The BIM 360 products provide project teams with a range of options for project collaboration that differ from the traditional ways of conducting business and can intimidate new users. This class will focus on the development and advantages of a collaborative learning exercise between industry partners and academic institutions, with the goal of exposing students to real-world collaborative experiences they will face as they begin their careers in the architecture, engineering, construction, and owner-operated (AECO) industry. Learn how industry partners have the opportunity to push the boundaries of their BIM 360 utilization in a no-risk environment, while affording new employees valuable experience. Academics Nathan Blinn and Dr. Raymond Issa-with David Epps, director of construction technology for Winter Construction-will share their experiences with BIM 360 software, while providing a customizable blueprint for the development of your own BIM 360 learning exercise, complete with lessons learned and learning objectives.
AECO professionals and educators seeking effective collaborative learning experiences and BIM 360 integration.
Nathan Blinn is a PhD Candidate at the University of Florida M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management, with industry working experience as a virtual construction engineer, and as a technology consultant. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University, where he was first exposed to the world of VDC technology, and his master’s degree from the University of Florida, he has followed a passion for virtual construction technologies and their effective integration into the AECO industry during his doctoral studies. He has published work in the fields of augmented reality, unmanned aircraft systems, reality capture technology, and the impact of various technologies on pedagogical techniques and the education of future AECO professionals. Furthermore, as a researcher in the Center for Advanced Construction Information Modelling at UF, he aided in the development of the course “Reality Computing for Design and Construction” through the Autodesk Design Academy.
As Director of Construction Technology, David oversees the implementation, management and innovation of technology that provides value to the Construction process. This includes Building Information Modeling and Virtual Design and Construction, but also extends into other exciting and overlapping areas like Drones / UAVs, Laser Scanning, Virtual Reality, and Construction Simulation. His focus also includes project pursuit and marketing support, project setup, BIM Execution Planning, company and industry training, project standardization and consistency, recruitment, and managing the day-to-day workload and support needs across the company.He is responsible for the evaluation, purchasing, and management of new software and hardware that is released to the industry and collaborating with leading software and hardware providers to push the technology toward adding higher value on Construction projects. He is a member of the BIMForum Leadership Group and a frequent presenter at numerous industry conferences and events in the hopes that educating and working with the most innovative members of the Design and Construction industry will lead to a more collaborative and efficient Construction process for everyone involved.Ultimately, his main role is ensuring that BIM and related technologies are consistently leveraged through Project Concept/Design Support, Project Pursuit, Preconstruction, Operations, and Facilities Management/ Owner Handover.
R. Raymond Issa, Ph.D., J.D., P.E., F.ASCE, API is an engineer, lawyer and computer scientist and Holland Professor of Construction Management at the Rinker School of Construction Management, University of Florida. Raymond specializes and teaches in the areas of construction management, construction law, information technology and structures and foundations. Raymond is the Director of the Center for Advanced Construction Information Management (CACIM), and an advocate for technology integration in the AECO industry. Raymond’s research is showcased on the CACIM WWW (http://www.bcn.ufl.edu/cacim/).Raymond is in demand as a keynote speaker on BIM, technology integration, modular construction and creativity and innovation. Raymond has completed over $7 million in grants; his authorship includes over 350 publications and he has served on over 350 Masters and over 60 Ph.D. committees. Raymond received the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award in 2012; was elected to Pan American Academy of Engineering (API) in 2014 and received the 2015 Best Paper Award from the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (JCEM). Raymond currently serves as the Chief Editor of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering; Editorial Board of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management; VP for the North American Region of the Pan American Federation of Engineering Societies (UPADI); VP for the International Society of Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ISCCBE) Board of Directors and Member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
When a progressive health-care client challenged an integrated project delivery team to look for opportunities to enhance collaboration and meet stringent deadlines on a new hospital project in California, the team started investigating several options to enhance coordination among the different teams' model files. After reviewing the available alternatives, and after careful consideration, the team finally selected Collaboration for Revit cloud service. Collaboration for Revit exceeded the expectations of the team members who were not only co-located at a trailer, but were also dispersed in several offices-including overseas. The team was able to work efficiently without restrictions on firewalls, which also enabled for unique workflows between the design and construction teams. In this class, we'll go over this success story while reviewing the key features of Collaboration for Revit, the selection process, setup, tips/tricks, and known limitations. Additionally, we'll look at how BIM 360 software and Collaboration for Revit were used to enhance change management.
