If you've ever designed the zoning of a building, any building, you know that functionality of spaces can be more important than anything. The more standardized operation and maintenance is, the more organized are the set of rules you have to take into consideration. Examples have been given in the past regarding stadiums, airports, and terminal stations. Generative design is the way of translating into computer language that which happens in your mind: a set of conditions that needs to be respected in order for your project to work. A hotel room is one of those distinctively rule-based spaces—there are a group of standardized key factors that govern its exact configuration. Once you determine those rules, you can use them to create the framework for a rapid generative exploration of alternatives, highlight discordances rapidly between brief expectations and the given boundaries, and check and double-check your ideas against operational routines. This class will show you how. This session features Revit Architecture and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
- architects and designers looking for automation,
Interior designer, construction-site animal, writer, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordinator, Chiara Rizzarda started using Revit software in 2008. Then life took over. Acting as site surveyor for a leading designer, she worked on projects basking in historical heritage around Europe and the Middle East. After settling down, she opened Revit software again, and Italy seemed ready for BIM. She started working as a BIM coordinator, and currently employs BIM even to make coffee. She went back to living in Milan, Italy, where she was born. Her pronunciation has gotten so confused in her many travels that nobody believes she’s Italian. She’s an Autodesk Certified Instructor, and currently gives lectures and teaches Revit software in northern Italy. Rizzarda holds the position of BIM coordinator at Citterio Viel & Partners, the leading architectural and design firm in Italy, and she was an Autodesk Customer Success Story in 2015.
Claudio Vittori Antisari is an architect specialized in BIM and computational design, currently working as BIM manager at Citterio-Viel & Partners, a full-BIM leading architectural firm based in Milan, Italy. During his last 7 years of experience, he got the opportunity to move to different BIM roles in different world areas—from BIM researcher to BIM consultant up to BIM manager. This exposure gave him a deep understanding of the BIM process for architectural offices. Nowadays he spends most of his time helping architects to improve efficiency and effectiveness in building design. He participates actively in the BIM national debate, taking part in BIM-related events and conferences, participating in university research groups, and giving his consultancy to governance project.
See how Revit software can provide powerful insight to your model contents, and how your design team is building them through external data reporting. Information is most useful when presented in a format that is easy to explore and analyze. This class will demonstrate several techniques for getting information out of your models and into a format that you can more easily digest and visualize, all with the goal of helping you make better decisions. This session features Revit, Revit Architecture, and Revit MEP. AIA Approved
This class will you show how to get the most out of Revit software’s powerful graphic features incorporating all of the newest features in Revit software. You will gain valuable tips, tricks, and time-proven techniques to make your drawings look great. You’ll learn to enhance nonrendered and rendered views with “out of the box” advanced graphic techniques, as well as how to visually improve trees, plants, and people used in Revit software for nonrendered views. You will learn more about adding photo backgrounds to renderings using a unique overlay approach, adding fully controllable gradient color (or photo) background behind multiple views, and you will gain tips for improving interior and exterior rendered views. Finally, you will learn how to use “old-world hand drafting” techniques to add visual clarity to make your construction documents communicate effectively. Learn how to use surface shading, profiling, transparency, and toning techniques to create beautiful and clear drawings. This session features Revit Architecture. AIA Approved
Back by popular demand! Learn how to maximize productivity between designing in Revit software and rendering in 3ds Max software with NVIDIA’s Iray rendering engine. Discover all the settings and tricks you can use to properly set up a Revit model to make the transition into 3ds Max software as effective as possible. Once in 3ds Max software, all the work done in Revit software will transfer over, enabling more time for rendering and less time spent worrying about the design. The simplicity, accuracy, and speed of Iray will help the user create believable-looking renderings in the same way that a photographer would photograph a physical space. In the end, users will gain the knowledge of how to set up a seamless pipeline between Revit software and 3ds Max software in order to help streamline the rendering process across any scale of a project. This session features 3ds Max and Revit Architecture. AIA Approved
Follow a real-world case study of how one developer changed his entire process from old school to current and forward-thinking in a single project. Learn how using Revit software prototypes can help improve the financial pro-forma to optimize the site plan, unit mix, and net rentable for the building. Rapid design visualization and iterations help minimize construction cost by 10% and maximize revenue by as much as 5%. Eventually, converting a similar building from CAD to Revit software and automating the creation of construction documentation for architecture, structural, and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) can save months of the CD timeline. Design visualization of Revit models using A360 cloud-based collaboration service and BIM 360 Docs software helped the architecture, engineering, and construction team see changes in days versus months—and in 3D on their phones versus paper sheets. Learn how a change order saved $500,000 and was implemented in one week versus 6 months. Renderings enabled rapid optimization of materials and the procurement of long lead-time items. This session features BIM 360 Docs, A360, and Revit Architecture. AIA Approved
