10 - 12 March, 2022, Sydney, Australia
BILT ANZ 2021, Sydney (March 2022)

Schedule

  • Wednesday, 09 March, 2022
    • Speaker Sponsor Function
      BILT

      Location:Helm Bar, Darling Harbour (7 Wheat Rd)
      Dress: Smart Casual

      An exclusive event for speakers and sponsors, as a thank you for your participation and unwavering support of BILT ANZ 2021. Relax with other Industry leaders, enjoying drinks and canapés.

  • Thursday, 10 March, 2022
    • How to innovate like a pro
      Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey
      Not Applicable
      BILT
      Business Strategy and Leadership
      Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis: This class will explore the concept of innovation in a systematic and evidence-based approach. We’ll first explore the difference between sustaining and disruptive technologies and how doing the right thing is actually the wrong thing. We’ll then discuss how to avoid cognitive biases when identifying innovation opportunities. Finally, we’ll look at how to align visions and define a strategy.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn to differentiate between sustaining and disruptive technologies
      2. Understand the innovator’s dilemma and how to respond accordingly
      3. Identify and define differences between operational effectiveness and strategyBody: Within the AEC technology sphere, terms such as ‘Innovation’ and ‘Digital transformation’ are frequently thrown around as a way for companies to position themselves as industry leaders. But what do these terms really mean? How do we separate the marketing hype from the reality? And how can companies avoid being one of the 70% in which change initiatives fail?

      By elevating the discourse from technology to strategy, we’ll explore these topics in a systematic and evidence-based approach. We’ll first explore the difference between sustaining and disruptive technologies and how doing the right thing is actually the wrong thing. We’ll then discuss how to avoid cognitive biases when identifying innovation opportunities and managing your innovation portfolio. Finally, we’ll look at how to align visions and define a strategy.

      This class is aimed at design technology managers who wish to gain greater traction in implementing change in their organisation.

      Synopsis:

      This class will explore the concept of innovation in a systematic and evidence-based approach. We’ll first explore the difference between sustaining and disruptive technologies and how doing the right thing is actually the wrong thing. We’ll then discuss how to avoid cognitive biases when identifying innovation opportunities. Finally, we’ll look at how to align visions and define a strategy.

      Reality Capture – Point Cloud, Mesh, what is best to use when and why?
      Gregg Franz, Leica Geosystems
      Pre-Design, Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Architecture, Reality Capture
      Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis:

      Using Reality Capture data has become common place and because of that, it is being used in many different ways. Determining not only what file type to use but also whether to use a Mesh or a Point Cloud can impact what is achievable in your desired workflows, both now and in the future.

      This presentation will help you understand and appreciate the differences in reality capture data types, how you can use them and what you need to be aware of for the future.

      GHD’s Journey of Automation
      Johnny Tulloch, GHD
      Design
      BILT
      Coding and Customisation
      Autodesk

      Synopsis: The presentation will explore GHD’s journey of Automation through to Generative Design. Topics covered will include:
      Dynamo Implementation, Dynamo Graph Management,Dynamo Node and Source Code Management, An example of linking Dynamo, Civil 3D, Infraworks, Revit and Power BI to streamline Urban Planning workflows, An example of, Generative Design. This presentation would be of interest for BIM Managers, Technology Managers, Dynamo enthusiasts and Exec’s interested in business efficiencies via automationLearning Objectives: 1. Key factors when Implementing Dynamo and Automation strategies within a large organisation
      2. Understand the journey required from parametric modelling to Generative Design
      3. Understand the automation is actually about people instead of computersBody: Many struggle scaling the adoption and usage of Dynamo for automation within their organisation. This presentation will describe the steps and workflows that GHD went through in implementing Dynamo at an enterprise level. It will explore how to best manage Dynamo graphs, nodes, and custom source code. It will discuss the people aspect of implementing automation workflows and the different training initiatives that were developed to assist users in upskilling to visual programming. It will also explore ways to best change the mindset of engineers and modelers to adopt data-driven workflows.The presentation will also step through a 3-stage Urban Planning initiative where GHD changed a manual, disconnected, error-prone, time-consuming process to an data-driven, automated, and accurate workflow. It will explore the why, what, and the outcomes of these initiatives, and end with a look into a generative design example which GHD partnered with Autodesk’s “The Living” for a large, urban planning competition

      Synopsis:

      The presentation will explore GHD’s journey of Automation through to Generative Design. Topics covered will include:
      Dynamo Implementation, Dynamo Graph Management,Dynamo Node and Source Code Management, An example of linking Dynamo, Civil 3D, Infraworks, Revit and Power BI to streamline Urban Planning workflows, An example of, Generative Design. This presentation would be of interest for BIM Managers, Technology Managers, Dynamo enthusiasts and Exec’s interested in business efficiencies via automation

      ‘P’ Plate Parametrics
      Simon Byng, BVN
      Design
      BILT
      Coding and Customisation
      Autodesk, Other Vendor

      Synopsis: Computational design is a field with lots eye catching projects, but where do you start? How do you start to move geometry around inside your project using graphical scripting? This is a beginners class for people who want simple strategies for making Parametric Design work for their organisation.Learning Objectives: 1. How to change the direction of structural framing members using Dynamo
      2. How to create a basic fascia truss using Dynamo
      3. How to create a simple portal frame shed using DynamoBody: A lot of companies are using Dynamo or Grasshopper to automate repetitive tasks, however the use of Computational Design is still mainly found in high end facades and art projects.
      Why arent houses being modelled parametrically? most house builders have limited range of options. Why arent the structural and environmental requirements for buildings being added to Building Models so they can adjust automatically during the project?. There is definitely a lot of scope for the use of parametric design to expand in the industry.

      The best way to start is to start with small achievable steps. We will demonstrate how to:
      Use Dynamo for simple truss creation, or to adjust existing framing
      Use Dynamo to create parametric models for import into Space Gass at the preliminary design stages.
      Use Dynamo to produce simple functional buildings in Revit

      We will cover several simple dynamo scripts and then take a dynamo users look at Rhino Inside.

      Synopsis:

      Computational design is a field with lots eye catching projects, but where do you start? How do you start to move geometry around inside your project using graphical scripting? This is a beginner’s class for people who want simple strategies for making Parametric Design work for their organisation.

      The I in BIM is killing Me. (Information = Data, how it can be so frustrating)
      David Foley, IIMBE
      Pre-Design, Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Data Management
      Autodesk, Nemetschek, Open Source

      Synopsis: The challenge of delivering and Auditing the information in the model. Why and what this new requirement is and why data has become so important.
      Who wants the Data?
      What data do they want?
      Who provides the Data?
      What are they going to do with it?
      We are going to look at 3 case studies (unnamed) which will look at the process and challenges of delivery Data(Digital information)Learning Objectives: 1. Learn about some of the obstacles faced when defining Asset Information requirements and Project information requirements
      2. The challenge behind the procurement of data and the gaps and pitfalls behind the delivery of data
      3. Not all data is easy to deliver, and just because you have asked for it doesnt mean you get it the challenges behind validation and verification of dataBody: The challenge of delivering and Auditing the information in the model. Why and what this new requirement is and Why data has become so important.
      The presentation will look at the progress how the information (data) in models was just used for providing information on models to being used for some calculations and the very verifying room data sheets (a brief look at dRofus). The introduction PAS 1192 and data drops, how this confused and impacted the industry. The transition to ISO19650.
      Once we have outlined a brief history of how we arrived at this point we will look at the Following points
      Who wants the Data?
      What data do they want?
      Who provides the data?
      What are they going to do with it?
      We are going to look at 3 case studies (unnamed) which will look at different stages of the process
      Working with clients to define information requirement.
      Working with teams to deliver the information requirements
      Auditing, Validating Checking these requirements have been met
      The presentation will the challenges faced, the effort required, the development tools which were needed to deliver outcomes audit outcomes. It will also include a brief look at some applications which are utilising information post-construction. We will also look at some different applications which are appearing to enhance current construction projects.
      We will also look at some of the upcoming challenges and opportunities this will present industry.

      Synopsis:

      The challenge of delivering and Auditing the ‘information” in the model. Why and what this new requirement is and why data has become so important.
      •Who wants the Data?
      •What data do they want?
      •Who provides the Data?
      •What are they going to do with it?
      We are going to look at 3 case studies (unnamed) which will look at the process and challenges of delivery Data(Digital information)

    • Beyond standards – A case study of an end-to-end 3D CAD driven digital process on a major project in an industry where BIM standards, EiRs, BEPs or MIDPs do not exist.
      Pieter Rautenbach, Deswik
      Design
      BILT
      Construction, Business Strategy and Leadership, Project Controls
      Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis:

      This case study explores how we successfully implemented digital models and BIM data across the entire project lifecycle on a major project.

      Application of Digital Engineering (DE) in the water sector
      Farzam Farzadi, Beca
      Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Construction, Project Management
      Autodesk, Other Vendor

      During this session, Farzam will discuss about positive impacts of implementing DE mindset and approaches in the Water sector. He will describe how digital data created via a variety of authoring tools through collaboration on daily basis makes the boat goes faster. He also will outline development of digital data maturity that commenced from design, progressed during construction and fully advanced during operation phase.

      Synopsis:

      Auckland is expanding rapidly. Essential infrastructure needs to keep pace with this growth, including the water supply network. That’s why Watercare utilised the Enterprise Model (EM) with its culture of collaboration to meet the challenge. The Waikato River to Redoubt (R2R) programme commenced to deliver an additional 50 million litres of treated water per day from Waikato River to Auckland. The fast-track nature of this programme, combined with an agile delivery model, presented several challenges to design and construction teams. The programme needed to be designed and constructed in parallel and within 12 months’ time frame to meet Watercares target operational date in line with predicted lake storage forecasts. Watercare, and its EM partners recognised the criticality of implementing effective digital engineering (DE) processes to achieve the outcomes of the programme. To implement a successful DE method, an automated process was developed to coordinate more than 80 models and special files daily. A geospatial system was created for the project, enabling flawless programmed daily collaboration between different models developed via a diverse range of tools, such as Revit, Plant3D, Civil3D, 12d, E3D, Navisworks and Recap Pro. DE helped the design and construction teams to coordinate continuously. This collaboration in the digital space enabled the construction team to provide rapid and efficient feedback on the practicality and constructability of the design information. Verifying models was another initiative implemented for the Waikato R2R programme which significantly reduced the total number of required drawings. Coordinated and verified models provided digital data for FCC and FH, enabling digital construction. Construction teams were empowered with information that was verified, digitally georeferenced and could be imported to machine controls. Machine controlled excavation and construction enabled FCC and FH to accelerates the earthworks, construct efficiently, and reduce overall fuel consumption of machinery. To enable digital delivery of asset and as-built information, the DE team worked with Watercare to develop an asset data schema and as-built model specification. It assisted to upgrade design models to as built with respect to construction programme. It also supported creation of digital asset information that is required for the operation phase and also can be utilised during life cycle of assets.

