This presentation will focus on practices that we at Clark Builders Group have found successful when taking quantities from structural concrete design models provided by consultants. By strategically adding custom materials and modifying specific families, we are able to pull not only material volume but also formwork contact area off of models. The presentation will highlight some common practices that can throw off quantities (connections, constraints, joined geometry, and so on), and I will cover some effective practices while auditing models. Additionally, I will demonstrate how to break up the model using the Parts tool to divide the concrete structure into its pour sequences; by adding identifying parameters to that specific geometry, we can utilize search sets to expedite the setup in Navisworks project review software for a 4D simulation downstream.
Daniel Doherty is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) specialist at Clark Builders Group LLC. He has over 10 years of experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, starting as a construction laborer. As an architectural technologist he gained experience in the multiple facets of design and construction, and he played a lead role in the adoption of BIM technology. While at Clark Builders Daniel received his bachelor's degree in technology management, and he continues to implement tools, develop processes, and advocate virtual design and construction (VDC) technology to the AEC industry. Daniel has attended and presented at various BIM-specific functions, and he continues to look for inventive ways to educate the AEC industry about the benefits of BIM.
New tools in Revit software have enhanced the ability of structural engineers and detailers to create shop drawings and fabrication models for structural components. This class will demonstrate the Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow from structural models to fabrication to construction, all within Autodesk, Inc., software. We will learn how to take a structural engineer's Revit software model and turn it into a fabrication model and create shops drawings for rebar, steel framing and miscellaneous metals, and precast concrete. We will demonstrate new rebar modeling and annotation tools within Revit software, such as partitions and automatic bar-mark numbering, and we'll learn how to create rebar shop drawings and concrete lift drawings. We'll take steel framing from Revit software to Advance Steel software to detail the structural steel and miscellaneous metals and to create steel shop drawings. We will also show how to use parts, assemblies, and new structural framing and modeling tools to create precast concrete models and shops drawings.