Navisworks 2014 software onwards gained an enhanced capability to utilize point cloud data via the use of the ReCap software engine. The aim of this class is to demonstrate how you can use this enhanced capability on infrastructure projects with point clouds upward of 2.5 billion points. As infrastructure engineers we often have to work around existing constraints of buildings, footbridges, flyovers, railway arches, bridges, and a wide range of other structures, all of which need clearances from our carriageway envelopes. We will look at how you can use these large point clouds to not only demonstrate these interactions to our clients and stakeholders, but also to utilize the model to check lateral and headroom clearances and visually inspect visibility issues.
Civil3D users, Civil Engineers and Civil Designers
Ian Philpott graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Since graduation, Ian has worked for both contractors and consultants on a wide variety of infrastructure-related projects, including sewage treatment plants, residential and mixed-use developments, and major highways schemes. He specializes in 3D modeling and coordination of complex infrastructure projects and championing the use of 3D modeling and Building Information Modeling (BIM) across teams in multiple offices. Ian also chairs an internal AutoCAD Civil 3D Steering Group, which is responsible for developing the standards, templates, and workflows for the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D software. Ian’s current project is a major urban regeneration project within which he is responsible for project-wide BIM processes and model coordination across all disciplines, including highways, infrastructure, drainage, utilities, and external building interfaces using AutoCAD Civil 3D and Navisworks software.
Laser scanning and point clouds are quickly becoming essential tools in the engineering/design/construction workflow. This class will examine a real-world scenario that will show you how to achieve typically needed workflows from within Plant Design Suite 2015 software and Kubit PointSense Plant software. It will also show how to create intelligent piping models, including catalog piping and structural design, tie-in point extraction, clash reporting, isometrics, and equipment all from point clouds. This class will give you a solid foundation for how to turn your laser scanning into accurate construction drawings.
Laser scanning has become a very prevalent topic in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry over the last several years. While the software and hardware has dramatically improved over the years, offsetting or justifying the costs can be a challenge. Rather the project is driven by schedule or cost constraints. What have been the challenges involved in overcoming these hurdles and recouping the benefits that scanning has to offer? This class will take a transparent look at the purchase and use of Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC's, first laser scanner. We will explore the additional challenges as well as the metrics used to prove value. This class is geared toward those considering the purchase of, or who have just recently purchased, their first scanner or who want to learn more about the technology.
Laser scanning has gone from a niche tool for scientific research to one of the most inventive new technologies of the past 5 years. Its application on the built environment has yet to be fully formed, with use cases including as-builting existing conditions, quantifying terrain and material, documenting status and progress on a job, and improving quality on just about every aspect of the construction schedule. This presentation aims to go a step beyond the "what is laser scanning" discussion and focus on applicable-use cases on a wide variety of jobs, ranging from the high thousands to the low billions, from commercial office towers to high-end residences, and from first walking out onto a job site during earthwork to closing out a data center. This presentation means to inspire builders and architects to embrace the technological hardware out there now along with the vast suite of Autodesk, Inc., software to use point clouds and laser scans efficiently, effectively, and creatively.
This class will identify and prove the power of laser scan data, photogrammetry, and the resulting meshes and points in the design process. Using a live data set, industry professionals will demonstrate the simplicity, the flexibility, and the range of uses from a multidisciplinary point of view. They will then use scan data to redefine use of the phrase “as-built” for new building construction by introducing the concept of CPR (Construction Progress Recording) and how we can truly produce as-built Building Information Modeling (BIM) data sets for use in the real-world operation of buildings. They'll be talking about scanning hardware; Autodesk, Inc., software; data sources (laser and photographs); and the use of Autodesk cloud services to capture, process, and validate the data.
This class will cover an introduction of laser scanning, including time and cost of performing the scan; how to autoregister scans using ReCAP software; and the usage of the scan data for design assistant, construction quality control, and operation and maintenance. We will use educational, theme park, and airport projects as case studies to illustrate the benefits of using laser scanning.
