This class focuses on the particular challenges of documenting and modeling brownfield process plants using AutoCAD® Plant 3D software, AutoCAD® software, and other available hardware and software tools. As we go through several case studies of actual brownfield projects, you learn how to account for and overcome the numerous challenges that brownfield plants present, such as hostile weather, heat and vibration from ongoing operations, dangerous conditions and more. You also learn how the Autodesk suite of plant design and modeling tools, along with third-party software, can create a fast, accurate modeling workflow for your brownfield project.
- Identify the challenges of scanning and modeling congested areas, heavy equipment, and multiple floors of a hot facility
- Execute a project plan that accounts for the variability of the conditions that are present in many brownfield plants
- Implement a series of scanning and modeling best practices to ensure that project workflow is efficient and accurate
- Make use of the tools in Autodesk Plant 3D, AutoCAD, and third-party applications that optimize the scan-to-model workflow
Kevin Grover is the regional technology lead and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations manager at Stantec. His group has been collecting, processing, and extracting data from terrestrial and mobile laser scanning for the past 8 years, and with UAS for the past 3. With the amount of data collection technology being utilized at Stantec, Grover is always looking for better ways to capitalize on processing software to enhance and improve data extraction methods. He is leading the growth of UAS operations at Stantec for survey, mapping, and inspection purposes.
Greg has worked in the AECO industry for the last 15 years with a background in construction management, structural engineering, BIM management and consulting. He specializes in Autodesk Revit and Navisworks, laser scanning, and mobile technology and provides training, strategic planning, HDS building documentation services and best practice solutions. Greg has spoken at many professional events including AU and SPAR Point International. In addition, Greg is founder of the RocCity Revit User Group and supports BIM user groups across western New York.