The United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) develops, manages, and protects western water resources for the United States. Built in an age of slide rules and drafting, the USBR's 492 dams and 53 power plants were each created from thousands of individual engineering drawings. These dams are critical infrastructure and will continue to serve the nation for centuries. Effective facility management requires new methods and technology. Using Autodesk software, and with assistance from Autodesk, the USBR set out to create unified intelligent models of Glen Canyon dam and power plant. The use of laser scanning, photogrammetry, CAD, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and SONAR enabled the creation of multidisciplinary, comprehensive 3D models. The data and models will be used for design, operations and maintenance, security, education, and visualization. This project serves as a prototype to develop expertise, best practices, guidelines, and procedures with applicability for many industries. This session will discuss the objectives, procedures, and project status.
Facilities managers, BIM/VDC managers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, civil engineers and construction professionals associated with large, complex infrastructure projects.
David Winslow, P.E. has worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for 33 years and is project manager for the unified model project at Glen Canyon dam.He has extensive experience in CAD software management, support and training along with experience in design and construction.He has provided support to personnel throughout Reclamation on CAD and drawing management for over 25 years.Dave holds a Bachelor s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah.
I have a passion for Reality Capture and Design. During my professional carrier I have worked to stay on the bleeding edge of software and technology. I consider myself fortunate to work for a company that promotes integration between products. At Autodesk I help lead the effort in implementing the latest Reality Capture and Factory Design technology. Using these different types of tech we capture existing conditions for planning- open land for development, factories for retrofit, bridges and dams for concrete replacement, substations and waste water plants for upgrades and many more. By having Reality Capture information it increases our accuracy on projects, the richness of data reduces time and issues during a retrofit project. In collaboration with Autodesk's software programs I help integrate workflows to decrease cost and increase efficiency on major instillation projects.
Pete is a media-friendly technologist with more than 20 years of experience in the creation and application of technical solutions where needed and then communicating those solutions to a broad audience.In his career Pete has founded a technical services company, worked for Autodesk for 11 years, and operated as an independent contractor all over the world.Innovation, storytelling, and technology are Pete's passions.
InfraWorks software facilitates engineers, planners, and architects in the making of complex decisions. Of equal importance is the role it can play in explaining the complexities of the decision-making process to a less technical audience, making the "why," "how," and "what" accessible and engaging. As part of a new plan for its central core, the City of Vancouver is replacing a viaduct system, the only remnant of a proposed freeway, with a more resilient and connected street network. Public engagement is a key component of the process-and with extensive changes being proposed to the street system and the public realm, the challenge has been to present the future state and how things are being phased/changed in a clear, accurate, and interesting manner. This class will show how an interdepartmental team is collaborating to use the full palette of InfraWorks software's capabilities-including web maps, ground-based LIDAR (light detection and ranging), and virtual reality-to make the public an informed and engaged partner in the process.
The traditional railroad industry is lagging behind the building industry in terms of innovative technology. One reason could be that there's a lack of good Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools. This presentation will take you on a journey through the design process in large railroad projects to show what we're doing and how we're pushing things further with the help of InfraWorks software and Unreal Engine. We will cover collaboration and live feed, involving the information flow and efficient collaboration between hundreds of people per project. We'll also cover concurrent engineering and model utilization to the full extent with virtual reality (VR) enabled by Unreal Engine. This is project delivery reinvented. What if we turned things upside down and delivered a game instead of a model? We'll remove the "gimmick" factor from VR and focus on real value. Join our session and you will be blown away.
In this session, we will reveal how augmented reality (AR) creates unparalleled context for the design and coordination of multidisciplinary civil design projects. Learn how your favorite tablet can become a powerful site coordination and communication portal unlike any other we've had before. Dive in with us to understand how existing conditions data aids the effectiveness of AR, and what that looks like. The presentation will use InfraWorks software to showcase how this new design accessibility tool has benefitted real clients, stakeholders, and design teams. We'll show the workflow for taking a fully developed InfraWorks model and utilizing AR to view the model on-site via a table or a smartphone. The presentation will focus on an actual transportation project that used InfraWorks and AR to clearly demonstrate a project design to the client and stakeholders both in the office and on the site.
The Summit will focus on customer-driven discussions, from the evolution of project-delivery best practices to customer-driven technology presentations. The discussion will focus on emerging technology and workflow/process change that is empowering connected Building Information Modeling (BIM) in transportation. We'll be focusing on transportation and having in-depth conversations on addressing key issues in transportation and direction that technology should go to support complex, cross-disciplinary projects. New this year we'll focus on the construction needs of the transportation segment. Networking opportunities during hosted break and pre-reception.
