Software Announcement

Hi BIM’ers!
As you already know, the first ever BILT Summit will take place in one month. Yes, only one month left! As important as it is that you pack your socks and motivation, so are the software packages for the Labs. In this blog post we will share all the software and tools you will need for specific Labs.
You can also use this list to learn more about the different software used in AEC fields, so make sure to check the list!
LAB 1. Point Cloud with Kelly Cone and Connor haw
– Revit 2019 – free student version
– Recap Pro – free student version
– Edgewise 3D – provided on site
LAB 2. Computational Design with Daniel Hurtubise and Mostafa El Ayoubi
– Revit 2019 – free student version
– Dynamo 2.0.1 – free student version
LAB 3. Clash detection in BIM projects with Arik Shiby and Moty Vaknin
– Revit 2019 – free student version
– Navisworks Manage 2019 – free student version
– BIM Track- free trial
LAB 4. Successful BEP in Construction with Marzia Bolpagni
– LODplanner – free student version
– Office package – free student version
LAB 5. Open BIM with Nathan Hildebrandt
– ArchiCAD 22 – free student version
– Solibri Model Checker – 14-day trial, installed prior
– BIMcollab Zoom – free version
– BIMcollab – free version
– GliderBIM – online, login provided on site
LAB 6. Multi-platform workflows with Martin Taurer
Any of the suggested:
– Revit 2019 – free student version
– Dynamo 1.3 – free student version
– ArchiCAD 22 – free student version
– Allplan – free student version
– SketchUp – free student version
– Excel – free student version
Make sure to be software-ready and see you soon!

Mentor Announcement #9

Hey folks,
I’m very happy to announce you this mentor. He is Vice President of Product Management at ClearEdge3D Inc. ClearEdge3D is a cutting edge software company which covers photogammetry. It is Kelly Cone a experienced and frequent speaker, who will tag team up for the point cloud session with Conor Shaw. Further on in the post, you can read how motivated Kelly is and how well he can thrill somebody!

Kelly Cone

LEED AP                                                                                                                                    Vice President of Product Management                                                    ClearEdge3D Inc.

 

 

Background

I am passionate about process and technology innovation and how they can change industries and people’s lives. My education is in architectural design and documentation, but my experience within the AEC space is far more varied.

I have implemented various practice technologies into design, estimating, and construction teams and workflows; worked on amazing projects such as the SaRang Global Ministry center in Seoul as a designer, and Renzo Piano’s addition to the Louis Kahn Kimbell Art Museum as a contractor; and have had the privilege of growing and leading one of the most talented VDC & Process Innovation teams in the industry.

Those experiences have taught me there is a better way to create our built environment, and I want to make that way become a reality. As a first step in that journey, I have joined ClearEdge3D to help them develop the tools necessary for design and construction firms to get the most out of reality capture within the AEC industry, with the goal of closing the gap between the virtual and real world.

Motivation

Our education system so often holds up individuals as heroes of design or industry. Piano, Gehry, Calatrava, Gates, Musk, etc… In reality, the changes these people are credited with took hundreds or even thousands of people working towards a similar vision. And a lot of the effort wasn’t people working for those luminaries, it was people in adjacent companies or even industries that made their own impacts that made it easier for those luminaries to succeed. It was all the people on similar paths that lent legitimacy to their efforts. The individuals we hear about are those with the best timing, the most successful, the most well-known, but they are not the titular super-hero entrepreneur that single-handedly changed the world…

That is why programs like this are so important. If you want to change a profession, or an industry, you need to start a revolution. Revolutions happen on the backs of thousands of small but important decisions, and most often happen when new people enter a profession with a passion for how that profession should be. So, by empowering new architects, engineers, builders, and fabricators with the knowledge and the tools to enact the changes our industry needs – each of us can have an outsized impact on pushing change forward. And while none of us may be that person that becomes famous for re-inventing how buildings are made, at least we’ll have played a critical part in making it possible.

 

Mentor Announcement #7

Is it time to reveal one more mentor, and we are very proud and happy to announce that it is the one and only ….

… Marzia Bolpagni!

Bio and Motivation

Marzia is a Building Engineer, Strategic BIM Advisor at Mace and a PhD Candidate at Politecnico di Milano.

Having plenty of experience both in research and in practice, Marzia is a big part of the international BIM Society- a member of BIM Excellence Initiative, Assistant Editor and Italian Language Editor of the BIM Dictionary, member of the Italian Organization for Standardization (UNI) CT 033/GL 05 and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) TC 442 working groups on Building Information Modelling, UK BIM Alliance and mentor at the BILT Academy. Currently also the leader of the Task Group on LOD at the European Committee for Standardisation CEN TC 442 WG2 coordinating experts from 11 countries, worked as BIM researched at VTT (Finland), ITC-CNR (Italy), and presented her work in BIMLUX in Luxembourg, Digital Construction Brussels, ICEBIM in the UK, BIMAarhus in Denmark and BIMtecnia is Spain.

Marzia has felt highly motivated to be a mentor at BILT Academy since the very early days- believing that communication in a community, sharing of knowledge and education is a great way to go when talking about BIM implementation. As a person who spent a lot of time herself in the university and received plenty of mentoring and guidance, Marzia believes that students should use the opportunity to meet highly skilled professionals and colleagues, learn best practices at international level and familiarise themselves with international affairs in AEC fields. After all, Marzia is highly grateful for all the help she has received and simply cannot wait to give back to the future generation of professionals.

Don’t wait to kick off your knowledge in BIM now and join Marzia for her workshop!

Key Learning Objective and the Workshop

When we talk about BIM, there are three important parts- technology, process and policy. Technology is widely used every day and it is easy to find tutorials, but how about policy and process? During the workshop Marzia will discuss the ‘other two’- process and policy fields.

  • How important is process and policy field?
  • What is the document process, regulations and standards on an international level?
  • What is a BIM Execution plan and how to create it?

The workshop will focus on examples from different countries, the students will get an opportunity to work on a BIM Execution plan together with Marzia, understand the structure and most important parts of it and review it together.

 

Mentor Announcement #6

A proper model organization including model control via clash detections are one of the most important topics when it comes to appropriate model management.  We, the BILTAcademy are more than happy to announce its fifth and sixth mentor, Arik and Moty, who is going to hold a workshop table on this topic (Lab3). Coming especially from Israel in order to participate at the BILTEurope and BILTAcademy Summit. Many thanks to you, we are looking much forward.

Arik Shiby

Founder & CEO of WeBIM Ltd.                                                            Ariks@webimit.com

Biography

As the CEO of WeBIM, the leading company regarding BIM in Israel, Arik is a specialist when it comes to model and project management. With his broad knowledge and ambition, he started 2015 to establish and manage BIM Israel Forum. It aims to unite all the companies from the building and infrastructure industry to create a local BIM standard (Israel). Recently, he founded the REAL BIM FORUM which brings together all the BIM manager to enhance dialogue and cooperation in the assimilation of BIM in the industry.

Personal Motivation

Arik is involved in the architectural and building industry in Israel for over 25 years, first as senior design lecturer at the SADNA environmental college in Tel Aviv, and after as the AEC (Architectural, engineering, construction) industry product manager for 17 years. As the leading persona of the BIM scene in Israel and through his experiences in lecturing at colleges and preparing and conducting professional conferences for hundreds of participants, his passion for educating students about BIM technologies is part of his DNA.

 

Mentor Announcement #5

Moty Vaknin

CTO at WeBIM Ltd.                                                                                        motyv@webimit.com

Biography

Moty Vaknin Is a CTO at WeBIM, a Company based in Israel. WeBIM is an innovative company that has a strong passion to improve the construction industry by applying BIM methodology throughout the whole project lifecycle. Moty also is an education manager for ATC (Autodesk Training Centre) and education manager for AAP (Autodesk Academic Centre) in Israel. With over 10 years working and training in BIM Platform, Moty is one of the forerunners of the BIM revolution in Israel,

Personal Motivation

As someone who has been a part of the BIM community for over 10 years and has taught hundreds of students, I am aware of the impact that the BILT Academy will have on the next generation of the construction industry. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge regarding BIM methodology 3D-7D and hopefully inspire the next generation to take BIM one step further.

WeBIM at the BILT Academy Summit 2018

Arik and Moty are going to give a workshop table within 3x75min. Their aim is it to showcase students the importance of model management.

We show the type of issues and how we manage all the issues between teams. How does an appropriate model exchange look like? How is it possible to conduct accuracy and how to use clash detection tools within this term?

Key learning Objective

  • Understand the clash detection method, how and when the clash detection has to be done within a building execution process.
  • Explore the importance of doing a clash detection while comparing 3Dmodels before and after doing the clash.
  • Understand how we are managing all the issues between team and consultant.

