This roundtable will focus on different available virtual-reality (VR) hardware options, with the purpose of implementing VR into architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) workflows. We will have an in-depth discussion both about the tethered VR options like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, as well as about more-affordable mobile options like the Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard, and others. Every VR platform has strengths and weaknesses. We will discuss which VR platforms perform best paired with specific workflows for optimal end results. We will discuss everything from setting up and optimizing the VR hardware and available accessories to desktop/laptop/mobile requirements and hardware specifications needed to ensure an optimal AEC-VR experience. We will showcase different ways we use VR in the AEC industry, paired with appropriate hardware. VR can realize major savings in various VR workflows that include 360 renderings, VR walk-throughs, existing conditions exploration, virtual mockups, and many others. This session features Revit, 3ds Max, and Autodesk Stingray.
AEC Professionals interested in finding out the best practices for implementing Virtual Reality into their Project Production workflows
Marin Pastar graduated from Drury University in 2005 and became licensed as an architect in 2011. From the beginning of his career in 2004, Pastar has been deeply involved in 3D modeling and visualization with AutoCAD software and 3ds Max software. This evolved into a career-defining turn to Revit software and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Fascinated by BIM compared to traditional project-delivery methods, Pastar was the driving force in evolving the 11-person CAD firm into the growing, multioffice, 80-plus person, virtual design and construction (VDC) firm that Bates & Associates Architects is today. As director of innovation, Pastar is involved in all aspects of projects from design and virtual reality; to streamlining architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) workflows from planning and construction; into facility management and operation. Pastar has been a regular Autodesk University attendee and a Revit Certified Professional since 2012. He has been invited to speak about VDC at several Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and Associated General Contractors (AGC) conferences, as well as at Autodesk University 2015. Autodesk, Inc., recognized Bates as Early Technology Adopters, and produced a customer success story that you can watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meJ2t3BSeR4
Rich Conyers, Design Professional & Associate Architect, is a Revit Certified Professional currently pursuing licensure while co-designing and production modeling. His experience with a variety of typologies from a 108 bed lodge resort, a $160 mil. hospital expansion, a 120 bed skilled nursing facility, to Missouri’s only natural science museum has allowed Rich to experience the processes and workflows unique to many building types as well as the consistencies between them. Rich is currently a member of multiple boards and committees targeting education in the office and throughout the region: bates BIM committee, Missouri Institute of Natural Science Board, OTC’s Drafting and Design Technology Advisory Committee, OTC Steam Days, and GOCAPS (a program for exceptional students seeking careers in engineering, entrepreneurship, and medical fields). He strives to reevaluate processes of the past and mold more accurate and efficient workflows of tomorrow.
Ian McGaw has a dual degree in computer science and international business, focusing on the management and research and development of emerging technologies in the AEC/O sector. He is an executive business leader with broad domestic and international experience in identifying strategic and innovative technology solutions to complex business challenges. Ian’s interests, along with years of industry-related experience, have allowed him to understand complex technology process has become an influential factor in the way buildings are delivered all over the world. Ian has experience in full value chain of project development process, starting from early strategic planning, project planning, business IT innovation strategy and business portfolio management for long term clients all the way to project execution on healthcare, mega-sized mixed use development, aviation, hospitality, simulation training, and complex industrial projects.
Dynamic shifts have emerged in the digital realm of building design and physical methods of off-site fabrication. Buildings are increasingly manufactured/assembled rather than constructed/crafted. This class will present these digital procedures for modelling buildings in Revit whilst simultaneously assembling and managing your building components through Dynamo and into Inventor for fabrication. This entails navigating a hierarchy of linked/nested Revit models, families, and formulas; aligning the design BIM with detailed fabrication models in Inventor. Dynamo will be applied as a tool to automate, annotate, and design the building layout with assembled components. Orchestrate the building model, drawing sets, and work instructions in Revit alongside Dynamo to lay out building components, visualise building data, component relationships, and simultaneously assemble Revit components for building site context, component assembly in factory layout, and final modules in transportation.
Do you need to share IFC files on your project? If so, this is an essential session for you. We will explore the importance of interoperability from Revit using IFC. Using the IFC Exporter Plugin, we will explore all the hidden settings, controls, and tricks to give you the confidence, and control as to what information appears in the IFC. You will control Rooms, Space, IFC Classes, and Zone. Not all IFC exports are equal.