This class will cover how we used InfraWorks software in conjunction with AutoCAD Civil 3D software, ReCap software, and Inventor software to carry out the concept design for an innovative new transportation system in the United Arab Emirates. You will learn how we used reality capture methods such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to produce digital terrain and surface models from photos, and how we mapped the existing road layout and topography using laser scans as well as ground-penetrating radar for underground utilities to construct a digital model of the proposed system alignment in InfraWorks. It will also cover how the information was brought in using other Autodesk products, such as ReCap for the point cloud capture, AutoCAD Civil 3D for the utilities, and Inventor to create parametric bridge objects for use in InfraWorks as the unique support structure for the transportation system. Also, we'll demonstrate how we were able to bring all the above together to provide the client with the assurance that the system would work and fit the site aesthetics with confidence.
This energetic and engaging session presented by industry experts will share the lessons learned throughout the project lifecycle using InfraWorks software on both horizontal and vertical projects. InfraWorks has been around for 3 years, and the 2017 release finally gives it the opportunity to become more than a planning or marketing tool. The new features enable increased productivity and project collaboration with new additions of multiple data sources like native Autodesk files, as well as various other external nonnative popular file formats that make this a powerful application. From conceptual design, marketing, client relations, and traffic control plans, to as-builts and point cloud data, InfraWorks is an amazing collaboration tool. If you looked at InfraWorks previously and saw potential but couldn't find how it was applicable to your workflow, take the opportunity to learn how the program has evolved!
Construction site layout plans are integral to Construction management and involve placing and sizing site equipment and temporary structures.<br/><br/>While Infraworks supports 3D objects, there is no support for generic parametric 3D objects. This meant NCC had to model separate objects for each variation of size which is impractical. NCC worked with Autodesk on a solution that provides parametric objects, modelled in Inventor and resizable in Infraworks.<br/><br/>The new workflow reduces NCC process times by about 15%, but more importantly, it offers several new tools to create 3D models using a variety of 2D/3D data and to visualise, simulate, communicate and gather comments.It shows existing conditions to visualise complexity during site layout planning.It also provides a simple interface and easy access to predefined objects, which is crucial for implementing this solution across NCC.<br/><br/>In this class, NCC will share their experience of creating construction site layout plans using Infraworks.
Learn how to effectively convert a point cloud file that comes from laser scanning into an accurate 2D/3D Revit as-built model that complies with construction industry standards using Revit software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and AutoCAD software. We'll demonstrate a real case study of one of the biggest construction projects in the Middle East. Learn which different Autodesk tools we used in our workflow that already have been implemented in multiple real projects across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by FalconViz. This class will help you build an effective and reliable workflow for converting scanned data to an as-built, 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) model.
The class will show the experience of BIM implementation with Revit in an architecture and engineering firm. The strategy and the investments to do, the possible problem and solutions, the schedule and the goals to achieve. The case studies and the pilot projects are essential to BIM implementation; this class will present many special real case studies from the Bulgari New Jewelry-Making Center (finalist at AEC Excellence Awards 2016) to the residences in Masdar City, showing the critical points and strengths of this BIM project.
This talk will provide an inside look at the benefits, hurdles, and vision of using reality capture technologies in practice to take on the intricacies of building construction. The class will demonstrate workflows that adopt laser scanning, spherical photography, and digital laser layout and how they enable more precise construction, adjust sequence for prefabrication, inform early business decisions, and produce a model that mitigates risk associated with designing and building around existing conditions. See how these workflows are achieved using ReCap software, Revit software, and custom tools, along with best practices using Collaboration for Revit cloud service and BIM 360 software.
Whether you are looking for a BIM Manager or want a job as a BIM Manager, but you have no idea where to start - This class is for you. Without a doubt, BIM management requires an extremely diverse set of management skills and toolsets. This roll is often called upon to provide tips, tricks, technologies, tools, and strategies to better manage the company's BIM environment. A BIM Manager needs to have the ability to tackle problem identification, problem solving, user motivation, senior management support, budgeting, training program justification, objection handling and more. I hope that this class will give you a few insights and resources to help you hire the BIM Manager you need or give you the resources to be the best BIM Manager possible.
Capitalizing on Building Information Modeling (BIM) for new buildings is easy-you get to start with a fresh, clean file, and you can lay out everything you need precisely where it's supposed to be. But what if you're doing an addition, a renovation, or a historic preservation? Maybe you have existing drawings. (Maybe they're accurate!) Maybe you have some reality capture data. But most of what is important to a structural engineer is probably hidden behind an existing façade or finish. And yet the model must go on. Fortunately, you're not alone. Join this roundtable to share your experience with these challenges, and see how your peers have dealt with the same issues.