This class will provide an overview of BIM implementation on one of the world's largest projects, the Panama Canal Third Set of Locks project which includes two massive lock facilities - one on the Atlantic side and another on the Pacific - each with three chambers and complex mechanical and electrical systems for locking Neo-Panamax vessels.BIM technology was used to manage the design and construction of this complex project.What if we started the Panama Canal Expansion today, with the dramatic advances in BIM that have occurred in only the last few years? With InfraWorks - which was not available during the planning phase - we can propose site design and road layout with GIS information. With Revit Parts - which was not available during the design phase - we can slice a model easily with sketch lines to produce the lift models for the concrete pouring sequence.With BIM 360 cloud services - also newly available - we can work better across regions and continents for design collaboration.Integrating these BIM tools with Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies, we can now better visualize our design during the construction process. This presentation will present a "what if" scenario, to study how the design of this mega-project would proceed today, and to propose a new design template for the future.
- Learn how to apply BIM to any unique project types with some strategic planning
- Learn how to optimize the integrated design, engineering, and visualization workflows
- Discover best practices of design collaboration and coordination methods
- Explore the latest technologies for large, complex infrastructure projects
Raghavendra Bhat is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) leader at MWH Global, providing integrated project delivery expertise utilizing Autodesk, Inc., software. Bhat has over 11 years of professional experience working in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry using BIM technology on a wide variety of international and local projects (for example, federal government, public works, wet infrastructure, and skyscrapers). Bhat has also mentored and trained, and he has developed standards and guidelines and project templates / standard templates. At MWH, Bhat covers developing Revit software standards for the organization, global integration of projects in line with MWH Americas’ expectations, and BIM protocols. Bhat coordinates with a global team to support the MWH Americas Design BIM Group, including developing communications, comparing methods, and collaborating toward common growth and integration of BIM globally. He is the point person to direct BIM standardized processes at the discipline level, and he works closely with the MWH Americas BIM Discipline Group leader to ensure consistency in their specific discipline.
Joseph Chuen-huei Huang is Principal Architect / BIM Practice Leader at MWH, now part of Stantec. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the AEC industry and has served as the BIM Manager for numerous large scale projects including the Panama Canal Third Set of Locks. His project experience ranges from vertical construction to large-scale infrastructure, where he has successfully integrated BIM into project design and construction phases. Besides that, he is the author of Participatory Design for Prefab House: Using Internet and Query Approach of Customizing Prefabricated Houses, and presents BIM-related topics regularly to universities and global industry groups at international conferences like AU, SAME, ACADIA, eCAADe, and CADDRIA. He is a licensed architect registered in Illinois, an AIA professional member, and holds a PhD degree in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology.