A great design is not just about mixing engineering standards with the owner’s vision of what they would like to build. When meeting with owners and other stakeholders who may not appreciate the finer points of road and site design, it always comes down to cost. Every really great design balances the need to deliver the best engineering design that fits the owner’s vision with accurate cost analysis for decision making. From concept proposal to detailed design to construction management, Autodesk, Inc., products have made it easier than ever for engineers and designers to do their job of delivering projects using improved CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows. This unique class will review key workflows required to perform an accurate “cost of works” analysis of your detailed design in real time to improve decision making during design and ultimately streamline the construction bid preparation and management process after approvals. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D, InfraWorks 360, and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
- Learn about enhancing CAD standards to enhance quantity takeoff for cost analysis
- Learn how to capitalize on AutoCAD Civil 3D objects to enhance quantity takeoff for cost analysis
- Learn about new AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 Property Sets to build greater intelligence into your design for cost-analysis and construction-management processes
- Learn about a new AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 extension called AEC Design Connect for real-time cost analysis within the AutoCAD Civil 3D environment
Jeff Lyons is a mining engineering technologist from the Haileybury School of Mines (Northern College) in Canada. Lyons is now the founding partner of AEC Solutions, offering a cloud-based service used for cost estimating, construction administration, and mobile field inspection. He is also the president of Landproject, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) services firm working on large infrastructure projects in Canada. Between 2010 and 2013, Lyons was the resource manager for land development and the business unit manager for the BIM Solutions Team at Cole Engineering Group in Markham, Ontario. Prior to joining Cole, Lyons was with Autodesk Canada as the AutoCAD Civil 3D software territory manager, working with the Autodesk Channel and clients to increase AutoCAD Civil 3D software product adoption across Ontario. With over 20 years in the municipal and land development industry, Lyons continues to build advanced solutions for those who work with him at AEC Solutions/Landproject.