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Thursday 11 October 2018

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Thursday 11 October 2018
Thursday 11 October 2018
Thursday 11 October 2018
Registration & Exhibition Open
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration & Exhibition Open
7:30 am - 9:00 am
 
 
 

Introduction, Chairman
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Marcus Fich, BILT EUR Chairman
Introduction, Chairman
All Levels


Introduction, Chairman

Speaker:
Marcus Fich, BILT EUR Chairman

Autodesk Sponsor Address
9:30 am - 9:40 am
Zachary Kron, Autodesk
Autodesk Sponsor Address
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Speaker:
Zachary Kron, Autodesk


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9:40 am - 9:50 am
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Graphisoft Sponsor Address
9:50 am - 10:00 am
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Seeing Differently: The best design begins with not knowing
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dr. Beau Lotto, Lab of Misfits
Seeing Differently: The best design begins with not knowing
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dr. Beau Lotto, Lab of Misfits
All Levels


Seeing Differently: The best design begins with not knowing

Speaker:
Dr. Beau Lotto, Lab of Misfits

Our society typically focuses – at times almost exclusively – on only one half of the innovation equation: efficiency. The problem is that our world changes. So too, then, must we. Which is why the most successful systems also embody creativity. Here we’ll discover that there’s nothing creative about creativity … that creativity is only creative from the outside. Indeed, innovation is a deeply natural process that is accessible to anyone. But - like all good design - it begins with not knowing, rather than knowing. Using perceptual neuroscience we will explore the principles of natural adaptation that enable us to live ‘at the edge of chaos’ … on average

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Morning Tea
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Morning Tea
 
 
 

Session 1.2
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Session 1.2
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
 
 
 

BIM Runner - Design the Perfect BIM Manager
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Christopher Rossetto, Grimshaw
BIM Runner - Design the Perfect BIM Manager
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Christopher Rossetto, Grimshaw
Next Generation
All Levels
Non-Vendor Specific


BIM Runner - Design the Perfect BIM Manager

Speaker:
Christopher Rossetto, Grimshaw

In BILT 2017's Vision 20/20 Pecha Kucha, we explored both our greatest dreams and worst nightmares about the future of technology portrayed in films of and novels of the science fiction genre. This follow-up presentation will shift the focus towards how we are affected today, and one of our most prevalent fears, are we truly replaceable?

In this highly experimental and interactive forum, we'll attempt to design the perfect BIM Manager, an AI that can manage the day-to-day tasks of supporting Revit users in your future office. In a relaxed informal discussion, you will share your thoughts about the good and bad responsibilities, tasks and characteristics of the common BIM Manager, and determine their suitability for artificial intelligence.

Following this, the combined might of Grimshaw’s Design Technology team, with the help of the BILT community, will attempt to develop this concept further as an open source project, and make it available to all.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discover the potential of AI
  2. Understand the limitations of AI
  3. Speculate on the future of AI

Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
 
 
 

Enabling BIM for the broad industry
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Oliver Burkler, FARO
Enabling BIM for the broad industry
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Oliver Burkler, FARO
Sponsor Success Story
 
 


Enabling BIM for the broad industry

Speaker:
Oliver Burkler, FARO

“BIM is for experts only”.
“Everybody knows that re-work will make it more expensive”
“Using as-built data is difficult and expensive”
“3D data is useless as it cannot be printed on paper”
“We always did it this way”.
“While we are sending our avatars into virtual realities to meet our friends, the construction industry is still working like the Egyptians when they build their pyramids”.

Those are only a few of the prejudices one hears when talking with people, inside and outside the AEC industry, about adopting new technologies.

This presentation will demonstrate why this is not true and how using the latest reality data technologies will help to unleash BIM from the boundaries of design offices and 3D CAD experts.

Capturing reality data has become so affordable, easy to use and fast that capturing every step of a construction is within everyone´s reach.

Designing based on accurate and reliable as-built data has become easy and integrates smoothly into established BIM workflows.

Continuous 3D monitoring and quality control can be accomplished at the construction site and helps to significantly reduce re-work cost and the time delays that come with it.
Powerful cloud computing supports collaboration in global teams and makes up-to-date BIM data accessible to everybody along the building life cycle.

And finally, latest advancements in performance and quality of visualizing 3D as-build data, combined with immersion technologies like VR and AR and linked to asset data bases are providing intuitive access to owners, operators and users of a building.

Session 1.3
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Session 1.3
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
 
 
 


Session 1.3

Changeover
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Changeover
 
 
 

IFC for Revit - demystified
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Lejla Secerbegovic, Autodesk GmbH
IFC for Revit - demystified
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Lejla Secerbegovic, Autodesk GmbH
OpenBIM Information Management
Intermediate
Autodesk


IFC for Revit - demystified

Speaker:
Lejla Secerbegovic, Autodesk GmbH

IFC is the foundation of every openBIM process - sooner or later every BIM project will be exported as IFC, at least for documentation purposes. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding about what IFC actually is - and what it is not. One of the biggest misunderstandings is probably the belief you could just hit "export" in your software - no matter for which purpose your IFC file will be used or what it should be contain. Unfortunately, there is no "magic" IFC button, no matter in which software - in fact you need to understand what you are exporting and how to select the right options and format to get a high-quality IFC file for a specific purpose.

In this session we will discuss the following topics:
- the main structure of an IFC file
- the differences between different IFC versions and model view definitions - how to use the IFC export in Revit in order to export your model including all the necessary data
- how to map Revit parameters to predefined IFC property sets
- various ways to define which parameters are to be exported with yor IFC file
- best practices to ensure the quality and consistency of your IFC files
- using IFC in Revit and understanding the difference between linking and opening

Knowing which options you have and how you can influence the content and the quality of your IFC file is essential for the openBIM process. This session is based on the Autodesk IFC for Revit guide, published in 2018.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the principles of IFC and what to consider when exchanging IFC files, including different IFC versions and model view definitions
  2. Learn how to use the Revit IFC open source export and understand the options behind it
  3. Be aware of the current limitations and best practice scenarios when it comes to IFC workflows

Session 1.4
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Session 1.4
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
 
 
 

Afternoon Tea
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
 
 
 

Session 1.5
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Session 1.5
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
 
 
 

More IFC for Dummies
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Martijn de Riet, Bimforce
More IFC for Dummies
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Martijn de Riet, Bimforce
OpenBIM Information Management
Advanced
Autodesk


More IFC for Dummies

Speaker:
Martijn de Riet, Bimforce

After two years of IFC related classes in 2013 and 2014, it is again time to take a dive into the world of IFC. A lot has changed, some things haven't. The available Revit toolset for working with IFC has evolved into something you can work with.

The fact of the matter is that Revit has numerous tools to improve IFC handling. Most of them are well hidden and poorly documented. This class aims to provide insights into how to use these tools. From properly setting up your model, to fully leveraging the Open Source Exporter.

This fast paced tutorial will take you along a rollercoaster ride touching all aspects of using IFC in your day-to-day working life:
- How to setup Revit for optimal use of IFC?
- What do all these text files do?
- Setting up classifications to export to IFC
- Different ways of creating a custom PSet
- Using the extended functionality of the Autodesk IFC Shared Parameters
- Other enhancements made to the Autodesk Open Source IFC Exporter in the last years.
- Can you actually benefit from using IFC as a deliverable?
- What are the most important Do?s and Don?ts when working with IFC?
- What viewers can you use to inspect the exported IFC, and what are their pro?s and cons?

The last subject this class will touch upon is troubleshooting. It?s no secret that Revit and IFC are not a match made in heaven. Even with the handles provided in this class, things will often go wrong. So what do you do when this happens? Are there tools to examine errors, and maybe even to solve them? This class aims to provide a handle on how to systematically examine errors in IFC files and find solutions to the problems at hand. This doesn?t mean that after this class you will be able to solve each and every problem. But it will get you through the most often and obvious errors.

In short: this class will give you working knowledge to embrace the full potential of the IFC scheme, improve your exports and create more manageable, data-rich IFC files that can fully leverage the power of IFC: the ability to transfer Information throughout the entire Design, Build and Maintain process.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to properly setup a Revit project for IFC export
  2. How to create data-rich IFC exports and even brush up the overall quality of your deliverables while you?re at it
  3. How to use a varied library of IFC software to check, analyse and visualise IFC?s

Break
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Break
 
 
 

Welcome Function
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Exhibition Hall
Welcome Function
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Exhibition Hall

The Welcome Function provides an opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, while enjoying a drink and canapés.

Dress: Smart Casual

From experts to users - reality capturing for site layout in the detailing stage
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Udo Haedicke, FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG
From experts to users - reality capturing for site layout in the detailing stage
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Udo Haedicke, FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG
Construction and Fabrication Information Management
Intermediate
Non-Vendor Specific


From experts to users - reality capturing for site layout in the detailing stage

Speaker:
Udo Haedicke, FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG

For more than a decade now we are talking about BIM and we’ve seen impressive results using BIM in the design phase.
However, when it comes to the detailing stage for structural or MEP engineers, many struggle creating accurate deliverables against the on-site reality. Time-costly manual measuring can help, but what if the conditions are not as expected, other trades are behind schedule or some measurements are incomplete? Isn’t there a better, safer way?
Ducts and pipes not fitting due to incorrect openings are often a costly reality. Another example are base plates for steel columns being misplaced, leading to delays as the structural steel must be adjusted.
This course will talk about how FARO solutions helped customers bridging this gap in the BIM-lifecycle, taking reality into the design and detailing models, not only for new constructions but also when it comes to renovating heritage buildings. The technical presentation will also highlight how Facility management benefits from the as-built information in the BIM-model. Several examples will showcase, that capturing site data and comparing with design model supports fast and precise decisions by all stakeholders. While this technology has been used in the past mainly by experts due to expensive tools, we can see the technology now being adapted more and more by the whole industry.
Finally, we’d also like to hear from your side about the daily issues on site. Where would you see reality capturing helping the industry?

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the value of reality capturing during erection for accurate LOD400 detailing
  2. Understand how FARO tools bring reality into the design models to ensure high-level site documentation
  3. Understand the benefits of site quality control using laser scans

Dimensions of BIM: Linking 3D to 4D and 5D: Theory and Case Studies
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Scott Beazley, Mitchell Brandtman
Dimensions of BIM: Linking 3D to 4D and 5D: Theory and Case Studies
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Scott Beazley, Mitchell Brandtman
Estimation, Construction and Fabrication
Advanced
Multi-platform


Dimensions of BIM: Linking 3D to 4D and 5D: Theory and Case Studies

Speaker:
Scott Beazley, Mitchell Brandtman

An explanation of the strategy for linking 3D, 4D and 5D building data together. What benefits are there for projects? It sounds simple, but it requires new methods to achieve data integration. A number of case studies of residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects will be used to explain and demonstrate methodologies of linking a range of data types together.

Integration of data rich 3D building models with 4D construction schedules and 5D costings provide valuable tools for project designers and contractors. It sounds simple, but why is it not more commonly used? A number of case studies will demonstrate a methodology of linking a range of data types together.

Who will be interested in attending this session
Project managers who need to control cost and time on projects, BIM managers who need to create and manage 3D project models, QS's and cost planners who need to prepare 5D quantities and project costs, construction schedulers who need to create 4D project programs, and clients who wish to see how to maintain confidence in project progress.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to setup 3D Models required for linking to 4D schedules and 5D costings
  2. Learn how to setup 4D construction parameters and structure 5D detailed costings for linking to 3D models
  3. Learn the differences and setup of Design Intent models vs. Construction models, by using model object splitting, export of objects and parts, and use of classifications. 3D, 4D and 5D data sets will be linked to create visual simulations for project analyses, and for analyzing cash flow.

Large project with the Revit integration for Quantifying the 5D data in Sigma
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
susanne lund, sigma estimates
Large project with the Revit integration for Quantifying the 5D data in Sigma
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
susanne lund, sigma estimates
Construction and Fabrication Estimation
All Levels
Multi-Platform


Large project with the Revit integration for Quantifying the 5D data in Sigma

Speaker:
susanne lund, sigma estimates

This class will use Revit integration for Quantifying the 5D data together with Sigma, the inevitable next step in BIM. We will use a recent case study, a 2.4 million ft2 hospital, based on building information models and show off the ability and prove the benefits of 5D for project managers and BIM users, and take you through the method that explains the primary concepts in 5D. The presentation will also highlight the workflow with BIM and 5D, for you to learn how this can help you and your company to develop projects that are more profitable and how to enrich the project model data. Gain better understanding on how the project is quality assured before construction begins. We will show progress from early stage models, develop the cost accuracy with the live integration from Revit, and you will experience how the 5D platform connects with 2D, 4D, 6D and other systems through API’s. Sigma let’s you estimate the cost and assures data quality control in your projects as well as giving the required project information your team needs to succeed. Also, the ability to timely identify the project financial weaknesses will be visible with Sigma and the Revit Live link integration and show great value for the project. We also will prove how to ensure the data quality of the model including object parameters.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to optimize and work with Data in process 3D and 5D
  2. What is possible and how to move forward with the integration of other systems
  3. the benefit of cost control and verificer the Quality of the data

Augmented Reality and Deep Learning in the Design Process
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Alberto Tono & Cesar Escalante, HOK
Augmented Reality and Deep Learning in the Design Process
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Alberto Tono & Cesar Escalante, HOK
Coding and Customisation Visualisation
Expert
Non-Vendor Specific


Augmented Reality and Deep Learning in the Design Process

Speaker:
Alberto Tono, HOK

Co-Speaker:
Cesar Escalante, HOK

This abstract represents a step of the ongoing research being carried out at HOK. The general ambition of the research is to apply machine learning techniques in the daily design and Building Information Models (BIM) workflows. This particular abstract will deal with how to effectively transfer information for Augmented Reality for Meta2 and use them to test some AI applications with Unity. Different workflows were applied in order to transfer some key information:

- Different data formats were tested: FBX, OBJ from Revit to Meta2. Various workflows were also applied in order to find the fastest and the one with which we are able to transfer more information. With the different workflows, we tested also some geometry optimization tools. The main challenge was to correctly transfer all of the materials and other information from the model into unity in order to avoid remodeling everything in a different environment.

- Other web-based solutions like Umbra have been also checked
The research did not focus on mobile solutions such as ARkit and ARcode but only on headsets like Hololens, Meta2, and others, recognizing the potential to freely interact with the model. For this reason the possibility to achieve a multiusers experience that allow to display different design options around the table without the need to print or produce the conceptual model. The research aim to be able to create sections, to place buildings in the real environment and to perform analyses and simulations in an augmented world as well as how to detect the vertical and horizontal planes in order to better place an object in the environment and how to predict the position of the shade in a model. Improving the human experience in a virtual environment it is really important.

This presentation will highlight the main features that allow us to simulate how we are going to settle on Mars and how we are going to live there. This is a pricey, dangerous, and difficult enterprise which cannot be undertaken unless we deeply understand the motivation for doing so. There are a lot of discussions about this. One of the most important motivations is scientific and technological, the other is more political and economic. However, a crewed Mars mission is a tremendously difficult enterprise, one that makes the Apollo program look like a weightless walk in the park. A really important factor to take into consideration is that the combination of isolation and close quarters can make a Grinch out of the mildest-mannered spacefarer. In fact, it is really important to simulate the mission in the best ways possible in order to deeply understand the problems they are going to face and eventually find a way to improve their performance. In order to achieve such goals, augmented reality will be the key. Thanks to deep learning, some problems related to computer vision could be solved.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to transfer data properly from Revit to Meta2
  2. Learn what are the main problem for Augmented Reality Headsets
  3. Learn the future possible application in computer vision in AEC field.

The Reality of Virtual Reality
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
David Sewell & Dan Chasteen ,Perkins+Will
The Reality of Virtual Reality
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
David Sewell & Dan Chasteen ,Perkins+Will
Visualisation
All Levels
Multi-Platform


The Reality of Virtual Reality

Speaker:
David Sewell, Perkins+Will
Co-Speaker:
Dan Chasteen, Perkins+Will

With the emergence of start-ups providing live links and almost instant access, VR has placed itself firmly as an accessible tool within most design firms. The number of choices is exciting, but can also be overwhelming. Do you need to validate your designs, communicate a space, review or annotate an area with multi collaborators, optioneer materials, or mark up and log potential design issues? What is the best solution for your firm and your budget ?

Perkins+Will have been utilising VR for a number of years and have built up a suite of tools and processes that go beyond simple visualisation to complement the design process. This session will introduce some these tools in a live environment where we will demonstrate what tool gives the best solution for the appropriate task and why.

Enscape, Iris Prospect, InsiteVR, Revitzo and Unity/Unreal are among some of the more well known applications included in this class as well some custom tools and apps. Please join us as we identify some of the reasons why and when you would use one over the other, the pro's and cons of different applications and the speed in which your designs can become reality.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. See the process of importing models into multiple VR solution
  2. Understand which tool might suit your project stage or organisation
  3. See custom approaches to extending the benefits of VR for various project design stages

Modular Prefabrication Design in Revit – What happens on site?
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Hrvoje Jukic, Arhitektonski studio Helman i Jukic
Modular Prefabrication Design in Revit – What happens on site?
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Hrvoje Jukic, Arhitektonski studio Helman i Jukic
Construction and Fabrication Model Management
Advanced
Autodesk


Modular Prefabrication Design in Revit – What happens on site?

Speaker:
Hrvoje Jukić, Arhitektonski studio Helman i Jukić

Usage of prefabricated building elements in usual buildings is regularly constrained on structural system, curtain walls and similar. In most cases, MEP technology is following the primary function of the building, trying to adapt itself to architecture.

In case of technological buildings like data centres, the primary function of the building is technology itself, so the building structure and architecture should adapt to technology. Level of prefabrication and modularity is much higher than usual, requiring tight collaboration between designers and manufacturers and contractors.

Special case of data centres are modular data centres which are built of prefabricated elements, similar to shipping containers. Each module is built in factory, complete with all MEP installations, brought on site and connected with other modules. With use of Revit, designers and manufacturers can fill in the gap between mechanical manufacturing and building design.

Such project, in order to fully understand it, requires use of much more phases than usual. There is a need to divide work that’s being done in a factory, from work that is supposed to be executed on-site, at least. Furthermore; there is significant deal of temporary elements, with most of them needed for transportation reasons only. Removal of such elements must be carefully planned. Of course, there is always a possibility of usual client’s demand to add ability to expand his assets in future.

With all this, designer is facing a need to deliver documentation that will be clear to customer, authorities, manufacturers and on-site contractors. Several topics will be covered:
• Usage of Revit phases for successful representation in documentation • Construction administration and RFI – how to get most of your Revit model to be prepared for demands from site
• Procedures in Navisworks for showing construction timeline, constructability and accessibility
• Pros and cons of different tools for organizing modules (families, groups, assemblies…) – revised thoughts on real life experiences
• Manufacturing details

Over a past few years our team has worked on the design and fabrication of dozen data centres, cable landing stations and similar. These projects will be used as a showcase for this class.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to use phases in Revit to create documentation for projects with multiple phases including prefab, on-site etc.
  2. Learn how to bring Revit phases to Navisworks in order to create clear time-line animations for stakeholders
  3. Learn how to create drawings for multiple purposes (client, authorities, manufacturers, contractors)

Parametric Models featuring Structural Evolutionary Solvers
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Sonny Andalis, AECOM SIngapore
Parametric Models featuring Structural Evolutionary Solvers
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Sonny Andalis, AECOM SIngapore
Structure Simulation and Analysis
Advanced
Multi-Platform


Parametric Models featuring Structural Evolutionary Solvers

Speaker:
Sonny Andalis, AECOM SIngapore

Structural engineers are trained to do manual calculations while studying in university; 3D modelling using structural analysis software like Etabs or StaadPro at work and now with the advent of parametric modelling have seen the birth of alternative structural analysis matching the results of traditional finite element and matrix theory based solvers using realistic physics engines and evolutionary solvers that mimic artificial intelligence. This class will try to investigate the birth of computational BIM for the structural engineering discipline and will showcase the extent of their capabilities and limitations to ascertain their usefulness. Karamba is a parametric structural engineering tool which provides accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames and shells. Karamba is fully embedded in the parametric design environment of Grasshopper, a plug-in for the 3d modelling tool Rhinoceros. Galapagos evolutionary solver are used to optimise parametric models including the capability to perform finite element calculations. Kangaroo is a live physics engine for interactive simulation, optimization and form-finding directly within Grasshopper. Kangaroo is a physical simulation plugin allowing to simulate physical behaviour such as gravity and springs. BullAnt is a Grasshopper3D plug-in, primarily for engineers. It features an array of commands including mesh relaxation & inflation, automation in symmetry, tessellation, structural analysis and parametric generation in Grasshopper. It also features geodesic dome & curve network processing. Hummingbird expands Grasshopper?s capabilities by adding a set of components which help in the conversion and creation of Revit files which contain supported geometric algorithms for the Rhino models. Hummingbird allows a bi-directional workflow in between Autodesk Revit and Rhinoceros 3D, removing the need to create reference objects. Mantis is a plugin for Grasshopper which directly links Rhinoceros and Mathematica. Mathematica is a tool for technical computing, used by mathematicians, engineers and analysts. It is renowned as the world?s best application for computations.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. understand and explore the use of computational BIM
  2. understand relationship of physical and analytical models
  3. Interoperability between BIM authoring tools and structural analysis engines

Collaborative clinic design in Revit
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Michael Fuchs, IB Lang GmbH
Collaborative clinic design in Revit
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Michael Fuchs, IB Lang GmbH
Information Management Model Management
All Levels
Autodesk


Collaborative clinic design in Revit

Speaker:
Michael Fuchs, IB Lang GmbH

So you have gone through some projects but haven't worked with other companies? You are not sure how you would like to collaborate? Due to the high amount of solutions for organizing projects in Revit, it's hard to find the right choice for yourself and your team.

This course is designed to show you how a hospital complex measuring 70.000 square meters can be planned in Revit by a work group of two architectural companies in cooperation with structural engineers, HVAC engineers, medical engineers and electrical designers.

The features we will focus on will be:
  • Setting up the basic project and IT structure
  • How different maintenance groups work together within the same file and in linked files
  • Achieving deeper collaboration by working in the same file
  • Using shared families within involved companies
  • Different communication structures
  • Data exchange between the maintenance groups
  • Coordination between the teams and different Revit models
  • How moving responsibility could improve your workflow
  • Increasing efficiency with object related communication
This class is based around Revit users in any discipline who are looking for different ways of collaboration with Revit.
The main focus lies on showing different solutions the involved teams came up with and how they still managed to achieve a similar outcome. This is done by using practical examples directly in the Revit model and discuss advantages and challenges of the operation method together with the audience.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to manage huge projects with many teams in Revit
  2. Asking critical questions about working in the same shared Revit file and how this would affect your daily workflow
  3. How different ways of collaboration between companies could increase the efficiency in the designing process

Roundtable: BIM is…Broken?
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Carl Storms, IMAGINiT
Roundtable: BIM is…Broken?
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Carl Storms, IMAGINiT
Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels
Non-Vendor Specific


BIM is…Broken?

Speaker:
Carl Storms, IMAGINiT

This topic came to be because of feedback from a Roundtable I delivered at AU 2016, BILT NA 2017, and a couple of local user groups. The purpose of this sessions is not only to share that feedback, but to try and dive a little deeper into it and separate the fact from fiction.
During the original Roundtable discussions, we looked at BIM and if we should treat it as a deliverable or a process. During those Roundtables, we engaged in open discussion about BIM as both a process and a deliverable. What goes into both philosophies, and how they differ? As well as if there benefits to any sector of the AEC industry for one way of thinking over the other?
What became clear during all the discussions was that there are some bigger issues facing BIM than Process vs. Deliverable. There were new issues, old ones, and some that I had truly never thought of. However, what remained constant with all the Roundtables, was that instead of getting an answer, I was left with a question: is BIM broken?

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Review feedback from past roundtables about BIM as a Deliverable or BIM as a process, and discuss if that feedback is still relevant today
  2. Discuss what the current roundtable participants see as the most pressing issue facing BIM today
  3. Identify ways as a group, with current roundtable participants, to improve the current BIM process, to allow it to be more collaborative and less siloed
  4. Pontificate the future of BIM, should we as an industry continue to use BIM as our roadmap for the future, or is it time for something new

Infrastructure information modelling - Case study: Napoli-Bari high speed railway
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Riccardo Pagani, REACT STUDIO
Infrastructure information modelling - Case study: Napoli-Bari high speed railway
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Riccardo Pagani, REACT STUDIO
Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis
Advanced
Autodesk


Infrastructure information modelling - Case study: Napoli-Bari high speed railway

Speaker:
Riccardo Pagani, REACT STUDIO

Starting from 2019, the use of BIM in Italy will be mandatory for public procurement. Authorities, construction and engineering companies are getting ready to change and already many contracts require BIM both for public bodies and private customers. The most important infrastructural work of the last years in Italy, the Naples-Bari High Speed Line required the use of BIM for the desing phase.
In this session we?ll talk about the infrastructure information modeling and how apply it to the linear infrastructures. We?ll learn how to verify the quantities of the estimative metric calculation based on the tender, the technical and economic feasibility of the proposed improvements and how to optimize them according to the project, using a 3D visualization environment like Infraworks during the meetings, to visualize and discuss the decisions to be taken, to simulate the methods and timing of implementation of the works.
We?ll highlight the critical aspects of the project and find the improvements to be made before the construction phase.
We?ll learn the workflow for the design of infrastructure on iron, rubber, stations and construction sites. You will see how to use Infraworks, as a container and viewer of all models and information from other software such as Civil 3D and Revit. You will learn how to exchange information between the various software and use Dynamo as a connection tool.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Talk about infrastructure information modelling
  2. Explore the possibilities of Infraworks
  3. Learn how to exchange information between Civil 3d, Revit and Dynamo

GIS to BIM using Dynamo: Easily load aerialphotos, cadastral parcels, 3D models and 2D maps in Revit
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Maarten Vroegindeweij, Ingenieursbureau 3BM
GIS to BIM using Dynamo: Easily load aerialphotos, cadastral parcels, 3D models and 2D maps in Revit
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Maarten Vroegindeweij, Ingenieursbureau 3BM
Infrastructure Model Management
Expert
Autodesk


GIS to BIM using Dynamo: Easily load aerialphotos, cadastral parcels, 3D models and 2D maps in Revit

Speaker:
Maarten Vroegindeweij, Ingenieursbureau 3BM

The presentation will start with a short introduction to the world of GIS. After that we will focus on several subjects:
  • Geocoding: How to use the Google API and the Open Street Map API to get information from the web into your Revit model.
  • Webrequest: A summary of several methods to use webrequests in Dynamo.
  • Coordinate Reference Systems: Explanation will be given on the different Coordinate Reference Systems like WGS-84(lat/lon) and projections and how to convert from one CRS to another. Some workflows to use this within Revit will be shown using the Revit Site Location and Shared Coordinates.
  • Dynamo Packages: We will have a look to several Dynamo Packages: DynaWeb, ELK, GIS2BIM.
  • Rasterdata: It shows how to load raster data with Dynamo in Revit with the TMS,WMTS and WMS-protocols. This can be used for aerial photos like Google Earth, (historical) maps and other types of maps.
  • Vectordata: It will deal with loading 2D and 3D vector data with Dynamo in Revit from GML-formats, Web Feature Service or using the REST-API with ARCGIS-webservers. This can be used for importing cadastral parcels and data in different countries, imports detailed plans and data.
  • 2D/3D Geometry: Examples will be given how to create 2D and 3D families in Revit with metadata from Open Street Maps like house numbers, year of construction usage of a building.
  • Pointcloud: It shows a workflow to convert pointcloud data to toposurfaces or meshfiles using surface reconstruction tools. It shows a workflow to use pointcloud and photodata gathered by drones.
  • Subsoil: We will have a look to the possibilities to load information from Cone Penetration Tests into Revit and to create a 3D-model of the subsoil.
  • Location Analyses: It shows how do automate location analysis. Search all webservices to see if there is any relevant information about this location like(destination plans, environmental rules, historical, elevation, sounddata, monuments and present this in Revit.
  • Link with Structural Analysis: It will show a dynamo example of an automatic pile foundation calculation using Dynamo, Robot, Optimo and a GIS subsoilservice to optimize the location of a given structure.
  • Where to find the GIS-data in your country: An overview of the available GIS-resources in the different countries in Europe. Slovenia will be used as an example.


Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to load GIS data into Revit using Dynamo. (Google Earth, Pointclouds, INSPIRE Cadastral Parcels)
  2. Learn about the different types of GIS webservices and protocols.
  3. Learn how to use the Revit Site Location, Shared Coordinates and different Coordinate Reference Systems

Aircraft Impact Simulation
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Artur Braun, iMM GmbH
Aircraft Impact Simulation
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Artur Braun, iMM GmbH
Structure
All Levels


Aircraft Impact Simulation

Speaker:
Artur Braun, iMM GmbH

This class will demonstrate the utilization of BIM methodologies in the simulation of an aircraft impact onto a pressurized water containment vessel of a nuclear power station. The key learning objectives of this class are
  • To demonstrate best practice techniques to efficiently create a model from paper documents dating back to 1978
  • Showcasing what can be referred to as “model by demand” – meaning the creation of a model that is purposefully tuned for downstream processing by analysis software
Furthermore the class will demonstrate some of the analysis steps and techniques utilized to validate the safety of the containment vessel in the case of a catastrophic aircraft impact.

Exploring the peripheries of Revit content – a manufacturer’s story
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Adam Krug, Wavin
Exploring the peripheries of Revit content – a manufacturer’s story
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Adam Krug, Wavin
MEP Information Management
All Levels
Autodesk


Exploring the peripheries of Revit content – a manufacturer’s story

Speaker:
Adam Krug, Wavin

This lecture will be a technical case study with live demos in Revit explaining the workflow of using described content and its inner workings. It is dedicated mostly to MEP modellers, MEP engineers, Civils and Infrastructure engineers, BIM managers and content developers. The outcoming benefit would be a lesson on how non-standard MEP systems can be managed in Revit projects and how Revit?s limitations can be worked around.

Content development of MEP systems can be a pain, especially when you enter territories not only little or non-explored by content developers but also where Revit does not provide any nice, plug-n-play features for families. There is a huge difference between modelling a tee or bend, even a super-complex one, and modelling a manhole, infiltration tank or an underfloor heating system. Yet modelling is one thing, user friendliness is another and having all the article data in is on top of them. Balancing between the three takes many iterations, some acrobatic skills and numerous aspirin pills. Are you interested to see how compromises are forged? Let me guide you through the factory.

Wavin is one-stop-shop manufacturer of plastic MEP systems, anything from plumbing or conduits to sedimentation tanks. Few years back it started its journey in BIM. Revit was picked as first platform and I was one of the few pioneers to pick it up. First we developed soil and waste and hot & cold installations. When the content was made officially available the feedback was positive. But the scope of the product portfolios that we covered was only the top of the iceberg: it was time to start with the rest of it.

First came infiltration crate system. A modern one that unlike standard boxes, consisted of separate main-body elements, side plates, bottom plates and special connectors. For completeness of the whole system inspection shafts with various cover options were necessary too. Yet we wanted it simple. With several iterations we ended up with only four families to create the whole tank, a set of parameters to tune it up in the end, visual validation to inform user of invalid input, drop-down menus to modify connector orientations and size and schedules to provide an out-of-the-box overview of the tanks.

Secondly we dived deeper into below ground. In need of modelling manholes we further explored solutions previously devised for inspection shafts, yet this time the challenge of keeping things nice and easy was much greater. Revit does not provide quite as much flexibility as we needed to tackle this issue, yet with piping we managed to improve some solutions from our installation content.

Finally, we picked up underfloor heating systems. We began with real market research: paying visits to engineering companies in various European countries, discussing their needs and expectations for such systems in Revit. We learned that what Revit modellers really need is a few smart families like manifolds, controllers etc. and handle the floors with space schedules to bind it altogether. Simplicity again was the key.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn on manufacturer?s experience with bringing underfloor heating content into Revit
  2. Learn on manufacturer?s experience with bringing infrastructure and utilities content into Revit
  3. What Revit allows for, what can be worked around and what is still left unresolved with underfloor heating and infrastructure Revit content

How to implement Dynamo (From installation to usage)
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Daniel Hurtubise, Data-Shapes
How to implement Dynamo (From installation to usage)
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Daniel Hurtubise, Data-Shapes
Architecture MEP
Intermediate
Autodesk


How to implement Dynamo (From installation to usage)

Speaker:
Daniel Hurtubise, Data-Shapes

Dynamo is, without a doubt, one of the greatest ways to improve your Revit workflows and gain time and productivity. But for several reasons, implementing Dynamo in your firm can prove difficult. These reasons range from users having a hard time with the Dynamo user interface to keeping everyone?s packages and definitions up to date.
We, as professionals, have face those issues and many others and we came up with straightforward solutions to make sure the implementation of Dynamo in your practice will be successful.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Creating user interfaces for your definitions using the Dynamo player
  2. Creating user interfaces for your definitions using the Data Shapes package and Dyno Browser
  3. Centralize package management and scripts

VDC Re-Imagining | Re-Designing Design
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Jay Zallan, BIM Consortium
VDC Re-Imagining | Re-Designing Design
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Jay Zallan, BIM Consortium
Next Generation Architecture
All Levels
Non-Vendor Specific


VDC Re-Imagining | Re-Designing Design

Speaker:
Jay Zallan, BIM Consortium

BIM, though still on the upswing to complete AEC adoption is increasingly asked to do more; luckily the umbrella that shelters it (VDC) has the capability now that allows us to re-invent not only "what" we design but "How". This session will focus on uncovering next generation "How should we design Design".

We will explore ideas on re-inventing design processes, in the context that the process is so separated from final construction quite often that much of the work ends up "on the cutting room floor". Explore how we can transform our processes using AI, while exploring ways to bridge our more analog processes to that future (present for a few;)

We will discuss big picture firm-wide strategies as well as ways that individual designers can adopt small, incremental changes to better transition from the traditional SD/DD/CD processes (that are dying as we speak) into both matter of fact design process improvement facilitators as well as becoming true design and construction and operations information generation machines 😉

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Recreate the concepts of Design
  2. Create environments of continued learning toward an AI enhanced process
  3. Design with more value for all aspects of a project

The Big BIM Reboot
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Martin Coyne, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
The Big BIM Reboot
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Martin Coyne, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Business Strategy and Leadership Information Management
All Levels
Multi-Platform

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The Big BIM Reboot

Speaker:
Martin Coyne, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The talk is aimed at anyone already well underway with their BIM implementation, but struggling with that “final push” to make sure that BIM methodologies are the normal way of working in your office/firm. We will look at overcoming those final barriers to full implementation in the face of increasing demands from the client, from contractors and from the industry in general.

Based on our own experiences here at KPF, we will share our insight in to re-invigorating the implementation of BIM. We had great success in reaching a certain level of implementation, but several factors meant that progress levelled off. The presentation will study the different areas we focused on to make our next leap forward. We will also focus on the increasingly different balance we had to find between maintaining a consistent global standard across America, Europe and Asia in the face of changing local demands, particularly the UK BIM Mandate and the requirements of Level 2 Maturity.

Some of the areas we will focus on:
- Re-evaluating your BIM Implementation Strategy – how far have you come, how far do you still need to go?
- Is your documentation fit for purpose
- What makes an effective BEP template
- How to approach BIM with your clients – what to do when there’s no EIR, and how to respond to one when there is
- Boosting your training processes – what we did to evaluate and re-focus our efforts
- Considering the skills required of your firm’s employees
- Do you have an adequate support system in place
- Adding extra tools to your process – responding to the rise in demand for IFC and COBie
- Are your QA/QC processes up to the job of evaluating increasingly complex models and datasets, or do you still use ‘red pen’ markups

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Re-focusing your BIM Strategy and ensuring the documentation and processes are in place to support it
  2. Understanding the role and required contents for key documents – BEP, EIR, etc.
  3. Creating a training plan to help you meet you BIM goals and objectives
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Workshop for Creating Your First Draft of Your BIM Operations Manual
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Virat Manchanda, Imagine BIM
Workshop for Creating Your First Draft of Your BIM Operations Manual
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Virat Manchanda, Imagine BIM
Business Strategy and Leadership Information Management
All Levels
Multi-Platform


Workshop for Creating Your First Draft of Your BIM Operations Manual

Speaker:
Virat Manchanda, Imagine BIM

When one begins with the BIM Implementation process, one of the necessary conditions for success are consistency of implementation. This can be attained through a BIM Operations Manual, which is created through an organic process of documenting experiences, communication methodologies, modelling techniques, templates, checklists etc. For everone, the form will be different and cannot be predicted. However, it is beneficial to enquire into your purpose for it.

It is also crucial to acknowledge that this document will be forever evolving. As processes refine over time and new technological capabilities are added, the types of projects undertaken using BIM will become varied. All this should ideally be documented and compiled into this one repository for everyone to refer to.

The aim of this workshop is to create for the participants an experience of a structured process that can be used to make their company’s BIM Operations Manual and to leave them with their first draft of the document structure.

In this workshop, the participants will
• Take home with them something tangible that can significantly help organise their operations
• Collaborate actively, with everyone aiding each other and building upon each other’s suggestions. The team building effect from this should help enhance affinity and develop positive relationships.
• Have a sense of ownership of the end product as they will have co-created it.

The workshop will consist of three parts
Part 1: Create the Context
Here, the participants will engage in an interactive discussion to create a Context for the need of an Operations Manual. Through this discussion, the participants will attempt to answer for their own selves questions like:
(1) What are the benefits of an Operations Manual?
(2) What are the negatives?
(3) Do I need it?
(4) Who will the end users be?
(5) What information will they need?
(6) Who will make it?
(7) Who will update it?

Part 2: Create the First Draft of the Structure of the BIM Operations Manual
After the context for the document has been created, the participants will engage in an active creation of their BIM Operations Manual. Everyone will be encouraged to give their perspective on the content and the structure will come to life right in front of them. By the end of the discussion, their “Operations Manual Structure” could look something like the image attached, which is the draft created by the participants in BILT Europe 2017, Aarhus or could be something completely different depending on perspectives and experiences of the participants.

Part 3: Document Roll-Out Strategies in Your Organisations
Once you have created this document, we will brainstorm on how to roll out the Manual within your companies such that it has a high level of acceptance.

We hope that the document and the strategies learned give you actual tools to further BIM Implementation within your organisation.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Get a clear understanding of the role of a BIM Operations Manual in the BIM Implementation effort.
  2. Learn from peers about their challenges and perspectives on BIM Implementation Efforts within their organisations.
  3. Get a draft BIM Operations Manual, which you helped co-create and upon your return to office, build on it to create a full-fledged BIM Operations Manual.

From NURBS to Meshes – Parametric design & BIM
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Ákos Karóczkai, GRAPHISOFT SE
From NURBS to Meshes – Parametric design & BIM
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Ákos Karóczkai, GRAPHISOFT SE
Coding and Customisation, Architecture
All Levels
Graphisoft


From NURBS to Meshes – Parametric design & BIM

Speaker:
Ákos Karóczkai, GRAPHISOFT SE

Parametric or Computational design is an ever-growing tendency in the AEC industry that is often misunderstood for “blobby architecture”. Parametric design is about much more than just extraordinary geometry, it helps making decisions throughout the whole design process.

This session shows how it is possible to use the industry leading parametric toolset (Rhinoceros and Grasshopper) to boost the BIM workflow in ARCHICAD through a set of examples and real-life case studies.

The Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live Connection enables Rhino/Grasshopper and ARCHICAD to communicate directly in order to create and manipulate a BIM model in full or in parts through Grasshopper’s visual programming interface. Designers whose work is currently based on either Rhino/Grasshopper or ARCHICAD can leverage its functionality to their advantage thanks to the recently introduced “deconstruct” workflow. The connection between Grasshopper and ARCHICAD is live and bi-directional which allows the designer to use BIM elements as the core geometry for the Grasshopper algorithm and keep associativity between elements.

During the session attendees will understand the following:
  • Basic parametric concept and workflows
  • Creating parametric BIM geometry
  • Controlling attributes, properties and classification from Grasshopper
  • Algorithmic metadata generation into the BIM model
  • “Deconstruct” workflow
  • Automation/time saving techniques with Grasshopper
  • Realized projects using the GH-AC Live connection
This session is for architects, designers, engineers regardless of design platform (Rhino, ARCHICAD, Revit, AutoCAD, etc.), who are interested how computational design can be connected to BIM and how it can improve the workflows and effectiveness of their practices.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Basic concept and the benefits of parametric BIM models in ARCHICAD, directly from Rhino/Grasshopper
  2. Learn how to generate a large amount of detailed, native BIM elements, eliminating the human error
  3. See how the “deconstruct” workflow can boost your design and save time by automating repetitive tasks

“OpenBIM Brother”: LIVE
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Nathan Hildebrandt, Fulton Trotter Architects
“OpenBIM Brother”: LIVE
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Nathan Hildebrandt, Fulton Trotter Architects
Information Management, OpenBIM
All Levels
Graphisoft


“OpenBIM Brother”: LIVE

Speaker:
Nathan Hildebrandt, Fulton Trotter Architects

“OpenBIM Brother” AKA Nathan Hildebrandt will take you on a journey using ARCHICAD to compliant IFC export. Learn how to deliver COBie and data aligning with your client’s information requirements.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to modify the OOTB INT ARCHICAD Template to create compliant IFC exports.
  2. See how to export IFC and check for compliance in Solibri Model Checker.
  3. Learn the steps to create COBie deliverables using the East Dormitory Files.

Multidisciplinary Data Exchange with ArchiCAD
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
David Delgado Vendrell, DDV Arquitectura
Multidisciplinary Data Exchange with ArchiCAD
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
David Delgado Vendrell, DDV Arquitectura
Model Management, OpenBIM
All Levels
Graphisoft


Multidisciplinary Data Exchange with ArchiCAD

Speaker:
David Delgado Vendrell, DDV Arquitectura

OpenBIM approach for collaboration becomes the optimal interoperability framework for the AEC industry. Some BIM authoring platforms, such as ArchiCAD, enable to align the different needs of each AEC discipline through the use of open file formats, as IFC (Industry Foundation Classes).

This presentation will show you how ArchiCAD manages the openBIM workflow with the different disciplines, such as architecture, structure and MEP. As background, we will use the concept of “models as a reference”, keeping intact the creator’s property while we are using them in our design workflow. We will explore how to communicate design changes in an openBIM workflow, whether they are graphical or non-graphical data based.

The structure of the presentation will be the following:
  • Interoperability term and the openBIM approach.
  • Setting up import/export IFC translators in ArchiCAD.
  • Setting up Classification Manager as mapping to for Data Exchange.
  • Ways of using the model data from other disciplines in ArchiCAD: merge, link and open.
  • Architectural-Structural workflow
  • Architectural-MEP workflow
  • Using AC Clash Detection tool with IFC models
  • Communicating issues using the ArchiCAD Mark-Up tool as BCF manager.
After this presentation you will be able to know how the openBIM approach is embraced to collaborate efficiently, using a BIM authoring tool which is highly aligned with the IFC models management in usual building design workflows.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to set up the IFC import/export ArchiCAD settings and the BIM Classification Manager.
  2. Learn how to federate IFC files into ArchiCAD and use Clash Detection tool among different disciplines.
  3. See the openBIM workflow and how to communicate issues between different disciplines, through the use of BCF format

Lab: Tapping the Source: Establishing Responses to External Data
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Kristian Bursell, CADSWIFT Pty Ltd
Lab: Tapping the Source: Establishing Responses to External Data
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Kristian Bursell, CADSWIFT Pty Ltd
Coding and Customisation Information Management
All Levels
Graphisoft


Tapping the Source: Establishing Responses to External Data

Speaker:
Kristian Bursell, CADSWIFT PTY LTD

In 2017 I introduced the concept of “Dynamic” and “Intelligent” BIM Content by demonstrating the different levels of potential object library functionality.

I demonstrated how two key functions in ARCHICAD’s content language, GDL, enable highly dynamic BIM content and establish bidirectional communication between elements in your model and any external database.

This year I will demonstrate, in detail, how to code these functions. You will leave with the ability, and supporting files & documentation, to apply the functions and achieve some very clever results. In fact, you will have the sample tool in your hands ready to apply the moment you walk back through the office door.

The key functions I am referring to are: 1. Dynamic Array Parameters – this ability applies to other formats such as Revit Families though I haven’t yet tested to what extent they can be used. 2. GDL XML Extension – the ability in GDL to open external databases. It is possible in other platforms though may require something akin to Dynamo.

You will be shown how to set up and use Dynamic Arrays. Dynamic arrays can be used for visible parameters or storing sets of values which can be referenced. The genius of Arrays is that the stored values can be referenced using their numerical array position; hence a “counting” loop function can cycle through and interrogating large amounts of information in an instant. They enable multitudes of instantaneous complex responses to minimal input from the user. Pick your information, pick you response, and let BIM do the work.

I will detail the GDL code required to read external databases. Most databases, if not already XML, can export XML. In GDL we can open, search, read and write to XML files in much the same way we can utilise values stored in dynamic arrays. However, it’s not only a cyclic search but also a key search, therefore the logic can be more advanced. Using XML, even when generated completely from ARCHICAD, opens up the possibility of using that data in many ways outside and separate from ARCHICAD. You can map the XML files to any spreadsheet, specification document, or performance report.

Now to the interesting part:
In showing you these functions we will actually be establishing a very clever process that exploits this potential.
  • We will be creating a property object that can be applied to any element. This object will then send information about the element to a custom XML file.
  • We will then be creating another XML file – exported with a single click from Excel – that defines performance criteria for the project.
  • We will then create a Zone stamp that opens and compares both XML files and displays the results.
  • We will also setup and MVO parameters to control the data transfer.

This will give you the ability to have your model report on things such as:
  • Project performance requirements
  • Office BIM standards
  • Output requirements.
The information is in your model you just need to know how to get at it.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to create bidirectional communicated between your model and external databases.
  2. Learn how to exploit bidirectional communicated to interrogate vast amounts of data and establish complex dynamic responses within your model.
  3. Learn how to create a tool that reports on custom project performance requirements defined in an external database.

Lab: Interactive VR development with Unity
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Johan Hanegraaf, mecanoo architecten
Lab: Interactive VR development with Unity
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Johan Hanegraaf, mecanoo architecten
Visualisation Coding and Customisation
Advanced
Multi-Platform


Interactive VR development with Unity

Speaker:
Johan Hanegraaf, mecanoo architecten

Make your next meeting interactive by showing your client the design options in true scale or let users test the functionality and accessibility of your design in Virtual Reality, connect your app to a server to let someone else join this meeting online or send the data back to BIM to continue working on the design with your favorite design application. My Unity creation ArchiSpace shows that the possibilities for creating your own real-time applications are endless.

Unity is one of the most popular, powerful and free to use real-time 3D development tools in the market today and forms the base for many of our popular BIM auditing tools: (Revizto, Fuzor, IrisVR). These tools are all powerful in their own way but sometimes you or your team just long for functionality that is not available and you might see a good use of fun Virtual Reality interactions to simply test your healthcare equipment, hotel rooms cabinets, reception desk or construction assembly during those often boring design audits or project demonstrations.

These small VR simulations and audits can greatly improve the user experience and could save your firm and client time and money by leaving little room for errors as essential part of a design could be tested with true scale movements. Simulations can also serve as a great tool for training your staff and show other designers and decision makers the spatial impact of multiple designs without building expensive mock-ups.

This LAB will start with a small summary of Unity's 3D geometry basics given last year (BILT EUR 2017) adding some new tips, plugins and insights on how to prepare and load your BIM 3D data to Unity. We would start preparing our model for Unity using 3D studio Max and setup an Unity project with the basic settings needed for VR with Oculus, HTC Vive or Windows MR. For the class I will make use of free and open source Unity packages to aid in the development. (I would also bring VR headsets for testing on my laptop but participants will have to observe and follow along in Unity themselves as there will be not enough time and hardware to let the users run live VR demos)

Users can just follow along with a ?VR controller simulator? included in their Unity project setup. During the lab we add a couple of basic VR interactions in Unity. Like opening cabinet doors, moving levers/valves, picking up objects and trigger animations when touching objects. We will end by programming our own custom functions for drawing 3D lines (like Tiltbrush) or change the materials of a Wall before we end the session by saving our application for usage and testing in Virtual Reality.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Basics of Unity VR development for users with a AEC background
  2. Resources and settings needed to start creating your own VR apps
  3. Code a custom reusable object interactions in C#

Lab: Interactive VR development with Unity
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Johan Hanegraaf, mecanoo architecten
Lab: Interactive VR development with Unity
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Johan Hanegraaf, mecanoo architecten
Visualisation Coding and Customisation
Advanced
Multi-Platform


Interactive VR development with Unity

Speaker:
Johan Hanegraaf, mecanoo architecten

Make your next meeting interactive by showing your client the design options in true scale or let users test the functionality and accessibility of your design in Virtual Reality, connect your app to a server to let someone else join this meeting online or send the data back to BIM to continue working on the design with your favorite design application. My Unity creation ArchiSpace shows that the possibilities for creating your own real-time applications are endless.

Unity is one of the most popular, powerful and free to use real-time 3D development tools in the market today and forms the base for many of our popular BIM auditing tools: (Revizto, Fuzor, IrisVR). These tools are all powerful in their own way but sometimes you or your team just long for functionality that is not available and you might see a good use of fun Virtual Reality interactions to simply test your healthcare equipment, hotel rooms cabinets, reception desk or construction assembly during those often boring design audits or project demonstrations.

These small VR simulations and audits can greatly improve the user experience and could save your firm and client time and money by leaving little room for errors as essential part of a design could be tested with true scale movements. Simulations can also serve as a great tool for training your staff and show other designers and decision makers the spatial impact of multiple designs without building expensive mock-ups.

This LAB will start with a small summary of Unity's 3D geometry basics given last year (BILT EUR 2017) adding some new tips, plugins and insights on how to prepare and load your BIM 3D data to Unity. We would start preparing our model for Unity using 3D studio Max and setup an Unity project with the basic settings needed for VR with Oculus, HTC Vive or Windows MR. For the class I will make use of free and open source Unity packages to aid in the development. (I would also bring VR headsets for testing on my laptop but participants will have to observe and follow along in Unity themselves as there will be not enough time and hardware to let the users run live VR demos)

Users can just follow along with a ?VR controller simulator? included in their Unity project setup. During the lab we add a couple of basic VR interactions in Unity. Like opening cabinet doors, moving levers/valves, picking up objects and trigger animations when touching objects. We will end by programming our own custom functions for drawing 3D lines (like Tiltbrush) or change the materials of a Wall before we end the session by saving our application for usage and testing in Virtual Reality.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Basics of Unity VR development for users with a AEC background
  2. Resources and settings needed to start creating your own VR apps
  3. Code a custom reusable object interactions in C#

Lab: Maintaining Revit Model Standards with Autodesk Model Checker for Revit and Configurator
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Jason Kunkel, CADD Microsystems
Lab: Maintaining Revit Model Standards with Autodesk Model Checker for Revit and Configurator
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Jason Kunkel, CADD Microsystems
Model Management Information Management
Intermediate
Autodesk


Maintaining Revit Model Standards with Autodesk Model Checker for Revit and Configurator

Speaker:
Jason Kunkel, CADD Microsystems

As more firms are wholly embracing not only Revit but also see the value with the data in their Revit models, they are discovering that there is a big gap between the integrity of the data they need versus the data they are getting. Combine that with owners who are pushing more and more for BIM deliverables, they are finding out that QA and QC on these models can be problematic at best. The Model Checker is a free Autodesk utility that is specifically designed to look at the data within the model elements and check it against very customizable checks. This lab walks through using both the Model Checker in Revit and how to build checks with the Configurator and covers tips and best practices presented by a member of the Model Checker add-in development team with hours and hours of real world experience building checks for firms and owners.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. What the Autodesk Revit Model Checker for Revit and the Autodesk Model Checker for Configurator are and what their benefits are
  2. How to effectively use the Model Checker and Model Checker Configurator
  3. Where to find extra resources for the tools

Lab: Cross-platform development : from Revit/Dynamo to Rhino/Grasshopper and the web
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Radu Gidei, Grimshaw
Lab: Cross-platform development : from Revit/Dynamo to Rhino/Grasshopper and the web
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Radu Gidei, Grimshaw
Coding and Customisation Information Management
Advanced
Multi-Platform


Lab: Cross-platform development : from Revit/Dynamo to Rhino/Grasshopper and the web

Speaker:
Radu Gidei, Grimshaw

Hacked custom nodes in Dynamo, maybe you're in charge of developing the company's new Revit addin or perhaps you're writing the funding bid for a new application your company needs ?
Join this class for a crash-course on what it takes to develop plugins for multiple platforms without re-writing code.

You'll learn :
- the basics of developing for each platform (Revit, Dynamo, Grasshopper) in C#
- how to structure a cross-platform project
- about established programming approaches like OOP (object-oriented programming), SOLID or micro-services
- how to leverage design patterns, wrappers, encapsulation, interfaces & abstractions
- what the next steps might look like, such as extending functionality to the web
- what precedents are out there that you can build upon
- what business value cross-platform development can unlock


Each of these platforms have their own communities of developers and experts. Building a cross-platform app can help you leverage them, as well as bridge them to get people that wouldn't otherwise cross paths to talk.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn what cross-platform development entails and how to approach such a project
  2. Set up a project for use as a Revit addin, Dynamo package and Grasshopper nodes
  3. Leverage established programming patterns to unlock business value in multiple applications

Lab: Revit MEP Remodels and Alternates; Hands On
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Daniel Stine, LHB
Lab: Revit MEP Remodels and Alternates; Hands On
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Daniel Stine, LHB
MEP Model Management
Advanced
Autodesk


Revit MEP Remodels and Alternates; Hands On

Speaker:
Daniel Stine, LHB

Attendees will learn about many of the challenges of working on multidiscipline projects with phasing and design options. This will include dealing with linked Revit models and logical systems. We will cover the limitations Revit has when the architects are using Design Options to manage bidding alternates, and discuss some workarounds. Individuals will better understand all of the important aspects of phasing? covering rooms/spaces, mapping (for linked files), phase filters (plus related linking issues), graphics (elements and tags) and systems. Finally we will discuss some of the challenges with older Revit models with phases and/or design options and how to bring them forward, for a new project. This will include issues related to changing phasing from new to existing, getting rid of design options during CA phase, and purging old revisions.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how to setup MEP projects when the architects use design options
  2. Know what the potential problems are with phasing
  3. Review issues related to printing existing elements and tags as a shade of grey

Lab: Revit MEP Remodels and Alternates; Hands On
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Daniel Stine, LHB
Lab: Revit MEP Remodels and Alternates; Hands On
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Daniel Stine, LHB
MEP Model Management
Advanced
Autodesk


Revit MEP Remodels and Alternates; Hands On

Speaker:
Daniel Stine, LHB

Attendees will learn about many of the challenges of working on multidiscipline projects with phasing and design options. This will include dealing with linked Revit models and logical systems. We will cover the limitations Revit has when the architects are using Design Options to manage bidding alternates, and discuss some workarounds. Individuals will better understand all of the important aspects of phasing? covering rooms/spaces, mapping (for linked files), phase filters (plus related linking issues), graphics (elements and tags) and systems. Finally we will discuss some of the challenges with older Revit models with phases and/or design options and how to bring them forward, for a new project. This will include issues related to changing phasing from new to existing, getting rid of design options during CA phase, and purging old revisions.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how to setup MEP projects when the architects use design options
  2. Know what the potential problems are with phasing
  3. Review issues related to printing existing elements and tags as a shade of grey

Lab: Become a Dynamo BIM Zero Touch Node (C#) developer in 75 minutes!
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Thomas Mahon, Bimorph
Lab: Become a Dynamo BIM Zero Touch Node (C#) developer in 75 minutes!
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Thomas Mahon, Bimorph
Coding and Customisation
All Levels
Autodesk


Become a Dynamo BIM Zero Touch Node (C#) developer in 75 minutes!

Speaker:
Thomas Mahon, Bimorph

Have you ever thought about coding but never tried because you think you cant do it? Are you an experienced Dynamo user but find yourself at the limits of visual programming? Or maybe you're an IronPython wiz who feels strong-typed languages are out-of-reach.

If the above resonates then you should attend this lab, because in 75 minutes these barriers will be broken. You will learn how to develop Zero Touch nodes for Dynamo in C# and set yourself up on a path to develop relevant and highly-prized skills for 21 Century construction professionals. Hosted by Thomas Mahon, a computational design/BIM expert and creator of BimorphNodes, one of Dynamo's most popular packages - you will learn from one of the most experienced developers in the Dynamo community. By the end of the lab, delegates will be able to apply this knowledge to their existing workflows, and enter the top tier of developers capable of controlling Dynamo for Revit without limitation!

Why learn Zero Touch? There are numerous reasons to create Zero Touch nodes in C#:
1. Fully integrated in an IDE (Visual Studio), providing Intellisense and debugging which make coding easier than any other option
2. Speed - Zero Touch nodes execute rapidly making them ideal for complex problems on large projects
3. Full access to the Revit API, Dynamo API and ability to communicate with external applications
4. Code is more secure and easier to protect if IP is a concern

The workshop is delivered through 3 practical exercises:
1. Zero Touch basics and Visual Studio environment configuration
2. Creating namespaces, classes, methods and properties to understand how Dynamo consumes Zero Touch libraries
3. Compiling Zero Touch projects and Custom Package creation

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to write custom Dynamo nodes using C# and Zero Touch import in Visual Studio
  2. Learn how to compile Visual Studio projects and configure dll's for consumption by Dynamo
  3. Learn how to navigate the Revit API and utilise classes, methods and properties in your nodes

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BILT'ing Blockchains: Applying Distributed Ledger Technology in the Built Environment

Mat Colmer & Marcus Fich

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10:30 am - 11:00 am
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Session 2.2
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Session 2.2
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
 
 
 


Session 2.2

Let’s get to the point (cloud) – Part II: recent scan-to-BIM projects
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Conor Shaw, Shaw Architectural Solutions
Let’s get to the point (cloud) – Part II: recent scan-to-BIM projects
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Conor Shaw, Shaw Architectural Solutions
Model Management
Advanced
Non-Vendor Specific


Let’s get to the point (cloud) – Part II: recent scan-to-BIM projects

Speaker:
Conor Shaw, Shaw Architectural Solutions

Terrestrial Laser Scanning and other methods of reality capture are rapidly becoming standard practice for the progressive construction professional, particularly in the context of restoration and historic conservation. It is uncontested that the accuracy and certainty provided by scan data is revolutionising the surveying industry in a similar way to that of parametric building information models in the design and construction field, however a major gap remains in translating this data into usable BIM the objects for downstream use.

The process of manually tracing over a point cloud dataset, imported to a BIM authoring software, is time-consuming, tedious, subjective and requires skill (Tommasi et al. 2016; Hajian & Becerik-Gerber 2010). Automating the conversion of point cloud data to parametric BIM objects is seen as desirable as it removes the time consuming and therefore costly amount of human intervention in the process of model generation (Thomson & Boehm 2015). In answer to this, a number of semi-automated software applications have emerged in recent years, broadly referred to as ‘Scan-to-BIM’ solutions.

In the wake of great enthusiasm towards last year’s ‘Do you see my point (cloud) ?’ and a palpable hunger in the BILT delegates for addressing the intersection of laser scanning and BIM, this class will follow up with another look at the cutting edge technology by means of a series of case studies detailing recent projects.

Attendees will be given a practical understanding of reality capture and scan-to-BIM technologies, get an update on what has been happening in the scan-to-BIM world since Aarhus, see a number of recent projects and bear witness to the lessons learned from each. Due to the nature of the speaker’s work, there will be a clear theme of application to historic buildings, the handling of which pushes this technology to its limits in terms of surface/shape recognition and the resulting (semi) automated geometry creation.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain a practical understanding of reality capture and scan-to-BIM technologies
  2. Get up to speed with developments in this field over the past year
  3. Learn about the limitations of scan-to-BIM applied to challenging historical buildings

Lunch
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
 
 
 

Session 2.3
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Session 2.3
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
 
 
 


Session 2.3

PointCloud rationalisation. Magic from Rhino to Revit.
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Francisco Tabanera Asensio, Modelical
PointCloud rationalisation. Magic from Rhino to Revit.
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Francisco Tabanera Asensio, Modelical
Model Management Coding and Customisation
Advanced
Multi-Platform


PointCloud rationalisation. Magic from Rhino to Revit.

Speaker:
Francisco Tabanera Asensio, Modelical

There is an increasingly necessity of having models of our built reality in order to maintain, operate, reform or rehabilitate them. The cheapening of hardware for mass data collection such as 3D laser scanners has meant that in most cases we can have pointclouds to do the survey of the building.

But this information is not enough. A good and useful As Built model is not achieved with the literality of the pointcloud. If we need the model to make a refurbishment or to make structural calculations, we must process this information and turn it into a coherent model that can be worked with.

If we model geometry directly on top of the pointcloud, the inherent flaws in construction would result in an As Built model where, for example, there wouldn’t be two structural columns exactly one on top of the other. This could be tolerable in an architecture model, but for a structural analysis model, it wouldn’t be admissible.

It is of paramount importance to make a statistical and geometric analysis of the pointcloud. Since Revit doesn’t have the necessary tools for this task, we have relied on Rhinoceros and its Arena4D pointcloud management plugin. For each constructive element (columns, beams, slabs,...) we have analyzed the dimensions of its cross-section in various positions along its path (beams and columns), its horizontality and level (slabs) and verticality (columns); and the alignment of groups of these elements. The data obtained is then processed using statistical methods in Grasshopper or spreadsheets, with which the location and dimensions of each construction element are optimized. The analysis of the reality and its rationalisation reveals some deviations that we must compare and adjust with the valid dimensional tolerance stated in the specifications of the project and that is adjusted to the further uses of the model.

The result of the processing, analysis and tolerance verification is a wireframe skeleton of the building. And it is at this moment where magic appears. Through various processes that include CSV files and Flux.io, in a final step, this skeleton is converted to Revit native elements in a massive way with Dynamo. This skeleton is of vital importance in large projects such as the one we showcased, a football field from which the As Built model is needed so that architects will be able to design the renovation and engineers can calculate it.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to manage pointclouds both in Revit and Rhino.
  2. Performs statistical analysis to obtain a suitable Revit model.
  3. Learn how to transfer geometric information from a pointcloud in Rhino to Revit.

Changeover
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
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Session 2.4
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Session 2.4
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
 
 
 

How to transform BIM data into exciting assets for designers,city planners and developers.
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Margarida Jeronimo Barbosa & Angie Mendez ,A-Lab
How to transform BIM data into exciting assets for designers,city planners and developers.
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Margarida Jeronimo Barbosa & Angie Mendez ,A-Lab
Infrastructure Architecture
All Levels
Autodesk


BIM workflows beyond the construction industry:How to transform BIM data into exciting assets for designers,city planners and developers.

Speaker:
Margarida Jeronimo Barbosa, A-Lab
Co-Speaker:
Angie Mendez, A-Lab

"There are still missed opportunities in the construction industry. Not everyone you collaborate with is a BIM guru, however they need to use BIM data in order to stay updated. This class presents workflows developed at A-lab (architectural office) to integrate different stakeholders into the BIM environment. Different processes will be presented to illustrate how existing data can be transformed into intuitive outputs for real-time collaboration.

First we will show our exploration of BIM and Augmented Reality (AR) integration. We will offer examples on how AR contributes to a powerful experience of design solutions for architectural design, real estate, marketing strategies and promotion of your own ideas.

After we will present an A-lab project case study of a customized smart database created for the owners of a big urban development in Oslo. We provide the client with a virtual platform for real-time collaboration, and quality management. Finally our research project ‘truly smart cities’ will be presented. This project is based on scripting for urban planning and how we use large urban models for communication and decision making.

In the end of the session the audience will have an insight of the potential of BIM applications further than the AEC boundaries."

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to integrate BIM and Augmented Reality (AR), from Revit models into mobile interfaces
  2. Learn how to customize a database from revit into online platforms
  3. Learn how Grasshoper can be used for optimizing urban planning and how to complement its output with large Infraworks models

Afternoon Tea
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Afternoon Tea
 
 
 

Introducing BIM in Slovenia: Challenges and solutions for BIM in tunneling
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Samo Saje, Elea iC & Ksenija Marc, DRI Investment Management Ltd.
Introducing BIM in Slovenia: Challenges and solutions for BIM in tunneling
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Samo Saje, Elea iC & Ksenija Marc, DRI Investment Management Ltd.
Model Management, Information Management
All Levels


Introducing BIM in Slovenia: Challenges and solutions for BIM in tunnelling

Speaker:
Samo Saje, Elea iC
Co-Speaker:
Ksenija Marc, DRI Investment Management Ltd.

We will present the process of implementing BIM in Slovenia: founding of siBIM, Slovenian BIM Association, Slovenia becoming a member of EU BIM Task Group, three infrastructure projects with BIM requirements in progress, preparation of EIR for Chamber of Engineers of Slovenia, preparation of Roadmap for BIM in Slovenia for Ministry for Economic Development and Technology.

Challenges and solutions for BIM in tunnelling
Due to infrastructure design specifics, with lack of guidelines, standards and software tools the introduction of BIM in the field of tunnelling is quite a difficult task. The modelling process needs to be fully adapted to the characteristics of the designed structures.
Since we started to implement BIM in our tunnelling office, we have faced a number of challenges. The methodology was developed through pilot projects what turned out to be a very efficient approach. Autodesk Revit in connection with Dynamo scripting and special add-ons has been used to achieve efficiency in case of long and complex tunnel structure modelling.
In this session, we will show our solutions for the next specific tasks:
1) Model management
2) Tunnel components distribution
3) Information management (attributes)
4) Automation

Model management
This is a foundational topic that will cover the next questions:
  • Model/family/type naming
  • Element marking
  • Custom parameters for model management
  • Element selection and filtering

Tunnel components distribution
In the tunnel model (as well as other infrastructural models), there are a lot of repetitive components, that are distributed along the alignment. Once the distribution of those elements is defined, we need an efficient way to place them at the correct positions and more importantly manage the distribution changes. The most common examples are:
  • Niches
  • Kerbs
  • Excavation steps and support types
Information management (attributes)
Information is the most important part of the building information model. Tunnel elements have a specific set of attributes. In the design process, it is essential that we have control over those attributes and are able to manage changes and query information from the model. We will focus on the following topics:
  • Specifics in tunnelling
  • Excavation quantities
  • Support types
Automation
It is especially typical in tunnel modelling that there is a lot of repetitive tasks that take a lot of time and can be automated. Of course some special tools are required to accomplish this. We will show some use cases and tools being developed as well as explore future opportunities.

BIM solutions in tunnelling will be demonstrated on two project examples: Karavanke road tunnel

A second tube for 8.0 km long, single tube, bidirectional motorway tunnel connecting two countries: Austria and Slovenia.

Pekel railway tunnel 1.5 km long double track railway tunnel is part of the Maribor – Šentilj second track project that aims to modernise and reconstruct the 16km long existing single track railway in accordance with European standards.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Information on BIM implementation in Slovenia
  2. Learn how to organize and manage tunnel models with repetitive components distribution
  3. Learn how to approach information management – assign and manage attributes

Session 2.5
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Session 2.5
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
 
 
 

Break
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Break
 
 
 

BILT Friday Fun Fair
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BILT Friday Fun Fair
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a night at the BILT EUR Fun Fair with lots of food, drinks, music, dancing, entertainment and activies. This an evening not to miss!
Dress: Smart Casual

Effective ‘LOD’ Implementation in Projects
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Marzia Bolpagni, Mace
Effective ‘LOD’ Implementation in Projects
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Marzia Bolpagni, Mace
Information Management Model Management
All Levels
Multi-Platform


Effective ‘LOD’ Implementation in Projects

Speaker:
Marzia Bolpagni, Mace

In BIM projects we are often asked to define the ‘LOD’ of objects within Building Information Models. In the Client’s Requirements as well as in the BIM Execution Plan, we need to fill long spreadsheets where objects are classified in different classification systems (e.g. Uniclass2015, OmniClass, CoClass, MasterFormat etc) and a ‘LOD’ is required at each stage.

But are we sure that the ‘LOD’ concept is clear to everybody? Is it always associated to objects? Are we managing it the best way? And most of all, how can we verify and validate it?

In this class we will answer all these questions and attendees will discover how ‘LOD’ is defined in the main international standards and how to effectively implement it in your projects. Despite what many people think, the ‘LOD’ is a complex concept that requires a deep knowledge in order to improve the entire workflow and avoid later claims.

In 2016 I publish an article entitled ‘the Many Faces of ‘LOD’’ showing the variety of meanings associated to the ‘LOD’ acronym. After the publication, a European task group has been established (CEN TC 442 WG2 TG1) and currently I am coordinating experts from 11 countries in order to find an innovative solution. In the same time, also BuildingSmart established a working group in order to solve the current confusion in the industry.

Thanks to this class attendees will understand the difference between concepts such as Level of Development, Level of Definition, Level of Detail, Level of Information, Level of Accuracy and Level of Coordination. It will be possible to gain a deep knowledge on the subject and they will understand the challenges and benefits of a clear and effective ‘LOD’ implementation.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Increase Awareness on the complexity of the ‘LOD’ topic
  2. Understand how to improve the use of ‘LOD’ in everyday projects
  3. Learn the difference between the main terms and concepts associated to ‘LOD’

Evolution of BIM Execution Plans (BEP)
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Sonny Andalis, AECOM SIngapore
Evolution of BIM Execution Plans (BEP)
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Sonny Andalis, AECOM SIngapore
Business Strategy and Leadership Information Management
Advanced
Multi-Platform


Evolution of BIM Execution Plans (BEP)

Speaker:
Sonny Andalis, AECOM SIngapore

BIM Execution Plans or BEP was introduced to facilitate the transition from CAD to BIM. A lot of confusion ensued thereafter as many equate a BEP as equivalent CAD standard for 3D modelling, following blindly and worse copying word for word for each project. Eventually, construction industry professionals realized that a BEP is a living document meant to be evolved as specialists came on board, contracts are awarded, regulations are updated, owner requirements change and both design and record models are submitted. In essence, a BEP should cover all the deliverables from Virtual Design (VD) to Virtual Construction (VC) using lean principles and performance indicators to measure effectiveness and productivity.

BIM requirements from different countries vary significantly and so we see a multitude of BEP produced to cater to varying degrees of project sizes and complexity. A BIM manager must be able to understand what an owner ultimately wants, what he/she can deliver in time, what the current technology and software are able to produce and their limitations and what will be value to downstream applications specially for contractors and facility operators.

This class will discuss how to interpret and write an Employer Information Requirements or EIR, discuss the BIM regulations around the world, performance and compliance monitoring, electronic data exchange and risk allocation of project team members. In addition it will also discuss collaboration setups, the concept of Common Data Environment or CDE to adhere to a single source of truth and differences between project information and asset information models (PIM vs AIM). The class will also discuss the use rule sets to conduct quality assurance and controls for both assisted and automated code checking. How to effectively write a model production delivery table or MPDT, choose and implement an object classification system (OCS), and understand what is COBie and how to deliver them in conjunction of a vetted record model.

The author will discuss the subtle differences of BEP for buildings and infrastructure projects and the influence of contracts type (DBB, D&B, PPP) for BEP. From common mistakes, over promises and misinterpretations of regulatory BIM requirements. The class will feature excerpts from various BEP spanning a wide range of projects from malls, public housing, airports, rail, condominiums, stadiums, underground caverns, power, sewerage and schools/universities from both the consultant and contractor perspectives.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. understand how to write and interpret an Employer Information Requirements or EIR
  2. how to write an effective BIM Execution Plan or BEP
  3. case studies of different project types and contracting arrangements from both consultant and contractor perspective.

Machine Learning, TensorFlow and Dynamo
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Mariam Osman, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates & Martin Coyne ,Kohn Pederson Fox Associates
Machine Learning, TensorFlow and Dynamo
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Mariam Osman, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates & Martin Coyne ,Kohn Pederson Fox Associates
Coding and Customisation
Advanced
Autodesk


Machine Learning, TensorFlow and Dynamo

Speaker:
Mariam Osman, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates
Co-Speaker:
Martin Coyne, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates

Machine Learning (ML) is one of the strongest and most powerful tools currently used to process data in many industries to detect patterns and offer unprecedented solutions. In our everyday work, we create data-rich models in Revit that can be utilized as sources to better understand the design process, but this data is largely untapped.

Dynamo has greatly extended the functionalities of Revit in many ways, but it can also be used as a bridge to connect Revit to ML algorithms using TensorFlow (an open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs) and Python.

This presentation will review different types of ML algorithms, why you may consider using TensorFlow, and how they can be used to provide model analysis and design alternatives. Using a real-life case study, we will cover in more detail the principles and usage of “reinforcement learning” to generate emergent design options for a 70 story mixed-use tower in Shadong, China and the transfer of data from the trained model to Dynamo via User Datagram Protcol (UDP).

Key workflow considerations we’ll cover:
• Data generation and extraction from Revit and Dynamo
• What is TensorFlow and why might you use it
• Data packing and reading in TensorFlow via Python in Dynamo
• Setting up ML algorithms and choosing the right type for different tasks
• Training your ML algorithm to obtain the required goal
• Usage of UDP communication to send and receive information from Dynamo
• Visualising the result of trained models in Dynamo/Revit
• Using reinforcement learning to generate an emergent design of a tower
• Testing and learning to extend ML functionality to various design exercises

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learning about different types of ML algorithms and how they can be used in different design and data management exercises
  2. Bridging between Revit/Dynamo and Machine Learning (TensorFlow) through data extraction, management and live steaming using UDP
  3. Generation of emergent designs using reinforcement learning in Dynamo and pushing it to Revit

Legal Implications of using BIM
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Marzia Bolpagni, Mace
Legal Implications of using BIM
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Marzia Bolpagni, Mace
Business Strategy and Leadership
Advanced
Non-Vendor Specific


Legal Implications of using BIM

Speaker:
Marzia Bolpagni, Mace

We often state that the collaborative and transparent nature of BIM decreases the number of claims leading to disputes and potential litigation. However, since the early beginning of BIM, several debates on its legal implications have been performed. For example, the absence of contracts and procurement methods to support BIM, risk allocation, standard of care and intellectual property issues have been discussed in the past years and they are still important topics in daily activities. The legal implications of BIM are considered a barrier against its implementation and for this reason they should be understood and managed in the correct way. The so called ?Legal BIM? plays a relevant role in the construction industry and it should be carefully addressed since the beginning of the project.

In this class you will learn the main legal aspects such as liability, model ownership, reliance on data, responsibility, intellectual property rights, copyright, standard of care, duty to warn and software liability, and how they are included in different protocols and contracts such as NEC4 ECC, PPC 2000, JCT 2011, CIC BIM Protocol and ConsensusDocs 301.

You cannot call yourself BIM Manager/BIM Expert/BIM Guru/BIM Lead without a deep understanding of these topics. After this class the legal aspects of BIM will not scary you anymore: awareness is a key!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Increase awareness on the importance of Legal BIM
  2. Understand the main aspects related to Legal BIM
  3. Learn how to include BIM legal aspects in project documentation

Workflows on Rails
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Adam Sheather, Bad Monkeys
Workflows on Rails
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Adam Sheather, Bad Monkeys
Infrastructure Coding and Customisation
All Levels
Autodesk


Workflows on Rails

Speaker:
Adam Sheather, Bad Monkeys

This project is a significant project being undertaken in South East Asia, and contains many road crossovers, 15 stations and stock yard as well as a large number of bridges, viaducts and tunnels. The contractor has main responsibilities to deliver an FM ready model for the government transport body as well as demonstrate the uses of BIM with the construction methods undertaken. The development of this project will showcase an investment by the Contractor in the ability to develop workflows that can be automated and scale from various resources to generate the deliverables for fast review for construction and auditing for the Independent Reviewer and the government body. This class will cover a quick review of the project and then dive into the various areas of how the team has worked together across the globe to help review the consultants, support and develop standards and provide automation workflows to deliver outcomes and deliverables using traditional datasets as a base to build from. We will look at dynamo, Revit, Forge, Infraworks, Civil3D and Navisworks ecosystem that was developed to meet the Transport Bodies EIR. In addition, we will look at the QS, Construction, and Simulations that the team has undertaken to deliver the construction scope of works and update validate the model. This project is ongoing and we will be looking at the works and milestones delivered to date.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Large Horizontal Projects
  2. Workflow Automation Planning
  3. Delivering and Auditing large datasets

Model Checking Tag Team: Revit vs Navisworks vs Solibri
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
owen slootweg, Bimforce
Model Checking Tag Team: Revit vs Navisworks vs Solibri
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
owen slootweg, Bimforce
Model Management Information Management
Intermediate
Multi-Platform


Model Checking Tag Team: Revit vs Navisworks vs Solibri

Speaker:
owen slootweg, Bimforce

A key aspect of any BIM process it is how to keep your BIM in shape. Most project teams rely on a specific software tool to keep the BIM in shape. However, is a single software always the right solution? Or should the Model Checking part of a BIM project be filled in based on the actual project scope and workflow? This lecture will discuss three of the major software solutions used to perform Model Checks: Revit Model Checker, Navisworks Manage and Solibri Model Checker. Each of these tools has it’s pro’s and cons which will be discussed. Each tool also has it’s unique features that will be demonstrated. But more importantly: this lecture will discuss ways of choosing the right tool for the job. Attendees will learn how to assess a project setup and set up a Model Checking strategy that ultimately will span multiple levels of Model Checking, based on the project phase, desired results and parties involved in the project.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the major differences between different model checking software
  2. Learn the unique features of each model checking software and how to leverage them
  3. Learn to assess a project, it’s scope and choose the right software accordingly

Implementation of BIM methodology to LIDL Logistic center project
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin Lah & Grega Lajkovic ,Elea iC
Implementation of BIM methodology to LIDL Logistic center project
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin Lah & Grega Lajkovic ,Elea iC
OpenBIM Information Management
All Levels
Multi-Platform


Implementation of BIM methodology to LIDL Logistic center project

Speaker:
Martin Lah, Elea iC
Co-Speaker:
Grega Lajkovc?, Elea iC

The complexity and scale of the project, plus the desire for innovation were key triggers that made our client, LIDL to come to the decision of implementing BIM methodology to the project where Elea iC is performing general design, construction supervision and BIM management and coordination services.
A new logistic center with office building has gross area of app. 60.000 m2. The project is currently in the beginning of construction stage, the design started in January, 2017 with conceptual design and further design stages.
The main goal is a systematic implementation of BIM methodology through planning, executing and controlling BIM related activities:
• Creation of comprehensive Employers Information Requirements for the construction stage
• Creation of comprehensive BIM execution plan,
• 3D modeling (Design and As-built models of architecture, structure, MEP, external arrangements and communal infrastructure)
• 4D and 5D modeling for BOQ and cost estimates during design, and project controlling during construction stage,
• Model-based quality control,
• Implementation of Common Data Environment (CDE) for improved collaboration
By performing stated BIM uses the following project goals are being achieved:
• Consistency and accuracy of design documentation (Models, Drawings, BOQs, Cost estimates, Time schedules, Progress reports, etc.)
• Improved communication between project stakeholders (Common Data Environment, Model-based revision, visualizations, Model-based communication)
• Improved cost estimation and control, optimization of construction technology (sequencing)
• Controlling of construction progress and field changes
open BIM vs. closed BIM
Internal collaboration – closed BIM:
Autodesk Revit Server and Graphisoft BIM Server are used internally by structural and architectural disciplines that are using Revit and Archicad as design authoring tools. Integrated communication and model sharing speeds up the internal coordination and design development, as many modelers can work on the same models simultaneously.
Interdisciplinary collaboration – open BIM:
IFC and BCF standards are used to share model between disciplines situated in 4 satellite offices using a variety of authoring, coordination, 4D and 5D tools. A Common Data Environment (Conject) is used to exchange and link files between disciplines.
Software used:
• Authoring software: Revit, Civil 3D, DDS-CAD, ArchiCAD, Urbano
• Coordination software: Solibri Model Checker
• 4D and 5D software: RIBiTWO
The session will summarize current BIM practices (benefits, challenges and ideas for improvement) that are being developed in Elea iC and iC group of companies. The main focus will be on practical examples from the mentioned project and will cover the following topics:
BIM implementation planning:
• Employers´ Information Requirements, BIM execution plan
• People, processes, technology
• LOD definitions in practice
Project information management (PIM):
• BIM vs. PIM
• Challenges of implementing CDE to the project
• Who should own a CDE?
BIM Coordination:
• Reference model concept
• Quality control
• Model based communication
Cost estimates and project controlling:
• Benefits and challenges of Implementation of 5D system to the project
• Standard Bill of quantities (BOQ)
• Standard BOQ properties

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain experience of implementing BIM to complex large scale project.
  2. Gain experience of open BIM, reference model concept in practice.
  3. Gain experience of implementing 5D system for creation of Bills of Quantities, cost estimates and project controlling.

Reverse engineering for tunnel refurbishment with AutoCAD Civil 3D, Dynamo, Revit & Unity.
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Maarten van den Berg, iNFRANEA
Reverse engineering for tunnel refurbishment with AutoCAD Civil 3D, Dynamo, Revit & Unity.
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Maarten van den Berg, iNFRANEA
Infrastructure Construction and Fabrication
Expert
Multi-Platform


Reverse engineering for tunnel refurbishment with AutoCAD Civil 3D, Dynamo, Revit & Unity.

Speaker:
Maarten van den Berg, iNFRANEA

Tunnels are important connections in the infrastructure network with high safety standards. Every tunnel is an integral working system of civil, mechanical, electrical and software subsystems. Rising safety levels, outdated safety systems and degraded materials result in a growing amount of tunnel refurbishment projects. Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) increase the accuracy in design and engineering data with a First-Time Right construction process as an objective.

This presentation compares the reverse engineering methods applied in tunnel refurbishment projects with different types of geometry. Point cloud data and as-built information compose the input for the VDC as-is model. We show the data extraction in civil 3D and the Dynamo scripts for tunnel element reconstruction in Revit. Also, the position of the new equipment is managed with point cloud data and design patterns in Dynamo. The as-is and equipment models are used for survey and simulation in a ?Digital Tunnel Twin?.

