Autodesk University Las Vegas is quickly approaching, and so is the Fabrication Experience at Connect & Construct, coming up on November 18, 2019. We’ve been busy preparing an exciting, valuable and unique Fabrication event for MEP and structural engineers, designers, detailers, and fabricators.
This event is one you don’t want to miss! Here are the top three reasons to make your plans now:
1. Fifteen classes focused on fabrication topics relevant to structural and MEP professionals.
Can’t decide which classes are best for you? Check out the Session Highlights to get a better idea of what to expect.
Fabrication Focused Classes
|Structure & DfMA||MEP|
| 1. How to Take to the Next Level in Multi-unit Construction
Curtis Fletcher – CEO
| 1. From Revit Workflows to Business Intelligence A Mechanical Perspective
Dave Pikey – VP Corporate Technology
| 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
Jaimie Johnston – Director, Head of Global Systems
Dave Mangham – Senior Solutions Consultant
| 4. From Revit-model to Production: A Detailed Look in the Workflow at Voorbij Prefab
Ruben van Dijk – BIM Consultant
| 4. Revit Fabrication Parts – Modular Spooling Lab
Ralph Schoch – Revit, Technology, and Internal Support Manager
| 5. Additive Manufacturing Production
NATHAN BROOKS – Bim Managing Director
| 5. Good Fabrication MEP Database Management. Inside & Out
Darren Young – Director of Operations Technology
| 6. Optimizing Steelwork Design & Detailing Workflows From Concept to Fabrication
Matthew Pearce – Principal Structural Engineer
Martin Rolný – Head of Product Team
| 6. Navigating Fabrication BIM Content with Power BI
Tyler Phillips – Estimator
| 7. Advance Steel and Beyond
Mike Vance – Innovation Leader
| 7. Revit Tips & Tricks for Fabrication Parts
Greg Murphy – Supervisor – BIM Technology & Support
| 8. Advanced Assembly Line Manufacture for Construction Industry
Bimal Patwari – President
2. A provocative Closing Keynote.
Join us for the closing Keynote at 6:30 pm on Monday the 18th, where you will hear from Brian Helm, CEO of Mechanical Inc., and President of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.
Brian will touch on key industry trends, including digitization and how moving from analog to digital processes is an important issue for firms that want to innovate and compete effectively.
You will also hear about DfMA and modular construction, another significant trend that is affecting contractors and disrupting the industry. Brian has been talking to contractors around the country and will share perspectives around strategies for competing effectively and the direction in which this trend is heading.
Lastly, Brian will talk about how smaller contractors will need to expand on their breadth of technological capabilities, including the adoption of BIM, and how on the other hand, technology will need to keep pace with those that are looking to transform their business through more seamless integration of new and existing tools.
Following Brian’s keynote, we will close out the session with presentations from Autodesk industry and product specialists, who will talk about the current Building Design and Engineering segment product strategy roadmap and product vision.
3. A bigger and better Connect and Construct Summit.
With your Fabrication experience and Connect and Construct Summit pass, you have full access to the Forge DevCon preconference, the AEC Industry Keynote, and 80+ Connect & Construct classes, workshops, and customer-led case studies.
Take a break from classes, and visit the Connect and Construct Village, where you can grab a drink, eat breakfast, pick up snacks and lunch, and where you will also find a designated Fabrication Zone for mingling with colleagues, networking, and getting more insight into Autodesk products and solutions. The Village will also have many fun and engaging activities, giveaways, partner demos, and an easily accessible Answer Bar where you will be able to get 1-on-1 support from Autodesk experts.
More reasons not to miss AU…
When you register for AU, choose from an additional 60+ classes related to MEP and Structural Engineering, as well as detailing and fabrication. There is no shortage of opportunities for you to learn all you can while at the conference and pack your schedule full of classes.
This year the Exhibit Hall features a guided tour of the Future of Making Things Experience. You’ll be exposed to a showcase of technologies and practices that are driving change, along with other areas of discovery like the Drone Zone.
Get a sense of the transformations taking place in how the world around us is being designed, created, engineered, and built. It’s an incredible environment for learning, along with fun activities and opportunities to speak to product experts and Autodesk leaders, while witnessing groundbreaking projects across architecture, construction, engineering, and manufacturing.
It’s hard to imagine not attending AU this year, with so much to see and learn throughout the week. With so many relevant and important topics, it’s easier than ever to stay ahead of your competition and prepare yourself for what’s to come.