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.
Structural engineers and detailers who wish to create shops drawings for structural elements with Revit and Autodesk software
Dan McCloskey received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. After spending 2 years in Tampa, Florida, designing bridges for URS Corporation, Dan attended Purdue University, where he focused his research on seismic design in steel-framed buildings and he obtained a master's degree in structural engineering. Dan then moved to Denver, Colorado, where he worked as a structural design engineer and then structural project engineer for S.A. Miro, Inc. During his 5 years with Miro, Dan became an in-house expert in Revit Structure software, and he moved into the role of Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager. In 2011 Dan co-founded MB BIM Solutions as a BIM-focused consultancy that provides construction-level modeling of structural systems and components for its clients. Dan is active in the Denver-area BIM community with Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, as well as with the BIM Users Group.
Erich Bretz's ability to quickly and effectively solve engineering challenges has given him the opportunity to work on a wide range of construction projects including healthcare, educational, institutional, multi-family residential, resort, office, and retail projects. In the recent past, he has established himself as a leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) technology. His extensive knowledge of these technologies has given him the opportunity to bring real value to Owners, GCs, fabricators, architects, and engineers on many projects. Erich holds a BS in Civil Engineering with a minor in Computer Science and an MS in Structural Engineering, all from the University of Illinois.
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.