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Thursday 9 August 2018
Thursday 9 August 2018
Thursday 9 August 2018
Registration Open
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration Open
7:30 am - 9:00 am
 
 
 

Chairman Introduction
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Bob Bell
Chairman Introduction
 
All Levels
 

Speaker:
Bob Bell

Autodesk Sponsor Address
9:30 am - 9:40 am
Autodesk Sponsor Address
 
All Levels
 

HP | NVIDIA Sponsor Address
9:40 am - 9:50 am
HP | NVIDIA Sponsor Address
 
All Levels
 

Keynote Sponsor Address
9:50 am - 10:00 am
Keynote Sponsor Address
 
All Levels
 

Keynote Address: Connecting the dots: the future of mobility and the rise of mega-regions
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Andrea Vaccaro, Virgin Hyperloop One
Keynote Address: Connecting the dots: the future of mobility and the rise of mega-regions
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Andrea Vaccaro, Virgin Hyperloop One
 
All Levels
 

Speaker:
Andrea Vaccaro, Virgin Hyperloop One

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

Advance Your Digital Agenda Through Persuasion and Influence
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Scott Jones
Advance Your Digital Agenda Through Persuasion and Influence
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Scott Jones
Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Scott Jones, Aurecon

Have you struggled to get a budget? Been frustrated by a boss who only sees cost rather than value? Have you ever noticed that some people are more effective at getting what they want? This session is about making you better.
Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to win friends and influence people
  2. Get some jedi powers into your management tool kit
  3. Learn how to make $10,000 in a minute

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

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

Speaker:
Kenny Hunter

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

Speaker:
Brian Mackey

Strategic Disruption: Using Extended Intelligence to Go from Design Process to Design Product
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Satya Basu
Strategic Disruption: Using Extended Intelligence to Go from Design Process to Design Product
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Satya Basu
Business Strategy and Leadership, Architecture
Advanced
 

Speaker:
Satya Basu, Perkins + Will

A strategic presentation exploring the disruptive concept of Design as a Product. Why does this notion challenge the values of traditional practice? How do you build and support Productized Design services in a project-based business model? Is strategic self-disruption possible in the AEC industry using the power of Machine Cognition?

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Introduce the concept of Design as a Product within the Project based business model
  2. Understand how Design as a Product can be achieved using Artificial Intelligence and "Machine Learning
  3. Learn core concepts of how Machine Cognition can be applied to augment design services and process.

Changeover
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Changeover
 
 
 

The BIM Challenge: A Gamified Framework for Learning
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Chiara C. Rizzarda
The BIM Challenge: A Gamified Framework for Learning
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Chiara C. Rizzarda
Business Strategy and Leadership, Architecture
Advanced
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Chiara C. Rizzarda, Strategie Digitali

Transitioning from a traditional workflow to a BIM process is all about identifying problems and making the right choices. The proposed learning method is based upon game design techniques and consists in the gamification of a pathway that leads from the old ways of working to the new practice.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. - discover how to deal with Training in a way that goes beyond the classroom and into the practice;
  2. - apply game design techniques to BIM training;
  3. - set up a gamified pathway to knowledge and scale it down (or up) based on needs.

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
 
 
 

From the BIM Trenches: Architect's Mindset vs. Engineers Mindset
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Jacob D'Albora
From the BIM Trenches: Architect's Mindset vs. Engineers Mindset
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Jacob D'Albora
Business Strategy and Leadership, MEP
Intermediate
Multi-platform

Speaker:
Jacob D'Albora, McVeigh & Mangum Engineering

Recently I made a jump from the architectural side of design to the engineering side and my whole perspective of BIM management changed. The lecture will explore the different mindsets between architects and engineers where it comes to BIM creation and design. The attendees will walk away from this understanding that the easiest route for architects might be the worst for their consultants.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. The differences between BIM Management for an architect and BIM management for an engineer
  2. Learn about real life instances in which decisions have rendered projects unusable
  3. Understand the discussions that should happen between BIM managers before project setup and execution

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

Break
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Break
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
 
 
 

City Museum - Offsite Function
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
City Museum - Offsite Function
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
 
 
 

Machine Learning, it's not just for Data Scientists
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Nick Kovach
Machine Learning, it's not just for Data Scientists
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Nick Kovach
Data Management, Operations and Maintenance
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Nick Kovach, BOKA Powell

Does the concept of Machine Learning seem too complex to wrap your head around? In this presentation I will work through the basics of Machine Learning with a bit of Python code and cleaned up data sets I have built from Revit Journal files at my architectural firm.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss the basics of Machine Learning and examples of programming in Python
  2. Learn the inner workings of a Revit journal file and how to extra data from Revit models
  3. Setting up your programming environment in Python and installing packages necessary

Revit Phasing from A to Z
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Sash Kazeminejad
Revit Phasing from A to Z
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Sash Kazeminejad
Model Management, Data Management
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate Software

This session will cover Phasing concepts, Phase Settings such as Phase Creation, Filters, & Overrides; View Management, Demolishing Tips, Do's and Don'ts when using Phases, and how Phasing can be used to create presentation views for clients and Virtual Reality.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the concepts and implementation of Revit Phasing
  2. Review how to manage Phasing for Revit models, including linked files
  3. Learn how to leverage Phasing as a presentation tool for early design and VR

Code Blue, Dr. Revit! How to Resuscitate Corrupt Revit Models
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Nauman Mysorewala
Code Blue, Dr. Revit! How to Resuscitate Corrupt Revit Models
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Nauman Mysorewala
Model Management, Coding Content and Customization
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Nauman Mysorewala, GBBN Architects

How many times have we seen messages in Revit like, Elements missing, Model is Corrupt, Revit crashed. This course is designed to show you how to triage & resuscitate a corrupt Revit model. Leverage parsing Journal and SLOG files for diagnosis. Learn best practices to minimize file corruption

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to triage a corrupt Revit model
  2. Learn how to parse the journal and slog files for diagnosis
  3. Learn best practices to minimize file corruption

Take Your UI to the Next Level with WPF
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Stephen Faust
Take Your UI to the Next Level with WPF
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Stephen Faust
Coding Content and Customization
Advanced
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Stephen Faust, Revolution Design

If you are using Windows Forms and look at other application UI's and think 'How did they do that?!' then WPF is your answer! Learn the concepts you need to use WPF to take your UI to the next level.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the WPF layout system and how to use XAML code to create dynamic, stretchable layouts and change control graphics
  2. Learn how to create code classes designed to work with WPF UI systems
  3. Learn how to bind UI components to underlying code and automatically drive data back and forth

Efficiently Controlling Visibility with One Workset? What?!
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Adam Roth
Efficiently Controlling Visibility with One Workset? What?!
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Adam Roth
MEP, Model Management
Intermediate
 

Speaker:
Adam Roth, Henderson Engineers Inc.

Tired of troubleshooting visibility in Autodesk Revit? This class covers the use of Autodesk Revit families, shared parameters, categories, and filters with view templates to automatically control the visibility of elements in the model using a single workset.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Create a filter using shared parameters. Then use the filters and categories to create discipline-specific view templates.
  2. Improve quality of documentation by using Revit categories and filters for visibility instead of user defined worksets. Develop best practices for multidiscipline and multi-firm coordination of visibility settings
  3. Identify potential issues and that may occur when using only one workset for a Revit file, both internally and externally.

g (Get) b (Better) X (at Calculating) M (Many) L (Loads)
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Jon Atkinson
g (Get) b (Better) X (at Calculating) M (Many) L (Loads)
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Jon Atkinson
MEP, Simulation and Analysis
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Jon Atkinson, CAD Technology Center

Lots of time is saved by using gbXML schema for HVAC load calculations. By using Revit as the starting point, calculations are done faster and more accurately. This course will show the process of gbXML integration which should always be a 2-way street for the benefits of results in Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to review the analytical surfaces of architectural geometry
  2. Learn how to setup gbXML imports and exports
  3. Learn the differences of running loads within Revit and using gbXML for 3rd party programs

Custom Phase Filters for MEP
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
David Raynor
Custom Phase Filters for MEP
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
David Raynor
MEP, Construction
Intermediate
 

Speaker:
David Raynor, Dewberry

Revit phases leave a bit to be desired with regards to how they handle MEP elements. This class will present an alternative that may solve some problems and has some interesting benefits.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn to create and apply shared project parameters.
  2. Learn to use filters and overrides.
  3. Learn to use Revit phases.

God is in the Data (Room Data Sheets and Equipment Books: Fast, Free (mostly), and Easy)
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Aaron Maller
God is in the Data (Room Data Sheets and Equipment Books: Fast, Free (mostly), and Easy)
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Aaron Maller
Data Management, Architecture
Advanced
Other

Speaker:
Aaron Maller, Parallax Team, Inc.

Authoring tools create data that forms the intelligence in the model, but aren?t always the best at organizing/presenting that data. Room Data Sheets and Equipment/FFE Books are often an expensive/time intensive journey. This class walks through a workflow- using nothing but Revit, Dynamo(not required), Microsoft Excel and Word.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the necessary concepts to leverage Mail Merge/Word/Excel to generate RDS/FFE books from a BIM export.
  2. Learn some light Excel functionality that will allow you to do some advanced insights in to your data exports
  3. Learn how to automated View creation for the exports, with Dynamo (Optional).

Autodesk BIM 360 Design: The Next Generation of C4R
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Scott Davis
Autodesk BIM 360 Design: The Next Generation of C4R
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Scott Davis
Model Management, Data Management
All Levels
Autodesk

Speaker:
Scott Davis, Autodesk

The Next Generation of Collaboration for Revit is here! Join us in this session to see all the latest tools, features, and improvements Autodesk has made. We will explore the latest in Cloud Worksharing in Revit 2019, including the NEW Team Collaboration module of the BIM 360 Platform.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn about how the latest iteration of Collaboration for Revit will help improve your team workflows.
  2. Understand the change from a "BIM 360 Team" environment to the newest iteration of the BIM 360 Platform.
  3. Realize how the new Team Collaboration module will eliminate many of the workflow issues associated with the current version of Collaboration for Revit.

Add Some Clarity to Project Health and Automation
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Kenny Hunter
Add Some Clarity to Project Health and Automation
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Kenny Hunter
Data Management, Model Management
All Levels
Plug-in

Speaker:
Kenny Hunter, tk1sc

Project health is a growing topic in the BIM world. The ability to track project health metrics is challenging for those who have no experience in programming. How about the cost of automation? Bring your Project Health metrics and task automation in-house without hiring a programmer.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to capture and review project health metrics from anywhere.
  2. Discover automation can take the night shift with overnight task scheduling.
  3. Learn how to marry Dynamo and Task Automation

Dynamo for Interior Design
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
William Carney
Dynamo for Interior Design
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
William Carney
Architecture, Data Management
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
William Carney, BSA LifeStructures

This course will show how Dynamo can be leveraged to overcome many of the challenges Interior Designers encounter while working in Revit. By capturing your design criteria in rooms Dynamo can be used to model elements and apply materials then synchronize room information as the model progresses.

