This class will focus on how a mega-project (Zoo Interchange Project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin—$1.7 billion) Highway Construction Team deployed the use of 3D design models out to field-construction mobile devices. The size and scale of design models, staging sequences, and plan revisions provided some unique challenges for the computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) /virtual design and construction (VDC) engineer to adapt within the BIM 360 software delivery platform. The team overcame these constraints by identifying an export and import process so final model viewing provided as much detail and usability in the BIM 360 Glue platform. The project construction schedule is from 2013 – 2019. The project scope is complete reconstruction of the busiest interchange in the state (350,000 vehicles per day) while maintaining active live traffic through the construction zones. Three large full-model deliverables are required with multiple subset staged models that provide schedule/temporary traffic stages interim through construction. This session features BIM 360 Glue and Navisworks Factory Advanced. AIA Approved
This class is focused towards all parties involved from Design through Construction in Civil/Infrastructure Projects. The key focus of having a collaborative environment is essential in providing an efficient/lean workflow for delivering 3D model to field on mobile devices.
A graduate from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BS in civil engineering, Josh Stenz demonstrates a high level of leadership and superior attention-to-detail and troubleshooting skills. He has over 10 years of experience in estimating, project engineering, and management roles, specializing in value engineering, detail constructability review and coordination, document control, project coordination, cost reporting, and information management. Stenz has been a project team member on several large, award-winning projects throughout southeastern Wisconsin, including S.C. Johnson’s Fortaleza Hall “Project Honor,” Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) I-94 North South Corridor, WisDOT’s Zoo Interchange, WisDOT’s Hill Farms Development, and the Potawatomi Bingo-Casino Expansion.
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.
Collaboration is the key to project success. Waste and inefficiency is expected in the transition of information from design team to trade partners. In this class, we'll share our experience of moving the fabrication drawings left into the design phase using a unified workflow on a traditional design-build project. With this workflow, we minimize the waste in transition and create a more efficient and leaner process. We'll identify the advantages of a unified workflow in the design phase and how it benefits the project team and the owner. We'll also review the process and software used to achieve this collaboration-we used Collaboration for Revit cloud service and BIM 360 Team software as the collaboration platform for the project, in conjunction with BIM 360 Glue software for coordination and design review during the construction document phase. We'll share our feedback and lessons learned, along with any tips and work-arounds to help with the use of Collaboration for Revit and BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team (formerly A360 Team) for interdisciplinary collaboration.
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.
Until recently, the construction industry has suffered a technology bypass, relying on centuries-old processes to manage projects that are getting more complex and demanding faster execution. This class will discuss how Building Information Modeling (BIM) is making a shift by industrializing construction and setting up off-site assembly lines for manufacturing modules that can just be assembled on-site by a lean team. Case studies will be discussed from several iconic, global project executions where assembly line manufacturing construction processes were deployed for amazingly fast construction, reducing the on-site work, wastages, and costs. The main focus of this class is using BIM to support modular design and industrialized construction. Attendees will learn when and how to set up these assembly lines and the challenges associated with them.
Are you considering a change? Is it time to make a move? Do you have the attitude necessary to use Revit Architecture software? Changes in staff and the way we set about doing our designs may need to be reconsidered. We'll look at many of these issues with the aim of easing your transition. If you already know how objects work in AutoCAD Architecture software and you know how a building is put together, then you're more than halfway home. Revit software will help you continue on your Building Information Modeling (BIM) journey and set yourself up for postdesign use. Don't merely create drawings with your CAD package-create entire building designs.
Identify and outline strategies for creating and executing a prefabrication plan for a construction project. Topics covered will include plan creation, execution across multiple stakeholders, and ways to respond to change, as well as using QR for tracking materials and prefab assemblies, and bringing it all together for just-in-time delivery to the job site.
In this presentation, Skanska USA Building and the University of Washington will describe results from a joint applied research study on collaborative preconstruction and planning workflows focused on model-based estimating. We'll present the workflows and toolsets for using design models in conceptual and detailed estimating for consistent use throughout the construction process. We'll also present on the value and benefits of using model-based estimation for collaboration between design and construction, and share best practices for setting up teams and processes for success. Additionally, we'll present proven practices from Skanska that include common workflow standards, and we'll show examples of how to use Revit software, Navisworks software, and Assemble to vet models for appropriateness of use, extract quantities from models, validate quantity and assembly assumptions, and then incorporate these into construction estimates.
The cloud is already helping thousands of architects, engineers, and contractors with improving communication and quality of designs for taking to site. This session will discuss the BIM 360 portfolio and how it can support you in design through to construction. You will get hands-on with Revit and Collaboration for Revit using BIM 360 Team to communicate with other team members to resolve design issues faster. Use BIM 360 Glue to spell-check your models against other disciplines. You will then investigate how your design can be taken out to site to help with commissioning and progress tracking.
Automated plan review that is integrated into Building Information Modeling (BIM) can ease the pain of achieving compliance with building codes. It also can have a big impact on an architect's bottom line, an enormous impact on your client's bottom line through expediting the permit and commissioning processes, and it can even impact city revenue by accelerating property and sales tax receipts. In this presentation, you will see an innovative process designed for using Revit software with software for automated plan review. After adding building code information to the BIM model, the add-in acts as a client to send data to a cloud service that assesses whether the building complies with particular sections of the International Building Code. Results are displayed as annotations of the BIM model, enabling quick alteration to achieve compliance. A plan-review report aids authorities in assuring that the building is ready for a permit. Automated plan review can disrupt and change the building industry by offering benefits to all stakeholders.
This session examines 2 recent advances in BIM in the field of geotechnics. The first case study relates to the sharing of site-generated data, that is gathered electronically on-site, processed, and then uploaded to the BIM model, all automatically. In this way the stakeholders are seeing the object attributes updated in the integrated model in real time as the work is done. The advantages of this process include the obvious savings in time and effort, avoiding mistakes, self-certification, and the manifest openness that supports collaboration.
Concluding the class presented at Autodesk University 2015, Elliott Crossley returns to discuss the construction phase of a £330 million project in the UK. This class reveals the strategy and workflows involved in integrating fabrication information back into the Building Information Model, divulging the toolbox of a multidisciplinary design team at BDP from inception to completion, challenging current technology throughout, to deliver an Asset Information Model suitable for use in building operation.
AU Las Vegas
BIM 360 Glue
Navisworks Factory Advanced
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction