Autodesk Premium Sponsor at I-HEEP2016

by: Teresa Elliott | 08/07/2016
Estimated Reading time: 6 - 10 minutes

Join Autodesk for the 2016 International Highway Engineering Exchange Program  in Helena, MT Sept 11-15.  We are proud to be a premium sponsor this year.

Come visit Autodesk in Booth 18 to talk about the key focus areas for this year’s conference including advances with 3D – 4D – 5D modeling; highway engineering technology (advancing technologies); engineering success stories and more. Hear from our customers in the sessions as they discuss transforming workflows that support the future of transportation. Join us in our technology showcase to get a glimpse into Autodesk vision for the future of making things helping to achieve more connected workflows starting with technology available today.

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Autodesk and advancing technology 

Reception: Autodesk technology showcase

Join Autodesk for a showcase highlighting advancing technology that supports EDC Initiatives and helps to transform road and highway design. If you are ready to see what’s possible for the of future transportation systems and network with  your peers, this reception is for you.



See more of what’s new in InfraWorks 360 here.


Autodesk customers lead the way

Session: How VHB used early stage modeling to help make more informed decisions on Rhode Island DOT projects

This presentation will demonstrate how modeling from the earliest stages of a highway project is helping VHB make more informed decisions on projects. One project that will be showcased is a Boulevard-style redesign being considered to replace seven bridges along a Rhode Island highway. As the DOT looks for new and innovative ways to improve aging infrastructure, they are turning to new approaches to design and communicate change to public stakeholders. Presenters will show how modeling tools and workflows used at very early stage design gave project teams the ability to access in context information at a stage where they were able to evaluate multiple proposals rapidly and present compelling visualizations for both technical and non-technical stakeholders, which was essential to the success of the project. Topics will cover design and visualization use cases, including traffic analysis and the use of Google glasses for AR


SPEAKER: Ryan Noyes, VHB


Session: Worldwide BIM Mandates and the Changing Face of Highway Design in the US

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation not only changed the technology used to design their highways in 2009, they also changed the way they looked at highway project development as a whole. This is a common theme worldwide, as governments around the world are grappling with challenges related to building and maintaining safe and effective transportation systems in a time when budget shortfalls are common. In this session, presenters will consider similarities between the goals of global BIM mandates, including those in the UK and Germany, and 3D Model Based Design initiatives being advanced within US DOTs.

Discussion items will include how the Wisconsin DOT’s thoughts on 3D Design is changing, being driven in part by feedback from construction contractors. With the model at the center, other traditional deliverables, as well as non-traditional deliverables can be extracted from the model, moving the industry closer to moving construction models to the asset management phase


SPEAKER: Jerry Zogg, P.E., Wisconsin Department of Transportation


Session: Best Practices taken from Land Development for enabling construction ready surfaces during Highway design

This presentation will discuss how the transition from CAD to modeling is enabling workflows to dynamically link the subgrade surface while you build and modify your finish ground surface.  This process provides advantages whereby multilevel subgrade and/or sub-base surfaces can be designed with a persistent link to the roadway ground surface, enabling an automated machine guided construction process that is always consistent with the design intent.


SPEAKER: Creg Dieziger, Morrison Maierle


Session: A case study: The Regina Bypass

Presentation focuses on using Autodesk InfraWorks 360 to quickly develop flyover proposals for the Regina Bypass project. The discussion includes:

  • Quickly generate background information including aerial photos, ground surfaces and existing structures and roadways.
  • Drone capture to supplement existing conditions data.
  • Generate general layout of roadways horizontal and vertical alignments.
  • Export out to other products such as Civil 3D for more detailed design.
  • Pull as-designed alignments back into InfraWorks 360 for easy visualization capabilities.
  • Layout roadways with much more realistic views (templates).
  • Add annotation such as 3D floating text.
  • Add city furniture such as street lights, signs, trees, and cars.
  • Generate animation of cars using 3D Studio Max.
  • Quickly generate a flythrough of project corridor (over 20 miles).
  • Publishing Scenarios and sharing via the Web.
  • Future considerations
    • Web Scenarios used for Augmented Reality.
    • Models used for Virtual Reality.


SPEAKER: Kevin O’Connor, P.E., Parsons Corporation


Session: A case study – Huntington Collect, Extract, and Visualize Assets with Mobile Mapping

West Virginia DOT and Transcend Spatial Solutions (Transcend) completed a pilot project to collect mobile LiDAR for 281 miles of roadway in Huntington, WV.  The imagery and LiDAR data was collected in 5 days and processed to point clouds and corresponding video in 40 hours. This session will walk through an overview and results of this pilot project and will consider new and emerging Autodesk technology that is set to change how data/information is extracted from point cloud data.


SPEAKER: Brad Adams, Transcend Spatial  Solutions


Session: Enhancing public outreach using BIM/CIM oriented planning and design

Technology is transforming the way we design and construct everything, from buildings to cities and the roads and networks that connects them together. The rise of reality capture, cloud computing, and social and mobile platforms integrated with building information modeling is dramatically extending how we think about transportation systems design. This session will explore using BIM/Civil Infrastructure oriented planning and design tools to

  • Accelerate and streamline the approval process for stakeholders on a public outreach project for a planning study for the Gateway Station project in downtown NC, a multimodal transit hub for the region.
  • Develop the final proposal for the US DoT Smart City Challenge submission by the City of Austin.


SPEAKER: Mark Kauffman, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Learn more

Get more information on Autodesk solutions that support transportation here:

Don’t let your design workflows fall behind.  Learn more about how advancing technologies help  transform transportation systems design here: 5 Ways Your Design Team can avoid becoming obsolete.

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