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

Schedule

  • Thursday, 10 March, 2022
    • GHD’s Journey of Automation
      Brenden Picton, 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, Inertia Engineering & Design
      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)

    • Client Case Study 5 Mastt
      BILT

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

      Application of Digital Engineering in the water sector: A Case study from the Waikato River to Redoubt Programme
      Farzam Farzadi,

      Synopsis: -Learning Objectives: 1. –
      2. –
      3. -Body: Auckland is expanding rapidly. Essential infrastructure needs to keep pace with this growth, including the water supply network. Thats 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 Beca, Fletcher Construction Company Ltd (FCC) and Fulton Hogan (FH) recognised the criticality of implementing effective digital engineering (DE) processes to achieve the outcomes of the programme.
      Automated DE processes are a significant game-changer enabling the water industry to collaborate and operate more productively. DE enables the development of digital data that can be adopted during the life cycle of an asset. This paper will study positive impacts of implementing DE approaches in the Waikato R2R Programme. It describes how digital data created via a variety of authoring tools through collaboration on daily basis makes the boat goes faster. It also outlines development of digital data maturity that commenced from design, progressed during construction and will be fully advanced during operation phase.
      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 assists to upgrade design models to as built with respect to construction programme. It also supports creation of digital asset information that is required for the operation phase. Whilst model-based construction reduced the impact of construction variations, Beca, FCC and FH managed a parallel upgrade to as-built data, capturing construction variations and creating asset data in digital space.

      BIM 360 Our Journey Warts & All
      Jeremy Benseman, Ignite Architects
      Not Applicable
      BILT
      Architecture
      Autodesk

      Synopsis: A journey through our experience with BIM360 (Docs, Design & Field Specifically) over the past two years. Will talk through uptake by staff, benefits to the business and users, pitfalls and failures, how these how been overcome. What we do use and what we don’t. How do we utilise the product set within our environment for various project scales and typologies. Will also provide overview of the investment required and the return on that investment.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn about the benefits and pitfalls of BIM 360 in action.
      2. Learn about the management of a lMed – Large BIM 360 Account
      3. Learn about the business case for moving / using BIM 360 SuiteBody: General Plan: Some Background around our story to set the scene, moving to what we currently do, how we do it and why. Will highlight the good and the bad along the way both from a user perspective and a management perspective. Will discuss the costs (generally) and how we have calculated and measure ROI. and how we as a business view the product set both currently and in the future. Will also include some commentary around our own wishlist. Keen to end potentially with a decent Q&A

      Synopsis:

      A journey through our experience with BIM360 (Docs, Design & Field Specifically) over the past two years. Will talk through uptake by staff, benefits to the business and users, pitfalls and failures, how these how been overcome. What we do use and what we don’t. How do we utilise the product set within our environment for various project scales and typologies. Will also provide overview of the investment required and the return on that investment.

      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, Arup
      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

      Client Case Study 1 NBS
      BILT
      Data Management

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

      Distributed Workforce: How to Support a Remote BIM Team
      BILT

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

      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.

      BIM Content: Manufacturer?s V Generic ? The War is Over
      Kristian Bursell, Cadswift
      Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Content
      Graphisoft, Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis: The product specific v generic BIM content war has waged for two decades. Our inability, as an industry, to find a solution is a major roadblock on our digital journey. This Session will demonstrate a new method for BIM content that has been 7 years in the making. We will hear from Assa Abloy and Cottee Parker Architects who have adopted this new method for success on the Queens Wharf project in Brisbane Australia.Learning Objectives: 1. Gain an understanding of flaws in the current methodologies and how to solve them.
      2. Learn how to optimise the connection between Suppliers and Specifiers.
      3. Learn how to ensure Suppliers know who is using their BIM content and precisely when.Body: The product specific v generic BIM content war has waged for two decades. Our inability, as an industry, to find a solution is embarrassing, and a major roadblock on our digital journey.

      At BILT Europe 2019 I attended a Panel Discussion on this very topic. All the known arguments were raised with the panel remarking that they are 20 years old and we still dont have a solution.

