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Thursday 24 May 2018

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Thursday 24 March 2018
Thursday 24 March 2018
Thursday 24 March 2018
Registration & Exhibition Open
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration & Exhibition Open
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Chairman Introduction
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Chris Needham
Chairman Introduction
All Levels

Speaker:
Chris Needham, BILT ANZ Chairman

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

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

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

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Introduction to Human Engineering
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ashraf Habibullah, Computers & Structures Inc.
Introduction to Human Engineering
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ashraf Habibullah, Computers & Structures Inc.
All Levels


Introduction to Human Engineering

Speaker:
Ashraf Habibullah, Computers & Structures Inc.

"To lead, influence and inspire"

In this presentation, Ashraf will inspire you with his intense passion and enthusiasm for the innovation and technology that creates and runs the built environment. He brings into focus the invaluable socio-economic contributions that built environment professionals make to humanity and presents a compelling case for why the grandeur and glory of these professionals and their technology should be applauded and celebrated.

However, research conducted at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (aka the Carnegie Mellon College of Engineering) has suggested that only 15% of your financial success is due to your technical expertise. The other 85% is due to your skills in human engineering, i.e. your personality and your ability to deal with people. And as strategic use of economic power translates into influence and recognition, perhaps a closer look at the need for a technical education involving human engineering is in order.

In this talk, Ashraf emphasizes the need for a human engineering based education. He convincingly demonstrates, with his usual enthusiasm and humor, why it is important to cultivate deep personal beliefs, to develop communication skills and to become familiar with the arts, human psychology and human chemistry. These talents will enable young graduates to enter the professional world ready to lead, influence and inspire!

You will leave with a renewed appreciation for the ways in which built environment professionals impact human existence, and make the world not only a better place to live for all of us today, but also for countless generations to come.

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

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

Computational Design 101: What it is, What it isn't and How it Affects You
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey
Computational Design 101: What it is, What it isn't and How it Affects You
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey
Computational Design, Coding
Intermediate
Dynamo


Computational Design 101: What it is, What it isn't and How it Affects You

Speaker:
Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey

Computational design is possibly the most misunderstood and under utilised tool in the AEC industry. This class will give an overview of computational design before presenting the various applications including: form-finding, optimisation, generative design, and machine learning.

Key Learning Outcomes:
  1. Learn key concepts of computational design
  2. Understand and identify opportunities for computational design to be implemented into your day-to-day BIM workflow
  3. Gain an insight into the various algorithms frequently used to solve design problems

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

Garbage In, Garbage Out: Defining the Clients Information Requirements
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Glenn Jowett, Beca
Garbage In, Garbage Out: Defining the Clients Information Requirements
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Glenn Jowett, Beca
Procurement, Project Planning
Intermediate
Other


Garbage In, Garbage Out: Defining the Clients Information Requirements

Speaker:
Glenn Jowett, Beca

One of the biggest barriers to BIM adoption across Australia and New Zealand is the lack of clear and concise information (model and data) requirements set by clients and client representatives in tender documentation. I guarantee that every consultant and contractor has at some point in time, most likely recently, responded to an RFP that says something along the lines of:
  • This project must be delivered in BIM
  • This project requires Revit BIM to LOD 300
  • A clash free BIM model must be developed during design and construction
  • COBie must be delivered as part of this project
  • An LOD 500 as built model must be delivered as part of this project
This lack of detail in tender documentation negatively impacts the design and construction teams ability to successfully deliver the project, it impacts the clients perception and expectations around BIM and ultimately it costs money whether that be through variations due to scope gaps or simply the client not getting what they thought they were getting (and paying for) at the end of the project.

This presentation will focus on getting the brief right, detailing a process that ensures that the right stakeholders are feeding into the Clients Information Requirements at the right time, concentrating on desired project outcomes and long term asset objectives rather than getting bogged down in the technical detail of BIM that should ultimately be left to the supply chain. Areas that will be covered include:
  • Client engagement workshops
  • BIM use case selection
  • Developing the client information requirements documentation
  • Procurement and tender evaluation
  • Available resources
Key Learning Outcomes:
  1. Learn the difference between an Organisational Information Requirements, Asset Information Rrequirements and Project Information Requirements, as well as who defines them and who’s responsible for them.
  2. Learn a well structured process for developing a clear, concise and relevant set of Client Information Requirements and the procurement process that follows
  3. Learn what resources are available to support clients who’d like to “go it alone” when defining these requirements

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

Changeover
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Changeover

Strategic BIM. The Key Components to Successfully Deliver a BIM Strategy and Framework for an Organisation
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Rebecca De Cicco, Digital Node
Strategic BIM. The Key Components to Successfully Deliver a BIM Strategy and Framework for an Organisation
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Rebecca De Cicco, Digital Node
Change Management, Procurement
Intermediate
Open BIM/ Agnostic


Strategic BIM. The Key Components to Successfully Deliver a BIM Strategy and Framework for an Organisation

Speaker:
Rebecca De Cicco, Digital Node

To effectively implement BIM a strategic framework will need to be put in place. The initial stages of an implementation will include the current assessment of an organisation or its existing knowledge, an implementation strategy and key documents and templates which would support the implementation to be used. A strategic framework will need to be established and this presentation will give delegates a strategic implementation checklist to effectively go away with to be able to support an implementation, regardless of what type of company you work for.

The session will cover three key areas. The first will be the importance of a BIM audit and how an audit of an organisation will need to be performed to implement BIM and digital engineering alongside the business plan to effectively facilitate growth. The second is the implementation strategy and how key stages and quick wins would be established to support the implementation. The third are key documents which would need to be created and produced to support the implementation. Regardless of what type of organisation you support, the importance of a strategic implementation is critical for the growth of skills and future requirements. We’ve all heard of pilot projects. Sometimes an implementation strategy will also be supplemented by pilot projects to effectively facilitate this growth. This class will give a summary of the key components, tools and processes that would need to be documented to support pilot projects and how they will effectively support the implementation.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to create a BIM Implementation Checklist for your organisation and roll-out the strategy effectively
  2. Understand the key components to developing a strategic framework for BIM within your company and how to communicate this to your staff
  3. Understand how to select and document pilot projects and the key components of how these can be implemented to support a BIM implementation

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

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

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

A Client's Approach to BIM on a Multi-Form, Multi-Stage Integrated Resort Development - Queens Wharf
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Alastair Brook, PDC BIM Evolved
A Client's Approach to BIM on a Multi-Form, Multi-Stage Integrated Resort Development - Queens Wharf
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Alastair Brook, PDC BIM Evolved
Project Controls, Project Planning
Advanced
Open BIM/Agnostic


A Client's Approach to BIM on a Multi-Form, Multi-Stage Integrated Resort Development - Queens Wharf

Speaker:
Alastair Brook, PDC BIM Evolved

A case study on the adoption and implementation of BIM on the new Queens Wharf, $3B Integrated Resort Development in the CBD of Brisbane, Australia. An initiative driven by the developer, Destination Brisbane Consortium. The timing and approach to create the projects virtual environment, coordination of the new and existing built form with laser scanning, review of the public realm stakeholder requirements, including the intensive public services utilities of a CBD site, through the management of an expected 600 + models in Navisworks, originating from multiple software platforms will be presented. The adoption of virtual reality and the benefits achieved for the client and design teams will be explored. While the preparation of as-built information for future facility management integration with BIM360, as the first of multiple project stages step into construction will be demonstrated.

A presentation on truly integrated BIM implementation for all project participants.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the timing and approach to implement BIM requirements on a large scale project, allowing the creation of a useful virtual environment
  2. The benefits and use of reality capture and virtual reality to manage project stakeholders
  3. Resolution of Interoperability issues between differing software, including coordinates and data transfer

Break
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Break

Welcome Function
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hall C, Royal International Convention Centre
Welcome Function
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hall C, Royal International Convention Centre


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

Location: Exhibition Hall, Hall C Dress Code Smart Casual

 

 

Proudly Sponsored by

Transport for NSW Digital Engineering Framework Program
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Simon Vaux, Transport for NSW
Transport for NSW Digital Engineering Framework Program
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Simon Vaux, Transport for NSW
Infrastructure, Project Management
All Levels
Open BIM/Agnostic


Transport for NSW Digital Engineering Framework Program

Speaker:
Simon Vaux, Transport for NSW

Digital Engineering is transforming the way infrastructure projects are delivered, through the introduction of new technologies and collaborative business processes. This presentation will discuss how Transport for NSW is leading the development of the Digital Engineering Framework, to drive better project and asset management outcomes across its portfolio.

Key Learning Outcomes:
  1. What is Digital Engineering
  2. Relevance and benefits to transport infrastructure
  3. Transport for NSW Digital Engineering Framework

5D BIM: Our Journey to Digital Delivery
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Keeley Pomeroy, AECOM
5D BIM: Our Journey to Digital Delivery
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Keeley Pomeroy, AECOM
Project Controls, Change Management
All Levels
Other


5D BIM: Our Journey to Digital Delivery

Speaker:
Keeley Pomeroy, AECOM

We'll look at:
  • Why we needed to change our vision to a digital focused delivery
  • Software tool selection pains and procurement
  • Making current technology accessible and actually used
  • Importance of maintaining manuals and sharing information with simple flow charts
  • BIM training and specific 5D
  • The challenges of leadership and management change.
  • Support and building champion networks.


  • Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn about the challenges of software selection that is fit for all users
    2. Challenge leadership and team managers to enable change for the team members
    3. Importance of visualisation of workflows and master manual management

We all Love Revit Parameters!
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate Software
We all Love Revit Parameters!
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate Software
Information Management, Model Management
Advanced
Autodesk Revit


We all Love Revit Parameters!

Speaker:
Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate Software

Project parameters, key parameters, family parameters, shared parameters, parameter groups, and GUIDs – it can be overwhelming to dive into the world of Revit data! A well-organized data structure will bring about a higher quality handover document and reduce scheduling headaches down the road. You can’t create custom content without first understanding the Revit data structure for each kind of parameter. Type information vs. Instance information is critical to understand. In addition, do you create a custom parameter in the family or in the project? These critical decisions will impact how you extract, modify, and control the data in Revit. We will go deep into the "I" of BIM for this session, and show you how easy it is to control and master your Revit data.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the common pitfalls of poorly organized Revit data
  2. Learn when and how to use a shared parameter and when a project parameter or schedule key would be preferred
  3. Identify common strategies for resolving poorly managed shared parameters

Government BIM Mandates - The Hype and the Substance
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Chris Razzell, dRofus
Government BIM Mandates - The Hype and the Substance
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Chris Razzell, dRofus
Procurement, Legal/ Commercial
Guru
Open BIM/ Agnostic


Government BIM Mandates - The Hype and the Substance

Speaker:
Chris Razzell, dRofus

Government BIM mandates are highly commendable and somewhat visionary, but long term aspirations take time to be achieved. How long might this take and what can we do to fast-track things?

The UK and Singapore governments BIM mandates are arguably the most well-known globally. The New Zealand BIM Handbook provides lots of practical material, some Australia government departments (e.g. Health, Defence) have mandated BIM and a tremendous amount of work has gone into the development of frameworks, guidelines, standards and collaborative procedures in recent years, but has this caused the revolution many hoped for?

The challenges large firms faced 10-15 years ago, still plague the small and medium sized firms (i.e. majority of the industry). Some Owners that request BIM, do not have the capability or capacity to monitor progress throughout the project, or fully release BIM value during the operational phase. After lots of initial focus, BIM Execution/Management Plans sometimes become ornamental and whilst OpenBIM shows potential as a catalyst for change, there is still a way to go before we see this on every project.

But it's not all doom and gloom - there are many successes around the world that should be celebrated and some great examples of innovation from within Australia!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn the latest and greatest about Government BIM Mandates from around the world
  2. Learn about the key successes and challenges in adhering to a Government BIM Mandate
  3. Learn what some leading industry figures think about how adoption could be accelerated

Project: Melbourne Private Jet Base
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Kurt Nolan & Sash Jojic, Hutchinson Builders
Project: Melbourne Private Jet Base
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Kurt Nolan & Sash Jojic, Hutchinson Builders
Fabrication, Assembly & Installation, Architecture
Advanced
Other


Project: Melbourne Private Jet Base

Speaker:
Kurt Nolan, Hutchinson Builders
Co-Speaker:
Sash Jojic, Hutchinson Builders

There is currently a swing occurring in the design & construction market that is seeing contractors getting involved earlier in the project lifecycle. This so called Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) is transforming the process to delivery which not only benefits the end user, it also empowers full supply chain optimization and innovation. Hutchies recently utilized an integrated BIM Model to help deliver a Private Jet Base at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport. By sharing of product information within the supply chain, the delivery process was optimized to a 5D level of integration. It is our experience of this process on the project that we would like to share with our like minded peers.

Key Learning Outcomes:
  1. Benefits of Early Contractor Involvement
  2. Competitive opportunities from supply chain integration
  3. 5D BIM Integration advantages from a Builder’s point of view

Create Good Looking Organic Nurby Revit Content
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Tim Waldock, RevitCat
Create Good Looking Organic Nurby Revit Content
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Tim Waldock, RevitCat
Architecture, Content
Expert
Autodesk Revit


Create Good Looking Organic Nurby Revit Content

Speaker:
Tim Waldock, RevitCat

This presentation will look at the best ways to create Revit families and models that include organic shapes – in particular those with NURBS double-curved surfaces. It will go through the difficulties posed with creating or importing NURBS in Revit; then it will study several solutions to these problems in depth. Many of these techniques will also be applicable directly within the Revit project environment.

In the process we will demonstrate the use various techniques in Revit:
  • As many new features in Revit v2019 as possible;
  • Limitations of Creating organic shapes directly in Revit;
  • Adaptive components and Conceptual massing tools;
  • Making imported geometry look good in Revit;
  • Making the families parametric;
  • Handling materials in families;
No Dynamo or external applications will be used.

Key Learning Outcomes:
  1. Learn best how to create NURBS based geometry directly in Revit
  2. Learn workarounds to resolve Revit limitations
  3. Learn how to make NURBS based geometry look good in Revit

Going Large on a Budget - A Firm's First Large Multi-Residential Project
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Michael Dunn, Geocon & Michael Draper, marchesepartners
Going Large on a Budget - A Firm's First Large Multi-Residential Project
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Michael Dunn, Geocon & Michael Draper, marchesepartners
Architecture, Model Management
Intermediate
Autodesk Revit


Going Large on a Budget - A Firm's First Large Multi-Residential Project

Speaker:
Michael Dunn, Geocon

Co-Speaker:
Michael Draper, marchesepartners

A firm's first large multi-residential project presented a great opportunity to leverage Revit and BIM but faced with some large challenges including minimal resources on our side and a client not willing to spend any money but wanting delivery in the shortest time possible forced us to get smart with how we worked. This session will detail how we achieved construction documentation on an unresolved 22 storey, 400+ unit development within 2 months. Key points include: - Out-sourcing the documentation at the same time as developing the design at furious pace - Getting consultants on board with BIM - Smart Revit modelling including a mix of groups, nested families & file linking - Smart Revit documentation - scope boxes, dependent views, attached groups - Use of Revizto for design review The repetitive nature of a large, multi-residential project is perfectly suited to Revit and BIM processes but there are many ways to achieve the desired outcome. We explored a lot of them so attend this presentation to learn from our mistakes and successes and what we do differently now...

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explore best practice with Revit groups, links and families with respect to modelling large multi-res projects
  2. Learn how to best manage a large outsourcing team to complete complex documentation in a short amount of time
  3. Explore efficiencies in Revit documentation (scheduling in particular) extending to using other software such as Revizto and Enscape to communicate and coordinate.

Home Automation | What it Could Mean for AEC Design
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Chad Smith, A2K Technologies & Joe Banks, Nettleton Tribe
Home Automation | What it Could Mean for AEC Design
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Chad Smith, A2K Technologies & Joe Banks, Nettleton Tribe
General, Operations & Maintenance
All Levels
Other


Home Automation | What it Could Mean for AEC Design

Speaker:
Chad Smith, A2K Technologies
CoSpeaker:
Joe Banks, Nettleton Tribe

The rise of personal assistants, machine learning, and with the future integration of artificial intelligence, this is helping drive the adoption of DIY home automation. And while the path to adoption in the home is paved with many technical difficulties it is a driver for the broader industry. It is this which will deliver a built environment which is more self-aware and proactive, simplify our lives, and lead to a higher satisfaction of the building occupants

We believe that a technical conference like BiLT needs to be talking about these topics. How the supporting technology has progressed and what people can do right now. We don’t think it’s enough to talk the talk, you also need to walk the walk.

We would like to address the change in home automation technology, and how that has allowed us to take two independent paths towards addressing the same unified goal.

We plan to cover what systems were available commercially when we started researching this project, and then detail what systems we ended up selecting, and why. We will explain what capabilities we have managed to achieve, what roadblocks we faced and whether they were overcome, and our plans for expanding our system and capabilities in the near future.

We will look at how the integration of digital assistants into the systems has been a real game changer for this technology at a consumer level. The democratisation of these systems has allowed any device to talk to any other device, through reduced-cost sensors, connecting them as the internet of things, and through web services like IFTTT and tasker. Standards like the 433Mhz controller band and WIFI controlled switches, locks, cameras and the all powerful smart phone have broken down the barriers and made this tech accessible to even the least technical of people.

We would also like to present a vision for how we see this technology evolving in the future and what possible benefits we can expect that to bring to our lives. What can you expect to do in just a few years; “OK Google, what is the future of home automation?”

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. What is means to implement home automation
  2. It's harder than it seems - challenges of interoperability
  3. Predicted impacts on the future of design

Conceptual Structural Design using Revit Adaptive Components and Dynamo
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Desiree Mackay, Martin/Martin & Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting.com
Conceptual Structural Design using Revit Adaptive Components and Dynamo
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Desiree Mackay, Martin/Martin & Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting.com
Structure, Architecture
Expert
Autodesk Revit

Speaker:
Desiree Mackey, Martin/Martin
Co-Speaker:
Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting.com

This session will share the conceptual design of a signature pedestrian bridge and an arena roof. The iterative nature of the designs prompted the use of both Revit and Dynamo for a coordinated, efficient conceptual phase. This session will share, in detail, how all the models and scripts were created.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learn how to use divided surfaces for structural applications
  2. Learn how to use Dynamo to extract structural information that can be input directly into structural analysis software
  3. Learn how to utilize repeaters in adaptive components for structural applications

Inside Out - Implementing Revit for Interior Design Teams
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Ceilidh Higgins, The Midnight Lunch
Inside Out - Implementing Revit for Interior Design Teams
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Ceilidh Higgins, The Midnight Lunch
Architecture, Change Management
All Levels
Autodesk Revit


Inside Out - Implementing Revit for Interior Design Teams

Speaker:
Ceilidh Higgins, The Midnight Lunch

What is preventing interior designers from taking up Revit? We can't just keep blaming a lack of content. Maybe we don't need BIM but why should we use Revit for interior design? And why are interior designers so special anyway? The most important question this class will answer is how can we help them transition to, or improve their use of Revit? (or if you happen to be one of the 3 interior designers attending BiLT - how can you help improve and excite your own team)?

Interior design teams have different needs to architects, your architecture template and library might need some work and the Revit essentials 2 or 3 day training courses don't meet our needs. This class will discuss what the needs of interior design teams might be (and how to better understand your interiors team), both from a technical and a change management perspective. How to turn your Revit Inside Out (or should that be Outside In?)!

The class draws on 20 years of experience as a lead interior designer managing projects from very small to very large, including commercial / workplace, education, multi residential and hospitality - for over 10 years working exclusively in Revit and working with 5 different practices to implement or improve their Revit from the Inside Out.

Key Learning Outcomes:
  1. Understand key issues for interior designers in adopting Revit
  2. Understand content and template needs for interior design teams using Revit
  3. Understand training needs for interior designers using Revit

Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Rocklea to Darra - Stage 1 Project: A Case Study on the Introduction of BIM as a Pilot Project for TMR
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Stuart Cook, BG&E Pty Limited
Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Rocklea to Darra - Stage 1 Project: A Case Study on the Introduction of BIM as a Pilot Project for TMR
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Stuart Cook, BG&E Pty Limited
Infrastructure, Project Management
Intermediate
Autodesk Navisworks


Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Rocklea to Darra - Stage 1 Project: A Case Study on the Introduction of BIM as a Pilot Project for TMR

Speaker:
Stuart Cook, BG&E Pty Limited

In May of 2015 the Department of Transport and Main Roads released an EOI for the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Rocklea to Darra - Stage 1 project (R2D – Stage 1). The Project is jointly funded by the Queensland and Federal Governments. Key Project outcomes were reducing congestion and improving flood immunity. The Project involved the widening of 3km’s of urban motorway, raising the motorway by 2.5m, seven new bridges crossings and two new service roads.

The Contract for design and construction was let under a Collaborative Project Agreement (CPA) type contract. This process was typical of recent large road projects with one key difference - that Building Information Modelling (BIM)- was mandatory. Specifying BIM as mandatory was a first for TMR and would make R2D – Stage 1, one of the first major highway Projects in Australia to be designed in a full BIM environment.

BG&E paired with Cardno to form a design joint venture and were engaged by Bielby, Hull and Albem to provide design services. The team was shortlisted and faced with the challenge of implementing BIM on a road infrastructure Project as a first for TMR.

Project Team brought previous experience in the BIM space to R2D and understood the promise BIM presented. Rather than designing in a conventional “siloed” manner team took on the challenging of designing in a full coordinated 3D environment with a focus on design rather than documentation. To assist with this process a dedicated BIM Manager was engaged.

This presentation outlines the following:
  • Gaining an initial insight into why BIM was prescribed by TMR
  • A switch in thinking from BIM as a burden to an powerful collaboration tool focuses on design
  • Development of the BIM Execution Plan and how that document has evolved
  • Implementation of a paperless design environment
  • Selection of software packages used for the BIM
  • Educating key stakeholders in the use of BIM
  • Breaking through entrenched attitudes and expectations around what design documentation should look like
  • Examples where successful collaboration has been achieved
  • Under the hood - a review of the R2D BIM
  • Lessons learned
  • A construction perspective
  • A client perspective
  • Looking forward
The presentation will provide the audience with a fly on the wall perspective of what it has been like to lead a pilot BIM Project for TMR in an industry that has not historically adopted BIM. A "warts and all" insight will be provided on what has worked well, what hasn't worked well, and future learning. The advantages BIM provides to the Construction industry are significant and it is important that learnings gained on R2D – Stage 1 are shared with the wider community so that we can develop and move forward in a space that has stagnated for 20 years. BIM on R2D – Stage 1 has allowed collaboration to a level never expected. It has provided more opportunities to revise and optimise the design prior to construction commencing than we ever thought possible.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how the challenging of implementing BIM on a pilot Project for Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads was overcome
  2. Understand how the traditional siloed approach to infrastructure design can be successfully challenged
  3. Understand how software such as 12D, Revit, Sketchup, Tekla, Revisto and Navisoworks have been used to deliver a multidisciplinary Infrastrcture Project

How to KISS an Exquisite Model - A Contractor’s Simple Philosophy and Serious Undertaking on BIM in Large Complex Projects
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Kevin Pan, CPB Contractors
How to KISS an Exquisite Model - A Contractor’s Simple Philosophy and Serious Undertaking on BIM in Large Complex Projects
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Kevin Pan, CPB Contractors
Construction, Project Controls
All Levels
Other


How to KISS an Exquisite Model - A Contractor’s Simple Philosophy and Serious Undertaking on BIM in Large Complex Projects

Speaker:
Kevin Pan, CPB Contractors

Over the years we’ve experienced, watched and heard numerous BIM stories - the inspirations, the innovations and occasionally some ugly truths. Most of these were told by designers and BIM experts who are the early adopters that led the change.
Whilst BIM is maturing by the day, the voice from contractors are still relatively subdued. In the reality, D&C contractors are increasingly dictating the terms of BIM especially in large PPP, MC and D&C contracts. It’s also worth to mention that BIM is ultimately created for construction.
This presentation intends to share our drivers, vision and approach as contractors through a case study of the $550m Northern Beaches Hospital project. A low-key but exquisite model tested in time has no doubt contributed to the positive project outcome, on program, on budget, on quality as well as on client relationship. It covers a range of subjects, starting from a quick background of the project and the team, then looks at the delivery model that underpins why the Head Contractor in the consortium determines the overall outcome of BIM, neither the designers nor the client or the FM.
It analyses why contractors are so far not big fans of 5D in a very competitive, demanding, and ever-changing D&C environment. Rather, we back to basic and look for 5C – clarity, completeness, consistency, constructability and cost-effectiveness,
It summaries a KISS (keep it simple & serious) philosophy undertaken from the very beginning of this complex project that allowed the team to be well-resourced and stay focused on BIM, as reflected in a 15-page BIM Execution Plan that is not confusing, intimidating but enforceable.
It outlines the pragmatic strategies, workflows and principles that served the project well from the tender to the completion, and how the coordination is scoped and pursued for different spaces. It reveals how we prepare the team, cultivate a collaborative culture, and exercise our leadership / power as the Head Contractor when required. It looks at several internal spaces to explain the intricate nature in hospital design as well as the challenges introduced by changes of major medical equipment. It also reflects on some of the lessons costed us time and money, and possible solutions to better handle those elements / situations in future.
And finally, it shares a quick routine to transfer massive amount of ceiling grids from Revit to Navisworks without fussy, step by step. How this assists an effective RCP coordination under various spatial constraints. This presentation is suited for project managers, design managers and designers with a mix of strategic and technical insights.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the essence of BIM in large complex D&C projects in a competitive market
  2. A KISS approach to set-up, resources, sequence, execution, the traps and solutions from technical perspective
  3. Transfer massive Revit ceiling grids into Navisworks in minutes for effective RCP coordination

We're back!!! How the QS Can Bolster Your Bench on BIM Projects
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Peter Clack, Ralph Beattie Bosworth
We're back!!! How the QS Can Bolster Your Bench on BIM Projects
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Peter Clack, Ralph Beattie Bosworth
Project Controls, Change Management
All Levels
Other


We're back!!! How the QS can Bolster Your Bench on BIM Projects

Speaker:
Peter Clack, Ralph Beattie Bosworth

The absence of the QS from the BIM movement has created a challenge. Designers have left QSs out of the process, and QSs have not been proactive either. This issue has been recognised by the AIQS. In this session, we will discuss the AIQS’s strategy for moving forward.

Take aways
  • QS want to work with the team
  • Value add QS will bring
  • Bringing your dreams to reality (if project over budget, does not stack up will not happen)
  • Quality is King
  • Importance of accuracy/ useability of model


Key Learning Outcomes:
  1. Understanding why Quantity Surveyors have not been part of the BIM process to date
  2. Will demonstrate how the AIQS is leading the charge to bring consistency into BIM modelling for use by QS’s
  3. Will demonstrate by adopting unified modelling principals and early engagement of the QS will provide a value add to the whole design and cost management process

Architectural and Structural Modelling Workflows through Parametric Design
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Alex Leese, Cox Architecture
Architectural and Structural Modelling Workflows through Parametric Design
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Alex Leese, Cox Architecture
Architecture, Structure
Expert
Dynamo


Architectural and Structural Modelling Workflows through Parametric Design

Speaker:
Alex Leese, Cox Architecture

This hypothetical study aims to showcase some of the latest techniques in parametric collaboration for expressive structural solutions, calling upon project experience in the North Queensland stadium. The study brings together methods of creating and controlling architectural forms through computational design techniques, and resolving these into structural models for analysis. The analysis output directly links with Revit geometry through an automated process, which forms the basis of the structural and architectural geometric modelling. The study demonstrates how structural joint clusters can be identified and controlled parametrically though an inbuilt logic which results in automated joint generation in Revit. The study aims to demonstrate the potential for architects to create, collaborate and generate model outputs through computational techniques, enabling them to maintain a high level of control of the structural expression for the duration of the project.

Key Learning Outcomes:
  1. Parametric workflows
  2. Advanced modelling in Dynamo / Grasshopper
  3. Advanced use of adaptive Revit families

Enabling BIM for the broad industry
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Oliver Burkler, FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG
Enabling BIM for the broad industry
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Oliver Burkler, FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG
Sponsor Success Story, General
Intermediate
Other


Enabling BIM for the broad industry

Speaker:
Oliver Burkler, FARO Europe GmbH & Co. KG

How Digital Technologies will change the future of Digital Construction Planning

“BIM is for experts only”. “Everybody knows that re-work will make it more expensive”. “Using as-built data is difficult and expensive”. “3D data is useless as it cannot be printed on paper”. “We always did it this way”.

“While we are sending our avatars into virtual realities to meet our friends, the construction industry is still working like the Egyptians when they build their pyramids”.

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

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

According to the different building life cycle stages FARO 3D hardware and software solutions for as- built data capturing, 3D visualization and evaluation are introduced in more detail.

Capturing reality data has become affordable and easy to use that documention of every step of a construction is within everyone ́s reach. Ultra-portable Laser Scanner, like the FARO Focus, enable fast, straightforward and ultra-high accurate measurements of already existing building structures, buildings that are just under construction and real estate already built.

Designing based on accurate and reliable as-built data has become easy and integrates smoothly into established BIM workflows. FARO software dedicated to the building design and operation stage supports AEC customers in the efficient and comprehensive evaluation of data acquired via laser scanners and other devices such as hand scanners or drones.

Continuous 3D monitoring and quality control during the actual construction stages can be accomplished with BuildIT Construction, FARO’s first verification construction software for quality assurance and quality control processes which helps to significantly reduce re-work cost and the time delays.

Powerful cloud computing tools in FARO WebShare Cloud support collaboration in global teams and makes up-to-date BIM data accessible to everybody along the building life cycle.

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

Automating Plumbing Design in Revit (Almost)
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Ryan Lenihan, Arcadis
Automating Plumbing Design in Revit (Almost)
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Ryan Lenihan, Arcadis
MEPF, Content
Intermediate
Autodesk Revit


Automating Plumbing Design in Revit (Almost)

Speaker:
Ryan Lenihan, Arcadis

In this session learn how to automate the calculation of hot and cold water, stormwater and gas piping systems. This session covers what is involved in developing your content to streamline your hydraulic design workflows, automatically sizing a range of different piping services and leveraging the data in your model to generate calculation sheets to use as a design tool, and to convey information to design teams and local authority approval for sanitary, trade waste and water services. And the best part? There is absolutely no Dynamo involved!

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Automate sizing of stormwater pipework by utilising complex families to drive the system and it's associated schedule data
  2. Automate sizing of hot and cold water and gas pipework, including automated water pipework sizing to Australian standards all within Revit without any external tools
  3. How to expedite your design and documentation process by leveraging data from the model

Modelling Civil Infrastructure in Revit
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Nathan Love, AECOM
Modelling Civil Infrastructure in Revit
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Nathan Love, AECOM
Infrastructure, Model Management
Expert
Autodesk Revit


Modelling Civil Infrastructure in Revit

Speaker:
Nathan Love, AECOM

Ok, so BIM was never really intended for civil in the beginning, but, civil is now a very critical part of our projects in the BIM space. But is revit really capable of modelling our civil components in the BIM environment? This presentation will give you some inspiration that yes! it is possible to model your civil design in revit, and even model it in a true BIM environment. We will go through workflows between various software, and more technical tips of how to model different civil components. Even though revit will be the main focus, we will also be discussing the use of Dynamo and BIM Link.
  • How to model and manipulate Detailed Excavation with different options
  • Model SWD / SEW pipes, pits and culverts for different stages of the project
  • Different methods of modelling Footpaths and Roads / Barriers
  • Show various different modelling methods for Rail components
  • Demonstrate workflows to model complex retaining walls

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

Customised Precast Concrete Detailing with Revit
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Andrew Bryant, Bornhorst + Ward
Customised Precast Concrete Detailing with Revit
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Andrew Bryant, Bornhorst + Ward
Fabrication, Assembly & Installation, Structure
Intermediate
Autodesk Revit


Customised Precast Concrete Detailing with Revit

Speaker:
Andrew Bryant, Bornhorst + Ward

This class will concentrate on the method of producing fabrication drawings, customised to our clients needs, methods of creating customised content, and highlight where Revit lets you down. You always read about how Revit can do 'this', but then the execution in a real situation is poor. I will discuss how we started out from scratch, with plenty of Revit experience, but zero detailing experience, and the lessons learnt. I want to share our knowledge on the topic with others who may be in the same situation.

Key Learning Outcomes:
  1. Learn how to produce precast concrete fabrication drawings for multi-level buildings using Revit
  2. Learn about the limitations with Revit Assemblies, Model Groups and Rebar and how to work around them
  3. Learn tips and tricks for custom content creation

Revit's Structural Connections, Are They Ready for Production Yet?
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Shanoc Halliday, A2K Technologies
Revit's Structural Connections, Are They Ready for Production Yet?
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Shanoc Halliday, A2K Technologies
Structure, Fabrication, Assembly & Installation
Advanced
Autodesk Revit


Revit's Structural Connections, Are They Ready for Production Yet?

Speaker:
Shanoc Halliday, A2K Technologies

I was really keen on using the all-new Revit Structural Connections when it first rolled out in 2016. So I started playing around and noticed a few fundamental flaws, then the emails starting coming in from a few clients asking us at A2K for advice on how the connections should be working, the clients wanted to know if they were missing something, did they not know how to use the tool properly? So I started writing a little blog ""Structural Connections are not ready for production."" I gave an honest opinion of what I had tested and the frustrations shown in our Clients emails. Also, I have a history in Steel Detailing and always liked (mostly) Revit's steel modelling ability, but this “amazing feature” left a sour taste.

The blog went out on my own website, Captain Bimcad, (Captain's are better than Guru's) and on the A2K's own blog, approximately 3500 read the blog on my website alone. I was contacted by Autodesk on the ""harshness"" of my blog, but I only replied that had they said that it was “still in Beta testing, here have a play”, I would have supported it completely.

So 2018 came around, and there are some good improvements, but it is still not cost effective to use. Clients contact me through our Support Centre and are surprised that key functionality is not in the connections. Its BIM Maturity would seem low, but I will say the foundations look very promising.

I spoke to Sascha Crotty last year at BiLT Adelaide about a follow-up blog where I review the 2018 updates. I have contacted about 15 other Revit Structural users from Arup, RBG, Meinhardt, Aecom, WSP, B&W and more to provide feedback on the usability of Structural Connections and Sascha agreed to review the comments/blog to provide feedback, clarity on Autodesk's direction and also challenge how we are using the tool.

So with a comprehensive look into how Structural Connection work (or not) and with version 2019 will have come out in time for BiLT 2018, I believe that this will be a comprehensive session on how this flagship feature functions.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand how Structural Connections work, why they behave they way that they do, in order to capitalise on their functionality
  2. Know what is required of them when they get back to the office in order to use this tool in conjunction with their own stds
  3. Get excited about what Autodesk have install for us, even if it is not fully ready today

Removing the BIM-Boozling effects from Collaboration
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Philip Shanks, Steelcad Drafting
Removing the BIM-Boozling effects from Collaboration
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Philip Shanks, Steelcad Drafting
Data Management, Change Management
Expert
Open BIM/Agnostic


Removing the BIM-Boozling effects from Collaboration

Speaker:
Philip Shanks, Steelcad Drafting

Technology has done much to enhance our working lives; however it can also be seen as one of the major contributing factors to BIM workflows and data exchange that spirals into a complex tail of doubt and confusion.

Many large projects try and deal with this issue by developing BIM Management plans which are intended to spell out the requirements of the client or owner in a format which is, quite often, heavily laden with references to academic writings and imagery lifted from papers intended to explain processes. These management plans can be quite wordy with very little direction on how the processes are to be used in practice. If we take a step back for a minute and divorce our minds from the day to day BIM workflows we are currently immersed in, and consider how we interact in person – one on one - with our peers and colleagues; it has to be recognised that this ability to converse and convey a message is in stark contrast to what actually unravels in the documentation sector and we must ask ourselves; why is this so?

Technology seems to be working against us, the silo mentality of productivity is still very much in the mainstream and the understanding practitioners have of the needs of those we work with is largely unrecognised. Many BIM management plans fail to deliver any real guidance or address the fundamental questions of those destined to use them?

Questions such as:
  • How do we maximise technology to streamline an approval process?
  • What information could be useful to all parties in the design space?
  • What are the tools best used for collaboration in models which best allows the practitioner to build a model in their 3D package of choice whilst collaborating in a format and process suitable to other parties?
  • What Property sets should be set up to assist in the collaborative process and why?
  • How should we consider conducting Shop Detailing approval using models and collaborative tools?


  • Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Make BIM work on projects
    2. Move away from a silo mentality
    3. Share model data and build a useful Federated model

    Data Story Telling
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm
    Peter Ward, WARDY Group
    Data Story Telling
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm
    Peter Ward, WARDY Group
    Data Management, Visualisation
    All Levels
    Other


    Data Story Telling

    Speaker:
    Peter Ward, WARDY Group

    Data will not be remembered unless it is presented in a memorable way and the traditional approach of using a PowerPoint slide or a spreadsheet is not memorable; a story is. Data can be utilised to tell a meaningful story that resonates both intellectually and emotionally with an audience. Presenting data creatively can make numbers seem more human and turn statistics into stories.

    Too often data storytelling is interpreted as just visualizing data effectively, however, it is much more than just creating visually-appealing data charts. In this presentation you will learn that data storytelling is a structured approach for communicating data insights and unlocking value in data which involves a combination of three key elements: data, visuals, and narrative.
    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. A structured approach for communicating data insights
    2. Effective visualisation to enhance communication
    3. Using data stories to influence and drive change

    Leveraging Technological Innovation for Project Delivery
    1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
    Chris Pilcher, Steve Riches & Daniel Schaefer, John Holland
    Leveraging Technological Innovation for Project Delivery
    1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
    Chris Pilcher, Steve Riches & Daniel Schaefer, John Holland
    Construction, Project Controls
    Intermediate
    Other


    Leveraging Technological Innovation for Project Delivery – Project Case Study – Autohaus Newstead

    Speaker:
    Chris Pilcher, John Holland
    Co-Speaker:
    Steve Riches, John Holland
    Daniel Schaefer, John Holland

    Building on last year’s presentation, ‘Construction Planning – Challenge Your Thinking’ this presentation will showcase the use of technology to drive successful completion on the Autohaus project in Newstead, Brisbane.
    How have we utilised technology to achieve the client requirement of finishing the project on time?
    Project Manager Steve Riches will address the problem statement above & discuss why he considered that BIM & technology was the best solution. Importantly BIM on this project is not client driven, but is a solution John Holland has selected to reduce the consequence of risk during project delivery.
    He will also outline the barriers to finishing the project on time:
    • Tight tender period of 4 weeks, & we were invited at the 2nd round of tendering, ie all competitors had an advantage over us. How did we convince ourselves (& the client) we had the right solution?
    • Tight delivery programme.
    • After award, a major re-design of the structure was required.
    • Services had to be co-ordinated with the revised structural design.
    • The structure was (& remains) very complicated & requires logistics & temporary works to be carefully co-ordinated to support construction.
    Daniel Schaefer will discuss how we’ve tackled the deployed of BIM, the management of the various parties, the software platforms involved & the work flows required. He will look at how it has specifically solved problems outlined above, & demonstrate further technological innovations on the project (DAQRI etc).

    Chris Pilcher has strongly backed 4d as a solution to improve communication & allow better validation of the programme, thus enabling the most efficient programme to be developed. He will discuss how this has specifically addressed the problem statement above. He will also discuss workflows required for successful 4d implementation & the technological innovations being utilised on the project (Hololens, real-time virtual environment etc).

    Both Chris & Daniel will also highlight potential pitfalls to be aware of when deploying BIM.

    What will delegates take from this presentation?
    Crucially they will see how BIM is leveraged to improved construction delivery ‘in the field’.
    They will also get a feel for how to implement it – a barrier to successful BIM implementation is so often a lack of understanding of the process & what you should be aiming for. Often BIM implementation will fail because of this. We will show delegates how to successfully deploy it using a real-world example.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Why BIM helps construction delivery
    2. How to manage workflows between software platforms & project stakeholders
    3. How to implement BIM in construction project delivery

    Improving Productivity and Asset Outcomes Through the Consistent Adoption of BIM
    3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
    Teresa Scott, Australasian Procurement and Construction Council
    Improving Productivity and Asset Outcomes Through the Consistent Adoption of BIM
    3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
    Teresa Scott, Australasian Procurement and Construction Council
    General, Change Management
    All Levels
    Other


    Improving Productivity and Asset Outcomes Through the Consistent Adoption of BIM

    Speaker:
    Teresa Scott, Australasian Procurement and Construction Council

    Optimal delivery of building information modelling (BIM) can produce outcomes that eliminate waste, maximise end user benefits and increase the productivity of the Australasian economies. The challenge for the industry is having a consistent and co-ordinated approach to how BIM is used. In this session, the new industry body, Australasian BIM Advisory Board - a whole-of-industry partnership including the construction industry, government and academia - outlines the next steps for BIM in Australia.

    DAM (ro)Bot: Managing your Digital Assets with AI
    5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
    Andrew Mehr, BVN
    DAM (ro)Bot: Managing your Digital Assets with AI
    5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
    Andrew Mehr, BVN
    Data Management, Content
    All Levels
    Other


    DAM (ro)Bot: Managing your Digital Assets with AI

    Speaker:
    Andrew Mehr, BVN

    Our digital contents are our digital assets. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is driven by the content used to build them. This allows us to inspire new ideas, promote collaboration, improve communication and provide stakeholders with more information.

    The AEC industry is increasingly challenged by the volume and variety of digital assets that we manage. As they can exist as 3d models, images, videos or documents in a variety of different file types, it becomes important to have a centralised Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution that can serve any type of digital content. One that can enhance several functions such as access, consistency, accuracy, efficiency.

    Every project is different - the level of information, format, and detail necessary for a given situation will vary. While each of our digital content can be project specific, they may also be of use in other projects. Therefore, defining a content management lifecycle that allows everyone to collaborate by sharing and reuse is essential. At BVN, we have implemented a new DAM system and workflow to organise all our BIM content, that can be located and downloaded from a single source. This significantly enhances our ability to carry out our day-to-day job. Moving Forward, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots have already been already influencing everyone life today through Amazon’s Alexa, Google Allo messenger etc. DAM is about to experience a foundational move as AI and Robotic solutions are becoming more intuitive to make managing contents much easier.

    This session focuses on the importance of DAM in the AEC industry. It will discuss how using a DAM system can enhance our ability to carry out tasks. It will also cover the DAM lifecycle and explains how ""better"" digital contents will become a lot ""faster"" to find.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn what Digital Asset Management is and why it matters in the AEC industry
    2. Phases in the digital content management life-cycle
    3. Discover how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used in the future of content management

    Lab: Extending the limits of Dynamo: An Intro to Python
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm
    Jeremy Graham, Cox Architects
    Lab: Extending the limits of Dynamo: An Intro to Python
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm
    Jeremy Graham, Cox Architects
    Coding, Content and Customisation
    Intermediate
    Autodesk


    Lab: Extending the limits of Dynamo: An Intro to Python

    Speaker:
    Jeremy Graham, Cox Architects

    This class provides an introduction to the Python programming language using the Dynamo Visual Programming tool in Revit. We will learn the fundamentals of object orientated programming including data types, conditionals, loops and importing modules by utilizing the Python node within Dynamo for Revit.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand the basics of Python and Object Orientated Programming
    2. Learn how to create Python scripts within Dynamo
    3. Learn how to import .NET libraries using Python for Dynamo scripts

    Lab: “OpenBIM Brothers”: LIVE
    1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
    Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Digital & Nathan Hildebrandt, Fulton Trotter Architects
    Lab: “OpenBIM Brothers”: LIVE
    1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
    Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Digital & Nathan Hildebrandt, Fulton Trotter Architects
    Information Management, Data Management
    All Levels
    ARCHICAD


    “OpenBIM Brothers”: LIVE

    Speaker:
    Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Digital
    Co-Speaker:
    Nathan_Hildebrandt, Fulton Trotter Architects

    “OpenBIM Brothers” AKA Rob Jackson and Nathan Hildebrandt will take you on a journey using ARCHICAD to compliant IFC export. Although ARCHICAD will be the vehicle used in this session, even those using other authoring tools will be able to follow the processes demonstrated to achieve greater IFC understanding.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

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

    Lab: “OpenBIM Brothers”: LIVE
    3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
    Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Digital & Nathan Hildebrandt, Fulton Trotter Architects
    Lab: “OpenBIM Brothers”: LIVE
    3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
    Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Digital & Nathan Hildebrandt, Fulton Trotter Architects
    Information Management, Data Management
    All Levels
    ARCHICAD


    “OpenBIM Brothers”: LIVE

    Speaker:
    Rob Jackson, Bond Bryan Digital
    Co-Speaker:
    Nathan_Hildebrandt, Fulton Trotter Architects

    “OpenBIM Brothers” AKA Rob Jackson and Nathan Hildebrandt will take you on a journey using ARCHICAD to compliant IFC export. Although ARCHICAD will be the vehicle used in this session, even those using other authoring tools will be able to follow the processes demonstrated to achieve greater IFC understanding.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

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

    Analog Lab: UX Design for Families Using Empathy, Prototyping, and Testing
    5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
    Elaine Lee, Perkins Eastman
    Analog Lab: UX Design for Families Using Empathy, Prototyping, and Testing
    5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
    Elaine Lee, Perkins Eastman
    Content
    Intermediate
    Autodesk Revit


    Analog Lab: UX Design for Families Using Empathy, Prototyping, and Testing

    Speaker:
    Elaine Lee, Perkins Eastman

    Are custom families intended to help with work flow and ease effort really being used as intended? What if the components are so complex that they are difficult to maintain, update, or revise without the original author? Join an interactive discussion/workshop about incorporating UX Design into the family creation process to generate components and tools for use from a team mate's perspective.

    Learn about the UX design process and how to evaluate whether components created will encourage team members to use them to solve their work flow problems. By using UX design to evaluate family components from a team mate's perspective, we can understand how to incorporate features that make the family more intuitive to use so that they will be more likely to incorporate these components into future projects. UX design could also evaluate more than usability. UX design could also help with identifying specific functions to focus on first, which will save time and prioritize effort.

    In this interactive discussion/workshop, we will identify problems to resolve, and then break into groups to start developing and sharing potential solutions:
    1. Develop an understanding through empathy about team mates' experiences with the problems identified
    2. Generate paper prototypes -- Sketch potential solutions, including the steps a team mate goes through when working with the potential solution
    3. Exchange prototypes to test for resolution of problems 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

    Lab: Navisworks Clash Detection: Saving Time and $$$ by Setting up Clash Templates
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm
    Deepak Maini, Cadgroup Australia
    Lab: Navisworks Clash Detection: Saving Time and $$$ by Setting up Clash Templates
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm
    Deepak Maini, Cadgroup Australia
    Model Management, Project Controls
    Intermediate
    Autodesk Navisworks


    Lab: Navisworks Clash Detection: Saving Time and $$$ by setting up Clash Templates

    Speaker:
    Deepak Maini, Cadgroup Australia

    In this lab, you will use the powerful Search Sets feature of Navisworks to create search sets for items such as structural members, mechanical ductwork and plumbing tems. These will be created by searching Revit Element Categories that are common to most Revit Models. You will then perform clash tests based on these search sets. These clash tests will then be exported as a clash template and then imported in another file. This will allow you to save time in setting up these standard clashes in other files and projects.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Learn how to use the powerful Search Set feature of Navisworks to create simple and complex search sets
    2. Learn how to run clash tests based on search sets
    3. Understand the process of saving clash templates and importing them to run clash tests in variety of projects

    Lab: Automate the Maintenance and Automate the Loading of System and Super Families
    1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
    Nikolai Mulconray, Peddlethorp
    Lab: Automate the Maintenance and Automate the Loading of System and Super Families
    1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
    Nikolai Mulconray, Peddlethorp
    Content, Model Management
    All Levels
    Autodesk Revit


    Lab: Automate the Maintenance and Automate the Loading of System and Super Families

    Speaker:
    Nikolai Mulconray, Peddlethorp

    "System families and or collections of families nested together are often copy and pasted from another Revit project where they are stored in the project browser or in model space as a grouping or arrayed collection of their types with labels. These families would normally be accessed by opening a project file then copy and pasting either direct from the project browser or from model space. The problems I have found is that these files if being used on a regular basis are not updated and users of the repository are not creating content with reference to company standards. Further the content file usage in projects is often ignored as users are oblivious to their existence and their content.

    This lab will attempt to address these problems with the demonstration of a customisable add-in that has two parts a system catalog project re-builder with filters to maintain company standards and an inter project family loader with a .NET win-form that displays loadable content graphically. Attendees will work on the code to make simple changes to allow the usage within their companies domain."

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. The maintenance of a system family catalog file (not to be confused with type catalog files)
    2. The customization of a system family catalog file builder
    3. The customization of a system family loader from a GUI

    Lab: The Automation Of The 3D Printing Process With Dynamo
    3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
    Ian Shaw & Mark Cronin, Peddle Thorp
    Lab: The Automation Of The 3D Printing Process With Dynamo
    3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
    Ian Shaw & Mark Cronin, Peddle Thorp
    Architecture, Coding
    Intermediate
    Dynamo


    The Automation Of The 3D Printing Process With Dynamo

    Speaker:
    Ian Shaw, Peddle Thorp
    Co-Speaker:
    Mark Cronin, Peddle Thorp

    Visual programming has increased productivity in many areas within the building professions and so has three-dimensional printing, what happens if we tap into both of them concurrently? This lab will focus on continuing the use of three-D printing within your practice, accessing dynamo along the way to improve your efficiency and output.

    We will revisit the three-dimensional printing process, including cleaning up, checking and converting the file ready for print. Through the creation of highly detailed models for use in the documentation and coordination process, 3D models can sometimes be hamstrung when it comes to effortless reproduction. Traditionally, depending on the size, it could take days to clean up a file to the point where it could easily be printed.

    Some of the major struggles that we will overcome with Dynamo include adjusting wall thickness to meet the minimum printing size at a particular scale, removing all manner of furniture, simplifying detail (such as those malevolent mullions), assessing curvature of geometry, minimizing the visual impact of the printing process and finally converting it to an STL.

    Having stepped through the process, we will note possible areas for further challenges to advance our Dynamo tool set to develop during the lab and onwards.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Attendees will be able to observe inefficiencies in their 3D printing process.
    2. Attendees will be able to adapt previously created Dynamo scripts to suit on-the-go problems.
    3. Attendees will be able to 'effortlessly' check/tidy/export a Revit model that is ready to print.

    Lab: Building the ‘M’ in BIM with the "I"
    5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
    Alan Cullen, WSP
    Lab: Building the ‘M’ in BIM with the "I"
    5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
    Alan Cullen, WSP
    Structure, Model Management
    Advanced
    Dynamo


    Lab: Building the ‘M’ in BIM with the "I"

    Speaker:
    Alan Cullen, WSP

    Gone are the days of endless model set up, and tedious line chasing!
    Sick of last minute design changes?
    Fear no more!

    This session will focus on leveraging IFC and data from various engineering software modelling packages, using Dynamo to unlock their potential to help create geometry and data with in your model, while maintaining design updates via data exchanges.

    Along with some basic data exchange and geometry creation, the presentation will touch on will more advanced techniques to help reach a data rich and accurate structural design outcome and to help you supercharge your documentation modelling and processes.

    The session will also provide examples on how these workflows are used day to day, how they have been implemented on current and past landmark projects, and how using these processes can be adapted for many different aspects of modelling, differing designs, or on buildings large or small.

    Items the Lab will include:
    • Geometry creation from IFC and Engineering model data using Dynamo
    • Using Dynamo as a data exchange to advance your scheduling and updating your documentation and model data
    • Better, faster, stronger documentation, such as graphical column schedules, error checking schedules etc.

      Key Learning Outcomes:

      1. Model geometry creation from outside the box
      2. A holistic data approach, from the engineer to the model and back again
      3. Better, Faster, Stronger documentation, and how to bring the data to life

    Friday 25 May 2018

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    Autodesk Update
    9:00 am - 9:45 am
    Ian Molloy, Autodesk
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    9:00 am - 9:45 am
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    All Levels

    Autodesk Update

    Speaker: Ian Molloy, Autodesk

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    Forum: “Challenging Our Industry - Gender Diversity in AEC and Technology”
    9:45 am - 10:30 am
    Justine Clarke, Parlour
    Forum: “Challenging Our Industry - Gender Diversity in AEC and Technology”
    9:45 am - 10:30 am
    General
    All Levels



    Forum: “Challenging Our Industry - Gender Diversity in AEC and Technology”

    Speaker: Justine Clark, Parlour

    Every business can benefit through diversity within their workforce. The benefits of diversity are real and are measurable and those companies taking action are benefiting. The benefits of diversity include access to a wider talent pool, more flexibility for everyone and even higher financial performance for organisations with higher diversity measures.

    For BILT, the issues of diversity are most evident in terms of gender representation. Our community has a high proportion of men. Around 85-90% of our attendees in ANZ are male, and the number of female participants has not been increasing. Speaker numbers are lower again. We have been criticised by female members of our community for the low rate of women's participation. To what degree this is something we can control is to be explored.

