Civic Center Historic District.
Civil engineers and landscape architects use green infrastructure for stormwater management.
Brian Young is a sustainable infrastructure product manager at Autodesk, Inc. He leads the development of new planning and sustainable design technologies that serve the engineers who deliver the world’s water infrastructure. He holds a master’s of science degree in civil engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Stéphane is Impact Infrastructure’s Consulting Practice Leader. His clients have ranged from federal departments such as the Department of Defense and the National Renewable Energy Lab, to major local organizations such as the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in Denver and the City and County of Honolulu, to giant corporations like MillerCoors and BNSF Railroad. He brings a background as an internationally recognized professional in the field of triple-bottom line economic analysis, which reflects the environmental, social and financial impacts of all manner of infrastructure investment. Over his nearly 20 year career Stéphane established himself as a thought leader in this space, speaking at conferences for groups such as; the American Public Works Association, the US Green Building Council, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Transportation Research Board, the American Planning Association as well as teaching Masters level workshops at Columbia University in New York.
Silos of data should be history, but integrating geographic information system (GIS) with 3D model-based design can be a real challenge. The ability to aggregate data and visualize multiple sources of information is crucial for decision making within municipal organizations. With ArcGIS Online and InfraWorks software, you have the edge: the cloud-based ability to easily aggregate personal, organizational, and public data previously locked in GIS files or servers. For urban development, environmental planning, or capital projects, this capacity can enhance the value of your GIS data to create rich 3D design models for critical infrastructure projects. In this session, we will demonstrate the use of InfraWorks software to aggregate ArcGIS Online. You will learn how to configure local GIS servers for ArcGIS Online access. We'll also show you how to configure ArcGIS orthophoto and terrain services for use in InfraWorks. Finally, we'll demonstrate the process using a specific road-design example from a large North American city.
A key requirement for a transportation project to be eligible for federal funding is completion of a noise assessment. If post-development noise levels are determined to be above a certain threshold, sound mitigation may be required pending a vote by those who would benefit from the reduction of noise. In this session, we'll review a real-world case study in which InfraWorks software was used to create a detailed model of a completed roadway design. Using the InfraWorks web viewer, the model was shared with voters to help them understand the visual impacts of a potential sound wall. We will demonstrate advanced workflows for importing and configuring CAD, geographic information system (GIS), and imagery data in InfraWorks to create a detailed visualization model. We'll also explore the use of custom InfraWorks schema, create new styles using imported materials, optimize scenarios for online viewing, and demonstrate storyboard creation techniques.
InfraWorks software facilitates engineers, planners, and architects in the making of complex decisions. Of equal importance is the role it can play in explaining the complexities of the decision-making process to a less technical audience, making the "why," "how," and "what" accessible and engaging. As part of a new plan for its central core, the City of Vancouver is replacing a viaduct system, the only remnant of a proposed freeway, with a more resilient and connected street network. Public engagement is a key component of the process-and with extensive changes being proposed to the street system and the public realm, the challenge has been to present the future state and how things are being phased/changed in a clear, accurate, and interesting manner. This class will show how an interdepartmental team is collaborating to use the full palette of InfraWorks software's capabilities-including web maps, ground-based LIDAR (light detection and ranging), and virtual reality-to make the public an informed and engaged partner in the process.
The traditional railroad industry is lagging behind the building industry in terms of innovative technology. One reason could be that there's a lack of good Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools. This presentation will take you on a journey through the design process in large railroad projects to show what we're doing and how we're pushing things further with the help of InfraWorks software and Unreal Engine. We will cover collaboration and live feed, involving the information flow and efficient collaboration between hundreds of people per project. We'll also cover concurrent engineering and model utilization to the full extent with virtual reality (VR) enabled by Unreal Engine. This is project delivery reinvented. What if we turned things upside down and delivered a game instead of a model? We'll remove the "gimmick" factor from VR and focus on real value. Join our session and you will be blown away.