      Approximately 7 years ago I set about ending this conflict by combining manufacturers and generic content in a single BIM object. Sounds a little pedestrian and has been done in minor and ineffective ways. However, I had discovered a capability that would enable it to be achieved in a very comprehensive and efficient way. So, I eagerly set to it.

      The capability allowed me to have a generic object morph into a manufacturers product via external product data. It acquired the metadata AND GEOMETRY of the product without the need to download or import a file.

      After 7 years of development and refinement a method has been established that is so effective it resolves ALL the arguments in the battle of Manufacturers V Generic BIM Content.

      The development included close consultation with industry experts who have adopted the method; many of whom will be present at BILT ANZ or in fact were originally met at this conference.

      Our first co-presenter is a manufacturer who has adopted the method.
      Callum McInnes of Assa Abloy Entrance Systems will discuss the companys environment of innovation and how he began searching for a new BIM content solution. He will describe feedback to previous content and how the complaints and requirements were resolved by the key benefits of this new method.

      Our second co-presenter is an Architect who has adopted the method.
      Quinton Cooper of Cottee Parker Architects will discuss the problems they were facing on the Queens Wharf project and how this new method was the solution. This milestone project was a fantastic testing ground as it includes thousands of components that utilise the method and a requirement for ongoing maintenance of the digital asset.

      We will revisit the arguments against and for each content type and look at how they have been resolved. We will cover the issues with levels of detail for geometry and metadata. We will also delve into the problems faced by removing and replacing model elements when product selections are made or revised, continuously during a project.

      Finally, we will discuss the benefits of the method for communication between suppliers and specifiers. A major failing of BIM content is its inability to connect Suppliers and Specifiers for efficient project specific communication. Likewise, a major break in the building supply chain is the connection between Suppliers and Specifiers. However, the main benefit of this new method is its ability to resolve this connection and thereby establish this critical link in the building supply chain.

      Its time to leave traditional BIM content behind.

      Synopsis:

      The “product specific v generic” BIM content war has waged for two decades. Our inability, as an industry, to find a solution is a major roadblock on our digital journey. This Session will demonstrate a new method for BIM content that has been 7 years in the making. We will hear from Assa Abloy and Cottee Parker Architects who have adopted this new method for success on the Queens Wharf project in Brisbane Australia.

    • The Rumble in the Jungle – ‘ARCHICAD vs Revit’
      Dominic Martens, Silver Thomas Hanley
      Design
      BILT
      Architecture
      Autodesk, Graphisoft

      Synopsis: Software vendor marketing always paints their competitors as inferior! In this session, two experts in their chosen BIM Authoring software will face off in a 12 round fight. We will look into the processes and deliverable that consults and designers face each day. The 12 rounds will look at specific processes, and will be scored based on select criteria to provide individuals with an unbiased review of both tools.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn what program best suits your needs for the chosen design problem, practice size or team skills
      2. Learn about each application Pros and Cons and why one program might suit your needs
      3. Learn how to cut through the Marketing spin that each company has to get to the key factsBody: Software vendor marketing always paints their competitors as inferior! In this session, two experts in their chosen BIM Authoring software will face off in a 12 round fight. We will look into the processes and deliverable that consults and designers face each day.
      The 12 rounds will look at specific processes, and will be scored based on select criteria to provide individuals with an unbiased review of both tools.

      We will look at the Pro’s and Con’s of each Authoring Software, where they succeed and where they fall over. Both experts will throw blows at each other, through their software to find out which tool wins the, “BIM Authoring Software, Champion of the World”

      Each round will focus on the OOTB tools provided by the software vendors, with the expert providing advise or comment on each process. They will also discuss what is required by the user to enhance the quality of the tool to make the process work for the model authors. We will also present a Steroid round where we provide users with detail of potential add-ons and additional tools that can be used by users to rectify OOTB weaknesses.

      The intention of this presentation is to provide a unbiased review of both tools which informs users of individual strengths and weaknesses so that users can potentially make an informed decision on the tool they use to best align with their business needs.

      Synopsis:

      Software vendor marketing always paints their competitors as inferior! In this session, two experts in their chosen BIM Authoring software will face off in a 12 round fight. We will look into the processes and deliverable that consults and designers face each day. The 12 rounds will look at specific processes, and will be scored based on select criteria to provide individuals with an unbiased review of both tools.

