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
Todd Elkins is a consultant and lean construction expert at Autodesk, Inc., focusing on construction. He spent 5 years developing and training lean practices for a large Bay Area-based general contractor before coming to Autodesk. He was the co-creator and first employee of ourPlan, which was acquired by Autodesk, Inc., in 2014, and has since been redeveloped into the new product, BIM 360 Plan software. Elkins is responsible for driving lean practices and principles into construction projects by capitalizing on technology. He is currently working with design and construction teams to change their business processes and turn information into insight. His specialties include lean construction, construction technology, Building Information Modeling (BIM) management, strategic planning, construction management, integrated project delivery, reliable promising, last planner system (LPS), pull plan scheduling, production planning, work structuring, and production innovation.
Michael Moran is a consultant at Autodesk, Inc., focusing on construction. He helps customers optimize their construction processes through adoption of cloud-based BIM 360 tools, with a focus on design review, production planning, scheduling, field management, layout, and project handover to owner/operator. His master's thesis in construction management at the Delft University of Technology was a comparative study designed to assess productivity gains from using Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools on Skanska U.S. Building projects. Together with Skanska and Autodesk, Moran presented a webinar on this case study. Moran has taught 5 previous Autodesk University classes and has spoken multiple times about the benefits of cloud-based BIM at the European 5D Conference. Other experiences in the building industry include founding and running a concrete specialty forming firm, working as a consultant on major infrastructure projects, and obtaining a bachelor's degree in architecture.
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.
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).
This panel discussion will explore opportunities to manage construction execution by creating a performance-based strategy to align project performance with anticipated outcomes, thus creating the high-performing building. Using principles such as the simple framework as found in Integrating Project Delivery (Fischer, Ashcraft, Reed, Khanzode), production planning methods, lean principles, and integrated design, the discussion will explain strategy, practice, and the vision of future state. The panel will provide insight into the theory and opportunities for improving performance. Once the framework has been agreed upon, teams can operate a performance management system by defining the performance criteria and validating performance through data collection for specific and measurable metrics. There will be system alignment throughout the project lifecycle in a collaborative environment to provide transparent and powerful information to the team for optimized performance.
BAM has developed a technical delivery solution to manage and deliver data throughout the different stages of a project using Autodesk's desktop and cloud products. This process is aligned to best industry standards (BS/PAS 1192-2). COBie is BAM's way of cleverly dealing with data as a project is being delivered. Empowering BAM's supply chain to capture and populate this data in a simple, no-fuss manner has been key to our success. BAM has worked with Autodesk to develop a new computer-aided facility management system for facilities management called BIM 360 Ops (formerly Building Ops). Having this system in place as the buildings operator has let BAM use the best of BIM 360 Field software during project delivery. It is this systems integration that has helped BAM to achieve significant cost and timesavings. The principle case study carried out by BAM compares how 2 similar public-private partnership projects were procured and delivered-one with BIM technology, and the other without.
Have you ever had a dream, idea, or passion to inspire change in your organization? Innovation and hackathons seem to be all the rage these days-they're all over the Internet as ways to transform your business. This industry talk will discuss how a stodgy Midwestern EPCM (engineering, procurement, and construction management) organization took the leap of faith with a first hackathon in 2014, going on to make the hackathon an annual event. Additionally, we'll review how we launched an innovation platform for every employee to participate in ideation, project definition, business development, and execution stages throughout the entire year, and how this program is now launching into regular hackathon sessions at each office in the organization. We will also discuss innovation tools and practices, including Adobe's Kickbox Canvas, Autodesk's LUMIAMI, and Wild/World analyzer.
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.
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.
On every project, Skanska aims to drive value for customers. Our national expertise in lean principles and methods encourages creative, collaborative thinking among employees, and promotes a continuous effort to eliminate waste throughout our operations. A founding member of the Lean Construction Institute, Skanska has applied lean approaches in many construction sectors focused on helping clients realize their visions. At the project level and specific to pull planning, Skanska continues to evolve from executing pull plans to fully implementing the Last Planner System. The intent of this session is to share some better practices for managing pull plans, and also to demonstrate how the firm is using BIM 360 Plan software to do so.
There's a perfect storm of technology change driving the construction revolution today. Mobile devices, Internet of Things, sensors, and drones are continuously capturing construction job-site data and the cloud is aggregating this data. Machine-learning applications such as BIM 360 IQ software help construction project teams analyze risk from this data in real time and take corrective actions. Layton Construction and Autodesk have been collaborating and working together for the past year to apply the BIM 360 IQ machine-learning system for construction safety. In this session, Cooper Darling-an assistant project manager from Layton Construction-will be sharing his project manager experiences involved in helping identify and reduce safety risks on a construction job site with the aid of assistive technologies such as machine learning. Cooper is also part of Layton's National Safety Leadership Team, and he's helping champion the processes and standards based on BIM 360 software for Layton.
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
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