In the era of 2D CAD, many firms invested in custom tools and development staff to write and maintain them. A firm's overall experience varied in terms of the success of this investment and just about everyone has a story to tell about being burned from spending money developing custom tools. However a number of market forces are coming into play that continue to drive the need to customize the Revit® software platform, and the question is, Do you rely entirely on third-party software or go back down the road of customization? This class explores the benefits of investing in the development of custom tools for your firm, and shows how Revit is really different this time for those who have a horror story to tell. This class looks at the tools Stantec has developed in the last year and the return on investment we have already seen. We also examine our overall strategy and approach to development.
Those who provide advice on a firm's direction in terms of practice or design technology,
people who think their firm should be investing in custom tools,
or people who have the decision-making authority to have a firm invest in custom tool development
Robert works for Stantec in the Boston office, he has been a key team member on multiple projects, and he now serves as the BIM R&D leader for the firm as well as providing business consulting services for clients implementing BIM. He has taught internally, provides high level support as well as planning and implementation of new tools. In 2013 he led the organization of the first annual RTC Design Technology Summit, he has spoken at: RTC NA, Autodesk University, has been a guest lecturer at the BAC, and has presented at BIM events hosted by the AIA, ACEC, Autodesk and resellers. He has written two articles about Revit for the AUGI AEC Edge magazine, and has written assessment questions for KnowledgeSmart. He maintains a personal blog dedicated to Revit & BIM. When he has time he hangs out with his wife and two year old daughter, and enjoys skiing, swimming and biking
David is a licensed architect with over 20 years of experience on a wide range of architectural projects. He has been a Revit user and BIM advocate since 2003 and is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional. David is currently Stantec's Corporate BIM Leader overseeing the firm-wide practice integration of BIM through education, development of best practices, project management support and multi-discipline BIM collaboration. He is a leader in helping Stantec transition from a document based design process to an intelligent model based design process.David has a strong background in architectural project management and project BIM management. His strengths include BIM planning, project cost control, overall project coordination, and schedule management. Throughout his career he has been responsible for a range of responsibilities from complete project design, documentation and management of smaller projects, to management and coordination of large, complex projects.
Revit Structure software is not arcs, lines, and circles—it is pieces, parts, and information! How do you work in Revit Structure? I know how I work in Revit Structure, and I'm going to share this with you. I will show you how and what I'm looking for from an Revit® Architecture model before and during a project. I will share information about content, both out-of-the-box and custom content. I will discuss the different construction types I've worked in Revit Structure: steel, concrete, masonry, and wood. I'll share highlights about each, both for modeling and documentation. I'll discuss model documentation, which I'm passionate about. I'll cover how you can take advantage of enhanced scheduling features in Revit 2014 and how you can use displaced views for clearer documentation. I work in Revit Structure everyday—there's a lot I will share with you! Come to this roundtable and share your Revit Structure techniques and challenges.
In this class, we go through the process of completing an Inventor software model ready for use by an MEP engineer, including preparing ducting and pipework on a skid from an Inventor model. We cover detail model simplification and preparation, as well as the various export options to Revit MEP, including parametric versus nonparametric and ways to protect user intellectual property.
This panel session focuses on the key issues that are related to technological advances in the construction industry and how these advancements will influence the future of the industry. The panel draws upon the work undertaken by the CIC (Construction Industry Council UK) BIM 2050 team in the UK which was established as a group of young professionals late in 2012. The team consists of a complete cross section of the industry through the entire lifecycle of the building process. The team are passionate about technology, future gazing, and collaborative processes. We continue to embed our research in areas that allow us to understand the technical, psychological, and physical impacts of BIM adoption and future collaborative methods. There has been no government-driven team of this kind anywhere in the world and the key to the success of the group is its involvement with key political figures in the UK and thought leaders throughout the world who are teaming up with them to influence change.
This class introduces a proven Building Information Modeling (BIM) strategy and deployment methodology for people, process, and technology at CADRG, a large design enterprise. Already a renowned architectural design institute in China, CADRG has made a big effort since 2009 to mobilize its 8,000 professionals and become a leading player in the BIM domain. CADRG has found ways to popularize BIM after 5 years practice and is aiming to deploy BIM across its entire enterprise for design production in the next 5 to 8 years. CADRG believes the experience will influence and drive BIM adoption in other large design firms, especially those in emerging areas such as China. Four projects show how market challenges, kickoff BIM initiatives, project staffing, incentive measurement, calculation of the ROI of human resources, collaboration with the owner and other stakeholders, understanding construction from a design perspective, BIM software localization, and other issues were addressed.