      Client Case Study 2 Newforma
      BILT

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

      Dr 5D or: How I Stopped Worrying and Love the Cost Bomb
      Keeley Pomeroy, Construction Workshop
      Pre-Design, Design, Construction
      BILT
      Project Controls
      Autodesk, Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis: What could go wrong if the wrong person pushed the wrong button and played the situation over extensive post design milestone periods?

      Learn how benchmark your own or others model data, link it to cost and manage it via business intelligence tools to enable better project outcomes during design and construction delivery.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn about databases options for project / discipline costs and consider benchmark outputs
      2. Built data structures to link cost and other databases to BIM objects to enable project insights
      3. Create project strategies to enable QS, main contractor and specialist contractor project cost data collaborationBody: In the famous words of President Merkin Muffley in the Dr Strangelove movie “Well, let me finish, Dmitri. Let me finish, Dmitri. Well, listen, how do you think I feel about it? Can you imagine how I feel about it, Dmitri? Why do you think I’m calling you? Just to say hello?”.

      Problem: We have all experienced too many times the effects of what value engineering (VE or VM) does to the morale of design phase project team and client. With adoption of better data management and applying such techniques, we can reduce the effects of ‘ambiguous design intent’ and swap ‘negative’ VE to VE that focus’ on adding real value to the client.

      This session takes you from: setting up databases, processing design data, and leveraging data through project delivery. Specifically this session covers:
      * Understanding databases options for your specific project role
      * Learn about methods and tool options for extracting data into the database
      * Cost benchmarking 101 and how to get cost data translated to your needs
      * Theory and approaches on how to use your benchmarked data output into the design and construction phases with goals to reduce impacts of VE
      * How to collaborate with the QS and contractors to work design intent data through to cost management and construction delivery
      Close

      Synopsis:

      What could go wrong if the wrong person pushed the wrong button and played the situation over extensive post design milestone periods?

      Learn how benchmark your own or other’s model data, link it to cost and manage it via business intelligence tools to enable better project outcomes during design and construction delivery.

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

      Synopsis: –Learning Objectives: –Body: —

    • 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
      Mark Cronin, 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.

      4D Planning in an Integrated Project Team on the BHP South Flank Project
      Pieter Rautenbach, BHP
      Construction
      BILT
      Project Controls
      Bentley, Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis: South Flank is one of the largest mining projects in Australia. It is a schedule-driven project delivered under an Integrated Project Team (IPT) model.

      The case study illustrates how 4D planning was used to help achieve aggressive schedules on a major project though an Owner’s team lens.

      The case study focuses on business case development, stakeholder management and the supply chain engagement. Technical challenges and outcomes are also shared.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how to set objectives and deliver 4D planning on a major project as an Owner
      2. Understand how to deliver 4D planning in an Integrated Project Team (IPT) delivery framework
      3. Learn how to enagage field workers in the 4D planning process.Body: The South Flank project is one of the largest mining project in Australia with a budget of $4.6 billion.

      It is a schedule driven project delivered through an Integrated Project Team. (IPT)

      A digital transformation team was established to deliver the project successfully. 4d planning is one of the key initiatives within the digital transformation team.

      The case study reflects on the following key points.

      Understanding, defining and measuring the value proposition of 4d planning

      Defining contractual requirements of 4d planning

      Setting up an integrated cloud based 4d environment

      Overcoming technical and capability obstacles encountered

      Showcasing Value adding outputs.

      The presentation will be delivered by team members from the project services team and the integrated site delivery team.

      Synopsis:

      South Flank is one of the largest mining projects in Australia. It is a schedule-driven project delivered under an Integrated Project Team (IPT) model.

      The case study illustrates how 4D planning was used to help achieve aggressive schedules on a major project though an Owner’s team lens.

      The case study focuses on business case development, stakeholder management and the supply chain engagement. Technical challenges and outcomes are also shared.

      Lab: Rhino.Inside Revit
      Nathan Luke, Geometry Gym
      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.

