Discover the biggest fears about data in the cloud and which ones are justified
Explore the Cloud Security Alliance’s “Notorious 9” cloud threats of 2016, and how they will affect your industry
Discuss real case studies of how companies are successfully mitigating cloud threats using technology
Learn the technology tools and resources to manage and monitor cloud solutions
The ConTechTrio—JBKnowledge CEO James Benham, Consultant Rob McKinney, and BIM Services Consultant Josh Bone—will present ideas on how tech can mitigate risk on construction projects. They will discuss how the latest apps, hardware, and enterprise software for the construction industry are evolving to reduce project risk and increase data security. Data security should be of paramount importance to every construction firm, although most builders aren’t sure where to start. From executives to administrators, today’s business professionals find themselves contemplating the vulnerability of their data in the cloud, on the job site, and on mobile devices. The ConTechTrio will highlight the risks of cloud technology then identify the resources and best practices to manage those risks with both trusted and emerging technology. Learn the basics of converting construction processes to the cloud, and how to secure proprietary project data along the way. This session features BIM 360 Docs and AutoCAD 360. AIA Approved
Rob McKinney, a self-taught construction technologist, first developed a love for technology with his first Atari game machine. He began his career in construction as the safety director for J.M. Wilkerson Construction, a construction general contractor based in Marietta, Georgia. McKinney furthered his construction and risk management experience at companies like New South Construction and XL Catlin Insurance. McKinney is currently serving as the chairman of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Georgia Technology Committee, and is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America IT Forum Steering Committee. This committee meets regularly to develop quarterly roundtable programs focusing on new apps to use on project sites. McKinney also has an online blog dedicated to educating construction industry professionals on new uses for technology integrations on projects. McKinney is now a consultant for JBKnowledge, a provider of technology solutions for the construction and insurance industries.
While growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, James Benham began writing code at the age of 11 and by 14 had developed his first application. James went on to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Information Systems while in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University. During his final year at Texas A&M in 2001, James co-founded JBKnowledge, Inc. where he is now the Chief Executive Officer. James has led JBKnowledge to become a premier provider of technology solutions for the construction and insurance industries, with clients across North America, the Caribbean and the Middle East. JBKnowledge is also the maker of the SmartBidNet,SmartCompliance, SmartReality, and SmartInsight cloud and mobile and wearable solutions. The company, and James, are headquartered in Bryan/College Station, TX where James also serves as a College Station City Councilman and an Adjunct Professor of Construction Science at Texas A&M University.
The BIM 360 products provide project teams with a range of options for project collaboration that differ from the traditional ways of conducting business and can intimidate new users. This class will focus on the development and advantages of a collaborative learning exercise between industry partners and academic institutions, with the goal of exposing students to real-world collaborative experiences they will face as they begin their careers in the architecture, engineering, construction, and owner-operated (AECO) industry. Learn how industry partners have the opportunity to push the boundaries of their BIM 360 utilization in a no-risk environment, while affording new employees valuable experience. Academics Nathan Blinn and Dr. Raymond Issa-with David Epps, director of construction technology for Winter Construction-will share their experiences with BIM 360 software, while providing a customizable blueprint for the development of your own BIM 360 learning exercise, complete with lessons learned and learning objectives.
Airport design necessitates collaboration between numerous teams with a wide range of skill sets generally coming from various locations. This requires well-established strategies and methodical use of tools and technologies for a successful delivery of a large-scale project. This session will present strategies for utilizing cloud collaboration tools such as Collaboration for Revit, BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team (formerly A360 Team), BIM 360 Glue software, and BIM 360 Docs software in order to help teams communicate and collaborate effectively in delivering a complex project. We will showcase San Francisco's $2.4 billion International Airport project as an example of utilizing these strategies to enable effective collaboration between more than 200 architects, engineers, and builders from Woods Bagot, HKS Architects, Gensler, and numerous core trades and consultants on this design-build project. This session will present Building Information Modeling (BIM) strategies for cloud collaboration and data management on airport projects.
Do you want to use the Autodesk cloud tools, but also need to continue to use your existing desktop tools? Finally there's a cloud solution that acknowledges your need to bridge your current tools with new solutions in the cloud. Come and learn how to bridge your desktop world with the cloud, using a tool that's so simple, you'll think it's magic. Introducing Autodesk Drive software, the virtual file system that connects to the Autodesk cloud.
