New InfraWorks update with better BIM and GIS workflows

Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS is first in-product competence from joint venture among Esri and Autodesk. More advance features are included in InfraWorks update.

Autodesk’s alliance with Esri adds new wings in the latest Autodesk InfraWorks software update. The most exciting feature is that there exists a new Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS.

The objective of Autodesk is to make BIM + GIS workflows superior across the software pipelines of different infrastructure design and engineering professionals. The connector is utilized to develop an InfraWorks model directly from GIS data to be published to Esri’s ArcGIS Online.

All the data in GIS from Esri’s ArcGIS comes into InfraWorks. This information flow among these two most recognized apps signify that when the Esri-based GIS data is updated the InfraWorks is also updated and restored.

The latest update to InfraWorks comprises of other new features and enhancements. It becomes easier to edit vertical curve values directly in the Curves Properties panel. There exists Delayed Model Regeneration to facilitate the designers to proceed on and not waiting for entire model to be refreshed each time while creating small modifications to the model, similar to moving a curb.

Opportunities for Surveyors:

InfraWorks views can be easily availed through web and mobile devices but the feature now comprises of a bookmarks and detailed model data view. Finally, BIM 360 users will be able to view account and project name data evidently while receiving projects in several and different BIM 360 accounts. It is a BIM 360 upgrading that carries over to superior workflows for InfraWorks.

To get more information, go through the following link

New InfraWorks update with better BIM and GIS workflows

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Benefits of BIM for Surveyors throughout retrofitting of a construction works

The prime responsibility of a surveyor is to deal with several measurements, values, costs, schedules dimensions and demarcations which are gathered from trustworthy and precise sources of data. BIM facilitates the surveyors to avail and evaluate all this data in form of geometries, numerals, and essential foot notes [with annotations to building object and modeled elements] for clear-cut information.

As-built BIM models allow in visualizing the data, finally authorizing surveyors to obtain detail information as well as insights. This insight allows survey professionals to perform proper analysis with the purpose of giving suggestions to architects and contractors for the sake of occupants and all the stakeholders who are associated with the building design and development projects.

When it is required to arrange the BIM models in as-built conditions of the building, the construction works or the infrastructure are analyzed prior to scanning and redesigning the project.

By maintaining exact level of detailing of designs in BIM, the project is expanded and a development stage is reflected for construction management related decisions. Issues associated with constructability, probable clashes, challenges in building up a wall or taking off one, time and cost, etc. are examined, risks are computed and mistakes are amended in the initial phase by a team collaboration among the engineers and the surveyors.

Opportunities for Surveyors:

• BIM for surveyors enhances collaboration and co-ordinations between multi-disciplinary teams
• BIM facilitates the surveyors to work out embodied CO2 in buildings and recommend remedies
• BIM allows the surveyor to quickly finish the work cost-effectively.
• Produce accessible synchronized information concerning project performance & constant maintenance of the property
• Surveyors can make best use of their work profile with BIM
• Ability to make proper decision for spatial planning, material orders, and QTOs – in case of retrofitting

With BIM, the surveyors get the ability to accomplish their jobs efficiently & with superior collaborative input. BIM for surveyors is rightly crucial whether it is a project of new construction works or retrofitting a really elderly one.


Benefits of BIM for Surveyors throughout retrofitting of a construction works

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The role of BIM Execution Plan (BEP) for MEP firms

With advancement of BIM, the demand for BIM Execution or Implementation Plan is also increased. BEP facilitates every project stakeholder to get updated with the project. Now MEP firms extensively implement BEP for improved BIM Level 2 execution.

BEP becomes part and parcel for construction projects specifically large and complicated projects like BIM. The basic BEP plan is utilized to make sure that all the stakeholders, architectural, structural and MEP professionals remain on the equivalent page and proceed at the same predefined pace retaining the clear view in focus.

So, BEP in its nature signifies consulting insights on how BIM will be enforced across the project for each professional ranging from designer, MEP engineer, MEP consultant, or a MEP contractor as well as inter-disciplinary design teams and engineers.

How does BEP impact MEP firms?

Specifically MEP firms reap the most benefits from BEP on BIM coordination. Any MEP firm that deals with a complicated construction project plays a significant role across phases to remain organized. With a BIM implementation plan or a BIM consulting partner BEP is formulated easily to make sure that each stakeholder recognizes their part and can adopt the activities consequently and make out what should be anticipated from other disciplines.

• BEP Documents: The information provided in BEP documents comprise of a plan for BIM adoption, how the data in BIM files are generated, controlled, documented and distributed across the disciplines. When Mep Firms can access such information sets, their teams will to able to undertake decisions for fabrication, delivery at site and installation.

• Project Guide: Aside, when major deliverables and a guide to project milestones are evidently defined, MEP engineers and teams who participate in the project at later stages with regards to other design engineers, BEP plays a very important role in adopting up to date decisions.

• BEP for construction projects: BEP for the construction projects also comprise of practical working method with the details of filenames, abbreviations and acronyms, annotations, symbols in mark-up drawings (if any) and lots other used in the BIM model. The detailed plans in BEP with a guide simplify the task of MEP teams; particularly in formulating MEP coordination drawings and finalizing MEP layout.

Advantages of BEP to MEP firms: When BEP are designed with complete documents to integrate various teams and collaborate to accomplish the project in a systematic and phased manner. BEP provides benefits to MEP teams in the following ways.

• Superior communication and management
• Improved collaboration as per standards
• Reduce reworks
• Saving of time and costs

The role of BIM Execution Plan (BEP) for MEP firms

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Improve your AutoCAD skills with a series of 30+ AutoCAD 2D and 3D drawings

Jaiprakash Pandey, the renowned mechanical engineer and Autodesk AutoCAD Certified Professional, has conducted an online course for AutoCAD users. The users can enhance their AutoCAD skills with a series of 30+ AutoCAD 2D and 3D drawings.

This course is specifically designed for the users who possess minimum knowledge of AutoCAD 2D and 3D tools as well as for those users who have already finished AutoCAD 2D or 3D courses on SourceCAD.

The course comprises of numerous 2D and 3D drawings which can be used for operating the tools learned throughout the AutoCAD course. There are three main sections which include AutoCAD 2D, 3D and advance 3D drawings of objects from real life like Nut, bolt and gears.

Course Topics:

• 2D and 3D practice drawings
• Downloadable PDF and DWG file with dimensioning
• Frequently updated content
• Advance 3D projects like coupling and Coke bottle included


• Minimum knowledge of AutoCAD 2D and 3D tools
• AutoCAD 2013 or any later version

To register online, go through the following link

Improve your AutoCAD skills with a series of 30+ AutoCAD 2D and 3D drawings

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CitA Tech Live – An exclusive event for BIM and Construction Professionals

CitA Tech Live is an exclusive event that will be held on 8th and 9th November, 2018 in Croke Park Stadium, Dublin.

In this event, there will be 50 exhibitors, 8 keynote speakers, 4 live stages, panel discussions & networking scopes with construction industry professionals.

In this event, the exhibitors will demonstrate the newest construction technologies which exist in the current market. There will be 4 live stages to demonstrate the technology in action.

This event provides great scope to network with various industry professionals and uncover the direction your organization should get for transition to digital technology.

The event will explore the technologies:

Smart Cities & Internet of Things, Reality Technologies, Robotics & Automation, 3D Printing, Drones & Geo Spatial Technologies, BIM Innovations

Near about 500 delegates will take part in CitA Tech Live and they will be associated with industry professionals to innovation.

To book your tickets online, click on the link For sponsorship opportunities, contact Mai Morrissey,

To get more detail information on CitA Tech Live can be found on the website,

CitA Tech Live – An exclusive event for BIM and Construction Professionals

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A position is vacant for BIM/Design Coordinator

The Opportunity: A position is vacant for BIM/Design coordinator on full time basis to offer its service for a highly reputed electrical services and data/communications company.

Any BIM & Revit users who hail from either a Building Services or Architectural background can apply for the post.

Duties & Liabilities:

• Accomplish detailed designs on Electrical projects.
• Deal with a wide array of small to large scale industrial & commercial projects.
• Make coordination with the design team all over the Australian offices.
• Make coordination with other consultants & clients.
• Effectively deal with documentation work entrusted by the engineers.
• Avail the opportunity to make bright career as a Design Manager.

Skills and Experience:

• Sound knowledge in Revit and CAD
• Be familiar with other BIM software tools & BIM processes.
• Sound communication & presentation skills
• Proper attention to detail and sound documentation skills
• A well-built design background from a MEP discipline will be an added advantage
• Familiar with the Electrical industry but it is not compulsory


• Nice working culture
• Car allowance / Car provided for the right candidate
• Adjustable working hours
• First-rate remuneration
• Huge career progression!

Apply: To get more details about the position, give a call to Sarah Wells on 02 9350 8330 or apply directly sending your resume in MS word format through mail at

A position is vacant for BIM/Design Coordinator

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Steps associated with MEP Coordination Systems

MEP coordination is considered as one of the most vital process in construction that should be given special attention. The system makes sure that the structural framework and architectural design are not conflicted with its MEP-FP systems. Based on the level of details (LOD) and need of the client, the MEP coordination method differs in every organization. MEP Coordination Systems contains the following stages :-

1. Assessment of Consultant Design Drawings and Structural/Architectural Plans: Preliminary, the MEP coordination service facilitates the organization to obtain single line drawings from the MEP-contractors or consultants. Afterward, they study the structural and architectural plans thoroughly. Besides, they study the MEP specifications except for the assessment of drawings, layouts with reliability. Finally, MEP coordination services provider designs a brief plan for coordination.

2. 3D Prototype Formation: To fulfill the need in initial phase, the MEP coordinator generates an accurate 3D model by applying AutoCAD or Revit. This 3D model demonstrates total MEP services with adherence to the architectural and structural conditions of the building. Besides, this entire model acts as the base for various other important development-related plans, elevations or sections. MEP coordinator employs the 3D model for client inputs as well as generating complete walkthroughs.

3. Conflict detection and Resolution: In this phase, the 3D model set up earlier is tested for clashes among the MEP systems and the design elements. For this, they use Navisworks, a particular clash-detection software application. It detects all types of clashes like workflow clashes, geometry-related hard clashes, and clearance clashes. Besides, the MEP coordinator detects possible alternatives and deliver them to the clients.

4. Formation of Coordinated Sections and Drawings: Once a 3D model is tested for vertical and horizontal coordination, then the drawing sets are arranged to demonstrate how MEP-FP systems function in coordination as well as for more transparency, annotation and tagging process. The organizations who are liable to control MEP coordination can get elevation, section, and isometric views from the 3D model produced earlier. Besides, these can be applied for client explanations.

5. Formation of Detailed Service Drawings: In this stage, all the structural service-by-service drawings are generated and the details are included with reference to their dimensions like heights, and distances from gridlines. Site installation teams utilize these drawings and develop the base for fabrication drawings.

6. Formation of Spool, Fabrication Drawings, and Hangar Drawings: On basis of the scope of work, particular services drawings are utilized to generate fabrication drawings through some software or detailing. These drawings illustrate fabrication features for ductwork, and hence the CNC machines can directly identify them for rendering purposes.

If required, the MEP coordination unit also indicates the details of the model to create spooling data for production crews. Except for this, the firm can even plan out and then demonstrate the hangars for every design. As soon as the plan is made, the hangar specifications are provided on a list for the production units.

In MEP coordination systems, some steps may be omitted with regards to the scope of the project. Although each point is important for completing any project successfully devoid of any setbacks, additional cost, and unanticipated design amendments.

7. As-Fitted Modifications: This final step is associated with making modifications to the design model and the pictures because of some site changes from the construction designs. If the coordination work is perfect, and the installation is done according to the construction drawing directions and plans, the amendments to the as-fitted (also defined as as-installed and as-built) designs are least amount.


Steps associated with MEP Coordination Systems

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