Developing BIM from Existing Conditions
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Mark McKinley
Developing BIM from Existing Conditions
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Mark McKinley
Operations and Maintenance, MEP
Advanced
 

Speaker:
Mark McKinley, HHMI Janelia

One of Janelia's biggest challenges is developing FM Capable BIM from existing conditions. The existing conditions represent numerous renovations impacting our systems. This is a presentation of our lessen learned and a systematic approach to developing a system based BIM from existing conditions.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn a systematic approach to developing BIM from existing conditions.
  2. Learn of valuable tools to assist in developing BIM from existing conditions
  3. Learn of how to identify the data that should be collected

Think Outside the Box with Your Structural Deliverables
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Nathan Love
Think Outside the Box with Your Structural Deliverables
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Nathan Love
Structure, Model Management
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
Nathan Love, AECOM

We are creatures of habit, and changing the mindset to think outside the box in terms of delivering our structural design can be like pulling teeth at times! Learn different approaches on how to document your structrural project which can save you time and add some flair to your drawings

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn different steelwork scheduling methods to reduce a lot of time on your project
  2. Learn some tips and tricks on how to use different referencing methods
  3. Explore the different level of detailing your rebar to produce consistancy and take offs

How to Ensure Revit Family Stability
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Brian Mackey
How to Ensure Revit Family Stability
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Brian Mackey
Architecture, Structure
Advanced
 

Speaker:
Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting

This session will discuss essentials of family creation along with tips to gain a deeper understanding of the nuances for making families stable. Understanding this information will result in more stable families keeping them from breaking during an upgrade or having instability issued.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain a more in-depth understanding of family nuances
  2. Learn how to create more stable families
  3. Pick up an unknown tip or two

Finding Clarity in Structural Engineering Workflows
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Mark Rocha
Finding Clarity in Structural Engineering Workflows
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Mark Rocha
Structure, Simulation and Analysis
Intermediate
Multi-platform

Speaker:
Mark Rocha, HDR

In the world of structural engineering workflows, the options are endless. What software is best? Which analysis platform is compatible with my BIM software? What is parametric design and how does it fit? In this presentation, we will explore different structural analysis workflows to inform future efforts.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand different structural analysis programs with BIM platforms - RAM, SAP, ETABS, or Robot with Revit, Tekla
  2. Realize the limitations and capabilities of interoperability with each program
  3. Develop an understanding of parametric design workflows using Rhino, Grasshopper, Revit and Dynamo with different structural analysis software

Parametric Models Featuring Evolutionary Solvers for Structural
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Sonny Andalis
Parametric Models Featuring Evolutionary Solvers for Structural
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Sonny Andalis
Structure, Simulation and Analysis
Expert
Multi-platform

Speaker:
Sonny Andalis, AECOM

The advent of parametric modeling has given engineers additional tools to supplement the calculations using evolutionary solvers with comparable results to well-established structural analysis engines like StaadPro and Etabs. This class will investigate different computational BIM tools for structural engineering discipline and will showcase the extent of their capabilities.

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

HVE ConneXions Virtual GPU Success in the AEC Arena
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
David Harmon
HVE ConneXions Virtual GPU Success in the AEC Arena
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
David Harmon
 
 
 

Speaker:
David Harmon
This presentation will cover HVE ConneXions purposed built vGPU hardware, virtual desktop reference architecture and how this solution is helping AEC firms delivery next-generation vGPU private cloud within their organization globally.

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

Producing coordinated project information in a digital world
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Stephen Hamil
Producing coordinated project information in a digital world
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Stephen Hamil
Data Management
Model Management
All Levels
Other

Speaker:
Stephen Hamil,NBS

To date, the main focus of building information modelling (BIM) has been around more efficient drawing generation and clash detection. In this presentation Stephen will focus on the information within BIM and demonstrate how construction professionals and their clients can benefit from this.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to have a standardised approach to construction project information
  2. How to coordinate information in a collaborative environment
  3. How BIM and emerging digital technologies will disrupt the construction industry

Sessions TBA
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Sessions TBA
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
 
 
 

BIM City: Master Planning in Revit
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Adam Lowenthal
BIM City: Master Planning in Revit
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Adam Lowenthal
Architecture, Model Management
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
Adam Lowenthal, RAMSA

What does it take to successfully build a 9 million square foot mixed-use development with more than 100 buildings in Revit? This presentation will introduce you to some of RAMSA?s BIM master planning practices including model, content and standards management; creating the ideal team structure; and 3D visualization.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Managing cooridnates of 100 buildings
  2. Managing content and standards in more than 100 files
  3. Selling a city with 3D vizualization

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

Sensors for Everyone: IoT for AEC
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Carl Storms
Sensors for Everyone: IoT for AEC
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Carl Storms
Coding Content and Customization, Data Management
All Levels
Multi-platform

Speaker:
Carl Storms, IMAGINiT

This session will investigate what the ?Internet of Things? (IoT) is, and how it is being integrated into the AEC industry. We will look at personal and office uses, as well as some of the issue that face IoT adoption.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. What is the Internet of Things (IoT)
  2. What can sensors do, what can?t they do
  3. Ways to utilize the IoT data collected from AEC projects

Driving Form: Computational Performance Design
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Sean Quinn
Driving Form: Computational Performance Design
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Sean Quinn
Architecture, Simulation and Analysis
Advanced
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Sean Quinn, HOK

A variety of computational design workflows and analysis tools enable parametric performance design, providing designers increased understanding and control of the environmental impact of planning, form, function and articulation. The ability to work across scales, disciplines, and tools through cloud-based simulation empowers the integrated design process driving smart city innovation.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how the form-finding process is driven by environmental performance factors such as passive design: daylight, ventilation, and comfort; and smart building/city systems.
  2. Follow an integrated design process actively informed by all disciplines in parallel to ensure a targeted matrix of design conditions.
  3. Draw from computational design processes that can balance the pursuit of complex geometry and diverse environmental performance factors.

Lab: Let's Build a Tailor-Made Revit Add-In for Your Company
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Troy Gates
Lab: Let's Build a Tailor-Made Revit Add-In for Your Company
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Troy Gates
Coding Content and Customization, Business Strategy and Leadership
Intermediate
 

Speaker:
Troy Gates, U.S. CAD

This session will walk through an open source Revit add-in that is specifically for companies' to customize and brand for their internal Revit users.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the basics of the Revit API and how to access an open source project using git
  2. Edit and customize Revit addin source code
  3. Compile, digitally sign, and deploy a custom Revit addin

Lab: Creating Profiles in Bluebeam Revu for Project Estimating
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Brian Juge
Lab: Creating Profiles in Bluebeam Revu for Project Estimating
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Brian Juge
Estimation, Construction
Advanced
Nemetschek

Speaker:
Brian Juge, CAD-1

Bluebeam Revu is a powerful tool that can do more than just be used to markup PDF files. Learn how integrate this tool into your existing construction and BIM workflow.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to create custom tools and formulas in Revu. Use these tools for accurate takeoffs
  2. Create Profiles in Bluebeam Revu based on workflows and custom tools
  3. Link takeoff data from Bluebeam Revu to Excel and create reports with links back to the original PDF drawings.

Lab: Creating Profiles in Bluebeam Revu for Project Estimating
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Brian Juge
Lab: Creating Profiles in Bluebeam Revu for Project Estimating
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Brian Juge
Estimation, Construction
Advanced
Nemetschek

Speaker:
Brian Juge, CAD-1

Bluebeam Revu is a powerful tool that can do more than just be used to markup PDF files. Learn how integrate this tool into your existing construction and BIM workflow.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to create custom tools and formulas in Revu. Use these tools for accurate takeoffs
  2. Create Profiles in Bluebeam Revu based on workflows and custom tools
  3. Link takeoff data from Bluebeam Revu to Excel and create reports with links back to the original PDF drawings.

Lab: Revit Fabrication Parts, From Design to Spooling Lab
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Ralph Schoch
Lab: Revit Fabrication Parts, From Design to Spooling Lab
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Ralph Schoch
Construction, MEP
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
Ralph Schoch, Victaulic

Learn the advantages in taking a Revit design model thru to fabrication spools, exemplifying the advantages of using a singular model. We will also dive into the fabrication database that controls the fabrication services and the "Design to Fabrication" feature within Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn to convert a design model easily to fabrication.
  2. Learn to efficiently make coordination and design changes.
  3. Learn ways to easily access data for fabrication.

Lab: Filling the Gap Between 2D and 3D
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Kelvin Tam
Lab: Filling the Gap Between 2D and 3D
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Kelvin Tam
Architecture, Architecture
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
Kelvin Tam, DP Architects

Have you found that even if you have modeled well, the plan view hardly matches traditional graphical representation of certain elements such as ramps, escalators and elevators? This lab session will show you the tricks.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the gap between traditional 2D graphic representation and 3D model families
  2. How to create families of two level based
  3. How to make families having different graphics at different levels

Lab: I Shipped My Scripts? Deploying Dynamo Workflows to Your Firm
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
John Pierson
Lab: I Shipped My Scripts? Deploying Dynamo Workflows to Your Firm
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
John Pierson
Coding Content and Customization, Model Management
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
John Pierson, Parallax Team, Inc.

Dynamo Player came out in Revit 2017.1 and improved in Revit 2018.1. This hands-on lab will teach you how to use Dynamo player to its' fullest potential. We will build reusable workflows that save time and money for your firm.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to use Dynamo player to its fullest.
  2. Learn how to use great Dynamo packages to create user interfaces.
  3. Learn how to use great Dynamo packages to create user interfaces.

Lab: Max Interactive, Finally! A Fully-Controlled Experience Creator
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Kiefer Paulson
Lab: Max Interactive, Finally! A Fully-Controlled Experience Creator
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Kiefer Paulson
Visualization, Architecture
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
Kiefer Paulson, CAD Technology Center

With recent changes to the AEC Collection, Autodesk has made it easier than ever to see your design in a digital world. Some as simple as clicking a button. However, creating experiences in a real-time rendering environment is where the line starts blur between the technical and artistic Autodesk users.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to take any Revit model into the Max Interactive environment, with the assumption that the model will continuously update in Revit
  2. Explore project review on a more critical level and how two minds are better than one
  3. Discover how to tailor this software to allow for new heights throughout multiple industries

Lab: Modular Classicism, a Guided Tour
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Andrew Milburn
Lab: Modular Classicism, a Guided Tour
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Andrew Milburn
Architecture, Visualization
Intermediate
 

Speaker:
Andrew Milburn, GAJ architects

This lab presents a method for assembling classical columns from a library of modular components using a systematic mix & match approach. It is a way of achieving great diversity from simple beginnings. Other applications of this method will be briefly reviewed.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to use double-nested planting families to scale geometry
  2. Understand how to set up a library file for interchangable modular components
  3. Learn how consistent naming strategies can enable a mix-and-match approach to generating diversity

BCS KEYNOTE: Fourth Industrial Revolution and AEC Industry Reboot
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Tomislav Žigo, Vice President - Virtual Design and Construction, Clayco
BCS KEYNOTE: Fourth Industrial Revolution and AEC Industry Reboot
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Tomislav Žigo, Vice President - Virtual Design and Construction, Clayco
 
 
 

Speaker: Tomislav Žigo, Vice President - Virtual Design and Construction, Clayco
Synopsis:

Today’s construction practices are destined to become anachronisms in the foreseeable future. Both the current speed of innovation and the paradigm shift of the fourth industrial revolution are destined to have a profound impact on the AEC industry, and that change is happening right now in front of our eyes.

