Building Information Modeling (BIM) not only has an impact on designers, but it also impacts suppliers of construction products. Today even suppliers are required to provide digital content for a BIM model. Hilti Corporation has developed a seamless integration of their products into AutoCAD software, Revit software, and Inventor software. The second evolution is then the provision of tools for automatic placement. Based on a linked setup and own developed plug-ins for Navisworks software, Revit software, and AutoCAD software, Hilti has created an expert tool for the market. But it’s not only during the design process that the supplier can support digitally. With the integration of construction information already during the design process and export tools for AutoCAD software and Revit software, the simple exchange to jobsite tools can be achieved. The class will show how a customer can use detailed content from Hilti. Furthermore, we will give an inside look into the automated solutions found by using the Hilti Button. We will conclude with the best support for the execution by bringing information of a BIM model to the jobsite.
- Discover the possibilities of project detailing in an early stage
- Discover the use of automation tools for detailing
- Discover the workflow to automatically integrate product solutions into the design
- Discover the best practice to link the design with the construction site
Nils is the Global BIM Project Manager of the Hilti Group and responsible for the strategic development within the company.
Connor's goal in BIM/VDC is to bring new technology into daily practice by creating procedures and tools that can be used by everyone, by developing processes that meet the needs of our design partners and clients, and by interfacing with other industry experts to ensure the latest methods are being employed. Connor has been able to work towards these goals because of a unique background that combines a wide variety of field supervisory experience in construction, surveying, and high level computer use. In construction Connor worked out in the field performing layout or supervisory functions on projects that include highways, shoreline reconstruction, water/wastewater treatment plants, bridges, airports, high-end residential condos, structural retrofits, historic renovations, hospitals, and schools. Connor has combined that practical knowledge with the ability to interface with computers down to the programming level to find a successful role in BIM/VDC at Kiewit. <br/><br/>Outside of Kiewit Connor has worked to make BIM/VDC successful for the industry as a whole. Connor's drive to standardize BIM/VDC in the industry has led him to get involved in the National BIM Standard (NBIMS) where he is the Secretary of the Planning Committee as well as the Chair of the Standard Practice Subcommittee. As a member of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) BIM committee Connor works to create contract language that will not only assist the USACE in their efforts but also other facility owners that are starting to require BIM/VDC on their projects. Connor also wants BIM/VDC to be a tool for the workforce. He is currently working towards this goal as a Subject Matter Expert for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters where he is working on a BIM training curriculum for all Carpenters in the US and Canada.