      ISO 19650 – What you need to know to get certified
      Willis Lim, Newforma
      BILT
      Business Strategy and Leadership, Data Management

      Synopsis: This session will provide an overview of ISO 19650, why it was introduced, what are some common misconceptions and how Newforma can help.

      Learning Objectives:
      1. Understand what ISO 19650 is.
      2. Understand why ISO 19650 was introduced.
      3. Be aware of some of the common misconceptions around ISO 19650.
      4. Learn how to use a project information management tool such as Newforma to assist with adhering to ISO 19650.

      Body:
      ISO 19650 is an international standard for managing information over the life cycle of a built asset using BIM. Over the past few years organizations around the world have started to adopt the standard within their business.

      The standard is organized into 5 parts as listed below:

      ISO 19650-1: Concepts and principles.
      ISO 19650-2: Delivery phase of the assets.
      ISO 19650-3: Operational phase of the assets.
      ISO 19650-4: Effective exchange of information between parties
      ISO 19650-5: Security-minded approach to information management

      This session will look at the history behind ISO 19650, the need for ISO 19650 and how project information management tools can help with the adoption of the standard within an organization.

      There have been significant efforts by the BIM community to introduce the standard to organizations in Australia – this session will highlight those efforts and experts within the community.

      Synopsis:

      This session will provide an overview of ISO 19650, why it was introduced, what are some common misconceptions and how Newforma can help.

      Delivering DfMA leadership in the Australian Built Environment
      Allan Comello, Built Damian Parker, Built Sumit Oberoi, Autodesk ANZ
      Not Applicable
      BILT
      Design for Manufacturing and Assembly, Business Strategy and Leadership
      Autodesk

      Synopsis:

      As a joint presentation Sumit will share industry trends on DfMA market maturity, adoption, drivers and draw upon international research to set the scene. Allan & Damian will follow by sharing how Built, under his leadership, are collaborating with the supply chain to deliver a unique approach with DfMA in the Australian built environment.

      A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

      Practical BIM techniques for contractors to quantify for 4D scheduling and 5D costing
      Scott Beazley, Geometry Gym
      Design, Construction
      BILT
      Project Controls
      Autodesk, Open Source

      Synopsis: Builders sometimes receive models as part of bid submission and have very tight time-frames for using them to quantify for scheduling and costing.
      Techniques will be presented and investigated to extract information quickly from models and test their quality.
      Navisworks, ASTA Powerproject, RhinoGrasshopper and Solibri Model Checker will be used.Learning Objectives: 1. ‘- Learn what information that can be quickly extracted from models for 4D construction scheduling and 5D costing.
      2. ‘- Learn a range of model checking techniques for construction models
      3. ‘- Learn how to link and update 4D & 5D information during the construction phaseBody: Case studies from current projects will be used to demonstrate:
      – How to quickly deal with models you get from someone else that you have little or no influence upon. Quantities take-off techniques from Revit schedules for different project phases and level of detail.
      – Workflows for testing quality of quantities and reporting objects by level, for detailed trade sub-contracts.
      – Common modelling issues to watch for? Which Revit Categories are likely to create problems.
      – Differences of Design vs. Construction models. Adding parameters for construction scheduling: Task_ID, Status, LocationZone, to enable cashflow predications and model updates reporting actual cashflow.
      – Linking models to construction scheduling using Navisworks and ASTA Powerproject, based on Task-ID sets.
      – Solibri Rulesets for project phases, and model visualization will be controlled by Task-ID or by date, for site verification of work progress.
      – Creating semi-automated construction schedules using RhinoGrasshopper from RevitIFC models

      Synopsis:

      Builders sometimes receive models as part of bid submission and have very tight time-frames for using them to quantify for scheduling and costing.
      Techniques will be presented and investigated to extract information quickly from models and test their quality.
      Navisworks, ASTA Powerproject, RhinoGrasshopper and Solibri Model Checker will be used.

    • Responding to Tenders for Projects with BIM
      Lucy Guerin, Microsoft
      Pre-Design
      BILT
      Project Management
      Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis: A presentation and workshop on how to respond to tenders with BIM for Consultants and Contractors. The presentation will look at how to define the project deliverables, identifying, capturing and qualifying risks and how to manage Client ExpectationsLearning Objectives: 1. How to interrogate and identify the requirements for a BIM Tender
      2. How to identify and reduce company risk, and address the risks within the submission
      3. How to manage Client expectationsBody: One of the main challenges that consultants and contractors have on projects where BIM is being used is being able to clearly identify what they are required to delivery as part of their scope of works. This is often a result due to the BIM elements of the project not being scoped correctly or clearly defined or the consultant or contractors inexperience with BIM.
      By not being able to clearly identify the project BIM requirements, has significant impact on the costing, resource allocation and deliverables submission impacts, with both parties of the contract incurring significant cost and unnecessary risk.
      This presentation and workshop will clearly outline what contractors and consultants need to consider when preparing tenders for BIM projects and will discuss:
      How to identify what the project deliverables are, from the Client brief.
      What needs to be requested from the Client to be able to clearly understand the Clients expectations.
      Resourcing and pricing
      Capturing project risks
      Tender qualifications which should considered for inclusion in the tender submission
      Managing Client expectations

      Synopsis:

      A presentation and workshop on how to respond to tenders with BIM for Consultants and Contractors. The presentation will look at how to define the project deliverables, identifying, capturing and qualifying risks and how to manage Client Expectations

      Heading down the ISO19650 path, the good, the bad and the ugly!
      Juan Lewis, Aurecon Simon Vaux, DEOS Digital Nathan Hildebrandt, Skewed Mark Cronin, IIMBE Mike O’Brien, NBS

      Synopsis:

      We have assembled a panel of industry experts to discuss the ISO19650 suite of standards. The panel will discuss its adoption and use in Australia since its release. They will also discuss the challenges faced in adopting the standard and where there needs to be more clarity.

      Distributed Workforce: How to Support a Remote BIM Team
      Holger De Groot, Modmation
      Design, Construction
      BILT
      Interoperability/OpenBIM/ Collaboration
      Autodesk

      Synopsis:
      Learn how to effectively support a BIM team in a remote environment and make sure everyone can perform their tasks without direct contact and away from the office

      Learning Objectives:
      1. Identify rules of engagement for better communication with your project teams.
      2. Define your style of management to mentor and coach more than you manage.
      3. Assess how accountability affects other team members’ abilities to accomplish their goals.

      Synopsis:

      Learn how to effectively support a BIM team in a remote environment and make sure everyone can perform their tasks without direct contact and away from the office

      Lab: Navisworks Clash Detection: Saving Time & $$$ by setting up Clash Templates
      Deepak Maini, Cadgroup Australia
      Design, Construction
      BILT
      Model Management
      Autodesk

      Synopsis: Clash detection is an important part of BIM delivery. This class focuses on saving time by setting up clash templates to be used in a variety of projects.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how to create and save simple and complex search sets
      2. Learn how to run clash tests based on search sets
      3. Understand the process of saving clash templates and importing clash templates to run various clash tests in variety of projectsBody: Clash Detection is becoming an integral part of any BIM project delivery. Most companies are being asked to coordinate the BIM data before the construction begins. The mandates around the use of BIM in the construction projects are driving a massive change in the industry and how the projects are coordinated. This is also leading to the consultants trying to save time and money during the coordination process. In this lab, you will use the powerful Search Sets feature of Navisworks to create search sets for items such as structural members, mechanical ductwork and plumbing items. These will be created by searching Revit Element Categories that are common to most Revit Models. You will then perform clash tests based on these search sets. These clash tests will then be exported as a clash template and then imported into another file. This will allow you to save time in setting up these standard clashes in other files and projects.

      Synopsis:

      Clash detection is an important part of BIM delivery. This class focuses on saving time by setting up clash templates to be used in a variety of projects.

      Accelerate digital transformation in AEC with the scan-to-BIM files
      Kris Atkinson, Matterport Michael Alder, Arup Samuel Macalister, Autodesk ANZ
      Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Architecture, Interoperability/OpenBIM/ Collaboration
      Graphisoft, Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis:

      According to Dodge Data & Analytics 2021 report, AEC professionals currently use BIM on 50% of projects. That number is forecasted to skyrocket to about 89% within the next 2-3 years. ARUP shares how AEC firms can add flexibility to Revit workflows with a new Matterport service that can generate 200 LOD BIM files from your digital twin.

    • Digitising the built environment more efficiently with new mobile scanning and software workflows
      Geoff Preece, Position Partners Patrick Hughes, Position Partners
      Pre-Design, Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Reality Capture
      Autodesk, Other Vendor

      Synopsis:
      Innovations in point cloud collection through laser scanning continue to improve year on year. We have reached an inflection point where mobile scanning using SLAM algorithms has reached a level of progress where data is now accurate and optimised for BIM applications. But what does more data, faster mean?

      Learning Objectives:
      1. Be aware of the current and future state of mobile point cloud data acquisition technologies.
      2. Understand the implications of more point cloud data in-field means to working with mass data in relevant software
      3. Provide demonstrations of software workflows that aid the scan to BIM process

      Body:
      Innovations in point cloud collection through laser scanning continue to improve year on year. New data collection methods are increasingly efficient via mobile and automated methods and thus result in the ability to collect more data. Software workflows will be key in the design professional’s ability to manage and get the most out of large point cloud data sets.
      This presentation will look at the current and future state of mobile point cloud data acquisition technologies making it easier to collect data more frequently and at a larger scale. Highlighting what instruments best apply to certain applications. Why switch to mobile scanning? Does static still have a place? Will robots take over scanning? If so, when?
      Secondly, explore the implications of larger point cloud data sets collected in-field means to working with this mass data in relevant software, touching on tools such as feature classification and automatic feature extraction in a built environment context. How effective is automated feature extraction today? And look at future possibilities and applications.
      Finally live demonstrations of relevant software workflows will be presented to highlight benefits to industry professionals.

      Synopsis:

      Innovations in point cloud collection through laser scanning continue to improve year on year. We have reached an inflection point where mobile scanning using SLAM algorithms has reached a level of progress where data is now accurate and optimised for BIM applications. But what does more data, faster mean?

      WORKSHOP – Exploring your frontiers
      Jen Frahm, Jen Frahm
      Not Applicable
      BILT
      Business Strategy and Leadership
      Non Vendor Specific

      In this highly interactive workshop we will work with the area you most wish to lead change in and apply exploratory leadership principles to map out an immediate set of pathways available to you. You will receive an Exploratory Leadership Canvas and the opportunity to test ideas with peers, to sense check your directions and potential pathways. All attendees will receive a copy of Change Leader: The changes you need to make first. Go further than you would, no further than you should!

      Synopsis:

      In this highly interactive workshop we will work with the area you most wish to lead change in and apply exploratory leadership principles to map out an immediate set of pathways available to you. You will receive an Exploratory Leadership Canvas and the opportunity to test ideas with peers, to sense check your directions and potential pathways. All attendees will receive a copy of Change Leader: The changes you need to make first. Go further than you would, no further than you should!