The global architecture, engineering, and construction industry could benefit from better adherence to standards. Many data standards exist, but few succeed. Who mandates the standard? Owner? Architect? Government? Representatives from ConstructionProgress.org and Construction Open Standards Alliance (COSA.build) will kick off this roundtable discussion with a brief overview of the current Building Information Modeling (BIM) and construction data standards available today (in the United States and abroad). After defining the available data standards, the group will debate the relative adoption rates of these standards in the real world. The intended outcome is not to solve the technology barrier. Instead, it is to overcome the people and process barriers to digital collaboration. This roundtable debate will produce key opportunities to impact digital-standards adoption at the individual or company level.
This class overviews basic setups, installation, and use of A360 Collaboration for Revit cloud service, and will examine how it has been used, advantages and disadvantages, things to consider for remote access and telecommuting, and how to push content to A360 cloud-based collaboration service. We will also touch on topics for organizational structures and project management in conjunction with A360 Collaboration for Revit cloud service and A360. This session features Collaboration for Revit and BIM 360 Glue.
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.
The class will show the experience of BIM implementation with Revit in an architecture and engineering firm. The strategy and the investments to do, the possible problem and solutions, the schedule and the goals to achieve. The case studies and the pilot projects are essential to BIM implementation; this class will present many special real case studies from the Bulgari New Jewelry-Making Center (finalist at AEC Excellence Awards 2016) to the residences in Masdar City, showing the critical points and strengths of this BIM project.
This class will dig into Revit software with tips and tricks from the low-hanging fruit (symbols, text, and standards) and things to consider (metric, Imperial or soft metric, geographies, and so on). We'll look at using note block content for abbreviation lists and schedules, processing diagrams using custom families, and keynoting. We'll cover assemblies codes, what view templates are and how to use them effectively for consistency from templates forward, sample practices for view naming and browser management in anticipation of exports, and ways of managing work sets in local and linked files to help speed up your system by simply organizing data. We'll also look at how work sets track through links, schema for management, best practices on file sizes, and how to push those limits and possibly a few Dynamo Scripts to assist in management and setups of projects.
Prefabrication and automation in offsite construction requires building models to be rich in data. The generation of construction drawings, creation of a bill of materials and the application of fabricated information is required in the model. In wood construction for example, it requires modeling of accurate processing (precutting) and assembly of prefabricated items including tooling (e.g. nailing and milling operations). All this, including derived data in the form of CNC files, shop drawings, etc., needs to be accessible by all stakeholders - the builders, prefabricators and project managers. By combining Autodesk products and APIs, hsbcad has developed improved workflows to create and modify rich model content. Revit content is able to enrich cloud based BIM that drives CNC equipment and improves on site processes. This leads to increased efficiency and cost control for the complete construction process.Joint AU/Forge DevCon class
This class will go over all aspects of an integrated project delivery (IPD) / Building Information Modeling (BIM) project for health care or science projects. We'll review different methods of project delivery and effective implementation plans. During the class, we'll cover fundamentals of laser scanning for IPD/BIM projects and we'll show examples. We'll review and discuss owner agreements and lean practices that are used on the IPD projects. In regards to legal aspects, we'll discuss some information for different project scenarios.
Lewis Matthew Miller, AIA (senior project manager in University of Southern California's capital construction development department) and Ruby Xuewen Quan (Building Information Modeling program specialist in University of Southern California's Facilities Management Services) will describe current business challenges in USC's ecosystem of building design, construction, and facilities operations, as well as management processes, and resulting losses. The proposed object-oriented architecture of transmission project lifecycle management, acts as a counterpoint to commissioned IoT technologies.
Every major general contractor wants to embrace digital construction in the right way. This class will explain how VINCI Construction France-a general contractor employing 22,000 people in France that started its move to Building Information Modeling (BIM) almost a decade ago-has perfected its preconstruction approach, and how it is bridging the BIM gap to the job site. This course will detail the strategy designed by VINCI to preconstruct Revit models that can be useful for job-site purposes, and how custom tools and interfaces have been developed to ensure the right communication between the BIM preconstruction team and the work-front team. The main goal of this class is to show how digital construction can be a reality, and look at how it affects quality, productivity, and innovation for the industry.