Identify prerequisites to implementing BIM-enabled robotic station layout and verification
Recognize a general contractor’s risks and potential outcomes of not owning building layout verification
Learn how to push BIM to the field
Define a generic workflow and best practices for day-to-day building-layout management with trades
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
• BIM/VDC Engineers and Managers
• Construction Project Engineers, Project Managers and Project Directors
As an assistant virtual design and construction (VDC) manager and project engineer for Clayco Corp., Ashwin Ramesh is responsible for management and implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) / VDC on projects. He is also responsible for the support of project staff to maintain or improve accuracy, reduce risk, and gain efficiency capitalizing on technology in the field. Ramesh’s experience includes work in the fields of virtual reality, laser scanning, MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) coordination, and project-to-facilities data management on residential and healthcare projects—and recently, layout management and control on an industrial project. Ramesh’s focus is to work directly with the project team and in the field, which would give him exposure to the daily challenges and tasks of improving productivity and quality. Ramesh was also a part of a research group at Pennsylvania State University, and he is co-author of the “BIM Planning Guide for Facility Owners.”
Preston Long is part of the CADsoft Consulting Construction Technology team.
Preston has extensive background in building information modeling (BIM) workflows specific to construction. He understands how technology applications impact business issues at all levels within an organization. Long has a long career and experience in Autodesk solutions such as Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Fabrication solutions and a strong background with 3D scanning solutions such as Sokkia Robotic Layout.
As an assistant virtual design and construction (VDC) manager and project engineer for Clayco Corp., Ashwin Ramesh is responsible for management and implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) / VDC on projects. He is also responsible for the support of project staff to maintain or improve accuracy, reduce risk, and gain efficiency capitalizing on technology in the field. Ramesh’s experience includes work in the fields of virtual reality, laser scanning, MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) coordination, and projecttofacilities data management on residential and healthcare projects—and recently, layout management and control on an industrial project. Ramesh’s focus is to work directly with the project team and in the field, which would give him exposure to the daily challenges and tasks of improving productivity and quality. Ramesh was also a part of a research group at Pennsylvania State University, and he is coauthor of the “BIM Planning Guide for Facility Owners.”
This class will cover how to create concrete lift drawings in Revit software. We'll cover the people who need to be engaged, the processes from developing an estimate to providing field-layout data, and the final product of quality lift drawings that add value for the entire project team. You will learn how the concrete Revit model can become the hub for the whole concrete team and second-tier subs, and also you'll learn how to greatly enhance communication with the design team and the general contractor. This class will discuss the technical aspects of creating and maintaining a construction-level concrete model, including families, parts, and the use of pour sequence parameters. We'll demonstrate what information is important to concrete field crews, and how to effectively communicate that through Revit software-based lift drawings. You will also learn how to use geometry in Revit to create point data, and then how to use that point data downstream in the layout process.
Learn how to best adopt Autodesk's Point Layout plug-in for Revit software, AutoCAD software, and BIM 360 software. Hear about a general contractor's lessons learned from using the software and difficulties that arise out in the field-from working with civil engineer's files to working with several different robotic total stations on one site. Attendees will learn how to create a proper workflow using naming and numbering standards set forth by the field, and how to ensure a streamlined approach for importing and exporting points to their robotic total stations. We'll explore how to work with real-world coordinates as well as create our own, and we'll look at the best way to track the coordinate system across a project's lifecycle. We'll also learn how to approach difficult projects that encompass large sites, and how to maintain vertical control on high-rise projects.
This session will bring together several companies that have developed unique integrations with the BIM 360 platform to extend the reach of the tools and workflows connected into BIM 360's common data environment for construction management. They'll each share their experience and offer insights into the development process and business opportunities. (Joint AU/Forge DevCon class).