This class will guide participants on how to plan for using large amounts of point cloud data across multiple offices quickly and efficiently. The key planning aspects we will cover will be how to handle all sizes of laser scanning projects and how to define an accurate scope when doing a scanning request for proposal (RFP). The project examples for this class will highlight how 500 GB-plus of point cloud data with staff members in 7 offices across the United States and an office in India was set up to decrease wide-area network latency and also improve workstation performance. Software workflows will show how laser scans were set up, including existing conditions model, demonstration drawings creation, and new design coordination with existing point clouds. The software discussed in this class will focus on ReCap 360 software, Navisworks software, and Revit software. There is also a lab that coincides with the concepts discussed in this lecture.
This class will help you to explore preliminary bridge design options by using Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 to visualize realistic civil structures in the context of the surrounding proposed site. Then Structural Bridge Design software is used to analyze the bridge in the cloud. We run a line girder analysis to verify the structural strength of the bridge girders and ensure they meet design standard requirements. Next we take the design into Navisworks software to uncover design problems and constructability issues more effectively and plan the construction sequencing. The InfraWorks software model is taken into AutoCAD Civil 3D software for precise grading. Then we round trip the model back into InfraWorks for better design communication.
See how you can use more of the products that you already own in Infrastructure Design Suite software. View how Building Information Modeling (BIM) can help you to extract additional value from your completed work.
Municipal infrastructure engineering projects like mass rapid transit, improved sewers, and water mains have been booming over the last few years due to population growth and a focus on better urban planning to do more with existing city-owned property and road networks. For every project, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) is required to do a full investigation of existing underground assets before the design is complete and certainly before shovels hit the ground. In this session we will first look at various best practices using AutoCAD Civil 3D software to build intelligence into SUE data sets and Navisworks software for performing clash analysis between existing utility objects and design objects. We will then end the session using InfraWorks 360 software to present our combined model to others in the Project Team. Using InfraWorks 360-Collaboration software, the session will show some inventive mobile field capability for viewing, photo, and data capture that you can post to the model.
This case study will provide an overview on how Aurecon has utilized Building Information Modeling (BIM) to provide Queensland’s largest airport with a comprehensive analysis of the existing chilled water system within their domestic terminal. We will go through the steps undertaken from getting existing 2D as-installed documents and previously scanned models into Revit MEP software correctly for pipework analysis. Finally, we will go into detail on the process undertaken for getting all the engineering data correct and utilizing Autodesk, Inc.’s, latest product Project Dalton and its API to visually analyze the complex existing chilled water network through all of its various operating conditions.
The presentation looks at key drivers for use of BIM technology in construction, including a series of case studies on Infrastructure projects to demonstrate key uses of BIM as a contractor. An emphasis will be placed on how to establish a use case and to plan the management of information to ensure successful results through adoption of BIM as a project tool. This includes outlines and tips for authors of models to produce a functional product that can be used to enhance productivity in construction. Further demonstration of the end uses of the information on large and complex infrastructure projects to relate the authoring and design process through to construction processes. There is an ever increasing demand on delivery of complex infrastructure in the region and the presentation focuses on delivering BIM throughout the project life cycle to create the softest landing for the next consumer of the information. This includes the establishing a common project structure/language and the importance of culture in the adoption of BIM a technology in construction. Recent key updates in the technology will be highlighted with a focus on the Revit, Civil 3D and Navisworks platforms. This will include a review of where the infrastructure industry is heading with BIM and how to set up for future success.
During this presentation, you will get an insider's look at how BIM works in the Netherlands. Both Cristian and Jordy are actively involved in large, real world projects - some already in construction or complete. This presentation will cover the adoption level of BIM, and why use BIM at all; the involvement of the major Road Authority (Rijkswaterstaat) and development of national standards and libraries as well as the biggest question of all, did they succeed? Was BIM a success, and were there any downsides in the BIM Process? At the end of the presentation, they show you some of the latest live BIM models in Infraworks 360, and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions so if you want to see a specific topic covered or question answered, use the AU15 app on your smartphone to contact the speakers.