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Andrew Duncan

MP2845: Virtually Human: Modeling the Human Body Inside and Out Using BIM Platforms

(Duration 01:21:19)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Fully exploit the information modeling tools available in Revit to create large, intricate services systems
  • Collaborate effectively with other project team members when modeling Revit® MEP, Revit® Structure, or Revit® Architecture
  • Embed information into Revit families to make multidisciplinary calculations and analysis easier
  • Model a human in Revit-based software

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

The study of human anatomy has traditionally been the domain of physicians, dentists, physiotherapists, nurses, paramedics, and other health professionals. What happens when you let building designers have a crack at replicating it? This class provides you with the opportunity to meet Project OVE, Arup's virtual human. OVE has a full structural skeleton and respiratory system. OVE sweats, gets hungry, and even has a heart. We are still working on the operating system but OVE has a huge brain that will act as the main control center when finished. However, OVE is also more than just an artificial replication of the human body. Creating an intelligent version of OVE required us to exploit the full potential of Revit®-based software as a state-of-the-art BIM (Body Information Modeling) tool.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Engineers, architects, and other designers who working in building design and are using Revit; many of the techniques and modeling processes are also useful for people working in construction and building operations

Speakers

Speakers

Andrew Duncan

Andrew is MEP BIM Manager for one of Arup's large multidisciplinary building teams based in London.He is passionate about harnessing the power of software to aid design innovation and attentively tracks the emergence of new technologies. He constantly challenges the limits of what's new or possible and continuously strives to achieve an excellent outcome.Most of Andrew's experience thus far has been accumulated whilst working with some of the world's finest architectural practices. The challenges that such complex and bespoke projects present have led to Andrew to develop a deep understanding of a wide variety of BIM applications and processes.Andrew is Arup's MEP representative at London Revit User Group, has represented Arup at Autodesk University on a number of occasions and also regularly attends other BIM networking events. He is also currently studying for an MSc in BIM and Integrated Design at the University of Salford.

Jonathan Lock

Andrew is MEP BIM Manager for one of Arup's large multidisciplinary building teams based in London.He is passionate about harnessing the power of software to aid design innovation and attentively tracks the emergence of new technologies. He constantly challenges the limits of what's new or possible and continuously strives to achieve an excellent outcome.Most of Andrew's experience thus far has been accumulated whilst working with some of the world's finest architectural practices. The challenges that such complex and bespoke projects present have led to Andrew to develop a deep understanding of a wide variety of BIM applications and processes.Andrew is Arup's MEP representative at London Revit User Group, has represented Arup at Autodesk University on a number of occasions and also regularly attends other BIM networking events. He is also currently studying for an MSc in BIM and Integrated Design at the University of Salford.

Casey Rutland

Casey D Rutland is an architect and Associate Director at Arup Associates, specialising in BIM project design and delivery. He is responsible for the Architectural application of BIM processes throughout the company's offices. Whilst fulfilling the role of overall BIM co-ordinator on Arup's major projects and others across the Arup group, Casey is often found in infrastructure, engineering, knowledge-sharing and education forums.Casey continues to lead the implementation of relevant technologies to extract the most from Arup's models, co-ordinates ongoing training at office and project level and leads the assessment of other software tools and updates. The experience Arup has, enables the team to exploit the benefits of the BIM process, opening up opportunities to work with consultants outside of the AEC industry, leveraging the power of an advanced way of working.

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Published

  • 2013
  • MP2845
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Building Design Suite, Design Review

Industries

  • Architecture Services
  • Engineering Services Providers

Topics

  • MEP Engineering and Design