    Some further background reading: http://archiparlour.org/will-architectural-technology-create-the-next-generation-gender-divide/
    http://archiparlour.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Numbers-in-a-Nutshell-2.pdf (While these examples are specifically about architecture, the issues are similar or worse across the wider industry)

    The BILT ANZ committee believe that gender diversity will help improve our industry and our community. We want to improve gender diversity in our own community and support change in our wider industry. Our audience tend to be at the forefront of change in technology and many are passionate about doing better work and making their workplaces better through technology, we see there could be the opportunity to harness this spirit of change which already exists within our community.

    This session aims to explore the questions:

    • Why is gender diversity important?
    • How does gender diversity benefit everyone?
    • What can an individual be doing to help promote change?
    Our panel members have been carefully selected as senior representatives of our industry or the broader technology industry, but do not to come from within our community, in order to encourage a more diverse viewpoints than might be achieved by our own regular speakers and committee members participating.

    The session will include time for audience questions and discussion so please come along ready to participate and challenge our industry.

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    10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    Forge Case Studies
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Adam Sheather, Bad Monkeys
    Forge Case Studies
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Adam Sheather, Bad Monkeys
    Customisation/ Configuration, Simulation & Analysis
    All Levels
    Cloud Tools


    Forge Case Studies

    Speaker:
    Adam Sheather, Bad Monkeys

    This class will showcase a number of tools that have been developing using Autodesks Forge Platform. This class will cover an overview of forge, the capabilities and then delve into a number of examples and showcase materials where forge was used in projects. Attendees will gain an appreciation of what forge is and how it can be utilized for web based collaboration.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Forge
    2. Web Collaboration
    3. Online Model Viewer

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

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

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

    BIM for Facilities and Asset Management - Can it Work?
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Chris Linning & Steve Lianos, Sydney Opera House
    BIM for Facilities and Asset Management - Can it Work?
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Chris Linning & Steve Lianos, Sydney Opera House
    Operations & Maintenance, Data Management
    Intermediate


    BIM for Facilities and Asset Management - Can it Work?

    Speaker:
    Chris Linning, Sydney Opera House
    Co-Speaker:
    Steve Lianos, Sydney Opera House

    Commencing with a update of the 14 year journey from concept to delivery, the presentation will identify the depth of research and awareness that was adopted to ensure a future proof BIM4FAM solution has been adopted and implemented.

    • The presentation will discuss the development of the necessary policy and procedure documents to meet contract and regulatory requirements for project deliverables.
    • It will look at the internal workflows that have been established to extract the necessary operational and asset information from those same project deliverables.
    • It will also review the ongoing management and synchronisation of multiple projects, starting/ending at various dates but all within the same building precinct.
    • It will present the internal organisational challenges and showcase how the ‘disruptive change’ paradigm still pervades daily operational activity
    • An overview of the implemented BIM4FAM system will be presented (in video form) – highlighting both end-user experience and also the day to day model management needs and staffing requirements
    • The final part of the presentation will cover the lessons learnt and what we are prepared to share.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Prepare for disruptive change
    2. Ensure you are properly resourced
    3. Educate your audience for new processes and procedures

    Changeover
    2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
    Changeover

    Linked Details amongst Multiple Models in Revit
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting
    Linked Details amongst Multiple Models in Revit
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting
    Architecture, Structure
    All Levels
    Autodesk Revit


    Linked Details amongst Multiple Models in Revit

    Speaker:
    Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting

    Working on campus projects, strip malls, or any multi-building project inevitably brings up the discussion of how to manage the details. Often a major driving factor in choosing how to manage the details depends on if all of the buildings will be included in one set of construction documents, or if each building will be a separate set of documents. Based on the project and which of the two previously mentioned approaches is selected, there are a number of strategies that can be implemented within Revit to help streamline the construction document process. This class will cover a few scenarios of multi-building projects and will discuss which approach to detail management may be the most appropriate. In addition the session will reveal and discuss the pros and cons to each approach such that the attendees will be able to apply the most appropriate strategy to their own multi-building projects. This session is not only going to discuss those options but will also dive into creating a single project file that only contains typical details, and how to link that file into all pertinent building models so that they all update seamlessly. This process isn’t well known but can keep the liability aspect of a project to a minimum.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Link details so a single change will update all projects
    2. Learn strategies for linking details for separate Construction Documents
    3. Learn strategies for linking building for a single set of Construction Documents

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

    Afternoon Tea
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    IFC5: OpenBIM for Infrastructure
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Jon Mirtschin, Geometry Gym
    IFC5: OpenBIM for Infrastructure
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Jon Mirtschin, Geometry Gym
    Infrastructure, Data Management
    All Levels
    Open BIM/ Agnostic


    IFC5: OpenBIM for Infrastructure

    Speaker:
    Jon Mirtschin, Geometry Gym

    Infrastructure sorely needs standards for digital delivery and design of it's assets. The exact contents of this presentation will emerge at the Building Smart Summit in London (October 2017) and Paris (March 2018) that I am attending.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn about the status and capability of IFC5 for Infrastructure Assets
    2. Observe some case studies of Infrastructure Project Digital Information Exchanges
    3. Learn about trail blazing tools and approaches to adopt and use IFC5 with existing applications and software

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

    Break
    5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
    Break
    5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

    Friday Evening Function
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Victoria Park
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    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    Join us at Victoria Park, the only inner city Brisbane driving range and putt putt course. Have the opportunity to beat your friend and colleagues at putt putt or at the driving range, while enjoying a drink and buffet.

    Location: The Marquee, Victoria Park
    Dress Code Your best golf attire

     

     

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    Business Development and Market Penetration For Directors, Partners, Those Aspiring and Who Must Sell Services
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Mark Jeffrey, ODG Solutions
    Business Development and Market Penetration For Directors, Partners, Those Aspiring and Who Must Sell Services
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Mark Jeffrey, ODG Solutions
    Change Management, General
    All Levels


    Business Development and Market Penetration For Directors, Partners, Those Aspiring and Who Must Sell Services

    Speaker:
    Mark Jeffrey, ODG Solutions

    Professional and technical services firms are full of highly qualified, experienced experts who are extremely talented when it comes to conceptualising and delivering on projects. They often lack the ability to influence, negotiate, sell and market themselves and their firms. This affects the firm’s ability to sell and generate more business and often also affects the confidence of Directors/Partners who are considering who is most suitable for succession. This presentation showcases a business development and client engagement model that is invaluable to anyone in an Architectural, Engineering, Drafting or Construction firm

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn three key business development capabilities to win new work and advance your career
    2. Learn nine BD fundamentals your business needs to be sustainable and able to grow
    3. Learn how to be more effective at business development, tools to improve your ability and a plan of attack

    FIND YOUR FOCUS – Manage Your Brain, Energy and Time to be Your Best
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Katherine Mair, M.A.D. Mindworks
    FIND YOUR FOCUS – Manage Your Brain, Energy and Time to be Your Best
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Katherine Mair, M.A.D. Mindworks
    General, Change Management
    All Levels


    FIND YOUR FOCUS – Manage Your Brain, Energy and Time to be Your Best

    Speaker:
    Katherine Mair, M.A.D. Mindworks

    In this interactive workshop we will examine the nature of attention and procrastination and the tendency of the mind to look for stimulation and easy distraction. We will unpack a variety of techniques to help foster focus and manage our time and attention better throughout the day to cut through the noise and get the stuff done that matters most. We will explore the concept of flow and ways to get in the zone so we can be at our best and more productive more of the time.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Better understand the distractions that draw you away from your key goals
    2. Leverage techniques to help you manage your time and attention and foster greater focus throughout the day
    3. Identify how and when you’re at your best and adapt techniques to get in the zone more quickly and more often

    Dimensions to BIM: Linking 3D to 4D and 5D Case studies
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Scott Beazley, Mitchell Brandtman
    Dimensions to BIM: Linking 3D to 4D and 5D Case studies
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Scott Beazley, Mitchell Brandtman
    Project Controls, Project Planning
    Advanced
    Other


    Dimensions to BIM: Linking 3D to 4D and 5D Case studies

    Speaker:
    Scott Beazley, Mitchell Brandtman

    An explanation of the strategy for linking 3D, 4D and 5D building data together. What benefits are there for project managers?
    It sounds simple, but it requires a new method to achieve data integration. A number of case studies will be used to explain and demonstrate a methodology of linking a range of data types together. Areas to be covered:
    • 3D Revit Model parameter setup,
    • model checking and validation in Solibri Model Checker
    • data filtering and collation
    • 4D construction schedule setup from P6 or MS Project
    • structure of 5D costings from CostX
    • linking of 3D, 4D and 5D in Navisworks
    • simulations of the results will be shown.


    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn how to setup 3D Models required for linking to schedules and costings
    2. Learn how to setup 4D construction parameters and structure 5D detailed costings for linking to 3D models
    3. Link 3D, 4D and 5D data sets to create visual simulations for project analyses

    Save Trees! Can we Get to Paperless Construction Documentation?
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Scott Crichton & Matthew Wash, BVN
    Save Trees! Can we Get to Paperless Construction Documentation?
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Scott Crichton & Matthew Wash, BVN
    Procurement, Project Management
    All Levels
    Open BIM/ Agnostic


    Save Trees! Can we Get to Paperless Construction Documentation?

    Speaker:
    Scott Crichton, BVN
    Co-Speaker:
    Matt Wash, BVN

    Producing a BIM model as the sole deliverable on a project comes with some challenges to our industry and requires us to consider all aspects of current and future Design and Construction methodology. With current practices of incorporating more and more information into our BIM models why is it that we still have a reliance on static 2D production of contract documentation with models being issued with disclaimers like, “issued for assisting in coordination purposes only”? With pushes worldwide to make BIM mandatory requirements on projects, is this the opportunity for the construction industry to re-evaluate the current procurement, deliver and execution process? Throwing up considerations including, national (or worldwide) standardisation of BIM deliverables, legal implications of allocation of risk and Intellectual property ownership, Insurance and allowance for future construction methodology. We are utilising the technology required for production of BIM deliverables more and more in the design, coordination and asset management phases of project, but we continue to dilute these as we engage in the construction phase. Will the advancement in modern construction techniques like robotics, 3D printing and augmented reality be the catalyst to break the reliance on 2D documentation? Redundancy of 2D deliverables will allow for more time modelling and less time documenting, with the result being BIM models of higher quality and less apprehension around providing them as more than just “issued for assisting in coordination purposes only”. There is also the considerations of utilising singular sources of information of projects ensuring that workflows are not disrupted by having to generate the same information multiple times in multiple deliverables. This will also provide the entire project team the opportunity to consolidate the creation and access of information during the project lifecycle. It is important that current design and coordination adequately prepare to meet the ever demanding requirements of the information and data delivery processes. Can initiatives in computational design and data exchange help develop workflows for increasing information inclusion? Should we take directions from other manufacturing and delivery industries to ensure we galvanise robust solutions to meet the ever changing technology utilised by all sectors of the industry. Whilst this is not a solution that can be achieved in isolation, it will require the industry to holistically develop a framework for industry change.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Examine current options in project delivery methods and how they can be adapted to the future
    2. Discuss the implications of changes in procurement and contractual obligations in a new construction environment
    3. How does changes in the construction industry effect current and future BIM processes and project management

    Golden Tricks in Revit for Saving Your Life?!?!
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Behzad Meskini, DP Architect
    Golden Tricks in Revit for Saving Your Life?!?!
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Behzad Meskini, DP Architect
    Architecture, MEPF
    All Levels
    Autodesk Revit


    Golden Tricks in Revit for Saving Your Life?!?!

    Speaker:
    Behzad Meskini, DP Architect, Pte Ltd

    I saw many people who are writing articles about different issue and limits in Revit and they are explaining about what we should do or what we should not do to solve problems. Instead of those articles and rules, I will tell you we can solve different types of issues in just 30 seconds. How we can deactivate Room Separation line from Link Model in different disciplines, how we can define high detail model in Revit, how we can create Complex Pipe system and Duct system just in Floor Plan, and how we can add parameter for making rotate in Tag Family. Adjust Finishing Layer Height and many other tricks in just 75 minutes.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. BIM Tricks
    2. Understanding about Logic behind of Revit tools
    3. Everything is possible

    Pacific Highway Upgrade - Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Tony Stuart, AECOM
    Pacific Highway Upgrade - Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Tony Stuart, AECOM
    Infrastructure, Change Management
    All Levels
    Autodesk Revit


    Pacific Highway Upgrade - Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes

    Speaker:
    Tony Stuart, AECOM

    In this talk I look at how Revit was used to model all the structures on the project and the workflows that were developed to facilitate the drawing documentation to the clients standards. I discuss the various issues around modelling retaining walls, noise walls, bridges, BIM model attribution and extraction, workflows with 12d, Revit and Navisworks. With the impending deadlines announced to be BIM compliant on Infrastructure projects by 2023 in QLD …is your business ready?

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn how to transition your existing CAD workflows
    2. Learn how much modelling is enough
    3. Integrating civil and structural software packages

    Realtime Eye Candy
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Jeremy Harkins, ineni Realtime
    Realtime Eye Candy
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Jeremy Harkins, ineni Realtime
    Visualisation, Change Management
    All Levels
    Other


    Realtime Eye Candy

    Speaker:
    Jeremy Harkins, ineni Realtime

    Everyone knows that a beautifully realised animation can be the deciding factor in securing a client or winning a project…

    … but how can these creations generate lasting value?

    With the advent over the last decade of free or very cheap realtime rendering engines, such as UE4 and Unity, our ability as an industry to convey our design intent has been increasing exponentially. The use, and constantly updated power and versatility, of these engines has pushed other vendors in the visual information space to try to keep pace, with all of the major players releasing some type of “rendering” workflow for their products. Either natively or using third-party providers.

    The result of these big player corporate battles for our patronage has been only good for the consumer, with many great options available to represent our designs to our clients, often at the click of a button.

    While there is a broad range of quality available in this space, from quick and dirty untextured outputs of 3D models, all the way up to carefully crafted and post-produced imagery, historically for the last couple of decades, our only computer generated option has been costly and time-consuming rendering, both for images and animations.

    This has led to the development of a niche “Visualisation Industry”, that’s only real reason for existing is to make beautiful content to capture the hearts and minds of viewers. This is evidenced by the fact that many visualisation houses not only create content for the AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations) industries, but branch out into the property, real-estate, marketing and entertainment industries.

    Photo-realistic or hyper-real content are one-off works of art in and of themselves, and while everyone wants this content for their own projects, the reality is that budgets and project constraints make these desirable deliverables out of reach in the majority of cases. Furthermore, this content can often be a “nice to have” rather than a necessity, and in tight projects visualisation is regularly one of the first expenses cut.

    Stunning realtime visualisations, literally in the last year, have finally reached a quality and price point that makes them as accessible as traditional visualisation for a project. What’s more, the added value of a fully realised interactive environment can generate lasting value to a development, unlike a pretty picture or video.

    Now it is possible to achieve the quality and resolution the marketers desire, while creating a virtual asset that can be used by all of the departments of a development, from tendering, through construction management and into operations. This is enhanced further by the ability of these engines to play nicely with new hardware and viewing options, such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and coming soon - holographic displays.

    This presentation will show some of the jaw dropping quality being output by realtime rendering engines, and will explore how these rich and detailed environments are touching on multiple value points in a projects entire life-cycle.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. See how far the realtime visualisation industry has come in the last five years
    2. Learn how a fully realised realtime environment can generate value in all stages of a project, from tendering through to facilities management
    3. Compare for yourself the comparative quality between traditional visualisation and realtime rendering techniques

    Archi-Graphics: Revit For Designers
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Christopher Rossetto, Grimshaw
    Archi-Graphics: Revit For Designers
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Christopher Rossetto, Grimshaw
    Architecture, Visualisation
    Intermediate
    Autodesk Revit


    Archi-Graphics: Revit For Designers

    Speaker:
    Christopher Rossetto, Grimshaw

    Revit makes ugly drawings. We've all heard it, but how can we silence the critics? This class will look at the graphic styles of various architectural examples and demonstrate how these styles can be achieved in Revit, without the use of Photoshop or any other post-production tools.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn how to create impressive drawings, diagrams and visuals directly from Revit.
    2. Understand how to get creative with the tools at hand, and think outside the box to assemble presentation images.
    3. Help your designers engage with Revit be more efficient in a single-platform workflow with less reliance on post-production tools.

    Definition of a Common Setup for a Federated Asset Model, with Geo-Referencing
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    John Mitchell, buildingSMART Australasia
    Definition of a Common Setup for a Federated Asset Model, with Geo-Referencing
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    John Mitchell, buildingSMART Australasia
    Model Management, Project Planning
    All Levels
    Open BIM/ Agnostic


    Definition of a Common Setup for a Federated Asset Model, with Geo-Referencing

    Speaker:
    John Mitchell, buildingSMART Australasia

    Are the terms 'geodetic datum', 'cartesian coordinate systems', ‘scale factors', 'transformations', 'projections', 'cadastre' or ‘GDA2020’ doing your head in? Are misunderstandings between consultants over a common reference point for models, creating havoc on your project? If so, this workshop is for you.  And note that although we’re using IFC to carry the data, the principles apply to all project setup. buildingSMART Australasia (bSA) has led an international project called Model Setup that has developed software implementation guidelines for BIM model alignment using IFC4, the creation of best practice documents and most importantly, BIM/Geospatial integration for major software tools. In other words, different software products will be able to produce the same locational information, and different model authors will be able to set up models consistently so that those downstream can actually get value from using BIM.

    Why is Model Setup Needed?
    Not all projects have BIM Managers and often the various models are set up on projects before authors discuss how they will collaborate or share data. This can lead to data disconnects and models that don't align because of a lack of common geospatial reference points. Also on infrastructure, urban or large projects over 1km in length, the Earth's curvature can lead to significant dimensional errors. Therefore, all project setups should include the following:
    • A proper geographic/map reference.
    • Incorporating cadastral data
    • Accurate model coordinates
    • A local origin provision.
    • An allowance for documentation (rotation, etc for efficient drawing management).
    • A consistent method to set up sharing.

