thinkBIM twilight seminar
Wednesday 1st November 2017, 17:30 registration & refreshments, 18:00 to 19:30
Rose Bowl, RB538 Lecture Theatre D, Leeds Beckett University
For a long time the basic idea of 4D BIM has been well understood by the construction industry but other than running an animation of the construction sequence what can you really do when you add time to a model? Three very different views will be presented on the broader benefits of digital planning and logistics processes, a tool for helping the rail industry to validate possessions programmes and how the demolition industry is embracing BIM.
Our speakers are:
Prof. Terrence Fernando, Director of the THINKlab, University of Salford
THINKlab were commissioned by Network Rail to explore how track renewal activities could be developed on a 3D virtual site using a library of plant and tasks using a time-distance interface. Mixing 3D models, 4D simulations, virtual camera views and gaming technology the team at THINKlab created an innovative and award-winning solution.
Lee Mullin, Technical Specialist, Autodesk
In recent years planning and logistics for a construction project has focussed on the use of 4D BIM. This has helped win tenders, mitigate risk and improve health & safety on site. The wide range of technologies only support these processes but allow projects to improve site planning, track progress and analyse the use of temporary works.
Andrew Norrie, Commercial Director, 3D Repo Ltd
3D Repo have recently partnered with Bryden Wood to develop 4D sequence visualisation features for their database driven Digital Construction Platform. This allows users to visualise 3D construction projects, over time, directly from their existing BIM models. Outputs will be viewable not only in 3D Repo’s web based platform, but also via the cloud using market leading VR headsets such as Oculus and HTC Vive.