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L.A. Metro Westside Extension: Tips 'n Tricks in Managing a BIM Rail Project
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Aracely Thompson
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, Maria Minassian
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Description

Managing traditional architecture projects is a breeze compared to a horizontal transportation project with more than 15 disciplines and 52 project files. You can apply the principles learned on this project to any project type and size. This session will cover many of the obstacles we encountered while working with Revit software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and Navisworks software—and how we overcame them. We will walk you through our challenges (large number of files, AutoCAD Civil 3D software imports, exporting to Navisworks software, working with other CAD software) and, most importantly, how we overcame them. This session features Revit, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved

Key Learnings

  • Learn how to establish and maintain georeferenced coordinates
  • Learn how to develop workflows and work-arounds when working with multiple software systems
  • Learn what to do when your subconsultant doesn’t work with Revit
  • Learn the challenges and successes we've encountered

Speakers

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Aracely Argumaniz-Thompson has worked for Parsons Corporation as the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) expert for their Transportation Group, and she is currently managing the largest transportation project in the United States—the Westside Subway extension in Los Angeles. She’s been a leader in transitioning numerous transportation agencies and architecture offices over to BIM. She has over 20 years of architecture experience, including schools, mixed-use housing, subway stations, and retail design. Argumaniz-Thompson has previously been a speaker at Autodesk University and the Revit Technology Conference (RTC).
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Maria Minassian is currently the BIM Coordinator for Westside Subway Extension Project in Los Angeles - one of Parsons Corporation’s largest BIM-based transportation projects in the United States. Maria was previously part of the BIM implementation team in one of the most prominent multidisciplinary international firms in the world, specializing in large complex projects with design and construction teams scattered over the globe. An Architect by education, she has over 20 years of experience in Architectural Design, Urban Planning, BIM and GIS in building and infrastructure projects.
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