2015.09.14 – The Aviation Hub of Choice – Connecting People & Prosperity

The Aviation Hub of Choice – Connecting People and Prosperity by GEC Architecture’s  Sylvia Gacek where one of the key objectives is to achieve “Capacity, Connectivity and Passenger Experience.” When the IFP opens for international and transborder travel the Air Terminal Building (ATB) will transform into a domestic only terminal and will become the second busiest airport in the country. Upon opening of the new IFP, the Airport plans to convert the existing baggage handling system (BHS) within the ATB to the CrisBag System to match the IFP, and to allow for seamless and efficient baggage movement throughout the entire airport. The renovation and conversion to the new system needs to be completed while maintaining full operation of the airport.

This presentation will review our strategy to successfully accomplish this complex phasing refurbishment, by building and providing a LOD 300 3D digital Revit and Navisworks models for coordination of the CrisBag System with the Air Terminal Building. This includes incorporating point cloud data from laser scans of the existing ATB and the BHS 3D CAD model into the Revit and Navis models. Clash detection and CrisBag System accuracy will be achieved in a 3D environment throughout the duration of the project.

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Cloud Made Seamless: by Paul Danis of Panzura The WAN can hinder an organization’s ability to collaborate with Revit, resulting in reduced productivity, higher IT infrastructure and increased change order costs. This session discusses the key requirements to enable cross-site Revit collaboration that makes it feels like global project teams are working in the same room.

BIM collaboration works extremely well when the entire project team is in one location, but is much more challenging across distributed teams — and teams are becoming more and more distributed. Why? Companies want to hire the best global talent for specific skillsets and be able to put the right people on the right project, whether organically or through acquisition.

But Revit collaboration over the WAN is tough. Files can take over an hour to open, so companies are often forced to manage multiple copies of complex project files or try expensive solutions like WAN optimization that do little to improve performance. The result is a mix of lower productivity, more project errors and higher IT infrastructure and change order costs.

We’ll discuss the key requirements for making cross-site Revit collaboration so effective it feels like global project teams are sitting in the same room. Customer examples from peer companies, including Ridley & Company that was able to get project teams in Sydney and Manila collaborating in real-time despite 300ms latency, and GRAEF-USA that reduced project team bench time by 35% and eliminated $250,000 in storage costs will be provided in addition to a demonstration of cross-site element borrowing, sync with central, and Worksharing Monitor.

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