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Daniel Doherty

CO4906: Mining Concrete: How to Modify a Concrete Model for Estimation and 4D Simulation

(Duration 32:12)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to create and add custom materials into existing families to automate formwork quantity extraction
  • Learn how to break up a concrete model to use in Navisworks software 4D simulations
  • Discover how custom parameters in Revit software can be capitalized on by Navisworks software search sets
  • Learn how to quickly modify concrete models to represent actual construction in order to better ensure more accurate information

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

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.

Target Audience

Target Audience

General Contractors

Speakers

Speakers

Daniel Doherty

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.

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Tags

Published

  • 2014
  • CO4906
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit for Construction, Navisworks

Industries

  • Architecture
  • Construction and Utilities

Topics

  • Construction