This class will present a new approach to the structural analysis and design workflow. Utilizing Structural Analysis for Revit software and the Dynamo extension in collaboration with third-party software, an automated workflow will be achieved between conceptual model, analysis, and design. The class will show the ability to connect innovative 3D modeling data with traditional calculation methods. By using Revit software as a modeling platform and the Dynamo extension as a data extraction and export tool, this streamlined workflow can revolutionize the current approach to analysis and design. The proposed workflow can be standardized to each user’s preference and used repeatedly across multiple projects. Specific project needs can be included seamlessly into the workflow. The class will explore this workflow as it has been used for a structural seismic retrofit project located at NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Ames Research Center in Moffett Federal Airfield in California. This session features Revit Structure, Dynamo Studio, and Robot Structural Analysis. AIA Approved
Ali Afrasiabi has over 15 years of diverse structural engineering and leadership experience in new building and structure design, as well as in existing structural evaluation and rehabilitation. He is the Structural Group lead for both building and water structures for AECOM—San Francisco Bay Area. He has been spearheading several multidisciplinary projects with a focus on integrated project delivery (IPD) utilizing Autodesk, Inc., products as a platform. He led many collaboration efforts between AECOM and Autodesk to enhance the current IPD. Afrasiabi has a special interest in advancing the traditional design and calculation method to an automated approach using the vast amount of information available within 3D modeling. He is a California-licensed structural engineer and holds a Master of Science degree in earthquake engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in computer-aided engineering from The University of Southern California.
Peter Jacobs is a structural designer with AECOM in Oakland, CA. He currently focuses in seismic evaluations and retrofits of existing structures. With knowledge in both Revit modeling and analysis modeling - he is working towards an integrated design and analysis workflow utilizing Revit, Dynamo and various analysis and design software.
This class will explain current methods of base plate and anchoring design in steel structures, and look at their limitations. Then it will introduce a new approach to designing and checking base plates and anchoring of any shape, loaded in any direction. It is based on a new method called component-based finite element model (CBFEM) and has been implemented into the new version of Hilti PROFIS. We'll demonstrate this new approach that lets structural engineers design base plates and anchoring more accurately and efficiently. We'll show various examples and verification studies. We'll also introduce a new workflow from Robot Structural Analysis Professional software via PROFIS into Revit software and Advanced Steel software.
Transitioning to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Revit software can be a complex process. Studies show that BIM workflows save time and money, but the initial training and implementation process poses a considerable cost to the firm, and office owners are concerned with the effect on project deadlines. This class will present a flexible and integral implementation process, built on adapting firm standards and workflows, and practicing from Day One on real-life design projects. As an architect, Revit teacher, and BIM implementation consultant, Yael has insights from multiple design firms, which vary in terms of project scopes, management, human resources, and prior knowledge. The class will contain examples from various case studies, pros and cons for different strategies, and aspects to consider while deciding on the path to a successful and smooth implementation process. If you're interested in convincing your firm to make the inevitable transition, come hear from experience how to create the process that is right for you.
This roundtable discussion will focus on how Collaboration for Revit cloud service changes the way we collaborate on delivering a building design. We'll discuss the benefits and pitfalls with this platform. In addition, we'll compare Collaboration for Revit with other platforms to learn why it stands out. We'll learn whether Collaboration for Revit defines a new standard of how we work as a team.
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.
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.
This class will cover how a model-centric workflow can enhance design and detailing for bridge structures. We will examine multiple Autodesk software products including Inventor, Revit, and Infraworks in this process and how they can be used collectively to improve workflows. We will demonstrate how geometry and parametric components generated in Inventor can be sent to Revit for reinforcement by showing how this was implemented in several actual bridge projects. Also, we will explore how recent functionality enhancements in Infraworks and Revit and the interoperability with analysis programs such as Robot Structural Analysis make this process more viable and comprehensive than ever before. Benefits and advantages of the workflow will be discussed, as well as best practices for overcoming some of the current software limitations. This class is designed to help get you started in model-centric workflows by giving multiple examples of how it can be implemented in real bridge projects.
Over the past few years, there have been 2 or more releases of Revit software each year. Were you able to sit down and look through all of the new features? How are you informed about what the new features are and how they work? In the midst of your busy workday, you may have missed quite a bit of information about all these updates-like how to harness the power of scripting with Dynamo Player. In this session, we'll cover 30 of the most recent Revit updates, and you'll learn how you can use them right away. Join us and make an impact on your day-to-day workflows!
In this hands-on lab, we'll walk you through a concrete project workflow using GRAITEC Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers for Revit and a connected structural BIM workflow to take advantage of automation offered by BIM. You'll use Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers for Revit to automatically generate code-checked, 3D rebar cages for columns, beams, and footings of your Revit project, applying the ACI codes. You'll explore the achieved results and how you can manipulate them to a variety of situations to suit your specific or regional needs. You'll use Reinforced Concrete BIM Designers to generate engineering-approved design reports, automatically produce and fine-tune detailed drawing views, and complete bar schedules-all from Revit software. Finally, you'll create sheets and finish off the detail using some tools from the GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit, and you'll publish the documentation in BIM 360 Docs software to manage revision control.
Self-perform detailing efforts can be a complex process. Using a lean process called a Kaizen Event, Skanska gathered a team of in-house stakeholders to develop a workflow for the firm's self-perform Revit detailing. The process starts at project award, through final lift-drawing delivery and placement of the work. Several templates and documents were developed to guide the process and will be shared with attendees. This class will demonstrate early engagement with the project team to develop detailing scope and budget, meeting with designers to understand their models and relay how you intend to use them, lift drawing planning, embed procurement strategies, lift drawing formatting and scheduling, quality assurance/quality control of lift drawings, and management of drawings with the field. Contractors that model their self-perform work and have struggled with these topics will benefit from this class.
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.
As Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) pulls us to new levels of collaboration, we might find ourselves afraid of that next BIM level. At Volvo's new plant that was completed this year in South Carolina, the general contractor, architects/engineers (A/E), and subcontractors formed design-build relationships and will be presented as a case study. We'll discuss examples of LOD 400 implemented to prevent errors and save cost and time, such as the A/E's mechanical engineer using LOD 400 for major elements of the design model to help the mechanical subcontractor. We'll discuss how this was accomplished from contract, coordination, permit, and delivery standpoints. We'll show what elements were taken to LOD 400 by the A/E, and what was taken to 350-400 by the trade contractors. We'll share lessons learned and limitations one has to keep in mind. Now that we've had this success, how do we learn from it, and how can you move forward and let LOD 400 take your project to the next level? Anthony will be joined by Yates Construction's Benjamin Crosby, who's a member of the BIMForum BxP Committee and LOD Core Group.
In this class, you'll discover a practical structural workflow around Revit software that takes advantage of rich engineering data, and you'll learn how to share the project intelligently with engineers, designers, detailers, and fabricators, essentially utilizing the "I" of Building Information Modeling (BIM). This process will create a better-connected BIM workflow that integrates structural analysis data, real 3D reinforcement, and steel connection verification in Revit. When transferring intelligent structural analysis data from an engineering software to Revit, combined with powerful Revit add-ons, you can easily automate placement of 3D bars based on United States codes and drawing generation of such details. We'll also see how Revit and BIM 360 can help you produce data ready to fabrication. Revit engineering models contain a large amount of extremely useful data, and we'll see how it can be beneficial to incorporate all stakeholders up to the fabricators in the BIM workflow.
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