The aim of this round table is to discuss the common issues that occur when we're masterplanning mixed-use developments and how we can use InfraWorks software to address these issues. Maybe you're familiar with some of these issues regarding the early stages of a project: you need to do the outline design of roads and drainage but you only have a PDF version of the masterplan; there isn't enough room to accommodate sustainable urban drainage features; you need to know the potential impact on buildings from a given flood event. Once we have established the key problem areas, we will discuss how we can harness the power of the visualization capabilities available within InfraWorks software in order to demonstrate to our clients the potential issues and the possible solutions to those issues. We will then discuss the problems we have had when trying to create development models in InfraWorks software, and we'll explore how we can overcome these problems.
- Learn how to share real-world project experiences from other participants with your team once back in the office
- Understand how we can use InfraWorks software to provide clarity, continuity, and agility of project data through a project's lifecycle
- Learn how to improve workflows with techniques found successful by others
- Learn how to improve integration of the needs of infrastructure at the masterplan stage
Ian Philpott graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Since graduation, Ian has worked for both contractors and consultants on a wide variety of infrastructure-related projects, including sewage treatment plants, residential and mixed-use developments, and major highways schemes. He specializes in 3D modeling and coordination of complex infrastructure projects and championing the use of 3D modeling and Building Information Modeling (BIM) across teams in multiple offices. Ian also chairs an internal AutoCAD Civil 3D Steering Group, which is responsible for developing the standards, templates, and workflows for the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D software. Ian’s current project is a major urban regeneration project within which he is responsible for project-wide BIM processes and model coordination across all disciplines, including highways, infrastructure, drainage, utilities, and external building interfaces using AutoCAD Civil 3D and Navisworks software.