Autodesk Infrastructure Symposium Kicks Off to a Packed House #AUINFRA
BIM for Infrastructure is the focus of the Infrastructure Symposium today as a pre-event kick-off to Autodesk University in Las Vegas. The event has grown quickly from 20 people five years ago to more than 900 this year. The event provides an educational program as well as an opportunity to network with peers.
Lisa Campbell, vice president Industry Strategy and Marketing at Autodesk, welcomed the audience, with a focus on transformative technology as told through customer case studies. Technology is allowing for whole new approaches to projects.
- Autodesk ReCap for reality capture is helping to design in context, capturing the existing as-built environment and speeding the modeling of different project scenarios
- Data visualization with Autodesk’s InfraWorks is helping customers win business by communicating design intent
- Preliminary design is changing to allow for simulation and optimization of a plan, greatly improving the early planning
Rather than focus on crumbling infrastructure, and the demand for projects, Campbell focused on global best practices examples were shared to communicate project success, with four examples that include:
- Limeira, Brazil highway project with InfraWorks and the Infrastructure Design Suite were used to model five overpasses, doing design and analysis to communicate the options to the owner. The complex proposal was delivered, and they
- Camargo Correa and the Laguna Bridge in Brazil was the next project, communicating the ecological impact as well as constructability in Brazil’s longest bridge construction program
- Zhaotong Converter Station in Ynnan Province China used Navisworks and BIM for site layout and underground infrastructure for a complex utility plant
- Khed City in Maharashtra Industry Development in India used simulation and analysis to determine constructability and simulation to streamline the planning and design workflow, turning the information over for operation and management
The program for the Infrastructure Symposium includes an overview of technology advancements and customer case studies as well as breakouts for Transportation, BIM Best Practices, and Utilities.