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Alejandro Mata

MEP20849: MEP Smart: Early HVAC Design Using Dynamo

(Duration 51:16)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to convert 2D lines to HVAC BIM objects
  • Learn how to perform early HVAC calculation by using “dummy” equipment families combined with Dynamo
  • Learn how to use new HVAC custom nodes for Dynamo
  • Learn how to perform quality control of HVAC design by using Dynamo and A360

Description

Description

In the last years the architecture, engineering, and construction industry has adopted Building Information Modeling (BIM) as the main process for coping with project design, but often HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) engineers have faced waste of activities and creation of misleading project expectations. To avoid this, the Danish firm MOE has optimized the HVAC design process. This class will show the benefits of creating MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) models from project kickoff, where MEP geometry and data smartly increases its level of development (LOD) along all project phases, without losing information in phase transitions. It will show how to convert 2D lines into ventilation ducts and heating pipes, including their fittings via the Dynamo extension. It will show that dummy equipment families combined with Dynamo are capable of performing pressure loss and velocity calculations in early phases. It will publish a series of Dynamo nodes for HVAC design—for example, how to hook up open connections virtually via the Revit software API. Calculations are also available in intermediate phases. Moreover, we will show HVAC design quality control via Dynamo and BIM 360. This session features Revit MEP and A360. AIA Approved

Target Audience

Target Audience

MEP Engineers, BIM Developers, BIM Managers, Business Leaders, MEP CAD/Revit Technicians.

Speakers

Speakers

Alejandro Mata

Alejandro Mata is HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) engineer at MOE in Copenhagen, one of the largest consulting engineering firms in Denmark. He is really enthusiastic about and devoted to developing and optimizing the design process of building services by using automatization and data management. He has contributed to MOE and been an innovative leader within the Nordic architecture, engineering, and construction industry. For instance, this innovative spirit has led MOE to make a reality “Amager Bakke,” the world’s most sustainable waste-to-energy plant. Mata has been using Autodesk, Inc., products for the last 10 years, with a detailed focus in Revit MEP software, the Dynamo extension, and cloud collaboration. He pursued a double BS in civil engineering and architectural technology, and he recently received an MS in civil engineering with a focus on energy design. Despite his young age, Mata has worked on some well-known projects, especially in his experience at BIG Architects and MOE. Additionally, he has worked as a teaching assistant at Technical University of Denmark.

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Published

  • 2016
  • MEP20849
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit MEP
  • A360

Industries

  • General Architecture. Engineering and Construction
  • Engineering Service Providers

Topics

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP)
  • Software Development