This class will discuss the details on how to select the right CPU, GPU, Memory and storage for optimal performance. We will review the latest technology available in workstation hardware as well as benchmarks and specific recommendations for Autodesk products. How to justify the right workstation for your engineering team including ROI will be discussed.<br/>The Dell Precision Optimizer, a tool that helps user maintain, analyze and optimize Dell workstations, will be introduced.
The cloud is already helping thousands of architects, engineers, and contractors with improving communication and quality of designs for taking to site. This session will discuss the BIM 360 portfolio and how it can support you in design through to construction. You will get hands-on with Revit and Collaboration for Revit using BIM 360 Team to communicate with other team members to resolve design issues faster. Use BIM 360 Glue to spell-check your models against other disciplines. You will then investigate how your design can be taken out to site to help with commissioning and progress tracking.
Advances in technology are ushering in a new era where connectivity for builders, designers, and engineers is key. Technology is changing rapidly. Find out in this class how to better embrace these changes to create more value and competitive differentiation by using an evolutionary and remarkable pioneering BIM Cloud Workspace with Autodesk’s BIM 360, Stingray, Revit, Navisworks, Microsoft Azure N-Series, NVIDIA Grid, and RES ONE Workspace. Learn in this class how TBI is featuring a unique, innovative, niche cloud workspace to design, build, make, and create the future of the Netherlands in the belief that it can always be better: more attractive, smarter, more efficient, and more sustainable.
Have you ever received a model and wondered what’s inside? Or questioned how the model was put together? Do you have issues with your model performance and don’t know where to start looking? We are not just talking about the geometry but the metadata and how the model has been put together. This session will look under the bonnet of the Revit model and assess the quality and suitability of the data so that a valid assessment can be made of what the model can be used for and if it is safe for you to integrate into your own data set. The session will discuss Quality Assurance and introduce a process/tool that utilizes Revit capabilities for management along with applications such as Autodesk Model Checker and Dynamo, accumulating into a report that details how compliant and suitable the model is.
We all hear it... Revit doesn't do beautiful drawings. We hear it enough to sometimes believe it but we know the reality. With a little extra care and some playful control of tools such as Filters and Depth Cueing, we can make a tired flat 2D drawing spring off the page. designtech and BPTW Partnership have worked closely on these workflows, tested over the past year on delivered projects. Together we will show attendees how to use every available tool for 2D graphic representation within Revit. At no point will we take information away from Revit, enabling the BIM process to remain robust while giving designers the ability to turn complex data into beautiful drawings.
This session examines 2 recent advances in BIM in the field of geotechnics. The first case study relates to the sharing of site-generated data, that is gathered electronically on-site, processed, and then uploaded to the BIM model, all automatically. In this way the stakeholders are seeing the object attributes updated in the integrated model in real time as the work is done. The advantages of this process include the obvious savings in time and effort, avoiding mistakes, self-certification, and the manifest openness that supports collaboration.
The concepts of BIM strive to the ideology of design teams working together collaboratively within 1 model across all disciplines. As fantastic as Revit has been to support architectural design delivery, the realities of this are not quite there yet when projects reach a certain scale or teams are to be spread across geographical locations. This class isn’t looking to solve all these challenges, but will highlight the different approaches that CallisonRTKL has learnt from experience having worked with Revit technologies since as early as 2003 globally and in the UK since 2006. We will also highlight other applications that we are using to address some of these challenges such as Windows Remote Desktop, Cisco Xen App, and Collaboration for Revit with A360.
This class will present how project teams can collaborate to develop information on a BIM project. We will initially look at setting up a plan of work to give clarity on which team members are delivering what information and when. Following this we will look at how designers can develop their designs using standardised BIM objects in Revit. Practical examples will then be given on how to link these objects digitally to the associated specification to better coordinate this information and reduce risk. We will finish by exploring the role of the cloud and big data in future workflows and show practical examples of how the Forge platform can accelerate this. Stephen was part of the team that developed the UK government’s BIM Level 2 standards and tools. As director of research and innovation at NBS, he has been fundamental in developing the products that led to NBS being the first UK Autodesk Solution Associate in 2016.
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.
AU Las Vegas
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction