3 Reasons Not to Miss the Fabrication Experience at Connect & Construct!


If you’re looking to stay one notch above your competition, learn about the latest market disruptors, and meet industry leaders, this year’s Fabrication Experience at the Connect & Construct Summit (C&C) is one event you won’t want to miss.

In this one-day event before Autodesk University Las Vegas, numerous classes, workshops and thought leadership presentations will leave you with actionable takeaways and an insider’s view into disruptive trends like Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA), modular construction and digitization. You’ll hear inspiring real-world stories from successful firms about how they minimize risk, improve collaboration, and make the most of their Autodesk investments.

A Fabrication Experience Like No Other

Based on valuable feedback from last year’s attendees, we’ve revamped the 2019 Connect & Construct Fabrication Experience into an exciting day of learning for a wide audience, from Specialty Trade Contractors to Structural and MEP Engineers.

The day will kick off with two dynamic Connect & Construct keynotes highlighting key trends impacting your business, including strategies to reduce risk and create greater predictability in your projects.

The rest of your day will be filled with educational classes and workshops that you may register for in advance. There are 15 classes to choose from covering both fabrication topics relevant for both Structure and MEP. Can’t decide which courses are best for you? You can read session highlights that provide a quick synopsis of what to expect. You will find the Fabrication session highlights here which includes all of the classes listed below.  You can register for Autodesk University here.

Fabrication Focused Classes

Structure & DfMAMEP
 1. How to Take  to the Next Level in Multi-unit Construction

Curtis Fletcher – CEO
Prefab Logic

 1. From Revit Workflows to Business Intelligence A Mechanical Perspective

Dave Pikey – VP Corporate Technology
Hill Group

 2. PIVOT: A Legacy Builder Relaunches as a Design, Manufacturing and Construction Firm

Stacy Scopano – Chief Technology Officer

 2. Linking MEP D&C BIM Workflows to Integrated Prefabrication and Off-site Manufacture

Warwick Stannus – Group Engineering Manager
A.G. Coombs Group Pty Ltd

 3. Automated Construction: Why Manufacturing is the Future of the Sector

Jaimie Johnston – Director, Head of Global Systems
Bryden Wood

 3. Estimating- Manufacturing – How the Aussies do it!

Dave Mangham – Senior Solutions Consultant
A2K Technologies

 4. From Revit-model to Production: A Detailed Look in the Workflow at Voorbij Prefab

Ruben van Dijk – BIM Consultant
HFB / Voorbij Prefab

 4. Revit Fabrication Parts – Modular Spooling Lab

Ralph Schoch – Revit, Technology, and Internal Support Manager

 5. Additive Manufacturing Production

NATHAN BROOKS – Bim Managing Director
Gate Precast Company

 5. Good Fabrication MEP Database Management. Inside & Out

Darren Young – Director of Operations Technology
Darren Young

 6. Optimizing Steelwork Design & Detailing Workflows From Concept to Fabrication

Matthew Pearce – Principal Structural Engineer

Martin Rolný – Head of Product Team
IDEA StatiCa

 6. Navigating Fabrication BIM Content with Power BI

Tyler Phillips – Estimator
Bruner Corporation


 7. Advance Steel and Beyond

Mike Vance – Innovation Leader
Steelway Building Systems

 7. Revit Tips & Tricks for Fabrication Parts

Greg Murphy – Supervisor – BIM Technology & Support
Murphy Company

 8. Advanced Assembly Line Manufacture for Construction Industry

Bimal Patwari – President


We’ll close out the day with an inspiring Fabrication keynote from an important industry leader.  Following the keynote, Autodesk industry and product managers will present the current product strategy roadmap and product vision for the Building Design and Engineering segment.

After a full day of unlimited opportunities to learn, connect and explore, the Connect & Construct reception will give you the chance to unwind while networking with peers, contractors, designers, engineers, and fabricators.

Beyond Fabrication

With your Fabrication Experience and Connect & Construct Summit pass, you have full access to the Forge DevCon preconference, the AEC Mainstage presentation, and over 80+ classes and workshops within the C&C. You can also visit the Connect & Construct Village where you’ll find more presentations on the latest technology solutions, demos from our top industry partners, and an Answer Bar where you can get 1-on-1 support from Autodesk experts.

If you’ve registered for the rest of Autodesk University, you’ll choose from over 60 classes related to MEP and Structural Engineering, as well as detailing and fabrication. The Expo, which is an essential part of the AU experience, will again this year present impressive installations and interactive exhibits, showcasing groundbreaking projects across architecture, construction, engineering, and manufacturing.

Registration is now live!

Don’t wait! Secure your spot at this year’s Fabrication Experience at the Connect & Construct Summit.

Registration for Autodesk University is now live, and you can register for the Fabrication Experience by getting your pass to the Connect & Construct Summit.

And if you’re attending the full Autodesk University, you have until October 14th to take advantage of the early bird discounted rate.

Stay tuned for more information about registration, keynote speakers, and other important details during the next upcoming months!

Click here to find out more about Connect & Construct and Autodesk University 2019.

Michael Gustafson

Michael is currently Senior Industry Strategy Manager for Structural Engineering, responsible for establishing long-term Industry Strategy for structural analysis, design, detailing and fabrication with Autodesk. Michael practiced structural engineering at Ellerbe Becket and holds a BS and MS from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from Michael J. Coles College of Business.

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