Advancing Field Technology is returning

with more scope than ever before

August 20-22 | Chicago, IL

Day One
Monday, August 20

Day Two
Tuesday, August 21

Focus Day
Wednesday, August 22

Full Event Guide
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Improving Project Set-Up

08:50
Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:00
Establishing Lean Workflows in Project Planning to Enhance the Use of BIM Across the Project Team

  • Landon Wren VDC Manager, The Whiting-Turner Construction Company
  • Jacob Price Project Manager, The Whiting-Turner Construction Company

Synopsis

  • Understanding the importance of, and how to set up, lean workflows to maximize potential use of BIM for clients
  • Discussing best practices for data management and assessing the importance of creating a BIM execution plan up-front to engage all parties and ensure the correct information is put in at every stage
  • Reviewing tools and technologies available to streamline the flow of information across the project team and facilitate accurate and timely updates to working models

10:00
Case Study: Leveraging BIM in Preconstruction to Improve Design & Planning: Setting up the Project for High Productivity

Synopsis

  • Understanding how to maximize the use of BIM in the planning stages for estimating, scheduling, and other key preconstruction tasks: What information is most useful and what products will facilitate further use?
  • Outlining step-by-step the stages of setting up models for 4D and 5D updates in the design stages to facilitate tracking of project progress
  • Reviewing the impact of integrated models on stakeholders and collaboration, and understanding how to better contract to clarify model ownership

11:00
Morning Refreshments

Ensuring Consistency Across the Project Team

11:30
BIM Auto-Route: Exploring the First Steps to Automated Clash-Free Routing for Greater Speed & Accuracy in MEP Coordination

Synopsis

  • Understanding how to better relay BIM requirements and manage team input to tighten control of the model across the entire construction process
  • BIM auto routing, when computers think like a human: Does it increase productivity when modeling?
  • Exploring the potential for automated clash detection and tools available that could transform team efficiencies in the next 2-3 years

12:30
Case Study: Keeping As-Built Models Up-to-Date to Optimize Data Handover to Clients

Synopsis

  • Setting-up the model to optimize tracking: What format does the design team need to use and how can they be engaged to ensure constructability of designs?
  • Creating a process for updating the model that is easy to use in the field and does not require advanced VDC capabilities
  • Exploring the different tools and technologies on the market for data capture that can easily integrate with design models

13:30
Lunch Break

BIM for FM

14:30
Panel: What Do Owners Find of Value with the Use of Model Data & Where Have They Had Most Success?

Synopsis

  • Discussing setting up and enforcing standards so that owners benefit from getting similar quality data from their team’s models
  • Hearing how owners have been overcoming challenges with improving total cost tracking (cost data integration with facility model information)
  • Benchmarking best practices to make information more accessible and easier to find and use for the team

15:20
Reviewing Alternative Systems for Handing Over Facilities Management Information to the Client to Enhance Clarity & Efficiency

Synopsis

  • Exploring various hardware that can be used to present BIM models to the client in a clear and concise format, maximizing use post close-out
  • Comparing alternative systems to capture and integrate data in a clear and concise format that can also be used for facilities management, particularly when the owner does not have advanced BIM capabilities
  • Analyzing how Smart buildings are going to impact the ways that contractors employ technology with the client in mind

16:00
Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Focus Day