The class will cover the Last Planner principles developed by the Lean Institute and how the software supports this principle. The benefits of adopting the Last Planner principles include increased reliability, greater savings in time and cost, less wastage of materials, and greater utilization of plant. The benefits are further enhanced by collaboration with the supply chain, where they can review their elements of a plan in line with main contractors, and feed into BIM 360 Plan web service, therefore streamlining interactions. The gains made through BIM 360 Plan in this process (such as staying in the field longer) reduce time spent compiling reports in the office and improve Planed Percentage Complete (PPC) with accountability for lost time weekly—enabling root-cause analysis to aid in targeted software and provide a platform for detailed whole project as-built data. Finally, the class will also briefly discuss the benefits of BIM 360 Plan supporting construction claims, and its use to minimize disputes. This session features BIM 360 Plan. AIA Approved
Phil Richardson is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) deployment specialist for BAM Nuttall, a division of the Royal BAM Group. He joined in 2014 to help implement BIM on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project in Somerset, England. Over 18 years’ experience of modeling with packages including AutoCAD software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and Revit software, he has seen the evolving landscape technology play in engineering and contracting.
Data sources in construction are exploding. Mobile devices and apps like BIM 360 Field are capturing and storing thousands of photos on typical projects. Drones, scanners, wearables and other construction management apps are adding to the mountain of data collected as a by-product of their use. To bring structure to our interpretations of these growing data streams, machine learning solutions are being applied to sort, filter, and surface insights so that projects can find the information they're looking for and make better decisions. This class will look at some early practical examples such as photo and video recognition for management and sorting of construction images, and predictive analytics in terms of highlighting high risk quality and safety issues. We'll also consider where the industry is going, as disparate data sources and applications become more integrated.
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.
Project Case Study where deployed innovation and implementation of three different technologies 1) BIM 360 Plan 2) Revit/C3D Design Models 3) UAV/Drone image capture and point cloud generation provided the ability to isolate and recognize potential schedule risk impacts/conflicts between submitted weekly work plans and actual job progress in a real-time manner. (One page summary brief available upon request for additional detail)
Production planning. Last Planner System. Lean construction. These are all popular buzzwords in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry today. If you are not familiar with these and implementing them right now on your projects, this class is a must! This interactive workshop will address the problem of waste in planning and how the Last Planner System improves productivity and schedule reliability. We’ll introduce pull planning: a collaborative scheduling technique that enables teams to develop workflow working backward, thus enabling successor activities to determine what needs to be completed for them to start their work. We’ll put theory into practice in a hands-on, team-based, real-life construction and design simulation to emphasize the importance of pull versus push, reliable flow, and clear subcontractor commitments in the pull-planning process. The class will finish by showing how BIM 360 Plan web service helps the last planner by enabling teams to track task commitments and completion. This session features BIM 360 Plan and BIM 360 Field. 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
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