Participants will learn how to use Revit software as a powerful and rapid geometry creation tool. As energy analysts and mechanical engineers, we often require multiple energy analysis programs to produce energy performance models, compliance models for Title 24 and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), load calculation models, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models. We can save significant time and money by using Revit software to create a single analytical model that we can export to various programs, including Simulation CFD software, eQUEST, energyPRO software, Trane's TRACE software, Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd.'s Virtual Environment software, and California's new CBECC-Com software. This class will provide a detailed workflow for creating the geometry and exporting to the various programs, and you will discover tips and tricks to help troubleshoot and control the quality of your mechanical, electrical, and plumbing designs.
Energy analysts/mechanical engineers working in the MEP field
Steve Gross is an Energy Analyst and licensed Mechanical Engineer at Interface Engineering, Inc. His background is in Mechanical Engineering and Building Science, and his specialties include whole-building energy analysis, sustainable mechanical design, and mechanical control system optimization. Steve has substantial experience with successful projects, including those involving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Net-Zero Energy and Water, energy audits/retrofits, and Passivhaus certification. He also has conducted advanced research in the areas of model-based control, phase-change materials, and natural ventilation control strategies. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Tulsa and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Portland State University.
HVAC Solution is a schematic simulation tool that you can use to determine and size many of the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning components that you will use in your Revit software projects. The tool can also serve as a guide to help you connect your Revit software objects in the right order. You can start off your project by choosing our windows-based drag-and-drop technology to lay out your project, or you can begin by using one of our numerous wizards. Answer your questions and build your air, hydronic hot and chilled water, steam, controls, and plumbing systems. Our intelligent systems enable you to run 'what if' scenarios and perform all the necessary HVAC system calculations. Once systems are created and calculated, you then automatically select equipment from many of the equipment manufacturers in the HVAC industry. Once you have determined all the equipment capacities, you can import the schedules and schematics into Revit software using the new Revit 2015 software add-in feature, or you can import data into the corresponding Revit software families.
A practicing consulting engineer will take a project from the schematic concept phase to the construction completion phase using HVAC Solution Software and Revit MEP software. See how the intelligent air, hydronic, steam, control, and plumbing system schematic models are used to convey and coordinate critical mechanical and electrical information with the design team. Both of these software systems used in concert enable your projects to be successful and profitable by providing precise and efficient mechanical designs and information to clients. HVAC Solution also accelerates project completion by automating mechanical system calculations and equipment selection through the phases of your projects. Because schedules and other reports are generated on the fly, the software enables firms to include information, diagrams, and reports on all phases of a project, thus providing clients with a high level of service.
This class will explore the utilization of Autodesk, Inc., products in the development of early phase energy models that help guide the Design Team in the development of sustainable and cost-effective Building Solutions. We will cover the use of Vasari software as an early tool for conceptual level analysis and how we can effectively hand off this geometry to more detailed modeling engines for additional analysis. We will also explore Revit software as a tool for developing complex building geometries for energy analysis that maintain the flexibility to be rapidly updated as building design advances. These strategies also compliment Autodesk cloud-computing services, including the Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform for data storage, as well as options for rendering and daylighting in the cloud for additional analysis and development of presentation materials.
This course covers effective practices for project managers, engineers, and designers working on Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, water/wastewater, and other engineering practices. Learn how BIM and Revit software alter the traditional design workflows and processes, and discover how to manage the disruptive changes. The course will cover preproject planning, dealing with project components and content and understanding what tools can really help the project bottom line. We will also cover where Revit software alters typical project tasks. The course is well suited for the first-time manager and experienced user. If you're ready for an energetic, fast-paced class that packs in a lot of information, then sign up early and often.