      Using AI to massively improve reality capture (Scan-to-BIM) workflows.
      Sean Twomey, A2K Technologies
      Pre-Design, Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Reality Capture
      Other Vendor

      Synopsis: The composition of building elements involves materials, voids, false ceilings, and other challenges beyond extracting planes of the walls and floors from Point Clouds. This session focuses on the reality of a BIM (IFC) model involving connections between non-orthogonal elements with intelligent automation on the multi-ply element compositions. Learning Objectives: 1. –
      2. –
      3. -Body: Intelligent Automation can be defined as a combination of AI and Machine Learning to enable workflows to adapt to our needs. Point Cloud scanning is constantly improving but the practice of generating BIM models still requires extensive manual interaction, often across multiple applications until now.

      Previously, the process of reality capture was plagued with huge, unwieldly point clouds, various software to clean up and minimise the points, stitching them, defining planes and spaces, converting into solids and surfaces, then classifying them as building elements one-by-one. This often involved as many as four or five applications with the resultant model often being overly sanitised (e.g., walls would be approximated to be perpendicular and straight rather than representing what was truly on site).

      Our challenge is to achieve all this, accurately and efficiently with just one piece of software.

      In this session, as well as showing the general workflow of scanning, cleaning, clipping, and extracting planes and solids from Point Clouds, we will focus on using AI tools available today to automate the processing of this data through to a consistent LOD for further design, asset management, cost estimation, construction verification and more. All this can now be done within BricsCAD.

      We will initially produce a massing model of 3D solids from the Point Cloud and then BIMIFY it. This is an automated operation which uses AI to analyse the model to then classify spatial locations, floor spaces and levels, then detecting and classifying elements.
      We will then increase the level of detail by applying multi-ply compositions to walls, slabs and ceilings with IFC properties attached (standard and site specific).

      To enable consistency in the connection details, we will then leverage the AI PROPOGATE workflow. This allows us to set one sample detail and massively streamline our process by visually selecting where to apply automated variations of the detail across the entire model.

      With the huge time and effort savings realised, the high level of detail is no longer restricted to specific areas of the model (due to time and resource constraints) allowing us to more easily develop the concept of a Digital Twin. This workflow and tools also enable the level of accuracy needed for quantity take-off, material extractions and asset location and provides a very high level of confidence for downstream use.

      We will run through this entire operation with one piece of hardware and one piece of software

      Synopsis:

      The composition of building elements involves materials, voids, false ceilings, and other challenges beyond extracting planes of the walls and floors from Point Clouds. This session focuses on the reality of a BIM (IFC) model involving connections between non-orthogonal elements with intelligent automation on the multi-ply element compositions.

    • 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.

      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.

      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 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, showing pictorial representations of potential hazards e.g. Excavation, Working from Heights, Live Wires, Mobile Plant.Learning Objectives: 1. Perform a Health and Safety Risk Assessment on a 4D BIM model set to a particular phase of construction.
      2. Diagnose the severity level of discovered hazards and propose a mitigation.
      3. Open discussion of unforeseen hazards and avoidable construction site accidents.Body: A staged (4D) BIM model gives us an opportunity to perform Health and Safety Risk Assessments with accurate and useful visualisations.

      This workshop takes a BIM model set to a particular phase and uses it determine health and safety hazards, diagnose a severity level and propose a mitigation.
      The phase in question will be a snapshot in time midway through the construction of a commercial building and feature construction machinery and workers.
      Note: No BIM experience is required. This workshop is aimed just as much to people in the construction fields as well as architects & engineers.

      The Diagnostic Tools we’ll be using is a collection of triangular Hazard Symbols, which show pictorial representations of the potential hazards e.g. Excavation, Working from Heights, Live Wires, Mobile Plant.

      The first half of the workshop will be a search & discovery of potential hazards in the model, some of which will be deliberately planted, applying the appropriate Symbol then determining the ‘Severity’ level as represented by the colour of the symbol : Green=Low, Medium=Yellow, Red=High.

