As mobile technology comes of age on the construction site, the use of iPads and BIM 360 Docs software can now replace the paper plans of the past. The transition to this new environment can be smooth and seamless, or it can be hindered by multiple false starts. This class will provide a live demonstration of the complete process of implementing a BIM 360 Docs project for a sample fire-protection construction project. The lessons taught in this class will have obvious application beyond the fire protection trade, but limiting the live demonstrations to a specific trade provides clarity and enables the presentation to pay some attention to the often-overlooked fire sprinkler industry. We expect the live-demonstration approach of this presentation to provide a great opportunity to understand the capabilities and value of BIM 360 Docs software to anyone involved in the process, including owner/managers, IT personnel, designers, and installers. This session features BIM 360 Docs, AutoCAD, and Revit. AIA Approved
Alan Johnston has been the president of Hydratec since 1972. Hydratec specializes in the design, development, marketing, and support of Autodesk, Inc.’s, software-based software for the design, analysis, and fabrication of fire-protection sprinkler systems. Johnston is the holder of several U.S. patents, including a patent for the retrofit of sprinkler systems into single-family houses. Johnston holds a BS in mechanical engineering and has served as part of the Hydratec Training and Support Team for over 40 years. Johnston has provided advanced training of software features to groups of existing HydraCAD users in over 50 cities around the United States. He has also been a featured speaker for The American Society of Plumbing Engineers, The American Fire Sprinkler Association, The National Fire Sprinkler Association, and other organizations at both the local and national levels. He has also presented 3 virtual classes at Autodesk University Online and at Autodesk University.
Interact with a panel of Revit software API experts to answer your questions and discuss all relevant topics of your choice. For anyone writing add-ins for Revit software, this is the perfect forum to better get to know the people who shape the APIs you work with, and explain your views, ideas, and problems face to face. Please note that prior .NET programming and Revit add-in development experience is required. This class is not suitable for beginners. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Docs, and Collaboration for Revit. AIA Approved
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
The aim of this roundtable is to gather individuals who are excited about how the future of making things is shaping the building and construction industry. We will look at how the industry has progressed from an age of 2D flatland data production, to the more advanced age of optimization of 3D digital data, to the present-day era of interoperability and collaboration in a new age of connection. We will focus on how we conceptualize, share information, collaborate, construct, and deliver smart buildings that can be analyzed, rated on performance, monitored, and maintained. The roundtable will look at how the present and future Autodesk, Inc., cloud technology—including Forge Platform—is set to radically change and revolutionize this process by making the transition from conceptual Building Information Modeling (BIM) to constructional BIM as smooth and seamless as possible. We will focus on how to optimally connect the digital data around designing, constructing, and managing buildings with reduced risk and improved outcomes. This session features BIM 360 Docs and Forge.
BIM 360 Docs software was released with much fanfare at Autodesk University 2015. Almost a year later, learn how industry leaders are using BIM 360 Docs software for their design and construction workflows. A group of thought leaders in architecture, engineering, and construction partnered with the Autodesk Product Team for an enhanced BIM 360 Docs deployment. Participants completed workflow analysis, implemented BIM 360 Docs software, and met regularly with the Product Team to provide feedback. Over the course of a year, they tested workflows such as design development management, collaborative drawing review, mobile plan viewing, and document management and distribution. In this class, the group will discuss BIM 360 Docs deployment successes and challenges, the experience of working with the Product Team, and how they are looking to grow BIM 360 Docs software within their organizations as a comprehensive tool for document management and project controls. This session features BIM 360 Docs. AIA Approved
Review cycles are a critical component in delivery, execution, and quality control of construction projects. This class demonstrates how BIM 360 Docs software can help you manage these industry workflows, alleviating you from tedious traditional review methods. We will look at each step of the cycle, from design files to markups, revisions to version management—and the necessary administration of tasks in between. Multiple roles play parts in the review process. We will cover how different file types and platforms fit into the workflow. Information from Revit software and AutoCAD software among others passes from architects and engineers in the office to construction managers on site through BIM 360 Docs web, mobile, or iPad software. See how these workflows can simplify and accelerate your construction project. This session features BIM 360 Docs and AutoCAD.
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
Follow a real-world case study of how one developer changed his entire process from old school to current and forward-thinking in a single project. Learn how using Revit software prototypes can help improve the financial pro-forma to optimize the site plan, unit mix, and net rentable for the building. Rapid design visualization and iterations help minimize construction cost by 10% and maximize revenue by as much as 5%. Eventually, converting a similar building from CAD to Revit software and automating the creation of construction documentation for architecture, structural, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) can save months of the CD timeline. Design visualization of Revit models using A360 cloud-based collaboration service and BIM 360 Docs software helped the architecture, engineering, and construction team see changes in days versus months—and in 3D on their phones versus paper sheets. Learn how a change order saved $500,000 and was implemented in one week versus 6 months. Renderings enabled rapid optimization of materials and the procurement of long lead-time items. This session features BIM 360 Docs, A360, and Revit Architecture. AIA Approved
In this class, we will introduce you to BIM 360 Docs software’s API. BIM 360 Docs software is a cloud-based document management system tailored specifically for construction projects. As the document at the center of BIM 360 family products, BIM 360 Docs software promises to play an important role for unified development of the BIM 360 mobile and web platform. BIM 360 Docs software provides an API as a part of the Forge Platform Data Management API. Using the Forge Platform API, you can access documents stored in BIM 360 Docs software, display models using the Viewing API, and search data in the model. Using the API, for example, you can automate updating models from external applications, make a report to keep track of a team’s progress, and connect your own web services applications with BIM 360 Docs projects. We will show you how to get started with the BIM 360 Docs API, share examples of use cases, and demonstrate what you can do using the BIM 360 Docs API. This session features BIM 360 Docs and Forge. 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
Welcome to the future of construction design and management! In this session, we will discuss BIM 360 Docs workflows and how they fit the construction industry. The world of construction is an environment where many stakeholders need to collaborate, so information management needs to be as flexible as possible. In this session, we will explain the setup of BIM 360 Docs software and look at how information provided by authoring tools can be used downstream on the construction project. This session features BIM 360 Docs. AIA Approved
Traditionally, price has been the sole factor considered in selection of construction contractors by project owners, and in awarding subcontracts further down the supply chain. Best-value procurement enables other factors (such as qualifications, schedule, quality, and performance-based criteria) to evaluate and select subcontractors, with the ultimate goal of providing the highest value for the end customer. BIM 360 cloud services have enabled owners and contractors working on thousands of projects to collaborate with their supply chain and access critical project data throughout the building-construction lifecycle. But it also keeps a record of this data, which can be analyzed to surface insights into supply chain performance. This class will focus on how contractors can now use objective indicators of past performance as a means for selection of their supply chain. This session features BIM 360 Field, BIM 360 Docs, and BIM 360 Plan. AIA Approved
AU Las Vegas
BIM 360 Docs
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction