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Desiree Mackey

SE1595: Using Revit Structure in Investigative Engineering

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Describe how structural engineering was incorporated into a custom structural framing family
  • Explain how an adaptive component was created to provide a visual aid showing ponding water
  • Use Revit Structure for a nontraditional investigative engineering deliverables
  • List and describe the challenges and lessons learned for this project

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

This class shares a project that was completed for investigative engineering purposes—not for building design. The original goal of this project was to generate a visual aid of an engineering failure to be used as part of an expert witness report; however, the project evolved into much more. The families and corresponding model that were created incorporated structural engineering such that the model not only provided a visual aid to show deflection of roof members due to ponding water, but actually calculated the amount of deflection that could be expected due to a given amount of rain. We cover how these families (1 structural framing family and 1 adaptive component) and the model were created, as well as the lessons learned after completing such a project.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Structural engineers, structural technicians, project managers, owners, drafters, modelers, designers, and architects

Speakers

Speakers

Desiree Mackey

Desirée (Dezi) received her bachelor's degree from University of California, Davis and her master's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and now is a practicing structural engineer at Martin/Martin in Denver, Colorado. In the past several years she has been a regular speaker at Autodesk University and Revit Technology Conference. In addition, she sits on the committee for RoMBIS (Rocky Mountain Building Information Society - a Denver area users group), the Chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM committee, and she is currently serving as an AUGI board member and Treasurer. Finally, she also acts as a partner in her husband's BIM consulting company, BD Mackey Consulting.

Brian Mackey

Self-proclaimed as "The Revit Geek", Brian has spent more than 25 years in the AEC industry, about 10 of which have been focused on Revit and BIM. After nearly a decade of working with Architects and Engineers to advance BIM in their companies, Brian started his BIM consulting company in 2011 to focus on custom high-level training and mentoring. Brian has clients all over the US and Canada that generally tolerate his sarcastic nature in exchange for his wide breadth of BIM knowledge. Brian showcases his love of talking about Revit, or maybe just his love talking, in a monthly light-hearted, occasionally irreverent, free Q&A webcast, Revit Radio. Brian is a regular speaker at many conferences, including RTC North America, where he was voted top speaker two years running . Brian and his wife, who met at Autodesk University, just welcomed baby Vienna into their family.

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Published

  • 2013
  • SE1595
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit for Structural Engineers

Industries

  • Buildings
  • Engineering Services Providers
  • Construction Services

Topics

  • Structural Engineering and Design