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International Highway Engineering Exchange Program (IHEEP) 2019

September 8 - 12, 2019

Renaissance Asheville Hotel
31 Woodfin Street
Asheville, NC
United States

Join us in Asheville to enjoy some transportation technology “on tap!” Take advantage of the many sessions our experts are presenting to learn more about building information modeling project delivery, 3D deliverables, Industry Foundation Classes, visualization advancements, and international standards! You will gain valuable insights into how technology is reshaping the future of highway and transportation planning. 

Tuesday, September 10

Track 1 — BIM

Are You Ready to Sign and Seal 3D Deliverables?

  • Presenter: Will Sharp, HDR
  • 9:30-10 a.m. | Victoria – 125

This presentation will examine the drivers moving the industry towards adopting 3D deliverables, showcase project examples, illuminate the risks associated with this approach, and discuss resources and legal considerations.

BIM FOR Bridge & Structure Pooled Fund Initiative

  • Presenter: Julie Rivera, HDR
  • 3:30-4 p.m. | Victoria – 125

The presentation will provide an overview of the BIM for Bridges and Structures initiative, also known as TPF-5(372), and explain ways in which various stakeholders and industry partners can get involved. The pooled fund objective is to develop an open, national standard for exchanging information digitally and is a collaborative effort of 18 states, FHWA, and the AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures.

IFC Classes Explained 

  • Presenter: John Reese, HDR
  • 10:30-11 a.m. | Victoria – 125

Presenters will expose the mystery of Industry Foundation Classes and how this platform has the potential for measured efficiencies during every phase of the infrastructure lifecycle. Explore how IFC will provide predictable results and the benefits it will afford the designer, fabricator, contractor and owner.

The Value of International Standards

  • Presenter: Connor Christian, HDR
  • 1:30-2 p.m. | Victoria – 125

In this presentation, the audience will be guided through case studies of international standards that are used today to better understand the impact and ultimately the value of building up IFC as an industry standard.

Track 2 — CADD

Switching to 3D – Lessons Learned and Road Blocks

  • Presenter: Daniel Prokop, HDR
  • 3:30-4 p.m. | Swannanoa – 100

This presentation will provide examples of different obstacles when implementing 3D design and delivery of transportation projects through DOTs that have engaged in this effort, theorize potential unrealized issues that may arise, and provide suggestions for an incremental roadmap to 3D/BIM implementation for agencies that are looking to get started.

Track 5 — Construction Tech

Advancements in Visualization, VR, AR, Drones & Photorealism

  • Presenter: James Lane, HDR
  • 9:30-10 a.m. | Cherokee – 50 

The presentation will discuss (with ample visual support) how newer technologies, such as virtual reality, augmented reality and drones, are being leveraged as visualization tools on transportation projects around the country. Learn how advancements in technology over the last decade have brought about the ability to create true photorealistic representations of the unbuilt world that aren’t just visually appealing but can also be legally defensible representations of a project.

Building Bridges using BIM in Utah 

  • Presenter: Colby Christensen, HDR
  • 11-11:30 a.m. | Cherokee – 50

The presentation will discuss the preparation and transition to delivering a 3D model in place of a plan set. With construction of the first of three Utah bridges nearly complete, the coordination between owner/designer/contractor as well as the lessons learned during construction will also be discussed.