This engaging class is aimed at construction managers, quality managers, and executives from construction service providers who are evaluating the financial impact of Cloud and Mobile Construction Solutions, such as BIM 360 Field software and BIM 360 Glue software. We will explore a detailed and proven analysis tool for collecting project data and then analyzing and quantifying benefits. We will ask attendees to consider a hypothetical $100 million building project as a tangible example, and we will collect inputs from the audience to foster a collaborative discussion. We will then use the results to estimate a return on investment. Real-world metrics from existing projects and case studies will support each step of the process. The methodology can benefit construction professionals who are already using BIM 360 software on their projects and want to understand how the tools affect their key results areas; prospective users of BIM 360 software can also begin to consider which project areas would benefit from these new technologies.
- Understand effective practices for implementing cloud-based BIM collaboration tools in construction and commissioning
- Understand how these tools lead to improvements in staff productivity, project schedule, and quality by reducing rework
- Learn how to use tangible project data to quantitatively estimate the benefits and cost savings delivered by these improvements
- Learn how to use a comprehensive framework to evaluate ROI and build powerful business cases supported by real metrics
Michael Moran is a consultant at Autodesk, Inc., focusing on construction. He helps customers optimize their construction processes through adoption of cloud-based BIM 360 tools, with a focus on design review, production planning, scheduling, field management, layout, and project handover to owner/operator. His master's thesis in construction management at the Delft University of Technology was a comparative study designed to assess productivity gains from using Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools on Skanska U.S. Building projects. Together with Skanska and Autodesk, Moran presented a webinar on this case study. Moran has taught 5 previous Autodesk University classes and has spoken multiple times about the benefits of cloud-based BIM at the European 5D Conference. Other experiences in the building industry include founding and running a concrete specialty forming firm, working as a consultant on major infrastructure projects, and obtaining a bachelor's degree in architecture.
Manu Venugopal is an Architecture, Engineering, and Construction technology expert and thought leader focusing on Building Information Modeling, data and analytics. As a Senior Product Manager at Autodesk, Manu helps the BIM 360 team build innovative products using cloud and mobile technologies and improve the Construction industry processes. Manu is currently working on introducing machine learning and predictive analytics to construction industry providing insights to customers to help them deliver projects successfully. He is passionate about interoperability and helps partners and developers build apps and integrations with BIM 360 on the Forge platform. Manu has a Doctoral degree from Georgia Tech, under the guidance of Prof. Chuck Eastman. Manu’s doctoral research introduced semantic web technologies to solve AEC industry challenges. He also has a Masters in Computational Science and Engineering. He is a co-author of the National BIM Standard and more than 30 publications.
Kenneth H. Stowe, P. E. is a construction technology expert and development strategist at Autodesk, Inc. With 25 years of experience in construction management and project control on projects as large as $1.4 Billion, eleven years in BIM software, experience on four continents, numerous articles, and contributions to four books, Stowe leads a team at Autodesk responsible for construction business development and strategy initiatives worldwide. With unshakeable conviction in the benefits of BIM and teamwork, Stowe and his team create a unique partnership between Autodesk's product development and industry leaders in the worldwide construction community. For many construction professionals in the U.S., Canada, UK, China, Sweden, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, France, and other countries, Stowe is a trusted advisor as they invest in tools, process improvements, and metrics to improve and measure total project team performance over the facility lifecycle.