Parametric design of infrastructure projects is one of the most disruptive branches of the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Engineers and drafters adopt emerging technologies and learn new skills to manage different types of data and integrate workflows for better cross-industry collaboration and more-sustainable design development. In this class, you’ll discover tools and workflows for the design of multiple types of infrastructure projects, such as concrete, steel, composite and girder bridges, tunnels, and more—each one based on a practical example from industry leaders. InfraWorks software and SOFiSTiK Bridge + Infrastructure Modeler provide complimentary solutions for the preliminary, detailed, and structural design. Experience how industry leaders and early adopters of new technologies managed to boost their productivity and automate processes by mainstreaming the flow of data.
Inventor users: Have you heard of Infraworks? And Infraworks/Revit users: Have you heard of Inventor? This class bridges the knowledge gap that exists between Inventor and Infraworks users, providing an advanced demonstration of the powerful functionality achieved when using these two products together. I’ll show how to create dynamic Inventor models with capabilities that function once brought into Infraworks. Instruction will include setting up iLogic codes to function in Infraworks/Inventor server; providing examples of codes proven to work; showing how these models can be 'Flexed' and 'Instanced' in Infraworks; highlighting the downstream benefits of models in Inventor/Infraworks; and propagating models into Civil3D and Revit for further detailing and project drawings. For anyone curious about my 'street cred' for the content, be sure to check out my AU 2021 presentation titled Multibridge Cable Stay Intelligent Models in InfraWorks, Inventor, Civil 3D, and Revit.
Effective cultural and organizational change adoption has become a core competency for firms, in today’s rapidly changing AEC industry. Within VolkerWessels Infrastructure we drive digital transformation to our 4 divisions with a central digital program. In this class we will show how we used a proven changemanagement methodology in a specific adoption approach, in order to implement and adopt BIM360/ACC as a new cloud platform. The adoption approach is based on ADKAR, a changemanagement methodology by Prosci. This enables us to pay attention to communication, sponsors, resistance, instructions, coaching and the return on investment of the change. The effect is digital transformation, improved operational excellence and more 'bang for buck' from IT investments, in Cloud technology like BIM360/ACC. This make change and adoption one of our core competencies. We adopted BIM360/ACC efficiently and successfully in our organization by increasing the aspects of ADKAR to the target audience.
The productivity crisis is well known, and numerous industry reports identify the issues & scale of the opportunity. Boosting productivity is the greatest chance the sector has to transform itself - it is the one lever which would automatically help address sustainability, the skills gap, rising costs & pressure on resources. This session will evidence dramatic advances in business outcomes that are now being made by combining technologies; algorithmic & computational design, industrialized construction, use of robotics and on-site automation are being deployed together, already demonstrating how schedules can be halved using far fewer operatives, achieving higher quality & safety, with lower carbon. However, this has required new relationships and procurement strategies. As well as showing real world examples, this session will also consider how roles, business models, incentives and value propositions will need to adapt if the industry is to make the step change that is necessary.
In 2017, the UK government funded an analysis of the various costs associated with a typical construction project, and identified that for every £ pound spent, just over 51% results in residual asset value for the client. The Construction Innovation Hub (CIH) was subsequently established with the vision to cause change and demonstrate better solutions to deliver the UK government £35b pipeline. The chosen strategy was to develop, prototype and test platform solutions (pDFMA), with a common kits of parts; demonstrating the delivery of better outcomes for social infrastructure. Integral to the strategy was the use of a new Digital Toolchain to unlock the approach. Grimshaw Architects, Buro Happold engineers, and Mace Construction were commissioned to develop a new suite of "configurators" to enable the "kit of part approach" during procurement and delivery.
For the last two years during the pandemic, Jacobs’ Digital Delivery team in Australia have been aware of the increasing challenges from remote project collaboration and stakeholder engagement. We have developed a platform named SIFT built on top of Forge API, Microsoft Power Platform and Azure services to help accelerate our internal Digital Transformation. SIFT democratizes BIM data by helping design teams to better consume and understand design information from BIM models, bridges the gap between specialized BIM software and the end users, making information from Autodesk Construction Cloud easily accessible through enterprise-level IT infrastructure like Microsoft 365. When using together with Microsoft Power Platform, SIFT helps us effectively removed most coding requirement and lowered the threshold for adoption and operation of BIM technologies, making BIM data more accessible and actionable.
During this class, you’ll get a first impression of the new Fusion 360 Injection Moldflow software. This new application in Fusion 360 software is developed from the ground up, and with a few new concepts and ideas.
The team of WSP Canada has developed a highly integrated workflow, combining the best of Revit Cloud Worksharing, Design Collaboration, and Model Coordination to optimize the collaboration and coordination workflows. An integrated workflow has been developed on the largest projects, covering both industrial, linear infrastructure, and building projects. Covering 10 to 500 project members working simultaneously, 7,500 model versions are shared with up to 125 task teams during a single project lifetime. All project members are informed of the status of the collaboration and coordination and presented with a uniform coordination overview, all fully automated. Finally, all parts of the workflow were analyzed, documented, and are now standardized. These are made available for use on every new project within WSP globally. The workflow has helped BIM (Building Information Modeling) managers to become 80% more productive and design teams to speed up project execution and enable faster and better project communication.
A real client focused common data ecosystem. Our vision is that we can give our clients seamless access to their project data at any given time. By adding a secure, yet open integration layer that seamlessly integrates between our and Client Common Data Environments, the data is centralized yet supported on the best applicable platform. Our client can work in their own environment which integrates into our platform. From this presentation you can learn from our journey, integrating the internal BAM systems into one so our employees can quickly access, use and re-use the information. If it's referenced information in data archives, open data sources outside, or whatever: Our employees should be able to easily find and re use it. With the ACC connect and Forge we created the ecosystem so client can always have access to the right data at the right time in their own systems. A no haste ISO19650 compliant solution enhancing quality for our clients.
More the connection speed, more the reaction time, so interoperability plays a vital role in our day-to-day design collaboration that helps with flexible production lines and reduced integration costs. Many industrial machinery and manufacturing industries have realized the benefits of using both 2D and 3D CAD software together and the list of reasons is long, including better collaboration, increased efficiency and to name a few. In those cases, it’s important that your data remains fully associative. In all such scenarios, AutoCAD Mechanical provides a feature called "Inventor link" that enables you to link Autodesk Inventor assembly (.iam) and part (.ipt) documents to a drawing file and display the 3D model in model space. After that, you can generate 2D drawings of the 3D model in paper space and annotate them. This class aims to show how well you can make use of the Inventor link feature in AutoCAD Mechanical for increased efficiency, reduced time, and better collaboration.
Working for an AECO+ Company is like being in a committed relationship. As such, there are lots of ups and downs. Almost Everyone at one time or other wonders what it would be like to leave their firm and work somewhere else. When should that time be? Are your coworkers difficult to work with? Are you burned out from working long hours? Do you enjoy what you are doing? Does it have meaning? What about your boss? Are they making your life easier or harder? Do you want to advance, and your firm or co-workers are holding you back? Do you feel you are just getting paid too little? Is it really your firm or is it you that needs to change? How are all these questions affected by Covid? This class will discuss these questions and many more. This session will be designed so that the attendees will be given, and even encouraged, to give feedback and join in the discussion. So, bring your thoughts and complaints and your comments about your workplace and let’s dive right in!