Sources of video and photo content are rapidly increasing within construction. In addition to mobile phones and tablets, drones and even wearables are starting to generate their own views of “reality” from the job site. How can this information best be capitalized on for value during construction, and managed afterward for future retrieval? In this case study-driven class, Oliver Smith of Skanska and Josh Kanner of Smartvid.io will explore how a new set of technologies are helping to deal with the content proliferation—and are also going beyond to elevate the power and value of this visual data. New techniques in machine learning are enabling mining of the native content to help tag and search the ever-growing set of videos and photos coming from the field. Once tagged, the content can be integrated with Building Information Modeling (BIM) for ongoing progress updates during the project and other workflows. We will present examples of drone-generated and mobile-phone-generated field-progress capture. This session features Navisworks Manage, AutoCAD, and Revit. AIA Approved
AEC professionals with field and operations experience concerned with managing “Big Data” of photos, video and model content
Oliver Smith has 16-plus years of experience within the design and construction industry focusing on lean processes, sustainability, Building Information Modeling (BIM), emerging and advancing technologies, and services, to name a few areas. Over his career, he has created and implemented many standards and workflows to help integrate a more streamlined and effective process. In his efforts, he has helped to engage clients, project teams, and other participants in the building process to create an understanding of where and how technology can provide a positive impact before, during, and beyond the construction phase. At Skanska, Smith serves as the regional virtual design and construction director for the southeast region (Washington, DC; Maryland; Virginia; North and South Carolina; Georgia; Florida; Louisiana; and Puerto Rico). This role has evolved into a more expansive one, enabling him to utilize his expertise on all aspects of his career rather than BIM. Currently, he heads up Skanska's unmanned autonomous systems (drone) program, and he has recently become a certificated pilot.
Josh Kanner is an experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record in fast-growing enterprise software companies.Most recently he was co-founder of Vela Systems, a pioneer in the use of web and tablet workflows for construction and capital projects. There he led the company’s product, marketing and business development functions. Vela Systems grew from bootstrapped beginnings to include over 50% of the ENR Top Contractors as customers and deployments all over the globe. The company was successfully acquired by Autodesk in 2012 and has been rebranded as BIM 360 Field.Prior to founding Vela Systems, Josh was responsible for product management and strategy at Emptoris (now part of IBM), a web-based strategic sourcing software company with customers including Motorola, GlaxoSmithKline, Bank of America, and American Express.Kanner graduated from Brown University and earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He still gets excited to put on a hard hat and walk a job.
This class will present the first SNCF rail project that implemented a BIM approach. The project consists of transforming the existing Saint-Cloud Station in order to interconnect to the future metro station and fit the increase of passenger traveler flow. As part of this presentation, we'll address the following topics: BIM for rail issues and expectations; SNCF challenges and expected BIM outcomes; overview of the Saint-Cloud project; reasons for using BIM on this project and expected outcomes; approach taken in partnership with Autodesk Consulting; outlook.
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.
Creating a fully attributed 3D model to satisfy the BIM requirements of a project has become a requirement for many projects due to the BIM Level 2 government mandate. Current BIM software is primarily focused on architectural applications and overlooks the specific requirements of complex and large-scale landscape architecture (LA) and master planning (MP) projects. The talk will outline how we developed a script for Civil 3D to add additional attributes to C3D and AutoCAD objects; Surfaces, Blocks and Solids, the challenges we faced, and how we approached them. The class will follow our workflow on a 200 ha site for a major event, where we used C3D to create a BIM model for LA, lighting, and signage elements, importing them into Navisworks for clash detection and collaboration with other disciplines, such as civil engineers and architects. We will also cover the fundamentals of what attribute data was required, the rationale behind the choices, and how we managed data drops.
BIM is a disrupter much more than AutoCAD was many years ago. BIM has the ability to very quickly make something in the virtual world which exactly replicates the real world. The speaker will present a main contractor's struggle to understand what BIM is, what it means for their work, how it can be implemented, and what they can deliver for a customer at handover. The UAE (and the wider MENA region) has particular challenges around tight programmes, constant change throughout the construction phase, multiple multi-cultural stakeholders, complex design, and projects ranging from 20 million AED to 3 billion AED. The speaker will explore BIM through the Navisworks Manager toolkit which brings in many disciplines from the construction field. The company are currently working on a range of projects but 1 British-designed iconic building currently stands out along with another 1+ billion AED project which demonstrates the issues faced including the absence of BIM standards.
Collaboration in construction is challenging. How can you organise the quality in data and geometry with all these different parties and models? Which software do you use to check your model: Navisworks or Solibri? An IFC workflow with Solibri provides you with insights into the different clashes and the possibility to check in a rule-based manner. But how do you create reports and collaborate with team members? Does Navisworks manage a better workflow with more possibilities for everybody? With Navisworks you are free of file format. It is easy to append and update Revit, IFC, RCP or DWG files to a federated model in a single file. Check model geometry, duplicates, and data in a standardised way with Collaborea, the rule-based model checker for Navisworks. A report is no longer necessary because all the issues are visible and editable on a cloud platform using Autodesk Forge. Checking and collaborating becomes easy and editing the models in an Autodesk workflow is simple.