Mentor Announcement #4 Keynote Speaker

It is an honor to announce our second Keynote Speaker and mentor for our very first BILT Academy Summit 2018. We are looking much forward listing to an inspirational talk about the future digital world of the building industry and our responsibilities as architects and engineers.

Andrés García Damjanov

Dipl.-Architect. (M.B.A., P.M.P., M.P.M.)                                                                 Sales Director Central Eastern & South Europe at Newforma     a.g.damjanov@gmail.com

Background and Motivation

Over the course of the last 10 years within the building industry, Andres has seen it all firsthand – the do’s and don’ts, the ups and downs – but it has been a journey he would not want to miss out on even for one split second.

Being an architect by trade, Andres’ passion focuses on Project Management in construction processes, a key generator that encompasses multiple facets and tasks. While working for construction companies, Andres felt the need for improvement – as traditional processes appeared (one might better say: proved) to be inefficient. Andres got more professionally involved in the digitalization of processes within the industry as well as voluntarily assisting to kick off many initiatives such as Think Tanks and participation in BuildingSmart.

Andres describes his motivation to become your mentor with typical eloquence: 

“In the end, I found the answers to my questions when I understood that architectural objects are the flowers in a big rainforest that I call the ecosystem. We cannot produce these flowers if we have not understood the symbiosis between it all. This is something we will never get taught in universities, as universities are traditionally unassisted by private sectors and financially dis-encouraged by municipalities or governments.

That is why I love to interact with young future professionals and discuss the ecosystem, trying to help to open their eyes in deciding where they want to go and how to position themselves in this forest in the future.

This is about EVOLUTION. Architecture is the process of generating inspiring spaces that materialize during their way through their processes. This industry is experimenting (like all other industries) – a game-changing transformation based on the power of digitalization. Those who do not understand this transformation will not be the ones defining our future.”

As for all of you, he was once a student too, and it took one mentor, one honest advice, one well-intended pat on the shoulder to be inspired and to become genuinely curious about what drives not only your career but also the person YOU want to become.

Key Learning Objective

EVOLUTION: what is digitalization really? What are the drivers? How is this impacting our industry and why is nobody telling future experts about the advantages of it?

CHEERS to that!

Mentor Announcement #3

Hey folks,

We got some exciting news, that we would like to share with you all. Our third mentor is confirmed and ready to be announced. We have the great honour to get supported by

*drum roll*

Mostafa El Ayoubi

Biography 

A passionate architect and engineer, interested in everything new in the AEC industry. Mostafa is a true believer in data driven construction and he works on developing/implementing tools and workflows to facilitate design, collaboration and project documentation. He is an active member of the Dynamo community and is the top-rated Dynamo Package developer.

He worked as an engineer in a study office in different fields (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Structure…) for four years. He then started the Data Shapes blog and co-founded the Data Shapes company which provides cutting edge BIM support, training and workflows to AEC firms.

Mostafa misses his days at the architecture school where he could experiment designs and is really excited and humbled to be back in that environment to be part of the BILT Academy Summit!

Letter of motivation

My main motivation for the membership program is to share. Sharing played a huge role in my learning experience. I learnt more from people who were generous enough to share time and knowledge than I did from school. I feel it is time for me to give back.

There were a few key moments in my life when I was struck by words or concepts. Those moments helped me find passion, and that is exactly what I wish to do for people. It often takes hearing the right words at the right time to inspire you for life.

I truly believe that the biggest contribution I can bring to my trade is to share with the community because no matter what you can achieve as an individual, it will never be as big as what you can achieve as a community.

 

Venue Announcement

It is official and we are more than happy to announce that the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ljubljana will host our first Summit 2018.
We are going to have one big room for all the exciting workshops and an own area for the keynote talks. Also, we are going to have a special hall for the students´ presentations at the end of the day. Looking really much forward experiencing the FA Ljubljana.

>> SAVE THE DATE <<

 

I want to provide you with the concrete location, also with a few websites about the Faculty of Architecture.
FA Ljubljana website
FA Ljubljana maps

See you there!

Mentor Announcement #2 Keynote Speaker

Hey there,

thankful and proud I am presenting our second Mentor for our BILT Academy Summit 2018 in Ljubljana.

…. Daniel Hurtubise!

