Wed 4th April – Sponsored By iConstruct
18:00 – 3D Capture to Performance Analysis : Joseph O’Loughlin (Team Leader – Spatial Technologies/Innovation, SMEC)
The client value proposition for 3D scanning is not simply bringing efficiencies to existing surveying methods. 3D scanning provides owners with a powerful toolkit to accomplish previously unattainable measurement goals and creates a solid foundation for improved asset information management, laying the groundwork for a holistic BIM approach.
3D scanning creates the foundation for a BIM methodology by capturing existing conditions in a highly accurate 3-dimensional format that can be used as a basis for developing project design whilst also ensuring conformance over the lifecycle of the project. It’s applications primarily revolve around as-built recording but SMEC Australia Pty Ltd are exploring alternative applications where 3D scanning may also be employed for progress monitoring, assessment of construction quality and post construction monitoring allowing for the streamlining of operations and maintenance.
Combining his diverse experience across the fields of urban development, engineering infrastructure, managerial economics and finance, Joseph delivers sustainable and economical solutions within the urban and civil sectors.
Having worked for close to a decade in the Australian AEC market, Joseph is a passionate and driven individual who champions innovation and the adoption of new technology. He combines this approach with engineering first principles to distinguish SMEC, as part of the SJ group, as a global market leader.
Joseph’s key role is to integrate the use of geospatial technologies within the business such as 3D scanning and UAV as well as Building Information Modelling (BIM) to achieve a more intelligent, sustainable and commercially viable outcome to our clients.
18:20 – Geometric Descriptions as External Data : Kristian Bursell (Principal, CADswift)
When we reach the point where the geometry of minor components is described in external data then we achieve the pinnacle of the placeholder philosophy. 5 years ago I discovered the potential to connect Archicad objects to external data for geometric descriptions. Since then I have worked on two things; freeform geometry within parametric objects, and instantaneous communication with vast amounts of data.
Controlling individual components via external data does a couple big things. It enables you to very quickly QA and control a projects geometry and associated specification data via a spreadsheet.
It provides you with a vast amount of open format data which you can connect to other software for multi-platform communication.
At the very beginning of Kristian’s career, he became immersed in the potential for automated results from virtual building models. After 8 years in the industry, Kristian started CADSWIFT as a BIM implementation, management and process expert. He was a consultant for several major architecture firms within Australia before minimizing his implementation, training and support roles to focus on the potentials of intelligent BIM content.
Kristian is regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts in ARCHICAD’s content creation language – GDL. He creates the most advanced content for manufacturers, and highly intelligent and parametric content for architects. Kristian’s main focus is on redefining how components operate within the model by controlling their every aspect through external data.
18:40 – Daniel Flood (Managing Director, FloodSlicer)
Daniel is an animation/rendering specialist in the design and visualisation of the built form. Daniel’s immersion in the technology of image production is driven by intense standards. His work is defined by visual complexity and dramatic expressions of the photo-real.
19:00 – Collaboration in the Long White Cloud : Jason Howden (Technology Director – Warren & Mahoney)
Jason will provide an update on BIM and virtual collaboration from New Zealand. Touching on contractual challenges currently being wrestled with across the ditch and how Warren and Mahoney Technologies is working with clients, design teams, contractors and sub-trades to implement new technologies to break down the barriers of the past.
Jason will share a hands-on viewpoint and successes in implementing these new processes including Revizto, Collaboration for Revit (C4R), and what it means to have the entire design team working in a live virtual environment.
Jason is an internationally sought-after expert on technology in the built environment, and all things BIM (Building Information Modelling). For 25 years I have been at the forefront in my field of expertise, leading its development, promotion and education around the world.
Jason is a complex-project specialist who has consulted on some of the world’s largest public service facilities, including hospitals, laboratories, prisons and airports, projects with values ranging from $100 million to over $1.5 billion.