With the recent addition of BIM 360 support to InfraWorks software, collaborating on your infrastructure projects has become both easier and much more powerful. This session will focus on the basics of the "BIM 360 to InfraWorks" workflow, including sharing your model, synchronizing, using the Large Model Viewer, and setting up permissions for the team. We'll also explore how to use the collaborative power of BIM 360 to share all of your InfraWorks assets, such as geographic information system (GIS) data sets, AutoCAD Civil 3D files, Revit files, 3D models, overlays, scripts, and other support content.
In this session, we will reveal how augmented reality (AR) creates unparalleled context for the design and coordination of multidisciplinary civil design projects. Learn how your favorite tablet can become a powerful site coordination and communication portal unlike any other we've had before. Dive in with us to understand how existing conditions data aids the effectiveness of AR, and what that looks like. The presentation will use InfraWorks software to showcase how this new design accessibility tool has benefitted real clients, stakeholders, and design teams. We'll show the workflow for taking a fully developed InfraWorks model and utilizing AR to view the model on-site via a table or a smartphone. The presentation will focus on an actual transportation project that used InfraWorks and AR to clearly demonstrate a project design to the client and stakeholders both in the office and on the site.
We live in a world where our major challenge is to get more and more efficient in the way we work. For long, we have used 2D drawings as basis for communication, planning and construction, but we are heading for a new age where tools and software now allows us to eliminate the use of 2D drawings. In project planning, parametric design is one of the new major tools to increase project efficiency. We will show you how to use parametric models to develop projects faster, how models helps increase collaboration and how to control the process all the way to construction, eliminating the use of 2D drawings. <br/><br/>We will use real project examples from hydropower to show our work with parametric design in Infraworks, Revit and Dynamo, and how we are now conducting a large construction project in Norway without the use of 2D drawings.
The Summit will focus on customer-driven discussions, from the evolution of project-delivery best practices to customer-driven technology presentations. The discussion will focus on emerging technology and workflow/process change that is empowering connected Building Information Modeling (BIM) in transportation. We'll be focusing on transportation and having in-depth conversations on addressing key issues in transportation and direction that technology should go to support complex, cross-disciplinary projects. New this year we'll focus on the construction needs of the transportation segment. Networking opportunities during hosted break and pre-reception.
InfraWorks software brings back the enthusiasm for design we once had as children (or at least when we were new to engineering). In this class, we'll put the FUN back into FUNdamentals as we explore how to use InfraWorks for preliminary planning, detailed design, and visualization. Starting with the existing conditions, you'll learn how to create a 3D model of a project site. Next you'll learn how to add buildings, roads, vegetation, and other design details to help others better visualize the finished project in the context of its surroundings. Along the way, you'll learn tips and tricks on how to make things look just the way you want while meeting design parameters.
In this class, we'll learn how to work with a workflow between InfraWorks software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and Revit software together for master plan design. We'll start with the model builder extraction from InfraWorks of the site, then we'll look at how this file needs to be aligned with the actual topography survey on AutoCAD Civil 3D and back to InfraWorks, and how can we work with these 2 having interactions using the SDF format. Next we'll cover how to extract the topography models from InfraWorks and AutoCAD Civil 3D to Revit so any building pads and model elements can return or be used on both platforms to get quantities. We will explore 2 case examples of this workflow with a touristic walk-through of a hotel project in Huatulco, Mexico, and an urban planning project in Mexico City.
We've seen the progression of InfraWorks software throughout the recent years. Design roads have improved immensely, but they're still limited when it comes to turn lanes at intersections. Join this class and see how to harness the power of the component road to build roads that are more accurate to design, especially within the intersection. This class will walk you through the process of creating a component road from scratch. From there, we'll look at what is required to add a turn lane and remove the grass median at the intersection of our road. This process will be completed by the steps of adding additional components and replace components to our road. We'll finish up our road by adjusting the roadside grading with 2 different daylight slopes, and then we'll transition between them both. Now that we have a completed road, we'll end the class by diving into what types of quantities we can collect, and how we can limit the areas of interest for a more accurate quantity.