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Autodesk University 2020 Online: The BIM Track round-up

From November 17 to November 20, 2020

This year Autodesk University is going virtual, with live sessions from 17th-20th November. With hundreds of on-demand classes to choose from, it looks like we’ll be watching well into 2021! While we’re going to miss making friends in person, here are some of the top classes we can’t wait to catch online.

Bringing ISO 19650 to Silicon Valley:
BIM Challenges on the BART Extension

Check out this deep-dive into the Silicon Valley Phase II Project in Northern California to learn some of the “secrets” of managing data across 25 firms, 10 disciplines, and different 49 locations. Tune in to see how they moved past traditional workflows to successfully integrate software from Autodesk (Revit, Civil 3D, Navisworks, Assemble), Bentley (ProjectWise),  Microsoft (Sharepoint, Power BI), BIM Track, and more (Leapfrog, Rhino). Bookmark it here.

Peter Starnes

Peter Starnes,
BIM Manager at Mott MacDonald

Blacks and Minorities in VDC:
Perspective of diversity and inclusion

Thursday, November 19 at 19:00 (UTC)

We’re proud to see our client Clifton Cole hosting this critical conversation on the impacts of diversity and inclusion on the construction industry. The questions will be focused on how the impacts of AEC have affected the industry globally, and how to address these issues of skills shortages by retaining and supporting diverse groups. This class is aimed to bring awareness, establish dialogue, and engage a community of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) people in AEC. Bookmark it here.

Clifton Cole,
VDC Director at PENTA Building Group

Vincent Spencer

Vincent Spencer,
Architect & Associate Principal at LS3P Ltd.,
K12 Public Private Charter Expert

Lorrin BlairLorrin Blair,
Manager of Technical Solutions at Autodesk

Dwayne Sellars

Dwayne Sellars,
Virtual Construction Manager at W. M. Jordan Company

Empowering Forge with Power BI

Dive into big data and AI with Martina Scoglio, as she draws on her experience working with Saipem’s new business model. This class explores how Forge enabled Saipem to aggregate big data from different sources (SmartPlant 3D, Tekla Structures, Oracle, Navisworks) to analyze them in Microsoft Power BI to get an updated data set of information applying a full BIM approach. Bookmark it here.

Martina Scoglio

Martina Scoglio,
BIM and Quantity Management Specialist at Saipem 

A Discussion on the Diversity Problem in the AEC Industry 

Wednesday, November 18 at 17:30 (UTC)

Continue the conversation on diversity with this roundtable hosted by Purvi Irwin and moderated by Lydia Tom and Alexine Gordon-Stewart. In the United States, the AEC industry has historically had issues with diversity in every sense of the word. Why is this? This roundtable seeks to answer questions like this, and identify strategies to advocate for underrepresented groups. Bookmark it here. 

Purvi Irwin

Purvi Irwin,
Architecture Practice Manager at CADD Microsystems

Next-Level Visualizations with Revit Advanced Materials

This session will cover how to get the most out of Revit’s advanced new features such as realistic mode, as well as how to use Enscape to develop beautiful renderings and VR presentations. This one’s sure to be full of eye candy! Bookmark it here. 

Dan Stine

Dan Stine,
Director of Design Technology at Lake|Flato Architects


Don’t forget to register here bookmark your sessions here, and follow us on twitter to join the conversation on #AU2020!

Louisa Fletcher

Content And Community Specialist