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What is the future of making things?

The future of making is here, technology is transforming the way that buildings and infrastructure are designed, constructed, and operated. Within the next ten years, the architecture, engineering and construction industry will see more change than most people have seen in their lifetime.

AIA Philadelphia and Microsol Resources’ TechPerspectives have combined forces to present a half-day conference program on October 10th at the Center for Architecture during Design Philadelphia, a week-long celebration of design, technology, and collaborative business practices. 

We’re now entering an age of opportunity where a new era of connected technology is radically disrupting the way buildings and infrastructure are designed, built and used. As we enter into the era of connection, the focus of design technology will be the interconnection of data so that we can accurately understand and represent infrastructure and buildings as systems, make well-informed design decisions, and construct and manage buildings and infrastructure with reduced risk and improved outcomes. Learn more about the challenges and opportunities ahead as well as:

  • Gain insight about the three major technology disruptions and how they will reshape your business
  • Discover how connected BIM workflows will help seize new opportunities
  • Leave with an action plan to help you create value and gain a competitive advantage

Join Autodesk’s AEC Evangelist, Lynn Allen to learn how a connected BIM process helps designers, builders, and owners gain a competitive advantage with greater ability to access, share and make enormous amounts of information useful throughout the lifecycle of buildings and infrastructure.

We will also hear from award-winning firm, KieranTimberlake’s team — Fátima Olivieri, Efrie Friedlander and Rolando Lopez as they discuss the power of immersive visualization to promote innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education initiatives. Using the Mars City Facility Ops Challenge case study, speakers will show how information within Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be integrated into virtual reality.

They will share insights gained, while creating an immersive environment for a visionary organization, using Revit software, Autodesk LIVE, and Stingray game engine. Mars City (founded by the National Institute of Building Sciences to recruit a new generation of professionals to work with high-performance buildings) uses BIM and facility maintenance tools to manage a virtual base on Mars.

Stay ahead of the curve. Save your space at www.TechPerspectives.com!

 

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Autodesk Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection Expansion

As of September 7th, 2017, Autodesk has expanded the list of products included in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) collection in order to provide customers with a better range of industry-leading solutions. The products included in this expansion are:

Revit Live

Robot Structural Analysis Professional

Dynamo Studio

Advance Steel

Fabrication CADmep

Structural Bridge Design

 

By adding these products at no extra cost, Autodesk now provides it’s customers with a better value for their subscription, which makes it easier for teams to implement the different workflows – from design to construction.

Join us for our webinar on Getting the Most out of your Autodesk Industry Collections, taking place on Wednesday, September 20th at 11AM EST, to learn more about these changes and the benefits of the Autodesk Industry Collections.

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Autodesk BIM 360 Comparison

What is the difference between the Autodesk BIM 360 products, and how does one determine which product to use during the different stages of a project? Before we can answer that question, first you must know what BIM 360 is.

BIM 360 products are construction management software that enable you almost anytime, anywhere access to project data throughout the building construction life-cycle. BIM 360 empowers those in the field to better anticipate and act, and those in the back office to optimize and manage all aspects of construction performance.

Autodesk has 7 products included in the BIM 360 family, each product focusing on a different solution.  The list below has really helped me make sense of it all and understand how each one can help improve the project workflow:

Collaborate in the cloud with your team, from anywhere.
Construction document management built for project team. Keep your team on-track with the latest construction drawings, documents, and models.
Streamline VDC & BIM preconstruction workflows through the acceleration of model coordination and clash detection.
Extend the benefits of your BIM 360 Glue subscription by connecting a coordinated model to the construction layout process to improve the accuracy.
Build more reliable project work plans and reduce waste associated with overproduction, excess inventory and task rework.
Improve construction quality control and jobsite safety with cloud-based checklists, equipment tracking, tasks, issues, and daily reports.
Maintenance management solution. Begin operations on day one and better meet the needs of your mobile workforce.

Each of these products is specifically designed to help connect project teams during different stages of the design and construction process.

If you’re still not sure which product is the right fit for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Happy collaborating 🙂

 

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