BILT NA: A Guide for Non-Revit Users

BILT is an event not just about Revit, or any software, or design, or even buildings. This event is an opportunity to get people from all roles within AECO/FM projects together and learn from each other; to identify and solve problems; to share good practice and consequently develop best practice. Our ‘passionate problem-solver’ demographic can continue to grow, and make a greater impact on industry. As such, we have included in this year’s BILT NA Schedule a set of sessions for our non-revit community. Interested? Read on…

Day 1

1.2 –  HVE ConneXions Virtual GPU Success in the AEC Arena, David Harmon, HVE ConneXions – This presentation will cover HVE ConneXions purposed built vGPU hardware, virtual desktop reference architecture and how this solution is helping AEC firms delivery next-generation vGPU private cloud within their organization globally.

1.3 – Strategic Disruption: Using Extended Intelligence to Go from Design Process to Design Product, Satya Basu, Perkins + Will – This is a strategic presentation exploring the disruptive concept of Design as a Product. Why does this notion challenge the values of traditional practice? How do you build and support Productized Design services in a project-based business model? Is strategic self-disruption possible in the AEC industry using the power of Machine Cognition?

1.4 – The BIM Challenge: A Gamified Framework for Learning, Chiara C. Rizzarda, Strategie Digitali – Transitioning from a traditional workflow to a BIM process is all about identifying problems and making the right choices. The proposed learning method is based upon game design techniques and consists in the gamification of a pathway that leads from the old ways of working to the new practice.

OR   Producing coordinated project information in a digital world, Stephen Hamil, NBS – To date, the main focus of building information modelling (BIM) has been around more efficient drawing generation and clash detection. In this presentation Stephen will focus on the information within BIM and demonstrate how construction professionals and their clients can benefit from this.

1.5 – Driving Form: Computational Performance Design, Sean Quinn, HOK – In this class you will follow an integrated design process actively informed by all disciplines in parallel to ensure a targeted matrix of design conditions. You’ll also draw from computational design processes that can balance the pursuit of complex geometry and diverse environmental performance factors.

Day 2

2.2 – Lessons in disruption: Hyperloop Safety & Regulatory approach, Andrea Vaccaro, Virgin Hyperloop One OR Roundtable: Rewriting a BIM Manual? Knowing What I Know Now, Brianna Ladd, CAD Technology Center

2.3 – Augmented Reality and Deep Learning in the Design Process, Alberto Tono, HOK – This presentation represents a step of the ongoing research being carried out at HOK. The general ambition of the research is to apply machine learning techniques in the daily design and Building Information Models workflows. The main focus areas are daylight analyses, Augmented Reality and Mars exploration.

2.4 – Using a Neural Network for Energy Saving Strategies in Early Design, Brett Horin, CannonDesign – Early design phase energy models often lack the precision to warrant spending resources to build models and run simulations. A neural network, trained with energy models across a wide range of climates, square footages, and envelope characteristics, can be used to predict the energy saving potential of different strategies.

OR  Roundtable: BIM is…Broken? Carl Storms, IMAGINiT – The purpose of this sessions is to share feedback and knowledge gained from a similar roundtable from AU 2016 and last year’s BILT as well as to try and dive a little deeper into it and separate the fact from fiction. Bring your ideas and get ready for a hearty discussion.

2.5 –Evolution of BIM Execution Plans, Sonny Andalis, AECOM – BIM Execution Plan or BEP is a cornerstone of a successful BIM implementation from small bungalows to multi-discipline projects spanning years. The key is understanding what the client wants, what you can deliver and what is beneficial to other project team members who will be using the models you contributed.

Day 3

3.1 – Channeling Einstein: A General Theory of Implementation, Kelly Cone, ClearEdge3D Inc. – Coming up with a good idea is easy. Figuring out the right way to implement it within your organization is hard. But it doesn’t have to be! This lecture leverages years of experience implementing technologies and processes across companies to develop a method to predict how to implement… almost anything

3.2 – Case Study: Exploring the Value of Laser Scanning and Modeling on Large Renovation Projects, Eric Bogenschutz, HOK – This presentation will look at how 3D laser scanning was used to document 18 buildings on a large medical campus at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. We will discuss why laser scanning was used on this project and the value it brought to the design team and the owner.

3.3 – Case Study: Communicating Scale Through Mobile VR for the CSTM Conservation and Collection Centre, Jackson Fung, Diamond Schmitt Architects – This session will show a case study on a client that found difficulty in visualizing scale through traditional drawings. VR then enabled spatial understanding before construction. BIM integration is live-linked between construction documentation and visualization, allowing for updates without needing to re-build geometry. Mobile VR focused provided high accessibility and low budget, emphasizing social media without high end devices.

3.4 – The Future of Organizational Change Management and BIM, Susan Brattberg, Global eTraining – In this session you’ll learn the basics of managing technological change in the AEC industry context.

 

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