GRAPHISOFT Master Classes connect GRAPHISOFT developers, product designers, consultants and trainers with BIM managers, architects, engineers and all ARCHICAD enthusiasts seeking to deepen their knowledge of ARCHICAD.
GRAPHISOFT Master Classes is a two-day conference with lectures and discussions about the new ARCHICAD version and the latest BIM technologies and trends. Workshops are divided into four topics: MODELING, BIM MANAGEMENT, PRESENTATION and COLLABORATION. Social events include two dinners in beautiful Budapest, home of ARCHICAD.
October 3-4, 2019
Budapest, Park Inn by Radisson
The Rhythmic Gymnastics Center in Moscow - the ARCHICAD 23 signature building - is more than just an ARCHICAD project, it’s a true collaboration masterpiece. Vitali will reveal the details of the workflow behind its creative process.
During the ARCHICAD-Revit collaboration workshop, we will learn about important Revit concepts relevant to understanding how both software work and how the exchange of BIM models works between them.
We will review some ARCHICAD IFC Translators, practice the many different settings, and check which are better for each case by visualizing the behavior of the elements after export and import.
To achieve this, we willrun a few tests in ARCHICAD and Revit to compare the main possibilities in exchange and to experience, in practice, some best practices of the collaboration between them.
The workshop will explore the auditing process of architectural projects to ensure model and data consistency with ARCHICAD and Solibri. It will consist of a theoretical and a practical part.
In the theoretical part, the following topics will be covered:
The practical part will be split into two sections. In the first section, ARCHICAD will be used as a QA tool and different areas of model and data checks will be explored, such as element clashes, classification checks, attribute (layers, building materials, etc.) checks. A number of different tools that can be used in the context of auditing a project in ARCHICAD will be presented.
In the second section, Solibri will be used as a QA tool for more thorough project audits. A number of rulesets will be presented for different model checks, such as element clashes, classification and attribute checks, element ID management, asset data validation and verification checks, etc. Attendees will be provided with sample files and are welcome to follow the instructor’s steps on their laptops if they have the required licenses for ARCHICAD and Solibri. At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a good understanding of the auditing process of architectural projects and the tools and techniques that can be used to perform them.
The specific workflow in historic building renovation requires a highly different approach to the project from the survey, through the concept design to acquiring permits and architectural planning. The workshop will explain which steps have to be taken into consideration in historical renovations and will show how to develop these steps in BIM and ARCHICAD.
1. Surveys and design phase We will explore different methods of surveying, analysis, communication with the investor with a special focus on point clouds and modeling. We will discuss the specific approach and BIM-based communication during the preparation of construction, pricing, timing and implementation in BIM.
2. Site preparation, implementation and facility management. We will examine the on-site communication, change management workflow and data storage methods as well. We will also investigate the connection of non-BIM data with the IFC database, which is specific for renovations, but also for its use throughout the building’s lifecycle. We will look at the BIM-based workflow for a project with a fixed maximum building cost and BIM-based LCA and LCC.
Try the Beam and Column tools on your own! In this session, you will learn about these improved tools.
Power BI is a business analytics solution that lets you visualize your data and share insights across your organization or embed them in your app or website. This then allows users to make informed business and design decisions and to convey relevant information to clients in a meaningful and easy-to-understand manner. The simple analytics that can be extracted are limited only by your ability to manage properties in ARCHICAD and your imagination. By utilizing the properties function, you can start opening up the possibility to schedules that quantify and compare all manner of data such as:
In this workshop, we will examine how to set up your ARCHICAD file to get the most out of Power BI, how to start with a good data management plan and how to set up ARCHICAD for enhanced Power BI compatibility. We will also look at how you can use Power BI to analyze issue management data extracted from BIMcollab as well as for marketing and management purposes within your architectural practice.
In this workshop you will learn tips and tricks on how to use various ARCHICAD tools and their combinations to create contemporary architectural drawings right from your BIM model in an automated way. During the workshop after a theoretical introduction about the different uses of architectural graphics, we will guide you through a set of hands-on exercises in the following topics:
This workshop session is ideal for all of you that feel you never had enough time to properly update yourself about the new ARCHICAD version. The Beam and Column tools’ advancements are one of the main features of ARCHICAD 23. In this session you will discover some powerful capabilities in detail, including the new Opening tool.
The digital transformation of the building industry faces a wide range of challenges related to collaboration and data exchange methods. Therefore, open standards are an important factor in digital transformation to ensure the exchange of data across various disciplines and software providers and to enable seamless collaboration between all those involved in the building process. During this 45-minute plenary session, you will learn about both Open BIM workflow using different software solutions in different stages of a project, and the seamless exchange of data through native connections between different BIM and non-BIM solutions.
This workflow plenary session demonstrates an integrated Open BIM workflow using some of pioneering Nemetschek BIM products such as GRAPHISOFT ARCHICAD, BLUEBEAM Revu, Solibri Model Checker, and dRofus, in parallel with other vendors’ IFC-based software solutions such as Tekla and STR Vision CPM. To prove the concept, selected cases will be discussed and presented in action such as the “Hall Europa Fira” pilot project, which was launched as a joint pilot activity in 2015 in collaboration with the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona. This project used to showcase uses of BIM to a wide range of experts in the building industry and smart cities, which are not limited to architects, designers and building companies, but also investors, owners and operators of a property or infrastructure project.
Insight into the design workflow of ARCHICAD: principles and practice
The topic of this workshop will be the collaboration with external partners and within the internal team on the complex and large-scale central bus station in Bratislava. The bus station is integrated with a shopping mall; the area of the project is more than 280 000 m2. A different collaboration approach is required for the partners working on MEP and structures in Revit, Tekla or AutoCAD. We will go through the data flow from ARCHICAD to subcontractors and back to ARCHICAD. We will explore the best workflows for working with 2D and 3D data, combining scattered data together with keeping the point of origin, matching floor structure and other important parameters. Internal collaboration and information exchange can consume a lot of time and can lead to information inconsistency. In larger projects where you need to work on separate model and documentation files, collaboration becomes an even bigger challenge. To avoid this, we need processes that eliminate double work. The information has to be in one place and distributed by automated update processes to different locations in different formats. A nice by-product is a small project team that is able to work more effectively. We will show you how it is possible to do so on a large-scale project!
Learn about the relationship between BIM standards and ARCHICAD: how they affect your everyday life and how they can be implemented in your office template and workflows. We’ll also take a look at the specifics of ISO 19650 and some national additions to it.
WEBBER AUSTRALIA has developed a way of using ARCHICAD that delivers high performance and quality construction documentation on very large and complex projects. It has been referred to as "the WEBBER way". This method is designed to standardize workflows to achieve WEBBER’s Intelligent Construction service. It has proved to be a winning solution for WEBBER lately as they are currently working on a $500m retail project in Sydney and will be starting on a high-profile conversion of a pair of heritage buildings into a 5-star hotel with a construction cost of $350m. The hotel owner/developer has lost confidence in the current team using Revit and has made the bold move to fire them and appoint WEBBER!
In the architectural design processes, we often encounter repetitive manual tasks that are dependent on other design elements, and therefore subject to continuous changes. Some of those tasks can be automated given a predefined clear set of rules; for example, placing windows on a façade and becoming dynamic instead of adding constraints to the design and documentation processes.
Using the parametric nature of Grasshopper coupled with the BIM environment of ARCHICAD, it is possible to create smarter adaptable workflows. We will learn how to define rules on a large scale building to define the possible glazed and opaque areas of a façade, how we can control the window/BRA ratio of a room as early as possible and optionally perform daylight analysis, and how easy it is to then create parameters to send from Grasshopper window elements back to the ARCHICAD project. As a parametric workflow, any change in ARCHICAD related to the inputs of Grasshopper will regenerate a new design following the rules.
We will create some part of the script ourselves, and some parts will be given to you. You will understand how to think in parametric terms to optimize and customize your future workflows, recycling parts of your scripts.
Organizing a design team is a challenge in itself but organizing six different architectural practices (with their collaborators) to act as one takes the challenge to a whole new level. If you add an ultra-short deadline, the fact that this was the BIM pilot-project for the client and for some of the architectural practices involved and you end up with a recipe for disaster. These were the requirements for the luxury camping project on the Croatian coast: the client wanted the project delivered in a few months, six different teams were supposed to develop six different zones, all of them using different software and the end result had to be unified and standardized. It was a massive-scale project: a peninsula of 300,000 sqm was about to be converted to a 5-star luxury camping resort with different zones ranging from swimming pools and restaurants to mobile homes and glamping. All of that in just four months.
Keyword for the successful project delivery was BIM management. The tool was BIMcloud.
