This unique class will review key workflows required to go from concept design proposals to detailed design cost estimates. Our mission is to create 2 concept-level designs for a new municipal spine roadway and trunk sewer and compare the cost of works for each scenario. We will start with a detailed look at InfraWorks 360 software and demonstrate the workflows required to build our 2 new proposals. Then we will connect our concept-level design to AutoCAD Civil 3D software to detail the roadway and sewer designs. We will look at the various quantity takeoff tools found in AutoCAD Civil 3D software and export both AutoCAD software and AutoCAD Civil 3D object data to formats that you can use for estimating. To complete the class we will introduce a new cloud-based cost-estimating system called AEC Tender. Using AEC Tender, we can connect to data extracted from our detailed design and generate detailed cost estimates for both scenarios within minutes using past project construction unit costs.
- Learn about building multiple concept design proposals using InfraWorks 360
- Learn how to connect concept design with AutoCAD Civil 3D
- Learn about AutoCAD Civil 3D Quantity Takeoff
- Learn about a new cost estimating system used to generate cost estimates from Quantity Takeoff data sets
Jeff Lyons is a mining engineering technologist from the Haileybury School of Mines (Northern College) in Canada. Lyons is now the founding partner of AEC Solutions, offering a cloud-based service used for cost estimating, construction administration, and mobile field inspection. He is also the president of Landproject, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) services firm working on large infrastructure projects in Canada. Between 2010 and 2013, Lyons was the resource manager for land development and the business unit manager for the BIM Solutions Team at Cole Engineering Group in Markham, Ontario. Prior to joining Cole, Lyons was with Autodesk Canada as the AutoCAD Civil 3D software territory manager, working with the Autodesk Channel and clients to increase AutoCAD Civil 3D software product adoption across Ontario. With over 20 years in the municipal and land development industry, Lyons continues to build advanced solutions for those who work with him at AEC Solutions/Landproject.