This class covers the use of Revit Structure software in a workflow designed to share the engineer's model directly with a fabricator for downstream use. It is a natural step to be able to take models to the next level by using them in a digital review process, and this class will show how paper-based shop drawing review can be minimized, if not altogether eliminated. We will present a case study that describes how a digital shop model approval process was used in lieu of the traditional paper shop drawing process, and we will see the value experienced on the project. This class will also touch on best practices and limitations, and it will show attendees how to create a checklist that will enable a project to utilize models as part of the shop drawing review process.
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Johann Palacios is a civil and structural engineering manager for Pelican Energy Consultants, LLC, in the greater New Orleans area. He has over 14 years of experience in engineering and construction in both the commercial and energy sectors. Prior to this role, he also managed the Engineering department and the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) department of the largest design builder in the New Orleans area. One of his passions is to research how to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) and digital processes in structural engineering workflow and the integration of reality capture techniques. Since 2009 Johann has given numerous lectures on a wide range of BIM topics to a wide range of audiences that have included architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators, erectors, and owners. He has also spoken at conferences such as American Institute of Steel Construction's (AISC) annual Steel Conference. Johann has a master's and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Tulane University, he is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP, and he volunteers on the advisory board for Delgado Community College's CAD department.
Joshua is a BIM engineer for Pelican Energy Consultants, in the Greater New Orleans area. Prior to this role, he was a BIM Project Manager on multiple project including: the WWII Land, Sea, and Air museum, the New Orleans Saints NFL Training Facility, the New Orleans Pelicans NBA Training Facility, and Tulane University Yulman Stadium. His experience in his career ranges from estimating, BIM coordination, project management, and structural engineering on a variety of commercial construction projects. He is passionate about developing new and innovative techniques in which BIM can be implemented and promoted. Josh has been a guest lecture at Tulane University and has given multiple company-wide training sessions and presentation on BIM. Josh has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University.
Are you working on projects that require non-standard structural elements? Have you struggled with those shapes communicating across your analytical and Revit software models? This class will cover many things, including how to develop custom families that communicate bidirectionally between applications; how to properly map elements across models; how to develop an efficient, fluid, bidirectional workflow to avoid redundancy, increase coordination, and produce high-quality design documents and models; and how to integrate industry-standard third-party analysis tools (such as ETABS software) in a holistic workflow.