AIA CES Even with the enhancements of building information modeling (BIM) workflows, the estimators have struggled to take off quantities accurately due to the lack of "information" in the BIM data. Add to that the complexity of combining 3D takeoffs with 2D drawings, and the estimators have a never-ending nightmare. The result is either not winning the job, or winning with not much profit. This is where Autodesk Takeoff-the cloud-based 2D and 3D quantity takeoff (QTO) tool from Autodesk Construction Cloud-is proving to be a gamechanger. With the industry-leading, automated, 3D takeoff capabilities combined with easy-to-use 2D takeoff tools, Autodesk Takeoff allows estimators to generate accurate bids and win more jobs. This class will focus on showing the capabilities of the connected takeoff process using the BIM data hosted on the Autodesk Construction Cloud project. You'll learn about the automated 3D takeoffs and how to combine them with the customizable 2D takeoffs to generate accurate bids. You'll also learn how to review changes in design and update your takeoffs.
The AEC industry is still undergoing a digital transformation, VDC and the design-build project delivery method are accelerating, and the path to net zero is ramping up. So, how well prepared are you to succeed in our industry's dynamic environment? Although VDC and design-build project delivery are not new concepts, they are flourishing because they maximize returns on investments in time, money, and effort while achieving sustainability. Still, many in the AEC community have not fully adopted 3D BIM and collaborative project delivery, which can greatly improve project quality and value while reducing the built world's environmental impact. Join this session to explore why the combination of VDC, design-build, and sustainable design and construction are the ideal lenses for projects. A panel of industry professionals will discuss VDC, the design-build project delivery system, sustainable strategies, innovative technologies, real-world projects, and best practices.