The Kid Architecture Workshop offered by Professor Jon Davey in Southern Illinois provides young students with a great foundational experience and appreciation for design as a lifelong career. This workshop has been in operation for the past 20 years, providing insights into how students learn about spatial design, building materials, visualization techniques, and using digital technologies to create design solutions. It also provides a solid foundation for students to pursue design or architecture in their post-secondary academic life. The workshop offers valuable data and insights on how learners successfully combine traditional experiential techniques with computer tools when approaching design problem solving. This class will present the Kid Architecture Workshop and will be followed by a panel discussion to find ways of assimilating and applying its findings to other areas of teaching design for a secondary audience.
Educators, faculty, and administrators who are directly engaged in teaching secondary education in design, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects
Dr. Jon Daniel Davey is an Architect, Registered Interior Designer, Professor in the School of Architecture, Director of Interior Design 1998-2001, Founder and Director of Kid Architecture and Le Petit Grand Tour d’Architecture Programs. As program director of Kid Architecture he has developed and conducted workshops for young people age 9-18 dealing with the design of the built environment with special interest in architecture and interior design for the last 24 years. His academic experience includes a Ph.D., a MS in Education, MED in Environmental Design, a Stage D'Architecture et Dessin D'Interieur, Ecole De Beaux-Arts, Paris, a BS in Architectural Studies an AAS in Architectural Technology and a Certificate of Education from the Jose Marti Institute, Havana, Cuba. He has design experience in architecture and engineering offices as well as his own firm, Prairie Design Studio. Professor Davey has developed and conducted 65 travel/study programs internationally. His present research is quite eclectic to include Neuroscience in Architecture, Architecture History, Computer-Aided Design, Environment Behavior Studies and Corporate Office Design. He has taught AutoCAD since version 1.3, has been a Teacher Trainer, and has also earned the AutoCAD Top Gun award.
Janice is the Education Program Manager for Secondary Education within Autodesk, where she executes scalable programs while maintaining a keen ear to the needs and challenges students and faculty face today. She most recently launched the Autodesk Simulation Workshop at www.autodesk.com/simulationworkshop. Janice has held roles in both the Manufacturing Industry Group and Worldwide Education at Autodesk, focusing on global projects. She served as Director of Education at an M&E ATC in Florida, where she developed custom training programs for partnerships including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Herman Miller, and Disney. Early in her career Janice was a DVD Author and Producer, and also worked as a freelance Audio Engineer. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Telecommunication from Michigan State University with a specialization in Interactive Design & Technology, and spent four years teaching in the department where she discovered her passion for working with students.
Parameters and the valuable data they contain make up one of the more powerful functions at the core of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Autodesk Revit products. In this class, we will cover parameters and their many uses in Revit in detail. This information is of special interest to MEP engineers and users who will learn how working with parameters in Revit affects project workflow, construction documentation, and the transfer of valuable data.
Autodesk Revit software has great built-in tools for adding and managing keynotes. Often these tools are underused, possibly because most design firms prefer to use their own custom notes and the process of customizing the text within the notes file may initially seem daunting. In this class, we will look at the keynoting tools starting with the spec/keynote library and the tag as they exist out-of-the-box. Then we will quickly progress to customizing the notes as well as the keynote tag. You will see how keynotes (sometimes called flagnotes) can associate a number or code and a corresponding spec or line of text to any object in a Revit model. You will also see how a simple text file of keyed notes can be easily customized to use any notes you need for your projects. We will also present options for streamlining this process. This class will be useful to beginners, intermediate users, and anyone who wants to use keynotes. You should have some knowledge of Revit navigation and tagging.
This class will show you how to get the most out of the powerful graphic features of Autodesk Revit software and incorporate all of the exiting new features in Revit 2013. You will learn valuable tips and tricks and time-proven visualization techniques to make your drawings look great. You will learn how to enhance non-rendered and rendered views with out-of-the-box advanced graphic techniques, how to improve the trees and plants used in Revit for non-rendered views, how to add photo backgrounds to renderings using a unique overlay approach, how to add a fully controllable gradient color background behind multiple views, as well as tips for improving interior and exterior rendered views. And finally, you will learn how to use old-world hand drafting techniques to add visual clarity and make your construction documents communicate and look better. Techniques include poche and surface shading patterns, profiling, transparency, and toning to create graphical layering and sheet layout.
This class will show you how to use Google Earth™ to import GIS information using AutoCAD® Civil 3D® and Autodesk® Revit® software. Autodesk Revit and Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis software will be used to properly analyze, place, and orient the design of the building. Autodesk® Revit® MEP and Autodesk® Revit® Structure software will be used to design the energy analysis and cost analysis for the class. Upon completion of any structural-related building within Autodesk Revit, an energy analysis template will be used to track all electrical and heating costs for the owner’s operational use. A second template will dictate the cost of building construction using Autodesk Revit and Autodesk® Navisworks® software. Upon completion of the Revit 3D model and cost analysis templates, Autodesk Navisworks will be used to simulate the IDP construction process. The audience will see documentation on how 3D IDP is integrated, from the Civil GIS phase to the construction and bidding phase.