Collaboration is the key to project success. Waste and inefficiency is expected in the transition of information from design team to trade partners. In this class, we'll share our experience of moving the fabrication drawings left into the design phase using a unified workflow on a traditional design-build project. With this workflow, we minimize the waste in transition and create a more efficient and leaner process. We'll identify the advantages of a unified workflow in the design phase and how it benefits the project team and the owner. We'll also review the process and software used to achieve this collaboration-we used Collaboration for Revit cloud service and BIM 360 Team software as the collaboration platform for the project, in conjunction with BIM 360 Glue software for coordination and design review during the construction document phase. We'll share our feedback and lessons learned, along with any tips and work-arounds to help with the use of Collaboration for Revit and BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team (formerly A360 Team) for interdisciplinary collaboration.
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.
Join us for a fun conversation where we'll discuss what you can do today with Steel Connections for Revit software. This session will showcase core product features and partner contributions, and we'll also preview what you'll be able to do with the next release. Attendees for this session must sign a NDA. If you haven't yet, you can do this while signing for this class here: http://www.autodesk.com/company/contact-us/customer-research-agreement
Construction has a lot of moving parts, both figuratively and literally. Having all your project data in one place can minimize risk and reduce errors, as well as project time. We'll examine benefits of the BIM 360 ecosystem and how they could help with your architecture, engineering, and construction workflow, including keeping up to date on the design; detecting clashes before they're built; providing one location for all project documentation; managing project quality; doing project layout from an iPad; and offering simple and effective punch lists for contractors. In this session, we'll see how the available tools in the BIM 360 ecosystem can enhance your workflow-regardless of the design tools you use.
In this interactive lab, we'll learn how to navigate BIM 360 software and become Collaboration for Revit experts. We'll learn how to create collaborative projects, how to invite project contributors, and how to navigate the model in the cloud. Once we create the model, we'll learn how to publish the model for Live Reviews. We'll also review the cloud and mobile capabilities that BIM 360 Team software provides for expanded engagement from all users. We'll also review unique Collaboration for Revit features such as the Communicator, and we'll practice communicating with the project team within Revit software. In addition, we'll review how to effectively manage project contributors versus team members. Finally, we'll review how to troubleshoot with cloud Revit files by reviewing Journal Files. At the end of the class, you will be the new Collaboration for Revit and BIM 360 expert. You will be able to host Revit models to the cloud for projects, communicate with the project team effectively, and invite the team to your projects.
This course will cover effective practices for project managers, architects, engineers, and designers working on Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects for all areas of architecture, structure, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems. Learn how AutoCAD software and Revit software have altered the traditional design workflows and processes, and discover how to manage the disruptive changes. The course will cover pre-project planning, as well as deal with project content and understanding what tools can really help a project's bottom line. We'll also review key CAD and BIM standards, and explore where Revit software alters typical project tasks for higher levels of development. The course is well suited for the first-time manager and experienced user. If you're ready for an energetic, fast-paced class that packs in a lot of information, then sign up early and often.
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).
The global architecture, engineering, and construction industry could benefit from better adherence to standards. Many data standards exist, but few succeed. Who mandates the standard? Owner? Architect? Government? Representatives from ConstructionProgress.org and Construction Open Standards Alliance (COSA.build) will kick off this roundtable discussion with a brief overview of the current Building Information Modeling (BIM) and construction data standards available today (in the United States and abroad). After defining the available data standards, the group will debate the relative adoption rates of these standards in the real world. The intended outcome is not to solve the technology barrier. Instead, it is to overcome the people and process barriers to digital collaboration. This roundtable debate will produce key opportunities to impact digital-standards adoption at the individual or company level.
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.