Jun 05 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
AEC – Architecture – Prefabrication Concepts
Track Name: Friday 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
Session Date: Jun 5 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Prefabrication & BIM: Creating More Efficient and Successful Projects
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
With today's high demand for construction, due to a soaring world population and a small pool of available and trained trade workers, finding a way to increase productivity and efficiency are key. As an answer to these challenges, industrialized construction has increasingly gained momentum in the architecture and construction markets. By manufacturing elements, assemblies and even modules before they arrive to the job site, general and trade contractors are speeding up construction times, increasing quality and safety, and reducing the amount of wasted materials. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a key element that allows the AEC Industry to capitalize on these benefits by improving coordination and collaboration among all parties involved with design and construction, reducing unexpected errors on site an improve decision-making. During this presentation we will discuss the different levels of prefabrication (e.g. material, component, assembly, module and assets) and how BIM can be leveraged at every stage of life cycle of the building to create more efficient and successful projects.
Measure Twice, Fabricate Once
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Attention building envelope contractors and contractees: Have you ever thought about how you'd validate the placement for thousands of connection points on the exterior of an organically shaped building? What about doing it in preparation of having the entire roof system pre-fabricated overseas and shipped in? This is easily a high complexity situation with low tolerances for error. This is a must-see presentation for anyone involved in prefabrication or building envelope construction. Learn about how to lean on technology to mitigate risk of error in fabrication - which snowballs into a schedule killer. You'll shadow the team that successfully developed a semi-automated process to verify thousands of connection points using scanning, modeling and some open source software.
Audience Q & A Panel Discussion
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM