An ARCHICAD User? Here’s our suggested Program for BILT Europe!
While in previously years we have been known for our Revit classes, this year at BILT Europe we have dedicated ARCHICAD and OpenBIM classes for the ARCHICAD users out there. As such we have compiled a full list of sessions that we think will be most beneficial to you. These include an in-depth hands-on technical training within ARCHICAD on day one, and on day 2 and 3 a mixture of strategic level BIM process sessions and case studies on major projects undertaken in Europe that would be of high value for ARCHICAD users and which compliment the technical sessions centred around ARCHICAD on day one.
We start our program at BILT Europe with Day One. the first session is a Keynote address from the amazing Dr. Beau Lotto which will focus on the idea of creativity and design from a scientific point of view. Do you need to be creative to design? How can we harness our creativity; and is innovation accessible to anyone? Certainly a head spinner.
Our first technical session starts after morning tea, with a LAB presented by renowned ARCHICAD consultant Kristian Bursell looking at BIM Content and how to achieve different levels of object library functionality. You’ll also learn how to establish bi-directional communication between elements in your model and any external database.
After lunch we hear from the team at GRAPHISOFT themselves where they’ll teach you a little bit about parametric design and how to successfully implement it into your ARCHICAD BIM workflow through a live bi-directional link with Rhino/Grasshopper.
If that wasn’t enough, next we have Nathan Hildebrandt, winner of the Rob Jackson OpenBIM award at this year’s BIM Show Live, who will show you his tips and tricks to a successful IFC export. You’ll also learn how to deliver COBie and data aligning with your client’s information requirements.
To end day one, we have David Delgado Vendrell, who will show you how to successfully manage an OpenBIM workflow when collaborating with a range of disciplines including architecture, structure and MEP, including accurately communicating design changes in this environment.
Day 2 classes begin with Marzia Bolpagni presenting on Effective ‘LOD’ Implementation in Projects, a topic that is often misunderstood or unclear to all between designers, contractors and clients. This class will teach you how it is defined in the main international standards, how to manage it, and most of all, how to verify and validate it.
Continuing this after lunch we have the Evolution of BIM Execution Plans, with Sonny Andalis, who will explain how to write an effective BIM Execution Plan and some common mistakes and misinterpretations that can occur covering a wide range of different project types and contracting arrangements from both consultant and contractor.
Just before afternoon tea, you’ll see the presentation of the LIDL Logistic Center Project, a project that required collaboration with a multitude of different software platforms for the different disciplines including ARCHICAD, Revit, Solibri, Civil 3D, DDS-CAD and RIBiTWO. In this presentation by Martin Lah you’ll hear their triumphs and trials, and learn their successful tips and tricks throughout the entire life-cycle of the project from design to construction – a session not to be missed!
To finish day 2 and pack in as much information as possible, we end with learning the Legal Implications of using BIM with Marzia Bolpagni including what you need to know and how to include BIM Legal aspects in project documentation to save your butt in the future!
You then get to relax with our circus-themed evening of festivities, to unwind and relax before the last day of learning.
Our final day starts with a presentation by Alaa El Kabbany of Dar Al-Handasah, looking at the UK BIM Standard documents and the development of The Information Delivery Cycle and how to successfully implement this within a project. A software neutral look at implementation.
Next, we have another case study looking at CAMPUS AVRIL, a multi-purpose development to house the employees of the Rennes Group Avril. This presentation by Damien Lefranc will look at this innovative design which used a mix of ARCHICAD and Revit models. We’ll also see their innovative methodologies used including green components and how to design and execute a project between concept and handover.
Our final session for the conference to wrap up your learning focuses on The Gantry project – a series of 23 artist studios that are being built from a flat-pack and then jigsawed together during construction. You will see Jack Stewart present how this project was developed using parametric design to automate and generate the entire design for each studio in 3D with the click of a few buttons. This presentation will showcase the start of machine-automated design and what the future could look like. Another session not to be missed!
We then finish with our spectacular Gala Dinner where you can relax and discuss everything you’ve learnt with all your new friends!