      How to Harness a QS Model Content Plan – A Crash Course for Design Teams and Project Managers
      Andrew Brady, GRC Quantity Surveyors Jack Simon, GRC Quantity Surveyors
      Design, Construction
      BILT
      Interoperability/OpenBIM/ Collaboration, Project Controls, Project Management
      Non Vendor Specific

      As Quantity Surveyor Model Content Plans become more prevalent. Design teams and project managers need to understand how this impacts their Terms of References, Workflows and how to achieve the best value from a MCP.
      This presentation will cover:
      • What is a QS MCP and where are they currently adopted
      • What is the aim of a QS MCP
      • What to do if you receive a QS MCP
      • How to incorporate a QS MCP into your BIM Execution Plans and object libraries
      • Compromising and negotiating with a QS on MCP requirements
      • Examples of QS MCP implementation

      Learning Objectives:
      1. Understand why Quantity Surveyors use Model Content Plans.
      2. Understand how to interpret Model Content Plans from a Design Perspective.
      3. Understand compromises and counter proposals that can be made to a Quantity Surveyor Model Content Plan.

      Synopsis:

      As Quantity Surveyor Model Content Plans become more prevalent. Design teams and project managers need to understand how this impacts their Terms of References, Workflows and how to achieve the best value from a MCP.

      Harness the Power of Diversity to Drive Change
      Ceilidh Higgins, Custance Associates Jenny Tseng, Mott Macdonald & Women in BIM

      Synopsis: Join our panel of digital leaders to discuss how you can harness the power of diversity to drive digital change and create sustainable growth in your business or team.

      Learning Objectives:
      1. Benefits and barriers in creating a digital diversified teams
      2. Future prospects to increase the equity to support equality and inclusion
      3. How industry, organisations, governments can further collaborate drive business transformation

      Body:
      In this rapidly changing world, we must ensure that diverse viewpoints are taken into consideration to meet the needs of different user groups in building our digital future.

      There is plenty of evidence to support the fact that increased diversity leads to greater business culture and values with a 25 percent likelihood of outperformance financially (Mckinsey 2020). Perhaps this is in part due to how diversity also contributes to successful change programs across both business and technical spheres.

      Join our panel of digital leaders to discuss how you can harness the power of diversity to drive digital change and create sustainable growth in your business or team.

      Synopsis:

      Join our panel of digital leaders to discuss how you can harness the power of diversity to drive digital change and create sustainable growth in your business or team.

    • Welcome Reception – Sponsored by Newforma

      Location:The Gallery, ICC Sydney
      Dress: Smart Casual

      An event for all delegates, speakers and sponsors, to welcome you all to BILT ANZ! Enjoy drinks and canapés in The Gallery at ICC Sydney, where our Exhibition is held.

      Sponsored by Newforma

  • Friday, 11 March, 2022
    • Welcome Address
      Chris Needham, WSP

      Synopsis: –Learning Objectives: –Body: —

      Tomorrows Smart Cities & Citizens – an ‘endgame conversation’ about where we’re REALLY headed
      Stephen Yarwood, city2050

      Synopsis:

      In this exclusive keynote presentation aimed at challenging, inspiring and empowering you to think about the future of our industry, its partners and the community it serves, this presentation will highlight practical ideas and opportunities and translate them into tangible outcomes that will inspire you to think differently. It will be aimed at exploring some of the emerging opportunities and to enable you to take a proactive role in articulating and implementing a preferred future for yourself, your business and society as a whole in an authentic and informed way.

    • Working with human differences to maximise Impact and effectiveness
      Katherine Mair, M.A.D. Mindworks
      Not Applicable
      BILT
      Business Strategy and Leadership
      Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis: Do you find some conversations with certain people harder than others? Do you walk out of meetings at times feeling confused or like it was a complete waste of time? Do you have great ideas that you feel fall on deaf ears?

      We all have different ways of thinking, working and interacting. This workshop will shed light on some fundamental differences and how they can help or hinder effective working relationships. If youd like to find out how to build better relationships with colleagues, clients and leadership in your organisation then this session is perfect for you.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn about different behaviour and working styles and how to differentiate between them
      2. Identify and understand your individual working style and how this impacts on others
      3. Learn strategies to engage different styles to maximise connection and communicationBody: –

      Synopsis:

      Do you find some conversations with certain people harder than others? Do you walk out of meetings at times feeling confused or like it was a complete waste of time? Do you have great ideas that you feel fall on deaf ears?

      We all have different ways of thinking, working and interacting. This workshop will shed light on some fundamental differences and how they can help or hinder effective working relationships. If you’d like to find out how to build better relationships with colleagues, clients and leadership in your organisation then this session is perfect for you.

      Industry BIM Update 2020, 2021, 2022
      Toby Maple, IIMBE
      Not Applicable
      BILT
      Business Strategy and Leadership
      Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis: Hear from industry leaders on recent developments relating to Building Information Modelling and Digital Engineering in AECO, from both public and private sectors.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn of the recent BIM developments within industry
      2. Understand what obstacles BIM & DE is facing in Australia
      3. Receive answers for your questions on the direction of the industryBody: Hear from industry leaders on recent developments relating to Building Information Modelling and Digital Engineering in AECO. Get updated on recent BIM news from both the National and State level, on progress within Government and the private sector. This panel is your opportunity to engage with the people that are driving policy, government project requirements, and the general direction of BIM & DE in our industry.

      Synopsis:

      Hear from industry leaders on recent developments relating to Building Information Modelling and Digital Engineering in AECO, from both public and private sectors.

      Lab: Rhino.Inside Revit
      Nathan Luke, IDEA StatiCa
      Pre-Design, Design
      BILT
      Computational Design
      Autodesk, Other Vendor

      Synopsis: Rhino.Inside Revit looks to tackle the long-standing interoperability problems between Rhino and Revit. Learn some of the ways in which you can utilise this new technology in everyday workflows to better link these two powerful modelling programs.Learning Objectives: 1. An understanding of what Rhino.Inside Revit is and its basic applications
      2. How Rhino.Inside Revit can be used to better enhance several typical interoperability workflows
      3. Look at third party plug-ins using the technology to extend interoperability with external applications.Body: Is this the end of the long-standing interoperability issues between Rhino and Revit? In the world of interoperability, it is not very often something comes along which really excites, but spend a little time exploring the capabilities of Rhino.Inside Revit and you will soon be enthusiastic about the possibilities.

      Rhino 7 includes a new technology that allows you to work with Rhino & Grasshopper inside Revit’s environment, effectively using Rhino and Grasshopper as a plug-in for Revit. It allows you to link both platforms and avoids the common issue of needing to import or export geometry, creating an unparalleled integration between the two applications.

      Interoperability between the two programs has long been an issue faced by many designers and third-party developers. By allowing access to the Revit API from directly within Rhino and Grasshopper we can start to tap into Rhinos comprehensive geometry library and grasshoppers generative design capabilities for generating quick free-form shapes, something that isn’t easily completed in Revit. We can also now use Grasshopper to drive the Revit API directly in Rhino and Grasshopper.

      Typical workflow benefits that this allows is the ability to reference and directly send select geometry from Revit to Rhino and Grasshopper (whether that be for Analysis or rendering purposes) and directly create native Revit elements directly from Rhino and Grasshopper geometry. Not to mention several other automation tasks that you would typical need to understand and use Dynamo to complete until now!

      Through live demonstrations, this session will introduce users to some of the main components of the Rhino.Inside Revit Technology including: Direct Import .3dm into Revit, Extracting geometry from Revit into Rhino, Generating Revit elements using Rhino and Grasshopper, Working with parameters in Revit using Grasshopper, Using the Grasshopper Player and also selecting and referencing Revit Geometry into Grasshopper to automate the generation of new Revit Elements.

      We will also look at some of the third-party plug-ins which are now utilising this technology to improve the out of the box functionality of Rhino.Inside Revit to enhancing further the interoperability between these two programs and other external applications.

      This session will be aimed at designers, technicians and engineers looking to streamline interoperability between Rhino and Revit typically for design or analysis purposes.

      Synopsis:

      Rhino.Inside Revit looks to tackle the long-standing interoperability problems between Rhino and Revit. Learn some of the ways in which you can utilise this new technology in everyday workflows to better link these two powerful modelling programs.

      Adaptability in Conceptual Civil Infrastructure Modelling for Construction
      Sean Twomey, Bricsys Christopher Pynn, Laing O'Rourke
      Pre-Design, Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Construction, Infrastructure
      Other Vendor

      Synopsis: Laing O Rourke have been using BricsCAD to solve logistical challenges and model 3D Geometry for a variety of projects (mainly in linear infrastructure). This presentation focuses on the adaptability of the solution in terms of keeping the process simple while achieving the desired result.

      1. Present real scenarios where 3D Models needed to be created by contractors to enable construction.
      2. Discuss and debate the dynamics of how much detail needs to be modelled by the contractor for challenges such as temporary works, staged gradings etc in terms of time challenges, accuracy and documentation.
      3. Show some of the AI, Automation tools to assist with this and discuss their practicality in the real world.
      4. Demonstration of workflows used to solve construction challenges while keeping the process simple.

      Synopsis:

      Laing O Rourke have been using BricsCAD to solve logistical challenges and model 3D Geometry for a variety of projects (mainly in linear infrastructure). This presentation focuses on the adaptability of the solution in terms of keeping the process simple while achieving the desired result.

    • Better Project Outcomes through Data insights
      Doug Vincent, mastt
      BILT
      Content, Data Management

      Synopsis:
      Project teams manage large amounts of data, but we seem to spend all our time cutting/pasting stuff in spreadsheets. In this case study class, you will learn how project data is aggregated up for program insights and to provide prediction capabilities, giving Project Program and Portfolio managers time to add the real value to clients.

      Learning Objectives:
      1. Learn how Mastt’s automatic data aggregation and analytics provides context to portfolio decision making.
      2. Explore Mastt’s capability of data insights in prediction of outcomes at multiple levels (project, program and portfolio).
      3. Learn how Mastt’s real time visualisation of data adds value to clients while saving hours of work for Program team.
      4. Learn how to prevent mis entering of data with Mastt’s automated controls.

      Body:
      Don’t you hate being late for after work socials because someone needs ‘that report’ or ‘that bit of information’?

      Today project teams manage large amounts of data, but we seem to spend all our time cutting and pasting stuff in spreadsheets about what we have done. Those reports that we waited for months after we needed them are not cheap with all the hours we put in and salary costs. How do we make it value for money?

      There are solutions in the market being developed to improve efficiency and capability. As data is aggregated up for program insights and to provide prediction capabilities, Project, Program and Portfolio managers then have time to do the smart stuff to add client value.

