September Meeting: You have a point cloud… now what? 

When: Thursday, September 28th, 2017
6:00-6:15 p.m. (Eat & Mingle)
6:15-7:15 p.m. (Presentation)

Where: JE Dunn Construction
1001 Locust Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 474-8600

Topic: You have a point cloud… now what?

Reality capture works to ensure you have the most accurate picture of what’s on your project site. But it can also refer to using a model to automatically lay out points from a model into the real world.
With a new partnership between Leica Geosystems and Autodesk, adding reality capture to your workflow is easier than ever before. Join us to learn about:
• The digitization of physical conditions (AKA capturing accurate as-builts) from numerous point cloud sources
• How to use that data efficiently in your design
• Collaborating efficiently with the field and other project partners
• Making the digital, physical with automatic layout of points from your model
You’ll see live demonstration of a variety of programs, including Autodesk software, Leica Geosystems hardware, as well as expert advice from someone who’s been there and done that.

Presenter: Daniel Chapek
Manager- North America, Reality Capture Solutions Division with IMAGINiT Technologies

Food & Drinks provided by: IMAGINiT Technologies

Join us for our monthly Kansas City Revit/BIM user group meeting.
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Please RSVP at kcmokanrug@gmail.com.

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August Meeting: Drive tangible results with BIM Technology

When: Thursday, August 31st, 2017
6:00-6:15 p.m. (Eat & Mingle)
6:15-7:15 p.m. (Presentation)

Where: KCKCC Technical Education Center
6565 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102
CAD Lab, Room P106
913-288-7122

Topic: Not all technology innovation is Good: Drive tangible results with BIM Technology

Learn how to champion technology innovation across a design and construction enterprise.  Learn how to identify and execute significant technology initiatives that drive tangible business improvement.  Understand which battles are worth winning and what will create a significant impact is an important consideration when planning an initiative. This workshop will teach a few techniques on developing technology initiatives that really matter and essentially get you recognition and an outline of the value you add to the organization.   Learn how to move BIM beyond buzz words and earn the credibility to do new and innovative technology Initiatives.   Nothing speaks to a promotion or getting a technology budget than; delivering tangible results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn Facilitation techniques to organize teams around innovation projects
  • Understand how to prioritize and establish near term as well as long term success.
  • Understand the fundamentals of chartering an technology Initiative?

Suggested prerequisite:

Watch Short Video: Not All Change is Good: Recognizing When and How to Champion Technology Innovation
http://au.autodesk.com/au-online/classes-on-demand/class-catalog/2014/class-detail/bm6475#chapter=1

Note: This workshop is a sample of 1-2 day workshop to develop technology initiatives that matter.

About the Speaker:

Jeremiah is a seasoned innovation strategist and technology leader.  At Autodesk he led two technology innovation teams within the Major accounts programs for two global engineering & EPC firms.  He’s previously been a BIM Manager, IT Project Manager, Project Architect, and BIM Coordinator and still loves to get into the weeds of design technology.  His diverse portfolio of experience in architecture, engineering, and construction has provided value for over 22 years. He has authored many magazine articles and contributed to many industry publications, and he is involved in creating academic curriculum used in construction and engineering specialization industries globally. As an early BIM adopter and innovator, he is always looking beyond the technology utilization norms and he focuses on value delivery to his clients.   Jeremiah is finishing his Masters of Engineering in Project Management at University of Kansas this fall.

Food & Drinks provided by: Mid-West CAD

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July Meeting: USACE and BIM

When: Thursday, July 27th, 2017
6:00-6:15 p.m. (Eat & Mingle)
6:15-7:15 p.m. (Presentation)

Where: Pittsburg State University KC Metro Campus
(On the bottom floor)
12345 West 95th Street
Lenexa, KS 66215
(913) 730-7702
Enter on the south side of the building.

Topic: Working with the US Army Corps and BIM (Update to the 2013 presentation)

As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues its path towards fully utilizing BIM, ensuring that the private sector understands what is required to deliver a BIM-based project is paramount to success. Our next meeting, we will discuss the collaborative development of the USACE BIM contract language, discuss requirements, list deliverables, and explain the USACE BIM project execution plan (PxP) template and the new Minimum Modeling Matrix (M3).

The PxP and M3 are at the cornerstone of the USACE BIM Process: The PxP is a document submitted by the private sector partner that defines the project process for the team. The M3 is a document used by the team to define deliverable Level of Development for each model element (based on Classification Systems like OmniClass and UniFormat.)

This presentation is by a private sector committee member of the US Army Corps of Engineers BIM Advisory Committee. This presentation will discuss the presenter’s experiences and efforts in the process.

Note: The views expressed in this presentation are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not endorse any of the firms/individuals referenced in or participating in this presentation.

Presenter: Shawn Foster

Food & Drinks provided by: Seiler Design Solutions

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BIM Manager and Revit Specialist position

Architect One – BIM Manager and Revit Specialist

Please see the PDF link above from Premier Employment Solutions with job opportunity as a BIM Manager and Revit Specialist.

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June meeting: UAV data collection

When: Thursday, June 29th, 2017
6:00-6:15 p.m. (Eat & Mingle)
6:15-7:15 p.m. (Presentation)

Where: Henderson Engineers
8345 Lenexa Dr #300
Lenexa, KS 66214
(913) 742-5000

Topic: UAV data collection- What can we do with it

UAVs can be used to quickly capture a great deal of data quickly. Did you know that photogrammetric tools can automatically process photos into 3D models that are accurate and geo-referenced? But, what can you do with photogrammetry data collected by a drone? Where does photogrammetric data quality land on the accuracy scale compared to other reality capture techniques?

We’ll cover…
• What tools can be used for photogrammetry
• The data UAVs can collect
• How to translate photographs into useable point clouds
• What you can do with photogrammetry-based point clouds
• how to analyze, share and integrate as-built data

Presenter: Daniel Chapek
Manager- North America, Reality Capture Solutions Division with IMAGINiT Technologies

Food & Drinks provided by: IMAGINiT Technologies

Join us for our monthly Kansas City Revit/BIM user group meeting.
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May meeting: What’s new in Revit 2018

When: Thursday, May 25th, 2017
6:00-6:15 p.m. (Eat & Mingle)
6:15-7:15 p.m. (Presentation)

Where: Mid-West CAD
620 State Route 291 #106
Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64063
(800) 279-3221

Topic: What’s new in Revit 2018

Join Jeremy Weber, Technical Specialist at Mid-West CAD, as he takes you through the new and enhanced Revit features which include increased performance as well as improved coordination and workflow for Architecture, MEP and Structure.

Presenter: Jeremy Weber, Technical Specialist at Mid-West CAD

Food & Drinks provided by: Mid-West CAD

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April meeting: Business Decisions from BIM Analytics

When: Thursday, April 27th, 2017

6:00-6:15 p.m. (Eat & Mingle)

6:15-7:15 p.m. (Presentation) 

Where: Henderson Engineers

8345 Lenexa Dr #300

Lenexa, KS 66214

(913) 742-5000

 

Topic: Business Decisions from BIM Analytics

This presentation will show you how you can utilize the Revit API to automate the collection of BIM data across your organization. You will see how to analyze and visualize this data. And we will discuss how this data can be transformed into information that can benefit your organization.

Presenter: Adam Roth & Chris Lutz
 

Food & Drinks provided by: Henderson Engineers

 

Join us for our monthly Kansas City Revit/BIM user group meeting. Spread the word to anyone who may find this of interest.

 

Please RSVP at kcmokanrug@gmail.com.

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