Based on our OPEN BIM implementation case study, in this session you will learn how the BIM management team tackled the challenges of setting up a successful workflow for architects, engineers, clients, project managers and contractors. You will learn about setting up a complex BIM project, possible problems you might encounter, considering different software platforms, model and data exchange and coordination of different trades via shared cloud platforms. Lessons learned will be shared with you so the next time you have an opportunity to take part in such a project, you will be prepared for the challenge ahead.
The workshop will look into best practices of developing a BIM Execution Plan (BEP). It will consist of a theoretical and a practical part. In the theoretical part, the following topics will be covered:
In the practical part, attendees will be split into teams and will be given a project scenario and roles. Each one of them should contribute (from their point of view) in developing a high-level BEP, which encourages OpenBIM workflows and ensures successful delivery of the project requirements.
At the end of the workshop, attendees will have a good understanding of the development and maintenance process of a BEP, its contents and the areas that need to be given special attention.
Object libraries are the key to success in today’s information-driven construction industry. The internet is full of ready-to-use, highly detailed and data-rich objects in various formats but how can these be used in your own ARCHICAD projects on an effective way? Which tools can be used for creating and maintaining custom objects without programming knowledge? How can you fine-tune your libraries not to slow down the software? In this session you will learn about composing, managing and using object libraries to enhance productivity and optimize project performance.
Vitali Krestianchik chose his future profession already in his childhood, following his father's example. In 2006, he graduated from the Brest State Technical University in Belarus as an architect. During his studies at the University, he was inspired by ARCHICAD and its principles, later known as BIM. After moving to Moscow in 2008, he took part in the architectural and BIM design of several shopping malls and the Morozov Children's Hospital in Moscow. Vitali is highly skilled not only in ARCHICAD, but also in AutoCAD Architecture, Revit, Navisworks and Solibri. However, he uses ARCHICAD as the main design tool in absolutely all projects. He currently works at CPU Pride as the Head of BIM.
Merging architecture and engineering, Franz facilitates the workflows between people, different software, and efficiently supports the design and evaluation processes of buildings. To that end, he uses computational design focusing on the potential of CAD/GIS/BIM interoperability. He is proud to work with amazing people within the Sustainability Team at LINK ARKITEKTUR, Oslo, and to always engage in new challenges.
Huw Roberts was named Chief Executive Officer of GRAPHISOFT in 2019 and oversees the firm’s global business operations. Prior to joining GRAPHISOFT in 2018 as VP, Americas, Huw served as Chief Marketing Officer for BlueCielo, a global Asset Lifecycle Information Management software company, and prior to that as Vice President of Marketing for Bentley Systems, a global leader in software solutions for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Huw holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Ákos Pfemeter joined GRAPHISOFT in 1999 as a technical support engineer. Shortly thereafter, he took on the management of the Technical Support team, followed by Client Services and Product Management. Ákos has led GRAPHISOFT’s global marketing efforts since 2007. His current responsibilities also include GRAPHISOFT’s product strategy, customer relations and business management. Prior to joining GRAPHISOFT, Ákos spent three years in the building industry as an architect. Ákos holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and an MBA from Buckinghamshire New University, UK.
Péter Mohácsi is GRAPHISOFT's Director of Product Design. He joined the company in 2002 as a product designer, with a focus on improving ARCHICAD functions related to interoperability, documentation and performance. He headed projects to upgrade ARCHICAD's usability and fun factor, designing new interactions such as guidelines, tracker, cutting planes, pet palette and selection enhancements. Péter was also a lead designer of Teamwork 2.0, BIM Server, and the new Shell and Morph tools. He oversaw the UX design of the BIMx Hyper-model and the complete redesign of ARCHICAD’s user interface, introduced in ARCHICAD 20. Five years ago, Péter assumed management duties as leader of the User Experience Team. He has been Director of GRAPHISOFT Product Design since 2017.
Colin is an Architect with over 35 years’ experience, including over 25 years of that using BIM. As VDC Services Director at WEBBER Australia, he is responsible for leading the teams in delivering a full range of Intelligent Construction™ BIM/VDC services. Colin’s considerable depth of experience in the architectural and construction sectors both in Australia and internationally assists him in utilizing the most appropriate technological approach to meet the specific BIM/VDC requirements of a particular project. Recognized as an OpenBIM expert, he has an in-depth knowledge of how to achieve interoperability between a wide range of BIM platforms with a particular focus on the delivery needs of large construction projects.