The Forth Industrial Revolition:
- The disruption introduced by the reality of robotics
- The Internet of Things (IoT)
- Artificial intelligence (AI)
- and immersive and augmented reality

They represent a wakeup call for closer alignment with the principles of the manufacturing Industry, and this twenty first century industrial transformation needs to be realized through the adoption of proven processes such as Concurrent Engineering, Product Lifecycle Management and Resources Optimization.

This presentation focuses on Clayco’s vertical integration and highly consolidated project procurement cycle aided by the targeted use of technology solutions as an attempt to accelerate the reboot of AEC industry.

Learning Objectives:
- Hear why the fourth industrial revolution creates need for AEC industry to align more closely with the manufacturing industry
- Learn how proven technology solutions can bring the total life cycle of an AEC Product or Service into the 21st Century

BCS Session: Architectural and MEP Content – A Manufacturers Perspective.
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Don Bokmiller, Schneider Electric
BCS Session: Architectural and MEP Content – A Manufacturers Perspective.
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Don Bokmiller, Schneider Electric
 
 
 

Speaker: Don Bokmiller, Schneider Electric
Session:

In this session we'll traverse the world of manufacturer-provided content. Don Bokmiller, BIM Specialist with Schneider Electric will lead a panel discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of manufacturer content over building your own, best practices for delivering and managing that content and the evolution needed to accommodate VR, AR and AI.

Bring your questions and be ready to share your experiences!

Panellists:

- Melissa Thiessens - GSBS Architects

- Adam Thomas - Read / Thomas

- David Raynor - Dewberry

Learning Objectives:

- Share industry knowledge with peers on best practices for content

- Discover potential delivery methods for accessing manufacturer’s content

BCS Roundtables Session 1
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
BCS Roundtables Session 1
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
 
 
 

Choose from one of 4 roundtables

Roundtables are a feature of the Building Content Summit. It is a chance to discuss issues between manufacturer, user and software / service provider, learn from your one another and take perspective from their industry. Take your place and have your say on a table of up to 10 people (including the host).


Roundtable 1. Don Henrich, Assemble Systems, The Power of BIM Based Scheduling

Synopsos: BIM plays a key role in improving efficiencies and streamlining processes on projects. In this roundtable discussion, we will discuss the tangible benefits model based scheduling brings to the projects including the impact of sharing 4D simulations as well as graphically displaying start dates, critical path and float, both by project and by scope.

Objectives:
1. Understand the benefits of connecting WBS and schedule activities to your model

2. Understand the benefits of connecting office and jobsite data

3. Get a better understanding of the integration between Assemble and Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM


Roundtable 2. Don Bokmiller, Schneider Electric, Architectural and MEP Content – A Manufacturers Perspective

Synopsis: Join Don who will host this roundtable, to discuss how we can utilize workflows, processes, content and other methods to make the handover of design models to construction more seamless. Bring your questions and be ready to share your experiences!

Objectives:
1. Hear from peers about experiences in dealing with model handover

2. Discuss what hinders designers from producing construction level models

3. Learn what contractors are looking for in receiving a model from design


Roundtable 3. Charles De Andrade, SmartBIM, The Digital BIM Asset - How do you know what you have is the correct version?

Synopsis: Join Charles to discuss this topic. The Digital Product Catalog/Cutsheet - BIM - The Digital asset that is the basis for Manufacturer Digital Storefront. Building Information Models are active digital assets with many live links, allowing product information always to be current. How do you know what you have is the correct version?

Objectives:
1. Learn how you can stay up to date with correct version of BIM assets from manufacturer storefront to end project

2. Learn the many live links that allow the asset to be current


Roundtable 4. Chad Clary, BCS Committee, The Standard Is a Lie. What Do Users Actually Have to Go Through to Convert Content to Work with Their Office & Client Standards?

Synopsos: Every content creator, client and office have their own needs and standards for content, whether that is as simple as naming strategy or a complete dissection of every part of the design process. This means that getting usable content and information from sources outside of your local office can be challenging. We will look at what is really required to take your content and get it to a state that can be used in my office and look at ways to mitigate the headaches caused by inconsistent content, data and information.

Objectives:
Coming soon!

BCS Session: BIM Content for Miles: How to Scale For Large (Transportation) Projects
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Jim Reis, Business Area Director of Trimble MEP Division
BCS Session: BIM Content for Miles: How to Scale For Large (Transportation) Projects
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Jim Reis, Business Area Director of Trimble MEP Division
 
 
 

Speaker:Jim Reis, Business Area Director of Trimble MEP Division

Session:

For transportation projects valued in the billions, short completion dates, miles of tracks, and multiple unique stations and storage facilities, BIM is a must. With the demand for these types of infrastructure projects rising, competition is getting fierce. Can BIM content scale during projects that go on for miles - literally? In this presentation, you'll learn how to scale content for transportation projects and how Trimble is using BIM to shape the future of transportation infrastructure by offering the tools needed to complete miles of projects in record-breaking time.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how BIM can be scaled for large projects

- Learn how Trimble is using BIM to shape the future of transportation infrastructure

Friday 10 Aug 2018

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

Autodesk Update
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Autodesk Update
9:00 am - 9:45 am
 
 
 

Glorious Gadgets sponsored by Trimble
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Glorious Gadgets sponsored by Trimble
9:45 am - 10:45 am
 
 
 

Morning Tea & Exhibition Open
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Morning Tea & Exhibition Open
 
 
 

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

Highly Collaborative VDC
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Tomislav Zigo
Highly Collaborative VDC
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Tomislav Zigo
Construction, Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels
Multi-platform

Speaker:
Tomislav Zigo, Clayco

Highly structured and impeccably executed VDC project delivery with the team whose level of commitment exceeded expectations.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to incorporate reality capture date in a functional way
  2. Understand the importance of collaboration and concise deliver of information
  3. Purpose driven use of AR technology in conjunction with cloud based collaboration

Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
 
 
 

Session 2.3
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Session 2.3
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
 
 
 

SPLAT! How to Create Effective Training that Sticks
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Michael Kilkelly
SPLAT! How to Create Effective Training that Sticks
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Michael Kilkelly
Business Strategy and Leadership, Architecture
All Levels
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Michael Kilkelly, ArchSmarter

Learn how to create more effective technical training classes and presentations. We will take an in-depth look at Backwards Design, a learning development methodology that helps you create better learning experiences in less time.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to create effective learning experiences for adult learners.
  2. Understand the principles of Backwards Design and how to apply them to your own training agenda.
  3. Apply the principles of Backwards Design as we design a technical learning experience for a theoretical design firm.

Changeover
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Changeover
 
 
 

Session 2.4
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Session 2.4
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
 
 
 

Back to Reality: From Scan to Model to VR
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Paul Aubin
Back to Reality: From Scan to Model to VR
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Paul Aubin
Operations and Maintenance, Architecture
All Levels
Autodesk

Speaker:
Paul Aubin, Paul F. Aubin Consulting Services, Inc.

Perched atop the majestic hilltops in Tuscany, Volterra is an ancient Italian city, continuously inhabited for 3 millennia. This session explores the use of lidar and photogrammetry to capture and compile point clouds, mesh models, Revit models and virtual reality experiences documenting the city's priceless treasures.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Evaluate and consider the use of ground-based laser scanners and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or a combination of both for use in capturing existing conditions in building projects.
  2. Chart the workflow and steps required to take raw scan data and use it to create a valid and usable basis for building information model creation in common industry software.
  3. Experience a first-hand live demonstration of a virtual reality (VR) experience created from the resulting models created from the captured point cloud data.

Afternoon Tea
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Afternoon Tea
 
 
 

Session 2.5
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Session 2.5
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
 
 
 

Business Decisions from BIM Analytics
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Adam Roth
Business Decisions from BIM Analytics
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Adam Roth
Construction, Architecture
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
Adam Roth, Henderson Engineers Inc.

This class will show you how you can utilize the Revit API to automate the collection of data across your organization. You will see how to analyze and visualize this data. And we will discuss how this data can be transformed into information that can benefit your organization.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the potential role of analytics and data visualization in BIM proficient organizations.
  2. Understand current products/methods for data visualization and where they fall short. Understand how Revit usage and building information can fit in the context of the rest of their organization’s information.
  3. Create a custom revit addin to track product usage and model data via Revit API and Visual Studio Community.

Break
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Break
 
 
 

Friday Evening Function
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday Evening Function
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 
 
 

An MEP Design Firm Does BIM360!
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Kenny Hunter
An MEP Design Firm Does BIM360!
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Kenny Hunter
MEP
Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels
Autodesk

Speaker:
Kenny Hunter, tk1sc

BIM 360 is not just for Architects. MEP Multidisciplinary firms can win as well. Leveraging BIM 360 internally, we have been able to provide a new level of collaboration, transparency, and product for our clients. Come take a lok at how BIM 360 can bring your firm together.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discover that BIM 360 does not just benefit the Architect
  2. A single source of data can maintain consistency across a firm

FM Systems and Revit: Modeling for Facility Management
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Chris Lindo
FM Systems and Revit: Modeling for Facility Management
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Chris Lindo
Operations and Maintenance, Data Management
Advanced
Plug-in

Speaker:
Chris Lindo, CADD Microsystems

For facility operations, a Revit model can be assigned specific space information for new construction, operations information, and asset management. Using the FM-Systems plugin, that information can populate the FM Systems program to be used for your facility management team.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the best ways in adding facility data to a Revit model of your facility
  2. Learn how to connect the facility data-rich model to the FM Systems platform
  3. Manage your facility, with BIM-Model data, in an extensive FM tool

Visibility #[email protected]! Storm with Revit
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Richard Taylor
Visibility #[email protected]! Storm with Revit
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Richard Taylor
Model Management, Architecture
Expert
Autodesk

Speaker:
Richard Taylor, Ideate Software

You are a model manager and have better things to do then figure out why "whatever" is not displaying in the project's Revit model. This class will cover how to resolve some of the most confounding Revit visibility questions and how to train staff on solving it themselves.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to diagnose difficult visibility issues in Revit.
  2. Learn how visibility issues can overlay on each other to create complex conditions.
  3. Learn how to use a visibility checklist to review the most common problems.

When to Leverage Design Models and When Not to for Construction
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Aaron Maller
When to Leverage Design Models and When Not to for Construction
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Aaron Maller
Construction, Architecture
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
Aaron Maller, Parallax Team, Inc.

