Virtual reality (VR) isn't always for architects to show off their pretty designs! Viewing mechanical and electrical rooms before they’re constructed, and before equipment is purchased, is important from a constructability standpoint. Just because something fits in a space, doesn't mean the design works. Having a contractor, operations manager, or client walk-through and experience the space well before construction can help clarify the design intent. They can give insight on design “flaws” and layout preferences, which will help the designer to produce an efficient and clean design. This class will showcase case studies in which a design team at MCW Consultants Ltd. used VR to enhance and validate their design intent in a number of mechanical spaces. This session features Revit MEP. AIA Approved
MEP engineers and designers who what to learn ways to use a 3D model beyond just a design tool,
Contractors who are interested in a growing technology that will allow them to view a consultants design intent.
Laura-Lee Moran is an associate and the national manager of Building Information Modeling (BIM) services at MCW Consultants in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She leads a team that's spread across the country, responsible for developing and implementing company-wide BIM standards and training procedures. She plays a key role in developing project workflows and strategies for coordinating with other MCW offices and outside consultants. She has written custom manuals and hosted training sessions for MCW staff that have led the company to become a leader in BIM. With a Bachelor of Architectural Science degree from Ryerson University, Moran brings a unique and creative quality to the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) side of the industry, always looking for new ways to improve design efficiency on the engineering side, while keeping a clean and quality model for the architect and client.
Denis Hebert is a building systems design technologist and BIM lead for the MCW Consultants Atlantic Canada offices. He is part of a team that is responsible for developing and implementing company-wide BIM standards and training procedures. He also assists in developing new and innovative ways to use and push the boundaries of BIM. Mr. Hebert has been involved in the engineering and construction industry for almost 10 years and in that time has been working alongside engineers to develop unique and creative design solutions to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
This roundtable discussion will focus on how Collaboration for Revit cloud service changes the way we collaborate on delivering a building design. We'll discuss the benefits and pitfalls with this platform. In addition, we'll compare Collaboration for Revit with other platforms to learn why it stands out. We'll learn whether Collaboration for Revit defines a new standard of how we work as a team.
In this class, we'll discuss using Fabrication Parts in Revit software from Comfort Systems' point of view. We'll discuss the current state, the struggles the firm has encountered so far, and what it has done with the API to enhance Fabrication Parts in Revit with the 2018 release. You'll also see examples of models created using Fabrication Parts, what we can do with the data from these models, and how Comfort Systems is fabricating from them.
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 session will explain how BIM-MEPAUS develops a best-practice, virtual-design-to-physical-construction BIM MEP methodology. This methodology promotes integrated project delivery within the Australian MEP industry through accurate design-to-commission as-built and design-to-fabrication workflows, structured and consistent modeling practices, plus industry standardization-delivering improved supply-chain efficiency and communication.
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.
Learn 30 tips and tricks specifically tailored to Fabrication Parts and workflows in Revit software. No frills or long lectures- just a few product veterans in a tag-team-style, rapid-fire demonstration. This session will be fast paced, so we'll have no time for questions, but we'll gladly follow up with all attendees after Autodesk University to address any questions.
Over the past few years, there have been 2 or more releases of Revit software each year. Were you able to sit down and look through all of the new features? How are you informed about what the new features are and how they work? In the midst of your busy workday, you may have missed quite a bit of information about all these updates-like how to harness the power of scripting with Dynamo Player. In this session, we'll cover 30 of the most recent Revit updates, and you'll learn how you can use them right away. Join us and make an impact on your day-to-day workflows!
Revit systems help us to define the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design in several ways, but the main purpose is to understand the relationships between system equipment, such as air terminals to air handling units, or from light fixtures to panels. This lab (which has won multiple Autodesk University awards) will teach you the key steps needed to control project system settings, then demonstrate how to capitalize on (or disable) sizing and analysis tools related to the system. We'll cover creating the target-source relationship between parts, and then we'll review using the systems to improve the quality of your documentation. On top of this, you'll get a project template that already defines everything in the class, so you can take advantage of these topics immediately. The class will cover HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning), piping, and electrical items, so join us for this fast-paced, but thorough, lab-you'll be glad you did. This session will feature Revit MEP software and Revit software.
With ever-changing contract requirements in our industry, we are required to adapt and change the way we deliver our projects. We require a seamless transition from MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design models to construction models. What are the challenges encountered and what solutions can be found by the design consultant in delivering a Building Information Modeling (BIM) model that will be utilized from concept and through the building lifecycle? BuroHappold Engineering is established with development of coding to assist in digital engineering workflows-the firm is now transitioning to be an industry leader in Revit fabrication-ready MEP design models. This presentation will break down the sometimes overwhelming Fabrication database, and look at the core basics to start a design model that has maximum growth potential past consultancy design. Follow BuroHappold's journey as we explore the changes the firm is making with new content and methods for validation, while tackling modern BIM expectations-and how it uses a global BIM network to share this information.
As engineers, we typically have certain ways we like things to be done. But Revit software has an exact way things must be done. Often, those 2 ways are not the same. While most people agree that using Revit as part of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process is the way to go, we still face challenges with some of these strict program workflows. For example, maybe you have trouble automating parameters and getting systems to calculate properly, or getting circuits to behave the way you want them to. The good news is that there have been several improvements to the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) tools in Revit over the past few years. And with the development of Dynamo software, MEP design in Revit has made some major leaps forward. In this session, we'll discuss the current pitfalls and issues with MEP workflows inside Revit. Then we can focus on solutions or work-arounds that improve productivity. It's always great to be able to discuss your problems with other people who struggle with the same things. Let's talk about these ideas and share our solutions.
As Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) pulls us to new levels of collaboration, we might find ourselves afraid of that next BIM level. At Volvo's new plant that was completed this year in South Carolina, the general contractor, architects/engineers (A/E), and subcontractors formed design-build relationships and will be presented as a case study. We'll discuss examples of LOD 400 implemented to prevent errors and save cost and time, such as the A/E's mechanical engineer using LOD 400 for major elements of the design model to help the mechanical subcontractor. We'll discuss how this was accomplished from contract, coordination, permit, and delivery standpoints. We'll show what elements were taken to LOD 400 by the A/E, and what was taken to 350-400 by the trade contractors. We'll share lessons learned and limitations one has to keep in mind. Now that we've had this success, how do we learn from it, and how can you move forward and let LOD 400 take your project to the next level? Anthony will be joined by Yates Construction's Benjamin Crosby, who's a member of the BIMForum BxP Committee and LOD Core Group.
We will cover the concept of 3D laser scanning and how to take it from a raw scan-a quick overview of processing to modeling of architectural, structural, and mechanical systems. The main portion of the class will be the import and the use of the 3D point cloud data in Revit software. Topics will be how to orient the data for use and how to work with the point cloud data visually, as well as the use of clipping boxes, section cuts, and view ranges to declutter and clearly see the point cloud data. We will show how to model walls and structure and also how to model in piping and mechanical equipment. Finally, we will cover a case study of how 3D scanning and using the data with Revit saves us time and money-and also helps us deliver a product that is accurate and greatly reduces the chances for addendum and change orders in a project.
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