The features we will focus on will be:
  • Point cloud data management and extraction in Recap and AutoCAD Civil 3D;
  • Tunnel structure decomposition with the assembly composer in Civil 3D, adaptive families in Revit and adaptive points in Dynamo;
  • Data and model validation and accuracy checks in Revit and Navisworks;
  • Generating design paths and patterns for mechanical and electrical components;
  • Managing the Level of Development (LOD), Level of Information (LOI) and the
  • Level of Representation (LOR) in mechanical and electrical components for survey, virtual reality and asset management purposes.
  • A Configuration Management approach for survey data, scripts, models and simulation applications in a Common Data Environment (CDE);
  • Extracting data from GIS systems for an Infraworks tunnel environment model;
  • Camera (CCTV) simulation and validation in a Digital Tunnel Twin with Unity;
This presentation provides an overview of modelling workflows for generating different types of tunnel geometry and the preferred applications. The case study analysis recommends prior conditions for point clouds, data structures, data authentication, scripts and the tunnel design sequences.



Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Generating design patterns for complex geometry with civil 3D assembly composer, Dynamo adaptive points & Revit adaptive components
  2. Model management approaches for datasets, scripts, components and projects in a common data environment (CDE)
  3. Model input and output management for survey and virtual reality data in Unity & 3DS max.

An Architect's Bookshelf - Using Dynamo to Optimize a Library
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Thomas Corrie, Hopkins Architects Partnership LLP
An Architect's Bookshelf - Using Dynamo to Optimize a Library
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Thomas Corrie, Hopkins Architects Partnership LLP
Coding and Customisation
All Levels
Autodesk


An Architect's Bookshelf - Using Dynamo to Optimize a Library

Speaker:
Thomas Corrie, Hopkins Architects Partnership LLP

The problem of deciding on how to pack too many books into my small bookshelves has been a fruitful testing ground over the last year for me to develop my knowledge of Dynamo and its extensions. I can experiment with issues and techniques that have wider application in my day job as the Head of BIM at Hopkins Architects in London.

The first issue is a common problem in architecture?gathering reliable information. My process starts with gathering data about the books I own. I don't want to manually enter data for 1000 books so I have scanned the barcodes of my books using LibraryThing, an online catalogue with user-sourced data. That data comes with problems such as inconsistent units and orientation so the first part of the Dynamo definition is to check and validate the information I will rely on later to build a virtual model of the books.

Then I need to decide on how to order the books and make the best use of the space available. There are many possibilities in sorting: alphabetically by title or name; size, colour, category, popularity, frequency of use, age and so on. I have too little shelf-space to just start at one end and work my way to the end. Every shelf needs to work hard with books laid horizontally on top of shorter runs or two layers to take up the full depth. The possibilities are endless.

I have used a combination of many techniques to build my Dynamo definition and I will show how I have searched for the best techniques to solve the problems I encountered. These include: linking to APIs, finding solutions in custom packages created by other users; creating my own custom nodes; writing Python scripts; finding and adapting algorithms and code from Github and incorporating them into C# Zero Touch nodes; experimenting with computer vision to gather information about my library from photographs.

The aim was to create a flexible and adaptive model for organizing my books which is responsive to future changes: additions or subtractions from my library; changing priorities and interests; changes to my shelving. All without having to move a book before deciding on a scheme.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the possibilities of extending Dynamo by using Python and C#
  2. Learn how to search for and adapt coding projects outside of AEC applications to augment your Dynamo definitions
  3. Learn how to experiment and test problems at a small scale before applying to real-world situations

Manage a Project in 7 Months with Phasing ... Design Options ... and Other Tools
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Elaine Lee, Perkins Eastman
Manage a Project in 7 Months with Phasing ... Design Options ... and Other Tools
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Elaine Lee, Perkins Eastman
Architecture Model Management
Intermediate
Autodesk


Manage a Project in 7 Months with Phasing ... Design Options ... and Other Tools

Speaker:
Elaine Lee, Perkins Eastman

Sometimes a lower profile project with a very short time line suggests following existing work flows to complete the work quickly and securely. Instead of viewing the project as lower profile and keeping with a safe approach, maybe adopting the perspective that this project could be a sandbox to revisit using out-of-the-box Revit features, such as design options and phasing, along with new tools, for resolving common project pain points around limited time and limited resources.

Follow the story of a project architect who willingly agreed to manage a challenging project that had a very short schedule from start to finish: 3 weeks for existing conditions assessment, 3 weeks for conceptual design and contract documents, and 12 weeks for construction. The project, phase one of a series of classroom renovations for a university, required design documentation of 52 different sized classrooms and lecture halls, scattered between 4 separate campus buildings. By pivoting to a different perspective of opportunity to try new methods around how to go fast, we tweaked, added, and tried:
* Turning specific Revit out-of-the-box features into project standards for documentation (phasing, design options, dependent views)
* Learned to use Dynamo for repetitive work and project information QA
* Tailored Revit model organization to accommodate multiple offices for production, while IT was in the process of changing and upgrading their server connectivity and protocols

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how to incorporate phasing and design options into design documentation at start of the project
  2. Identify and manage risks when developing Revit strategies in response to project specific constraints
  3. How to create a ""sandbox"" to carefully incorporate new tools, such as Dynamo, to support working fast from a project management perspective

VDC / BIM Cost Estimating 5d in Practice
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin Taurer, LivingRoomCraftz
VDC / BIM Cost Estimating 5d in Practice
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Martin Taurer, LivingRoomCraftz
Estimation Information Management
 
 


VDC / BIM Cost Estimating 5d in Practice

Speaker:
Martin Taurer, BIM6D

With the introduction of BIM, many firms realize they must embrace new technologies to remain competitive in the fast and ever-changing evolution of project management. Realising the potential, many professionals in the field are now scrambling to seize the market through training and implementation of VDC/BIM softwares, technologies and tools that are now readily available for Building Information Modelling 5D.

However today, many professionals in the industry has been generally slow to embrace and evolve to maximise the full potential of quality, time and cost savings that these technologies can provide as the softwares and technologies have not been implemented correctly.

My lectures will surface the issues and constraints commonly faced by firms and provide successful solutions through good practices, procedures and strategies that firms can adopt through my 10 years of research. My research and methodologies are based on hands on projects in USA, Europe and Southeast Asia.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about the practical use of databases in a BIM-enabled process to determine costs
  2. Learning and recognizing the benefits for building owners when calculating cost for all model
  3. Learn about how important collaboration is for determining costs VDC/ICE
"

4D BIM in the Field: implementing Quantity-based Planning and Controls
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Anna Assama, Bentley & Greg Demchak, Synchro
4D BIM in the Field: implementing Quantity-based Planning and Controls
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Anna Assama, Bentley & Greg Demchak, Synchro
Construction and Fabrication
Intermediate
Multi-Platform


Lessons from the (Air)Field: Pilot project on mobile 4D-LEAN-monitoring

Speaker:
Anna Assama, Bentley & Greg Demchak, Synchro

This session is about challenges and opportunities of 4D monitoring, newly discovered or suspected and confirmed at the medium-sized Pilot Project Airfield Office near Stuttgart, Germany.

As well as most construction projects in Germany, this projects hadn’t started as a “BIM project” and only a structural model from the designers in the execution phase was progressively delivered, while construction works advanced. With the proper workflow, supported by Revit’s parts elements, this was good enough for shell work time planning (and latter monitoring). For façade and finish works we created a “dumb” model for visualization of the construction strategy. The time plan was created in a few LEAN Construction workshops with project team. After creation of the time schedule and subdivision of the model according to it, 3D-resources were assigned. This allowed not only a visual, simple explanation of who works where when, but also a quick and simple check of material logistics. Nothing new up to here.
While this looping construction time-scheduling process took place, the Pilot Project Airfield Office had to turn into a Synchro Workgroup Project on a cloud. We tested different possibilities of statusing progress for shell works, experiencing more failures than successes, eventually justified by the lack of added value and therefore discipline from the construction site managers. But we advanced in the learning process and had a smoother setup and a better acceptance for LEAN monitoring. This might be due to a higher need for coordination, as well as monitoring, in this construction phase.

Wearing the work prep’s goggles, we will go through the whole 4D & LEAN planning & monitoring process at the Airfield Office project."

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how 4D-projects are currently planned and supported during construction at a German construction company
  2. Learn how 4D-monitoring for LEAN Construction was setup and which lessons we learned in the process
  3. Learn which challenges time planning has to confront to make 4D-monitoring possible

BIM for hospitals: Dynamo & Revit for MEP Hospital design
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Riccardo Pagani, BIMOn
BIM for hospitals: Dynamo & Revit for MEP Hospital design
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Riccardo Pagani, BIMOn
MEP Construction and Fabrication
Intermediate
Autodesk


Etlik Health Campus: Dynamo & Revit for MEP Hospital design case study

Speaker:
Riccardo Pagani, BIMOn

The class will present the Ankara Etlik Healt Campus, a project for the largest integrated campus in the world. The Project’s objective is to offer Turkey and its neighbours a non-stop, world-class quality healthcare service employing state-of-the-art technologies. Consisting of several hospitals with a total enclosed area of 1,071,000 square meters and bed capacity of 3,566, it includes a health complex, a medical hotel, two heliports, a university, a tri-generation power plant and a commercial zone. We’ll talk about multidisciplinary BIM model for architecture, structures and MEP systems. We’ll explore how to manage a large amount of informations, veriyfing and ensuring the exact correspondence between calculations and project. We’ll focus on MEP systems, particularly on ventilation, air conditioning and distribution of medical gases. We’ll understand how to manage more than 250 models for about 2 millions elements, how to assign different clash priorities and how to automatically extract all the information for the quantity take off. We’ll talk about the potential of Dynamo and how it autometes processes, reducing working time and improving quality in projects.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discover the BIM design workflow from calculation to sizing and coordination
  2. Learn how to use software Dynamo to assign clash priorities related to different spaces
  3. Discover best practices for Navisworks Clash Detection workflow

Datadriven Facility Management - Value-based ICT and BIM for Clients and Building Owners
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Nis Boile Christensen, BIM Equity A/S
Datadriven Facility Management - Value-based ICT and BIM for Clients and Building Owners
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Nis Boile Christensen, BIM Equity A/S
OpenBIM Facility Management
All Levels
Multi-Platform


Datadriven Facility Management - Value-based ICT and BIM for Clients and Building Owners

Speaker:
Nis Boile Christensen, BIM Equity A/S

The added value of using BIM and ICT for Facility Management (FM) is big. BIM models are the foundation for using BIM and ICT for Operation and Maintenance and Space Management. Thus, the BIM models must have a level of detail so that reflect the amount of information the operations department needs, to perform efficient Operation and Maintenance and Space Management.
To achieve this, software is needed to handle the data provided by the BIM model(s). The software must be a BIM platform and a FM system that can handle BIM models and their geometric and area information as well as alphanumeric data, such as classification codes etc. This might sound like common sense, but many building owners or clients do not have up to date BIM data reflecting their real estate portfolio.

For this presentation, I will illustrate my arguments for using BIM as a value adding tool and method for Operation and Maintenance and Space Management with a combination of case studies, experiences with BIM based FM, specific 3d models and various methods for securing correct data collection. We will be reflecting on state of the art workflows coupled with 3 Danish cases showcasing how to initiate these initiatives and how to implement them throughout the organization, efficiently. To this will be added the problems were faced during the implementation phases and how these has been overcome, and which persists to this date.

ACCESS TO DATA IS KEY
One important aspect of venturing out for 3D and BIM based FM is securing that the produced data is accessible and structured – not only today but also tomorrow and for future generations of facility managers and building operators. “Information is stored in an old or obsolete format or computer system that is, therefore, difficult to access or process"", is a common statement and indicates the importance of storing data in accessible and easily maintained formats and software. Not only do software platforms change and become obsolete, the new generations of FM managers are born and raised in the age of digitalization. This means that within a short period of time, the skills that have previously been present on the labor market will disappear and be replaced by competencies based on technological developments and new technologies on the market. “Competences pass away, data persists"" and we need to remedy this by upgrading and future-proofing our building data.”

I share his experiences and knowledge regarding data driven BIM based Facility Management. Main topics for the presentation will be based upon case studies and experiences:
• CASESTUDIES: CBS (Copenhagen Business School), Campus Vejle and Aarhus University.
o Smart operation with dynamic data and the practical contribution of BIM data
o Overview of actual square meters and optimization of office area workplaces
o Dynamic data and accurate amounts, tenders and service contracts
o Point Cloud and implementation of drone technology

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to start with BIM based Facilities Management what to do and what not to do
  2. Expand the argumentation for implementing BIM based Facilities Management and become introduced to the return of investments
  3. Understand the need for starting small, then going big if you want to achieve success in your organisation and receive the backup needed from your co-workers

Dynamic Energy Optimization with Autodesk Revit and Insight
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Daniel Stine, LHB
Dynamic Energy Optimization with Autodesk Revit and Insight
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Daniel Stine, LHB
Simulation and Analysis Architecture
Advanced
Autodesk


Dynamic Energy Optimization with Autodesk Revit and Insight

Speaker:
Daniel Stine, LHB

This presenter has earned a top ten speaker slot (NA conference) on this important topic. This presentation will be modified nicely for the European market. Energy modeling needs to be done more often, and this is the most democratized tool architects have (if you have Revit, this workflow does not cost a penny more).

A version of this presentation was presented late last year (2017) at the Minnesota AIA Convention in Minneapolis and also earlier this year (2018) at Midwest University.

Feedback from the AIA-MN Convention:
• I really enjoyed your AIA presentation on Thursday!
• Thanks again for an excellent program on using Revit and Insight 360.
• Thanks for the informative session at the AIA convention, particularly the clear distinctions between Sefaira and Insight and how easy is it to do early modeling in Insight.

FYI: AIA is the American Institute of Architects, the most prestigious association for architects in the USA.

With most design teams utilizing Autodesk® Revit® today, there is an often-underutilized opportunity to run energy simulations in conjunction with Autodesk Insight 360 at multiple phases of a project. This presentation aims to highlight the simplicity and power of this workflow and how it can be worked into a firm’s standard practice; from conceptual massing, where analytical thermal zoning and dynamic Window to Wall Ratios (WWR) are applied, to detailed models with Revit material’s defining thermal properties. Come learn how the notion of dynamic inputs represents a paradigm shift from traditional static inputs – where sliders are used to adjust, in real-time, the EUI or Cost Range. Finally, we will show how the cloud-based analysis can be shared with other designers and with AIA 2030 DDx.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how the Autodesk tools fit into the design process as a whole
  2. Learn about accuracy and industry validation
  3. Know the difference between Insight?s dynamic inputs and traditional static inputs

How to Automate your Systems with Forge
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Adam Sheather, Bad Monkeys
How to Automate your Systems with Forge
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Adam Sheather, Bad Monkeys
Next Generation Simulation and Analysis
All Levels
Autodesk


How to Automate your Systems with Forge

Speaker:
Adam Sheather, Bad Monkeys

Autodesk Forge platform functionality continues to grow rapidly, there are a number of new features that have been added this year. This class will cover a number of the new features that are now available to developers. Starting with the new design automation toolsets and the forge viewer updates. We will then start to go through a number of case studies Bad Monkeys have done that implement various features of the forge ecosystem to support clients projects. We will end the talk with a number of strategies to look at how Design Automation may work for projects and business and allow some question time to cover any major questions people might have surrounding the use of the forge platform.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn what Forge latest features can do
  2. Examples of Automation tools on projects
  3. Approach you can take to utilise forge tools.

Cloudstation or Workstation?
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Dan Chasteen & David Sewell ,Perkins+Will
Cloudstation or Workstation?
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Dan Chasteen & David Sewell ,Perkins+Will
Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels
Non-Vendor Specific


Cloudstation or Workstation?

Speaker:
Dan Chasteen, Perkins+Will
Co-Speaker:
David Sewell, Perkins+Will

Can remote access to cloud computing truly replace high performance workstations? Are the business advantages and cost differences viable for firms of all sizes? Every workday thousands of Perkins+will designers log into private cloud workstations rivalling many high performance workstations without the aid of Citrix or VMWare. Whether in the office, at home, visiting the client or travelling abroad our designers connect to their teams, projects and tools with equal ease. Since 2010 we have been designing, rendering, analysing and documenting projects on private cloud workstations. Today we also live render and visualize with these cloudstation using products such as Enscape. This class will present the business advantages and cost differences of putting cloud workstations into production while openly sharing the technical details necessary to replicate a cloudstation identical to Perkins+Will's. We will also present what has been learned over the past 9 years about the impact cloudstations have on the Social aspects of BIM for dispersed project teams working across offices and even continents. Learn why Perkins+Will designers prefer their cloudstations over Revit Server or C4R. A demonstration will provide real-world example as we remote into one or more cloudstations at Perkins+Will. If you would like to explore the possibility of building one cloudstations at your firm, please join us as we openly share everything needed to duplicate this non-proprietary solution.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Qualify the advantages of switching to a workstation cloud strategy
  2. Employ supplementary hard and soft solutions to satisfy high performance graphics
  3. Understand the risks and benefits in buying cloud computing technology and services

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
 
 
 


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BIM CDE and COBie for QC, Handover and Facility Management – Case Studies
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Igor Starkov, EcoDomus
BIM CDE and COBie for QC, Handover and Facility Management – Case Studies
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Igor Starkov, EcoDomus
Information Management Facility Management
All Levels
Multi-Platform


BIM CDE and COBie for QC, Handover and Facility Management – Case Studies

Speaker:
Igor Starkov, EcoDomus

The ability to receive intelligent information for facility-related decision making strongly depends on the way that facility datasets are structured. The more information stored in documents (PDFs, paper, blueprints) the more difficult it is to extract high quality data. Fortunately, the new industry standards for structured data exchanges are being enforced (such as COBie and similar) which gives ways for software providers to create solutions around structured data. EcoDomus was the first COBie-certified middleware (in 2009) and since then it was at the forefront of developing structured data workflows for the leading facility owners. The presentation will outline key challenges related to COBie data management, and offer a few solutions.

Common Data Environment (CDE) as a concept is getting serious industry attention. The challenge is most of the practitioners think it is a single application, while to assemble and maintain data requires different applications focusing on disparate workflows. For example, project management tools provide submittals and product datasheets, while geometry authoring tools provide asset types and components register: both need to be integrated, and augmented with field information collected on Tablet PCs, and object relationship needs to be established using other tools, and it needs to be connected to building controls for proper commissioning, etc.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how the leading facility owners structure their requirements for data handover
  2. Learn how data should be managed throughout design and construction to avoid quality problems
  3. Learn how BIM can be maintained by owners throughout the building life cycle

Case Study: developing a new FM strategy for 610.000m2 real estate
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Martijn de Riet, Bimforce
Case Study: developing a new FM strategy for 610.000m2 real estate
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Martijn de Riet, Bimforce
Facility Management Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels
Non-Vendor Specific


Case Study: developing a new FM strategy for 610.000m2 real estate

Speaker:
Martijn de Riet, Bimforce

"In april 2016 the first full BIM project for the Technical University of Delft, a 30.000m2 laboratory was handed over from the contracting team to the TU Delft. In response to this, the TU Delft started a research project to develop a digital workflow that allowed the Facility Management department to re-use the BIM data in their maintenance workflows.

This research project should lead to an FM strategy that had several key objectives: Software independent. The building data present in Building Information Models should be reusable in a software independent way. In other words: the TU Delft should be able to use any FM software they desired without having to worry that the building data could not be reused.
Based on Open Standards. To ensure availability of the building data over a long period of time, the data should be structured in non-proprietary data format. Maintained on premise. The building data should be maintained on premise to avoid potential security issues with classified information.
Not file based. Because of the required long-term access to the building data, combined with the desire to have building data from various buildings available simultaniously, this data could not be stored in separate files but needed to be integrated into a single source of truth.
Support for maintenance procedures, refurbishments and other changes to building models. The solution should be able to incorporate model update procedures and therefor have possibilities for extensive change management.
Support for the entire University campus. The campus, existing of 610.000m2 of real estate divided over 62 buildings, and 162.000.000m2 of terrain should, in time, be fully maintained throughout a single interface.

The project started with extensive research into data management possibilities in the internet industry. Because of the experience this industry has with large amounts of relatively loosely structured data, the solutions developed in this industry proved to be extremely viable for this usecase. As a result the solution puts some of the big data processes to use developed for the internet industry.

In 2018, the Information Management solution, now called GRiDS, for the TU Delft has been taken into production. The laboratory was the first building where all building models (18 in total) were succesfully integrated into the GRiDS platform and through that platform connected to four different maintenance software packages used by the TU Delft.

