Autodesk University 2022: Top Sessions for BIM and VDC Teams

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For several years, the world has been completely disrupted, and many in-person events have been canceled or postponed. We’re happy to tell you that Autodesk University is back in action and will be hosted in-person this year live in New Orleans. 

September 27-29, you’ll have the opportunity to learn, grow, and gain crucial knowledge about the construction industry with professionals and experts ready to give you the industry insights you need at Autodesk University 2022. The event has a little something for all design and construction professionals, including BIM and VDC teams who can take this time to learn more about cutting-edge strategies and trends in design, project coordination, and project planning. 

AU 2022 only comes around once a year, so mark your calendar and register today!


 Why Attend Autodesk University 2022? 

Autodesk University focuses on the most cutting-edge strategies and technologies that help teams improve and stay efficient in an increasingly digital environment. For BIM and VDC teams, continuing to invest in professional training and development is essential to staying ahead of the curve. This is an excellent opportunity to advance connected and digital workflows, so your business can be more efficient. 

Whether you’re just beginning a career as a BIM detailer or you’re the lead of an entire VDC team, there are sessions that will help you learn more and boost your efficiency in any role. 

*Note: The current session list is a preview only and is not comprehensive. You can view the full session catalog here

Top Sessions for BIM and VDC Teams at AU 2022

We’ve put together this short preview list of the top session choices at AU 2022 that you or your teams may be interested in joining. 

Making VR's ROI a Reality: A Case Study on Hyper-Realistic Clinical Mockup CS502277 

In this session, learn about the journey of Carilion Clinic, Robins & Morton, and VIATechnik and how they created a virtual reality hospital room mockup to speed up the design coordination of a new hospital expansion for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Virginia. Usually, physical mockups are used to validate design feasibility, but with the pandemic and other challenges, the team saw, and used, an opportunity to use VR to replace old industry practices. The decision led to a 13x ROI.

Allegiant Stadium: Design Assist Collaboration with a "OneTeam" Approach | CS501625 

Allegiant Stadium is the home of the Las Vegas Raiders and the largest entertainment venue in Las Vegas. Joel Jacobson and David Graue will discuss lessons learned by fostering a culture of transparency and trust on the 31-month job. Together, they developed and maintained innovative methods of managing collaboration across over 200 firms. You’ll  learn about how extensive building information modeling (BIM) execution planning, accountability, and reliance helped create a “One Team” approach.

All the Rumors Are True: How AR Transforms Construction Delivering 9x ROI | CS502136 

In construction, accuracy is essential. However, a recent study found that up to 80% of all construction work is built outside of tolerance. To avoid costly mistakes, it’s important to adopt technology that helps with speed, efficiency, and accuracy. In this class, Coral Butler from PM Group will go over how XYZ Reality’s AR platform saved £2.5 million on a major data-center project. 

Build a Digital Value Chain with Revit, BIM 360, SpaceIQ, and Forge | CS502392 

In this industry talk and class, we’ll share the results from a real project and describe what was learned about the evolution of data platforms by leveraging BIM information stored in Revit along with SpaceIQ solutions in the design phase. We’ll also explore the digital value chain that resulted from data collaboration, look at our process, and discuss future projections. 

AR/VR Enhances Workflows, Fuels Collaboration, and Improves Decision Making | CS502515 

In this panel, a panel of experts in technology, entertainment, and construction will share what they’ve learned and the success they’ve had using applications of extended reality (AR/VR) and how these inform future plans to build XR capabilities in the entertainment and construction industries. 

BIM and the Friendly Skies | CS502609-rt

In this roundtable panel discussion, we’ll discuss the digital transformation happening within the capital improvement program at an international airport. We’ll go over how owners, contractors, trade partners, engineers, and architects work together and collaborate with intelligent models in the cloud. The focus will be on design models, BIM execution plans, owner-mandated metadata, trade models, and coordination models. 

From BIM to Construction Robotics and Beyond | CS501501

Why has BIM modeling struggled to take the construction industry by storm as expected? Every construction instruction is now digital, but why can’t the field take advantage of BIM? In this presentation, we’ll discuss the issues that are holding firms back realizing the full value of BIM and consider what’s to come, like using on-site construction robotics to connect the digital world to reality. 

VDC Tools and Techniques Used Throughout Project Timeline | CS502238 

Gilbane VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) utilizes tools and tips throughout a project to support the project’s overall needs. From start to finish, Gilbane VDC will be sharing the process and procedure used to create deliverables and reports on realized outcomes. This case study will highlight 4D scheduling, coordination and drawing submissions, and verification.

Register Today for Autodesk University 2022

AU 2022 is going to be an amazing experience that brings us back together live with industry professionals, colleagues, speakers, experts, and other talented individuals in the industry. We’re so excited to bring everyone to one place in the beautiful city of New Orleans.

Ready to register for AU 2022? Just go to the official AU 2022 website and get your tickets today. Registration is now open, and we can’t wait to see you! With so much to see and do, this year is looking like one of the most exciting ever. Register today!

Jenny Ragan

As Managing Editor - Content Marketing, Jenny oversees the execution of content strategies and implementation across the Digital Builder blog, podcast, and video channels. She has been working in the marketing side of the AEC industry for the past 15+ years and is the cornerstone of content marketing channel production, owning core editorial calendars and working with internal collaborators and external vendors and contractors to keep all deliverables moving forward.