This lecture will begin with a regulatory overview of that which is required to operate drones commercially in the United States, and a history of B&G’s path to compliant operations on our projects. A simple introduction to types of hardware, outputs, and basic photogrammetry will follow, with lessons learned on what’s necessary to begin mapping and acquiring accurate 3D models. We will share our best practices for planning safe automated-flight missions to acquire 3D meshes and point clouds, and highlight these outputs using real-world examples. Furthermore, we will showcase what is possible when data acquired by drones is integrated deeply into existing Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, by overlaying point clouds in Autodesk, Inc., software such as Revit software and Navisworks software for use in conceptual modeling, site coordination, and quality-control checks. Finally, we will demonstrate how to share this data easily with entire project teams to provide actionable data for collaboration across locations. This session features Navisworks Manage, ReCap 360, and Revit. AIA Approved
Construction and infrastructure professionals directly involved or interested in advanced BIM workflows.
Hunter Cole joined the Virtual Design and Construction Team at Brasfield & Gorrie (B&G) in 2015 with experience in virtual design and assessment in automotive design and manufacturing. Cole brings his experience from a major automaker to B&G. While there, he led early collaboration between Design and Manufacturing Teams to assess constructability and reduce defects and rework. He is passionate about applying lean concepts, precision measurement, laser scanning, and rapid prototyping. While working in an industry that has fully adopted a 3D model-based workflow, he understood virtual design’s potential to change construction. Cole works directly with project teams to assist the project’s delivery through the design and construction process, and he is responsible for the planning and execution of Building Information Modeling (BIM) deliverables. Cole aims to add value to B&G’s projects by providing accurate and relevant information to the project teams throughout the lifecycle of construction.
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.
In this class, we will guide you through the software use and setup process of an actual project: the construction of Highway A1 in The Netherlands. After a contract and project overview, we will dive into the process that makes this project succeed as a true Building Information Modeling (BIM) project. Learn where to start, what to do, and what to avoid to have your own success. Find out how to enable designers to use their favorite program, and then bring the intelligent model together in Navisworks software for your contract management. Discover which export is used for stakeholder management. Then we will focus on what the implementation of InfraWorks software means for these types of projects. Learn how InfraWorks software can help support a large-scale project with lean sessions, value management, and weekly stands. Combine geographic information system data with design data that together lead to better and easier decision making. This session features InfraWorks 360, A360 Team, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
Airspace, air side, land side, curb side, public transport, utilities coordination, facility management, and how to use BIM to coordinate them—in as long as it takes to pass through security check! Become a part of this engaging exploration of ideas for integrated workflows applied to airport design, where multiple interdependent constraints and challenging operational requirements call for a most coordinated and well-planned design and construction. We will engage in examples and workflows that will deliver ideas to architects and engineers about how to collaborate, coordinate, and deliver the best outcomes on airport development projects! This session features InfraWorks 360, Navisworks Manage, and Revit. AIA Approved
This class will help you to explore preliminary bridge design options by using Bridge Design for InfraWorks 360 software to visualize realistic civil structures in the context of the surrounding proposed site. Then Structural Bridge Design software is used to analyze the bridge in the cloud. We run a line girder analysis to verify the structural strength of the bridge girders and ensure they meet design standard requirements. Next, we take the design into Navisworks software to uncover design problems and constructability issues more effectively and plan the construction sequencing. The InfraWorks 360 model is taken into AutoCAD Civil 3D software for precise grading. Then we round-trip the model back into InfraWorks 360 for better design communication. This session features InfraWorks 360, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Navisworks Manage.
