The BIM 360 products provide project teams with a range of options for project collaboration that differ from the traditional ways of conducting business and can intimidate new users. This class will focus on the development and advantages of a collaborative learning exercise between industry partners and academic institutions, with the goal of exposing students to real-world collaborative experiences they will face as they begin their careers in the architecture, engineering, construction, and owner-operated (AECO) industry. Learn how industry partners have the opportunity to push the boundaries of their BIM 360 utilization in a no-risk environment, while affording new employees valuable experience. Academics Nathan Blinn and Dr. Raymond Issa-with David Epps, director of construction technology for Winter Construction-will share their experiences with BIM 360 software, while providing a customizable blueprint for the development of your own BIM 360 learning exercise, complete with lessons learned and learning objectives.
- Learn how to plan and execute collaborative BIM 360 learning experiences based on varied levels of involvement and difficulty
- Understand the potential for mutually beneficial in-situ training in a low-risk environment through industry and academic collaborative experiences
- Learn how to outline and avoid common barriers to collaboration, from both industry and academic perspectives
- Discover the benefits of industry and academic partnerships, while encouraging goal-oriented solutions for real-world problems
As Director of Construction Technology, David oversees the implementation, management and innovation of technology that provides value to the Construction process. This includes Building Information Modeling and Virtual Design and Construction, but also extends into other exciting and overlapping areas like Drones / UAVs, Laser Scanning, Virtual Reality, and Construction Simulation. His focus also includes project pursuit and marketing support, project setup, BIM Execution Planning, company and industry training, project standardization and consistency, recruitment, and managing the day-to-day workload and support needs across the company.He is responsible for the evaluation, purchasing, and management of new software and hardware that is released to the industry and collaborating with leading software and hardware providers to push the technology toward adding higher value on Construction projects. He is a member of the BIMForum Leadership Group and a frequent presenter at numerous industry conferences and events in the hopes that educating and working with the most innovative members of the Design and Construction industry will lead to a more collaborative and efficient Construction process for everyone involved.Ultimately, his main role is ensuring that BIM and related technologies are consistently leveraged through Project Concept/Design Support, Project Pursuit, Preconstruction, Operations, and Facilities Management/ Owner Handover.
Nathan Blinn is a PhD Candidate at the University of Florida M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management, with industry working experience as a virtual construction engineer, and as a technology consultant. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University, where he was first exposed to the world of VDC technology, and his master’s degree from the University of Florida, he has followed a passion for virtual construction technologies and their effective integration into the AECO industry during his doctoral studies. He has published work in the fields of augmented reality, unmanned aircraft systems, reality capture technology, and the impact of various technologies on pedagogical techniques and the education of future AECO professionals. Furthermore, as a researcher in the Center for Advanced Construction Information Modelling at UF, he aided in the development of the course “Reality Computing for Design and Construction” through the Autodesk Design Academy.
R. Raymond Issa, Ph.D., J.D., P.E., F.ASCE, API is an engineer, lawyer and computer scientist and Holland Professor of Construction Management at the Rinker School of Construction Management, University of Florida. Raymond specializes and teaches in the areas of construction management, construction law, information technology and structures and foundations. Raymond is the Director of the Center for Advanced Construction Information Management (CACIM), and an advocate for technology integration in the AECO industry. Raymond’s research is showcased on the CACIM WWW (http://www.bcn.ufl.edu/cacim/).Raymond is in demand as a keynote speaker on BIM, technology integration, modular construction and creativity and innovation. Raymond has completed over $7 million in grants; his authorship includes over 350 publications and he has served on over 350 Masters and over 60 Ph.D. committees. Raymond received the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award in 2012; was elected to Pan American Academy of Engineering (API) in 2014 and received the 2015 Best Paper Award from the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (JCEM). Raymond currently serves as the Chief Editor of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering; Editorial Board of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management; VP for the North American Region of the Pan American Federation of Engineering Societies (UPADI); VP for the International Society of Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ISCCBE) Board of Directors and Member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).