Modeling strategy is the key to the success of a project, especially a megaproject. This is a case study of a project with 9 plots. Each plot has a podium and more than 3 towers on top of it. As a multifamily residential project, the design is based on typical unit types and prototype floors repeatedly placed on levels of the towers. With more than 40 structures, more than 30 unit types, and more than 20 prototypes, floor plans are scattered in more than 30 towers across the entire site. How can we manage a project with so many models linked together? How can we maintain numerous unit types and prototype floors as design keeps changing during the design process and development? We will explore group, link, and family strategies, and we will develop an innovative method to face the challenge. This session features Revit Architecture. AIA Approved
Kelvin Tam—AIA, LEED AP—is a U.S. registered architect with over 17 years of architecture project experience across North America, Asia, and the Middle East. With over 10 years of hands-on project experience in Revit software, Tam uses his "outside the box" approach to push the envelope of the software. As a Building Information Modeling (BIM) leader and manager in corporate architecture firms in the United States, Hong Kong, and the Middle East, Tam has been leading users to explore the most intelligent solution for every modeling challenge. As a blogger (Captainswat in Revit Swat), the Captain always gives his followers surprises by introducing innovative methods in modeling and unveiling secrets in Revit software. Tam has been a speaker at international BIM conferences like Autodesk University (USA and Dubai), Revit Technology Conference (North America, Australasia, Europe, and Asia) and HKIBIM Hong Kong BIM Conference
Allen Jay Holland is a Revit Architecture implementation specialist and lifelong aficionado of architectural technology. He is a former California USA licensed architect with significant experience with a variety of building types and projects, and has mentored the transition to BIM (Building Information Modeling) for several firms.
Venturing to the Middle East in 2013, Allen served as BIM Manager for the Al Wakrah FIFA 2022 World Cup Futbol Stadium and Precinct Development Project. In 2015 he was appointed as Regional BIM Manager for the Architectural and Engineering Services division of KEO International Consultants.
Allen has been involved in BIM since before the term was conceived. With more than twenty-five years in 3D architectural modeling and BIM, he has been involved in Sports, Transportation, Hospitality, Retail, Commercial and Housing projects.
Allen served for six years as the organizer of the South Coast Revit Users Group, the preeminent BIM users group in Southern California. He is the founder and Chairman of the Doha BIM Users Group (DBUG), and the organizer of Q-BIM, a professional organization formed to promote Building Information Modeling guidelines for the State of Qatar.
As campus managers and cities look to embrace the Internet of Things, many are finding that while they have lots of data, managing this data so it can be used in a meaningful way is proving more difficult. Our session will explore how BIM can be used as a vehicle by campus managers and cities to capture, store, and disseminate multiple levels of data (e.g., building, social, environmental, government, economic) as well as generate additional benefits. We will look at how a 3D model can be created in Revit / InfraWorks and populated with data from many sources (e.g., sensors, real-time traffic information, social forums etc.) which can then be accessed by managers, governments, and citizens using tablets, apps, dashboards, and software such as BIM 360 Field. We will also discuss the benefits that can be generated including better decision making, easier benchmarking, improved performance, greater connectivity, and enhanced community engagement.
Adaptive components and advanced mass-modelling tools have been implemented in Revit since 2009 but are still ignored by many architectural practices assuming that Revit is a mere BIM tool for the detailed design phase. In this class, you will experience the potential of Revit for practical early stage design through a real case study: the A1 building in the new Baoshan Park in Shanghai, the landmark of the whole urban development. We will go through the design process used to manage the design of the complex shape and of the advanced façade. You will learn how we managed the design merely inside the Revit environment with massing, divided surfaces, surface patterns, and adaptive components. You will then learn how the same model could be created using Dynamo visual programming. Finally, you will experience how to create enhanced curtain panels with embedded sun-shading using Dynamo and Radiance. This class will demonstrate simple workflows in Dynamo, Python, and Revit.
This session will cover collaboration between architects and design visualization specialists within the Live Design network. Once a Revit software user generates an Autodesk Revit LIVE project, any design visualization specialist can jump in and take that project to another level. Using knowledge from 3ds Max software and the Stingray game engine, let’s see how we can easily add dynamic content to create an immersive presentation. Game engine technologies can really enhance the design visualization process—it’s all about real-time storytelling! This hands-on lab will give an overview of the power of each software system when they’re combined. During the lab, we will go from Revit software, to Autodesk Revit LIVE software, to Stingray game engine, then finally close the loop and send the project back into Autodesk Revit LIVE. This session features Autodesk Stingray, Autodesk Revit LIVE, and 3ds Max.
Dynamic shifts have emerged in the digital realm of building design and physical methods of off-site fabrication. Buildings are increasingly manufactured/assembled rather than constructed/crafted. This class will present these digital procedures for modelling buildings in Revit whilst simultaneously assembling and managing your building components through Dynamo and into Inventor for fabrication. This entails navigating a hierarchy of linked/nested Revit models, families, and formulas; aligning the design BIM with detailed fabrication models in Inventor. Dynamo will be applied as a tool to automate, annotate, and design the building layout with assembled components. Orchestrate the building model, drawing sets, and work instructions in Revit alongside Dynamo to lay out building components, visualise building data, component relationships, and simultaneously assemble Revit components for building site context, component assembly in factory layout, and final modules in transportation.
The concepts of BIM strive to the ideology of design teams working together collaboratively within 1 model across all disciplines. As fantastic as Revit has been to support architectural design delivery, the realities of this are not quite there yet when projects reach a certain scale or teams are to be spread across geographical locations. This class isn’t looking to solve all these challenges, but will highlight the different approaches that CallisonRTKL has learnt from experience having worked with Revit technologies since as early as 2003 globally and in the UK since 2006. We will also highlight other applications that we are using to address some of these challenges such as Windows Remote Desktop, Cisco Xen App, and Collaboration for Revit with A360.
Many designers often feel it can be difficult to create models that accurately express their design intents, often trying to "beat Revit software into submission." This often leads to poor modeling habits, and in some cases, a complete lack of necessary model geometry, causing coordination issues. In this course, we'll discuss the common challenges encountered when modeling various types of building elements, and we'll cover some tips and tricks for overcoming them. We'll find some solutions are hidden right within Revit, and others may be solved with creative modeling hacks and techniques. We'll discuss modeling tips that overcome common challenges related to curtain wall and stairs/railings, as well as discuss families/content created that enable special workflow-related code compliance, site plans, and hybrid detailing. All of these techniques can contribute to increased model reliability, better-coordinated designs, and overall increased efficiency and project profits.
IQL will show how there are different ways of working/interacting with the built environment and explain the integrated project delivery: client, project manager, and main contractor being 1 team with the same goal approach. We'll explain how we developed a strategy, managed the design, and delivered from concept design to project handover using different digital technologies at different stages. This class will demonstrate how we've created a strategy and EIR for a project that will run for the next 8 years and which will attract future tenants. We’ll show this from a project management point of view: management of the design stakeholders, management of design, BIM for master planning, quantification, the use of BIM for visualisation/VR, and BIM as a product to attract tenants. From a construction management view, we'll demonstrate trade design coordination, supply chain management/education, BIM on-site, 4D sequencing and construction optimisation, and BIM use for tenant engagement.
3D technology has historically been reserved for large, exclusive, purpose-specific platforms. Users have been required to have advanced knowledge of laser scanning to operate high-tech scanners. As technology continues to evolve, laser scanning is just one piece that is moving to a smaller, inclusive, all-encompassing platform.<br/> <br/> In this presentation, Hexagon Geosystems CTO Burkhard Boeckem will take you through the journey of how this evolution led to the creation of the Leica BLK360, the world’s smallest and lightest imaging 3D laser scanner. Moving from the belief that AEC professionals couldn’t access the technology due to the high barriers of entry to democratising laser scanning for anyone with inspiration and desire to embrace new possibilities, the development of the BLK360 is opening opportunities previously thought unobtainable. Don’t miss this future-looking presentation and your chance to experience the latest in laser scanning technology.
This class will be delivered by Kier Construction, a UK-based, industry-leading construction company, supported by Topcon and Autodesk. Kier will describe how they have applied Autodesk BIM 360 tools in collaboration with 3D laser scanners and total stations into their workflows on a complex construction project undertaken in the UK. Kier will demonstrate the key benefits of collaborative working, effective supply chain engagement, and adoption of technology on construction sites to realise and exceed client expectations. Using office-based software such as Navisworks, Revit, and ReCap, we will cover how using a variety of mass data capture techniques to gather as-built documentation combined with integrated on-site verification and management has improved efficiencies and reduced errors on construction sites. Kier will appraise the impact of using innovative new workflows to overcome interoperability challenges between several types of BIM authoring software.
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.
A good model is important in a Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow, and equally important is generating a good set of construction documents, complete with detail drawings. After mastering basic modeling in Revit software, many users hit the wall and struggle with this vital aspect of project delivery. This class will teach you how to bridge the gap between modeling and detailing, taking full advantage of the 3D model and adding 2D embellishments combined with display modification to create your construction details. This session features Revit Architecture. AIA Approved
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