June 3-5, 2020 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

BIM Topics

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

BIM Topics

Track Name: AEC Next
Session Date: May 22 2019 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Session Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

2:30pm - 2:50pm Results of An AEC Supply Chain Optimization Study: Supporting A PrefaBIM Process

This presentation re-introduces and further explores the impacts of Building Information Modeling workflows on site-wide labor time utilization during the pre-construction phase of a semi-conductor capital improvement project. The research undertaken looks specifically at BIM use for off-site prefabrication of process piping, mechanical, and electrical components, and presents a scalable, ideal state workflow for enhanced content management and information handoffs for improved Project team and site-wide productivity. Following the development of this ideal state workflow, namely prefabBIM, a Pilot Study was engaged to measure and compare the resulting labor time utilization levels before and after the implementation of BIM process changes related to schedule duration and the sole use of laser scans for the modeling of prefabricated components. A discussion around the resulting comparison data will validate the prefaBIM workflow and introduce the ideas of dynamic scheduling and separation of BIM geometrical data for improved labor time utilization on job sites.


1:30pm - 1:50pm Automating BIM Management

In this session, we’ll look at workflows for the automation of, project setting up, implementing team standards and sharing files across all team members. We will demonstrate how project standards can be accomplished with efficiency, elegance, and grace by automating the project set up process. This class will explore strategies and tactics for creating view templates, shard parameters and family libraries that lead to automation during the life of a project. Eliminate all the clicking and dragging to set up all views, sheets and schedules saving time and money. This session is for you if you are sick of the mundane and time consuming process that come with being a BIM manager.


Sean Fruin

Sigma AEC Solutions

1:50pm - 2:10pm BIM Transforming Operations and Maintenance - Case Studies of How BIM in Construction Impacts Operations

We are at the precipice of a cultural shift in the design and building industry. As the industries evolve, yesterday does not look like tomorrow, but the Construction industry has lagged in the technological change that has swept the world for the past 20 years. That is changing, and it is changing rapidly. To meet the demands of Urbanization and Sustainability, Architects, Engineers and Contractors are leveraging the BIM process to better manage our Buildings and Infrastructure for years to come. Owners are now recognizing that this data is an integral part of operations and can drive operational costs down and positively impacting the effects their building has on the environment. While there is no cookie cutter approach to BIM, we can see from our real-world case studies of how BIM during Design and Construction has a quantifiable impact on Operations. During this session we will look at the workflow that inherently exists within the construction process but is often driven by paper files and how it can be streamlined through collaborative technologies. Once the data is collected we will look at how organizations have used this information to achieve “Day 1” operational support. Finally, we will be doing a deep dive into how operations leverage not only this information but the graphical details that come from construction. Switching an entire organization’s process for operating a building is as much of a cultural shift as it is a change in technology so in order to successfully achieve buy-in from stakeholders, from the maintenance field personnel to the VP of Operations, a case needs to be made and this is what we’ll explore in detail in this session Throughout the presentation we will look at real world examples and what the cost impacts are for CapEx and OpEx and build a case for why As-Built models are beneficial to both.


2:30pm - 2:50pm What's D.A.T. Got to Do with It?

Emerging technologies in the AEC industry are changing how we design and construct buildings. BIM/VDC tools, AR/VR, generative design, prefabrication processes, mobile technologies, and several others are providing the opportunity for more consistency, creativity, and collaboration, all while reducing the time to completion! But, successfully implementing and executing these technologies requires more than just purchasing new software. It requires a new strategy for everything from hiring, to training, to managing.


Jason Boehning

4D Technologies

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