Networking from 5.30pm. Presentations from 6pm. Conclusion around 8pm to 8:30 pm
What is the agenda?
5.30pm to 6pm - Networking with tea and coffee provided
Designing Small Scale Highway Works with Civil 3D by Simon Colbourn, Director, 278 Consulting
Everyday use of Civil 3D for small schemes - problems, issues and workarounds.
Autodesk Civil 3D - On-line Discussion with Civil 3D Product Team hosted by Jack Strongitharm, Technical Account Manager at Autodesk
Jack will host a session with the development team back in the US. The session will provide some insight on future development, and present an opportunity for you to put your questions to the developers of Civil 3D.
Civil 3D Geotechnical Module Gary Morin, Keynetix
Gary Morin from Keynetix will demonstrate the functionality in the latest version of the Geotechnical Module for Civil 3D.
Tips 'n Tricks Jack Strongitharm, Dave Bosworth
Short session showing some tips and tricks!
Close and beer
Networking will continue in a local bar for all those that wish to participate.
Last week I had the opportunity to join Keynetix, our geotechnical Industry Partners, at the Geotechnica 2012 event in Banbury. It is not often that I get to attend shows held in a marquee in the middle of a field and with all the rain we have had over the last few weeks it had a certain festival mud feeling to it.
From left to right (Roger Chandler, Jack Strongitharm (Me), Gary Morin)
Dr Roger Chandler, managing director at Keynetix, made a presentation on the first day which covered a number of geotechnical data management mistakes that you must avoid at all cost and I was pleased to see that one of this top 5 mistakes was “Ignoring BIM”
The geotechnical community is rapidly coming to terms with the advantages that BIM can offer it and it was interesting to see a geotechnical perspective on BIM models like the one below where there is no reference to the ground surface let alone what is below it.
Things are never that easy underground as the next example illustrates. This model was created in Civil 3D with the help of the Keynetix KeyHOLE product.
On Wednesday 16th November, we hosted the second Autodesk BIM Conference in London at Kings Place London.
Last year we focused on ‘educating’ the industry on BIM, this year the objectives was for leaders from construction and civil engineering firms to hear a review of the business benefits of BIM and BIM implementation strategies adopted by large firms and SMEs.
Speakers included senior level Directors from Kier, Mott MacDonald, BAM, HOK, Bryden Wood, WSP, David Miller Architects, Asda, Gatwick Airport and Balfour Beatty. Most importantly, we again managed to have the Governments Chief Construction Adviser, Paul Morrell present straight after our very own Phil Bernstein.
We had interactive polling sessions during the day, below is an example of those questions and responses.
Has using BIM helped you to win work in the past 12 months?
63% of the audience said YES
23% of the audience said NO
14% were unsure
Will BIM help supply chains to collaborate better in future?
92% said YES
2% said NO
Phase 2 of the BIM Conference is all about Implementation and we now have 25 events taking place across the UK and Ireland over the next few weeks with our partners – check out www.autodesk.co.uk/bimroadshow for the details.