      But wait… there are more! Data insights even allows us to predict outcomes based upon project history and common benchmarks, producing information that satisfies the multiple stakeholders

      We use the Case Study of a continuous project we have been doing with Jacobs Engineering to demonstrate the above. Jacobs needed a competitive advantage so teamed up with Mastt in December 2019. The value proposition was Jacobs’ ability to synthesise large amounts of data into useful information for themselves and their client, Department of Defence.

      First thing they needed was the data aggregation of $2Bn and 5 years of program information with the ability to import and extract information from different systems. Next thing to achieve was how to recognise the small but significant problem at the program and portfolio level such as safety and contingency management.

      To move an entire team from using spreadsheets into a digital program and portfolio controls system, it’s a must to change the business and program management mindset from top down. Mastt has not only a product but also a customer success team that helps Jacobs to succeed with our clients.

      Mastt has saved 57% time previously used to produce monthly reports, 50% time on program budget and Cost/Capex Management. Mast has laid the platform for a new business model inside Jacobs that makes PM more profitable and allows Jacobs to keep their competitive advantage.

      Listen to what Jacobs says about their journey with Mastt in our class.

      Synopsis:

      Project teams manage large amounts of data, but we seem to spend all our time cutting/pasting stuff in spreadsheets. In this case study class, you will learn how project data is aggregated up for program insights and to provide prediction capabilities, giving Project Program and Portfolio managers time to add the real value to clients.

      Rhino.Inside: Connecting Grasshopper to Revit
      Paul Wintour, Parametric Monkey
      Design
      BILT
      Computational Design
      Autodesk, Other Vendor

      Synopsis: Rhino.Inside is an open source Rhino WIP project which allows Rhino and Grasshopper to run inside other 64-bit Windows applications such as Revit, AutoCAD and Unity. Yep that’s right, you heard right – Rhino and Grasshopper within Revit! This class with demonstrate how to harness the power of Rhino.Inside to improve interoperability and functionality within Revit.Learning Objectives: 1. Understand and identify opportunities for Rhino.Inside to be implemented into your existing BIM workflows
      2. Understand the benefits of using Rhino.Inside over Dynamo
      3. Create bi-directional workflows between Revit and Rhino to maximise interoperabilityBody: For years now, AEC professionals have struggled with interoperability between different softwares. This gave rise to a whole range of interoperability tools such as Flux and Konstru. Over recent years however, there has been a concerted effort to replicate other software capabilities natively within Revit using Dynamo. However, it seems now that in one fell swoop, Robert McNeel & Associates have solved what others couldn’t with the release of Rhino.Inside.

      Rhino.Inside is an open source Rhino WIP project which allows Rhino and Grasshopper to run inside other 64-bit Windows applications such as Revit, AutoCAD and Unity. Yep that’s right, you heard right – Rhino and Grasshopper within Revit! This class with demonstrate how to harness the power of Rhino.Inside to improve interoperability and functionality within Revit.

      Synopsis:

      Rhino.Inside is an open source Rhino WIP project which allows Rhino and Grasshopper to run inside other 64-bit Windows applications such as Revit, AutoCAD and Unity. Yep that’s right, you heard right – Rhino and Grasshopper within Revit! This class with demonstrate how to harness the power of Rhino.Inside to improve interoperability and functionality within Revit.

      Project Case Study: The Quay to BIM & GIS integration – Investigating Sydney’s tourist transport hub Circular Quay
      Elaine Tuohy, Norman Disney & Young
      Pre-Design
      BILT
      Data Management, Interoperability/OpenBIM/ Collaboration
      Autodesk

      Synopsis:
      Through BIM-GIS integration and geotechnical, geophysical, asset condition investigation and point cloud capture, learn how Norman Disney & Young meticulously documented this historical landmark for the first time in its 174-year history.

      Learning Objectives:
      1. Learn the BIM & GIS integration workflows which were implemented to enable an interoperable platform to deliver this project
      2. The implementation of collaborative processes to allow for connectivity of data between the Revit models and ArcGIS
      3. Understand the challenges faced by the team completing investigation works on a ‘live’, busy, public, active site.

      Body:
      As one of Australia’s iconic historical and cultural landmarks, Sydney’s Circular Quay attracts millions of visitors every year. While most people admire the views surroundings, they would be unaware of what’s beneath their feet. This presentation looks at a landmark investigation of the precinct by Norman Disney & Young, capturing all the existing assets and uncovering what lies beneath the surface of this iconic location and transport hub creating a real-time asset information model to use for Sydney Circular Quay infrastructure development.

      Through BIM-GIS integration and geotechnical, geophysical, asset condition investigation and point cloud capture, learn how Norman Disney & Young meticulously documented this historical landmark for the first time in its 174-year history.

      Synopsis:

      Through BIM-GIS integration and geotechnical, geophysical, asset condition investigation and point cloud capture, learn how Norman Disney & Young meticulously documented this historical landmark for the first time in its 174-year history.

      Landscape Architecture and BIM; more than just the tree tool.
      Hamish Cochrane, Boffa Miskell
      Pre-Design, Design
      BILT
      Architecture
      Autodesk

      Synopsis: Landscape Architects were once at the forefront of BIM development, but now we find ourselves relegated to the lowly tree tool. Find out how weve been breaking that mould through the exploration of three case studies which emphasise the use of Information in the BIM process over anything else.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how Landscape Architects have been developing projects in Revit to visualise the sucession or replacement of planting due to environmental changes
      2. Learn how masterplanning in Infraworks can allow you to analyse various design outcomes
      3. Learn how Building and Accessibility standards can be analysed through Revit to assist you in designing Landscapes suitable for all peopleBody: Long gone are the days of Landscape Architects leading the design industry in technological advancements. The essence of what is now BIM was first described by Landscape Architect Ian McHarg in Design with Nature where he demonstrates a methodology to create models of landscape, or a design, using information as a catalyst for design intervention. Revolutionary at the time, it altered the way Landscape Architects viewed, understood and designed for the world around us. As we look back on his work, 50 years on, we see how close Landscape Architects came to leading the BIM revolution. Unfortunately for us, we took McHargs ideas and manifested those in GIS. Whilst that served Landscape Architects well for many years, we are now playing catch up to the rest of the industry as the BIM ideology is taking hold.

      In recent years weve started to close that gap between Landscape Architects and the rest of the industry. In this presentation Ill discuss three project case studies Ive worked on which show the difficulties, progress and successes of a Landscape Architect working in BIM. Like McHarg, these projects will showcase how weve been using Information to drive the modelling development of these designs at three different scales. These case studies include;

      Metro Sports, Christchurch A largescale urban development situated on land cleared after the 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes. During the design of this pool and multi-use sports facility a number of issues arose for the Landscape Architecture team which would not have been solvable without the use of BIM, namely the fluctuating water table caused by resettlement of liquefaction. Water table height variation has an immediate affect on the health of plants throughout a site. With watertable level readings varying drastically we developed a way to visually identify plants in danger, allowing us to quickly modify planting design before becoming an issue on site.

      Frankton Masterplan, Queenstown During the development of a Spatial Framework Masterplan the use of infraworks was important in allowing us to test and identify issues with various schemes. We were tasked with creating a masterplan which integrated local centres, enhanced local networks and integrated lakefront with rivers edges and neighbourhoods. Infraworks was essential in allowing us to view how changing road hierarchy, expanding or contracting regional parks, and how locating central hubs all played a role in the successful outcome of the masterplan.

      Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin A new campus building on the side of a hill posed many challenges for the design team, none less challenging that rectifying levels throughout the site. The use of BIM on this project allowed us to specify different accessibility criteria and visually assess the effectiveness and adherence to building and accessibility standards. Quick and easy level design through Revit and the ability to visually assess fall potential and other hazards lead to a successful design solution.

      Through these examples, and others, developed in these case studies youll see Landscape Architecture plays a role in once again championing the use of Information in all BIM projects.

      Synopsis:

      Landscape Architects were once at the forefront of BIM development, but now we find ourselves relegated to the lowly tree tool. Find out how we’ve been breaking that mould through the exploration of three case studies which emphasise the use of Information in the BIM process over anything else.

      Archicad within UTS Building 2
      Daniel Karamaneas, fjmtstudio

      Synopsis:

      The presentation will focus on the UTS Building 2 central building A – the broadway campus. It will touch upon how FJMT used elements in Archicad to determine urban principals such as solar access, integrate complex geometry and the services for detailed service coordination in open ceiling public areas.

    • One-click Bridge automation modelled in Revit
      Trieu Luu, Aurecon
      Design
      BILT
      Coding and Customisation
      Autodesk

      Synopsis: Revit is built mainly for Building but with Dynamo and Python application, we can push to its limits for Bridges’ components creation. From curvy Decks family created as prefabrication brought into Project, Girders and Bearings then will be placed exactly as design requirement. Abutments, Pier and Piles will follow down to Piles. Finally, Barriers will be added along corresponding alignment strings. Is it possible to generate all these components by just one click?.Learning Objectives: 1. Place adaptive components along string alignment with skew angle taken into account
      2. How to bring survey coordinates (usually far away) into Project Environment and Family Editor.
      3. How to assign Bridges Categories to a FamilyBody: Bridge Deck surface following to road design strings in two directions, plan and elevation curves is quite challenging. It can be overcome by utilizing adaptive family. With parametric profile families put along alignment string, the deck form will be built at exact size and shape include skew angle, with integrated information for thickness varies and on-site coordinates in Family Editor. Asphalt Finishes, Pavement and Approach Slab, Kerb Stitches are modeled as family in the same approach.

      When loaded into Project the decks can be located into their their span location easily thanks to their coordinates value. The decks soffit provide perfect set-out surface for Super-T Girders, Abutments and Piers arrangement. The Girder’s Flanges will follow the Deck cross fall with skew angle at their two ends as an option. The Abutments and Pier will snap into their place at the Decks’ ends, with option whether including Blade Walls and Pile Caps.The Girders soffit in turn provide spatial info for Tapered Plates and Bearings to come. Similarly, the Pile Cap with Piles.
      Back to top, Barriers, Safety Fence and Balustrades will be arranged along corresponding alignment strings with many pattern options.

      The original input for there all components comes from the same LandXML file containing critical alignment strings, as a single source of true. As a side note, Revit acttually support Bridges categories although these categories are not shown in User Interface (yet).

      Synopsis:

      Revit is built mainly for Building but with Dynamo and Python application, we can push to its limits for Bridges’ components creation. From curvy Decks family created as prefabrication brought into Project, Girders and Bearings then will be placed exactly as design requirement. Abutments, Pier and Piles will follow down to Piles. Finally, Barriers will be added along corresponding alignment strings. Is it possible to generate all these components by just one click?.