In this real project case study, we will look at ways and techniques Contractors and Builders can “review and audit” design team models, and decide if they can be used or salvaged, or if they need to be rebuilt and validated from the ground up. We will look at specific *gotchas* from Design Models, how to identify what you can rely on and what you cant, and discuss what that means for all of the parties (subcontractors) that are "downstream" of the Design Team. We will show off some innovative modeling techniques for Construction and Estimating, used in the Coordination process of a 450m dollar Sports Arena. This includes some unconventional modeling techniques, plus some specialty Dynamo Graphs (some of which are included in the Datasets).

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to evaluate (in less than 2 hours) if a model can be trusted/relied on/used for coordination, or if it needs to be rebuilt.
  2. Learn about some handy Dynamo Graphs (included!) that are helpful for Construction Coordination Modeling
  3. Learn about our workflow of modeling in Revit to generate RFI’s while working with the subcontractors teams.

Think Outside the Building: Pushing the Limits for Landscapes in Revit with Dynamo
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Lauren Schmidt
Think Outside the Building: Pushing the Limits for Landscapes in Revit with Dynamo
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Lauren Schmidt
Coding Content and Customization
Infrastructure
Expert
Autodesk

Speaker:
Lauren Schmidt, GGN

With a complete lack of development or integration of site tools, landscape workflows in Revit remain maddeningly difficult. Using Dynamo as a framework, this course will explore some trickier aspects of landscape modeling and documentation in Revit and will also look at methods to improve interop between Rhino and AutoCAD.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to move solids, surfaces, and information between Revit, Dynamo, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and Rhino.
  2. Apply strategies for complex site modeling and coordination between other disciplines in Revit and Dynamo.
  3. Apply strategies for complex site modeling and coordination between other disciplines in Revit and Dynamo.

Building Smart MEP Systems with Dynamo
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Sean Fruin
Building Smart MEP Systems with Dynamo
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Sean Fruin
MEP, Data Management
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Sean Fruin, Sigma AEC Solutions

Get back to focusing to the important things by learning how to have Dynamo do the heavy lifting in Revit MEP workflows. We will build a Revit HVAC systems using nothing but algorithms created in Dynamo. Get more from Revit, build a better model, do it in less time.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to get the most out of Revit MEP systems.
  2. Learn how to link Revit Space information to Revit families for use in calculations.
  3. Learn how Build parametric families to adapt to changes.

Automating Pressure Cascade Calculations and Documentation with Revit and Dynamo
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Nathaniel MacDonald
Automating Pressure Cascade Calculations and Documentation with Revit and Dynamo
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Nathaniel MacDonald
MEP, Model Management
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Nathaniel MacDonald, CRB

Learn how to use Dynamo to calculate complicated mechanical pressure cascades and document them automatically.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Create automated and efficient calculation workflows in Dynamo
  2. Generate documentation in Revit from information in Dynamo
  3. Gather information from linked Revit models to manipulate data

Evolution of BIM Execution Plans
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Sonny Andalis
Evolution of BIM Execution Plans
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Sonny Andalis
Model Management, Business Strategy and Leadership
Advanced
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Sonny Andalis, AECOM

BIM Execution Plan or BEP is a cornerstone of a successful BIM implementation from small bungalows to multi-discipline projects spanning years. The key is understanding what the client wants, what you can deliver and what is beneficial to other project team members who will be using the models you contributed.

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.

Session TBA
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Session TBA
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
 
 
 

Streamlining and Managing Your Technical QA/QC Review Process
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Vina Aboshaira
Streamlining and Managing Your Technical QA/QC Review Process
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Vina Aboshaira
Architecture, Data Management
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Vina Aboshaira, Perkins+Will

BIM QA/QC Checklist: Learn how to build smart checklists for QA/QC project technical reviews and be able to schedule and track project progress Report Generation: Generate reports reflecting the level of completion (total and/or per-phase) Level of Completion Dashboard: Review and automate visual/statistic data for project management

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to create a smart QA/QC checklist in Revit, to track project development across all project phases and among all designers
  2. Learn how to create Task list completion schedules, per phase
  3. Learn how to automate/generate Project Progress reports dashboard

Daily Dose of Dynamo and Python to Boost Your Firm's Productivity
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Rexter Retana
Daily Dose of Dynamo and Python to Boost Your Firm's Productivity
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Rexter Retana
Data Management, Coding Content and Customization
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Rexter Retana, Atkins

Learn how to leverage the use of Dynamo and Google Studio with Revit to maximise productivity and minimise risk across the project life cycle.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to transfer geometrical data from Sketchup to Revit using Flux.
  2. Learn how to automate code validation and verification process in Revit using Dynamo and Flux.
  3. Learn how to produce powerful data visualisation in Google Studio using Revit data.

Harnessing the ?I? in BIM: Taking Schedules to the Next Level
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Purvi Irwin
Harnessing the ?I? in BIM: Taking Schedules to the Next Level
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Purvi Irwin
Data Management, MEP
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Purvi Irwin, CADD Microsystems

Schedules are a powerful tool in Revit beyond just cataloging your modeled elements. Learn how to push the features of schedules to the next level, creating data within them to aid in design, make them prettier, and help you more fully harness the database side of Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how to use each of the main types of schedules, their benefits and limitations, and how they can be used in non-traditional ways.
  2. Learn about the various features available in schedule parameters - including calculated values, percentages, units
  3. Learn how to better control the graphics of your schedules when printed and combine information logically when a single schedule can?t provide all the information you need to show.

Session TBA
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Session TBA
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
 
 
 

Augmented Reality and Deep Learning in the Design Process
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Alberto Tono
Augmented Reality and Deep Learning in the Design Process
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Alberto Tono
Coding Content and Customization, Visualization
Expert
Other

Speaker:
Alberto Tono, 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 workflows. The main focus areas are daylight analyses, Augmented Reality and Mars exploration.

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.

Using a Neural Network for Energy Saving Strategies in Early Design
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Brett Horin
Using a Neural Network for Energy Saving Strategies in Early Design
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Brett Horin
Simulation and Analysis, Architecture
Advanced
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Brett Horin, CannonDesign

Early design phase energy models often lack the precision to warrant spending resources to build models and run simulations. A neural network, trained with energy models across a wide range of climates, square footages, and envelope characteristics, can be used to predict the energy saving potential of different strategies.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how a neural network can be used to create a predictive model for energy simulations.
  2. Understand why early design phase energy models lack precision, but are still valuable comparative tools.
  3. Learn about the equations and processes that govern building energy simulations.

What Exactly is it You Do Here? A Primer on Model Management
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Jim Marchese
What Exactly is it You Do Here? A Primer on Model Management
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Jim Marchese
Model Management, Architecture
Intermediate
 

Speaker:
Jim Marchese, Stantec

This course is an overview of model management and the much-misunderstood role of the Model Manager focusing on responsibilities, team collaboration, and addressing model issues that are common on most projects.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the Model Manager's role and responsibilities as well as choosing the right person for the job
  2. Understand project team management requirements, onboarding new staff and collaborating with project leadership
  3. Recognize common Revit pitfalls and how to proactively avoid them

Lessons in disruption: Hyperloop Safety & Regulatory approach
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Andrea Vaccaro
Lessons in disruption: Hyperloop Safety & Regulatory approach
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Andrea Vaccaro
 
 
 

Speaker:
Andrea Vaccaro, Virgin Hyperloop One

Computational Design for Structures: No Strings Attached!
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Andrew Atkins
Computational Design for Structures: No Strings Attached!
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Andrew Atkins
Structure, Coding Content and Customization
Advanced
Other

Speaker:
Andrew Atkins, HGA Architects and Engineers

Why can't we make our design spreadsheets (that we know and love) talk to our Revit models? Actually, we can! Dynamo need not apply. That's right, take your data and link it back into Revit; no nodes, and no strings attached.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to format data in Excel to feed back into Revit.
  2. Learn the basics of the Spreadsheet Link user interface to extract categories and parameters from Revit.
  3. Learn how to manipulate data in either Excel or Spreadsheet Link using formulas, and apply changes to the Revit model.

Case Study: Structural Digital Engineering and Data Validation for Optus Stadium
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Rishi Jobanputra
Case Study: Structural Digital Engineering and Data Validation for Optus Stadium
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Rishi Jobanputra
Structure, Model Management
Intermediate
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Rishi Jobanputra, Arup

The presentation will cover the process used for the Structural Design documentation and BIM model validation of the newly-built Optus Perth Stadium. We will showcase the effective collaboration methods used between engineer, modeller/drafter and steel detailer using a wide range of BIM authoring and validation applications.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Using Tekla & Revit for design documentation
  2. Learn how we were able to work with the fabricators during construction
  3. Utilising data within models for collaboration and verification

Forge Ahead: Customization for the Cloud with the Autodesk Forge API
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Elizabeth Shulok
Forge Ahead: Customization for the Cloud with the Autodesk Forge API
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Elizabeth Shulok
Coding Content and Customization, Data Management
Expert
Autodesk

Speaker:
Elizabeth Shulok, Assemble Systems

Forge is Autodesk's web development platform that offers a range of features, from accessing model data, uploading files, viewing files online, as well as design automation. This class looks at getting started with Forge at the model data and viewer level using C# and .NET.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to get started with the Forge API while leveraging your experience with C#.
  2. Learn how to handle 2-legged and 3-legged authentication for Forge apps.
  3. Learn how to make your Forge app available in BIM 360 Docs.

Roundtable: Rewriting a BIM Manual? Knowing What I Know Now
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Brianna Ladd
Roundtable: Rewriting a BIM Manual? Knowing What I Know Now
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Brianna Ladd
Model Management, Architecture
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Brianna Ladd, CAD Technology Center

The forum is based on a typical BIM Manual. This discussion allows attendees the opportunity to discuss methods they created when implementing BIM Standards & manuals within their companies. This will generate feedback and conversation on what could have, should have, been done differently, or things that went well.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. 1. Learn how to correctly select the correct team members for your BIM Implementation.
  2. 2. Understand how to get the company principles on board.
  3. 3. Discuss where precious and valuable time can/should be spent to reap the biggest benefits in your implementation.

