Skanska’s long adoption of BIM 360 Field software lets us derive new lessons using BIM 360 Insight software. Skanska was an early adopter of BIM 360 Insight, which uses machine learning to sift through thousands of data points and help project teams identify project risk factors in real time. From the perspectives of the user and developer, the presenters will discuss how Skanska and Autodesk partnered and collaborated to adapt this new technology to the industry processes and ensure its readiness for adoption across projects within Skanska. We will highlight successes as well as the challenges to presenting AI-reviewed data for action for executives and jobsites. Understanding that new tools present with new benefits and challenges, we will present best practices and lessons learned for other contractors to implement BIM 360 Insight. We will also present opportunities to expand BIM 360 Insight from the current use cases for collaboration beyond the current jobsite.
- Learn how to use BIM 360 Insight to understand risk on a project
- Identify challenges to implementing BIM 360 Insight in a construction company
- Discover additional applications for BIM 360 Insight beyond current capabilities
- Learn how to deploy BIM 360 Insight in an environment reluctant to believe machines
Manu Venugopal is an Architecture, Engineering, and Construction technology expert and thought leader focusing on Building Information Modeling, data and analytics. As a Senior Product Manager at Autodesk, Manu helps the BIM 360 team build innovative products using cloud and mobile technologies and improve the Construction industry processes. Manu is currently working on introducing machine learning and predictive analytics to construction industry providing insights to customers to help them deliver projects successfully. He is passionate about interoperability and helps partners and developers build apps and integrations with BIM 360 on the Forge platform. Manu has a Doctoral degree from Georgia Tech, under the guidance of Prof. Chuck Eastman. Manu’s doctoral research introduced semantic web technologies to solve AEC industry challenges. He also has a Masters in Computational Science and Engineering. He is a co-author of the National BIM Standard and more than 30 publications.
Dr. Catherine Rose leads development efforts for technical skills, software tool adoption and innovation at Skanska USA Building. Dr. Rose works closely with the Preconstruction and Planning department and BIM360 Field Implementation Managers to promote innovation and tool use across the country. Previously, Dr. Rose led all sales, marketing and research initiatives for Philips Healthcare Lighting. Dr. Rose has been awarded Edison Awards for LightAide and HealWell. Dr. Rose graduated from Stanford University with her Doctorate and Masters in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance from University of Massachusetts Lowell. She graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Spanish from NCSU. Dr. Rose has been teaching BIM certificate course at UW since 2016 and is a former adjunct faculty at Merrimack College in Operations Management.