      BIMBeats – Capture, Analyse & Automate your organisations AEC data in Realtime!
      Matt Wash, Autonomation
      Design
      BILT
      Data Management
      Autodesk, Other Vendor

      Synopsis: BIMBeats provides data pipelines from all your proprietary BIM solutions such as Revit and Dynamo and provides access to relevant data to stakeholders across a business via live web-based dashboards. Learn more about how BVN implemented BIMBeats and how it has enabled us to provide proactive support to our project teams and leadership groups.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how to set up a realtime data capture tool for your BIMtools
      2. Learn how to visualise your data and how to create alerts for proactice approach to project team support
      3. Discuss the future potential of data analysis capture in respect to machine learningBody: BIM Beats addresses a number of challenges faced by the AEC industry with regard to monitoring the performance of BIM tools in Realtime.
      It provides a standard schema for data and visualisation of that data. It enables stakeholders at all levels to understand the health of their projects and provides a proactive approach to identifying training needs of users. Historic data from projects can be used to predict future resourcing needs on similar projects.
      It is capable of tracking PC usage and resource management, extracting Revit journal files for analysis, logging all commands undertaken in BIM tools to identify trends and bad practice and had the capability to link with 3rd party databases such as Deltek Vision.

      In this presentation Matt will run through how this tool was set up in a large Architectural practice alongside the product developer Adam Sheather.

      We will cover some of the major challenges that BIMBeats has enabled us to overcome and discuss a what may be possible in the future with regard to machine learning capabilities.

      Synopsis:

      BIMBeats provides data pipelines from all your proprietary BIM solutions such as Revit and Dynamo and provides access to relevant data to stakeholders across a business via live web-based dashboards. Learn more about how BVN implemented BIMBeats and how it has enabled us to provide proactive support to our project teams and leadership groups.

      Digitising Victoria’s infrastructure – OPV’s Digital Build Program
      Luke Belfield, Office of Projects Victoria
      Pre-Design, Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Business Strategy and Leadership, Infrastructure
      Non Vendor Specific

      The Office of Projects Victoria (OPV) aims to lead and influence excellence in infrastructure project delivery, helping to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget, and that the full benefits of the investment are realised for Victorians.
      Victoria’s digital assets are:
      • assisting in managing better services for Victorians over the lifecycle of infrastructure assets
      • improving decision making capability
      • mitigating risks faster than ever before.
      In 2022, OPV is accelerating the Government’s digital agenda through Digital Build System Pilots, mandated digital asset requirements, legal clauses, and Offsite Construction Guidance.

      Learning Objectives:
      1. Learn what the Victorian Government is doing to improve infrastructure delivery.
      2. Understand the challenges faced across Victoria’s infrastructure projects.
      3. Learn how digital asset policy, strategy, and contracts are changing project delivery.

      Synopsis:

      The Office of Projects Victoria (OPV) aims to lead and influence excellence in infrastructure project delivery, helping to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget, and that the full benefits of the investment are realised for Victorians.

      Workshop: Health and Safety Risk Assessments with 4D BIM
      Joshua Lumley, Pedersen Read
      Pre-Design, Design, Construction
      BILT
      Project Controls
      Autodesk

      Synopsis:

      In this workshop we will perform Health and Safety Risk Assessments on a 4D BIM model set to a particular phase of construction (featuring machinery and workers).
      No BIM experience is required. This workshop is aimed at people in the construction fields as well as architects & engineers.

      The diagnostic tool we’ll be using is a collection of triangular Hazard Symbols that show pictorial representations of potential hazards e.g. Excavation, Working from Heights, Live Wires, Mobile Plant.
      The primary learning outcome of this session is to promote 4D BIM enabled Health and Safety…not as a chore, or a checkbox to ticked, but rather as a commitment to the safety of your team.
      4D-BIM (the addition of time to a 3D model) allows us to perform Health and Safety Risk Assessments with more accuracy.

      Lab: Archicad Properties Lab
      Matthew Johnson, POWE Architects
      Design
      BILT
      Architecture
      Graphisoft

      Synopsis: Architects are becoming data managers and Archicads Properties are the best way to leverage data within your Building Models. Using Classification Systems and Expression Based Properties can at first seem confusing, but this hands-on lab will show you how simple bits of coding can make the data within you model come alive.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how to use classifciation systems to control the availability of data Archicad Properties
      2. Learn how the instance based properties of Elements differ from the system based properties of Building Materials.
      3. Learn how existing element data can be manipulated using expressions to create new Property dataBody: At BiLT 2019 we explored the opportunities available be utilising Archicads expression-based properties and their relationship to Classification systems. With the introduction of Classification Systems in Archicad 21 and the development of expression based Archicad Properties in Archicad 22 and Building Material Properties in Archicad 23, there a now a new range of possibilities to automate the process of mapping logical data throughout an Archicad model.
      This lab will lead users through the process of:
      – Creating, assigning and managing classification systems within Archicad.
      – Creating Archicad properties and linking their availability within elements
      – Creating simple expressions to populate data into properties
      – Create complex arrangements of expressions and properties to drive data throughout the model and schedules.

      Synopsis:

      Architects are becoming data managers and Archicad’s Properties are the best way to leverage data within your Building Models. Using Classification Systems and Expression Based Properties can at first seem confusing, but this hands-on lab will show you how simple bits of coding can make the data within you model come alive.

    • Why BIM needs GIS (and vice-versa)
      Evan Quick, Rail Projects Victoria
      Pre-Design, Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Interoperability/OpenBIM/ Collaboration

      Synopsis: This presentation will explore how BIM and GIS technologies can complement each other to deliver smarter infrastructure and design the places of tomorrow.

      Learning Objectives:
      1. BIM and GIS interoperability
      2. Using BIM and GIS for smarter project delivery
      3. Using BIM and GIS for smarter project handover

      Body:
      Historically, BIM and GIS have been seen as rivals – the Sharks and the Jets of the digital engineering world! Recently however, there has been a growing acceptance that BIM and GIS technologies can and should complement each other, and that both are needed to support effective digital asset management and establish the foundation for digital twins. This presentation will explore why BIM needs GIS and why GIS needs BIM to deliver smarter infrastructure and design the places of tomorrow.

      Synopsis:

      This presentation will explore how BIM and GIS technologies can complement each other to deliver smarter infrastructure and design the places of tomorrow.

      Reality Capture – the second coming
      Kelly Cone, Clearedge3D
      Pre-Design, Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      Reality Capture
      Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis:
      Reality Capture technology is evolving rapidly, and the applications of this technology in the built environment are changing with it. In this session we’ll discuss several trends that are impacting what you can (and should?) do with reality capture on your projects!

      Learning Objectives:
      1. Sort out the good (usable) reality capture innovations from the hyperbolic marketing gimmicks.
      2. Better plan future investments in reality capture technology by understanding the trends in their use in our industry
      Articulate the value propositions provided by these technologies when applied to specific use-cases

      Body:
      For years, reality capture has been a tool primarily used for as-built modelling of existing buildings, and terrestrial (tripod mounted) full dome lidar scanners have made up a majority of our industry’s investment in this space because of the accuracy and completeness these instruments provide. But, this has been rapidly changing since we last had a BiLT to get together and talk about it… Mobile scanning, photogrammetry from video, hybrid survey/scanning instruments, drones, robot dogs, laser tracers, layout robots, and machine control on construction sites – there is so much happening right now in our industry with reality capture technologies or things enabled by this technology, that it feels impossible to keep up! In this session we will be delving into all these exciting developments over the past two years of no conferences and extracting trends and insights that will help you and your firm justify and plan investments in reality capture technologies.

      Synopsis:

      Reality Capture technology is evolving rapidly, and the applications of this technology in the built environment are changing with it. In this session we’ll discuss several trends that are impacting what you can (and should?) do with reality capture on your projects!

      Roundtable: Is there a need for national BIM templates?
      Mark Cronin, IIMBE
      Not Applicable
      BILT
      Business Strategy and Leadership
      Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis: Would standardised national BIM templates add value to our industry? Or are they too limiting? Come and join this roundtable discussion on whether better BIM documents will improve the AECO industries.Learning Objectives: 1. Engage in the discussion on the pros and cons of national BIM templates
      2. Understand obstacles to national standards
      3. Learn the benefits consistent structure and terminology provideBody: At a time when international BIM standards are being implemented and some of the State Governments are attempting to align their future BIM requirements with each other, would a series of national BIM templates influence the implementation, adoption and success of BIM in Australia? Come along and contribute to this valuable discussion!

      Synopsis:

      Would standardised national BIM templates add value to our industry? Or are they too limiting? Come and join this roundtable discussion on whether better BIM documents will improve the AECO industries.

      Automate Your Day
      Glenn Sinclair, IGS BIM Solutions

      Synopsis: It’s surely everyone’s dream to have a robot servant to do your bidding. Sounds like an efficient way to get things done right? Well, what If I told you your PC could fill that role? You just need to learn to speak its language!Learning Objectives: 1. Understand Automation strategies and process breakdown
      2. Learn at least two new techniques / tools to investigate implementing at your firm
      3. Learn what not to try as a live demo in a BILT presentationBody: It’s surely everyone’s dream to have a robot servant to do your bidding. Sounds like an efficient way to get things done right? Well, what If I told you your PC could fill that role? You just need to learn to speak its language!

      This is not a class in coding with a particular language or how to make a super-script to automate a project from start to finish. In this class I will cover some general knowledge, theory and strategy on automation gained from my personal experience, but mainly Ill introduce automation tools and techniques from Windows to MS Office to Revit.

      Most of my tools are created in non-complied languages, so they are easy to read through and understand and/or modify. Wherever possible they rely on no external libraries or installs, making deployment across an organisation much easier. I also have a few tricks for working in an environment without administrator permissions.

      Whether its saving users a few clicks each day or creating a project automation workflow, the time savings add up in any size organisation.

      So how many times a day do you type in your email address?

      Synopsis:

      It’s surely everyone’s dream to have a robot servant to do your bidding. Sounds like an efficient way to get things done right? Well, what If I told you your PC could fill that role? You just need to learn to speak its language!

      The Power of Business Intelligence
      Quoc Pham, Autonomation
      Pre-Design, Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Data Management
      Other Vendor

      Synopsis: As the AEC industry strives for more digital efficiencies, one of the key enablers is data. Through this presentation, the attendees in their fields will learn how to structure and present data, one way is exploring PowerBI and how it can help present information and allow teams to learn from it.Learning Objectives: 1. Learning the importance of data capture and structure.
      2. Adding PowerBI to your tools list – getting data, query data, visualising.
      3. Scaling data capture and analytics across your business.Body: Back by popular demand, this time as a presentation for all those that missed out last year. Come see the latest and greatest in Business Intelligence – There is a lot of hype in regards to digital technologies and innovations in the AEC industry. Some say BIM some say automation and machine learning. Regardless of this, one of the enablers that can help our industry learn is data, and this is where I am very passionate! But what type of data and how can we? This class is to enable the attendees the right knowledge and best practice for data capture, data structure and methods for presenting to the specific audience. With these skills, I hope that the attendees can replicate and scale back in their office. The Attendees explore the potential of data, the first part is teaching users how to structure and query, two methods will be shown, both Excel and PowerBI. In my experience presenting data is the easy part, the difficult part is structuring data. This means that breaking data down to its core. The output of the data will be to use Excel data. Once the data has been structured and queried, we can start loading the data into PowerBI. Going through the methods of data visualisation utilising Visualisations pallets, data association by showing attendees how data can be all interconnected based on the work we have done previously. As a class, I will teach different methods of thinking and helping attendees to realise the benefits. Finally, customising the graphics to suit their needs. This includes branding, colour schemes, sorting, filtering, data association, etc. Microsoft has released PowerBI into the market some time ago and they have allowed free user access, this free version also allows the user to publish to the web and share this across their teams.