Roundtable: Implementing R&D in Your Firm, a Brainstorming Session
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Sarah Causey
Roundtable: Implementing R&D in Your Firm, a Brainstorming Session
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Sarah Causey
Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Sarah Causey, RATIO

This roundtable discussion will explore how to prioritize R&D in an ever-changing creative industry. Through shared knowledge and experiences, members of the roundtable will discuss how to define R&D, what they have seen work, and how to make the business case for non-billable hours.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explore the idea of creating an internal R&D initiative that manages the exploration of a variety of topics
  2. Brainstorm business strategies for rationalizing time away from billable work
  3. Through shared experiences, gauge where fellow firms are with this concept

Roundtable: BIM is?Broken?
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Carl Storms
Roundtable: BIM is?Broken?
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Carl Storms
Architecture, Construction
All Levels
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Carl Storms, IMAGINiT

This topic came from feedback from a Roundtable I delivered at AU 2016, BILT NA 2017, and 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.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Is BIM a Process or a Deliverable
  2. What are some of the issues facing BIM today
  3. How can BIM be fixed

Roundtable: Stop Sugar Coating It and Really Start Working Together!
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Brian Mackey
Roundtable: Stop Sugar Coating It and Really Start Working Together!
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Brian Mackey
Business Strategy and Leadership, Model Management
All Levels
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting

Stop letting political correctness get in the way of collaborating more effectively. Join this session to discuss why there are hesitations to mention negatively affecting practices of other during a team meetings.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Come up with creative ways to bring up issues as to not offend other team members
  2. Create a list of limitations that may not meet RFP requirements
  3. Finally discuss what is truly needed on a project

Lab: Taking Control: Verifying As-Built Conditions with Reality Capture
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Kelly Cone
Lab: Taking Control: Verifying As-Built Conditions with Reality Capture
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Kelly Cone
Data Management, Visualization
Advanced
Multi-platform

Speaker:
Kelly Cone,ClearEdge3D

This lab will teach you how to use laser scanning and Verity™ to check the quality of work on your jobsite or as-built models! Utilizing your BIMs and our advanced computer vision algorithms, you can know how well your job is being built/modeled in minutes rather than days. Take control!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the pros and cons of using laser scanning as a QA/QC check on construction and as-built modeling
  2. Learn how to get the information you need to generate accurate as-built models in your authoring applications
  3. Learn how to use Verity and Navisworks to automatically check the quality of work

Lab: Photographs (not Photogrammetry) to BIM, A Practical Alternative for Scan to BIM
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Virat Manchanda
Lab: Photographs (not Photogrammetry) to BIM, A Practical Alternative for Scan to BIM
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Virat Manchanda
Architecture, Visualization
Intermediate
 

Speaker:
Virat Manchanda, Imagine BIM

You?ve heard of AutoCAD to BIM, Photogrammetry to BIM and even Scan to BIM. In this session, we introduce ?Photographs to BIM?! In this lab you will learn a workflow by which you will be able to produce a BIM model of significant 'mm' accuracy using simple everyday photographs.

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: Photographs (not Photogrammetry) to BIM, A Practical Alternative for Scan to BIM
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Virat Manchanda
Lab: Photographs (not Photogrammetry) to BIM, A Practical Alternative for Scan to BIM
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Virat Manchanda
Architecture, Visualization
Intermediate
 

Speaker:
Virat Manchanda, Imagine BIM

You?ve heard of AutoCAD to BIM, Photogrammetry to BIM and even Scan to BIM. In this session, we introduce ?Photographs to BIM?! In this lab you will learn a workflow by which you will be able to produce a BIM model of significant 'mm' accuracy using simple everyday photographs.

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: Machine Learning, it's not just for Data Scientists
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Nick Kovach
Lab: Machine Learning, it's not just for Data Scientists
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Nick Kovach
Data Management, Operations and Maintenance
Expert
Autodesk

Speaker:
Nick Kovach, BOKA Powell

Does the concept of Machine Learning seem too complex to wrap your head around? In this lab, I will work through the basics of Machine Learning with a bit of Python code and cleaned up data sets I have built from Revit Journal files at my architectural firm.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss the basics of Machine Learning and examples of programming in Python
  2. Learn the inner workings of a Revit journal file and how to extract data from Revit models
  3. Setting up your programming environment in Python and installing packages necessary

Lab: Advance Steel and Revit, a Seamless Workflow
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
David Cohn
Lab: Advance Steel and Revit, a Seamless Workflow
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
David Cohn
Structure, Fabrication
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
David Cohn, 4D Technologies

This session looks at the bi-directional interoperability between Revit and Advance Steel, which enables users to leverage the data in their BIM models to create a seamless steel fabrication workflow.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Export a Revit structure model and import it into Advance Steel
  2. Automate the creation of steel connections between members imported from Revit
  3. Synchronize, review, and import changes between the Advance Steel and Revit models

Lab: Adapt or Die, Clever Ways to Exploit Adaptive Components for Everyday Design
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Claudio Vittori Antisari
Lab: Adapt or Die, Clever Ways to Exploit Adaptive Components for Everyday Design
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Claudio Vittori Antisari
Coding Content and Customization, Architecture
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Claudio Vittori Antisari, Strategie Digitali

Revit Adaptive Components are a powerful tool and sometimes the answer to all those "this cannot be done in Revit" gibberish. This lab will aim to highlight the key concepts you really need to master to understand their behavior in Revit and also with tools like Flux, Dinamo, Grassopper.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to master adattive components and use them to create complex parametric geometries in Revit
  2. Learn how extract useful constructive data from complex geometries thank to adaptive components
  3. Learn how integrate adaptive components in complex workflow with tools like, Dynamo, Flux and Grasshopper, to empower Revit modelling capabilities

Lab: Adapt or Die, Clever Ways to Exploit Adaptive Components for Everyday Design
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Claudio Vittori Antisari
Lab: Adapt or Die, Clever Ways to Exploit Adaptive Components for Everyday Design
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Claudio Vittori Antisari
Coding Content and Customization, Architecture
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Claudio Vittori Antisari, Strategie Digitali

Revit Adaptive Components are a powerful tool and sometimes the answer to all those "this cannot be done in Revit" gibberish. This lab will aim to highlight the key concepts you really need to master to understand their behavior in Revit and also with tools like Flux, Dinamo, Grassopper.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to master adattive components and use them to create complex parametric geometries in Revit
  2. Learn how extract useful constructive data from complex geometries thank to adaptive components
  3. Learn how integrate adaptive components in complex workflow with tools like, Dynamo, Flux and Grasshopper, to empower Revit modelling capabilities

Lab: CAD/ Revit Integration Best Practices
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Alejandro Lopez
Lab: CAD/ Revit Integration Best Practices
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Alejandro Lopez
Architecture, Architecture
Advanced
 

Speaker:
Alejandro Lopez, LPA, Inc.

We will cover best practices for CAD and Revit Integration. We?ll cover optimizing CAD files to avoid the ?Jitters? in Revit, how to setup Shared Coordinates and how to export Revit views to CAD with categories translated to layers. We will cover the issues found and workarounds developed.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to properly optimize CAD Files to link into Revit
  2. How to properly setup shared coordinates
  3. How to export Views from Revit to CAD with correct location and layers

BCS Roundtables Session 2
8:40 am - 9:40 am
BCS Roundtables Session 2
8:40 am - 9:40 am

Choose from one of 4 roundtables

Roundtables are a feature of the Building Content Summit. It is a chance to discuss issues between manufacturer, user and software / service provider, learn from your one another and take perspective from their industry. Take your place and have your say on a table of up to 10 people (including the host).


Roundtable 1. Marc Goldman, AEC/BIM Consulting, The Importance of Building Product Content as BIM goes to the Cloud

Synopsis: Join Marc for this roundtable discussion which sheds light on the importance of Building Product Content as the AEC industry is embracing cloud-based BIM-based methods for the entire project lifecycle. Let's look at how BPM content is moving beyond 3D models and specs. Manufacturer's data is being tied into work packages that can be assigned and taken into the field, connected to forecasting costs & timelines, to performing digital layout for accurate construction execution. In this session we will walk through several ways BPM product data is used throughout a construction project, highlighting the value of high-quality building product content at various stages of the project.

Learning Objectives:
- Learn how Building Product Content data is collected and used throughout the whole project lifecycle using cloud-based BIM solutions
- Learn several ways BPM product data is used throughout the stages of a construction project, and the value of high quality BPM content along the way

Roundtable 2. Chad Clary, Studio A Architecture, What Content Do I Need? (All of it); When Do I Need It? (Right now!)

Synopsis:Manufacturers and Service Providers face a conundrum. How can they provide the information that the practitioners need while still getting the information they need to provide technical assistance and generate sales leads without giving the very people they are trying to help a migraine just to find some information? Users need information (data) and content (geometry) and they frequently need it yesterday.

Roundtable 3. Charles De Andrade, SmartBIM, The shift from Design Bid Build to Design Build - How is this changing the BIM user case?

Synopsis:WIth more private work going Design Build, and the use of IPD methodology increasing how is this changing the use of BIM? Contractors are seeing the value in Virtual Design Construction Departments. The ability to model the project and resolve most if not all of the model conflicts in virtual before on site work. The ability to deliver virtual as builts to the owner gaining traction.

Learning Objectives:
- What are the work flow changes realated to BIM? Project acquisition (business development), design development, constructability - conflict resolution
-What is changing for the BPM, Designer and Contractor
Roundtable 4. Melissa Thiessens, BCS Committee - Clients don't care about LODs, they want a functional outcome

Synopsis: Level of Detail. Level of Development. Coarse, Medium, Fine. Your clients don’t care, they want a building that works and a construction process that runs smoothly. How can we achieve the visual fidelity and convey the information that we want and need as designers without sacrificing the project?

Learning Objectives:
- Discuss what is really needed for documentation vs. handover. How much detail is too much?
- Hear from peers their experiences with manufacturer content - good & bad
- Discuss methods for recreating or simplifying content

BCS Roundtables Session 3
9:45 am - 10:45 am
BCS Roundtables Session 3
9:45 am - 10:45 am

Choose from one of 4 roundtables

Roundtables are a feature of the Building Content Summit. It is a chance to discuss issues between manufacturer, user and software / service provider, learn from your one another and take perspective from their industry. Take your place and have your say on a table of up to 10 people (including the host).


Roundtable 1 Jim Reis, Trimble, How to scale content for large projects

Synopsis Join Jim to talk about scaling BIM Content.. for transportation projects valued in the billions, short completion dates, miles of tracks, and multiple unique stations and storage facilities. With the demand for these types of infrastructure projects rising, competition is getting fierce. Can BIM content scale during projects that go on for miles— literally? Let’s discuss this!

Roundtable 2. Don Bokmiller, Schneider Electric - Closing the Gap Between Design and Construction Models

Synopsis: Join Don who will host this roundtable, to discuss how we can utilize workflows, processes, content and other methods to make the handover of design models to construction more seamless. Bring your questions and be ready to share your experiences!
Learning Objectives

- Hear from peers about experiences in dealing with model handover
- Discuss what hinders designers from producing construction level models
- Learn what contractors are looking for in receiving a model from design

Roundtable 3. Doug Bevil - The importance for the manufacturer to have their digital/BIM models in the As-Built model for owner, FM use, Etc,

Synopsis:At the completion of a project, the one member of the “Building Team” that benefits most from BIM is the building owner. The As-Built Model, serves as a digital representation of the building and all of its contents. Building owners are starting to demand that their project are done in BIM. It avails them to easier interaction with the building team during the design and construction of the project and provides performance, security, safety and maintenance long after the project is completed.

Objectives:
- Learn how to make useful content for the design industry
- Learn how manufacturers’ content impacts the design process
- Learn how good content will help your business get more orders

Roundtable 4. Jon Atkinson, CTC - How users actually use manufacturer content

Synopsis:As manufacturers develop Revit content they sometimes go down the wrong path and either add useless functionality (from a design perspective), or completely miss how their content fits into the design process. This Round Table is intended to bring manufacturers and users together to provide valuable feedback to the manufacturer on how best to develop their content to make it useful.

Objectives:
- Learn how to make useful content for the design industry
- Learn how manufacturers’ content impacts the design process
- Learn how good content will help your business get more orders

BCS Session: Configure, Automate, Innovate: Industrialized BIM in a World of Variation
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Ken Flannigan, KONE
BCS Session: Configure, Automate, Innovate: Industrialized BIM in a World of Variation
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Ken Flannigan, KONE
 
 
 

Speaker:Ken Flannigan, KONE

Session:

Vertical transportation equipment is, by nature, highly configurable. To put the opportunity and challenge in perspective, there are more possible configurations of just KONE equipment than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy (that's 100 billion). 

On top of the configuration variety, we are challenged by the wide variations of project expectations regarding BIM.

It has been a focus of KONE's Technology and Innovation group to bring digital intelligence and automation to bear on these issues and what we've learned stretches far beyond configuring products and takes us into fundamental questions about how we make construction cost decisions, communicate digitally, and even how people move through our built environments.

Learning Objective:

- Learn how designers and builders can interact and benefit from industrialized BIM workflows in the planning of a project's vertical transportation solutions.

BCS Session: Creating BIM Objects to International Standards
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Dr Stephen Hamil, Direcot of Research and Innovation, NBS
BCS Session: Creating BIM Objects to International Standards
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Dr Stephen Hamil, Direcot of Research and Innovation, NBS
 
 
 

Speaker: Dr Stephen Hamil, Direcot of Research and Innovation, NBS

Session:

NBS have created objects for over 300 different organisations across the UK, Australia and Canada. These objects have ranged from ceilings to boilers to external furniture. What is unique to NBS is that all of the objects created are to an object standard. The main benefit of this is that all designers using objects from NBS can benefit from consistent information within the models they create.

In this discussion, Stephen will walk through how to create objects to this object standard using the NBS tools and guidance available. Topics such as naming conventions, classifications, international property sets, value types, geometry, space data, functional behaviour and meta data will be explored. During this demonstration Stephen invites you, the attendees to contribute your thoughts and ask questions.

Object representations in IFC, Revit and ArchiCAD format will be demonstrated and those attending the class will leave with a deeper understanding of how to create BIM objects to a consistent quality standard.

Learning Objectives:

- How to create objects to an object standard using the NBS tools and guidance available

- Explore topics such as naming conventions, classifications, international property sets, value types, geometry, space data, functional behaviour and meta data

BCS Roundtables Session 4
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
BCS Roundtables Session 4
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
 
 
 

Choose from one of 3 roundtables

Roundtables are a feature of the Building Content Summit. It is a chance to discuss issues between manufacturer, user and software / service provider, learn from your one another and take perspective from their industry. Take your place and have your say on a table of up to 10 people (including the host).

Choose from one of 3 roundtables

Roundtables are a feature of the Building Content Summit. It is a chance to discuss issues between manufacturer, user and software / service provider, learn from your one another and take perspective from their industry. Take your place and have your say on a table of up to 10 people (including the host).


Roundtable 1. Stephen Hamil, NBS, The Construction industry needs to standardize its processes and data structures and enable value through the use of digital technologies

Roundtable 2. Ken Flannigan, KONE, Configure, Automate, Innovate: Industrialized BIM in a World of Variation

Synopsis: Join Ken Flannigan, BIM Solution Owner at KONE, to talk about how designers and builders can interact and benefit from industrialized BIM workflows. This is an extension of his presentation.

It has been a focus of KONE's Technology and Innovation group to bring digital intelligence and automation to bear on these issues and what we've learned stretches far beyond configuring products and takes us into fundamental questions about how we make construction cost decisions, communicate digitally, and even how people move through our built environments.

 It has been a focus of KONE's Technology and Innovation group to bring digital intelligence and automation to bear on these issues and what we've learned stretches far beyond configuring products and takes us into fundamental questions about how we make construction cost decisions, communicate digitally, and even how people move through our built environments.

Join Ken Flannigan, BIM Solution Owner at KONE, to learn how designers and builders interact and benefit from industrialized BIM workflows to aid in the planning of a project's vertical transportation solutions.

Learning Objectives:
- Learn how you can benefit from industrialized BIM workflows
- Learn how to bring digital intelligence and automation into cost decisions, project stages and how people move through built environments

Roundtable 3. Chad Clary, BCS Committee, The Standard Is a Lie. What Do Users Actually Have to Go Through to Convert Content to Work with Their Office & Client Standards?

Synopsos: Every content creator, client and office have their own needs and standards for content, whether that is as simple as naming strategy or a complete dissection of every part of the design process. This means that getting usable content and information from sources outside of your local office can be challenging. We will look at what is really required to take your content and get it to a state that can be used in my office and look at ways to mitigate the headaches caused by inconsistent content, data and information.

Learning Objectives:
Coming soon!

BCS Practitioner Panel
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Moderated by Marc Goldman, AEC/BIM Consulting
BCS Practitioner Panel
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Moderated by Marc Goldman, AEC/BIM Consulting
 
 
 

Moderated by Marc Goldman, AEC/BIM Consulting
A discussion for how data and the quality of information is transforming the relationship between practitioners and manufacturers.

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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
 
 
 

Channeling Einstein: A General Theory of Implementation
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Kelly Cone
Channeling Einstein: A General Theory of Implementation
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Kelly Cone
Business Strategy and Leadership, Construction
All Levels
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D Inc.

Coming up with a good idea is easy. Figuring out the right way to implement it within your organization is hard. But it doesn't have to be! This lecture leverages years of experience implementing technologies and processes across companies to develop a method to predict how to implement... almost anything.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to predict the best way to implement a technology enabled process change
  2. Describe the key factors that affect the success of an implementation
  3. Learn how to write an implementation plan so you're set for success, including ROI projections!

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

An Applications Training Initiative: Overcoming the Lack of Training for a Mid-Sized Firm
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Chad Speas
An Applications Training Initiative: Overcoming the Lack of Training for a Mid-Sized Firm
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Chad Speas
Business Strategy and Leadership, Architecture
Advanced
 

Speaker:
Chad Speas, Corgan

WE NEED MORE TRAINING! Identify, understand, develop and build resources to better train your staff for sustainable, advanced learning. I'll share the framework and apply this to software platforms and design concepts in a case study format.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify and share obstacles we had to overcome in order to increase training adoption
  2. Share Corgan?s Training Framework Strategy
  3. Share Corgan's Class Experiences & Lessons Learned through feedback loops and understand what exactly our attendees had to say.

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

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

Case Study: Communicating Scale Through Mobile VR for the CSTM Conservation and Collection Centre
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Jackson Fung
Case Study: Communicating Scale Through Mobile VR for the CSTM Conservation and Collection Centre
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Jackson Fung
Visualization, Architecture
Advanced
Multi-platform

Speaker:
Jackson Fung, Diamond Schmitt Architects

The client found difficulty in visualizing scale through traditional drawings. VR enabled spatial understanding before construction. BIM integration is live-linked between construction documentation and visualization, allowing for updates without needing to re-build geometry. Mobile VR focused provided high accessibility and low budget, emphasizing social media without high end devices.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to use Yulio, Autodesk 360, and Revit features to visualize the unique architectural design challenges of a large-scale institutional project.
  2. Emphasize low-cost accessibility of mobile VR for communication and BIM integration between construction documentation and visualization for a consolidated efficient presentation project.
  3. Identify successes where VR most effectively demonstrates and fills in gaps in understanding from traditional drawing methods such as plans and sections, and where traditional drawing aids VR.

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

Changeover
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Changeover
 
 
 

The Future of Organizational Change Management and BIM
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Susan Brattberg
The Future of Organizational Change Management and BIM
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Susan Brattberg
Business Strategy and Leadership, Construction
All Levels
 

Speaker:
Susan Brattberg, Global eTraining

Learn the basics of managing technological change in the AEC industry context.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the basic ingredients of successful change management.
  2. Obtain practical advice on managing BIM-related organizational change.
  3. Identify the starting point and change management strategy for your organization.

Session 3.4
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Session 3.4
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
 
 
 

Afternoon Tea
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Afternoon Tea
 
 
 

Closing Keynote: Technology Is No Replacement for The Human Experience
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Sabin Howard
Closing Keynote: Technology Is No Replacement for The Human Experience

Conference Wrap Up
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Bob Bell
Conference Wrap Up
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
 
 
 

Speaker:
Bob Bell

Changeover
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Changeover
 
 
 

Speaker Debrief
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Speaker Debrief
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
 
 
 

Break
6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Break
 
 
 

Gala Dinner
7:15 pm - 11:59 pm
Proudly sponsored by BIMSmith
Gala Dinner
7:15 pm - 11:59 pm
Proudly sponsored by BIMSmith
 
 
 

Gala Dinner Date: Saturday 11 August 2018 Reflect on the conference, enjoy food, wine and entertainment with your peers in the iconic St Louis Union Station Hotel Dress: Semi-Formal

Proudly sponsored by BIMsmith

Using NoSQL to Easily Store Unlimited Data in the Cloud
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Stephen Faust
Using NoSQL to Easily Store Unlimited Data in the Cloud
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Stephen Faust
Coding Content and Customization, Data Management
Advanced
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Stephen Faust, Revolution Design

If your application needs to store large amounts of data in a DB accessible from anywhere NoSQL may be your answer.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the difference between traditional SQL databases and NoSQL databases and which to select for which task
  2. Learn how to design and set up your DynamoDB tables
  3. Learn to connect your code to DynamoDB and very quickly start storing and retrieving your data from anywhere.

The Power of Revit Lookup Tables
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schoch
The Power of Revit Lookup Tables
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schoch
Coding Content and Customization, Data Management
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Ralph Schoch, Victaulic

Take your families to the next level by adding lookup tables. Learn new ways of using lookup tables to control complex families. Anyone who needs to create content will benefit by using the techniques in this class to leverage lookup tables and simplify the sometimes complex nature of making families.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Use Lookup tables to add part numbers to families easily.
  2. Create quick and easy ways of using lookup tables to control complex families.
  3. Use Lookup tables to add data and functionality to families easily.

