In Chicago, infrastructure planning is changing rapidly. In response, WSP USA has developed a 400-square-mile InfraWorks model of Chicago. A powerful and collaborative tool is key to the planning and design of WSP projects. This panel will cover the use of InfraWorks software for projects that include O'Hare International Airport Express Rail Project, Interstate 290 Expressway, Urban River Edge Ideas Lab, and a large land development parcel. We'll examine the assets used in the Chicago model, including highways, roadways, bridges, utilities, airports, transit, and the Chicago River. We'll discuss workflows for civil infrastructure, as well as reality capture versus visualization. Panel presenters will show several examples that touch on some of the best practices, work-arounds, shortcuts, limitations, and advantages of the Chicago Model.
- Discover best practices for using InfraWorks for civil infrastructure and land development
- Understand the advantages and limitations of large-area models
- Learn how to reduce the time spent working with reality capture versus visualization
- Discover time-saving workflows for project team coordination
Founder, Executive Director & CEO Kevin DeVito heads CyberCity 3D, a leading 3D geospatial modeling, technology, products and services company, as its Founder, Executive Director and CEO. Headquartered in Southern California, CC3D creates high resolution, interoperable 3D smart building models with its patented technology, which can be used with most top commercial 3D platforms. Kevin co-authored the Company’s patented 3D modeling software suite.He has more than 25 years’ experience in developing technologies.
Josh has been with MPC since 2006. He directs many of MPC’s urban and regional planning initiatives, most notably through Great Rivers Chicago, Transform Illinois, and our work in Stormwater Management and Water Supply Management. Through on-the-ground initiatives like robust community planning for investments throughout Chicago's 150+ mile of riverfront, technical assistance to municipalities throughout northeastern Illinois, and facilitation of diverse stakeholder groups—such as the Calumet Stormwater Collaborative—he leads MPC's multiple strategies to balance community aspirations, ecosystem needs, economic growth, and sound public policy.He is a frequent public speaker, and has also led many of MPC's research projects on a range of urban and regional challenges, including Immeasurable Loss: Modernizing Lake Michigan Water Use, Bus Rapid Transit: Chicago's New Route to Opportunity, and Before the Wells Run Dry. He is an alumnus of MPC's research assistant program, and continues to manage fellowship opportunities at MPC.Josh is a member of the Midwest Leadership Council of the National Parks Conservation Association, and a Board member at PODER, which serves adult Latino immigrants with a mission to provide the necessary academic tools to promote human dignity, increase employment potential, and facilitate participation in the larger community. A New Hampshire native, Josh resides in Chicago’s South Loop where he is a Board member of the Greater South Loop Association. He managed a small school in Japan before his graduate studies in public policy and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.His honors thesis, published in Water, Environmental Security and Sustainable Rural Development: Conflict and Cooperation in Central Eurasia, compared the political discourse of marsh restoration in southeastern Iraq with the environmental history of the region.
Mark Kauffman’s animation career stretches back to the wild and wooly days of the early 1990s. In 1995 he co-founded Paradigm Ranch Animation Studios, working on movie and television projects. In 1998 Mark joined the faculty at The Art Institute of Colorado, training students in the animation, graphic design, web, industrial design, and video programs until he left in 2012. In 2003 he joined the Project Visualization Group at Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), now WSP, serving as the team’s technical lead. As lead he manages all technical aspects of production, manages the render farm, and oversees the group’s research and development and new technology initiatives. In addition to his duties with the Project Visualization Group, Mark serves as a certified 3ds Max software trainer in PB’s Autodesk Training Center, and he is the president of the Colorado AAUGA group, and a founding member of the Visualization Society of Colorado.
Thomas is WSP USA's (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) Manager for Technology Integration for the Integrated Solutions Technical Excellence Center. Tom leads the development of technology solutions for WSP projects and programs. In this position, Tom also manages technology related partnerships and provides technology integration into marketing and delivery of projects to provide solutions firm wide. He has more than 25 years of experience as a project manager with specialized expertise in the design and delivery of projects focused on Transportation. Tom led the development and implementation of the 2015 and 2016 American Planning Association Tech Zone with Autodesk.In 2016, Tom led development of the Chicago InfraWorks model with Autodesk.Tom was awarded Parsons Brinckerhoff's "What If" award in 2013 for technology innovation and continues to be recognized firm wide within WSP USA for his work; including the Chicago Model.