This class will be delivered by Topcon Corporation and a European BIM 360 software customer and will show the impact of using Point Layout software and BIM 360 tools combined with Topcon's LN-100 Layout Navigator to achieve improved efficiencies for integrated construction layout and as-built validation. The project was defined as part of the Topcon/Autodesk, Inc., BIM Implementation program, and will demonstrate new workflows using Revit software, Navisworks software, and Point Layout software, and subsequent use of BIM 360 Layout software on a connected iPad. We will focus on business benefits and return on investment achieved using these new inventive processes.
John Foster is the European business development manager for BIM Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. John is responsible for developing the Topcon Building Information Modeling (BIM) strategy in Europe, including their strategic partnership with Autodesk, Inc. John recently joined Topcon from Finnish Autodesk partner and BIM software provider Profox Companies Oy, where he was director responsible for business development and sales of Autodesk-based BIM Software Solutions. Previously he was sales manager at NavisWorks Ltd. and plant solutions sales manager at Autodesk. John has over 20 years’ experience in CAD and data management, ranging from software development through consulting to business development and sales.
This class will be delivered by Kier Construction, a UK-based, industry-leading construction company, supported by Topcon and Autodesk. Kier will describe how they have applied Autodesk BIM 360 tools in collaboration with 3D laser scanners and total stations into their workflows on a complex construction project undertaken in the UK. Kier will demonstrate the key benefits of collaborative working, effective supply chain engagement, and adoption of technology on construction sites to realise and exceed client expectations. Using office-based software such as Navisworks, Revit, and ReCap, we will cover how using a variety of mass data capture techniques to gather as-built documentation combined with integrated on-site verification and management has improved efficiencies and reduced errors on construction sites. Kier will appraise the impact of using innovative new workflows to overcome interoperability challenges between several types of BIM authoring software.
As a general contractor, quality control of building layout and verification is necessary to minimize the risk of rework and additional costs or schedule delays. When establishing site control to implement the use of total stations, the team will need to work through a number of challenges and prerequisites. General contractors will need to understand the risk of taking or not taking this responsibility or transferring the risk to third-party quality assurance / quality control teams. Buy-in from the project team and enforcing trades to work on the same controls across a site is important to consistency in layout and verifications. This class will highlight all the prerequisites and challenges that general contractors might typically face when implementing this process, and we’ll document a generic workflow for efficient implementation and best practices. This class will also cover a generic workflow of managing layout using the BIM 360 Layout app, Point Layout software from Revit software, Navisworks software, or AutoCAD DWG™ technology. This session features BIM 360 Layout, BIM 360 Glue, and Point Layout. AIA Approved
This class will focus on one of the major issues that the Building Information Modeling (BIM) / virtual design and construction industry faces today: the use of the 3D models in the field. Attendees will learn the process of how to create a field-ready model that would give them the ability to extract information directly from the model to be used in the field, contrary to a designer’s model, whose information if tailored to the production of construction documents drawings. In addition, the class will cover how to use software like Point Layout software to pre-program points, along with introductions to instruments like the TopCon PS Series and the BIM 360 Layout app. We will show examples of use from the All Aboard Florida project, located in Miami, Florida, showing point layouts with embeds, sleeves, and column layouts that have provided accurate layout information, as-built information, and QA/AC to the field to maintain a high-quality of work. This session features Revit and Point Layout. AIA Approved
This class will cover the use of Revit software and Point Layout software in construction field layout. We will examine the history of theodolites and the growing use of robotic total stations. We will discuss the process involved in field layout, including control points, resections, offsets, and so on, and how we use them on our construction projects. We’ll also include metrics from a few projects showing the benefits of using these tools. This session features Point Layout and Revit. AIA Approved
The Meisi Lake City Island is the world’s largest twin-helix steel structure. It is very difficult to install elements onto the site precisely with traditional methods. Working with BIM 360 Glue software and Point Layout software, users can generate the set points from Building Information Modeling (BIM) models directly, laying out the data with the total station automatically. The class will show the best practice to set the points to space elements, and run the site survey with a standards procedure. We’ll also show how to get the site position with a total station, and compare the installation results with original BIM model for quality audit. The economic and social value is to eliminate deviation of manual centering, and improve mapping precision; decrease quantity of surveyors with automatic robot, improve mapping efficiency, and shorten working period; and reduce surveying works at high altitudes, and thereby improve safety management. This session features Point Layout, BIM 360 Glue, and BIM 360 Layout. AIA Approved
Using highly accurate model data directly in the field reduces project risks and avoids errors and delays that can derail the entire construction schedule and budget. These challenges can be easily resolved by applying the latest best practices for integrated workflows. Attend this class to learn how to utilize the Autodesk Point Layout (APL) plug-in for Revit, Navisworks and AutoCAD for digital construction layout. This course will show you how to add control points to align model data in the office and in the field, add points to Revit families and other components, as well as sort, filter and edit points. You will learn how to prepare data for the field inside of Revit so that data flows seamlessly to the field software that controls the Leica iCON robot. You will also learn how to as-built points and seamlessly bring them back into CAD or BIM to assess deviations identified in the field.
Why model as-built conditions when you can work directly with a high-resolution point cloud? In this very hands-on class we will stake out the foundations for a new addition to our Autodesk University (AU) classroom using a remarkably easy, cloud-enabled workflow. First, participants will import a point cloud of our AU classroom into Navisworks Manage software. We will then use Point Layout software to place points on a number of modeled objects that we intend to stake out as part of a small classroom renovation. The model will be shared with the field using BIM 360 Glue cloud service. Finally, we will connect the BIM 360 Layout iPad application to a robotic total station to enable field users to stake out and verify the exact position of the points. All of this will happen using a contextual model of our surroundings.
This class will explore the fundamentals of Point Layout software and how to manage 3D points in the field with a simple workflow. The class will start with an overview of the process and the basic tools and features involved. Then we will take a deep dive into operating Point Layout software. Next the class will give step-by-step instructions for using Robotic Total Station hardware to capture points in the field and bring them back to the model. Lastly, the presenter will discuss findings and lessons learned regarding implementation of Robotic Quality Control.
In today's fast-paced world it is becoming increasingly important to know how to utilize the design information received to create the most efficient and accurate plan for the construction of the designed systems. We'll talk about how we work with design models outside of Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination to get more accurate information to estimators, foremen, and electricians. There will also be a brief overview of how we approach the subject of prefabrication from an electrical view.