RK Mechanical is the Denver region’s largest single source for mechanical contracting. In this class I will show how we have successfully implemented and benefited from automation in our CAD / Building Information Modeling (BIM) department to make use of the vast amounts of data we have to give our company an advantage. If you work in MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) fabrication, you know that you have to deal with extreme amounts of component data, and that data needs to be translated between a number of departments in the flow of a project. I'll be showing a number of automation projects that I've worked on that have given us a free flow of data to various departments—such as purchasing, the shop for production planning, and to the field. I'll also discuss our philosophy on technology and automation. Join us to get some insights into how our company functions and to get some fresh ideas to take back with you. This presentation is not only for mechanical contractors. Anybody with digital model data can benefit from this information. This session features Fabrication CADmep.
- Understand the benefits of automation
- Be compelled to try new ways to enable the computer to do the work
- Get fresh ideas
- Learn how various technologies are required to have a satisfactory solution
Jubel Beren is the Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology coordinator at RK Mechanical, Inc., in Denver, Colorado. His duties include, but are not limited to, managing the Autodesk, Inc., Fabrication software products. He maintains the Fabrication database for CamDuct, CadDuct, and Remote Entry, as well as trains the team on all 3 products. He has been using Fabrication software for 15-plus years, and he has trained others on the software worldwide.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology coordinator by day, media enthusiast by night (and during the day, too), Tim Catalano has been working with all aspects of BIM, design, and media software and hardware technology for over 19 years. He designs fabricated structural assemblies and manages CAD/BIM hardware and software. He also develops tools for his organization, as well as tools in the Autodesk Exchange for a wider audience—and even custom tools for audio processing and fun tools for his phone. There’s a ton of knowledge jammed into his head that he would like share with the greater community.