    This is a ""not-to-be-missed"" workshop, which will demonstrate a case study, describe the IFC implementation and address the following:
    • What is a geo-reference?
    • What data needs to be added to a file?
    • What is ifcAlignment?
    • How does this relate to linear infrastructure projects?
    • Who will implement the functionality?
    • What other aspects are necessary to create a well structured shared model template?
    The workshop will combine a technical overview and use a real case study to demonstrate the implementation by Australian Surveying and Civil software and global IFC compliant BIM authoring applications.

    The work also links to 3D Cadastre (being undertaken by many state land authorities at present), submission of BIM models for DA/BA/Basix assessments and other regulatory contexts.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Understand how the earth's curvature - geodetics - can significantly affect your model accuracy particulary in infrastructure and precinct scale modelling
    2. Appreciate the collaboration needed between BIM modellors and surveyors so that BIM models can be transformed from/to mapping, GPS, scanning etc
    3. Gain knowledge about the way GIS/ Map Grid data can be integrated in BIM models, and its value for Local Government agencies and modellors

    Tapping the Source: Establishing Responses to External Data
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Kristian Bursell, CADSWIFT PTY LTD
    Tapping the Source: Establishing Responses to External Data
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Kristian Bursell, CADSWIFT PTY LTD
    Content, Data Management
    All Levels
    ARCHICAD


    Tapping the Source: Establishing Responses to External Data

    Speaker:
    Kristian Bursell, CADSWIFT PTY LTD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Key Learning Outcomes:

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

    The Evolution of You as a Leader
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Mark Jeffrey, ODG Solutions
    The Evolution of You as a Leader
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Mark Jeffrey, ODG Solutions
    Change Management, General


    The Evolution Of You As A Leader

    Speaker:
    Mark Jeffrey, ODG Solutions

    Often people will hear about Transformational Leadership, Kurt Lewin’s 3 styles of leadership or Situational Leadership. All of these historical models are extremely helpful in understand- ing leadership better and finding your place in the world of work as a leader. But what are the contemporary thoughts on leadership in the era of the sharing economy, ar- tificial intelligence, the internet of things? With the next revolution in our work world coming we need to understand leadership better today than any time in recent history. This session focuses on the key elements of leadership, including management of self, health and well-being, things often overlooked, but critical components of the best leaders, leading across boundaries and with the use of technology as well as influence and cultural impact. This session will offer you a chance to assess your leadership in the room and make a plan to be a more effective, high impact leader, beyond the session.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn 4 fundamentals of leadership From personal well-being to your cultural impact
    2. A mini-assessment of your leadership Including where possible, some feed- back from outside of the room We will use technology for this
    3. A Development Plan: A plan of attack for you to take away to improve your leadership and influence

    Complex Projects – Simple Solutions. ARCHICAD Assisting in Project Challenges
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Aaron Filmer & Karoly Horvath, Cottee Parker & Nando Mogollon, Central Innovation
    Complex Projects – Simple Solutions. ARCHICAD Assisting in Project Challenges
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Aaron Filmer & Karoly Horvath, Cottee Parker & Nando Mogollon, Central Innovation
    Sponsor Success Story, General
    ARCHICAD


    Complex Projects – Simple Solutions. ARCHICAD Assisting in Project Challenges

    Speaker:
    Aaron Filmer, Cottee Parker
    Co-Speaker:
    Karoly Horvath, Cottee Parker Architects
    Nando Mogollon, Central Innovation

    Take a glimpse on how a mature firm tackles complex projects using ARCHICAD to simplify their workflows and improve productivity. In this workshop you will have a first-hand experience on the use of ARCHICAD in the context of real life project work. Solve complex common issues in Building modelling by using advanced techniques.

    BIM is Not Just for Buildings! Unitywater's Adoption of BIM on a Sewerage Treatment Plant and Integration with Enterprise Asset Management
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Ivan Beirne, Unitywater & Toby Maple, AECOM
    BIM is Not Just for Buildings! Unitywater's Adoption of BIM on a Sewerage Treatment Plant and Integration with Enterprise Asset Management
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Ivan Beirne, Unitywater & Toby Maple, AECOM
    Infrastructure, Procurement
    All Levels
    Other


    BIM is Not Just for Buildings! Unitywater's Adoption of BIM on a Sewerage Treatment Plant and Integration with Enterprise Asset Management

    Speaker:
    Ivan Beirne, Unitywater
    Co-Speaker:
    Toby Maple, AECOM

    This case study looks at the adoption of Digital Engineering across Australia by governments, their agencies and specifically Unitywater. It will focus on the roadmap development of the Unitywater AIMS and the actual implementation of BIM on a sewerage treatment plant upgrade. It highlights how the associated data from BIM will used throughout the asset lifecycle.

    In 2016 Unitywater specified BIM requirements on a major sewerage treatment plant upgrade. The goals were to enable better information management, improve stakeholder understanding and improved safety reviews whilst managing design, construction and asset information through BIM. Concurrent to this capital works project, Unitywater also undertook an Asset Information Management Strategy which focused on the current state environment and a proposed future state for the business.

    These two initiatives are pivotal in Unitywater corporate objectives, to enable greater value to their customers by improving business processes and systems.

    BIM Sewerage Treatment Project:
    By defining the Digital Engineering (incl. BIM) approach and requirements that designers and contractor alike shall use enabled information to be structured to suit asset management purposes. Visualisation of the project in 3D was also a side benefit, enabling improved understanding of design challenges and constraints. The BIM became the focal point to design and safety reviews. Auditing of the BIM and associated information was carried out at key deliverables to ensure the outcomes and measurable benefits were being realised. Certain elements of the BIM processes were highly beneficial and cost effective. This will enable a sustainable approach to future BIM projects. Many lessons were learnt including capability, capacity, information requirements specifications and technology benefits and shortfalls.

    Asset Information Management Strategy: The objective of the Asset Information Management Strategy is to enable better information management, across Unitywater’s systems, processes and people. A key element of this was the introduction of Building Information Modelling to support the design, construction and asset information handover at completion of major capital works projects. The strategy was part of the asset management improvement plan which was aligned to ISO55000 asset management standard.

    Including information from BIM into Unitywater asset information systems was one part of the goals to improve Unitywater asset information quality and ease the asset handover process. Another goal was to create a key decision framework and quick wins to show tangible benefits to the business in the shortest possible timeframe whilst improving information quality and consistency.

    A current state assessment was carried out to understand the pain points, parallel initiatives and current systems and processes employed by the business. The future state roadmap focused on identifying the priority elements aligned with key business decisions and implementation of quick wins to demonstrate the benefit to the business. Lesson learnt during the roadmap development and in the delivery of the quick wins were incorporated back into the implementation framework to enable a progressive approach to the strategy.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Understand what BIM can be used for within the water utility sector and how data can be structured
    2. Understand the data needs of the asset manager and how BIM can support not only design but long term asset management
    3. Hear about enterprise wide change management and the initiatives to support a digital way of working

    How BIM Entering the Cloud Saved my Life
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Stewart Caldwell & William Harbison, Russell and Yelland Architects
    How BIM Entering the Cloud Saved my Life
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Stewart Caldwell & William Harbison, Russell and Yelland Architects
    Model Management, Project Planning
    Advanced
    Cloud Tools


    How BIM Entering the Cloud Saved my Life

    Speaker:
    Stewart Caldwell, Russell and Yelland Architects
    Co-Speaker:
    William Harbison, Russell and Yelland Architects

    Communication is key to the effective delivery of BIM. For a long time digital tools we were using promised a lot but proper collaboration just wasn't happening without a lot of pushing. More recently cloud based apps have changed all that allowing instantaneous communication across a variety of platforms. Recent works at Russell and Yelland have identified that encouraging non traditional forms of communication have been the key to allowing proper collaborative work practices. This presentation will deliver a case study on how Russell and Yelland have combined a series of apps and tools into their project workflow to encourage collaborative work practices, more specifically:

    REVIZTO: I don't work for REVIZTO and this is not an ad for their product, but I am a big fan of what it can do. Until recently the effective delivery of BIM felt hampered by tools which promised one thing but never quite delivered what was on the Box. In some ways REVIZTO is no different, but its functionality was the key to unlocking so many things about the way in which our office was running. The adoption of REVIZTO was a lesson firstly in having the right tool for the right job, and second an elevated understanding of how allowing free communication between all team members all the time was key to effective collaboration. ASANA: Tracking tasks is a terrible task in itself, but ASANA does it pretty well. On its own its just another tool to manage but when mixed in with other apps its an invaluable resource. The recent addition of 'Boards' allow more scrum type planing and encourages LEAN principals.

    SLACK: Already used quite widely by larger organisations, but a new concept for us as a smaller firm. This tool has changed the conversation and its adoption has spread rapidly. These tools have done more then help us deliver BIM, they have changes our culture and brought around opportunities we never though possible especially around working remotely.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn how to effectively deploy REVIZTO on a BIM project and how this affects team structure
    2. Learn about tailoring a projects workflow to suite the tools and skills at hand
    3. Learn how to effectively integrate a variety of communication platforms to encourage vertical and horizontal communication in teams

    Devil is in the Detail: A Case Study on Procurement and Managing BIM Projects
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Jason Howden, Warren and Mahony
    Devil is in the Detail: A Case Study on Procurement and Managing BIM Projects
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Jason Howden, Warren and Mahony
    Procurement, Project Management


    Devil is in the Detail: A Case Study on Procurement and Managing BIM Projects

    Speaker:
    Jason Howden, Warren and Mahony

    Using Data To Fix What BIM Broke
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    David Spehar, dRofus & Robert Manna, Stantec
    Using Data To Fix What BIM Broke
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    David Spehar, dRofus & Robert Manna, Stantec
    Data Management
    All Levels
    Open BIM/Agnostic


    Using Data To Fix What BIM Broke

    Speaker:
    David Spehar, dRofus
    Speaker:
    Robert Manna, Stantec

    Remember the promise that BIM would fix all the flaws in a CAD-based delivery? That collaborating on models would increase efficiency in coordination and quality of deliverables? While in many ways BIM has done a great job of fixing old problems, it has also done a great job of making some old problems worse. We all continue to struggle with managing client expectations, quality control, scope creep and deliverables. In this class we’ll talk about the next evolution in project delivery and how shifting from model-driven to data-driven workflows can help fix what’s still broken. We’ll break down the concept of using data to drive model development rather than being a byproduct and gains that can be achieved across the project lifecycle. The number of building owners requiring some sort of data deliverable is increasing at a rapid pace so it’s time to actually do BIM, not BiM.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Understand ways to change traditional deliverables to streamline approvals and confirm that budgets and project controls are being met
    2. Understand how to use data to improve quality control and validate conformance with project goals
    3. Know how data can be used to limit scope creep and ensure projects are developed to meet client requirements

    Why BIM Costs Money – A View From a QS
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Keeley Pomeroy, AECOM
    Why BIM Costs Money – A View From a QS
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Keeley Pomeroy, AECOM
    Project Controls, Procurement
    All Levels

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    Why BIM Costs Money – A View From a QS

    Speaker:
    Keeley Pomeroy, AECOM

    Lets face it, BIM generally currently costs projects money due to broken procurement systems of design teams and main contractors. Clients often to don't have the BIM success story that they had wanted. So from the mouth of an independent consultant quantity surveyor we will travel through:
    • Pre-design
    • Design
    • Tender
    • Construction
    • Operations
    And look what works well, what currently costs projects money for no cost or time return benefit and ways to isolate the bad BIM and ensure good BIM is delivered. We will touch on procurement, BIM management, BIM for construction and focus on the end in mind (life cycle). Delegates will be encouraged to engage in debate and challenge points raised in the presentation.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Understand the cost impacts of BIM downstream from pre-design through to operations
    2. Understand and communicate the key areas of BIM cost risk on projects
    3. Reduce BIM waste and enable downstream benefits to collaborators
    "

    Construction 3.0 - Machine learning and artificial intelligence in Construction
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Pieter Rautenbach, TheOval.club
    Construction 3.0 - Machine learning and artificial intelligence in Construction
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Pieter Rautenbach, TheOval.club
    Construction, Project Management
    Intermediate
    Open BIM/ Agnostic


    Construction 3.0 - Machine learning and artificial intelligence in Construction

    Speaker:
    pieter rautenbach, TheOval.club

    The construction industry is behind the curve in implementing machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. However, it is only a matter of time until they are adopted.

    It is a pivotal time for construction industry professionals to understand the potential impacts, opportunities and risks related to Machine learning and AI.

    Machine learning and artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the construction industry. Some of the biggest challenges in the construction industry are costs overruns, time delays and safety issues. Adoption of AI and machine learning will provide powerful solutions to deal with these challenges.

    The transport, entertainment and medical industries have significantly been impacted by the adoption of machine learning and AI. Many of the fundamental technologies already in use can also be implemented in the construction industry.

    The presentation explores how machine learning and artificial intelligence could be used to improve the existing construction practices with an emphasis on project controls and asset management.

    The presentation also explores how these changes could change how construction projects are delivered and how professionals may need to adapt to these changes.

    Machine learning is a field of computer science that uses statistical techniques to give computer systems the ability to "learn" with data, without being explicitly programmed. This allows large amounts of data to be processes in to usable information. Artificial intelligence is the study where a computer can perceive its environment and take actions that maximize the chance of successfully achieving its goals.

    Key elements of the presentation:
     Machine Learning + AI introduction + examples of ML and AI in other industries
     ML and AI in construction
     Working example showcase for of machine learning in Asset management, an alert developed from a ML system is visualised in a Common Data Environment
     The application of AI through a genetic algorithm to optimise project schedules + potential impact to 4D BIM models
     Application of AI in schedule benchmarking
     The construction process workflow in an AI driven environment

    The speakers aim to provide insight into the current state of knowledge about machine learning and AI in construction projects and to explore and demonstrate significant risks and opportunities for the industry to enhance its maturity and capabilities.

    Using Solibri to Check the Quality of an IFC Model Generated by ARCHICAD
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Lachlan Green, Fulton Trotter Architects
    Using Solibri to Check the Quality of an IFC Model Generated by ARCHICAD
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Lachlan Green, Fulton Trotter Architects
    Data Management, Architecture
    Expert
    ARCHICAD


    Using Solibri to Check the Quality of an IFC Model Generated by ARCHICAD

    Speaker:
    Lachlan Green, Fulton Trotter Architects

    Trust is an essential component of the construction industry and can easily be overlooked. While traditional drawings can quickly be checked for rogue lines, data embedded within models is not easily seen by users and is prone to being unknowingly copied from one element to another. Developing methods to quickly check the accuracy of this data is essential. Using software like Solibri for clash detection is nothing new. However, the software is also capable of checking the data embedded in models, providing and understanding of its reliability.

    My recent work has focused on using the new features of Classifications and Properties in ARCHICAD 21 to embed data into our models. Currently we are in the process of developing Solibri rulesets to check our models at major project milestones and prior to being sent to consultants. I will be presenting the findings of this research and development, highlighting areas of success and difficulties.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Getting the most out of ARCHICAD Classifications & Properties
    2. Setting Solibri rules to check compliance with templates
    3. Understanding what data is important to who and when

    Structural Data Mining using Revit-Dynamo-PowerBI Workflow
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Allan Cantos, Ramboll UK Ltd.
    Structural Data Mining using Revit-Dynamo-PowerBI Workflow
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Allan Cantos, Ramboll UK Ltd.
    Structure, Data Management
    All Levels
    Autodesk Revit


    Structural Data Mining using Revit-Dynamo-PowerBI Workflow

    Speaker:
    Allan Cantos, Ramboll UK Ltd.

    In this session, I’ll be demonstrating a workflow of extracting the tonnage summary information from the Revit structural model using Dynamo. Like the other typical workflow, setting it up at the beginning takes time, however, once done properly, every succeeding stage will save you a lot of time in preparing the same information for that project stage.

    I will begin by preparing the data you need using Revit schedules. I bet, this part is the easiest one for you. Nothing is so much exciting about this. Next, since Power BI works smoothly with Microsoft Excel, I will use excel to store our data mined information from Revit. After that, I will create a simple Dynamo graph to automate the process of sending the information to our spreadsheet, thus minimizing or eradicating potential human error caused by copy and pasting or manual typing. And finally, I will bring our data to life using Power BI. You’ll all gain a basic understanding on how to build your Power BI project.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

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

    Everyday uses of Global Parameters
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting
    Everyday uses of Global Parameters
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting
    Structure, Architecture
    All Levels
    Autodesk Revit


    Everyday uses of Global Parameters

    Speaker:
    Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting

    Global parameters have been around for a few releases and yet most users still haven’t started taking advantage of their benefits to a project. In this session we will discuss ways to utilize global parameters to not only control the model but to have the model control details without having to use the align and lock tool. We will also discuss how to utilized information from a linked model to have that control elements in the host model. Some topics that will be examined in this session are curb heights, structural framing offsets, top of wall locations, and more. This session will share examples relevant to both Architectural and Structural disciplines, so there will be something for everyone!

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. How to utilize Global Parameters not only in modeling practiced but detailing as well
    2. How to extract data from given modeled elements and push the data into other aspects of the model
    3. Understand the reasons why having Global Parameters in the office template can benefit the entire staff

    Pushing the Boundaries of Cost and Time
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Matt Hemming, Mitchell Brandtman
    Pushing the Boundaries of Cost and Time
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Matt Hemming, Mitchell Brandtman
    Project Controls, Change Management
    All Levels


    Pushing the Boundaries of Cost and Time

    Speaker:
    Matt Hemming, Mitchell Brandtman

    Advanced 5D+4D BIM workflows are breaking down traditional barriers of how cost and time is understood and managed on projects. Today's software and technology allows us to move from reactive to proactive, opening up new ways to identify and solve complex problems without the old 'rules of thumb' we are sadly so accustomed to.

