This class will be delivered by Hill Construction, a U.K.-based housebuilder, supported by Topcon Corporation and Autodesk, Inc. Hill Construction will describe its Building Information Modeling (BIM) journey so far, and how the firm has applied BIM 360 tools into its workflows on a complex construction project undertaken by Hill Bespoke in Cambridge, England. The class will cover how using a variety of mass-data capture techniques to gather as-built documentation combined with integrated on-site verification and management has improved efficiencies and reduced errors using innovative new workflows. Hill will describe the impact of these new workflows incorporating software (including BIM 360 Field cloud service, BIM 360 Layout cloud service, BIM 360 Glue cloud service, and BIM 360 Docs cloud service) integrated with Topcon mass-data capture and layout solutions, and the efficiencies gained over traditional methods. We will show content and examples from the historically important housebuilding project combining both complex renovation with new-build processes. This session features BIM 360 Layout, BIM 360 Field, and BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved
- Understand Point Layout
- Learn how to collaborate using BIM 360 Glue and BIM 360 Field
- Understand BIM 360 Layout
- Understand Topcon's integrated BIM solutions
John Foster is responsible for Topcon Corporation’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) strategy in Europe, including their strategic partnership with Autodesk, Inc. Foster was responsible for developing the Topcon BIM Innovation program, driving BIM-integrated processes into a number of Tier 1 construction contractors in Europe. Foster joined Topcon from Finnish Autodesk partner and BIM software provider Profox Companies Oy, where he was director responsible for business development and sales of Autodesk-based BIM software solutions. Previously he was sales manager at NavisWorks Ltd., where he managed the Plant Solutions sales channel. Foster has over 20 years’ experience in CAD and data management, ranging from software development through consulting to business development and sales.