When adopting new design tools such as Revit software, Inventor software, and AutoCAD Plant 3D software, there are some 'No Go' rules for starting a project: don't start with a large project; don't start with a new client; don't start without proper training. This class will share an insider's view of the lessons learned from a $200 million, 192,000-square-foot, process plant facility expansion project that broke the rules and yet is a success today by any definition. We will explain why the client plans to incorporate Building Information Modeling (BIM) on all future projects. Topics of the class include training strategies, database considerations, data sharing between stakeholders, and data sharing between software platforms. Learn how Navisworks project review software saved the day. See how point clouds and reality computing are incorporated before, during, and after construction.
- Understand effective practices for comprehensive BIM integration on large projects
- Obtain strategies for overcoming initial training deficiencies
- Discover the benefits of Navisworks software on project coordination and visualization
- Discover the critical steps for setting up an AutoCAD Plant 3D software project
Todd is a Auto Cad user that first worked on R9. He started his career with Boise Cascade Canada as a Capital Projects Designer in 1988 and stayed in the Pulp and Paper industry for 18 years. Moved to Boise Idaho in 2000 to continue with Boise Cascade in there Engineered Wood Products division till 2005. Next he went to Power Engineers, a nationally ranked engineering firm with offices in the US, Canada and overseas. He works in Powers Facilities Division as a Senior Process Designer on food process projects for clients that include Basic American Foods, Starbucks, H.J. Heinz, J.R. Simplot, General Mills, Nestlé, Kraft and others. This is his first time speaking at AU.
Mr. Robison is a CAD junkie turned guru. With extensive multi-discipline and multi-platform experience on large projects. His passion is to minimize duplication of digital data, facilitate efficient integration of technologies, and complete projects successfully. His career started out by using a K&E Leroy lettering set to ink on Mylar and quickly moved to CAD. Next came department management, then project management, and finally business ownership at ALL CAD Northwest, a consulting firm for technology integration and project staffing. His Industry expertise is the design, construction and operation of process, infrastructure, and industrial facilities projects.