This presentation will discuss the ways in which the construction of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (http://www.cchrpartnership.org/) in Atlanta, Georgia, employed Building Information Modeling (BIM). Due to the fast pace of the project and the complex nature of the design, BIM played a crucial role in coordinating work, driving quality, and keeping the project on schedule. This presentation will address the many ways that project participants used Autodesk, Inc., toolsprimarily Revit software and Navisworks project review softwareduring the project to solve problems beyond coordination between mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) and fire protection (FP). We will include examples of how Revit users can solve geometrically complex problems that are normally left for Rhino software users to tackle, and how you can lay those solutions out in the field.
Construction project stakeholders who want to explore ways to use BIM to solve problems beyond MEP-FP system coordination.
Alex Edgar received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in construction management from the University of Florida, and he has been working in the industry for over 10 years. As an engineer in Holder Construction's Building Information Modeling (BIM) Services Group, Alex is responsible for BIM activities throughout the lifecycle of a construction project, including business development, preconstruction, and construction operations, and transitioning to facilities management. Alex has extensive experience with many project types, including data center, aviation, higher education, and corporate office projects.
David Epps has been in the construction industry for 19 years and has worked with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction for 14 years. As a BIM manager David develops, integrates, coordinates, and manages digital intelligent models for design, construction, and facilities use post-construction. For the last several years he has been focusing on integration and consistency of BIM and related technologies across all Holder projects. This incorporates 3D visualization, options and constructability analysis; layout, laser scanning, coordination, and quality assurance /QC; 4D phasing, sequencing, and scheduling analysis; 5D quantity, cost, and attribute data extraction; mobile access of project models and documentation; and facilities management. He plays an integral role in departmental and company training, recruiting efforts, research and development, field integration, and the continual development and refinement of BIM standards and processes.
This class will provide a case study of a project that contains many different disciplines, with civil being the main driver. We will go through the different challenges of integrating civil design using various workflows and software packages such as AutoCAD software, the 3D modeling app, Navisworks project review software, Revit Server, and Siteworks for Revit software. We will discuss the pros and cons of different file formats, and we will also learn some technical tips to help achieve certain outcomes for this example project. We will demonstrate the advantages and limitations of using the Siteworks for Revit software add-on, which will help inform you in the future when you deliver similar projects.
One of the biggest challenges faced by firms today is accessing and managing the multitude of model data generated on a project. Each week the team makes adjustments to the model and its information and you hope to capture those changes and understand how they affect various downstream activities. But even in the age of technology, most model changes are performed by old-fashioned page turns, which is too late and already out of date. Can you quickly and easily find changes between versions of a Revit software model? Can you easily coordinate and identify those changes in your Navisworks coordination model? What is the cost of the change you didn't catch? This in-depth session introduces effective practices for managing Revit model changes in coordination with the various software packages you may be be integrating with your Revit model for creating cost estimates, schedules, work breakdown structures, bid packages, and so on. Join us to understand how you can constructively manage for model change.