This class will introduce the underlying concepts of a method that enables automatic grouping of models so that the model breakdown structure (MBS) matches a certain breakdown structure within a project. An automation tool for Navisworks software has been developed accordingly and tested in 2 case studies, which prove that the proposed method lets project participants without extensive BIM training obtain rapid identification of the desired model contents. The current practice of grouping and organizing intelligent models from multiple project participants' perspectives doesn't reflect project breakdown structures well. This gap renders it a challenge to the introduction of BIM into on-site meetings during the construction phase-such as daily subcontractor huddles and pull planning meetings-where on-the-spot-requests to query federated models are prevalent.
- Understand the underlying concepts of a method that enables flexible Model Breakdown Structure configuration reflecting different Project Breakdown Structures
- Learn how to easily overcome your fear of technology and take the lead in using BIM to improve the efficiency of your meetings
- Learn how to overcome the inflexibility of the current practice in grouping and organizing models to facilitate rapid, on-the-spot model queries during on-site meetings in the construction phase
- Learn how to introduce novel mechanisms that can be added to any BIM implementation effort providing a feedback loop from downstream project execution that can contribute to pull innovative, and more-simple and more-effective BIM management approaches
Prior to his current position as a business analyst at DPR Construction, Leonardo’s career spans 24 years of experience in industry and academia on several continents. He was a BIM pioneer on mining projects in Latin America in the late 1990s. He taught BIM-based construction management methods in several universities in Latin America and at Stanford, where he is also a frequent industry research collaborator. He led the application of BIM, VDC, and IPD practices on a wide range of projects, from industrial to building to infrastructure, commercial, and health care projects in the US, Latin America, and Africa. Leonardo is passionate about bringing technologies and workflows to practice that allow engineering and construction experts to apply their knowledge when it matters most. He holds a Civil Engineer degree from Universidad Ricardo Palma in Peru, M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from Universidad Catolica de Chile, and served as a Visiting Professor at Stanford University in 2011.