This class covers the implementation of an integrated BIM system inside the Design and Construction Joint Venture (VCGP + ASTALDI) of the Santiago de Chile Airport. On this project, BIM data life cycle starts with model authoring creation using Autodesk Revit and Civil 3D for 354.000 m2 on buildings and 880.000 m2 on infrastructures. Design Review and Constructability Analysis are performed with the support of Autodesk Revit, Civil 3D, Recap, Infraworks, Navisworks and Tekla Structure. Throughout the project, BIM collaboration and coordination are ensured with Autodesk Navisworks. Connection of BIM models with construction planning (Primavera) is done via Synchro software for 4D simulation. At the end of the project, As Built BIM models (LOD 500) are handed over for O&M software (IBM Maximo) link purposes. A particular attention will be brought to the challenges of implementing such process on a large scale project as well as best practices for BIM deliverables to final clients.
This class will review a case study of Ananda Development Thailand and its journey of Building Information Modeling (BIM) transformation driving innovation across both its own company and an entire network. The class will look at many of the leading initiatives that Ananda Development has been working toward, and the process of review, process, and change to deliver a BIM system comprising of design and construction requirements that are driven internally, but delivered across a group of more than 20 consultants and contractors. The class will discuss the strategies Ananda has implemented to transform its business with other business and quality initiatives, as well as how the company has persuaded all its partners to embrace BIM. Ananda has developed a strategy of inclusion and structured development of all parties, and it will share insights and strategies to assist all attendees. This class is a must for anyone driving BIM for design and construction within and outside of their organization. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Glue, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
This session will be an overview of current Revit software workflows for electrical contractors, the difficulties they present, and how the GTP electrical add-in solves them. Learn how to automate conduit scheduling and data management within Revit software to solve some of the biggest scheduling problems. See how information from estimators and engineers can be used to drive project standards. Find out about ways that the field can provide information for modeling staff, see information from the model, and ensure that the model includes changes and information requested. This session features Revit and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
Our class focuses on LA Metro’s current transit project located in downtown LA. On the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project (RCTC) we were able to integrate software from Autodesk (Revit, Civil 3D, Navisworks, BIM 360 Glue), and a variety of other platforms. In this presentation we will share some of the “secrets” on bringing these programs together with efficient and manageable workflows. RCTC is a 1.55 billion underground Light Rail Transit extension that connects Metro’s existing Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station to its 7th Street/Metro Center Station in downtown LA. This connection will serve as a major link to the current and future LA transit system. We will show why BIM was the right choice for final design of the project, and we will demonstrate our workflows between Revit and Civil 3D, Revit and AutoSprink, how we used Navisworks for clash detection, BIM360 Glue and BIM 360 Field for model viewing.
THe session shows in detail how developers in South East Asia are getting value through the implementation of BIM beyond design. In this session a review of 2 separate BIM implementations in the Philippines showing how they are achieving returns and the specific challenges that are being overcome in the emerging markets.
Historically, the architecture, engineering, and construction industry has operated in information silos. With the creation of the U.K. BIM mandate, the government has focused on the end product, and has essentially farmed out the workflow for project teams working in a model-based environment. Never before, has there been such an open and sharing mentality among would-be competitors trying to achieve a common goal. This session is the “warts and all“ account of 2 U.K. architecture firms changing perspectives, office cultures, mindsets, and deliverables, focusing on examples of where new technology and innovative workflows have assisted with communication, collaboration, integration, and systems coordination to provide a consistent approach for projects. After attending this class you will understand how change management and communication with an extended project team can benefit your client, the holistic project, and, ultimately, its lifecycle design, along with the negative impacts that not embracing change may have on your business. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Glue, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
The class will mainly cover the essentials of China Architecture Design Group’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions and practices, including BIM organizational frameworks, integration of collaborative BIM workflow and management, BIM project implementation, and so on. Since 2004, project case studies have been drawn from 48 various BIM projects with diversified building types with a total building area of more than 5,000,000 square meters. Additionally, the class will introduce the development and implementation of China national BIM standards: Building Information Modeling Delivery Standard, Building Information Modeling Classification and Coding Standard, Building Information Modeling Drafting Standard. This session features Revit, CFD, and Navisworks Manage.
AU Las Vegas
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction