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).
This class will show how you can share AutoCAD Plant 3D software with BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team (formerly A360 Team) to collaborate within your company or with your customer. We'll show how to bring your AutoCAD Plant 3D project into the cloud and how to work with the project through BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team.
Many projects, much return! Corgan has made a large investment in Collaboration for Revit cloud service and BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team (formerly A360 Team)-and it's paid off! Many of the firm's partners are working together to simultaneously access data while maintaining firm individuality and capitalizing on connections to their corporate infrastructure. This proposal will discuss Corgan's use of BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team and Collaboration for Revit on many projects, including Los Angeles International Airport's Midfield Satellite Concourse, work at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, multiple data-center projects, and smaller corporate office building renovations-with a focus on staff management, model management, and consultant management. We'll cover why we chose BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team and Collaboration for Revit, how we set up BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team and Collaboration for Revit, how we structure the models in the cloud, how to execute large and small projects in the cloud, and what the benefits are of multiple-office collaboration.
This class will present the automated process used to perform structural assessments for water infrastructure projects. Historically, manned inspection was the means for data collection; for example, rappelling down a dam taking photos, notes, and sketches. In remote assessment process, high-definition images are collected with small drones combined with terrestrial LIDAR (light detection and ranging) scanning. Drones offer an ideal solution because often these facilities (such as dams) are isolated but have aerial visibility. The reality capture of the structure-instead of individual images-provides a useful tool for assessment. The collected data can be transformed into 3D models utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D software or Revit software-models which are also shareable with the remote team on the BIM 360 platform. The data can be used to monitor structure performance by taking several surveys over time. Use of a systematic approach for the survey improves the delivery quality and schedule. This tool empowers stakeholders to make informed decisions on critical structures.
Airport design necessitates collaboration between numerous teams with a wide range of skill sets generally coming from various locations. This requires well-established strategies and methodical use of tools and technologies for a successful delivery of a large-scale project. This session will present strategies for utilizing cloud collaboration tools such as Collaboration for Revit, BIM 360 Team and Fusion Team (formerly A360 Team), BIM 360 Glue software, and BIM 360 Docs software in order to help teams communicate and collaborate effectively in delivering a complex project. We will showcase San Francisco's $2.4 billion International Airport project as an example of utilizing these strategies to enable effective collaboration between more than 200 architects, engineers, and builders from Woods Bagot, HKS Architects, Gensler, and numerous core trades and consultants on this design-build project. This session will present Building Information Modeling (BIM) strategies for cloud collaboration and data management on airport projects.
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.
Tired of waiting for the architect or the structural engineer to send you the last updated model so you can continue your work? The waiting time is over-and it's called Collaboration for Revit cloud service. This session will demonstrate how architects, engineers, and contractors have been using the cloud to communicate and collaborate in designing and currently building Norway's biggest shopping center. Using collaboration for Revit software, BIM 360 Team software, and the Forge platform to view 3D models, it has been possible to identify and solve problems more quickly than in a traditional design process. Workflows, tips, and tricks will be essential in this lecture.
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 for Revit cloud service has fundamentally changed the way the architecture, engineering, and construction industry works on complex projects that require collaborative workflows. This class will focus on explaining the concept of Collaboration for Revit. We'll demonstrate the fundamentals of using collaborative workflows using Collaboration for Revit, and illustrate how multiple stakeholders can work on the same model in the cloud. My co-speaker-the national Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager of a large architectural firm-will explain how their company used Collaboration for Revit to deliver complex projects on time and on budget using real collaboration on the firm's Revit models.
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.
With the goal of providing the best patient care at lowest cost, Mercy (one of the top five U.S. health systems) selected our Team for Project Delivery. Coupled with traditional A/E Design, we are also in charge of developing and managing VDC workflows aimed at shortening the Schedule, reducing Cost, and optimizing Turn-over. We developed Enhanced Integration (EI), aiming to connect the entire Lifecycle.<br/><br/>In addition to managing VDC workflows, EI also includes Asset Data Management, targeting an IWMS (Integrated Workplace Management System) implementation. With more than 2,000 employees across all Mercy support departments using the unified platform, the projected operational savings are staggering.<br/><br/>EI has evolved over 3 years and 8 projects totaling more than $500 Million in Construction. This class will focus on best practices for delivering complex healthcare projects and showcase BIM360 Team and Collaboration for Revit as the main tools for connecting the entire Project Team.
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.