All Things Engineering at BILT NA

With such a variety of topics, we know it can be hard not to get caught up in what class you want to choose and why. To help you out, we have a short list of sessions that we think may suit those of you engineers out there. Without further ado:

For the Structural Engineer we have:

  • Think Outside the Box with Your Structural Deliverables, 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
  • Revit Phasing from A-Z – 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.
  • Efficiently Controlling Visibility with One Workset? What?! 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.
  • Finding Clarity in Structural Engineering Workflows, 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.
  • From the BIM Trenches: Architect’s Mindset vs. Engineers Mindset, Jacob D’Albora, McVeigh & Mangum Engineering.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.

Day 2

  • Lab: Advance Steel and Revit, a Seamless Workflow, 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
  • Computational Design for Structures: No Strings Attached! 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
  • Case Study: Structural Digital Engineering and Data Validation for Optus Stadium, Rishi Jobanputra, Arup, This 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
  • Harnessing the “I” in BIM: Taking Schedules to the Next Level, 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.

Day 3

  • Modelling Civil Infrastructure in Revit, 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.
  • Roundtable: Drafters or Engineers? Structural Revit Model or Analytical Model? Who Should Model What? Marcello Sgambelluri, JAMA Already sold-out in one time-slot, 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!
  • Become an Office Hero: Learn How to Extract Data from ETABS and SAP, 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.
  • Enhanced Integration: Connecting the Disjointed Lifecycle of the AEC/O Industry, Marin Pastar, Bates this sessions provides an 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.
  • Top Ten Structural Revit Families (That Just Might Change Your Life, 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.

For those of you mechanical engineers, don’t worry we haven’t forgotten you,

Day 1 we have:

  • Revit Phasing from A-Z – 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.
  • Efficiently Controlling Visibility with One Workset? What?! 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.
  • Custom Phase Filters for MEP, 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.
  • From the BIM Trenches: Architect’s Mindset vs. Engineers Mindset, Jacob D’Albora, McVeigh & Mangum Engineering.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.

Day 2

  • An MEP Design Firm Does BIM360! 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.
  • Building Smart MEP Systems with Dynamo, 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.
  • Automating Pressure Cascade Calculations and Documentation with Revit and Dynamo, Nathaniel MacDonald, CRB, Learn how to use Dynamo to calculate complicated mechanical pressure cascades and document them automatically.
  • Harnessing the “I” in BIM: Taking Schedules to the Next Level, 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.

Day 3

  • The Simpleton’s Guide to MEP Macros: Creating Relationships Between Elements, 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.
  • Lab: MEP Analytics with Dynamo, 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.
  • Lab: No Wasted Data, an Introduction to AutCAD P&ID, Don Rasmusson, CAD Technology Cente, 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.
  • Enhanced Integration: Connecting the Disjointed Lifecycle of the AEC/O Industry, Marin Pastar, Bates this sessions provides an 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.

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