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Desiree Mackey

SE5113: Engineered Parametric Project

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to incorporate engineering into structural families
  • Discuss challenges of building a parametric project
  • Discuss lessons learned and potential alternate approaches to the project
  • Discover an option for a design aid that can be created for clients, contractors, and so on

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

This session will share a recent project that incorporates custom families into an early design project. The families have engineering built into them such that they essentially design themselves once placed in the project. Then, with changes to particular items in the project, the families update their designs in real-time, and the model then updates as well. In addition, the elements are scheduled, with approximated construction cost. This model was created for a client to use as a tool for making design decisions. This client builds a great deal of similar structures and wanted a way to visualize how various design decisions may affect things like ceiling heights, cost, and so on. This session will show how the custom families were created and how the project was modeled.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Architects, Building Owners, Structural Engineers, Revit Users

Speakers

Speakers

Desiree Mackey

Dezi Mackey has been in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry for more than 15 years. After obtaining her bachelor's and master's degrees from University of California, Davis, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she perpetuated her nerdy tendencies with Revit software. She started her career in California with a construction company, she continued with a structural engineering firm, and now she is a practicing structural engineer and Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager at Martin/Martin in Denver, Colorado. Dezi is a regular speaker at many conferences. She is the co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, the chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM Committee, and she is currently serving as an Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) board member and vice president. Finally, as if that is not enough Revit software in her life, she is married to 'The Revit Geek' and acts as a partner in his BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting.

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Tags

Published

  • 2014
  • SE5113
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit for Structural Engineers, Revit for Construction

Industries

  • Architecture
  • Construction and Utilities

Topics

  • Structural Engineering