The Zhuhai Opera House project has high complexities, as there are many aspects to consider, such as curtain wall, steel structure system, auditorium, internal support structure, pipeline layout, and so on. The universality and convenience based on Revit software ensure practicability at every stage of design. And the close contact and feedback mechanism with different specialties are maintained. We aim to provide a precise visual model to various specialties by utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) system within the full lifecycle of architectural design, and construct a comprehensive information mode on the same platform, which is an initial attempt to handle large and complex architectures on the BIM system platform. This session features Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, and Maya. AIA Approved
There is a rapidly emerging market for net-zero and positive energy design and construction in the home building industry. Learn how to use Revit software and Insight 360 software along with external research sources to create trustworthy energy and solar simulations or net-zero design. Including real-world case studies and software demonstrations, this class will teach you how to utilize your simulation results in conjunction with cost-benefit analysis in determining the most economical path to zero energy, balancing energy-reduction measures with energy production. You will learn architectural methods of integrating photovoltaic (PV) panels into home design, as well as successful methods of marketing and financing net-zero and positive energy homes. You will see demonstrations and examples of Revit software techniques for design and visualization of integrated solar. This class will empower you with the knowledge and confidence to design, build, and sell net-zero and positive energy homes to an emerging market. This session features Revit, Collaboration for Revit, and Revit Architecture. AIA Approved
Building owners are now utilizing Revit models and information created during design and construction to streamline their own operations. To successfully track and report on facilities data a method to reference “places” in the building is needed, particularly with respect to occupants and assets. By understanding the details of how space is used, facility professionals can reduce vacancy and ultimately achieve major reductions in real estate expenses. In this presentation we will discuss how Cloud-based facility management systems with real-time bi-directional integration to a portfolio of Revit models enables space planners and portfolio managers to analyze spatial performance across an entire facilities portfolio. We will also take a close look how Cloud-based Business Intelligence Tools (BI) and distributed secure access to all members of a facilities team can ensure the spatial consistency and quality of Revit model data throughout the lifecycle of a facilities portfolio.
Revizto, a Virtual Design and Construction Manager’s dream and a project team’s tool of choice they once didn’t know they could live without! Instantly convert your model to be able to coordinate in real-time in virtual reality. Next provide instant feedback and a seamless connection between, Revit, Navisworks and AutoCAD models using Revizto Issue Tracker. Lastly, provide your client with a model T-up for augmented reality so they can use it for years to come. After a 25 minute overview of Revizto 4.3 we will hear from 2 of our surprise guests. Our guests have worked on some of the most innovative projects in the country and will share their Revizto workflows and best practices.
Having worked to introduce and expand Revit software into many different offices, I have often found there is a “soft spot” for the introduction, made up of individuals wanting to learn and use Revit software. There is also a typical progression into different phases of projects, usually starting with design development, which is typically regarded as “appropriate” for Revit software. While getting this initial implementation is important, it is trickier to increase the use of Revit software by other staff less willing to give up their tools, either in early stages of design or in the more technical later stages. I have developed a variety of presentations, workshops, and strategies that have helped to increase Revit software use throughout the office and throughout project stages. This also provides the additional benefit of increasing everyone's capabilities in our central building design and development software, and it creates an environment of sharing and creation.
How many times have you heard somebody talking about implementing a Building Information Modeling (BIM) team in an architectural practice? Well, this is a different kind of story. This is the story of what happens when a whole multidisciplinary firm goes full BIM, from the concept girl to the coffee guy. Installing Revit software and Navisworks software on top of traditional tools is just the beginning of a landslide that will steamroll over the way contracts and deals are made, the time people spend training and researching, the way you’ve always dealt with consultants, the way information technology gets managed, and much much more. It's a story of adventure, conflict, passion, and resilience. And there’s a happy ending, too. This session features Revit Architecture. AIA Approved
Maybe you know the power of Revit software’s Family Editor but you’ve avoided it or it has intimidated you until now. Wait no more. This session will introduce you to the basics of Family Editor. Once you get past being intimidated, you will find that while Family Editor is extremely powerful, it can actually be great fun. In this short introduction to Family Editor, we will create a Revit component family complete with constraints and parameters. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a constraint or parameter is—we’ll cover that too. Whether you’ve never worked in Revit software before, or you’ve used Revit software for a while but you’ve simply avoided Family Editor, this class will teach you the basics of the family editor in a simple step-by-step fashion. (The session uses architectural examples, but the concepts apply to all of the flavors of Revit software, including Revit LT software.)<br/><br/>This session features Revit Architecture, Revit, and Revit LT. AIA Approved
Whether your company has a rich history with Revit software or you've recently decided to take the plunge, developing and maintaining internal training is a tall order. BuroHappold Engineering New York has developed a thorough yet practical internal training program for its offices worldwide and would like to share the outcome of the challenges that were faced along the way. With 90% of the projects in our New York office being Revit software-based, new engineers had a limited amount of time to adjust to the technology and the corresponding company standards. This demand placed an enormous amount of pressure on the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Team to create a training program that was fast, furious, and efficient. Attendees of this presentation will leave with a clear understanding of the steps necessary for ensuring that engineers are ready to hit the ground running in Revit software projects. This session features Revit and Revit Architecture. AIA Approved