IQL will show how there are different ways of working/interacting with the built environment and explain the integrated project delivery: client, project manager, and main contractor being 1 team with the same goal approach. We'll explain how we developed a strategy, managed the design, and delivered from concept design to project handover using different digital technologies at different stages. This class will demonstrate how we've created a strategy and EIR for a project that will run for the next 8 years and which will attract future tenants. We’ll show this from a project management point of view: management of the design stakeholders, management of design, BIM for master planning, quantification, the use of BIM for visualisation/VR, and BIM as a product to attract tenants. From a construction management view, we'll demonstrate trade design coordination, supply chain management/education, BIM on-site, 4D sequencing and construction optimisation, and BIM use for tenant engagement.
Most people are now familiar with a concept of level of detail and levels of information. Data and geometry have their benefits but when combined they become even more powerful. Stick time (4D) into the mix and we're starting to get somewhere. Get the models to a ‘Fit for Construction’ and you’ve cracked it. The aim of the presentation is to follow the data and the geometry from the design phase right through to construction on-site. To demonstrate how structured data and geometry when properly verified can be leveraged by design, planning, and through to on-site construction to ensure the project is delivered successfully. Throughout the levels of detail what do the various parties need? What does a planner want a level 3 model for? How much use is a level 1 model to a QS? What is the minimum amount of data they need? We will go through their requirements for successful delivery and demonstrate how they are leveraging the data and geometry day to day on the Hinkley project.
3D technology has historically been reserved for large, exclusive, purpose-specific platforms. Users have been required to have advanced knowledge of laser scanning to operate high-tech scanners. As technology continues to evolve, laser scanning is just one piece that is moving to a smaller, inclusive, all-encompassing platform.<br/> <br/> In this presentation, Hexagon Geosystems CTO Burkhard Boeckem will take you through the journey of how this evolution led to the creation of the Leica BLK360, the world’s smallest and lightest imaging 3D laser scanner. Moving from the belief that AEC professionals couldn’t access the technology due to the high barriers of entry to democratising laser scanning for anyone with inspiration and desire to embrace new possibilities, the development of the BLK360 is opening opportunities previously thought unobtainable. Don’t miss this future-looking presentation and your chance to experience the latest in laser scanning technology.
Through a practical real-world example, investigate and understand the benefits that different reality capture technology can bring to your construction workflows. When and where would you use this technology and how do you bring this data back into the office to allow you to make decisions on accurate information. Utilising a range of Autodesk software to generate 3D deliverables from photography, scan data and mobile mapping data. Understanding how bringing reality capture data into Navisworks can generate clash reports, inform scheduling information and linking this back to our site teams through BIM360 glue and field. Discover what reality capture technology fits your requirements and how using Autodesk software, it can be used to its full potential. Real-World project: Construction site in Manchester: an area will be captured using a range of photogrammetry, laser scanning (BLK360 included) and mobile mapping technology. Project enabled through collaboration with Leica Geosystems
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.
This class will explore the implementation of an efficient workflow for 3D scanning of large plants. From laser scanning at the field until a point cloud, which can be combined with a 2D layout and 3D models, our scan projects count regularly more than 100 scans. After the scans are taken, the scans are removed from noise and then divided in layers according to the flow sheet. The buildings are also on a separate layer and divided into roof, walls, and floor. These scans are then combined in Navisworks software with a 3D model of a new line generated at our company. The 3D models are made with Inventor software. A 2D layout, which we receive from the customer, is also attached. This workflow has been improved on a lot since the start, and this is what we want to teach in this class. Recently we purchased a drone to capture photos at places that are not reachable for our scanner (for example, ducting on a roof). A 3D point cloud can then be derived from those photos and combined with the laser scan point cloud This session features ReCap, Inventor Professional, and Navisworks Manage.
Should you consider adding this tool to your workflow? While there are some very powerful laser scanners that are accurate and fast for larger spaces, and photogrammetry that is cost-effective but not as accurate, there is a growing number of more-affordable handheld scanners that can be capitalized on to augment the as-built conditions, and in some cases they are more effective the other alternatives. We will discuss the current and forthcoming technology that may augment current scanning methods. This class will address the following questions: What is a reasonable expectation from a handheld scanner and return on investment? What is the workflow for maximizing the scanner’s use for as-built and quality assurance / quality control uses? How can we best capitalize on scanning at this scale? When is the right time to consider handheld versus other scanning technology? Where can this scanning method be most effective? This session features ReCap and Navisworks Manage.
AU Las Vegas
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction