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Brandon Schumacher

AB6798: Revit Plus Dynamo Equals the Building Calculator

(Duration 01:01:36)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Understand Revit software's internal area and massing capabilities, as well as limitations
  • Learn how to construct value-driven parametric massing studies using Revit software and the Dynamo extension for feasibility analysis
  • Learn how to utilize this technique to evaluate as a driver for building geometry updates during later design phases
  • Gain a better understanding of the Dynamo extension as a tool to implement iterative studies throughout the building design process

Description

Description

Capitalizing on the data management capabilities of Revit software coupled with the parametric capabilities of the Dynamo visual programming language extension has incredible potential to inform early design decisions led by the owner, designer, or contractor. This hands-on lab will take the user through a step-by-step process, from accelerated site and zoning analysis through evaluation of proposed designs. Constraints will shape the design exercise in a manner that will prove both informative and timesaving to the parties involved. Participants will leave the lab knowing a new and very effective method for performing real-time, iterative feasibility studies.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Those who author & evaluate buildings in an iterative manner for financial & energy performance metrics.

Speakers

Speakers

Brandon Schumacher

Brandon Schumacher is the BuildingSMART manager for HOK New York, overseeing Building Information Modeling (BIM) and technology implementation for 220 staff in 2 office locations. Prior to joining HOK, he was at BuroHappold Engineering as a BIM coordinator for nearly 2 years. Brandon has 9 years of experience in the design industry and 5 years in the construction industry, and he has served as a project manager at Randy Brown Architects; BIM specialist and project engineer at SHoP Architects; and BIM director at CookFox Architects, LLP. Brandon's current role is to oversee BIM training, standards, and support initiatives for the HOK NY offices, as well as participate in firm-wide development of content, standards, and innovation of processes. Brandon has a bachelor's degree in architecture from Iowa State University and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is also a regular attendee and member of the New York City Revit Users Group.

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Published

  • 2014
  • AB6798
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit for Architects, Vasari

Industries

  • Architecture
  • Construction and Utilities

Topics

  • Architecture