This lecture provides insight in the development process of this platform: how were the key objectives realised? What consessions were made during the development of this software? The lecture describes the underlying technology and the difficulties that were faced, and solved, during the project and how this lead to this lead to the solution currently used by the TU Delft. Further more, this lecture will demonstrate the endproduct and it’s capabilities, and will provide a glance into future developments."

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to identify key performance indicators for a succesful FM BIM strategy
  2. Learn to understand the potential usecases of internet technologies in managing your Building Information
  3. Learn to succesfully review and implement potential solutions for long-term FM BIM processes

Lab: DesignScript: A robust dive into the language underlying Dynamo
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Sol Amour, designtech
Lab: DesignScript: A robust dive into the language underlying Dynamo
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Sol Amour, designtech
Coding and Customisation
Advanced
Autodesk


DesignScript: A robust dive into the language underlying Dynamo

Speaker:
Sol Amour, designtech

This lab will explore and cover DesignScript, the language that underlies Dynamo.

Starting with the bare basics, it will ease into this textual language from the approach of a complete beginner, exploring not only the core building blocks but integral features and concepts that are imperative for a user to understand when shifting from a node based workflow to a code based one.

We will cover data types: What they are, how to query them, how to cast them to another typology and why touch upon errors, as well as exploring legibility and commenting techniques.
After covering the core basics, we will explore the IDE features integral to DesignScript, namely intellisense and dot notation, before touching upon the graphical user interface features that make the language more approachable and readable – namely colour.

We will cover DesignScript syntax, exploring notions of Creators, Actions and Queries as well as sub-componentry such as Constructors, take a dive into the world of Dictionaries, explaining what they are and how to use them before going through some list generation techniques.

An exploration into core language features such as conditional statements and operators will allow us to leverage masks and filtration techniques, as well as looking at data generation in the form of number ranges and sequences, before exploring the limitations of Node2Code and when and how to use such a feature before exploring more advanced features integral to high-level DesignScript use with regards to data management such as nesting, replication and [email protected]

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explore DesignScript fundamentals such as data types, casting, legibility, variables and then touch upon intellisense and dot notation.
  2. Learn DesignScript syntax: Creators, actions, queries, constructors, dictionaries and lists and explore advanced features such as [email protected], Replication, Nesting, Filtration and Sorting.
  3. Understand conditional statements, operators, number ranges and sequences and the interaction between Nodes and DesignScript.

Lab: Become a Dynamo BIM Zero Touch Node (C#) developer in 75 minutes!
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Thomas Mahon, Bimorph
Lab: Become a Dynamo BIM Zero Touch Node (C#) developer in 75 minutes!
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Thomas Mahon, Bimorph
Coding and Customisation
All Levels
Autodesk


Become a Dynamo BIM Zero Touch Node (C#) developer in 75 minutes!

Speaker:
Thomas Mahon, Bimorph

Have you ever thought about coding but never tried because you think you cant do it? Are you an experienced Dynamo user but find yourself at the limits of visual programming? Or maybe you're an IronPython wiz who feels strong-typed languages are out-of-reach.

If the above resonates then you should attend this lab, because in 75 minutes these barriers will be broken. You will learn how to develop Zero Touch nodes for Dynamo in C# and set yourself up on a path to develop relevant and highly-prized skills for 21 Century construction professionals. Hosted by Thomas Mahon, a computational design/BIM expert and creator of BimorphNodes, one of Dynamo's most popular packages - you will learn from one of the most experienced developers in the Dynamo community. By the end of the lab, delegates will be able to apply this knowledge to their existing workflows, and enter the top tier of developers capable of controlling Dynamo for Revit without limitation!

Why learn Zero Touch? There are numerous reasons to create Zero Touch nodes in C#:
1. Fully integrated in an IDE (Visual Studio), providing Intellisense and debugging which make coding easier than any other option
2. Speed - Zero Touch nodes execute rapidly making them ideal for complex problems on large projects
3. Full access to the Revit API, Dynamo API and ability to communicate with external applications
4. Code is more secure and easier to protect if IP is a concern

The workshop is delivered through 3 practical exercises:
1. Zero Touch basics and Visual Studio environment configuration
2. Creating namespaces, classes, methods and properties to understand how Dynamo consumes Zero Touch libraries
3. Compiling Zero Touch projects and Custom Package creation

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to write custom Dynamo nodes using C# and Zero Touch import in Visual Studio
  2. Learn how to compile Visual Studio projects and configure dll's for consumption by Dynamo
  3. Learn how to navigate the Revit API and utilise classes, methods and properties in your nodes

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm


Re Invent Revit, Inventor for Revit Users

Speaker:
Behzad Meskini, DP Architect

Many of Revit users and firms need to make high detail models because they are designing sort of products in interior or exterior area of projects, if you are Revit User, you can learn Inventor very fast and simple. At this session we will discuss about modelling workflow in Inventor and in all case we will make compare between Revit and Inventor workflow. What is the difference and likeness between ipt/iam and rvt/rfa, maybe they are sort of Family and Project? What is the idw file, Sheet subset and Annotation Ribbon in Revit !? How we can find feature like Solid Forms and Void Forms in Inventor, and what is the difference and likeness between feature in Inventor and Revit . How we can make family and project in Inventor and how we can manage our projects in Inventor, with similar workflow or mindset that is coming from Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand about file workflow and management and what is the relation between Inventor and Revit for this case
  2. How they should start Family in Inventor and what is the tools for this according to the Family Environment in Revit
  3. How they can make Project in Inventor and bring family into that, according to the Project Environment in Revit

Lab: Photographs (not Photogrammetry) to BIM: A Quick and Practical Alternative for Scan to BIM
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Virat Manchanda, Imagine BIM
Lab: Photographs (not Photogrammetry) to BIM: A Quick and Practical Alternative for Scan to BIM
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Virat Manchanda, Imagine BIM
Visualisation Architecture
All Levels
Autodesk


Photographs (not Photogrammetry) to BIM: A Quick and Practical Alternative for Scan to BIM

Speaker:
Virat Manchanda, Imagine BIM

Here is a scenario:
You need as built to BIM. The construction documents are old and useless for creating as-built drawings because of the changes made over time. Scan to BIM is too expensive!!!

What do you do?
1. Are you ok with precision of 5mm to 1 cm? Yes? OK…
2. Do you have a smart phone with a camera? Great!!!
3. Step out, take a few pictures and come to this lab. We will create a BIM model right from the photographs with precision you wouldn’t believe!!!

In this lab, we will demonstrate a workflow where, by using:
• Simple photographs from your smartphone
• A measuring tape
• Sketchup
• Revit
We will create a BIM Model with unexpectedly high accuracy.

• We will request you, the participants, to take pictures of areas that you would like to recreate in BIM before coming to the class. or
• We will ask you to select an area of the lab that you would like to recreate in BIM.
• You will then take pictures of the room as part of the lab.
• We will then, together, recreate the selected portion in Revit right in front of your eyes.

This workflow ofcourse has limitations, but more importantly, it has some unique possibilities of speed and cost savings if the precision requirement can be relaxed just a little.

Some of the real world scenarios where this workflow can be used are:
1. Recreating heritage buildings from their historical Micro-photos

2. Get a quick and significantly accurate BIM model within a matter of few hours instead of waiting for a scanning company to do its thing.

At the end of this lab, we will have a brainstorming session where the experienced participants will share their perspectives and together discuss new possible ways in which this workflow can be used in the real world and the benefits it can bring.

As always, we hope that you leave this lab with practical value that you can then translate into your professions and into real world projects.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn a new and unexpected workflow of using everyday photographs to a significantly accurate BIM Model
  2. Learn different uses that this method can be used for in the real world
  3. Brainstorm with your fellow participants and use their perspectives and experience to discover new real world applications for this process

Lab: Structural Data Mining using Revit-Dynamo-PowerBI Work-flow
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Allan Cantos, Ramboll UK LTD.
Lab: Structural Data Mining using Revit-Dynamo-PowerBI Work-flow
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Allan Cantos, Ramboll UK LTD.
Visualisation Structure
All Levels
Multi-Platform


Structural Data Mining using Revit-Dynamo-PowerBI Work-flow

Speaker:
Allan Cantos, Ramboll UK LTD.

I’ll be demonstrating a workflow of extracting the tonnage summary information from the Revit structural model using Dynamo and publish the result automatically into an Excel file. We will then convert your excel spreadsheet to something cool, using Power BI, that will make your clients paying attention to what you are presenting; making these values appear interactively. This workflow saves you a lot of time getting the total tonnage of your structural building at every stages of design. You only have to create the Dynamo graph once and this can be reuse from one project to another with just very minor modification.

The course will focus on the following:
• Setting up schedules in Revit for each structural element in the Structural Revit model.
• Create a simple Dynamo graph that even a beginner can understand.
• Setting up the Excel spreadsheet where the data mined from Revit will be written.
• Create a projects dashboard using Power BI with data mined from Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. • Understand the process of preparing your Revit schedules before exporting these data using Dynamo.
  2. • Learn how to create a simple Dynamo graph to export information from Revit.
  3. • To have a basic understanding in creating your first Power BI project to visualize the data mined from the Revit Structural model.

Lab: kickstart Revit_Python!!
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Frederic Beaupere, Herzog & de Meuron
Lab: kickstart Revit_Python!!
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Frederic Beaupere, Herzog & de Meuron
Coding and Customisation
Advanced
Autodesk


kickstart Revit_Python!!

Speaker:
Frederic Beaupere, Herzog & de Meuron

"Being able to interact with programs you work with, not only via the graphical user interface and built-in tools but also programmatically, is sometimes regarded as magic or superpower. With this lab I want to spread this ""magic"" and have you acquire some ""superpowers"" as well.

Regarding the programming language choice of this lab: While one may argue using C# for scripting in Revit would make most sense, since most examples out there on RevitAPI are C#, we will instead choose Python, as it is one of the easiest to learn, most thought, and wide spread languages. Due to its clean syntax, it is not only fast to learn and prototype, but also very readable, which is great for sharing and modifying later on.

So get started with Python scripting in Revit today!
Expand your capabilities from being just a consumer of Revit and Plugins, to become a creator of your own functionality Add-ons.
While many would agree that scripting can drastically enhance your interactions with models, sadly only few dive into it.
With this lab we explore how simple it actually can be, to get started to write your own functionality with Python in Revit.
We will learn which tools can support us in this process, going from model exploration and snippet testing in RevitPythonShell, to making these tools conveniently available (for you and/or your team) in pyRevit as a regular Revit ribbon bar button.
We start with a short interactive intro into Python and then dive right into coding very simple yet very useful scripts, inspired by real world use cases we have @HdM.

Disclaimer: This is by no means a complete introduction into programming or Python! It tries to lit a spark of fascination and to teach enough to whet the appetite. As a follow-up further learning is highly recommended. We will only discuss the simple concepts of programming that we need for our examples, as they already enable a vast amount of possibilities."

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify iterative processes that can be automated.
  2. Write your own Python scripts and intregrate them with pyRevit into Revit.
  3. Key tools to consult to create Revit Python scripts.

Lab: kickstart Revit_Python!!
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Frederic Beaupere, Herzog & de Meuron
Lab: kickstart Revit_Python!!
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Frederic Beaupere, Herzog & de Meuron
Coding and Customisation
Advanced
Autodesk


kickstart Revit_Python!!

Speaker:
Frederic Beaupere, Herzog & de Meuron

Being able to interact with programs you work with, not only via the graphical user interface and built-in tools but also programmatically, is sometimes regarded as magic or superpower. With this lab I want to spread this "magic" and have you acquire some "superpowers" as well. Regarding the programming language choice of this lab: While one may argue using C# for scripting in Revit would make most sense, since most examples out there on RevitAPI are C#, we will instead choose Python, as it is one of the easiest to learn, most thought, and wide spread languages. Due to its clean syntax, it is not only fast to learn and prototype, but also very readable, which is great for sharing and modifying later on. So get started with Python scripting in Revit today! Expand your capabilities from being just a consumer of Revit and Plugins, to become a creator of your own functionality Add-ons. While many would agree that scripting can drastically enhance your interactions with models, sadly only few dive into it. With this lab we explore how simple it actually can be, to get started to write your own functionality with Python in Revit. We will learn which tools can support us in this process, going from model exploration and snippet testing in RevitPythonShell, to making these tools conveniently available (for you and/or your team) in pyRevit as a regular Revit ribbon bar button. We start with a short interactive intro into Python and then dive right into coding very simple yet very useful scripts, inspired by real world use cases we have @HdM. Disclaimer: This is by no means a complete introduction into programming or Python! It tries to lit a spark of fascination and to teach enough to whet the appetite. As a follow-up further learning is highly recommended. We will only discuss the simple concepts of programming that we need for our examples, as they already enable a vast amount of possibilities.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify iterative processes that can be automated.
  2. Write your own Python scripts and intregrate them with pyRevit into Revit.
  3. Key tools to consult to create Revit Python scripts.

Lab: Design, Connect, Calculate PIDs and 3d Models – by using only Revit
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Simon Fiele, COWI & JensKristian Birkmose ,COWI
Lab: Design, Connect, Calculate PIDs and 3d Models – by using only Revit
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Simon Fiele, COWI & JensKristian Birkmose ,COWI
MEP
Advanced
Autodesk


Design, Connect, Calculate PIDs and 3d Models ? by using only Revit

Speaker:
Simon Fiele, COWI
Co-Speaker:
Jens Kristian Birkmose, COWI

We believe that with our session you will see a completely new method on how to do PID design in Revit. We will show how to raise the bar of a PID design project, from 2D drawing to an intelligent PI diagram model. We have seen many tried to do PI design in Revit and none of the results has been very good. This is because people take old work methods from CAD, and try to use them in Revit. We try to turn it upside down and develop a new work method in with Revit to accomplish a better workflow and use of Revit.

We want our 2D lines to be connected with our 3D routings and 2D symbols to be connected to our 3D components. 2D lines have to show flow of water, air, pressure loss etc., and symbols have to show information about components such as air terminals, radiators etc. If something has changed in the PID or 3D model, then we needed to be able to update the models easily.

We will show you how the process is from starting drawing the PI diagram to connecting it with a 3D model and how to update the 3D model or PID if one of them has changed.

To be able to do such a process we had many challenges, because Revit is a powerful 3D modelling tool, but as a 2D drawing tool - Revit is not the best. Nevertheless, we decided to do it in Revit, because we want to make our PID's more intelligent and keep our software platform to a minimum. We are going to tell you, which challenges we had, and how we solved them.

To accomplish this, we will go deep into how we had to change our families and templates so they support a 2D intelligent PID design flow. We will show the requirements for the families, but also the data sync tool we developed to support the workflow in Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to create intelligent families and templates for PID design
  2. How the COWI DataSync tool works
  3. How to link information across models in Revit

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Welcome Tea & Coffee
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Welcome Tea & Coffee
8:00 am - 9:00 am
 
 
 

Session 3.1
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Session 3.1
9:00 am - 10:15 am
 
 
 

Innovation through 3D Bim in prefabricated Rebar solutions
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Tony Woods, Midlandsteel
Innovation through 3D Bim in prefabricated Rebar solutions
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Tony Woods, Midlandsteel
Construction and Fabrication Structure
Expert
Trimble


Innovation through 3D Bim in prefabricated Rebar solutions

Speaker:
Tony Woods, Midlandsteel

3D modelling in Tekla , what can be achieved

The purpose of this class would be:
1.Demonstration of what can be achieved using Bim 3D ,
2. Clash detection off the structures in the rebar detailing design intent ,
3. Off site preparation off elements and data management ,
4. Collaboration off structural engineers with contractors and Fabricators ,
5. Live scanning existing elements to facilitate exportation to Tekla for construction .
6. Prefabrication off rebar off site from a 3D model .
7. Delivery and install off same .
8. Demonstration. Off costs saved and time .
9. Innovation in rebar using the 3 D Imagery for R&D

Where can we go in Rebar . Unlimited possibilities are testing the boundaries and providing solutions . Innovation for the future is the life blood off any industry .
In Midland Steel we breath innovation in steel . And we would like to show you how far we have reached to date.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Bim
  2. Prefab solutions in rebar
  3. Innovation in rebar future

Morning Tea/Exhibition Open
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Morning Tea/Exhibition Open
 
 
 

Session 3.2
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Session 3.2
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
 
 
 

Awesomeness in Fabrication Parts
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schoch, Victaulic
Awesomeness in Fabrication Parts
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schoch, Victaulic
Construction and Fabrication MEP
All Levels
Autodesk


Awesomeness in Fabrication Parts

Speaker:
Ralph Schoch, Victaulic

What are Fabrication Parts? Aren't they just for the contractor? We will cover and demonstrate why Engineers are implementing fabrication parts and how they make LOD 300+ routing easy. We will cover tips for implementation and customization of the database. We will cover tips on model conversion, routing and connectivity. We will cover the limitations and the benefits compared to system routing. After the class you will see the advantages that can be realized using this "new" MEP routing method.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn to route faster using fabrication parts.
  2. Learn how fabrication parts can reduce RFIs.
  3. Learn how to speed your adoption to fabrication parts.

Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 
 
 

SAM (Single Analysis Model) - How to calculate MEP project in 30 minutes
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Michal Dengusiak, BuroHappold Engineering
SAM (Single Analysis Model) - How to calculate MEP project in 30 minutes
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Michal Dengusiak, BuroHappold Engineering
MEP Simulation and Analysis
All Levels
Autodesk


SAM (Single Analysis Model) - How to calculate MEP project in 30 minutes

Speaker:
Michal Dengusiak, BuroHappold Engineering

I presented already in previous years high level concept of Single Analysis Model SAM ? I also presented how to get started with TASmanianDevil. I am listening to users feedback and this year I would like to present project example using my SAM workflow. This will be opportunity to practically see whole integration in action. I will show step by steps we I run sample project to better show integration and benefits from integrated workflow. I will discuss about steps and show that in extremely short amount of time calculation can be delivered. This presentation will focus on presenting sample project and live demo. Learning Objectives, ? Revision what is Single Analysis Model ? Revision of TASmanianDevil BIM ? Project example

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Test case how to perform calculation using SAM
  2. Find out about latest automation capability
  3. Live demo of sample project

Session 3.3
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Session 3.3
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
 
 
 

Afternoon Tea
2:14 pm - 2:45 pm
Afternoon Tea
 
 
 

BIM @ Oracle: Making the Invisible Visible
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Frank Weiss, Keynote
BIM @ Oracle: Making the Invisible Visible
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
 
 
 

BIM @ Oracle: Making the invisible visible
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Frank Weiss, Oracle
BIM @ Oracle: Making the invisible visible
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
 
 
 

• „Software eats the world“, Marc Andreessen in Wall Street Journal in 2011. We witness it every day e.g. a new iPhone version and integrated AR, Siri which tells you where you will go or Alexa which answers almost every question. Specific technology supposes to make our life easier every day. This is also valid for all industries. It has been said that every company in fact should become a software company.
• How is it for construction? Although 80% of construction projects are behind schedule, 20 % over budget, zero productivity gain, 10 % accepted error rate, only 1 % IT investment (almost the last), change progresses rather slowly. We have high developed special applications but keep thinking in silos. We are not embracing the value of collaboration and data, the use of a true CDE (Common Data environment) yet. Project organization, contracts, lacking processes, incentives, standards and non-integrated technologies hinder this next natural step.
• Oracle has a strong vision how this can be achieved. Predictive analysis, an open and integrated eco-system based on a CDE with a new user experience will help clients and the market to improve and enter the new level.

Executive Chairman's Address
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Wesley Benn
Executive Chairman's Address
 
 
 

Conference Wrap Up
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Marcus Fich, BILT EUR Chairman
Conference Wrap Up
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Marcus Fich, BILT EUR Chairman
 
 
 

Changeover
4:45 pm - 4:55 pm
Changeover
 
 
 

Speaker Debrief
4:55 pm - 5:40 pm
Speaker Debrief
4:55 pm - 5:40 pm
 
 
 

Break
5:40 pm - 7:00 pm
Break
5:40 pm - 7:00 pm
 
 
 

Gala Dinner
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Grand Ballroom, Grand Union Hotel
Gala Dinner
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Grand Ballroom, Grand Union Hotel

This will be an elegant evening with lots of food, cocktails, music, dancing and entertainment.
Dress: Cocktail

Using BIM for Hydropower projects
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Peter Dragovic, IBE d.d.
Using BIM for Hydropower projects
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Peter Dragovic, IBE d.d.
Infrastructure Model Management
Advanced
Multi-Platform


Using BIM for Hydropower projects

Speaker:
Peter Dragovic, IBE d.d.