Get the Most Out of Your Detail Components and Details
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Jesse Mickle
Get the Most Out of Your Detail Components and Details
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Jesse Mickle
Architecture, Coding Content and Customization
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Jesse Mickle, Neumann Monson Architects

Standard firm details, keynotes, detail components with extensive parameters, and standard line types from firm standards. We'll walk through a process that was done to set up parametric detail components that align with firm standards to quickly create intelligent details no matter the project.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Utilize the parametrics inside of detail components with booleans and nested families
  2. Placing keynote data into your detail components for advantages later
  3. Total control over your detail lineweights

Solve Real Problems with Real Apps? Minimal Code Required
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Joel Roderick
Solve Real Problems with Real Apps? Minimal Code Required
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Joel Roderick
Coding Content and Customization, Data Management
Intermediate
Other

Speaker:
Joel Roderick, Water Technology

Are you the office power user? The person who takes on the hard job of making things better for everyone? Tired of hacking Excel or Access to try and create tools people will actually like to use? Make your ideas into real apps using Microsoft's PowerApps platform.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the various controls in PowerApps
  2. Learn how to connect to data sources
  3. Learn how to update data source

The Simpleton's Guide to MEP Macros: Creating Relationships Between Elements
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Eddy Bussiere
The Simpleton's Guide to MEP Macros: Creating Relationships Between Elements
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Eddy Bussiere
Coding Content and Customization, MEP
Advanced
 

Speaker:
Eddy Bussiere, SMP Engineering

This class will give a brief overview of the macro manager and some very useful functions in the Revit API. We will create relationships between elements such as an electrical element and its associated systems.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Take a brief look at the Macro Manager in Revit and some associated tools
  2. To look at the ways simple macros can help MEP Engineers
  3. Discover ways to make create new relationships between elements

Get (Day) Lit with Licaso by Lighting Analysts
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Matt Kincaid
Get (Day) Lit with Licaso by Lighting Analysts
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Matt Kincaid
Simulation and Analysis, Architecture
Intermediate
Plug-in

Speaker:
Matt Kincaid, Lighting Analysts Inc.

Ever wanted to know more about the complex metrics used in quantitative daylight analysis? Wondered how to make sense of annual daylight data? Take a dive into Licaso, a program designed to give you the answers for daylighting. Oh, and it talks to Revit, AutoCAD and AGi32 too.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the typical metrics used in quantitative daylight analysis and how to use each one at different stages of the design process.
  2. See the Licaso workflow from start to finish. Everything from Model setup and configuration to producing high quality deliverables to report the results in a professional manner.
  3. Appreciate the typical (and some not so typical) design considerations germane to daylighting and how to best leverage software to make good design decisions.

COBie and Classification Systems in Revit
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Jason Kunkel
COBie and Classification Systems in Revit
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Jason Kunkel
Data Management, Model Management
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
T.J. Meehan, CADD Microsystems

Take a deep dive into the Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit and the Autodesk Classification Manager for Revit.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn what COBie data can be generated by the Revit model and how to collect that data quickly and efficiently
  2. Understand how to leverage the connectivity between COBie and major classification systems within your model
  3. Find out how easy it is to create your own classification system and apply the data directly to Revit elements

Status of Third Party Lighting Fixture Families (A Random Sample)
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Matt Kincaid
Status of Third Party Lighting Fixture Families (A Random Sample)
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Matt Kincaid
MEP, Architecture
Advanced
Plug-in

Speaker:
Matt Kincaid, Lighting Analysts Inc.

Manufacturers' preparation of lighting fixture family data for use in Autodesk's Revit software is complex, expensive and problematic. End Users: Learn potential pitfalls of using third party families. Manufacturers: Learn appropriate construction methods for different luminaire types and see how to avoid costly mistakes.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the role of the Revit Light Source and how to configure it properly.
  2. See first-hand what the appropriate level of trust should be when using luminaire families developed by a 3rd party.
  3. Understand the benefits and dangers of Type Catalogs as they relate to luminaire families and see various strategies employed by manufacturers for managing fixtures with multiple photometric files.

Modelling Civil Infrastructure in Revit
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Nathan Love
Modelling Civil Infrastructure in Revit
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Nathan Love
Infrastructure, Model Management
Expert
Autodesk

Speaker:
Nathan Love, AECOM

This class will show you some various methods of modelling civil components in Revit. We will also explore different workflow options which will comprise of different software add-ons.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn some workflows on how to model detailed excavation for construction sequencing
  2. Learn multiple options on how to model rail
  3. Explore the applications of using adaptive components to model various structures

Case Study: Exploring the Value of Laser Scanning and Modeling on Large Renovation Projects
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Eric Bogenschutz
Case Study: Exploring the Value of Laser Scanning and Modeling on Large Renovation Projects
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Eric Bogenschutz
Architecture, MEP
All Levels
Autodesk

Speaker:
Eric Bogenschutz, HOK

This presentation will look at how 3D laser scanning was used to document 18 buildings on a large medical campus at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. We will discuss why laser scanning was used on this project and the value it brought to the design team and the owner.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. To gain an understanding on how 3D Laser Scanning saved time and reduced waste on a large medical campus project in St. Louis, MO
  2. To learn the process that the design team worked through in gathering proposals and how an ultimate decision was made on what to scan and who should scan it.
  3. To hear from the 3D Laser Scanning representatives about their process and how they ultimately successfully delivered the project to the design team for later use.

Become an Office Hero: Learn How to Extract Data from ETABS and SAP
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Marcello Sgambelluri
Become an Office Hero: Learn How to Extract Data from ETABS and SAP
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Marcello Sgambelluri
Structure, Data Management
Guru
Other

Speaker:
Marcello Sgambelluri, JAMA

ETABS and SAP structural analysis 3D models have a wealth of rich building information. What if you could show the structural engineers how to extract all that rich data using automation techniques such as Dynamo and the ETABS and SAP API? This class will teach you how.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to extract geometry from ETABS using ETABS API
  2. Learn how to extract geometry from SAP using dynamo
  3. Learn how to save time and money by automating how to extract analysis results from ETABS

Design Space Construction/Sprout Space Sustainability Processes
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Jarod Schultz
Design Space Construction/Sprout Space Sustainability Processes
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Jarod Schultz
Simulation and Analysis, Architecture
All Levels
Autodesk

Speaker:
Jarod Schultz, MasterGraphics.aec

See a case study on "Design Space Construction/Sprout Space" with MasterGraphics.aec & Perkins+Will using Autodesk sustainability design tools. We will be covering how Dynamo Studio, Fractal, FormIt, Revit, and Insight were used to meet design, energy (2030), and view quality requirements.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. See a case study (Design Space Construction/Sprout Space) with MasterGraphics.aec & Perkins + Will using Autodesk sustainability design tools
  2. See how Dynamo Studio, Fractal, FormIt, Revit, and Insight were used to meet design, energy (2030), and view quality requirements
  3. Understand how the schematic design workflow is changing and how to take advantage of the processes to best meet the Architecture 2030 initiative

Data Sharing, Not File Sharing: Designing Quantum for You
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Tobias Hathorn
Data Sharing, Not File Sharing: Designing Quantum for You
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Tobias Hathorn
Data Management, Construction
Expert
Autodesk

Speaker:
Tobias Hathorn, Autodesk

Quantum, part of Autodesk?s BIM 360 ecosystem, is a platform for sharing targeted project information between AEC apps you?ve already mastered. Quantum enables collaboration via data-sharing - not file-sharing. This presentation will show Quantum in a technology preview and illustrate how Quantum alleviates pain points in work processes.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the fundamental goals of Project Quantum
  2. Learn how Quantum will alleviate pain points in your essential work process and cross discipline collaborations
  3. Learn which common workflows Quantum is designed to improve

Analyzing Your Revit Model Data One Byte at a Time
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Vickie Patel
Analyzing Your Revit Model Data One Byte at a Time
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Vickie Patel
Model Management, Data Management
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Vickie Patel, HKS, Inc.

Get a glimpse of how HKS's Practice Technology group is gathering real-time data on their Revit models to provide proactive support and guidance to the design teams.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to capture model data from Revit and analysis the data outputs.
  2. Learn how to generate readable charts from data.
  3. Learn how to use data generated trends to proactively assist project teams.

Energy Modeling: From Conceptual Design to an Energy Model
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Andrew Leavitt and Liberty Longalong
Energy Modeling: From Conceptual Design to an Energy Model
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Andrew Leavitt and Liberty Longalong
Simulation and Analysis, MEP
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
Andrew Leavitt, Leo A Daly

Co-Speaker:
Liberty Longalong, CAD Technology Center

We'll discuss using Revit energy modeling and the Insight 360 cloud-based service to improve sustainability and produce better buildings. The audience will learn how to analyze and compare the performance and efficiency of proposed models with a step-by-step process guide for conceptual modeling, including useful hints and potential pitfalls.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn to use Revit and Insight to design more sustainable buildings. Decrease environmental impact due to inefficient design and energy use.
  2. Analyze and compare the energy use and impact of a range of HVAC and electrical systems.
  3. Model schematic constructions or detailed thermal constructions to guide decisions regarding materials and methods.
  4. Analyze and reduce energy use from the early design stages through the entire course of a project.

Enhanced Integration: Connecting the Disjointed Lifecycle of the AEC/O Industry
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Marin Pastar
Enhanced Integration: Connecting the Disjointed Lifecycle of the AEC/O Industry
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Marin Pastar
Architecture, Operations and Maintenance
All Levels
Multi-platform

Speaker:
Marin Pastar, Bates

Overview of how leveraging BIM and VDC technologies throughout the complete project life-cycle connects the disjointed AEC/O teams and increases efficiency by implementing federated as-built models and asset data into an Integrated Workplace Management (IWMS) platform at project turn-over, on top of streamlining the design and construction process.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how to leverage technology to better connect project delivery teams during the project lifecycle
  2. Discern and manage Facility Data from design and construction through Turn-Over
  3. Develop workflows that target reduction of effort duplication and increased benefit to all stakeholders

Construction Can Be Sexy: How Visualization Tools Help Us Build
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Jeffrey Pinheiro
Construction Can Be Sexy: How Visualization Tools Help Us Build
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Jeffrey Pinheiro
Visualization, Construction
Intermediate
Multi-platform

Speaker:
Jeffrey Pinheiro, Turner Construction / TheRevitKid.com

It is hard to imagine where many of the new visualization technologies will be used within a construction company. Truth is, at Turner Construction we are using tools like Autodesk Revit, Lumion, Enscape3D, Photoshop, In-Design, HTC Vive (virtual reality hardware), and 3D Printers everyday as part of our construction process.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. 1. How real-time rendering software (Lumion) is used to visualize construction impact, phasing, safety, and logistics of a project and some tips on managing a phased model within.
  2. 2. Tips on using Autodesk Revit with the HTC Vive (VR Headset) and Enscape3D for virtual mock-ups, inspections, and end-user sign off while gaining optimal value out of your ?VR? meetings.
  3. 3. The process of 3D printing directly from a Revit model and creating a construction "game-board" for planning, presenting, and executing a construction project.