      Synopsis:

      As the AEC industry strives for more digital efficiencies, one of the key enablers is data. Through this presentation, the attendees in their fields will learn how to structure and present data, one way is exploring PowerBI and how it can help present information and allow teams to learn from it.

    • Bricsys Offsite Function
      BILT

      Location:The Loft at Bungalow 8 (3 Lime St, Sydney NSW 2000)
      Dress: CONSTRUCTION THEME: Come dressed in your best hi-vis, hard hats and tradie boots!

      An offsite event for all BILT ANZ 2021 attendees.
      Sponsored by Bricsys.

  • Saturday, 12 March, 2022
    • Tired of Dynamo? Give pyRevit a go!
      Gavin Crump, BIM Guru
      Design
      BILT
      Architecture, Computational Design
      Autodesk, Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis:

      Dynamo has been an amazing way for AEC professionals to automate and streamline their workflows, but it does leave a few things to be desired at times. Package deployment, UI limitations and visual programming limitations are all addressed and then some by the amazing extension for Revit known as pyRevit. This presentation will demonstrate how it is a logical step to take in your programming journey, as well as some basic examples to get you started on your own!

      Workshop: The Information Age of Construction – Data and Its Evolutionary Journey
      Melanie Binks, Beco
      Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Data Management
      Non Vendor Specific, Open Source

      Synopsis:

      Data is the core of many industries today with rapid change an exponentially increasing factor. How is the construction industry unique with the use of data through design, construction and operations in this ever-changing environment and how must we approach the digital disruption differently to other industries?

      Quickly analyse your Revit models with the Revit API to drive in-model dashboards
      Brett Burling, Arcadis
      Design
      BILT
      Coding and Customisation
      Autodesk

      Synopsis: With the fast pace of todays projects, we often dont leave enough time to regularly audit our models and keep them in check. In this session discover how we developed a customised tool using the Revit API that updates our chosen metrics in dashboard views within the model itself to quickly visualise model health.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn about key model health indicators and why they are important
      2. Learn how to use the Revit API to extract and display data
      3. Learn how to use Revit families to display model data.Body: Your Revit model contains a wealth of useful data but how do you leverage that data in an easy to read, user-friendly way?
      In this class, we will discuss why we selected our chosen model performance metrics and why they are important to model health and performance.
      Learn how to explore and analyse your Revit model by leveraging the Revit API to generate in-model dashboards that present the data to all modellers on the project in an easy to ready, visual manner.
      In this session, we will also provide some code snippets to help you on your way to developing your own in-model analytics dashboard.

      Synopsis:

      With the fast pace of today’s projects, we often don’t leave enough time to regularly audit our models and keep them in check. In this session discover how we developed a customised tool using the Revit API that updates our chosen metrics in dashboard views within the model itself to quickly visualise model health.

    • Steps Towards Digital Asset Management at a 45-Year-old Waste Water Treatment Plant
      Glenn Jowett, Beca
      Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Data Management
      Autodesk, Other Vendor

      Synopsis: The multi-award-winning Pukete Wastewater Treatment Plant Asset Information Model project takes the complex and very relevant problem of collecting, integrating and maintaining information about existing asset stock. It breaks this problem down into smaller, palatable chunks and addresses each component of the problem though the implementation of several technologies.Learning Objectives: 1. An understanding of the benefits and value that digital asset management can bring to a client organisation that places an importance on operating and maintaining its assets.
      2. An understanding of the importance of clearly defined and structured asset data requirements.
      3. An understanding of the Scan to BIM to Digital Asset Management process applied to existing asset stock and how this approach can apply to other asset types.Body: The multi-award-winning Pukete Wastewater Treatment Plant Asset Information Model project takes the complex and very relevant problem of collecting, integrating and maintaining information about existing asset stock. It breaks this problem down into smaller, palatable chunks and addresses each component of the problem though the implementation of several technologies. This is underpinned by trust and true collaboration between Beca (the consulting team) and Hamilton City Council (the client).
      Hamilton City Councils challenge centered on the accessibility, reliability and completeness of asset information and as-built records. The solution proposed involved implementing several technologies that were appropriate to each component of the challenge. This included the use of; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to capture site-wide geometry, laser scanners to capture building and asset geometry, 3D modelling tools to develop Building Information Models, a web-based integration tool to create the asset information model and mobile devices to link the digital assets to barcodes on their physical asset counterparts.
      At the broadest level, this project provides the functionality to visualise and interrogate more detailed, centralised information about the assets.
      Managing contractors will soon be recast as an exact science, with the 3D model confirming the identity of equipment, its location, and important asset data before works commence. The model also serves as a tool to run contractor safety inductions.
      To say that weve got these assets, with these attributes, and all the information is linked to the correct asset onsite, is great it removes confusion, Parvati Patel, Asset Engineer, Hamilton City Council. Aggregating this kind of information in a visual format makes it easy to access and cross reference and much simpler for people to find what they need when performing asset management and maintenance activities.
      This presentation will cover each component of the approach, the final solution and appropriate live demonstrations including:
      The clients back story how did we get here?
      The clients drivers for Digital Asset Management why digital and why now?
      Data capture using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles including additional benefits and value realised
      Data capture using Laser Scanners
      The Scan to BIM processes including managing an international scan to BIM team
      Asset Information Model integration integrating the 3D model with data and documents in the cloud
      Existing asset tag and barcode integration linking the graphical world to the real world
      Live demonstrations of the final functionality including:
      o Accessing asset data via the model
      o Accessing documentation and photographs via the model
      o Accessing the model via P&IDs and 2D documentation
      o Mobile access and barcode scanning
      o Raising and managing work orders
      o Accessing and viewing SCADA (sensor) information
      Challenges and lessons learned
      Next steps for the client

      Synopsis:

      The multi-award-winning Pukete Wastewater Treatment Plant Asset Information Model project takes the complex and very relevant problem of collecting, integrating and maintaining information about existing asset stock. It breaks this problem down into smaller, palatable chunks and addresses each component of the problem though the implementation of several technologies.

      6D BIM – Driving Carbon Net Zero in Construction
      Daniel Frawley, SoftwareONE MTWO Construction Cloud
      Not Applicable
      BILT
      Sustainability, Project Management

      Synopsis:
      In 2019, the CO2 emissions of the building and construction industry increased to their highest levels to date, representing 38% of global energy related CO2 emissions. As an industry that employs 7% of the world’s working age population and as 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, stakeholders in this industry must take responsibility to reduce emissions and create a sustainable and net-zero future for everyone.
      From this keynote, we will discuss how 6D BIM Construction Platform – MTWO Construction Cloud can help building and construction companies achieve a sustainable future without compromising their productivity through:
      • End-to-end project lifecycle management in one platform
      • Carbon calculation, simulation and reduction with 6D BIM
      • Carbon tracking and control with Data Analytics
      • Material suppliers qualification to minimize embodied carbon
      • Better decision making with connected and intelligent data
      • Scalable platform to grow with your business

      Learning Objectives:
      1. Learn how to manage end-to-end project lifecycle in one platform
      2. Learn how to make carbon calculation, simulation and reduction with 6D BIM
      3. Learn how to track the carbon and control with Data Analytics
      4. Learn how the material suppliers qualification to minimize embodied carbon

      Synopsis:

      In 2019, the CO2 emissions of the building and construction industry increased to their highest levels to date, representing 38% of global energy related CO2 emissions. As an industry that employs 7% of the world’s working age population and as 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, stakeholders in this industry must take responsibility to reduce emissions and create a sustainable and net-zero future for everyone.
      From this keynote, we will discuss how 6D BIM Construction Platform – MTWO Construction Cloud can help building and construction companies achieve a sustainable future without compromising their productivity through:
      • End-to-end project lifecycle management in one platform
      • Carbon calculation, simulation and reduction with 6D BIM
      • Carbon tracking and control with Data Analytics
      • Material suppliers qualification to minimize embodied carbon
      • Better decision making with connected and intelligent data
      • Scalable platform to grow with your business

      Disclosing Infrastructure OpenBIM
      Jon Mirtschin, Geometry Gym
      Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Interoperability/OpenBIM/ Collaboration
      Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis: OpenBIM for Infrastructure is advancing. Candidate IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) are scheduled for the end of 2020.
      This presentation will cover in detail use cases of this data model. It will reveal software vendors and implementers testing and using the extensions. Learn how to get involved in testing and reviewing the improvements as a user or implementer.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn about published and intended improvements to equip IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) to better serve infrastructure assets.
      2. Learn about eary adoption and implementation of the candidate standard, and how you can get involved as a user or implementor.
      3. Learn about target use cases for infrastructure exchanges (including GIS and digital cadastre), and planned improvements for further development of IFC for infrastructure.Body: Improvements to better equip openBIM IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) for Infastructure projects have been underway for some years now.
      Candidate standards will be published late 2020 but implementation and testing is already underway.
      This presentation will reveal details on how users and implementers might get involved in this.
      It will also reveal intended use cases (ie design transfer, model renovation, asset operation and maintenance) above and beyond coordination use of IFC to date in buildings. Other uses wtih GIS and digital cadastre will be presented. Examples and demonstrations of the exchanges will be included.
      Details on further planned enhancements and changes will also be included.

      Synopsis:

      OpenBIM for Infrastructure is advancing. Candidate IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) are scheduled for the end of 2020.
      This presentation will cover in detail use cases of this data model. It will reveal software vendors and implementers testing and using the extensions. Learn how to get involved in testing and reviewing the improvements as a user or implementer.

      An Idiot’s Guide to Idiot’s Guides – Preemptive Model Validation
      Quinton Cooper, Cottee Parker Architects
      Not Applicable
      BILT
      Architecture
      Nemetschek, Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis: Model auditing can be valuable however the term is typically referred to as a reactive exercise done in hindsight. But is it possible for checking and validation to occur as a preemptive measure to prevent people from doing the wrong thing while modelling? Can we really save people from hurting themselves? Should we? This topic explores methods of guiding authors as they input information with a view to moving from reactive checking to preventative measures.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn about Model Checking in the Authoring Environment and also via the use of External Model Checking Software
      2. Explore the concept of Model Checking vs Model Validation
      3. Discuss the possibility of a less reactive approach to checking using Preemptive and Preventative Measures during modellingBody: An exploration of different methods of checking model quality with a view to developing workflows that move from reactive checking in hindsight to preemptive validation during input.

