This class will walk through an early construction case study of a boutique dual-branded hotel in midtown Atlanta that began in January 2017. Beginning with establishing existing conditions and site logistics, working through MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) coordination and structure build up, this class will cover a wide variety of construction technology integration. Fully designed in Revit software, this project team embraced using the BIM 360 platform-including BIM 360 Docs software, BIM 360 Glue software, BIM 360 Field software, and BIM 360 Team software-to manage documentation and project coordination between the design team, general contractor, and trade contractors. We'll also explore the benefits and challenges of reality capture and photogrammetry in an urban environment using laser scanning and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flights in conjunction with the ReCap Pro software.
- Understand the potential uses and benefits to the BIM 360 platform
- Gain working knowledge of UAV usage and the ReCap Pro workflow
- Discover potential uses for laser scanning and photogrammetry during early project phases
- Discover potential benefits and challenges for BIM/VDC design team collaboration
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.
Christopher Baierl is the Building Information Modeling Manager at Winter Construction. Christopher graduated with a degree in Computer Graphics Technology from Purdue University and is a seasoned BIM professional with over nine years of BIM industry experience. Christopher manages Winter’s BIM services and promotes technology and graphics solutions across all projects. With extensive experience in the Data & Technology and Corporate Office sectors, he is well versed in model authoring, graphics creation, and building coordination during all phases of projects from pursuit through facility management. Christopher focuses on driving projects forward through implementation of technology and smarter solutions for construction projects.