As mobile technology comes of age on the construction site, the use of iPads and BIM 360 Docs software can now replace the paper plans of the past. The transition to this new environment can be smooth and seamless, or it can be hindered by multiple false starts. This class will provide a live demonstration of the complete process of implementing a BIM 360 Docs project for a sample fire-protection construction project. The lessons taught in this class will have obvious application beyond the fire protection trade, but limiting the live demonstrations to a specific trade provides clarity and enables the presentation to pay some attention to the often-overlooked fire sprinkler industry. We expect the live-demonstration approach of this presentation to provide a great opportunity to understand the capabilities and value of BIM 360 Docs software to anyone involved in the process, including owner/managers, IT personnel, designers, and installers. This session features BIM 360 Docs, AutoCAD, and Revit. AIA Approved
- Recognize the value of proper planning of a BIM 360 Docs project
- Recognize the value of user orientation/training
- Understand the field conditions affecting efficient use of BIM 360 Docs
- Understand the roles played by IT, design, and installation personnel
Alan Johnston has been the president of Hydratec since 1972. Hydratec specializes in the design, development, marketing, and support of Autodesk, Inc.’s, software-based software for the design, analysis, and fabrication of fire-protection sprinkler systems. Johnston is the holder of several U.S. patents, including a patent for the retrofit of sprinkler systems into single-family houses. Johnston holds a BS in mechanical engineering and has served as part of the Hydratec Training and Support Team for over 40 years. Johnston has provided advanced training of software features to groups of existing HydraCAD users in over 50 cities around the United States. He has also been a featured speaker for The American Society of Plumbing Engineers, The American Fire Sprinkler Association, The National Fire Sprinkler Association, and other organizations at both the local and national levels. He has also presented 3 virtual classes at Autodesk University Online and at Autodesk University.