Denver International Airport (DEN) is more than 23 years old and currently going through major redevelopment, including adding 33 new gates to all of its concourses and renovating the main terminal. Having already constructed the Westin Hotel and Convention Center with the aid of BIM (Building Information Modeling) and cloud collaboration, DEN has gone full-blown with implementing BIM 360 Docs software for the Main Terminal Renovation, a.k.a. The Great Hall project. It was the logical choice and platform. The intelligent models needed to be centralized and collaborate with several design teams across different offices throughout the United States and South America. We'll present our approaches, challenges (there were undoubtedly plenty), and solutions from project kickoff through construction. BIM 360 Docs software became the single source of truth for a large and complex project. Autodesk products used in the project include BIM 360 Docs, BIM 360 Glue software, BIM 360 Field software, Revit 2018 software, and Navisworks Manage 2018 software.
- Learn how to set up BIM project files to be collaborated on in BIM 360 Docs with different firms in different offices and countries.
- Learn how to use a well-developed BIM project execution plan to guide management and production throughout the entire project timeline.
- Learn how to discover, manage, track, and resolve clashes with Navisworks.
- Learn how not everything was perfect. Take heed of what you should and shouldn’t do to reduce wasted time, errors, coordination issues, and headaches.
Brendan Dillon is the Manager of the Digital Facilities & Infrastructure Program for Denver International Airport. DEN is the sixth busiest airport in the United States and has developed a comprehensive BIM and Asset Management plan unsurpassed by any airport in the country. DEN’s DFI program manages over 120 projects at a time with a net value in excess of $2 billion. Prior to joining DEN, he had managed over $1B in BIM projects, including as the BIM standards coordinator for the design team on Denver International Airport’s South Terminal Redevelopment Project. Brendan is also the founder of the annual Airport Information Integration and Innovation (AI3) forum and is the founder of Red5ive Consulting, specializing in BIM deployment and integration for airports. Along with managing DEN’s Digital Facilities & Infrastructure program, Brendan still enjoys getting into the weeds with Revit, writing scripts in Dynamo and generally getting his hands dirty.
Sonepraseuth Emmy Thammasine is a BIM/Asset Manager of the Special Projects Division at Denver International Airport (DEN) and is currently working on the "Great Hall Project," a major redevelopment of the airport's main terminal. Emmy graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1999 with a Bachelor degree in Environmental Design and has extensive experience in Architecture and Interior Architecture, working with firms such as Gensler, Rottet Studio, AECOM, and GKK Works. Throughout his career, Emmy has always been highly involved with BIM and leading the way with the implementation of BIM technology since 2001 and now has an integral role in the implementation and development of BIM and Asset Management at the Denver International Airport. Emmy is actively exploring and developing design scripts with Dynamo and Safe FME in order to enhance BIM/GIS processes and airport asset management at DEN. In addition, Emmy manages airport projects with BIM 360.