Although engineering and infrastructure projects are mainly government investments, BIM technology is highly underused in these disciplines. The example of how to efficiently and effectively use BIM in complex projects will have a positive impact on implementing BIM as the only acceptable technology/ process in government sponsored projects

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to apply BIM to unique projects
  2. Learn how to use Revit for non-typical elements and how to set up workflow
  3. Learn how to collaborate between different disciplines in and create coordination models

Computational Thinking in Infrastructure Projects: Why, What and How
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jostein Berger Olsen, Sweco Norway
Computational Thinking in Infrastructure Projects: Why, What and How
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jostein Berger Olsen, Sweco Norway
Infrastructure Structure
Intermediate
Visual Programming


Computational Thinking in Infrastructure Projects: Why, What and How

Speaker:
Jostein Berger Olsen, Sweco Norway

Computational design and computational modelling have gotten real traction across various disciplines during the recent years. Infrastructure projects are no exception. This session will be exploring how concepts from infrastructure design, math and technology can be used to increase efficiency, reduce errors and maybe also add parametric beauty in your projects. The session will dig deeper into: - The geometric basics of Infrastructure projects - How different visual programming tools can apply them - How to approach a problem thinking computationally? - Why this is a gamechanger in our industry Examples from real world projects will be given from a variety of disciplines main focus will be on structures. The main tools used for the practical examples will be Dynamo in combination with Revit, but many of the topics presented are software independent. The topics presented in this session will be relevant for multiple disciplines, project managers and students alike. Learning objectives: - Learn some geometrical concepts and fundamentals that applies in Infrastructure projects. - Learn how visual programming tools utilizes these concepts to create geometry - Learn how to think computationally when solving a problem.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn some geometrical concepts and fundamentals that applies in Infrastructure projects.
  2. Learn how visual programming tools utilizes these concepts to create geometry and BIM-models
  3. Learn how to think computationally when solving a problem.

Wet Infrastructure - Collaborative Workflows
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Raghavendra Bhat & Joseph Huang ,Stantec
Wet Infrastructure - Collaborative Workflows
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Raghavendra Bhat & Joseph Huang ,Stantec
Model Management Infrastructure
Intermediate
Autodesk


Wet Infrastructure - Collaborative Workflows

Speaker:
Raghavendra Bhat, Stantec
Co-Speaker:
Joseph Huang, Stantec

Collaboration is the key factor to improve the flow of Information, greater project transparency, faster review, and approvals. There are various collaborative methods that can be adopted, and in this session we would show how to setup and use Autodesk Collaboration for Revit (C4R) and BIM 360 Team. The dos and don’ts on projects when using these. Also, there are many companies, especially for water and transportation business/project types, use other common data environment such as Bentley ProjectWise to host and share the data. Recently, there is a new ProjectWise-Revit Advanced Integration which is designed to minimize the changes in behavior of standard Revit functionality and allowed Revit users to have a better performance as well as publish the models and drawing sheets (PDF/DWG) back to ProjectWise. We have tested and defined a new workflow to integrate Autodesk C4R and Bentley ProjectWise to fully connect the collaboration between vertical construction and horizontal infrastructure. The class features will focus on:
• Setup project using Autodesk Collaboration for Revit and BIM 360 Team for a treatment project
• C4R uses/benefits
• Setting up and utilize the Desktop Connector for non-Revit files sharing
• Establishing a workaround to Sync data back to ProjectWise
• Advanced Revit & PW integration for mapping title block attributes
• Comparison for all Autodesk 3D model web viewing options between Autodesk Viewer, A360 Drive, and BIM 360 Team
• Process to share your InfraWorks model on the web viewer and BIM 360.
• Share best practices and workflows
• Lessons learned from the real-world examples

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the process of setting up a project using Autodesk Collaboration for Revit (C4R) and BIM 360 Team, including model management and troubleshooting.
  2. Learn how to integrate Autodesk C4R and Bentley ProjectWise to fully collaborate between vertical construction and horizontal infrastructure.
  3. Lessons learned from the real-world examples and comparison of different tools and methods.

Exploring the Dynamo API with C#
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Mark Thorley, designtech
Exploring the Dynamo API with C#
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Mark Thorley, designtech
Coding and Customisation
Advanced
Autodesk


Exploring the Dynamo API with C#

Speaker:
Mark Thorley, designtech

Have an understanding of Dynamo and want to take your skillset to the next level? Wish you understood the principles of API?s and integrating with those? This course is designed to show you how to access the Dynamo API through Visual Studio using C#. This class will demonstrate how to explore the Dynamo API through Visual Studio and C#. Learn how to navigate the core libraries, understanding the difference between methods and properties within classes and how to build simple commands. Much like the Revit API, understanding the application of the Dynamo API can open up further opportunities for future development. Finally, learn about some of the potential use cases its application and see some real world examples of this. The areas we will focus on will be:
  • C# Principles
  • What is an API?
  • Dynamo API navigation
  • Methods and Properties
  • Real world application
  • Future ideas
Dynamo is a great tool and has proven to be very popular amongst non-coders to develop coding skills. This class will prove a great opportunity to build upon these skills and learn how to begin to write textual code. Most API?s are structured in a similar manner and therefore learning the application of one will enable the users to interact with future API?s of other software's.



Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand what an API is and how it?s structured
  2. Learn how to automate processes through an API using methods and properties of classes
  3. Learn about the fundamentals of C# and writing textual code

Using mathematics in Revit application programming
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Francisco Contreras, CTI
Using mathematics in Revit application programming
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Francisco Contreras, CTI
Coding and Customisation
Expert
Autodesk


Using mathematics in Revit application programming

Speaker:
Francisco Contreras, CTI

"Everything that exist in the Revit world is, at some point, defined by mathematical elements and relations. The elements are projected to the user as recognizable objects related to the building environment, such as columns, doors or pipes; with their constraints and specific behavior defined by several level of inheritance.

As more we know about the composition of an element, more customization capabilities we have. Just like when we learn to create families we can generate the precise components that we need; when we know the mathematical composition of an element we can manipulate it and use all its information, without the restrictions that the “out of the box” software dictates.

But to get to understand the Revit elements at this level, we have to learn a programming language, so we can “speak” with the software. Also we have to know the “ingredients” and tools available for us in the Application Programming Interface (API). Once we manipulate the components at the same level as the computer, we can understand the mathematics and geometry that lie behind the Revit elements. This takes us back to mathematical and geometrical topics that we probably saw on school, but we never used much. You wish you had paid attention in class, because as more clarity you have about mathematics, more rapidly and efficiently you can deliver solutions using the Revit API.

Personally, trained as an architect, it was not easy to get to create applications in Revit. Besides learning programming languages as C#, and learning how object oriented programming works; the mathematics involved in some Revit API operations (even when some of them are on high school or college level) are elusive to the non-mathematically trained mind.

Luckily, my father Antonio Contreras is a mathematician at Universidad de Concepción - Chile. Together we managed to overcome mathematical problems encountered in the application programming process, that would have been impossible to solve without mathematics. It was noteworthy how, when reducing them to the essential mathematical components, Antonio was able to rapidly give an answer to the problems, which then I translated to programming. This only can be done by a mind trained in abstract thinking.

On this class we will show several examples of mathematical problems which we have encountered when programming applications in Revit. We will analyze the science and formulas behind them, and how we were able to translate the solution to a programming language, so we could get the desired behavior in the Revit elements. We will see examples of: trigonometry, vectors on space, and analysis of the geometrical components inside the elements."

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how the Revit elements are composed by geometries that follow fixed mathematical norms, and how understanding them allow us to manipulate them to get the desired behavior.
  2. Know some examples of the use of mathematics and geometry to solve problems, when programming with the Revit API.
  3. Encourage advanced Revit users to learn (or remember) the mathematical theory behind the software they use, as this will give them tools clarity for solving complicated problems in Revit programming.

Advanced Dark Arts with Myriad Fantastical Beasts: Software Customisation, Deployment & Management
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Gordon Price, Pragmatic Praxis
Advanced Dark Arts with Myriad Fantastical Beasts: Software Customisation, Deployment & Management
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Gordon Price, Pragmatic Praxis
Coding and Customisation Information Management
Advanced
Non-Vendor Specific


Advanced Dark Arts with Myriad Fantastical Beasts: Software Customisation, Deployment & Management

Speaker:
Gordon Price, Pragmatic Praxis

Software Customisation, Deployment and Management are not the glamorous parts of BIM/IT Management, but they are mandatory parts.
Knowing what customisation can and can?t be easily provided to users is the first step. Then we need to quickly and easily get that customised work environment to users.
And lastly, managing ongoing tasks like installing new addins and web updates, revising configurations, and ultimately uninstalling the software, needs to be considered.
The whole task can seem daunting, and all too often all we have time for is the bare minimum. But it doesn?t have to be that way.
We will explore how to customise various software, how to automate the install of that software, how to push out and modify those customisations, and finally how to cleanly uninstall when the time comes. Automation will be done using the PowerShell spell book, which is a fundamental Wizarding/BIM Manager skill. If we have time, we may even dig into the Necromancer?s Bag of Scary but Useful Things, where Regular Expressions can be found.

Some of the software we can choose to explore includes?
Autodesk: AutoCAD, Navisworks and Revit & plugins
Bentley: MicroStation, CONNECT
Nemetschek: AllPlan, ArchiCAD, Bluebeam, Solibri, Vectorworks
Trimble: SketchUp Pro, Tekla BIMsight, Tekla Structures
McNeel: Rhino, Grasshopper & plug-ins
Enscape, Lumion

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about Command Line techniques that can be applied to program installers/deployments, updates and uninstalls to support Automation.
  2. Learn what Customisation is possible with different programs and what needs to be done to deliver that customisation to staff.
  3. Learn PowerShell techniques to automate all that and more.

Taking the Highest Challenge in the Collaborative Process: Beeing the BIM leading Consultant
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Claudio Vittori Antisari ,Strategie Digitali
Taking the Highest Challenge in the Collaborative Process: Beeing the BIM leading Consultant
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Claudio Vittori Antisari ,Strategie Digitali
Business Strategy and Leadership Information Management
Advanced
Non-Vendor Specific


Taking the Highest Challenge in the Collaborative Process: Beeing the BIM leading Consultant

Speaker:
Claudio Vittori Antisari, Strategie Digitali

In a BIM collaborative process every consultant involved is equally important but one consultant is more important than the others: the BIM Leading consultant. Designing a project in a collaborative evnviroment allows to reach an higher level of quality and geometrical coordination, but only when a good collaborative strategy is successfully deployed: without it, it can easly turn into a nightmare. This type of process requires tailored standards and guidelines, based on the project goals and needs and on the profiles of the consultants involved. Like in and Orchestra, every actor needs to perform the right action at the right time, under the guidance of a skilled director. The Director on the other hand needs to be skilled enough to beeing able to lead and coordinate the different voices in the chorus. In a BIM collaborative process, the director is the bim leading consultant. In this class you will learn, form and anchitect point of view, how to lead a collaborative process, from the very beginning up the late stages. You will learn how to deal with clients requests, and how to evaluate the BIM Capabilities of the other consultants. We will introduce to you all the needed tools and strategies to put in place a workflow and how to write a BIM Execution Plan that is really worth the energy you will have to put in it. In many projects, the architect is the first one to start so you need to be able to deal with the process set even while you are waiting some other consultants to step in. In second istance as an architect your scope will be more connected with the other consultant scope. As final step we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the entire ecosystem when you have an architect as the BIM leading consultant.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. learn how to manage a project when cross-team collaboration is involved
  2. learn how to read the signs of collaboration protocols going AWOL and develop techniques to bring it back on track
  3. take collaboration at its best by exploiting side skills of each discipline involved

The Integration of Digital Workflows into a Typical Architectural Office
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Ben Robinson, Hawkins\Brown
The Integration of Digital Workflows into a Typical Architectural Office
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Ben Robinson, Hawkins\Brown
Architecture Coding and Customisation
Intermediate
Autodesk


The Integration of Digital Workflows into a Typical Architectural Office

Speaker:
Ben Robinson, Hawkins\Brown

A perception held by many in the architectural community is that computational workflows are only required for ‘Parametricism’ type projects, and that the skillset to utilise such tools is prohibitive to many.

Using the case study of the Cardiff Innovation Central project, we look to debunk the above, and explore i) how the design team has utilised digital workflows to leverage design efficiencies across all work stages, and ii) how this experience has influenced office standards.

1- Design Development.
Demonstrate how dynamo was utilised as a key design tool in the development of the ‘Oculus’ slanted atrium space, and how its use was required due to limitations in Revit

We show how the script allowed for numerous iterations to be tested during workshops with engineers to refine a coordinated design proposal. (As early adopters of Dynamo the work was documented in a case study by BIM+ http://www.bimplus.co.uk/projects/dynamo-pow8ers-soft4ware-scri4pting/)

2- VR-Environments as a design and co-ordination tool.
We will show how a Revit plugin is used to create live walkthrough models. We have found that when used in collaboration with a VR headset the software is a powerful design tool. Using this approach at design team and user group meetings allows stakeholders and consultants to physically experience the design, resulting in design decisions being made in a more informed manner.

The client embraced the experience and commissioned us to create a fully interactive VR model of the building that could be used as a marketing and stakeholder tool to attract future tenants to the building. This commission has allowed our in-house visualisation team to develop their skills in Unity game engine development, and thus offering new services to clients. This 2016 model of the 12000m2 building, at the time, we believe was one of the largest Architectural VR-models of its kind.

We will also demonstrate how the script for the Oculus was utilised alongside the VR-model to quickly demonstrate to the client the possible impacts of the contractors’ proposed value engineering. Ultimately how the tool enabled an informed client decision that protected a key part of design quality not easily conveyed without experiencing the space first-hand.

3- Utilising Dynamo and python to automate repetitive tasks.
It will be shown how every time the design team found a task that was either time consuming or repetitive, the Digital Studio would look to create something to expedite the process.

We will explore some of our most used tools - Duplicate sheets, Mass update revision number and the Model exporter nodes.

We discuss the challenges faced in encouraging users to adopt such tools, and how we are constantly updated these tools to develop UI’s and simplified input requirements to encourage users who are less familiar with the Dynamo interface.

The presentation will conclude with a discussion on how the influence of such digital workflows is ever increasing in the office and how the remit of the Digital Studio is being expanded to ensure that we are constantly evolving our implementation of new technology.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Provide a successful example of a live project where we have developed and integrated digital tools into its everyday workflows
  2. Show how Dynamo and Python are being used to automate repetitive tasks in Revit and free up more time for design
  3. Show how VR environments have been used as both a design development and engagement tool to help to ensure design buy in for the client, design team & stakeholders

Nuclear BIM
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Thomas Zangerl & Eva Hörtnagl, Build Informed
Nuclear BIM
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Thomas Zangerl & Eva Hörtnagl, Build Informed
Estimation, Information Management


Nuclear BIM

Speaker:
Thomas Zangerl, Build Informed
Co-Speaker:
Eva Hörtnagl, Build Informed

Pointclouds:
Low poly geometrical shapes are generated per level and via a given cadastral, which defines the final size pointclouds are sliced to. A custom add-in is required to individually exchange the forementioned geometry with the according pointcloud (and vice versa) through the click of a button.

Terrain:
Raw data of a terrain essentially resembles pointcloud data. The property line of the plant is used to break down the points which are inside the property and require a more precise representation and outside, which are simply created by topography import tools.

Activation Calculation:
The activation of components in the reactor building is displayed by colored, parametric cublets alongside any context of the building. All elements of this kind in any view can be labeled and for example minima and maxima can be evaluated for a specific area.

SchemaConnect:
We developed a solution for Revit to connect 2D MEP schematics with as-built 3D-models through the universal plant coding system. Existing process and identification diagram systems are integrated and replaced.

Structural:
Generating reliable structural engineering data requires true collaboration. To prepare a digital model for structural calculation, it has to resemble the real world. Through an iterative process the model is checked in various ways: pointclouds, rule-based quality checks and manually re-evaluated by experienced engineers of the plant.

Database:
Any data in context with the building (respectively Revit) is represented alike in one single database, which means every process required for the demolition is implemented and based on as-is live data.

Information Delivery Cycle between Standards and Practice
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Alaa El kabbany ,Dar Al-Handasah
Information Delivery Cycle between Standards and Practice
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Alaa El kabbany ,Dar Al-Handasah
Information Management OpenBIM
Intermediate
Multi-Platform


Information Delivery Cycle between Standards and Practice

Speaker:
Alaa El kabbany, Dar Al-Handasah


BIM Level 2 defines what, when & how information should be created, shared and managed. This assures the validity of project information extraction at anytime.Accordingly, proper decisions would be easily made through the whole lifecycle of the project confidently. To achieve this the "The information Delivery Cycle" was established and endoresed through the UK BIM standard documents "PAS1192-2, PAS 1192-3,...". The Project Delivery Cycle is responsible for managing the project's information throughout the whole project stages. Number of documents and contracts should be shared, created and organized to complete the cycle and successfully fulfill BIM Level 2 main concept for the information management.
This " Information Delivery Cycle" consists of 6 main points for information delivery as established.
In the Presentation; An overall Mind Map will be shared presenting the relationship between each of the 6 points of the Information delivery cycle through an analysis created by the author using fixed points of comparison as follows;

1.Project phase at which each point of the cycle would meet ,
2. Document produced at that point,
3. Responsibility of document delivery,
4.Parties contributing at each point,
5.In-Practice Case Study as delivered
6.Level of "Reality to Apply the Document Template as recommended vs customized" from in place Practices.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Deep Understanding of the "Information Delivery Cycle", the 6 points of delivery, its importance and how to apply.
  2. Comprehensive Understanding about all documents and contracts should be used throughout the information management of a BIM project.
  3. An overall look on the in-place practices; the required contract document templates as recommended and the customized practices as applied on the real ground.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and BIM - What you should know.
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Martin Rock, Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and BIM - What you should know.
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Martin Rock, Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Next Generation Simulation and Analysis
All Levels
Multi-Platform


Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and BIM - What you should know.

Speaker:
Martin Rock, Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

Background ? Why LCA?

As BIM offers the potential to optimize building design, construction and operation processes, BIM is increasingly being used to assess and optimize the environmental life cycle performance of buildings.

Until recently, the focus has been on the operating phase of the building life cycle, accompanied by an increase in so-called "embodied" impacts from construction products and technical systems. As recent studies on embodied impacts in buildings show a significant "carbon spike" in construction material sourcing and production, the focus of research shifts to earlier lifecycle stages to provide a complete picture of the environmental impacts of the construction sector.

To evaluate and improve the environmental life cycle impacts of buildings the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method has been widely accepted and is at the core of current standards for building sustainability assessment. As various disciplines involved in building construction move towards BIM application, also LCA-practitioners are establishing BIM-integrated workflows to support complex decision making processes from a sustainability perspective.

Contents of the Lecture:
- LCA and BIM: current state and recent developments
The lecture provides an introduction to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) by giving an overview of the state of the art and recent developments in LCA of buildings in both, assessment methodology as well as integration within BIM workflows. Besides discussing current approaches and tools for LCA of buildings, participants are introduced to the European policy background regarding assessment and optimization environmental life cycle performance of buildings in order to increase understanding of the topic and its relevance for future constructoin practice.

- Learnings from BIM-LCA implementation
We will present approaches for the coupling of BIM and LCA by using Dynamo, learnings from recent research projects where BIM-LCA workflows were applied (e.g. PEF4Buildings), as well as insights into latest developments from ongoing international research and harmonization activities regarding LCA of buildings (e.g. IEA EBC Annex 72)
o IEA EBC Annex 72 is an international research activity involving more than 25 countries with the aim to harmonize the methodology used for LCA of buildings and to support a BIM-integrated assessment.
o PEF4Buildings is a recent study done for the European Commission to test applicability of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method to buildings, which was conducted using BIM-LCA workflows.
Based on this we discuss the LCA point of view on BIM implementation strategy and project preparation as well as relevant requirements towards BIM execution plans to enable a process-integrated assessments of life cycle impacts throughout the different design phases.

- The future of Life Cycle Assessment and BIM We conclude the lecture by widening the scope and take a bold glimpse at the future of LCA and BIM by looking at latest evolvements in the field of LCA and how these connect to developments in BIM and building life cycle management.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to improve buildings environmental impact using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  2. Requirements to integrate LCA in BIM in different design stages
  3. A glimpse at the future of BIM and LCA as we approach the zero-carbon age

The Revit Standards officially recognised As a Open Standard
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mark Wieringa, Bimforce
The Revit Standards officially recognised As a Open Standard
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mark Wieringa, Bimforce
Information Management
All Levels
Autodesk


The Revit Standards officially recognised As a Open Standard

Speaker:
Mark Wieringa, Bimforce

In 2011 work was started on what was to become the DRS (Dutch Revit Standards). the DRS became a highly respected creative commons open standards for the use of Revit in the Netherlands. To secure the future of the standard and to embed it into the Building Industry in the Netherland as THE way of working with Revit a foundation was created to uphold, maintain and advance the DRS.