VDC/BIM Manager at Renzo Piano Building Workshop                                      BIM Vood at Data-Shapes                                                                        daniel.hurtubise@data-shapes.net

Bio and Motivation

What an opportunity I was offered by the BILT Academy team, especially considering this is the inaugural BILT Academy Summit! Before I delve any further, here’s a bit of background about me:

I’m a proud Canadian… very proud, hailing from the French part of Canada actually. I’ve been working in AEC for … let’s not go there will you, but too long to remember! I spent most of the last 12 years as the VDC/BIM Manager for Renzo Piano Building Workshop (aka RPBW) www.rpbw.com. Lately, I got involved with friends in a startup named Data-Shapes (www.data-shapes.net) dedicated to all things BIM… mostly the fun stuff though!

When I first heard about BILT Academy it resonated with those words: “Here’s one more opportunity for me to pass on some knowledge of course but most importantly try to influence the way you look at BIM and technology in the AEC World”. This is one more step in the sharing process since I’m also one of the founders of the Paris Revit User Group and the Dynamo Paris User Group. In my life I’ve had several mentors from which I was able to learn, progress and become a better person; one of them, who sadly passed away years ago, told me that teaching is a luxury, not a job! You get to influence people’s life. After several years of teaching at different levels, I could not agree more. It’s great to see some of your student’s years later and realize how far they’ve made it. So, this time I get to spend quality time with students from Slovenia and Europe. Everything is new for me; new country, new city, new language, new culture but one thing remains… the passion for this industry along with the invaluable time spent with younger AEC Explorer’s.

Come over to the keynote in the morning where we will talk about BIM of course… but real BIM. I will explain and demonstrate what BIM is about with some real-life project experience and a bit of humor I hope.

Key Learning Objective

  • What is BIM all about
  • Is BIM a revolution
  • BIM project ingredients
Se vidimo v Ljubljani

Mentor Announcement #1

Hey there, 

I am glad, that I have the honour to announce our very first mentor and his key learning objective 

*drum roll* 

Conor Shaw ! 

About him

Conor is a veteran RTC/BILT Europe speaker, Ljubljana to be his third appearance. As part of the panel discussion on standards in Delft 2013, he spoke about BIM implementation for small companies. Last year in Aarhus he presented work on scan-to-BIM applied to historic buildings and was rated a top 10 speaker. Trained as a construction engineer, in 2016 he received his M.Sc in Construction and Real Estate Management from the HTW Berlin. He established Shaw Architectural Solutions in 2014 which offers BIM consultancy services worldwide with clients include Engineers in Berlin, Surveyors in Belfast, Contractors in New York and Architects in Helsinki. Recently Conor has been involved in establishing a network of professionals with a shared vision of promoting ecological building practices and is currently working on a number of straw-bale housing projects. He is currently based on Ljubljana, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the BILT conference! 

His Motivation 

The BiLT Academy mentorship seems a very positive development of what the BiLT conference is about. I have been involved previously with the European Architecture Student’s Assembly, a similar non-profit organisation, and am well aware of the benefits such experiences give to a student in the construction field. The unforeseen outcomes of involvement with an event like this such as; contacts made, experiences gained and personal truths challenged, can be greatly beneficial. In my own experience, it was the ‘extra curriculars’ in which I was involved (and not necessarily university attendance), which, in hind-sight, has had the greatest impact on my professional development. Therefor I see such a program as a very positive undertaking and am delighted to be involved, especially at its inception. 

Content 

The class will be based on a talk I gave last year in Aarhus entitled See My Point (Cloud)? Attendees will gain a practical understanding of reality capture and scan-to-BIM technologies. A number of recent as-built modelling case studies from my work will be described. The challenges of using scan-to-BIM technology for both contemporary and traditional building modelling will be discussed, the limitations identified and practical advice divulged. 

Key Learning Objective 

Attendees will:  

  • Gain a practical understanding of reality capture and scan-to-BIM technologies  
  • See real cases of scan-to-BIM in use  
  • Learn about the limitations of scan-to-BIM software when applied to challenging historical buildings

 

Reality capture methods like 3D Laser Scanning are rapidly gaining acceptance as the industry standard for geometric data capture about structures and places, while the emerging technologies like Scan-to-BIM are actively disrupting the status quo for how BIMs are derived from survey data. A familiarity with these topics is of great importance to any future professional in the built environment and the mentors welcome your participation during BiLT Academy in September and can promise a fun and fascinating session!