Autodesk University Session Focus: InfraWorks as BIM for Utilities
At the heart of every utility is a great source of data, but it can be overwhelming to visualize this data, especially when managing several types of utilities and varied types of data. When trying to utilize this great source of data within a utility, it can be valuable to have an easy, low-cost solution for basic design conflict resolution to aid in planning projects appropriately to prevent additional onsite construction delays.
This December at Autodesk University 2014, Stephen Brockwell will be presenting a hands-on lab focused on real-world solutions for utility data management. During this session, we will consider using InfraWorks for the Utility Industry as an “in-house solution” to visualize the current state of the assets’ locations and view potential conflicts and model design possibilities. We will demonstrate how to import various types of data into InfraWorks and how to utilize the model so that other stakeholders and can visualize the data and preplan complex projects. Keep in mind that we will be using this as a “big picture” tool for design – we will show you how InfraWorks can give you the idea of how to do the project and how to pre-plan for the design phase.
Joining Stephen in the session will be Deeter Smith, GIS Administrator with Okaloosa Gas District, and Curtis Fogleman, GIS Manager for the City of Alexandria. Curtis and Deeter will be facilitating the session along with Stephen and will present short case studies from their organizations. Using the information from City of Alexandria and Okaloosa Gas District, we’ll show how they have used InfraWorks software to create models for major projects where conflict resolution was a concern.
InfraWorks as BIM for Utilities will be presented on Thursday, December 4 from 2:45-4:00 pm. If you haven’t already registered for Autodesk University 2014, you can go to the official site to find out more and review the course catalog and register.
Remember to register before October 19 to receive $500 off regular priced registration!