    This case study will follow the 5D+4D implementation journey Mitchell Brandtman delivered for the KVMRT rail project in Kuala Lumpur. Applying custom workflows on a $5B scale produces clear, impressive results. And to apply them in a live project environment within a massive project team you need a unique perspective of the opportunities and hurdles and a deep appreciation of internal politics, change management and business process management.

    The case study will detail all phases of the implementation role including discovering current business workflows and how to identify opportunities to overlay advanced BIM workflows to a familiar way of working.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Understand the direct benefits of advanced BIM workflows
    2. Understand how 5D+4D BIM is enhancing the BIM outcome and breaking traditional cost and time barriers
    3. Leveraging CostX and Solibri for agile workflows

    The Gospel of the Good LOD According to Kev
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Kevin Thickett, Aurecon
    The Gospel of the Good LOD According to Kev
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Kevin Thickett, Aurecon
    Project Planning, Model Management
    All Levels
    Open BIM/ Agnostic


    The Gospel of the Good LOD According to Kev

    Speaker:
    Kevin Thickett, Aurecon

    LOD. Misunderstood, maligned, and misapplied. But it actually works when used as intended by the wise people at AIA. Find out how to use and apply LOD successfully on your projects.

    Portions of this session could be a bit dry. To maintain interest the serious aspects will be interspersed with stories, including LOD fails.
    Also a new type of LOD will be introduced - Level of Drifting

    • First a (brief) history lesson
    • The wise people at AIA - why & how LOD came about
    • What LOD is
    • What LOD isn't
    • Why all the other “levels of” cause so much confusion.
    • The BIM Forum LOD Specification & why you shouldn't use it.
    • Does LOD apply to models, systems, or elements?
    • (and why) LOD 100 through to 500 interpreted. Including LOD 250 & 350
    • LOD 225 - a funny story
    • How to measure LOD
    • How then should it be applied to projects?
    • The dreaded LOD Matrix “dum dum dum dummm”
    • The value benefit of using LOD well.


    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Understand the LOD numbers and how to apply them
    2. Understand how to monitor and measure LOD on a project
    3. Understand how to structure and use an LOD Matrix

    Beyond BIM – How Enterprise Information Management Software can Support the BIM Process
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Mark Cronin & Richard Atkins, Peddle Thorp
    Beyond BIM – How Enterprise Information Management Software can Support the BIM Process
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Mark Cronin & Richard Atkins, Peddle Thorp
    Sponsor Success Story


    Beyond BIM – How Enterprise Information Management Software can Support the BIM Process

    Speaker:
    Mark Cronin, Peddle Thorp
    Richard Atkins, Peddle Thorp

    How has your business embraced BIM? Are you equipped to deal with the challenges the industry faces?

    BIM is a process that relies on technology for it to be successful. It is therefore vital that your business is up to date with the latest trends in technology designed to simplify the BIM process. One of the consequences of BIM is that businesses are now facing information overload which is becoming harder to manage and collaborate on, and without the right technology in place, it can be overwhelming.

    This BILT session will look at how leading architectural practices from Australia and New Zealand use other technologies to compliment the BIM process. Discover the best practices for handling information management throughout every stage of a project, and the necessity of integrating your systems in order to meet the requirements of BIM.

    This session will cover:
    • Learn how technology is evolving to cope with the demand of BIM in the A&E industry
    • Discover best practice approaches to enterprise information management
    • See how leading architectural practices overcame the challenges of BIM

    Lab: Automation of Escape Path Analysis
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Ian Shaw, Peddle Thorp
    Lab: Automation of Escape Path Analysis
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Ian Shaw, Peddle Thorp
    Architecture, Coding
    Expert
    Autodesk Revit


    Lab: Automation of Escape Path Analysis

    Speaker:
    Ian Shaw, Peddle Thorp

    Lab
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Information Coming Soon
    Lab
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Information Coming Soon
    Procurement, Project Management
    Intermediate
    Open BIM/ Agnostic


    How to ask your architect to Model Building Information: A client's guide to specifying BIM

    Speaker:
    Matthew Johnson, POWE Architects

    The secret to a sucessful BIM project outcome is to have the BIM requirements properly understood at the briefing stage. Unfortunately many clients and contractors don't understand how to ask for BIM in their projects properly and get frustrtaed with poor quality outcomes. If BIM is to get broad adoption across the construction sector, then clients and contractors need to understand why they need to ask for it and what the need to ask for to achieve the outcomes they want from their project.

    Drawing on years of experience from having BIM asked for the wrong way, Matthew will show how to include BIM requirements in your briefing documents without having to understand every detail of the software and technology involved.

    Key Learning Outcomes:
    1. Understand how the right BIM requirements at project inception can impact the usefullness of BIM at project completion
    2. Understand the waste imlications of asking for the wrong type of BIM
    3. Learn how to ask for the right kind of BIM

    Lab: Auditing Your Content to Succeed on Your Next Project
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Dominic Martens, UNIFI Labs
    Lab: Auditing Your Content to Succeed on Your Next Project
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Dominic Martens, UNIFI Labs
    Content, Model Management
    All Levels
    Other


    Lab: Auditing Your Content to Succeed on Your Next Project

    Speaker:
    Dominic Martens, UNIFI Labs

    The release of UNIFI’s new Strategic Library Audit accompanied by a robust set of usage analytics is the next step in the BIM maturity journey. The Audit reviews your current BIM content standards & library strategy to provide a strategic roadmap for improving the overall quality & productivity of your content library. The analytics provide unique insights into what content is used, how often, by user and by project. AEC firms have made substantial investments in BIM and the industry still struggles with BIM process challenges and strategies for extensive, quality-controlled content libraries. The cost of “bad” BIM content adds up quickly – whether it’s difficult to find, near impossible to place; does not document or schedule, fails to coordinate correctly or even causes project models to crash – bad content impairs project productivity and adversely impacts the bottom line. UNIFI’s Audit accelerates BIM advancement by assessing the current state of your BIM content, identifying potential problem areas, and providing an actionable plan for improvement. Advanced BIM organisations enjoy a wide range of benefits through consistent documentation and standards, including enhanced project efficiency and streamlined coordination with partners, and project risk mitigation.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn how to audit your content using UNIFI audit tool
    2. Learn how to view the results and what to do with them
    3. Learn how to do bulk updates to your content to be efficient as possible

    Lab: Dynamo – Everyone’s Doing It – Vol. 3 – Attack of the Data
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Carl Storms, IMAGINiT
    Lab: Dynamo – Everyone’s Doing It – Vol. 3 – Attack of the Data
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Carl Storms, IMAGINiT
    Coding, Data Management
    All Levels
    Dynamo


    Dynamo – Everyone’s Doing It – Vol. 3 – Attack of the Data

    Speaker:
    Carl Storms, IMAGINiT

    This Lab is NOT for Dynamo pro’s, but for the Dynamo novice looking to expand their skills, and do more with their data.

    In this session, we will learn how to manage and manipulate data from a Revit file with Dynamo. We will also learn how to Dynamo to help us add data to a Revit model from another source, like excel. These days when working with project data a dashboard is a must, and you guested it Dynamo can help with that too.

    We will also explore some of the new features and update of the latest release of Dynamo.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Explore ways to manipulate Revit data using Dynamo
    2. Use Dynamo to add outside data to your Revit model
    3. Learn to create a basic dashboard with Dynamo

    Lab: Construction Planning: How to do 4D
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Michael Cook & Tim Spiteri, Solid Support
    Lab: Construction Planning: How to do 4D
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Michael Cook & Tim Spiteri, Solid Support
    Project Controls, Construction
    Intermediate


    Construction Planning: How to do 4D

    Speaker:
    Michael Cook, Solid Support
    Co-Speaker:
    Tim Spiteri, Solid Support

    Construction simulation (4D) using a Building Information Model can be straightforward.
    This 4D lab session aims to get you ‘hands on’ with two industry leading 4D tools: Synchro Software and Asta Powerproject. Whether you’re using Microsoft project, Navisworks, P6 or other scheduling tools, this session will show you how to integrate your data into a 4D platform.

    Come and learn current 4D practices for ongoing construction projects, and change the way you communicate your schedule data.

    • At the end of this lab session you will be able to link task elements in a schedule (Gantt Chart/Programme) to the elements in your model.
    • Learn what issues to look out for in a Building Information Model that may impact your scheduling/planning decisions, and how best to deal with them and get your work done.
    • Learn how to visualise objects within the model to demonstrate site activities and test constructability.
    • Learn the principles applicable to construction simulations that can be applied to multiple scheduling software tools.
    • Learn what modelling practices and component attributes you need to best support 4D construction simulation.
    Some key learning deliverables:
    • Understanding ‘search sets’ in order to populate a construction schedule from a model.
    • How to handle multiple versions of models as they’re updated to maintain your 4D schedule throughout your project.
    • How to show planned vs actual using 4D visuals.
    • Hear from construction planning experts about what they look for in a model when it comes to linking them to a programme.

      Key Learning Outcomes:

      1. Learn how to link a programme to a model
      2. Understand what matters in modelling and programmes for effective 4D
      3. Learn how to communicate and validate schedule data more effectively

    Lab: Taking Control: Verifying As-Built Conditions with Reality Capture
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D
    Lab: Taking Control: Verifying As-Built Conditions with Reality Capture
    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D
    Construction, Model Management
    Intermediate
    Other


    Lab: Taking Control: Verifying As-Built Conditions with Reality Capture

    Speaker:
    Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D

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

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

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

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. How laser scanning can be used to document and check the quality of work on the jobsite
    2. How to use Verity to automatically check the installation status and conformance to tolerance of your work
    3. How to update your BIMs to an As-built state using Verity and Navisworks
    "

    Lab: Taking Control: Verifying As-Built Conditions with Reality Capture
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D
    Lab: Taking Control: Verifying As-Built Conditions with Reality Capture
    2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D
    Construction, Model Management
    Intermediate
    Other


    Lab: Taking Control: Verifying As-Built Conditions with Reality Capture

    Speaker:
    Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D

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

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

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

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. How laser scanning can be used to document and check the quality of work on the jobsite
    2. How to use Verity to automatically check the installation status and conformance to tolerance of your work
    3. How to update your BIMs to an As-built state using Verity and Navisworks
    "

    Lab: BIM-MEPAUS Revit Template Workflows
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Brendan Upton, A2K Technologies
    Lab: BIM-MEPAUS Revit Template Workflows
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Brendan Upton, A2K Technologies
    MEPF, Fabrication, Assembly & Installation
    Intermediate
    Autodesk Revit


    BIM-MEPAUS Revit Template Workflows

    Speaker:
    Brendan Upton, A2K Technologies

    This lab will demonstrate what the BIM-MEPAUS Industry Initiative is all about. It will focus largely on the BIM-MEPAUS Revit Template & Content, giving attendees some hands on experience where they will see the efficiencies and time savings that can be leveraged by adopting these workflows.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Understand the purpose BIM-MEPAUS Initiative
    2. Learn how to access and use the BIM-MEPAUS content
    3. Learn timesaving workflows that can be leveraged using the BIM-MEPAUS content

    Saturday 26 May 2018

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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

    Industry BIM Update 2018
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Mark Cronin, Peddle Thorp & Toby Maple, AECOM
    Industry BIM Update 2018
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Mark Cronin, Peddle Thorp & Toby Maple, AECOM
    General
    All Levels
    Open BIM/Agnostic


    Industry BIM Update 2018

    Speaker:
    Mark Cronin, Peddle Thorp

    Speaker:
    Toby Maple, AECOM

    Hear from industry leaders on recent developments relating to Infrastructure and Construction with a focus on BIM. Get updated on recent news from both the National and State level, on progress within Government and the private sector. We’ll also review a snapshot of all current BIM initiatives from ANZ and hear a round up from the various user groups from the region.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn of the recent BIM developments within industry
    2. Understand the relationship between different industry initiatives
    3. Discover how you can contribute to improving BIM in ANZ

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

    Queensland Government - The Path to Widescale Adoption of BIM Across the State
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Andrew Curthoys, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning & Toby Maple, AECOM
    Queensland Government - The Path to Widescale Adoption of BIM Across the State
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Andrew Curthoys, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning & Toby Maple, AECOM
    Change Management, Infrastructure
    All Levels


    Queensland Government - The Path to Widescale Adoption of BIM Across the State

    Speaker:
    Andrew Curthoys, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
    Speaker:
    Toby Maple, AECOM

    In 2016, the QLD government Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning declared in the State Infrastructure Plan that all government building projects would require BIM by 2020 and all infrastructure projects by 2023.

    Later in February 2017, the draft BIM Policy and Principles was released with over 65 submissions from industry, academia and government alike. The response was overwhelmingly positive, but what has happened since then?

    Was this a mandate! What did the rest of the Queensland government agencies think? If you work in (or for) the public sector come along to find out what it takes to align the Queensland state government agencies to this common goal. Hear about the challenges that we faced during the implementation planning? How is academia, industry and the government working together? What are the plans for regional and rural Queensland, so it’s not just a South-east QLD approach? See the proposed approach and find out how we intend to enable each sector in industry to become BIM capable by 2023.

    Toby and Andrew will discuss the effort to date, the path ahead and current progress of the agencies as they work towards 2023. Hear about how Queensland intends to be the first Australian State or Territory to require BIM delivery on all state government projects.

    See real world examples of Queensland government and public infrastructure projects being delivered in BIM. Hear about the challenges faced and how they were overcome, from both a client and project team perspective.

    This will be your chance to discuss the approach and be actively involved in the discussion. Join us on the journey to transforming Queensland’s infrastructure, using Better Information Management.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. See what the QLD government strategy for implementing BIM looks like
    2. Actively contribute to the discussion and get involved with shaping what this means for industry
    3. Gain a greater appreciation for the complexity of implementing such a widescale change management program across a state

    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

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

    The Worst BIM Projects - A Case Study of How BIM Can Go Wrong, and How to Avoid the Pain
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Luke Johnson, Virtual Built + Revizto
    The Worst BIM Projects - A Case Study of How BIM Can Go Wrong, and How to Avoid the Pain
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Luke Johnson, Virtual Built + Revizto
    General, Project Planning
    Intermediate
    Open BIM/Agnostic


    The Worst BIM Projects - A Case Study of How BIM Can Go Wrong, and How to Avoid the Pain

    Speaker:
    Luke Johnson, Virtual Built + Revizto

    Many of us have had good and bad experiences with BIM. Builders and Project Managers often see the potential benefits of BIM, but sometimes things go wrong. Somewhere within the procurement of design, subcontractors, or other contractual elements, BIM can be ignored, or potentially a wrong emphasis can be placed on the ability of BIM to solve all coordination issues in a timely fashion.

    Let's look at a case study or two of bad BIM projects, and how the pain could possibly have been avoided.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. How to ask the right questions at the beginning of a project
    2. When and how to make yourself heard when you see a significant problem looming
    3. How to protect yourself from the fallout of a bad BIM project

    Changeover
    2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
    Changeover

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

    Connect the Docs: BIM 360
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Carl Storms, IMAGINiT
    Connect the Docs: BIM 360
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Carl Storms, IMAGINiT
    Project Management, Model Management
    All Levels
    Cloud Tools


    Connect the Docs: BIM 360

    Speaker:
    Carl Storms, IMAGINiT

    Construction has a lot of moving parts. Both figuratively and literally. Having all your project data in one place can minimize risk and reduce errors as well as project time. Some of the benefits we will examine during this session about the BIM 360 eco-system and how they could help with your AEC workflow:
    • Keep up-to-date on the design
    • Detect clashes before they are built
    • Provide one location for all project documentation
    • Manage project quality
    • Do project layout from an iPad
    • Offer simple and effective punchlists for contractors
    In this session, we will see how the available tools in the BIM 360 ecosystem can enhance your workflow - regardless of the design tools used.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Examine what exists within the BIM 360 eco-system
    2. Learn workflows for both 2D and 3D
    3. Review the mobile capabilities of the BIM 360 eco-system

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

    Closing Keynote and Wrap Up
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Chris Needham
    Closing Keynote and Wrap Up
    4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Chris Needham

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    5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
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    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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    6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
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    Special Event brought to you by CSI & BILT ANZ
    7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Brisbane City Hall
    Special Event brought to you by CSI & BILT ANZ
    7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Brisbane City Hall


    This will be an elegant evening with lots of food, cocktails, music, dancing and entertainment. This is an event highlight you don't want to miss!

    Location: Brisbane City Hall Dress Code Cocktail

     

     

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    Apps & Add-ins for Revit and your AEC Workflow – 2018 Edition
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Carl Storms, IMAGINiT
    Apps & Add-ins for Revit and your AEC Workflow – 2018 Edition
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Carl Storms, IMAGINiT
    General, Customisation/Configuration
    All Levels
    Autodesk Revit


    Apps & Add-ins for Revit and your AEC Workflow – 2018 Edition

    Speaker:
    Carl Storms, IMAGINiT

    It’s a new year with lots of new and updated Add-ins and Apps to learn about and love!

    This session is designed to be a little more fun as we explore some of the apps and add-ins that are out. We will expand past just Revit into other AEC workflows including mobile apps to let you work in the field. While the general flow of this class will be fun, there will be some helpful apps and add-ins that can increase your efferences and productivity covered also. So, sit back relax and discover some new apps, add-ins, and 3rd party additions to Revit and your AEC workflow.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Discover new and interesting apps and add-ins
    2. Find out how to “Power-up” Revit and your AEC workflow with add-ins and apps
    3. Be more productive with what you already have
    "

    Schedule Your BIM. Who Does What, How and When
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Stewart Caldwell, Russell and Yelland Architects
    Schedule Your BIM. Who Does What, How and When
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Stewart Caldwell, Russell and Yelland Architects
    Model Management, Change Management
    Advanced


    Schedule Your BIM. Who Does What, How and When

    Speaker:
    Stewart Caldwell, Russell and Yelland Architects

    Over the years I have presented numerous times about the need for change and how BIM instigates that change. During that period Russell and Yelland Architects have invested heavily in analysing project workflow and the programming of resources to optimise the delivery of BIM on projects. I will present our delivery method for BIM and how we sequence work and assign resources. Rather then discuss ideal this will cover actual projects and highlight the risks and pitfalls to avoid when delivering BIM on projects. More specifically topics to be presented include:
    • Team structure and resourcing: Dividing team leadership and managing the power shift that comes with increased technical output.
    • Project programming: GANTT charts and milestone maps which articulate deliverables in plain English to ensure adoption
    • Managing other consultants and contractors: Expanding team and programming principals to those who dont work within your office while maintaining control of the project
    • Project and BIM execution plans: Developing a plan people might actually read
    • Deliverables: How do you control these if the project doesn't even ask for BIM to be delivered. How do you articulate expectations when the drivers are unclear. The answer is in understanding what motivates each part of the team.