In September of 2015 the Revit Standards Foundation was established with the support of all the key Stakeholders in the Dutch Building Industry, Contractors, Architects, Structural Engineers, MEP Engineers, Resellers and Manufacturers. The NL-RS (the new name of the DRS after it was handed over to the Foundation) unifies the Dutch workflow in Revit to advance collaboration, communication, Content Currently the NL-RS is widely adopted and features in most of the BIM-protocols written. The BIM Loket, a semi governmental organisation for the promotion of the use of open standards in BIM features the NL-RS in its BIM execution plan and BIM-Protocol.

The Revit Standards Foundation has applied the NL-RS to be recognised as an official Open Standard by the Dutch government. This will mean that the NL-RS will become an advised Open Revit Standard to be used in all government and semi government BIM projects using Revit.

The Revit Standards Foundation also collaborates with BuildingSmart BeNeLux to further the adoption of IFC and provide guides for the proper way sporting IFC form Revit. A publication of this was handed out during the RTC in Porto, all copies where handed out and it was later published on the Revit Standards Foundations website.

The Technical Committee of the Foundation has released an English version (translation of the Dutch). and currently working on a country independent version of the Revit Standards as a basis for international collaboration throughout Europe. Multiple expertgroups are working a extension of the Revit Standards with for instance:
- A IFC export guide
- A Door Family Guide
- A Belgium localised version, BE-RS
- A International country independent version, RS
- A open source education NL-RS modesl based upon the Revit advanced sample files from Autodesk
- Revit Standard Checking tools for Revit project
- In collaboration with the Dutch Revit Usergroup also an effort is made to make Dynamo scripts for in model checking on the NL-RS
- Also a Certification Committee has been started to define a procedure to certify Revit content which conforms to the NL-RS.

We would like to also have a discussion on the use of Open Standards and how it can benefit the collaboration in project teams and which role the Revit Standards Foundation can play for the Industry within Europe.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn what the Dutch Revit Standards are
  2. How to change an industry by uniting the ways of communication
  3. Learn about famlly an d implementation guides written by the Revit Standards Foundation

A Multi-Disciplinary Design Firm’s Journey to Embrace Early Stage Energy Analysis
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Daniel Stine, LHB
A Multi-Disciplinary Design Firm’s Journey to Embrace Early Stage Energy Analysis
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Daniel Stine, LHB
Simulation and Analysis
Intermediate
Multi-Platform


A Multi-Disciplinary Design Firm's Journey to Embrace Early Stage Energy Analysis

Speaker:
Daniel Stine, LHB

"A case study on the internal goals, struggles and accomplishments of a 250-person multi-disciplinary design firm’s implementation of early stage energy modeling. One would think this would be easy for a firm known for sustainable design, who houses the local staff of USGBC through donated space, who has one of the first LEED Fellows, and many other related accolades. However, as with many endeavors, there are various challenges which must be overcome; such as cultural, budgetary, deadlines, project types, and analysis software adoption. Come to this session to learn how a firm who was the first to subscribe to a popular real-time analysis tool in its State, struggled to adopt it, and then switched to a competing product and are starting to make progress. Our process was/is not perfect, but sharing it may help others avoid pitfalls and accelerate adoption. Plus, time will be allotted at the end for others to share their related experiences.

In the first quarter of this presentation, the roles leading to adoption played by management, internal mechanical engineers, BIM Administrator and architectural staff will be illuminated. We will also learn about the firm’s training philosophy; paid vs. non-paid, number of sessions, length, who to invite and more.

The struggle to separate validated methods and documented accuracy over perceived ease of use and product popularity will be discussed in the second quarter of time. Things like ASHRAE 140 validation for energy modeling software, AIA 2030 DDx reporting support, energy model automation, BIM workflow support and internal testing.

The third quarter of this presentation will outline the current workflow used by architects for dynamic energy optimization using a mass or detailed BIM model. This includes opportunities to use specific thermal properties from a detailed design model or use overrides and achieve quick and accurate results. Additionally, the ability to adjust all inputs analytically, such as Window to Wall Ration (WWR), without changing the model, and see the EUI updating in real-time.

Finally, the session will close with an opportunity to hear what others have experienced in terms of early design phase energy modeling adoption in their organizations, as well as questions from others. We don’t claim to be the best, or have all the answers, but are excited for the opportunity to use this session to start the conversation about the process, including our challenges and achievements."

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand some of the obstacles to implementing early stage energy modeling
  2. Know how staff training can be provided to achieve successful results
  3. Explain the need to provide staff support and document solutions and proven workflows

AVRIL, BIM design applied to an innovative campus
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Damien Lefranc, LEGENDRE
AVRIL, BIM design applied to an innovative campus
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Damien Lefranc, LEGENDRE
Model Management OpenBIM
Intermediate
Multi-Platform


AVRIL, BIM design applied to an innovative campus

Speaker:
Damien Lefranc, LEGENDRE

CAMPUS AVRIL is a global case study thinking in BIM approach by Legendre Real Estate and UNITE Agency. We used REVIT and ArchiCAD to modelised various models for the restaurant section and the office . With the timber structure, steel platform and MEP model, we were allowed to create a greenhouse in a bioclimatic atrium. Several REVIT models were created, including partitions model for space planning. By working on a collaborative engineering with REVIT and BIMsync, we were able to share the various models on the construction site, to coordinate trades and apply method of construction by anticipation. In this case and for the future projects, Legendre R&D developped a U-shape steel concrete beam for long-span. The Piggy Beam innovation was also designed with bim approach in mind.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to collaborate with BIMsync between Engineering partners and construction site
  2. Discover a new structural framing with U-shape steel concrete beam
  3. How to to design project between the concept and handover.

Data > Build – The Gantry project as a built example of pure data-driven-design and delivery
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Jack Stewart, Hawkins\Brown
Data > Build – The Gantry project as a built example of pure data-driven-design and delivery
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Jack Stewart, Hawkins\Brown
OpenBIM
All Levels
Multi-Platform


Data > Build - The Gantry project as a built example of pure data-driven-design and delivery

Speaker:
Jack Stewart, Hawkins\Brown

For the Here East Gantry a series of 23 artist studios, scheduled for completion March 2018, are currently being built using the Wikihouse design and construction toolkit.

This toolkit enables the delivery of modular plywood buildings precision manufactured using CNC milling machines. To do this we collaborated with Architecture 00 & Wikihouse to develop a flexible parametric design tool, in which a user could easily alter parameters for a building (roof type, footprint, height, door & window locations & sizes, etc.) and watch the 3D model regenerate itself live. The construction detail of the Wikihouse system was embedded into this software at concept design stage of the project which later formed the production information. Once QA checked we were able to send data, in the form of cutting files, directly to the CNC machine for fabrication. Every joint and detail was embedded into this design model, effectively the entire construction system, and so new cutting files for the wiki structure could be automatically regenerated, at the push of a button, with each design change.

This marks a huge opportunity for architects. Machines will happily motor through repetitive tasks, once set up with the instructions of how to complete them. As they become more sophisticated, it is only a matter of time before the palette of materials, forms and systems grow to become as diverse as designers and clients desire. Closing the gap between the designer and the builder provides architects with a reason and an opportunity to really understand the fundamental details of the systems that they are designing. A unique feature of the Gantry at Here East was that in this design & build project, it wasn’t the contractor’s specialist supply chain advising on the construction system, it was the architect.

See a snapshot of the Gantry described here: https://thegantry.hereeast.com/

An image and video rich presentation will look chronologically at the design and delivery of the Here East Gantry project, whilst highlighting key aspects of the scheme that imbed innovative use of technology. This is integrated at the project core; it could not have been designed or delivered without this technology.

The topics of interest section of this application should succinctly cover the numerous themes that relate directly to technology surrounding Revit and offer insights into different ways of working for all members of a building project. It is planned to be informative, open, challenging conventional procurement and to offer inspiration, rather than a demo or instructional talk. It will be a case study hinged presentation with both strategic and technical content.

The session is aimed at design professionals, fabricators and contractors viewed from the perspective of the lead design team but will likely appeal to project managers and developers also due to the unique nature of the entire project process.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Provide a successful example of a built project that holistically incorporates advanced technology throughout the entire design and build process.
  2. Outline a recipe for successful collaboration between two design practices; one progressing design and the other the the construction system, and what opportunities this presents to future ways of working.
  3. Explain a working example of interfacing between a multitude of design software: Revit, Dynamo, Rhino and Grasshopper, and explain why interoperability was so essential for delivery.

Lab: Faster, More Accurate As Built Modeling: EdgeWise to the rescue!
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D
Lab: Faster, More Accurate As Built Modeling: EdgeWise to the rescue!
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D
Model Management
Intermediate
Multi-Platform


Faster, More Accurate As Built Modeling: EdgeWise to the rescue!

Speaker:
Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D

Laser scanning is becoming the standard accepted method for capturing as-built conditions. However, many professionals struggle with efficient modeling from point clouds. This class will teach them how to use automated feature extraction technology to greatly improve the efficiency and accuracy of modeling from point clouds. Because, who wouldn't want to spend up to 70% less time modeling their as-built conditions?

EdgeWise3D uses cutting edge computer vision algorithms to recognize geometry in point clouds and automate most of the tedious processes of converting those to as-built BIMs.
- Piping/Conduit/Round Duct - EdgeWise can automatically recognize and model up to 90% of your cylindrical systems visible in the point cloud data, automatically fill in the gaps and connect co-linear systems, and standardize them to industry defined or user defined standards! Then, bring them into Revit as native systems using our plugin!
- Rectangular Duct - Use individual extraction to identify straight segments and then rapidly connect them using our easy to adjust connectors, then import into Revit as complete systems in just a few minutes. Makes complex as built rectangular duct systems easy as pie to model.
- Structural Steel and Concrete - Individually extract catalog sizes from the point cloud data quickly and easily. Once you have the initial elements of a bay or patterned system, automatically array that pattern through the project and have each member re-sized and fit to the point cloud data. Then, bring your modeled structure into Revit to clean up and connect your analytical model. Points to structural models in up to 80% less time than you're used to.
- Walls and windows - Have scans and need plans? Automatically recognize planes in your point cloud data, and then find walls simply by adding levels! Double sided walls will come into Revit with the correct thickness and single sided walls will get a generic thickness. Once in Revit you can easily swap out for your custom wall types as these are native Revit elements. Visualize out-of-plane errors and decide in Revit whether you want orthogonal walls, accurate in plan, or even walls mapped to masses so you can get those out-of-plumb conditions precisely modeled.

Worried about having modes that are just TOO accurate? Don't. All of our tools have ways to simplify the model to an as-intended state so your pipes can be straight and parallel, your walls can be plumb and orthogonal, and your structure can be plumb and level. You don't have to if you want an accurate model, but you can make it as much like the designer intended as you need to.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to use EdgeWise to automatically extract up to 80% of your pipes and round duct from your scan data
  2. How to use EdgeWise to automatically extract repetitive structures
  3. How to take your EdgeWise models into Revit and other applications as native geometry

Lab: Taking Control: Verifying As-Built Conditions with Reality Capture
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D
Lab: Taking Control: Verifying As-Built Conditions with Reality Capture
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D
Construction and Fabrication Simulation and Analysis
Intermediate
Multi-Platform


Taking Control: Verifying As-Built Conditions with Reality Capture

Speaker:
Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D

3D coordination was supposed to change the construction process, eliminate re-work, reduce schedules, etc... We assumed that with better coordinated documentation the field issues that cut into profit margins and drag out schedules would just disappear. Instead, it seems like our trades in the field have just switched to using our models as toilet paper instead of our drawings... Field routing continues to happen and cause domino effects in the work that follows. Sure, things have gotten a little better, but why are we still stuck with the same problems we always had? Well, maybe because the problem that caused so much re-work and delay had nothing to do with coordination at all. Maybe it had to do with how we check our trades' work in the field...

We still check construction quality the same way we did 100 years ago... we spot check. We (hopefully) randomly sample 5% or 10% of the work, check to make sure it is right, and if that small sample was pretty good, we hope the rest of it is right as well! Which works great 5% to 10% of the time. Now, we didn't get this methodology by being lazy or irresponsible. We got here because the technology to check all of our work in a reasonable amount of time just hasn't existed, until now. With the rapid growth of reality capture in the AEC industry, prices for laser scanners and other capture devices have been dropping like a rock. Two years ago, a good scanner would set you back 100,000 USD or more. Now, you can pick one up for under $20,000. Couple that with the release of automated quality control tools like Verity and you can now check 100% of the work in the same time it used to take to check 5%. This completes the circle that 3D Coordination began.

This lab will teach you how to use our software to compare your fully coordinated BIM against laser scans. We'll show you how to build up a set of elements to test in Navisworks and how to add them to our Verity? software, how to kick off our software's algorithms to analyze each element and take a first pass as determining its installation status and conformance to the tolerance you define. From there, we'll show you how to quickly review and refine the results, and how to get that information out into reports or back into Navisworks and your BIM authoring software to finalize the as-built model. So, if you're building from a BIM and frustrated that the work isn't going in smoothly, or just getting questionable as-built models from laser scans from an outsourcing partner... this class will help you take control of the quality and reliability of your work!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How current construction quality control is done, and what the weaknesses are in this approach
  2. How reality capture can be leveraged for more comprehensive quality control of the built environment
  3. How Verity can be used to automate portions of the QA process so you can check 100% of your work in the time it used to take to check 5%

Lab: Take control of your model QA with Revit, Solibri, Excel and location based control
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mike Coombe, Niras A/S & Salman Pey ,Niras
Lab: Take control of your model QA with Revit, Solibri, Excel and location based control
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mike Coombe, Niras A/S & Salman Pey ,Niras
Model Management
All Levels
Multi-Platform


Take control of your model QA with Revit, Solibri, Excel and location based control

Speaker:
Mike Coombe, Niras A/S
Co-Speaker:
Salman Pey, Niras

A consistence control report with thousands of issues to review or that clash detection report issued the day before a delivery, does this create any value for the project or client ? Unfortunately more often than not, it is just a contractual or legislative requirement that drives these processes.

We believe model QA should be used actively and can give real value to the project team.

Market expectations today demand that we deliver well-coordinated multi-disciplinary projects of increasing complexity and size. If we are to succeed with this we need to develop a clear and simple model quality control and clash detection process that avoids the scenario described above.
We will demonstrate in this presentation that by using some simple tools and a well-structured workflow, we can turn model checking into a valuable collaboration tool for the whole project team.

We will show:
• How to use process planning with defined gates and responsibilities to streamline model checking and involve only the relevant parties at the correct times.
• Use Excel to collect and present model and control data in a simple format that can be used as part of planning process
• Set up and use location based control I Solibri to structure the checking of large projects
• Use Solibri to generate checking focused structured checking reports
• Show a simple add-in for Revit to manage the object locations used in Solibri
• How well-structured BCF reports are used to create a structured issue management flow.

We will demonstrate how to plan the processes required for efficient model quality control including clearly defining responsible parties, milestones and critical areas. This process is then repeated continuously throughout the entire design cycle.

Solibri, Revit and a series of Excel sheets are used to both collect and display QA data taking the mystery out of model status for everyone involved the project from Revit technicians to senior management and clients.

Learning objectives from this presentation
• Learn how to create a process plan for your model checking and coordination.
• Present model status and control data in a simple easy to understand way.
• Use location based checking in Solibri to create relevant project focused reports.
• Manage issue tracking with structured use of BCF.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn to set up location based checking in Solibri to create relevant project focused reports.
  2. Learn how to create a process plan for your model checking and coordination.
  3. Present model status and control data in a simple easy to understand way with excel.

Lab: Take control of your model QA with Revit, Solibri, Excel and location based control
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mike Coombe, Niras A/S & Salman Pey ,Niras
Lab: Take control of your model QA with Revit, Solibri, Excel and location based control
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Mike Coombe, Niras A/S & Salman Pey ,Niras
Model Management
All Levels
Multi-Platform


Take control of your model QA with Revit, Solibri, Excel and location based control

Speaker:
Mike Coombe, Niras A/S
Co-Speaker:
Salman Pey, Niras

A consistence control report with thousands of issues to review or that clash detection report issued the day before a delivery, does this create any value for the project or client ? Unfortunately more often than not, it is just a contractual or legislative requirement that drives these processes.

We believe model QA should be used actively and can give real value to the project team.

Market expectations today demand that we deliver well-coordinated multi-disciplinary projects of increasing complexity and size. If we are to succeed with this we need to develop a clear and simple model quality control and clash detection process that avoids the scenario described above.
We will demonstrate in this presentation that by using some simple tools and a well-structured workflow, we can turn model checking into a valuable collaboration tool for the whole project team.

We will show:
• How to use process planning with defined gates and responsibilities to streamline model checking and involve only the relevant parties at the correct times.
• Use Excel to collect and present model and control data in a simple format that can be used as part of planning process
• Set up and use location based control I Solibri to structure the checking of large projects
• Use Solibri to generate checking focused structured checking reports
• Show a simple add-in for Revit to manage the object locations used in Solibri
• How well-structured BCF reports are used to create a structured issue management flow.

We will demonstrate how to plan the processes required for efficient model quality control including clearly defining responsible parties, milestones and critical areas. This process is then repeated continuously throughout the entire design cycle.

Solibri, Revit and a series of Excel sheets are used to both collect and display QA data taking the mystery out of model status for everyone involved the project from Revit technicians to senior management and clients.

Learning objectives from this presentation
• Learn how to create a process plan for your model checking and coordination.
• Present model status and control data in a simple easy to understand way.
• Use location based checking in Solibri to create relevant project focused reports.
• Manage issue tracking with structured use of BCF.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn to set up location based checking in Solibri to create relevant project focused reports.
  2. Learn how to create a process plan for your model checking and coordination.
  3. Present model status and control data in a simple easy to understand way with excel.

Lab: Connecting parametric design and BIM through Grasshopper, Excel and Dynamo
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Havard Vasshaug, Bad Monkeys
Lab: Connecting parametric design and BIM through Grasshopper, Excel and Dynamo
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Havard Vasshaug, Bad Monkeys
Structure Architecture
Expert
Multi-Platform


Connecting parametric design and BIM through Grasshopper, Excel and Dynamo

Speaker:
Havard Vasshaug, Bad Monkeys

Structural Engineers and Architects applied visual programming methods to connect parametric design and BIM through Grasshopper, Excel and Dynamo while designing and analyzing the roof of the new Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. This lab will teach you how and why.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how Grasshopper can talk to BIM and structural analysis tools.
  2. Learn how Dynamo can use Grasshopper data to automate the creation and management of BIM
  3. Learn how engineers can contribute and even inspire during the creative process through innovative use of technologies

Lab: Next Level Optimization
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Sylvester Knudsen, MT Højgaard
Lab: Next Level Optimization
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Sylvester Knudsen, MT Højgaard
Next Generation Coding and Customisation
All Levels
Multi-Platform


Next Level Optimization

Speaker:
Sylvester Knudsen, MT Hojgaard

Optimization in the AEC industry rarely is a single objective problem, whether it is in design, engineering or construction, finding one optimal solution rarely is possible nor desired. Usually optimization involves multiple competing objectives, therefore optimization becomes a matter of finding the best tradeoff between these objectives more than finding the one best solution. Finding these solutions in a huge space of possible solutions can become overwhelming and without the right methods impossible to search this space in an efficient and sufficient way. Generative design and computational approaches has made it more accessible to search large solution spaces, although without the right search methods finding the right solution is not easy.

In this class, we will explore the possibilities of using a genetic algorithm (GA) as search method. By combining a GA approach with generative design, we will find a set of optimal solutions that will be a tradeoff on multiple objectives. In the class we will start by diving into what a GA is, how it works, and the different import terms that together make a GA. In the introduction to GA’s we will use a very simple and easy to understand example, this will make sure that everyone is comfortable with what a GA is and how it works. After the introduction, we will cover an example of combining multi objective optimization and generative design to evolve an optimal building design. In this process, we will learn to create our own GA using some simple Python scripting and Dynamo.

Some of the main concepts we will focus on:
• Understanding GA’s and how they can help optimizing AEC problems
• Generative design in Dynamo
• Applying GA’s in multi objective optimization problems
• Building our own GA
• Briefly cover how to apply advanced DesignScript in Dynamo graphs

The success factor of this class is based on everyone feeling comfortable in the following learning objectives:
• Creating a Genetic Algorithm, and understanding when to apply this approach
• Doing generative design inside Dynamo
• Understand the importance of multi objective optimization in AEC

This class is for everyone at every level, wanting to take their optimization to the next level. Some knowledge of Dynamo and Python is preferred but not required.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Creating a Genetic Algorithm, and understanding when to apply this approach to optimize design problems
  2. Doing generative design inside Dynamo, to explore larger design spaces
  3. Understand the importance of multi objective optimization in AEC

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm