Understand what information should be standardized in branded Revit families
Understand what different stakeholders want included in branded Revit families
Understand what family information is needed presently and what information content providers should prepare to provide in the future
Understand which features stakeholders value the most (comprehensive and standardized shared parameters, parameters that are most vital today and those that are wanted in the future, multiple LOD versions for products, and so on)
This panel will include top Building Information Modeling (BIM) practitioners from the different stakeholders involved in the lifecycle of a facility (owners, designers, builders, and manufacturers). We'll discuss standardization along with what information stakeholders want and need in models and families to make their workflows more efficient. We'll explore what information is wanted now and what information we need to plan to include in the future. We'll also discuss shared parameters, multiple level of development (LOD) versions, and other topics that panelists bring into the discussion. This panel will be followed by a roundtable to open up the discussion to all audience members (Revit Stakeholder Roundtable).
Anyone who is involved in the BIM workflow especially those directly related to building or altering Models and Families.This includes Building Product Manufacturers who provide Revit families to the design/build/operation team.
Jim Conger is a BIM advocate that speaks frequently at Autodesk University and other related events.Jim has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years and specializes in educating both the design/build stakeholders and the building product manufacturers how to communicate more efficiently with one another. When he is not speaking, he works with North American AECO and building product manufacturers driving innovations in workflow communications.Jim has seen the construction marketplace from many different angles, working as a manufacturer, contractor, distributer, construction marketing manager, and has chaired the technical committee for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Construction Specification Institute. One of Jim's goals is to help create an environment which the design tools provided by manufacturers meet the needs of their customers and help make the design workflow more efficient for everybody.
Louise is a Business Development Manager at Microdesk, where she manages a team of designers that create Revit content for manufactures eager to have their products specified in their clients' designs. Additionally, she specializes in assisting organizations with BIM implementation processes, and educating manufacturers on fabrication and design industry needs.Since graduating from New England Institute of Technology with a BS in Architectural Engineering, her experience focused on creating quality Revit families, suitable for performance-based analysis and accommodating multiple sizing parameters.Her project experience carried through multiple disciplines.Ms. Buchanan has created architectural content, such as windows and doors; MEP content, such as generators, pipe fittings, air handling units and even intricate light fixtures.Throughout her career, she also led firms in their Revit adoption processes, providing training, BIM management and custom configuration services.Louise is driven by her vision of how detailed, intelligent content can support innovative designs and building performance in the AEC industry.
Ms. Halverson, Principal, is a registered Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional at Affiliated Engineers, Inc. She has served as Project Manager and Project Engineer on research and healthcare projects of scale and technical complexity. Ms. Halverson has been involved in the industry as a peer reviewer for complex projects which fall into her area of expertise. She has extensive experience with the NIH and NIAID, providing her an intimate understanding of the industry recognized guidelines.Ms. Halverson has also been a key leader within AEI’s BIM Innovation Leadership Team (BILT) focusing on how we leverage BIM to meet both design and client needs.In addition to the NIH and NIAID, Ms. Halverson’s clients include: The Ohio State University, University of Southern California, The Methodist Hospital System, University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, Argonne National Laboratory and National Institutes of Health
Jisell Howe, CDT started out as a CAD Designer for a construction company about seven years ago and then transitioned into the MEP industry. She is currently the CAD Administrator for Uponor, a PEX pipe system manufacturing company located in Apple Valley, Minn. As an AutoCAD certified professional, she manages several product and BIM/CAD content databases as well as supports the multi-platform software needs for 35 designers in the company’s Design Services department. Howe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Management as well as an Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Drafting & Estimating from Dunwoody College of Technology. She is a returning speaker for Midwest University, a regional professional development conference featuring Autodesk software. She was named a Top 10 Speaker at Midwest University 2017 and has an article published in the July 2017 issue of AUGIWorld Magazine. Howe was most recently a panelist and a co-speaker for multiple sessions at Autodesk University 2017.
David Joslin is a Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Manager in the Western Division of Gilbane Building Company. He has over 13 years’ experience with Autodesk products including Revit, Navisworks, and AutoCAD. Over the last 7 years, a specific area of both interest and expertise for David has been collaborative projects with intensive MEP and mission-critical systems requirements. During that time, he also has been managing and strategically improving the technology and infrastructure for his local VDC group, and for the last two years has been working to standardize the VDC infrastructure across the company. His ability to clearly communicate issues while driving at solutions that utilize the collective knowledge of the team has been recognized as a particular area of strength. His communication and team-oriented skill set is further bolstered by his experience with the software and the technology needed to run it. David holds B. Arch and M. Arch degrees, and is actively working towards completing the requirements to become a licensed Architect.
Ally is interested in complex geometry, automation, and data-driven solutions in all aspects of the AEC industry. She is a thought leader in integrating technology into project delivery strategies and has experience in high-profile, international, multi-billion dollar projects with challenging design features and timelines. She most recently completed the BIM delivery of the Mexico City New International Airport with Gehry Technologies, Fernando Romero, and Foster+Partners, which is to be the second largest airport in the world upon completion. Her clients and partners have included Google, Microsoft, Walt Disney Imagineering, several major international airport authorities, civic and governmental institutions, and various professional sports teams and owners. Ally currently serves as HNTB's Manager of Design Technology, implementing technology initiatives and workflows for HNTB's architecture studios nationwide. Ally holds a Bachelor of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is an award-winning researcher, guest instructor, and speaker to academic and professional organizations around the world.
Joe Porostosky is the Director of Facilities Information and Technology Services (FITS) at The Ohio State University (OSU), where he maintains 38 million square feet of space drawings and data, along with providing leadership to facilities-related data and document systems, including OSU’s Enterprise GIS. With a background in technology management, Joe has managed the FITS Team for the past 9 years, providing an active and strategic leadership role within the university and redefining the way his group works by using technology in new and inventive ways. As the leader for the BuckeyeBIM (Building Information Modeling) Initiative, Joe has led OSU in the adoption of BIM for existing buildings and for design and construction to improve the university’s overall decision-making processes and management of buildings. Joe holds a BS in computer science and an MA in public policy and management from OSU.
Collaboration in construction is challenging. How can you organize the quality in data and geometry with all these different parties and models? Which software do you use to check your model: Navisworks or Solibri. An IFC workflow with Solibri provides you insights in the different clashes and the possibility to check in a rule based manner. But how do you create reports and collaborate with team members? Does Navisworks manage a more better workflow with more possibilities for everybody? With Navisworks you are free of file format. It is easy to append and update Revit, IFC, rcp or dwg files to a federated model in one single file. Checking model geometry, duplicates and data in a standardized way with Collaborea. It is the rulebased modelchecker for Naviswork. A report is no longer necessary because all the issues are visible and editable on a Cloud platform using Autodesk Forge. Checking and collaborating becomes easy and editing the models in an Autodesk workflow is simple.
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.
As a group, we'll share ideas, workflows, and techniques to help make for a smoother and less painful transition from AutoCAD software to Revit software so that others may benefit from our successes and failures. You may have heard that the only way to switch to using Revit is to just take the plunge. Well, maybe there are options to this "sink or swim" approach. Can you afford to retrain your entire staff? Do you know who should learn (or, more important, who should not learn) Revit software? Maybe this discussion will help answer some of your questions and address some of your fears. We'll share how switching to Revit has affected our offices, workflows, staffing, and efficiency. We'll discuss our biggest successes and failures. We want to hear any unique idea or workflow that you've discovered to help make for a successful transition to Revit.
How can Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows reduce the disconnect between document production and design intent visualization? This discussion will focus on taking a Revit BIM model into visualization and the production effort required. We'll cover a variety of visual communication platforms, from still images to panoramic images to interactive, dynamic virtual reality (VR). This roundtable will cover methods of accurate BIM visualization as well as isolated visual efforts with respect to production time and quality.
Learn advanced skills that capitalize on the new Fabrication functionality in Revit 2018 software. Using Revit schedules, assemblies, tags, views, interference checking, and new features in Revit 2018, we can produce fabrication documentation inside the Revit software interface, which lets us fully coordinate with design consultants. We'll cover how to model using Fabrication Parts; how to convert a design model into Fabrication Parts; how to use assembly views to create spools sheets and details; how to annotate Fabrication Parts in plan view and 3D; how to coordinate with other consultants in Revit software; how new Revit 2018 features relate to Fabrication Parts; and how to import existing as-built conditions from Fabrication CADmep software into a new renovation project. This session will feature Revit and Fabrication CADmep.
In this class, we will share our experience with the rollout and increased adoption of BIM 360 Docs software within Arcadis globally. The Pilot to Enterprise program is a successful approach to developing a well-structured, flexible project foundation for all project type rollouts within BIM 360 Docs. These are Arcadis's "lighthouse" projects, and Autodesk will support Arcadis on project execution. The intention is to glean the lessons learned for a global implementation across Arcadis, and drive toward a common data environment. The Autodesk Train the Trainer program is aimed at identifying and training regional BIM 360 Docs Implementation Champions and other key users based on the guidance of the Arcadis program managers. Together with the strategy "From 12 to Many," it will touch virtually every component of our collaborative process with input and support from Autodesk Implementation Consultants in The Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.
Your firm signed up for the 2030 Challenge...Now what? In this presentation, BIM and Energy Specialists from Dekker/Perich/Sabatini will outline how they have implemented the AIA 2030 Challenge. In this 90-minute session we will discuss key considerations from becoming a 2030 signatory through the software and best practices implemented during reporting. We will then dive into how to investigate model analysis and provide valuable feedback to clients and design teams, including how to lower the predicted EUI while targeting the reduction goals set by the 2030 Challenge. We'll also cover the deliverables provided to project teams to ensure confidence in proposed energy saving tactics. This presentation will provide attendees the tools needed to not only implement 2030 at their firms, but to also make a difference by reducing their carbon footprint!
Advances in technology are ushering in a new era where connectivity for builders, designers and engineers are 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 a common data environment to herald a new connectivity-era with data at the center of every BIM project. We will look at how TBI has progressed from an age of 2D flatland, to the more advanced age of optimization of 3D digital data, to the present-day era of interoperability and collaboration in a new age of connection Learn how TBI is featuring a unique, innovative, niche cloud workspace by using cutting edge technologies like BIM 360, C4R, Revit, Microsoft Azure N-Series, NVIDIA Grid and RES ONE Workspace to design, build, make and create the future 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.
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.
Today's 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) and visualization software makes specifying a workstation a critical process. As you wrestle with the increasing demands of the Revit design platform and BIM-related applications such as 3ds Max software, Navisworks software, Rhino software, Lumion, Stingray gaming engine, and so on, you need to understand the art to make sound investments in computing hardware. This class will take a deep dive into today's advanced PC hardware so you can understand the important variables to consider when purchasing new workstations. 2017 was a watershed year for almost every aspect of computing hardware. Today's CPUs are more powerful and diverse than ever before. Advances in graphics must keep pace with the highly competitive PC gaming market, and are directly used by the Autodesk AEC portfolio. Properly optimizing your RAM subsystem is critical, and even mass storage has evolved past simply a fast solid state drive. We cover the latest hot peripherals to round out your system and review the latest buying guide.