This class will demonstrate how AECOM Hunt used BIM 360 Field software and BIM 360 Glue software during the construction of the Cleburne Railroaders baseball stadium, a minor league stadium that holds 10,000 seats. In addition to all the buildings, the railcars were custom made for the team. BIM 360 Glue and BIM 360 Field let us work with a rookie subcontractor base that wasn't versed in tools like Revit software-and they also saved us the expense of purchasing extra Navisworks licenses. In this class, you'll learn to cover the bases and discover the process of transforming team members with zero Building Information Modeling (BIM) knowledge into BIM all-stars on a stadium project. You will not strike out when it comes to learning how to deal with a limited subcontractor base-you'll hit home runs with a complete process of coordination, including using drones, 360 cameras, and virtual reality for coordination. Additionally, this class will look into linking BIM 360 Glue to BIM 360 Field to complete a grand slam.
- Learn how to determine the needs of the team based on the knowledge level of those who are participating in the project
- Learn about educating the subcontractor base on using models in BIM 360 Glue and documents in BIM 360 Field
- Learn how to coordinate the process to all team members involved in the construction of a baseball stadium
- Understand how to link BIM 360 Glue models to BIM 360 Field documents
Norm Akin is a kayak fisherman, cigar aficionado, and uber-geek. Currently he is the BIM Manager for the South Region of Hunt/AECOM and has spent 30 years using Autodesk, Inc., products. He has a varied background in construction, architecture, manufacturing, and training. Because he can coordinate all aspects of a project he works together with architects, engineers, and contractors to guarantee a successful project. In addition to his work at Hunt/AECOM he works as one of the AGC BIM trainers on a national level. Just like fishing, BIM is a passion for Norm and he is always trying to improve the process by adding new technology such as drone capture or LIDAR scanning or even designing the perfect lure. Thanks to Norm’s vast background, he can quickly identify process problems, create solutions, and instruct others within the company culture. He first taught at AU in 2006 which was his second AU to attend.