Ioanna Alsasua is a licensed architect (COAC – graduate of the University of Navarra) and senior BIM consultant at SIMBIM® Solutions (GRAPHISOFT Distributor and BLUEBEAM Silver Partner), where she also serves as Chief Operating Officer. She has expertise in OPENBIM project management and integration processes for small, medium and large accounts. Her focus on software solutions for the AEC industry goes beyond software features and she focuses on integrated software ecosystems and process management. She also holds a master’s degree in “Urban and Architectural Management and Valuation” from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).
Marin Račić is an architect and a BIM expert from Croatia. He runs two companies: Award-winning architectural design studio, MR 2, and 3D ART, a long-time ARCHICAD distributor in Croatia, a BIM management and implementation company. He is one of the leading BIM experts in Croatia and has held ARCHICAD- and BIM-related lectures and workshops in Croatia and abroad (Dubai, Munich, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Riga, Marseille, Nottingham, Liverpool, Innsbruck, etc.). He is active in various BIM organizations: BIM Board at the Croatian Chamber of Architects and BIM Task Group at the Ministry of Construction. Marin has also been a member of the organization teams for various BIM conferences and workshops in Croatia. In the last few years, he has been implementing BIM in the largest Croatian companies and design offices. He has been swimming in BIM waters since 1996 when he learned how to use ARCHICAD at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb.
Tamás works as a Senior BIM Consultant for GRAPHISOFT. He helps clients all over the world to get the most out of ARCHICAD and OPEN BIM. He regularly presents related topics at training events and conferences. He used to teach Advanced ARCHICAD and BIM at the Budapest University of Technology, where he graduated earlier as an architect. He is a member of CEN/TC 442 (BIM standardization in EU) through the MSZT (Hungarian Standards Institute).
Gábor is a passionate user of ARCHICAD since version 7.0. After graduating as an architect, Gabor started to work as a GDL developer in Budapest. He worked on hundreds of custom objects and also took part in the development of libraries for the German, Swiss and Austrian localized versions of ARCHICAD for 7 years. From 2014, he spent four years in the United Kingdom, where he worked on the NBS National BIM Library and had the opportunity to develop object libraries for multiple BIM platforms as well. In 2018, Gabor joined GRAPHISOFT’s Training and Certification Team as a Senior BIM Consultant. The development and delivery of various training and the management of the certification system are among his responsibilities. He holds a RICS Certificate in BIM Project Management and has a solid understanding of Revit Families and IFC as well.
Pantelis, who is an ARB registered Architect, is a Senior BIM Consultant at GRAPHISOFT HQ. He is responsible for developing training material, delivering training to GRAPHISOFT partners and clients worldwide and offering consultancy services to large accounts on BIM implementation and template creation. Pantelis is also responsible for the BIM Manager Program at GRAPHISOFT, a thorough 5-day training for BIM Managers and BIM Coordinators. Before joining GRAPHISOFT, Pantelis was John Robertson Architects’ (JRA) BIM Manager for almost 4 years in London, UK, leading the practice’s BIM strategy. JRA, an AJ 100 practice, has delivered a number of high-quality projects in the UK and internationally and Pantelis had been involved in several complex projects utilizing BIM workflows, based on the UK BIM Level 2 suite of standards. In previous roles, Pantelis was NBS’s Training and Education Manager in the UK and a freelance Architect working on small to medium scale residential and commercial projects in Greece and abroad. He has been using ARCHICAD since version 8.1.
Mohsen S. Far is an architect and senior BIM consultant at SIMBIM® Solutions (GRAPHISOFT Distributor and BLUEBEAM Silver Partner), where he also serves as CEO. He has expertise in preparation and implementation of digital transformation workflows in practices related to the building industry. He is also an expert researcher in the fields of urban planning, land management, urban economy, regeneration, brownfields, and construction process management, with affiliation to the Center of Land Policy and Valuation at the Polytechnic University of Catalunya, European Real Estate Society, and Professional Certification Committee of buildingSMART international. He is enjoying and using ARCHICAD since version 6.5 and in 2018, he obtained the title and established the first GRAPHISOFT training and certification center.
Victor is a Senior BIM Consultant at GRAPHISOFT Headquarters. He is experienced with ARCHICAD Training and Certification, Revit Training, Template Creation and BIM Implementation with both software.
Tony Fitzpatrick is a self-taught architect originally from New Zealand where he ran his own design business for 20 years, transitioning to ARCHICAD in 1999, with numerous residential and light commercial buildings throughout New Zealand and central Japan to his name. Since 2012, he has harnessed the freedom of the digital revolution, operating his design business remotely from Russia and Japan before taking up a full-time position at AW2 Arkkitehdit in Helsinki, Finland in 2015. At AW2 he has been a key driver in their BIM Development along with his younger brother Karl and is currently Head of BIM Development. He continues to also operate his own design business in New Zealand outside of work and when not buried deep in ARCHICAD can be found playing with his young daughter or playing cricket.