The world is changing. Are you ready? Join us to explore the future of construction and leave with valuable insights and real-world examples to help you build a future that is more profitable, more resilient, and prepared for new opportunities. The general session keynotes will include a group of passionate customers, visionaries, and product experts. Take part as some of the leading innovators in the construction industry share their experiences embracing change and technology disruption -- from improving productivity on the job site and using technology to expand capabilities, to inspiring and thought provoking explorations of machine learning, artificial intelligence, or generative design applied to contracting.<br/><br/>After the general session, you will have the opportunity to influence the future of your BIM 360 products with a visit to the Co:Construct Product Advisory session. No additional sign up needed. Co:Construct is your chance to meet the teams behind the BIM 360 platform, and your chance to speak directly to them about whatever is on your mind. <br/><br/>Plus, don't forget to sign up for our afternoon Connect & Construct classes. Your registration includes access to a full day of sessions and our private evening event.
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.
Do you need near real-time feedback on your construction project?Is scanning the way to achieve it?We think so.<br/><br/>This Instructional Demo will highlight the flow of data that could be experienced immediately after a slab pour.Point cloud data will be optimised using a combination of Revit, APL, Dynamo and BIM 360 Layout.<br/><br/>You will already know that slab deviations in relation to point clouds can be displayed graphically in Revit, but what else can you do with that information?<br/><br/>What if you could send back the out-of-tolerance locations to your team in the field and enable them to mark the areas requiring remediation on the ground semi-automatically?<br/><br/>We will show you how this could work for you.
It's time to leave your tape measure in the truck. Do you want to make the leap and lay out directly from your model in the field? What are the software workflows? How do you set up a Revit model for use with a civil or local coordinate system? What are the benefits of using Point Layout software in the field? We'll cover how to work with Point Layout in Revit software, BIM 360 Glue software, BIM 360 Layout iPad app, and your robotic total station. See live demonstrations of the software on real-world projects, and hear discussion of the processes involved in construction field layout. We'll be working with subcontractors and their models, and assisting their field-layout processes.
There's no doubt that Building Information Modeling (BIM) has radically changed how today's construction management and field operations function at a root level. Understanding how to best use BIM in today's complex construction projects takes a lot of work. This class will focus on how to use today's architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) BIM software in your field operations with BIM coordination, virtual design and construction (VDC) processes, field layout, and creation of as-builts. We'll focus on some advanced techniques and best practices in Revit software in order to help facilitate an easier BIM coordination process using Navisworks Manage software. We also look into how Point Layout, Total Stations, and related tools have revolutionized how trade subcontractors optimize their processes and facilitate prefabrication and installation. We'll also cover the current developments in Revit software's latest fabrication capabilities and how it is supplanting the traditional AutoCAD market share.
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.
This session will present the new DeWalt Corporation Hanger Design plug-in for Revit software, which automates the placement and design of hangers and trapeze assemblies for common MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems, such as pipe, duct, conduit, and cable trays. The placement of these assemblies has historically been based on “rule of thumb” sizing and spacing and/or prescriptive rules from various trade-specific handbooks that do not necessarily comply with current building-code requirements or structural point-load limitations. Modeling MEP systems in Revit software offers many advantages for coordination, prefabrication, consolidation of parallel runs, and placement of cast-in-place hanger inserts. This new tool analyzes these systems, and automatically places hanger/trapeze assemblies, anchors, and seismic bracing per building-code requirements with engineering calculation reports automatically generated. Product-specific content is placed in the model with exporting schedules for field layout, prefabrication, and procurement. This session features Revit and BIM 360 Layout. AIA Approved
Construction productivity is an issue in the construction industry that can be addressed with technological solutions such as Building Information Modeling (BIM)-to-field workflows with robotic total stations. Attend this session to learn how United States construction companies are utilizing Revit software with Point Layout software, BIM 360 Glue software, and the BIM 360 Layout app with Leica iCON robotic total stations to streamline office-to-field workflows that increase accuracy while cutting production time. This session features BIM 360 Layout, BIM 360 Glue, 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