BIM in Engineering: Algorithmically Generated Content and Interoperability

As BIM continues to revolutionize the way that buildings and designed and constructed, interoperability between various BIM-related software is critical, particularly in field of structural engineering where design and documentation are no longer discrete activities.  The presenters will discuss how analysis and documentation models are linked to streamline workflows, and how algorithmically generated content can automate much of the modeling process.

BIM in Preconstruction & Construction Operations

Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) utilizing Building Information Models (BIM) for construction is transforming the way that buildings are being planned, built, and operated.  The presenters will discuss how VDC is being used in preconstruction for visualization, immersive visualization, model based estimating, advanced analysis, and reality capture and in construction for coordination, schedule simulation, layout, production control, and for operational purposes.

Preconstruction Topics of Discussion Include (Brian Krause):

  1. Visualization (site logistics)
  2. Immersive Visualization
  3. Model Based Estimating
  4. Advanced Analysis (Energy, Safety, Code, etc.)
  5. Reality Capture/Laser Scanning

BIM in Construction & Operations Topics of Discussion Include (Kristen Ernst):

  1. Coordination
  2. Schedule Simulation
  3. BIM in the Field (ipads, layout)
  4. Production Control
  5. BIM-FM (operations)