Navisworks: Not the Only Name in the Clash Detection Game
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Carl Storms
Navisworks: Not the Only Name in the Clash Detection Game
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Carl Storms
Construction, Architecture
All Levels
Multi-platform

Speaker:
Carl Storms, IMAGINiT

In this session we will learn about some of the many options available for clash detection when working with BIM. review of the pros and cons of current clash detection software, and what the future of it might be.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Other software options for clash detection
  2. What are the pros and cons of all the clash detection options
  3. What is the next ?thing? in clash detection

Innovative Ways BIM Contributes to Lean Construction
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Daniel Doherty
Innovative Ways BIM Contributes to Lean Construction
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Daniel Doherty
Construction, Fabrication
All Levels
 

Speaker:
Daniel Doherty, Clark Builders

Lean construction hinges on two critical concepts: recognizing what waste is, and improving processes to reduce it. In construction, finding waste is the easy part, implementing effective solutions to minimize it can be more challenging. BIM can facilitate innovative workflows that improve performance, if you can think outside the box.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how the 8 types of waste relate to construction and real life examples of each
  2. Learn how small BIM workflows can have a BIG impact on bottom line
  3. Learn how to integrate stakeholders and combine technologies to introduce more effective workflows

Top Ten Structural Revit Families (That Just Might Change Your Life)
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Andrew Atkins
Top Ten Structural Revit Families (That Just Might Change Your Life)
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Andrew Atkins
Structure, Architecture
Intermediate
 

Speaker:
Andrew Atkins, HGA Architects and Engineers

Families will range from the very basic (but maybe not intuitive), to advanced framing and adaptive component families. A few that will be covered in depth include foundations with a "zone of influence" beneath them, a warped (twisted) precast double tee family, and adaptive footing step.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn basic family-editing concepts, as well as the different categories and family templates that specifically pertain to structural engineering
  2. Learn how to create new families, and modify out-of-the-box families in order to improve the user experience
  3. Introduction to the adaptive component family environment, and how it differs from the traditional family editor

Roundtable: Drafters or Engineers? Structural Revit Model or Analytical Model? Who Should Model What?
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Marcello Sgambelluri
Roundtable: Drafters or Engineers? Structural Revit Model or Analytical Model? Who Should Model What?
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Marcello Sgambelluri
Structure, Architecture
Intermediate
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Marcello Sgambelluri, JAMA

Join us as we discuss who should be allowed to create and change the Revit model. Conversely, who should be allowed to create and change the structural analysis model such as ETABS or Risa or RAM? Now that BIM has taken hold, old traditions need to be reevaluated!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn when and who should be allowed to change the Revit Model.
  2. Learn when and who should be allowed to change the structural analysis models.
  3. Learn how BIM is changing who models what in the structural engineering office of the future.

(Repeat) Roundtable: Drafters or Engineers? Structural Revit Model or Analytical Model? Who Should Model What?
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Marcello Sgambelluri
(Repeat) Roundtable: Drafters or Engineers? Structural Revit Model or Analytical Model? Who Should Model What?
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Marcello Sgambelluri
Structure, Architecture
Intermediate
Non-vendor specific

Speaker:
Marcello Sgambelluri, JAMA

Join us as we discuss who should be allowed to create and change the Revit model. Conversely, who should be allowed to create and change the structural analysis model such as ETABS or Risa or RAM? Now that BIM has taken hold, old traditions need to be reevaluated!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn when and who should be allowed to change the Revit Model.
  2. Learn when and who should be allowed to change the structural analysis models.
  3. Learn how BIM is changing who models what in the structural engineering office of the future.

Workshop: UX Design for Families Using Empathy, Prototyping, and Testing
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Elaine Lee
Workshop: UX Design for Families Using Empathy, Prototyping, and Testing
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Elaine Lee
Business Strategy and Leadership, Model Management
Intermediate
 

Speaker:
Elaine Lee, Perkins Eastman

Join an interactive discussion: Add UX design thinking to create families from a team mate's perspective. Identify problems to resolve, generate, and evaluate potential solutions: 1)Gain insight from each other about potential user's pain points 2)Sketch prototype families (potential solutions) 3)Trade prototypes to test for resolution of pain points identified

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Revisit the Revit family template to find features that help content creators communicate with users
  2. Understand UX design process and how it can strengthen user willingness to use custom families (including families built to support firm standards)
  3. Identify minimum value functions to include in custom families, which will save time and prioritize effort for building the custom families

Women in BIM Panel: The Business Case for Diversifying Your BIM Staff
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Heather Worrell
Women in BIM Panel: The Business Case for Diversifying Your BIM Staff
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Heather Worrell
Business Strategy and Leadership
All Levels
 

Speaker:
Heather Worrell, RATIO

In this moderator-led panel discussion aimed at both men and women, we will explore the impact of having women in key roles on the technology side of your firm. We will uncover the business case for diversifying your team.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how a diversified technology team can benefit your company.
  2. Learn tools for supporting women in a male-dominated specialized industry.
  3. Hear about different learning styles and how to reach more people with training and trouble-shooting.

Panel: Coordination Between Disciplines
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Laura Keyser
Panel: Coordination Between Disciplines
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Laura Keyser
Model Management, Business Strategy and Leadership
Intermediate
 

Speaker:
Laura Keyser, HH Architecture

Coordination and collaboration between disciplines is touted as a benefit of BIM. However, once past the marketing pitch, the realities of coordination in BIM are not neat and tidy. This panel, led by representatives in different disciplines will discuss tools and workflows to enhance the possibilities of coordination with BIM.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Compare methods of coordination in BIM
  2. Evaluate workflows to enhance model coordination
  3. Identify practical goals for coordination

Balancing the Revit Ecosystem: The Many Hats of a BIM Manager
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Helen Gorina
Balancing the Revit Ecosystem: The Many Hats of a BIM Manager
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Helen Gorina
Model Management, Data Management
All Levels
Autodesk

Speaker:
Helen Gorina, Perkins+Will

Projects, templates, and content requires BIM Managers to connect the dots playing several roles: Researcher - collecting and analyzing performance of Revit projects Investigator - uncovering underlying problems Janitor - facilitating fixes We will clamp down on usual suspects and focus on automation of reporting and cleanup.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to collect and analyze key performance indicators of your Revit models and projects
  2. Learn how to uncover real reasons behind poor Revit performance and create practical plan of addressing the issues
  3. Explore tools available for tuning up your Revit ecosystem - active projects, templates and content.

Automated Enterprise Model Health Using Dynamo Sandbox and Revit to Inform Training Needs
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Micah Gray
Automated Enterprise Model Health Using Dynamo Sandbox and Revit to Inform Training Needs
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Micah Gray
Data Management, Architecture
Expert
Autodesk

Speaker:
Micah Gray, The Lawrence Group

As BIM Managers and Captains, we need to be informed of under-performing models and use those insights to provide more/better training, either on one project or throughout an entire company. An automated process of gaining this insight across all our projects will identify problems on a larger scale.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Engage in a new process to scan, gather, and visualize data to better inform training needs and improve modeling practices in your company.
  2. Learn more about the interlacing of Dynamo and Revit, then taking it a step further learning C#, Zero-Touch, and interacting with Databases.
  3. Transfer this data from thousands of lines of words to PowerBI to visualize and allow Project Managers to interrogate this data.

REVUing 3D PDFs: Generating and Working with 3D PDFs
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Chris Lindo
REVUing 3D PDFs: Generating and Working with 3D PDFs
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Chris Lindo
Model Management, Visualization
All Levels
Other

Speaker:
Chris Lindo, CADD Microsystems

Workflows based around the creation, management and sharing of 3D models as PDFs enable teams to work together with clear, concise data, and provide feedback in context of the 3D model. You will learn how to expand the power of Bluebeam Revu by creating, viewing and marking up 3D PDFs.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to use Bluebeam Revu's Revit, Navisworks and AutoCAD plugins to generate 3D PDFs
  2. Discuss and learn how to view 3D PDFs by creating views, changing render modes, and isolating regions.
  3. Generate Markups and views to enable all team members in-context, visual- and data-driven understanding of key project information.

Lab: Essential to Advanced Lookup Tables for Non-MEP Users
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Shawn Zirbes
Lab: Essential to Advanced Lookup Tables for Non-MEP Users
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Shawn Zirbes
Coding Content and Customization, Data Management
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
Shawn Zirbes, CAD Technology Center

You know your type catalogs, but do you know lookup tables? They are so powerful, that you shouldn?t ignore their potential in your content library. Join us as we learn the ins and outs of Lookup Tables for use in Architectural and Structural content libraries.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Define the Structure of Lookup Tables
  2. Execute Formulas Leveraging Lookup Tables
  3. Reference Multiple Lookup Tables in a Single Formula

Lab: Awesome Methods to Make Your Families Stretch and Flex
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
John Pierson
Lab: Awesome Methods to Make Your Families Stretch and Flex
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
John Pierson
Architecture, Structure
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
John Pierson, Parallax Team, Inc.

This class will show you how to make your Revit families stretch with grip handles that are visible in 3D and controllable like never before!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn new methods to enable 3D grip handles in Revit families
  2. Learn new methods to control visibility of grip handles in Revit families
  3. Learn to control location of grips in Revit families

Lab: Automate the Boring Stuff with Revit Macros
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Michael Kilkelly
Lab: Automate the Boring Stuff with Revit Macros
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Michael Kilkelly
Coding Content and Customization, Architecture
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
Michael Kilkelly, ArchSmarter

Learn how to automate the boring stuff. This session will get you started programming with C# and the Revit API. We'll cover the essentials of programming by writing macros that automate tedious tasks in Revit. Take command of your software and learn to program!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to create custom macros in Revit using SharpDevelop and the C# programming language.
  2. Understand how to structure your own macros using a step-by-step process to break complex problems into manageable tasks.
  3. Learn how to utilize resources from the Revit Software Development Kit (SDK) to get more information about .Net and the Revit API

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Lab: Interactive Project Dashboards: Visualizing Data from Revit in Power BI
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Chris Kelusak
Lab: Interactive Project Dashboards: Visualizing Data from Revit in Power BI
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Chris Kelusak
Model Management, Visualization
Expert
Autodesk

Speaker:
Chris Kelusak, Taylor Design

This session will explore some of the possibilities for extracting, interpreting, filtering and visualizing project information to help you target data to share. Using Revit, Dynamo, Excel or a SQL database and Power BI you will be able to deploy a data visualization strategy to use on your project.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to set up Dynamo to gather Type and Instance parameters from various elements to visualize.
  2. Learn how to pull data from Revit into Microsoft PowerBI via Dynamo to create Visualizations
  3. Learn how to interpret the data both in our database as well as the Visualizations that we are creating.

Lab: MEP Analytics with Dynamo
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jason Boehning
Lab: MEP Analytics with Dynamo
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jason Boehning
MEP, Data Management
Advanced
Autodesk

Speaker:
Jason Boehning, 4D Technologies

With building information models becoming more and more complex, it?s important to be able to keep track of the data within these models. Dynamo can be used to track information and extract data, in order to ensure that everything is correct.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to check for information in Revit models
  2. Learn how to compare data and write it to Excel
  3. Learn how to extract information from a model and visualize the data

Lab: No Wasted Data, an Introduction to AutCAD P&ID
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Don Rasmusson
Lab: No Wasted Data, an Introduction to AutCAD P&ID
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Don Rasmusson
MEP, Data Management
Intermediate
Autodesk

Speaker:
Don Rasmusson, CAD Technology Center

With Autodesk bringing P&ID into Revit, life has changed. In this lab, we will set up and complete an Autodesk P&ID project . Then, round trip the data using an export and import process. Each attendee will gain basic knowledge of exchanging Autodesk P&ID data with Revit and Excel.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to properly set up P&ID projects, how the Project Manager works, and why it is important
  2. Learn how P&ID data is exchanged between multiple software
  3. Learn how data is validated in the P&ID design to ensure its accuracy

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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