      As BIM Managers we are responsible for developing workflows and then writing process guides in simple terms to assist users with their modelling exercises. User guides and instruction manuals are only of value if they are read and followed and the practice of reading the instruction manual is sadly not the instinct of many model author (or the wider population for that matter).The need for quality checking is apparent but what methods do we have at our disposal?

      Reactive checking after the fact in the form of geometry based clash detection.
      Responsive model validation that seeks to apply rule based data checks to ensure that the prescribed data fields are not only filled out but actually entered correctly.
      Preemptive measures in the model authoring environment that offer guidance to the end user during input.
      Preventative controls that have the potential to block the model author from an incorrect entry.

      These concepts will be explored using examples from current large scale BIM projects and will reference a variety of different software packages.

      Synopsis:

      Model auditing can be valuable however the term is typically referred to as a reactive exercise done in hindsight. But is it possible for checking and validation to occur as a preemptive measure to prevent people from doing the wrong thing while modelling? Can we really save people from hurting themselves? Should we? This topic explores methods of guiding authors as they input information with a view to moving from reactive checking to preventative measures.

      Troubleshooting Revit performance 
      Maciej Wypych, Modmation
      Not Applicable
      BILT
      Model Management
      Autodesk

      Synopsis: This class will focus on helping you to understand the reasons why Revit is slow or unstable. Learn how to resolve the issues with your model, and prevent performance issues or crashes in the future.
      Learning Objectives:
      1. Learn how to improve Revit performance with a few easy steps
      2. Understand the structure of data collected by Revit – journal files and log files
      3. Learn the limitations of Revit and how you can avoid performance bottlenecks

      Body: This class will give you the tools to better understand Revit performance issues with your models.
      We will focus on troubleshooting the performance, demystifying journal files and best practices for model management to improve model speed and avoid crashes.
      This class will give you ‘real world’ examples instead of just dry data and “old wife’s tales”. We will focus on the performance bottlenecks and ways to avoid potential issues with your models. Also, we will go through the structure of journal files and log files, so you will have a better understanding of when a crash happened and why.

      This class will focus on:
      – Revit performance bottlenecks
      – What can you learn about the crashes from your journal files
      – Best practices to increase the performance of your model
      – Bugs in Revit that cause crashes and ways to hack the software in order to avoid crashes
      After completing this class you will be better equipped to troubleshoot issues with your Revit model and advise your users on ways to improve performance

      Synopsis:

      This class will focus on helping you to understand the reasons why Revit is slow or unstable. Learn how to resolve the issues with your model, and prevent performance issues or crashes in the future

    • The evolution of Digital Engineering – from ISO 19650 through to AS 7739
      Simon Vaux, DEOS Digital
      BILT
      Project Controls, Project Management

      Synopsis:

      “AS 7739 Digital Engineering for Rail” is a series of new Australian Standards that will be formally released throughout 2022, starting with Part 1 (which is currently out for public consultation). These standards will define the business capabilities and technical requirements necessary to support DE over the complete asset lifecycle.

      Elevating Project Agility and Control Workflows with 4D/5D BIM
      Olivia Li, Hexagon PPM
      BILT
      Project Controls, Project Management
      Hexagon

      Synopsis: How collaborative is your BIM capability? Do you know 84% Of Companies Fail At Digital Transformation from 2D/3D to 4D/5D? In Hexagon, our portfolio of sensor, software, and autonomous solutions is completely unique and is aimed to empower an autonomous future connecting all stakeholders to the right data in the right place at the right time throughout the entire project lifecycle, expediting and facilitating decision making and improve project agility. Learn how you can leverage on our HxGN Smart Build Project Controls solution to seamlessly connect your cost, schedule and model data and elevate your project workflow to the next level.

      -Learning Objectives:
      1. HxGN Smart Build Portfolio Overview – Solutions for the Complete Asset Lifecycle Phases
      2. Project Agility Through 4D BIM – With HxGN Smart Build Insight learn how you can use your data to expedite decision making and improve project agility.
      3. Elevating Project Control Workflows with 5D BIM – With HxGN Smart Build Project Controls learn how you can connect your cost, schedule, and model data to take your project workflows to the next level.

      Synopsis:

      How collaborative is your BIM capability? Do you know 84% Of Companies Fail At Digital Transformation from 2D/3D to 4D/5D? In Hexagon, our portfolio of sensor, software, and autonomous solutions is completely unique and is aimed to empower an autonomous future connecting all stakeholders to the right data in the right place at the right time throughout the entire project lifecycle, expediting and facilitating decision making and improve project agility. Learn how you can leverage on our HxGN Smart Build Project Controls solution to seamlessly connect your cost, schedule and model data and elevate your project workflow to the next level.

      IFC 5 – the New Open BIM Standard for Civil Infrastructure Works
      Lee Gregory, 12d Solutions
      Pre-Design, Design, Construction
      BILT
      Infrastructure
      Open Source, Other Vendor

      Synopsis: Applying buildings BIM to civil projects can lead to disasters.
      So to cater for civil works, buildingSMART International has worked with industry and domain experts to extend the current IFC Standard to cover civil areas including Roads, Rail, Bridges, Tunnels, Airports, Ports and Harbours, and Construction.
      These extensions are scheduled to be released as IFC5 during 2020.
      This talk is for non-infrastructure experts and covers the fundamental civil concepts used in IFC5.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn about the new IFC version 5
      2. Be exposed to the fundamental Civil concepts for road, rail and tunnel projects
      3. Understand the differences betsween Vertical BIM and Civil (Horizontal) BIMBody: Initially, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the Open BIM Industry Foundation Classes (IFCs) were used for buildings, where building is a noun and not a verb. That is, it was for buildings and other structures on a site. This is often referred to as vertical BIM and was the basis for the ifc standards up to and including ifc 2×3 and ifc 4.
      When attempting to use these ifcs and BIM on large infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, tunnels, drainage networks, and pipelines, it was realised that the vertical BIM ideas were inadequate for the task. This was particularly apparent when dealing with projects for wider precincts or even entire cities for uses such as Digital Twins.
      By their very nature such civil infrastructure objects span much larger distances than a building site, use map coordinates rather than local (engineering) coordinates, and alignments and linear referencing for positioning rather than a local grid. To differentiate this type of BIM, it is referred to as Civil, linear, longitudinal or horizontal BIM.
      To address the differences between horizontal and vertical BIM, buildingSMART International, the open, neutral and not-for-profit organization who are the developers of the IFC standard, set up an Infrastructure group to examine the differences and solve any problems.
      Over time this evolved into a number of specialty groups involving International domain experts and industry for each of Roads, Railways, Bridges and Tunnels. Lately groups for Airports and Ports and Harbours, and Construction have also been established to cover even more civil areas in finer detail.
      These groups have been working on extensions to the current IFC standards, starting with common definitions that apply to all areas, and then more specialised IFC extensions for each specific domain.
      These all come together in IFC version 5 which is schedules for release in 2020.

      This talk is for non-infrastructure experts and will cover the fundamental concepts needed and used in the Civil and horizontal BIM extensions that are used in the new International Open BIM Standard, IFC 5, that has been developed for use in Civil projects.

      Synopsis:

      Applying buildings BIM to civil projects can lead to disasters.
      So to cater for civil works, buildingSMART International has worked with industry and domain experts to extend the current IFC Standard to cover civil areas including Roads, Rail, Bridges, Tunnels, Airports, Ports and Harbours, and Construction.
      These extensions are scheduled to be released as IFC5 during 2020.
      This talk is for non-infrastructure experts and covers the fundamental civil concepts used in IFC5.

      Design Coordination in the 21st Century
      Jason Howden, Warren and Mahoney

      Synopsis: -Learning Objectives: 1. –
      2. –
      3. -Body: –

      Synopsis:

      Modern buildings are complex, the historic triple constraint of time, cost, quality is evolving to include new sustainability and technology challenges and opportunities. How can we realise the growing needs of the modern built environment while consuming less resources, improving the quality of the outcomes, and give back the most precious resource we have-time-to the people behind our creations?

      Environmentally Driven Facade System Using Rhino, Grasshopper, Lady-Bug and Skin-designer.
      Alexander Tohidi, Humatech
      Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Architecture
      Other Vendor

      Synopsis: Responsive or preformative facades system,
      Introduction to Ladybug & Skin designer , Plug-ins for Grasshopper.
      Exploring Data Interchangeability between Rhino and Revit.
      Panels shapes are responding to environmental factors such as sun location or amount of Radiation.
      Environmental Analysis can reveal insight and potentially influence the design.
      Such approach can lead to Data Driven Design.Learning Objectives: 1. GrassHopper , Revit , Rhino, LadyBug , Skin_designer
      2. Environmentally Aware decision
      3. Responsive Facade DesignBody: Geometry of Revit are inserted into Rhino and meshed in Rhino and Grasshopper.
      An Environmental Analysis is performed on the facades of the buildings to calculate the amount of radiation and illuminate.

      In this example, The facade’s design are influenced by amount of Sun Radiation.
      In other words, The size of the opening in the panel is a linear function of measured Sun Radiation on the area (Kwh/m2. )
      We have defined a four type for the panels on the surface.

      These tools allow us to make environmentally conscious decisions in early design phases by conducting on proposed building envelope.

      Eg: Assign Various Glass type to facade design and control the level of light intensity and illumine by assigning more specific type of material to the glasses.
      Eg: Assign reflective Glass to places with higher level of radiation, such approach will lead to more of the sun to be reflected out of the building. Such approach might lead to lower energy consumption during hot summer days !
      Eg: Width and Height of panels are defined based on annual Solar study to block unwanted sun in hot summer day , Also let more sun in cold winter days!

      Synopsis:

      Responsive or preformative facades system,
      Introduction to Ladybug & Skin designer , Plug-ins for Grasshopper.
      Exploring Data Interchangeability between Rhino and Revit.
      Panels shapes are responding to environmental factors such as sun location or amount of Radiation.
      Environmental Analysis can reveal insight and potentially influence the design.
      Such approach can lead to Data Driven Design.

    • BIMGO!
      Chris Razzell, dRofus
      Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Business Strategy and Leadership
      Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis:

      Come and hear from a panel of leading industry experts, who will discuss contemporary topics and challenges – with a fun twist.
      You’ll be participating in a game of bingo, where we will draw a few balls, ask the panel a question, draw a few more balls, ask the panel a question etc. until someone shouts BIMGO and wins an iPad!