      Key Learning Outcomes:

      1. Learn how to program projects for BIM deliverable without comprising on profits
      2. Learn how to coordinate disparate teams and keep team members motivated
      3. Learn how the right tools and the right language are key to successfully programming BIM

    Case Study for using an ODBC Database & C4R for large Infrastructure or AEC projects
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Julio Monterrosa, WSP
    Case Study for using an ODBC Database & C4R for large Infrastructure or AEC projects
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Julio Monterrosa, WSP
    Data Management, Model Management
    Advanced
    Other


    Case Study for using an ODBC Database & C4R for large Infrastructure or AEC projects

    Speaker:
    Julio Monterrosa, WSP

    This case study will give you a look at how using an SQL server database, C4R & Revit DB Link can come together to use Bi-Directionally linked Revit models. You will learn why using the above programs & the methods utilised can work on any large multibillion dollar infrastructure or AEC project.

    Key Features of presentation include:
    • How to successfully Bidirectionally link Revit models using access.
    • How to link cost to your model.
    • A tips & tricks guide of a linked database using MS access & Revit DB Link.
    • A step by step guide /workflow in editing data in MS access.
    • Problem shooting techniques to get you out of the rut when linking to a database via Access.
    • How data driven linked Modelling allows the AEC industry to reduce errors.

    How combining MS Access & Revit DB Link via an SQL Server allows firms to save thousands of dollars in expensive 3rd party software programs which all do the above, but I will show you how you can do this for FREE!

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. How using MS Access linked to a database and Revit DB Link can increase your productive capacity.
    2. You will learn about Queries which link your Revit models to cost (5D)
    3. Learn how to leverage (to the hilt) your Revit model via linked data exchange with key project stakeholders.

    Queen's Wharf Brisbane: Transformational BIM
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Quinton Cooper, Cottee Parker Architects
    Queen's Wharf Brisbane: Transformational BIM
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Quinton Cooper, Cottee Parker Architects
    Change Management, Model Management
    Intermediate
    ARCHICAD


    Queen's Wharf Brisbane: Transformational BIM

    Speaker:
    Quinton Cooper, Cottee Parker Architects

    In many ways, Queen’s Wharf has the potential to be a transformational project for the City of Brisbane, but authoring a $3b project that occupies 10% of the Brisbane CBD has also forced Cottee Parker Architects to transform its internal processes and approach to BIM from all angles.

    This course will focus on the following key points:
    • Managing Options
    • Delivering COBie on very large projects
    • BIM auditing inside of ARCHICAD
    • Software Limitations and Solutions
    • External auditing using Solibri Model Checker
    • BCF communication using BIMcollab
    • Practice wide scalabilty

    This presentation will demonstrate how the practice and its personnel have had to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of one of the largest construction projects in Australia and will look closely at some of the specific requirements, challenges, workarounds and solutions related to BIM on Queen’s Wharf.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn how to use native ARCHICAD functionality to audit your model before exporting to other formats - principles also apply to Authoring tools other than ARCHICAD
    2. Explore rule based model checking using Solibri and IFC regardless of your authoring platform
    3. Learn about interactive, model based communication via BCF using BIMcollab and BCF Manager

    PDF Based Project Coordination with Bluebeam Revu
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Shanoc Halliday, A2K Technologies
    PDF Based Project Coordination with Bluebeam Revu
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Shanoc Halliday, A2K Technologies
    General, Project Management
    All Levels
    Other


    PDF Based Project Coordination with Bluebeam Revu

    Speaker:
    Shanoc Halliday, A2K Technologies

    Co-Speakers: Adam Schutz and Phil Corbett

    In this Session, we will follow the trials tribulations of an Architect, an Engineer and a technically struggling Builder with a Bluebeam subscription. Watch as these three progress a Project from Concept to Construction through the Workflow that Bluebeam can create. From Mark-ups to RFIs, identifying revision changes and Project variations to Cloud-based Value Management Meetings with accountable comments and trackable Status changes. And a 3D review to boot.

      This demonstration will show how coordination can be performed outside BIM with PDFs alone. I will have two other A2K techs with me and we will play a role each, Chad the Architect looking to create an award-winning design, Phil the Engineer that believes that he is saving humanity one Structurally sound building at a time and I will be the Builder who has no idea about BIM and believes that these two a going to make the Client go broke. I want to have a bit of light fun at the daily issues that we all face and keep it light to encourage a room full of smiles and hopefully a laugh or two while the audience is learning.

    The Session will use a set of evolving drawings from the Architect and Structural Engineer, that the Builder will use to control the construction of the Project through: - Bluebeam Sets - Markups, using Bluebeam's ability to migrate markups for old to new drawings revisions - RFIs with inserted 3D answers - Live Punch list, I plan to walk around the crowd taking photos of seats, walls, door handles and have them show live on the screen - Drawing revision comparison to quantify coordination issues and project variations - Reports created from VM Meetings with Action by notation This will be the session that shows that Bluebeam is the BIM Light of the AEC Industry and therefore has a more obtainable opportunity to be utilised.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. For the audience to know that they can go back to work and perform these workflows easily themselves
    2. Be aware that in this great age of BIM, that there is intelligent workflows than can be used with PDFs
    3. To look outside current convention and see that communication is a variety of Software, it just depends on the Project and Project teams abilities

    Revit Links: Did I Go Too Far?
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Michael Draper, marchesepartners
    Revit Links: Did I Go Too Far?
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Michael Draper, marchesepartners
    Architecture, Model Management
    Intermediate
    Autodesk Revit


    Revit Links: Did I Go Too Far?

    Speaker:
    Michael Draper, marchesepartners

    New to the firm, and the firm being green to the project housing project typology, a new client presented an excellent opportunity to explore all the efficiencies possible with the Revit platform in this sector. 

    This session will discuss the processes involved in producing documentation for 25 detached dwellings, each with detached car port, on one estate.  The dwellings consisted of four principle types with multiple design variations/design options in each.  Challenges included overcoming software limitations, with regards to file linking and positioning, maintaining documentation integrity with changing designs and keeping track of where documentation/publish information actually resides!   

    Attend this session to learn all about: 
    • link management in Revit  
    • where best to document, shared coordinates, design options, managing large documentation sets spread across many files.   
    • We will also investigate the importance of establishing the project with templates fit for purpose. 
    • Learn from our mistakes and successes on a live project.


    • Key Learning Outcomes:

      1. Explore the implications of splitting documentation across 25 project files
      2. Learn how to manage links and shared coordinates on an extreme scale
      3. Learn how to leverage Revit for the project housing industry

    UTS Central Building 02, BIM Case Study
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Tyrone Padayachee, Richard Crookes Constructions & Owen Sharp, FJMT
    UTS Central Building 02, BIM Case Study
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Tyrone Padayachee, Richard Crookes Constructions & Owen Sharp, FJMT
    Construction, Data Management
    All Levels
    Open BIM/ Agnostic


    UTS Central Building 02, BIM Case Study: Autodesk vs Graphisoft, Consultants vs Contractor, Design vs Construction, ECI vs Managing Contactor

    Speaker:
    Tyrone Padayachee, Richard Crookes Constructions
    Speaker:
    Owen Sharp, FJMT

    This is a joint presentation with Owen Sharp (FJMT, Architect) and myself (RCC, Contractor) presenting on the UTS project which is currently being delivered. The intention of the presentation is to take the audience through how BIM was implemented on the project and how that met the clients expectations of what they wanted and what they would “realistically” be handed at practical completion.
    The presentation will be done in two segments. Upfront Owen Sharp will detail how the design was established and implemented followed by myself (Tyrone Padayachee) detailing the construction process and methodology being used and how BIM processes has added real tangible value to the project.
    This presentation is designed to address how BIM was procured on the project during Design and Construction, how the contractors role in the ECI and D&C phase impacted the design and construction phases and how open BIM (IFC) platforms made collaboration and coordination productive without causing digital disruption and delays. It’s a great indication of how software platforms are integrated and how to move away from the perception that BIM equals a certain software product.” It dissects common industry myths that BIM causes more “problems” and hinders productivity due to the process being so convoluted. This presentation highlights how the role of the BIM Manager is integral to the success the project being delivered on time and on budget.
    The key focus areas are:
    • Understanding BIM principles set out by the client
    • Importance of writing BIM specifications and what documents need to cover what aspects of the project.
    • Understanding your Scope of works(Designers and Contractor).
    • Model Set-up using Revit, ARCHICAD, Solibri and Navisworks in the Design and Construction phase.
    • Planning and programing BIM tasks (Design and Construction).
    • Collaborative Coordination (Design and Construction).
    • Model handover from designers to subcontractors.
    • Managing FM model expectations.
    • Handing over models and drawings at practical completion.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Various software platform integration and open BIM formats
    2. How to structure BIM specifications i.e. BIM Brief (EIR), BEP
    3. How to approach BIM to FM Integration

    Chameleon Yoga BIM - Flexible Digital Collaboration
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Matt Wash, BVN
    Chameleon Yoga BIM - Flexible Digital Collaboration
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Matt Wash, BVN
    Data Management, Model Management
    All Levels
    Open BIM/Agnostic


    Chameleon Yoga BIM - Flexible Digital Collaboration

    Speaker:
    Matt Wash, BVN

    External stakeholder input will inevitably occur at any time during a project affecting the ability for project teams to deliver on time and on budget, without compromising quality. Having agile workflows that can respond to these changes is critical for any organisation to meet client expectations and maintain work/life balance for their employees. For any construction project all of the decision makers who will influence the design, construction and operation of a building will not be engaged from the outset. This results in the active participants having to make assumptions. When new contributors join the project, often these assumptions are incorrect which result in rework, requiring additional time, money and resources. By sharing structured data and geometry with associated constraints and variables a collaborative approach to eliminating the variables can be achieved. In this class, Matt and Scott will examine methods for exchanging data between project teams regardless of their software preference. From simple Excel based solutions, IFC data exchange methods, and cloud based interoperability platforms such as Flux and Konstru, each option will be analysed to provide flexible workflow options for any project, regardless of size or BIM maturity. Common software platforms that will be discussed include Form-It, Sketch-Up, Rhino, Grasshopper, Revit, Dynamo and Tekla, and will include numerous packages associated with Dynamo and Grasshopper.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn how to apply simple and sophisticated data exchange workflows to your projects to minimize rework
    2. Plan your projects to build flexible solutions that can adapt to change as the project evolves
    3. Gain an insight into holistic techniques that provided win/win solutions for you and your collaborators

    Advance Your Digital Agenda Through Persuasion and Influence
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Phil Lazarus, Aurecon
    Advance Your Digital Agenda Through Persuasion and Influence
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Phil Lazarus, Aurecon
    Change Management, Legal/ Commercial
    All Levels


    Advance Your Digital Agenda Through Persuasion and Influence

    Speaker:
    Phil Lazarus, Aurecon

    The BIMTroublemaker has made a career out of finding executives who have no idea what they want, but convincing them that he can deliver it. Over 20 years of professional practice in architecture, engineering, and construction, he has learned to manipulate, cajole, bamboozle, and terrify his way to BIM success.

    This session will outline his experience setting up BIM teams in the face of limited budgets, risk-averse project managers, and narrow-minded Managing Directors. He will share insights to help you get into your manager's mind, and convincingly prove that do nothing is always more expensive than doing something.

    College teaches us everything about the technical aspects of our discipline. It doesn't teach us the most important key to success, HOW TO SELL.

    We will not talk about software. We will not talk about modelling techniques. We will talk about proven methods to increase your personal power through influence and persuasion.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Presentation techniques to tilt the odds to your favor
    2. Confidence techniques to wear down sub-conscious resistance
    3. How to take control of a job interview and make $12,000 in a minute

    Revit Journal Files: They Aren’t Just for Autodesk
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting
    Revit Journal Files: They Aren’t Just for Autodesk
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting
    Customisation/ Configuration, Architecture
    All Levels
    Autodesk Revit


    Revit Journal Files: They Aren’t Just for Autodesk

    Speaker:
    Brian Mackey, BD Mackey Consulting

    If you have ever submitted a support question to Autodesk and they have responded with “Can you please send us your Journal files?” then you may already be aware of the hidden power of journal files. If not, have no fear, this session isn’t going to dive into the troubleshooting aspect of journal files. Instead, this session will discuss how to use journal files to help perform repetitive tasks. This session will uncover the location of journal files, how to read portions of the journal files that are pertinent to you, and then how to extract the task needed to perform repetitive tasks. These tasks could be any number of items, including upgrading families at each release, purging families, changing object styles in a family, adding line styles, etc. The use of journal files can apply to anyone, in any disciple, and this session will provide several ideas of how.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Understand what Journal files are
    2. How to create Journal files for repetitive tasks
    3. Understand that Journal files can be Revit Scripts

    The New Zealand BIM Handbook
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Steven Davis, Assemble
    The New Zealand BIM Handbook
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Steven Davis, Assemble
    Procurement, Project Planning
    All Levels
    Open BIM/Agnostic


    The New Zealand BIM Handbook

    Speaker:
    Steven Davis, Assemble

    Why: BIM Knowledge sharing with our neighbors without playing you in sport! The New Zealand government's department of Ministry of Business and Innovation + BRANZ + BIM acceleration committee of New Zealand delivered there second edition of the New Zealand BIM handbook Nov 2016.

    This presentation will take people on New Zealand's journey on defining a guide, applying it within the industry and some examples of how it is being applied though a handful of case studies.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn how BIM process is defined in NZ
    2. A look into some key BIM documents
    3. The proof of how BIM can benefit projects with real metrics

    Integrating HoloLens Onsite - A Simple Workflow
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Trieu Nguyen Luu & Vince Pham, Atlas Industries
    Integrating HoloLens Onsite - A Simple Workflow
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Trieu Nguyen Luu & Vince Pham, Atlas Industries
    Architecture, Visualisation
    All Levels
    Other


    Integrating HoloLens Onsite - A Simple Workflow

    Speaker:
    Trieu Nguyen Luu, Atlas Industries
    Speaker:
    Vince Pham, Atlas Industries

    A BIM Model can be brought onsite through HoloLens at full scale which reflects its true size, fully benefits the design and construction process.
    After the BIM model has been imported as FBX into Unity, a range of features then can be implemented using C# scripting:
    • Transform & measure object a in mixed reality environment.
    • Control by air tap and voice
    • Display required information of objects in the model.
    • Display extended information relevant to objects in the model
    • Put the model onsite at its full scale and exact location. Once set, its anchor point will be saved in the model for future use. The site can be recognised by QR code / markers utilizing Vuforia AR platform.

      Key Learning Outcomes:

      1. Learn more about Mixed reality MR technology via HoloLens device
      2. Application of MR in AEC industries
      3. Process of importing a Revit model into HoloLens world via Unity Engine

    Workflows: 12D to Revit with IFC - Revit to 12D with AutoCAD
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Sean Lawrence, GHD Pty Ltd
    Workflows: 12D to Revit with IFC - Revit to 12D with AutoCAD
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Sean Lawrence, GHD Pty Ltd
    Infrastructure, Model Management
    Intermediate
    Autodesk Revit


    Workflows: 12D to Revit with IFC - Revit to 12D with AutoCAD

    Speaker:
    Sean Lawrence, GHD Pty Ltd

    The aim of the session is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to improve the coordination between 12d civil design and Revit. 12d is one of the main software packages used throughout Australia for civil design, and as the importance of digital integrated delivery grows, interface between software packages is crucial. By utilising IFC, we can harness the accuracy of the data buried inside 12d to produce data rich models within Revit.

    The Goals of Today’s Session
    12D to Revit
    • Setting up the 12d IFC output to load into Revit
    • Setting up Revit IFC templates for 12d IFC files
    • The differences between linking 12d IFC vs opening IFCs in Revit.
    • Various 12d model elements (including trimesh roads/rail, drainage and utilities) and how they are produced in Revit through IFC.
    • Interrogating the data transferred from 12d to Revit through IFC.
    • Utilising this data to your advantage to set up Revit linked views, filters and view templates.
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of IFC over traditional AutoCAD methods.
    • Limitations of the Autodesk IFC importer with more unique 12d models.
    Revit to 12d - AutoCAD
    • Setting up Revit export template to load into 12d.
    • How to import Revit models into 12d using AutoCAD polymesh outputsd.
    • Utilising the Revit model in 12d for design coordination and civil drawing production


    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn the process of exporting from 12d to Revit and Revit to 12d
    2. Using IFC to harness the full potential of Revit coordination and documentation
    3. Importing Revit models into 12d to for cross section and long section production

    Duck Three Way
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Kevin Thickett, Mike Greisen & Cherry Man, Aurecon
    Duck Three Way
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Kevin Thickett, Mike Greisen & Cherry Man, Aurecon
    Model Management
    All Levels
    Open BIM/Agnostic


    Duck Three Way

    Speaker:
    Kevin Thickett, Aurecon
    Co-Speaker:
    Mike Greisen & Cherry Man, Aurecon

    There are several ways clash is being used on projects.
    This session looks at the good and bad aspects of three clash methods and will help you understand when to use which, along with their benefits and pitfalls. Participants will learn strategies for applying clash for the benefit of the project without imposing unreasonable cost and time loads on your design team. This learning will apply equally to both design and construction BIM.