This class will show you how to work programmatically with Autodesk Revit MEP software models. We will provide an overview of the entire Revit MEP API and specifically focus on the major enhancements in Revit 2013. The most important 2013 feature is the routing preference functionality. The 2013 light and light group API will also addressed. An overview of the available samples will be provided. All MEP domains including HVAC, electrical, and plumbing will be addressed. We will show how to analyze existing systems and create new MEP models from scratch. We will cover mechanical and electrical system traversal; display of system hierarchies in a tree view; components such as circuits, ducts, pipes, fittings, connectors, cable trays, and conduits; and automatic calculation and sizing based on room and space requirements. Note that prior .NET programming and Revit MEP product experience is required and that this class is not suitable for beginners.
This class covers advanced techniques that MEP modelers can use to automate the placement, modification, and customization of mechanical elements when they are confronted with complex architectural geometry. We will demonstrate techniques that involve custom workflows between Autodesk® Revit® MEP and Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software. We will discuss both software platforms simultaneously to illustrate the overlap of specific tools that are most often used solely by architects, but that can greatly enhance the productivity of MEP modeling. Attendees will learn how adaptive components, pattern-based systems, and the conceptual massing environment can be appropriated from the architectural tools to MEP users. These time-saving strategies become highly valuable when you are confronted with architectural projects of complex geometric form.
This class will explore several example applications that were created using the API, with a focus on time-saving solutions. We will discuss how to extract information from elements in linked models and describe some practical uses of the raytrace functions of the Autodesk Revit API. We will also present the use of the API to automate data manipulation and the transfer of data from other sources. We will show example applications and discuss ideas for future development.
Using Autodesk® Revit® software to model a large-scale refrigeration project with thousands of valves to schedule—all needing their own identification—while also dealing with equipment selections that seem to change the day before submittal can be a daunting task for anyone to complete. In this class, you will learn techniques to make this process easier. You will learn how to build your model to adapt to the inevitable changes that occur during the design process. The class will cover how to use groups and what factors you need to consider before grouping to avoid dramatic modeling setbacks. We will also demonstrate why you should build your own mechanical equipment to create a more accurate model.
This class will move you beyond the basics of the project execution plan and will examine collaboration practices that can help you better meet the expectations of improved coordination. The coordination tools that are available in Autodesk Revit software enable you to extend your established processes, and this class will provide the know-how to streamline the use of new techniques to augment your workflows. Successful coordination in Revit begins with the coordinate system, and we will cover project and shared coordinate setup along with coordinate alignment techniques. We will demonstrate several round-trip model exchanges to illustrate the best modeling techniques to ensure effective use of the Copy/Monitor and Coordination Review tools. We will also present additional view setup approaches using custom parameters to show you how to supplement the Coordination Review report. This class is a culmination of refining workflows over 6 years of collaboration with clients in Revit.
How does Building Information Modeling (BIM) help architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms extend the services they provide to their clients? This class will look at how Jacobs used BIM on the £350M+ London Blackfriars station project that spans the Thames River in Central London. You will learn about the innovative additional services that they were able to provide to their client Network Rail, constructor Balfour Beatty, and stakeholders and see examples of services that are simply impossible with traditional 2D workflows. The class aims to show how your firm can extend the range of services that it can provide to clients by using BIM. The class will also look at how BIM was used to keep an overground station open with trains passing through during its construction period (nine phases of interim stations) while the London Underground district and circle lines continued to operate under the site. The class will demonstrate how real-time BIM viewing, using Autodesk® Navisworks® software, and planning brought benefits to many stakeholders who had never worked on a BIM-enabled project before.
Autodesk Navisworks software isn't just for contractors. Architects are seeing the value of using Navisworks during design as a coordination tool. Get a firsthand look from an architect and Building Information Modeling (BIM) service provider on how to use Navisworks for phasing studies and learn the value of using Navisworks early in the design process for owners and architects. We will show a case study from Florida on how local governments used the design model for tenant phasing, and site logistics in design. We will describe how architects use clash detection for design coordination, discuss what not to model, and explain the difference between what is modeled in design versus construction for coordination. We will give best practices and tips and tricks on how to make Navisworks work for you.
This class will cover both time-saving tips and tricks and practical user workflows for different aspects of Autodesk Navisworks software. You will learn about Clash Detective, Animator, TimeLiner, and other Navisworks features. The tips and tricks are based on seven years of real-world experience using Navisworks on over 300 projects. Both beginning and intermediate Navisworks users will learn useful workflows and time-saving tricks for using Navisworks.