      A brief explanation of what can be done to remove/minimise the hazard will be required. This is the ‘Proposed Mitigation’. For example, on the risk of ‘Noise from equipment’ the appropriate PM could be: “Use hearing protection.”
      Hazard symbols can either be applied electronically via use of a suite of face based generic families (provided) OR via use of pre-printed stickers on A1 hard copies (provided). Again no BIM experience is required.

      The second half of this workshop will be an open discussion of our H&S Risk Assessment and delegates in the construction fields will be encouraged to share their experience on sites like the one we’ve just reviewed … and in particular to learn of any unforeseen hazards that were not ‘planted’ in the model.
      The primary learning outcome of this session is to promote 4D BIM enabled Health and Safety not as a chore, or a checkbox to tick, but rather as a commitment to the safety of your team.

      Bonus materials:
      You will be shown how to create a Hazard Register Schedule of your H&S Risk Assessment which can be placed at the front of the construction set of drawings (typically where the legends go).
      Your will be provided some guidance for writing on the site Hazard Board (from Worksafe NZ).
      You will receive a copy of the Hazard families (*.rfa files)
      …and of course, the stickers are yours to keep.

      Note: New legislation in Australia and New Zealand means industry professionals can be found accountable for not acting on observed hazards.

      Synopsis:

      In this workshop we will perform Health and Safety Risk Assessments on 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, showing pictorial representations of potential hazards e.g. Excavation, Working from Heights, Live Wires, Mobile Plant.

      Client Case Study 4 Central Innovation
      BILT

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

    • 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, BVN
      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.

      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.

    • 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.

      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, STH

      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, Bad Monkeys
      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.

      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.

  • Saturday, 12 March, 2022
    • Technology and the Team – A Case Study in Maximising User Engagement
      Jake Nash, Warren and Mahoney
      Design, Operations and Maintenance
      BILT
      Business Strategy and Leadership
      Autodesk

      Synopsis: Technology is only as powerful as those using it, and personal technological development is never-ending.
       
      Jake Nash, of Warren and Mahoney, has spent the three years taking a more personal approach to staff development, in an effort to increase user engagement with technology with excellent results.Learning Objectives: 1. Learm to better manage your time across staff members, teams and project duties. Making yourself available whilst retaining your sanity
      2. Learn to open yourself up personally by sharing in your teams burdens, build rapport and change the preconceived notion of the “BIM Manager”
      3. Learn to create a culture of constant learning, where the team is passionate, enthusiastic and keen to continuously engage with new technologiesBody: For documenting large projects, resourcing generally comes down to positions and availability, over the individual. This can be detrimental to staff development, it can deprive staff of new learning opportunities, leading to lower work satisfaction, and ultimately a higher staff turnover. Our people, unique and interesting, are the single most valuable thing we as an industry can invest in.
       
      Jake Nash has spent the last three years taking a more personal approach to staff development, to upskill his team with both technical knowledge, and technological ability, with excellent results. Building this relationship is hard work, it requires passion, humour and time to break down the barriers separating us from speaking freely and comfortably.
       
      This process involves knowing the individual, identifying their current skillsets, and acknowledging their personal interests in the technology space. This information is fed into the resourcing for projects.
       
      There are two questions to consider. What can this particular individual, with their unique skillset bring to the project? And what can they learn from the team?
       
      The process involves personal, long form conversations with each staff member, recorded and revisited every six months, with online tools in place to track progression. Levels are established to clearly highlight progression to staff, to generate a sense of achievement as they advance. At the same time, common frustrations are collated into a report for senior leadership to assess. Common bottlenecks in the technology space also help to inform training sessions.
       
      This case study, presented from a light hearted, slightly self-deprecating perspective, will look at the increased adoption and upskilling of technology, with a focus on the individuals. We will look at a large project team and discuss why this group of individuals is best suited for the project. We will look at what uniqueness each member brings to the team, and what each of them will take away at the end of the project.
       
      From this presentation, the attendees will learn three key points. Firstly, that the single most powerful thing you can offer staff is your time. We will look at how to effectively manage time across multiple projects, staff, and other duties to the practice
       
      Secondly, while celebrating success is fun, sharing in burdens helps to build rapport far more meaningful. BIM managers have a reputation of being the enforcer, the person who visits when you’re in trouble. Changing that perception requires effort.
       
      Lastly, we must understand that the journey is never truly ends. We will look at building a culture of constantly learning and challenging ourselves, and each other, in an ever evolving industry.
       
      We like to see every team member develop their skillsets organically across the span of their career. In order to achieve this, we need to facilitate staff with the right projects, and the right opportunities, to encourage the natural development of their skills.
       
      At Warren and Mahoney, we like to identify the interests and ambitions of each team member, to maximise their strengths, while offering the best training to help them overcome their challenges

      Synopsis:

      Technology is only as powerful as those using it, and personal technological development is never-ending.
       
      Jake Nash, of Warren and Mahoney, has spent the three years taking a more personal approach to staff development, in an effort to increase user engagement with technology with excellent results.

      New in 22: Exploring the latest Revit version
      Gavin Crump, BIM Guru

      Synopsis: Another year forward means another release of Revit from Autodesk! Whilst the last build (2021) did not offer many features that change the game, 2022 comes with a myriad of features that may many in response to recent criticism from the industry regarding Revits development pace. In this session we will explore and expose some of the more interesting features that this build brings, as well as some of the new API methods we now have available to expand on our automation workflows.Learning Objectives: 1. Find out what is new in Revit 2022
      2. Challenges and considerations when managing versions
      3. Recommendations/best practices for upgradingBody: At the start of April, Autodesk released the latest version for one of their flagship BIM products, Revit. Whilst there were many videos and resources covering new features and additions, chances are you may have overlooked a few! In this session we will explore many of the new features, as well as showing how you can take advantage of them. Some of these features will enhance our ability to comply with emerging standards, improve general productivity or simply introduce some much-needed quality of life to the old beast that is Revit. We will also go behind the scenes and explore the inner workings of Revit for programmers, the API (application programming interface) where we now have some long-anticipated updates we can leverage here in such platforms as Dynamo. To finish up the session, we will also run through general best practices in managing the many versions of Revit, as well as speculating on features to come in future builds (or just features wed like to have sooner rather than later!).

      Synopsis:

      Another year forward means another release of Revit from Autodesk! Whilst the last build (2021) did not offer many features that change the game, 2022 comes with a myriad of features that may – many in response to recent criticism from the industry regarding Revit’s development pace. In this session we will explore and expose some of the more interesting features that this build brings, as well as some of the new API methods we now have available to expand on our automation workflows.

      Workshop: The Information Age of Construction – Data and Its Evolutionary Journey
      Melanie Binks, DBM Vircon
      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?Learning Objectives: 1. An understanding of the key factors with data management & critial path items to allow transfer and continuity of information
      2. The changing environment within the construction industry (relative to other industries); what we are facing and the importance of clear strategies & change management
      3. Techniques for data agility within comapnies and how to upskill and adapt your teamsBody: The phase “digital disruption” is being heard more often in today’s society – but how does this relate to the Construction Industry, and more specifically the data within the construction industry? What data is available that isn’t being used; what are the road blocks; and how can we overcome them to be more effective in using digital technologies and the information that they give us access to?
      This session will kick off by outlining the fundamentals of data that allows its continuity throughout the design, construction and operations phases .. across various project stages and even ownership handovers.
      The session will then delve into the following:
      Industry Comparison
      How have other industries evolved to deal with the digital disruption; what has gone well and what hasn’t?
      (Some key examples of success stories and industry statistics for stimulation)
      How is the construction industry different, and what are the unique factors?
      The Data Journey
      How is the data journey planned out from the outset currently, how might it be improved and who needs to be involved?
      (examples from major projects with some lessons learned)
      Who are the key data authors at each phase in the project and how do we deal with liability and information management, e.g. “data status” and quality control
      Who can benefit most from this data?
      Dealing with Change
      Introductory slides of change statistics etc. in todays society longevity of companies vs rate of rise.
      How do other industries deal with change? (slides with real world scenarios)
      What are the biggest changes that the construction industry is facing currently? (some examples of changing world factors that affect construction to stimulate)
      How can organisations pre-emotively deal with this change and encourage agility within their teams? (again, trigger slides with role diversity such as coders within organisations and information fluidity between platforms using APIs)
      Takeaways and Next Steps
      From this session, what are some key takeaways we can agree on?
      What might the next steps be, that could be targeted within:
      o The Industry as a whole
      o Individual construction disciplines or software vendors / partners
      o Large corporations
      o Small businesses
      o Individuals

      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.