      An analysis of MEP BIM Maturity
      Roy Qian, WSP Andrew Eaton, WSP

      Synopsis: The Auckland City Rail Link (CRL) project has won the Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards 2020, MEP (Building Services) and its automation was one of the strong winning factors. This session will analyze the MEP BIM part of the CRL project, from Rules, Data and Objects points of view, focusing on project specific Design/BIM/Drawing automation and everything around this.Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the key issues and efforts for a mature MEP BIM project.
      2. Learn some critical tips and tricks for robust MEP BIM/Drawing production.
      3. Some deep analysis of Revit API software tools developed in the CRL, to understand the process of a robust and massively useful API development.Body: The Auckland City Rail Link (CRL) project has won the Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards 2020, MEP (Building Services) and its automation was one of the strong winning factors. The wining verdict says The project-specific Revit API tools”LKA Express Suitedeveloped by Roy Qian (Head of Digital Engineering Building Services, Link Alliance) and his team allowed the project team to create a custom interface for data processing and documentation automation and computational design/modeling such as tunnel services, saving 3000 hours in design time. Its ease-of-use enables anyoneeven those with limited BIM experienceto start working with it right away.

      https://excellenceawards.autodesk.com/projects/?i=city-rail-link

      Theo Agelopoulos, Senior Director, Infrastructure Business Strategy & Marketing, Autodesk said on a conference call with the CRL digital team leads: CRL project ticked every check box for a future BIM project, the project case should be learned by others.

      This session will analyze the MEP BIM part of the CRL project, from Rules, Data and Objects points of view, focusing on project specific Design/BIM/Drawing automation and everything around this.

      1. The maturity of Revit MEP content (families), to satisfy organized model, data(schedule), drawing production, with smooth multi-use usability and robust maintainability, e.g. Ellumtools for lighting calculation.

      2. The maturity of data products, including equipment, fixture, electrical panel schedules and asset data for multiple asset owners.

      3. The maturity of 2D and 3D products, drawings, 3D simulation and coordination, photometric accurate rendering.

      4. The development and implementation of on-project Revit API software application (10,000+ lines of C# source code).

      5. Demonstration of how Rules, Data and Objects integrated together to provide exemplary solutions to a complicated infrastructure project such as CRL.

      6. Reflection of lessons learnt for the future.

      Synopsis:

      The Auckland City Rail Link (CRL) project has won the Autodesk AEC Excellence Awards 2020, MEP (Building Services) and its automation was one of the strong winning factors. This session will analyze the MEP BIM part of the CRL project, from “Rules, Data and Objects” points of view, focusing on project specific Design/BIM/Drawing automation and everything around this.

      Revit templating like a BIM Guru
      Gavin Crump, BIM Guru
      Design
      BILT
      Architecture, Project Management
      Autodesk

      Synopsis: For a business of any scale delivering projects in Revit, a well-built template is crucial. Having developed a variety of client driven templates as a BIM consultant, for various companies as a BIM Manager as well as his own standard as the BIM Guru, Gavin has come across many crucial systems to have in place before they get the green light for use on projects. In this session he will share a variety of considerations and examples of templated systems in action, with a focus towards architecture firms of varying scales.Learning Objectives: 1. Key considerations when putting a template together
      2. Ways to manage coding, parameters, and families
      3. Automation opportunities a well-built template offerBody: All too often in the AEC industry we focus on billable hours, and go-time on project-based work. On the back of this, we often overlook that much time is wasted on poorly planned modelling and templating strategies. A confused user equals an unhappy and unproductive one but they are not to blame in most cases, the systems we set up for them as BIM managers and coordinators are. Through working at various firms and supporting a variety of clients as a BIM Consultant over the last 10 years, I have shown many others the value that a well built and managed Revit template can bring to the productivity of design and architectural firms. In many cases people I helped were not aware of some of the most fundamental systems that Revit offers us to keep our projects in line we dont know what we dont know. On the back of this, Ill be focusing on exposing as many opportunities in Revit templating as I can during this presentation, with the hope that I can give many of the BIM professionals out there something to implement in their own systems, or the non-professionals something to go and bother their BIM managers about!

      Synopsis:

      For a business of any scale delivering projects in Revit, a well-built template is crucial. Having developed a variety of client driven templates as a BIM consultant, for various companies as a BIM Manager as well as his own standard as the ‘BIM Guru’, Gavin has come across many crucial systems to have in place before they get the green light for use on projects. In this session he will share a variety of considerations and examples of templated systems in action, with a focus towards architecture firms of varying scales.

      Enscape & twinmotion, getting the best out of your real-time rendering
      Joe Banks, PKCG
      Pre-Design, Design
      BILT
      Visualisation

      Synopsis: We will do a comparison of the workflows and results of using Enscape and twinmotion, and then move onto tips trick an other workflows to improve you presentations.

      Learning Objectives:
      1. Understand the difference between the software and their pros/cons
      2. Understand how to create quality site context models for free
      3. Understand how to improve materials and create high quality custom materials.

      Body: Both of these softwares have been available for some time now, however they have matured a lot in the last year, let me show you the new features and workflows you can leverage to get the most out of them get great results quickly and easily. We will look at creating custom context models without loosing model performance, and how to create and edit custom materials to really lift the visual quality of your presentations.

      Synopsis:

      We will do a comparison of the workflows and results of using Enscape and twinmotion, and then move onto tips trick an other workflows to improve you presentations.

    • BILT ANZ 2021 Gala Dinner – Sponsored by Central Innovation
      BILT

      Location:Parkside Ballroom, ICC Sydney
      Dress: THEME TBC

      Our final event for BILT ANZ 2021! Dress-up, get involved and have fun with industry colleagues.

      Sponsored by Central Innovation

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Conference Code of Conduct
Our event will present opportunities to learn, share knowledge and network. We believe the event should represent a safe, enjoyable and inclusive environment for all people, irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, religion, disability, socio-economic background, experience, size, shape and so on. No one should be subject to any harassment, bullying or abuse. Any such behaviour will not be tolerated, and we will take such action as we deem necessary to ensure it does not reoccur.  This may include immediate removal from the event and a prohibition from attending future events held by DBEI. This Code of Conduct explains exactly what we mean by unacceptable behaviour and it outlines the steps someone subjected to such behaviour at an event can take to report it.

DBEI is a listening organization focused on its participants and fosters interaction, engagement, collaboration, connectivity and community, in a fun and safe learning environment.

We value the participation of each member of the community and endeavour to deliver an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Conference participants are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, courtesy and respect for others and maintain the highest level of professionalism at all conference programs and events, whether officially sponsored by DBEI or not. All attendees, speakers, organisers, volunteers, partners, vendors and staff at any DBEI event are required to observe the following Code of Conduct.

DBEI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for the conference.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or defame participants. Harassment in any form, sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not condoned at DBEI events.

Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference at the sole discretion of DBEI. Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming event for all.

The Organisers reserve the right to reject or terminate a registration without giving reasons at any time, with full refund of registration fees received – if terminated prior to the conference. Registrants asked to leave during the running of the conference, with reason, will not be entitled to a refund.


Student Registration

To qualify for the student registration category, registrants must be studying full time at their indicated university/institution. Full time study is a minimum of 20 hours of active class participation. Students must provide the Organisers with a copy of their photo student identification card, proof of full-time status as a student from their university/institution and contact details for their administration office. Registration under the student rate is not guaranteed until full-time student status is verified by the Organisers.

Change to Conference Program

It may be necessary, for reasons beyond the control of the Organisers, to alter the times, dates, itineraries or speakers of the Conference by notice to you at any time and in doing so DBEI will carry no additional liability for these circumstances beyond that noted below.

Liability
Registrants register for and attend the Conference at their own risk. Registrants agree not to hold the Organisers liable for any losses, damages, expenses, costs, claims or liabilities suffered or incurred by registrants including consequential or indirect losses or loss of profit through registering for the Conference, attending the Conference, cancellation of the Conference, failure of the Conference to achieve your expectations, or for any error or omission by the Organisers.

Registrants agree not to hold the Organisers liable or responsible for any personal injury (i.e. physical, psychological or emotional stress) or any loss or damage to personal property.

By registering to the Conference, registrants agree to receive emails in relation to this event.
By completing the survey post Conference(s), registrants’ comments and feedback will be used for marketing related purposes by Digital Built Environment Institute.
Photos taken during the Conference (which includes the Exhibition and social events) will be used for marketing related purposes by Digital Built Environment Institute.

 

Force Majeure

DBEI shall not be liable for any loss caused by the cancellation of the Conference where such cancellation is due to Force Majeure. The organisers will use all reasonable efforts to conduct the conference despite the intervention or occurrence of any such cause.

In this clause, Force Majeure means circumstances which are beyond the reasonable control of DBEI and which are reasonably likely to affect DBEI’s successful delivery of the Event or would make it inadvisable, impracticable, illegal, or impossible for a party to perform its obligations as originally contracted under this Agreement, including: fire, flood, earthquake, extreme adverse weather conditions, failure of electric power, gas, water, or other utility service, collapse of building structures, widespread disease or other public health emergency (including pandemic or epidemic), strike or other industrial action, the outbreak or declaration of war, act of terrorism, revolution or government orders or action (including the declaration of a State of Emergency).

If, as a result of Force Majeure, DBEI cancels the Event/s, DBEI shall use reasonable commercial endeavours to reschedule the Event. If DBEI is unable to reschedule the Event in accordance, DBEI will issue you a non-transferable credit note for the amount of the Fee, which may be redeemed against any appropriate future DBEI event for a period of 12 months from the date of issue.

Without prejudice to its obligations DBEI accepts no liability and will not be liable for any compensation where the performance of its obligations under this Agreement is affected by Force Majeure.

Disclaimer and Waiver

The Conference Organisers reserve the right to change activities, topics and presenters where necessary.

The Organisers reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and constructed in accordance with the laws of the New South Wales and the parties submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of that country.

As a condition of my participation in this Conference I hereby waive any claim I may have against DBEI and its officers, directors, employees, or agents, or against the presenters or speakers, for reliance on any information presented and release DBEI from and against any and all liability for damage or injury that may arise from my participation or attendance at the Conference. I further understand and agree that all property rights in the material presented, including common law copyright, are expressly reserved to the presenter or speaker or to DBEI.

I acknowledge that participation in DBEI events and activities brings some risk and I do hereby assume responsibility for my own well-being. If another individual participates in my place per DBEI transfer policy, the new registrant agrees to this disclaimer and waiver by default of transfer.

DBEI intends to take photographs and video of this event for use in DBEI news and promotional material, in print, electronic and other media, including the DBEI website. By participating in this Conference, I grant DBEI the right to use any image, photograph, voice or likeness, without limitation, in its promotional materials and publicity efforts without compensation. All media become the property of DBEI and media may be displayed, distributed or used by DBEI.

By registering for this event, I agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of contact and demographic information. This information includes any information that identifies me personally (e.g. name, address, email address, phone number, etc.). DBEI will use this information to: (a) enable your event registration; (b) review, evaluate and administer scholarships or other DBEI initiatives; (c) market DBEI opportunities you may potentially be interested in; and to (d) share limited information (e.g. title, company, address and demographic information) with third parties that perform services on behalf of DBEI. DBEI may also distribute the delegate list of those who have opted into the list, to eligible sponsors and partners, however not without the prior consent of the individual. DBEI may use this information for so long as DBEI remains active in conducting any of the above purposes.