Building on last year’s class "Taking BIM to the Limits for Structural Engineers and Technicians," we will present new workflows to increase productivity and minimize the waste caused in the design and documentation of structural engineering software. The class will focus on interoperability between analysis software and Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools, with a focus on Revit building design software as the primary documentation model. Making the most of parametric modeling tools—such as Dynamo software, Rhino software, and Grasshopper software—and optimization techniques using a wide range of tools, "Open BIM" can provide the foundation to successful collaboration. We will use real-world examples of complex and simple structures to demonstrate techniques and processes that will increase your efficiency and make the most of your team’s skill set, and examine what future skills your team might need to develop. This session features Revit Structure, Dynamo Studio, and Robot Structural Analysis. AIA Approved
- Learn how to make the most of collaborative workflows between the architect and engineer to maximize efficiency and minimize waste in the design and delivery of structural engineering solutions
- Learn how to optimize structural solutions to provide sustainable design choices that are buildable and cost-effective
- Gain insight into the training opportunities and skill set your team will need to stay ahead of your competitors
- Gain a better understanding of the needs of all stakeholders in the lifecycle of a project through design, construction, and operation of a facility, and learn how your design can be flexible to accommodate future changes
Matt is the Australasian Structural BIM leader at Arup. Having over 19 years experience with Arup globally, combining his skills as an engineer with his experience as a technician, Matt is keen to eliminate waste and maximise value using BIM processes.
Graham is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 22 years industry experience. He has a wide range of experience of different building types, including residential, commercial, retail, education, and mixed use. He has extensive tall building knowledge, including on landmark buildings such as the Leadenhall Building in London. Graham is passionate about promoting Building Information Modelling (BIM) for all disciplines, and particularly for efficiency gains for structural engineers and technicians, as well as Clients. He is the structural BIM leader for Arup's Building Engineering teams in the UK, and is part of the global multi-disciplinary team shaping BIM in Arup. He advises on digital design aspects including parametric design, workflow optimisation, data & process management, interoperability, as well as best practice in the use of the software tools available.