    This session is presented with three speakers to break up the topics andkeep interest high.

    Counting Clashes - Mike Greisen
    A well coordinated project may still have thousands of claches (depending on size). Mike will talk about running regular scheduled clash tests and capturing/using this data to analyse trends and identify peaks that indicate an issue with a particular discipline. Mike will graph the clash count against the element count & explain when clashes should be trending up or down based on historical data.
    Mike will also give advice on how to respond to design partners who use coarse clash results as a tool for “Weaponised BIM”.

    Heat Maps - Kevin Thickett
    Kevin will explain a few different methods of generating a heat map. How it can be used to zero in on coordination pinch points to help the design team identify and focus on problem areas that are going to cause delays and increased costs on site - vs isolated clashes that could easily have been resolved on site.

    Issue Tracking - Cherry Man
    Cherry will give a high level explanation of how to filter, group, and rank a clash report (based around navisworks). How to use this to identify key “unbuildable” issues & ensure these are assigned addressed first by the responsible parties. Cherry will present some options for transferring these issues into tracking software such as Revizto or BIM Track, and speak to how much information should be transferred into these packages. As this is the most expensive form of coordination review, Cherry will also speak to when and how often to use it with a view to keeping project costs under control.

    Summary & Design Automation - Kevin Thickett
    Kevin will wrap up the key points from each method, and also discuss design automation tools such as ClashMEP and their impact on the coordination review process.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. The benefits and pitfalls of three different clash review methods
    2. When to use which clash review method
    3. How to use clash detection to positively impact projects

    Bridge Modelling in Revit (Without Dynamo!)
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Rodney J Bernard, AECOM
    Bridge Modelling in Revit (Without Dynamo!)
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Rodney J Bernard, AECOM
    Infrastructure, Structure
    Advanced
    Autodesk Revit


    Bridge Modelling in Revit (Without Dynamo!)

    Speaker:
    Rodney J Bernard, AECOM

    In this session we will learn how to model various types of common bridges without any Dynamo. Yes, it is actually possible. By the completion of this session you will wonder why anyone would ever bother with Dynamo. I will walk you through several types of popular bridges and give you the knowledge required to model them using only out-of-the-box Revit commands.

    Highlights of this talk:
    • No Dynamo!

    I look at modelling and documenting:
    • Road bridges
    • Rail bridges
    • Skewed bridges
    • Deck unit bridges
    • Super-T bridges
    • Workflows with 12d, Revit, Navisworks, Revizto
    Once the control line is locked in we can begin model the bridge. If Dynamo is part of the bridge modelling workflow, any drawing view that is generated from the model is ""at risk"" if the model is modified. If the bridge is modeled from native Revit objects it will be a lot more stable. I investigate how to model a bridge that is robust and can flex as the design progresses.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn the tricks to model a Pre-stressed Concrete girder bridge from the deck to the footings
    2. Understand how to model complex geometry without any addons like Dynamo
    3. Adding attributes for drafting, data management and extraction and filtering

    Producing coordinated project information in a digital world
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Mike O'Brien, NBS
    Producing coordinated project information in a digital world
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Mike O'Brien, NBS
    Sponsor Success Story, General


    Producing coordinated project information in a digital world

    Speaker:
    Mike O'Brien, NBS

    NBS is leading the built environment with powerfully connected knowledge, products and services around the world. Our origins lie in the National Building Specification and for over 40 years we have developed and produced NBS products which support the built environment in the UK.

    NBS’ specification offering has evolved from physical binders to word processing files to innovative data-base driven specification software. Innovations through the years have included digitally connecting specifications with construction product manufacturers’ data, standards, regulations and 3D models.

    With respect the UK BIM mandate, NBS delivered a key part of the Level-2 package including a new digital classification system Uniclass 2015 and a free-to-use digital plan of work tool. NBS also deliver a free-to-use BIM library of generic and manufacturer standardised objects which is now offering global content.

    More recently NBS have expanded globally with offices in North America and Australia with a view to providing specification and BIM support to customers around the world. In this presentation, Mike will tell the NBS success story and show how specifications now integrate within a BIM environment. He will also give examples of work that NBS is currently doing with key customers in the Australian market.

    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

    Build your own Unity VR games
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Johan Hanegraaf, Mecanoo architecten
    Build your own Unity VR games
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Johan Hanegraaf, Mecanoo architecten
    Visualisation, Architecture
    Advanced
    Other


    Build your own Unity VR games

    Speaker:
    Johan Hanegraaf, Mecanoo architecten

    Recent years brought us a number of game engine based rendering applications for the AEC industry. Tools like Enscape, Lumion, Revizto have gained popularity and gave us easy virtual access to our 3D BIM data. These application vary in functionality, price and speed but became essential to our daily work for creating visuals, analyses and issue tracking. Unfortunately these tools don’t allow us to customize or enhance there functionality to our personal needs for visuals, custom interface or interactions with our design on portable devices or in virtual reality

    Game technology often used by these rendering solutions has now become accessible for everyone and this allows us to create interactive 3D environments for any platform. Building your own apps using an game editor gives you full control on the personalization, development and real time interaction with your 3D data. You can use these engines to create stunning real time architectural visualizations, integrate the latest render and VR technologies into your application or add a personalized user interfaces, interactions and animations to your models without being dependent on a third party developer.

    I will start this class by a short introduction on the strength and weaknesses of real time rendering tools currently supporting Revit. Next I will describe the main differences between two most popular game editors that are free to use for architecture: Unreal 4 and Unity 5. What are the initial problems we run into when starting with these engines from Revit and why did I choose to develop my apps with the Unity engine. I will briefly talk about scripting with C# for Unity, how it helped to develop custom interactions in Unity and later proved helpful for the creation of custom Revit add-ins.

    I will give a overview of the initial knowledge, content, tools and learning resources needed to get started developing a game as a Revit professional. Take a step by step tour trough the process of preparing the geometry and loading fixed or interactive content from Revit into Unity. How to import/add custom Unity materials, assets, sky and lighting data. Load presets and a camera’s and a simple C# script to interact with objects in Virtual Reality with the HTC Vive. Finally I will go trough the steps of building the game for Windows, and show the potential use in some of my built applications to the class

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Why you should consider developing your own interactive apps instead of using ready built tools
    2. What software, content and skills are needed to create interactive apps based on Revit models
    3. What are the current methods and limitations of getting Revit data to an interactive game environment

    Dynamo Without the Need for Scripting
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Mark Abrahams, dwp
    Dynamo Without the Need for Scripting
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Mark Abrahams, dwp
    Customisation/ Configuration, Model Management
    Intermediate
    Dynamo


    Dynamo Without the Need for Scripting

    Speaker:
    Mark Abrahams, dwp

    This session is designed to let you know that you don’t need to be a coder to make use of dynamo. dynamo is open source and there is a generous community out there, willing to share their scripts. With the introduction of the dynamo player’’ tool in Revit 2018, it’s now a lot easier for users to make use of dynamo without being daunted by all the coding.

    We will look at a number of helpful scripts currently available, where to find them and what they do. We’ll also look at how you can push these out to your office so that your users can easily make use of them to improve their efficiency.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn what cool scripts are freely available to download and use
    2. Learn what you need to do to roll these out to your users
    3. How to improve the efficiency of your users

    Measure and Analyse the Pulse of Your Revit Model Using Dynamo!
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Andrew Mehr, BVN
    Measure and Analyse the Pulse of Your Revit Model Using Dynamo!
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Andrew Mehr, BVN
    Model Management, Coding
    All Levels
    Autodesk Revit


    Measure and Analyse the Pulse of Your Revit Model Using Dynamo!

    Speaker:
    Andrew Mehr, BVN

    How do we review the errors in the Revit model before it’s too late? At BVN, we have been working on a system that can extract information from all of our live Revit models and visualise the information for enhanced team communication, training, process, resourcing and QA purposes. The talk will touch on the process - from the importance of data harvesting of the model using available tools such as Revit Add-ons and Dynamo to the data visualisation on a dashboard and create a report of project models. This will cover various types of queries for instance number of different elements, find inserted CAD files, report placed and unplaced families, number of lines and model lines, etc. This presentation also explores some visualisation tools such as Excel, Tableau and other data visualisation tools.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Understand how to extract and mange information from your Revit model
    2. Learning how to visualise extracted data as a dashboard to gain insights into your Revit model behavior
    3. Find common issues and define strategies that impact your model and project team performance

    Working with Multiple Generations
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Desiree Mackey, Martin/Martin
    Working with Multiple Generations
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Desiree Mackey, Martin/Martin
    Change Management
    All Levels
    Other


    Working with Multiple Generations

    Speaker:
    Desiree Mackey, Martin/Martin

    Technology is evolving at a rapid rate, our professions are evolving, markets continue to tighten, and people are living and working longer. As we progress through this landscape, a task will be to establish and maintain a skilled workforce, which is more challenging as more generations of individuals need to work together. Each generation provides unique individuals with preferences, skills, and values formed by the life experiences specific to their generation. Varying ideals and styles of communication can cause problems between individuals from different generations, which has somewhat always been the case, but this baseline discrepancy is heightened by swiftly advancing technology and a continually changing professional landscape. This session will offer an environment for discussing the variations between the generations, offering a chance to better understand each other. This session will explore many topics where differences may exist: preferred communication, professional motivation such as salary and benefits, work ethics and balancing personal life, corporate culture and values, leadership and mutual mentorship, technology, and more. The goal of this session is to examine the differences and similarities among the various generations such that the dialog will offer strategies to leverage the strengths of each group. It is understanding and appreciating the uniqueness of each group that will help to establish a successfully collaborative environment in a multi-generational workplace.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Consider the implications of having so many generations working together
    2. Discuss differences between the various generations
    3. Learn a little bit about the other generations

    IT for AEC, Everything You NEED to Know
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Joe Banks, Nettleton Tribe
    IT for AEC, Everything You NEED to Know
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Joe Banks, Nettleton Tribe
    Information Technology, Customisation/ Configuration
    All Levels


    IT for AEC, Everything You NEED to Know

    Speaker:
    Joe Banks, Nettleton Tribe

    This class will be my most ambitious yet, and the one I'm most excited about, based on the last few years I have been spending more and more time working with firms of various sizes on their IT systems.

    IT is typically the second largest expenditure of any AEC firm after staff costs, money spent on underperforming and under-connected hardware or unutilised software can have a dramatic effect on a companies profitability and flexibility, This can stifle growth lead to missed opportunities.

    What I would like to provide is a set of reviews and recommendations for software, hardware and network solutions for the small, medium, large and enterprise scale companies. And explain the real world implications of choosing hardware and software.

    The idea is to show a roadmap of how to set up a small company of 2 users and scale all the way up to Enterprise in a logical way. I want to tell this as a narrative storey where we follow ""Company X"" (I'll think of a better name) as they grow from a two-person Architecture shop into a multi-discipline enterprise behemoth set on the path to world domination.

    I think there are a lot of companies in the transition zones between these sizes, so I would like to help people form a plan so they can make smart decisions with the future in mind.

    I will tackle communication and planning tools, collaboration internally and externally. Storage, offsite backup and disaster recovery. And how to select components when building or specifying hardware. I will also frame how system performance effects profitability so attendees can see that each purchase needs to be viewed as an ROI analysis.

    I will not be advising or comparing BIM authoring software. ArchiCAD vs REVIT etc. only more general IT software.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Understand the implications of IT systems decisions
    2. Learn how to select the appropriate IT solution for your scale of business
    3. Understand what system components affect AEC software performance the most

    A Guided Tour of Cutting Edge Creek with Some BIM Geeks
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Luke Johnson, Virtual Built + Revizto
    A Guided Tour of Cutting Edge Creek with Some BIM Geeks
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Luke Johnson, Virtual Built + Revizto
    General, Model Management
    Expert
    Open BIM/ Agnostic


    A Guided Tour of Cutting Edge Creek with Some BIM Geeks

    Speaker:
    Luke Johnson, Virtual Built + Revizto
    Panellists:
    Joe Banks, Nettleton Tribe
    Aaron Maller, Parallax Team, Inc.
    Dominic Martens, UNIFI Labs
    Adam Sheather, Bad Monkeys

    I will use my connections to put together a strong and dynamic group who have a lot of embedded knowledge and experience. We can individually share advice and guidance on new tech, and also engage in some debate about what is good and what isn't. I expect it will be lively and informative, with some really deep insights. It will have geek and technology focus, but it will also be framed in a strategic and theoretical way, such that we will discuss the pros and cons of various idea, the challenges and the benefits. We will include real world stories about the use of new tech on real projects.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. What new tech is worth investigating?
    2. What new tech should probably be avoided?
    3. Real world applications of cutting edge technologies

    Using PIM and BIM together for maximum efficiency and profitability in your projects
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Speaker Coming Soon
    Using PIM and BIM together for maximum efficiency and profitability in your projects
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Speaker Coming Soon
    General, Sponsor Success Story


    Using Project information Management (PIM) with Building Information Modelling (BIM) to improve the efficiency and profitability of a project

    The industry’s emphasis on building information modelling might lead us to believe that the model is the be all and end all of a project. In truth, critical data is being created and exchanged for weeks, perhaps months before a model reaches its first draft. All of the emails, meeting minutes, Office files, sketches, mark-up’s and other documentation leading up to the creation of the model are valuable project information that needs to be captured and searchable for later reference. That information continues to develop throughout the design and construction phases of the project.

    Whilst the Model may reflect the changes these discussions bring. It cannot manage them. Emails, specifications, RFIs and other forms of project information will never be model elements.

    In this discussion you will learn how industry peers have improved the efficiency and increased profitability by managing all of the information that goes into a successful project. Not just from BIM but all financial and resource data, emails, site reports and photos, and other forms of information that executives and PMs must manage throughout the life of a project.

    Transitioning from 2D Structures to 3D Models in Civil Infrastructure
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Adam McCormick, AECOM
    Transitioning from 2D Structures to 3D Models in Civil Infrastructure
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Adam McCormick, AECOM
    Infrastructure, Change Management
    Intermediate
    Autodesk Revit


    Transitioning from 2D Structures to 3D Models in Civil Infrastructure

    Speaker:
    Adam McCormick, AECOM

    Civil structures has traditionally been a 2D design and documentation process. This session explores the journey that was taken to convert an entire CAD team to a capable Revit team within 18 months. The team has not only modelled the major structures such as bridges but various types of retaining walls, pits and gantries. We will look at the process that was followed to:
    • Gain backing from management
    • Training: Internal vs External. What was chosen and why. How the team was kept motivated and engaged
    • Starting the first few project. What have we got ourselves into? What did we learn
    • Content creation and client standards (traditional presentation standards and BIM requirements)
    • First detailed design project. From bridges to retaining walls (and all structures in-between)
    • Lessons learnt from projects and consistent content is essential
    • Structures and civil design: Clash avoidance and verification in 12D
    • Where are we now and the future


    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Understanding how to get management buy in to the transition
    2. How bringing the team together for the journey led to greater engagement
    3. Content creation is essential for successful change

    Lab: Data Liberation: Using Dynamo to Automate Standardisation
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey
    Lab: Data Liberation: Using Dynamo to Automate Standardisation
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey
    Coding, Model Management
    Advanced
    Dynamo


    Lab: Data Liberation: Using Dynamo to Automate Standardisation

    Speaker:
    Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey

    Everyday Dynamo: Practical uses for BIM managers' from BILT ANZ 2017 was voted #4 top speaker award. The class will address pertinent issues facing AEC professions today around standisiation of naming protocols and will demonstrates quicker and more nimble solutions to solve the issue.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn how to automate data manipulation
    2. Understand and identify opportunities for Dynamo to be implemented into your day-to-day BIM workflow
    3. Learn how to maintain your Revit model

    Lab: Data Liberation: Using Dynamo to Automate Standardisation
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey
    Lab: Data Liberation: Using Dynamo to Automate Standardisation
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey
    Coding, Model Management
    Advanced
    Dynamo


    Lab: Data Liberation: Using Dynamo to Automate Standardisation

    Speaker:
    Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey

    Everyday Dynamo: Practical uses for BIM managers' from BILT ANZ 2017 was voted #4 top speaker award. The class will address pertinent issues facing AEC professions today around standisiation of naming protocols and will demonstrates quicker and more nimble solutions to solve the issue.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. Learn how to automate data manipulation
    2. Understand and identify opportunities for Dynamo to be implemented into your day-to-day BIM workflow
    3. Learn how to maintain your Revit model

    Lab: Open BIM Model Checking Workflow using Solibri Model Checker
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Mark Horrocks, Central Innovation
    Lab: Open BIM Model Checking Workflow using Solibri Model Checker
    9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Mark Horrocks, Central Innovation
    Model Management, Data Management
    Expert
    Open BIM/ Agnostic


    Lab: Open BIM Model Checking Workflow using Solibri Model Checker

    Speaker:
    Mark Horrocks, Central Innovation

    This hands-on workshop is designed to benefit a wide variety of software users who are seeking a better way to detect issues or clashes in project files, manage project changes, facilitate file collaboration and more.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. How to interrogate a BIM based on fully customisable rules
    2. How to help your collaborators to help you help the client - find issues in a model and communicate efficiently
    3. Model checking and issue resolution

    Lab: Open BIM Model Checking Workflow Using Solibri Model Checker
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Mark Horrocks, Central Innovation
    Lab: Open BIM Model Checking Workflow Using Solibri Model Checker
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm
    Mark Horrocks, Central Innovation
    Coding, Model Management
    Advanced
    Dynamo


    Lab: Open BIM Model Checking Workflow using Solibri Model Checker

    Speaker:
    Mark Horrocks, Central Innovation

    This hands-on workshop is designed to benefit a wide variety of software users who are seeking a better way to detect issues or clashes in project files, manage project changes, facilitate file collaboration and more.

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    1. How to interrogate a BIM based on fully customisable rules
    2. How to help your collaborators to help you help the client - find issues in a model and communicate efficiently
    3. Model checking and issue resolution