Expand Your Skill-Level with CAD Americas
CAD Americas Camp 2012 gives design and construction professionals the chance to build their skills and gain the competitive advantage. Whether you're in architecture, manufacturing, civil engineering, Revit, 3D design, or management, CAD Americas delivers a training day to develop your skills. Microdesk is proud to sponsor CAD Americas Chicago.
Follow the Building Information Modeling Track for a complete one-day curriculum that will build your BIM knowledge and expertise and get you on the path to BIM.
9:10am – 10:25am
Civilized BIM: Bringing Civil Engineering and Planning into the BIM Process
Until recently, infrastructure planners and civil engineers have found it difficult to feel a part of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process. But with recent advances in design and drafting technologies, true collaboration between all the disciplines has become a reality. Join us to learn about the latest BIM technologies for civil engineers and planners, including Civil 3D, Map 3D, and Infrastructure Modeler, that are enabling true BIM with improved data coordination and streamlined workflows between entire project teams, from planning and design to construction and operations and maintenance. Also find out how designers can practically implement these technologies into their existing workflows.
10:35am – 11:50am
Going Beyond Green: Building Better Buildings with BIM and Performance-Based Design
These days it’s not enough to be green. Today designers and developers must find ways to achieve efficiencies at every stage of the project lifecycle. Performance-based design strategies integrate Building Information Modeling into an energy analysis workflow to help inform the design of more sustainable, efficient and cost-effective facilities. In this session, we will explore the latest analytical tools available for evaluate BIM models for LEED and energy analysis, and the benefits of leveraging BIM technologies for analytical modeling. Learn how BIM can help designers and developers literally visualize the most efficient projects possible.
1:00pm – 2:15pm
Bringing Manufacturing into the BIM Mix
By now you know the basic premises of BIM. You have a BIM-ready design team assembled and you're all collaborating on the same model, and you're seeing the results. But what about those doors, windows or ducts? A critical component of the Building Information Modeling process is the integration of manufacturers into the mix. An increasing number of manufacturers are providing Revit models of their products so that design teams can specify product details at the beginning of the process, allowing them to deliver even more complete and accurate BIM models and allowing manufacturers to engage in the BIM process. In this session, we'll explore learn what cutting-edge manufacturers are doing to meet the demand for manufacturing content for BIM, and where designers can find these resources today. We'll also discuss best practices for starting - and maintaining - a product library, and how manufacturing firms who want to be included in the BIM mix can get started right away.
2:25pm – 3:40pm
Collaboration and Data Management in Practice
We are practically drowning in data these days. Some of the biggest challenges for today's design teams are how to effectively manage all their project data, easily collaborate with project team members, and have the ability to access the most current information whenever and wherever they are. In this session, we'll take a look at some of the latest collaboration and data management tools available, including Autodesk Buzzsaw, Vault, and the Autodesk 360 cloud, that enable designers to significantly streamline design processes and have all their project information at their fingertips anytime, anywhere.
3:50pm – 4:50pm
BIM for Facilities Management: Leveraging Technology to Deliver BIM for Owners
Owners are increasingly driving the use of BIM on their projects both as a design and construction process and a deliverable for use in facilities management and operations and maintenance. Today’s technologies, such as Autodesk Navisworks, innovate the way owners can take BIM one step further and leverage intelligent models to manage their facilities. In this session, we will explore how design and construction professionals can meet this demand and how today's technologies enable design teams to provide more intelligent virtual models to owners. We will also take a look at some of the innovative ways owners are making use of BIM.
Wednesday, October 3
Oak Brook Campus
800 Jorie Blvd., Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL, 63010