    • Who Wants to be a (Built World) Entrepreneur
      Alice Leung, Brick & Mortar Ventures
      Not Applicable
      BILT
      Business Strategy and Leadership
      Non Vendor Specific

      Synopsis: As someone with an unconventional path to venture capital, I want to share with you some of the tips and tricks of starting a company in the AEC space. I will discuss funding strategies, how to pick the team members and advisors, what an industry focused venture capital firm looks for in startups, and share other words of advice when navigating the world of VC.Learning Objectives: 1. Learn about the terms used in the venture capital world
      2. Learn about the different options of starting a company
      3. Learn about what venture capitalists look for in startupsBody: On a day to day basis, I (along with my team) work with startups in many different capacities. Aside from helping our portfolio companies grow, we also work with many early stage startups that are solving pain points in the AECO space. Many of these entrepreneurs did not go to business school and/or know much about how to start a company or how to fundraise. Traditional venture capitalist look for specific things during startup pitchesthings that one would not know about unless theyve gone through the startup experience themselves or is able to access mentors and advisors in this space. During this presentation, I will share with you my version of “the secrets of Sand Hill Road. I will demystify some of the words and phrases used in this space and help demystify the process. I will also provide some tips and tricks based on my experience hearing many pitches from startups in this and speaking with and learning from other founders, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, investors, venture capitalists and thought leaders in the construction technology space.

      Synopsis:

      As someone with an unconventional path to venture capital, I want to share with you some of the tips and tricks of starting a company in the AEC space. I will discuss funding strategies, how to pick the team members and advisors, what an industry focused venture capital firm looks for in startups, and share other words of advice when navigating the world of VC.

      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, Pansante Australia
      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 much you can push them without crashingBody: This class will give you the tools to better understand Revit crashes and performance issues with your models.
      We will focus on troubleshooting the crashes, demystifying journal files and best practices for model management to avoid crashes and increase performance.
      This class will give you ‘real world’ examples instead of just dry data and ‘old wife’s tales’. We will go through the structure of journal files and log files, so you will have a better understanding when a crash happened and why.

      This class will focus on:
      – Understanding the structure of journal files and log files
      – What can you learn about the crashes from your journal files
      – Testing options for reproducing a crash
      – Best practices to increase performance of your model and reduce the risk of crashes
      – Limitations of what can you do about the crash.
      – 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 prevent crashes

      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 

    • 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.

      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 each ball drawn poses a question to our panelists and brings you one step closer to BIM enlightenment plus winning an iPad!Learning Objectives: 1. Identity the most important components of current government and international strategies or guidance (e.g. VDAS, ISO-19650)
      2. Identify where to find online resources for bleeding edge technologies and techniques (e.g. ML and AI)
      3. Describe some of the biggest challenges currently facing the building design, construction and operations industry and summarise possible solutions.Body: 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 each ball drawn poses a question to our panelists and brings you one step closer to BIM enlightenment plus winning an iPad!

      Some panel discussions pick a single topic to dig into. Others ask for questions from the crowd. BIMgo is different as we have to come up with 90 questions in total, as that’s how many bingo balls there are.

      We cluster questions into different categories such as; Computational Design, Asset Management, General BIM, Machine Learning / AI, Education, Government Strategies and assign them to a number range.

      Questions from the audience and from one panellist to another are also catered for, which makes for a highly interactive session.

      BIMGO is a high energy, informative and amusing session with a great line up of panellist, oh and did we mention that whomever is the first to fill out their card and shout BIMGO wins an iPad?

      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 each ball drawn poses a question to our panelists and brings you one step closer to BIM enlightenment plus winning an iPad!

      An analysis of MEP BIM Maturity
      Roy Qian, Beca

      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

      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.

      Unreal & Twinmotion
      Joe Banks, PKCG

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