Máté is an architect who works as a BIM Consultant for GRAPHISOFT. His experience in working on residential, retail and landscape architecture projects in international architectural and design studios over the years awoke his passion for architectural visualization. Within GRAPHISOFT his main responsibilities are software implementation and technical support for clients around the world. However, Máté advanced his interest in visualization into becoming a GRAPHISOFT expert in real-time rendering solutions, such as Twinmotion and Unreal Studio.
Architect and founder of the Masák & Partner architectural studio and the Masák & Partner Group, which is an umbrella organization developing new spaces and implementing solutions for culturally robust and sustainable living. The studio has been using the BIM model for monument restoration for over 10 years and managed to finish over 200 projects with a volume of 500 billion EUR. In addition, the studio implements calculations and timelines into the model and uses BIM-based communication within each project.
Lukáš started working for SIEBERT+TALAŠ after graduating from the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Bratislava, Slovakia. Thanks to the diversity of projects at SIEBERT+TALAŠ, he gained experience on buildings of different functions and scales: from bank interiors, through residential flat roof houses and villas to office buildings. Using these skills, he became a leading member of the team, which creates and develops internal BIM standards for the company and is also a member of the national BIM standards working group.
Lukáš currently works as a BIM manager on one of the biggest development projects in Central Europe, the new underground bus station in Bratislava. He developed workflows that enable efficient data exchange on the BIM model for the international team working on different software platforms.
Frank has nearly 15 years of professional experience with public space- and landscape design as an architect, project manager and BIM-coordinator. Over the recent years he has been deeply involved in the development of simple and reliable working methods for public space- and landscape design in BIM-collaborations, mostly on Scandinavian public hospital projects as well as a number of new residential projects. Frank strongly believes that high quality architecture in landscape and public space should not rest only in the hands of geeks and pioneers. BIM modelling must rely on tools and working methods that allows all landscape architects to use their traditional skills in the new BIM collaborations.
Szabolcs is a Senior BIM Consultant at GRAPHISOFT HQ in the Training and Certification Team. He graduated as an Architect MSc in 2014 in Hungary. He used to be a practicing architect and later he became a BIM Manager in a governmental institution. He had been involved in the Hungarian BIM Standardization processes and took great part in the creation of the Hungarian BIM Protocol. In his current role he is developing and conducting ARCHICAD related trainings all over the world. Besides that, he is a member of the Hungarian mirror committee responsible for the European BIM standardization (CEN/TC 442 BIM). He is an experienced ARCHICAD user and BIM Manager with a special focus on the OPEN BIM workflows (IFC and BCF), IFC Based Quality Assurance, BIM implementation, BIM standards and Point Cloud Based Building Surveys.
Ákos is a BIM Consultant and Algorithmic Design expert at GRAPHISOFT. He graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics as an architect. Since then, he has been working at GRAPHISOFT for 5 years, first as Technical Support engineer, then as BIM Consultant he took part in the GRAPHISOFT - McNeel collaboration to connect ARCHICAD with the leading Parametric Design solution platform that is Rhino and Grasshopper. He is responsible for developing and delivering trainings, representing GRAPHISOFT at various conferences and for specialty client consultations. His passion is to experiment with new technologies, especially in the domain of algorithmic design and automation.
Szabolcs is an architectural engineer and a BIM consultant at GRAPHISOFT. Started as a Techincal Support at headquarters and GRAPHISOFT UK in Nottingham and became a presenter and trainer developing and delivering GRAPHISOFT BIM classes around the globe.
David Lozej is an architect from Slovenia with 30 years of ARCHICAD experiences. He started to work on ARCHICAD 3.3. He will present his work on GDL libraries. He has already held GDL workshops in Ljubljana, Zagreb and Sarajevo. His main occupation is creating libraries for different manufacturers (facade systems for Trimo, windows for M Sora, skylights for Velux…). He thinks that GDL options put ARCHICAD in a superior position among competitors.
On Oct 2, Wednesday, we will hold an opening reception at 6pm in the Hotel!
If you choose to stay at the conference venue, accommodation is available at affordable rates (approximately EUR 110 – 155 / night).
Room reservation deadline: August 18.
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The early bird ticket purchase deadline is August 15.
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