Revit MEP software is a powerful design tool in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) world. While we can’t automate the entire design of plumbing systems in Revit software, there are various workflows that we can automate for a quicker, more efficient way of design. Utilizing Revit software, this class will show how we can use Revit software’s piping systems, families with more useful information, and manipulation of some parameters to automate various workflows in our plumbing designs. These workflows include: automating the flow of roof areas in square footage or gallons per minute (GPM) in roof drainage piping, required cubic feet per hour (CFH) in gas piping, and GPM in hot-water return piping. The information in the families used will also enable us to create schedules for our drawings or calculation sheets. Attendees of this class should have a basic understanding of Revit software, but be looking to expand their knowledge of Revit software Piping Systems and BIM. This session features Revit MEP. AIA Approved
MEP engineers and designers utilizing Revit with a focus on plumbing design
Derek Main is a plumbing engineer who has been with CannonDesign for 9 years. While working as an engineer, he is also the plumbing group’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) development leader for the firm. He has an Associate of Applied Science degree in CADD, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology. Notable projects that Main has worked on include large healthcare facilities such as the Gates Vascular Institute and the Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center in Buffalo, New York, and the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (also in Buffalo). He has also worked on educational facilities, including the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and other building types such as dormitory buildings, parking ramps, and structures for Wegmans Food Markets. In addition, Main also co-authored “Advanced Building Information Modeling” in Plumbing Engineer (July 2014, clarification August 2014) and he is a Revit MEP Mechanical Certified Professional.
We all have to deal with content. Some are well versed in creating item (ITM) content. Others find it confusing and complicated. This lab will speak to both audiences with a different twist on content. We will not cover creating from scratch content that fits nicely and neatly in your database configuration. Instead, we'll show you how to take someone else's content and hack it into your configuration without destroying your database integrity. After all, it's not always about building the content—rather, it can be about getting it done quickly to keep production moving. We'll also show how you can easily scale content creation to multiple users in a safe manner while keeping everyone on the same page with your configuration approach. Lastly, we'll show you how you can distribute your content into other configurations, as well as (QA/QC) your work. In short, if you want to learn not just how to create content but manage it, this lab is for you. This session features Fabrication CADmep and Revit MEP. AIA Approved
You know how to use Revit software—but are you using every tool at your disposal? Are there still more ways in which you can make the software do the routine tasks, enabling you to focus on your design? In this session, Tony and Brian will show how much you can do with Revit software if you never stop looking for ways to engage the software and pull out every stop. Starting with a kickin' template helps too. Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows are changing the way we design and construct buildings. In just 90 minutes, we will demonstrate that you can go from a blank file to a set of drawings—complete with schedules, details, analysis, systems, sheets, and more. Brian will create an architectural model, and then Tony will add the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems to a model created live within this session. This session features Revit, Revit MEP, and Revit Structure. AIA Approved
This class will discuss and present ways to more effectively utilize Revit software for electrical design by better utilizing the data already in the model to perform calculations and checks. Rather than spending days working on the energy code calculation counting the fixtures and space square footages, imagine if you could print out a Revit software schedule with all the information needed to fill out COMCheck in a matter of minutes. We can also use Revit software to help the senior engineers and the QA/QC Teams quickly to check the electrical backbone of a building for things like overloading and underloading of electrical panels/transformers, as well as branch circuit loading to check breaker size, wire size, and load classification with all the information exactly as it is currently modeled. A series of schedules can also compare the current mechanical/plumbing schedules with the current electrical design load to better ensure they match. You can use filters to check for uncircuited items as a quick back check. This session features Revit and Revit MEP.
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
At this point, most Revit software users can confidently rely on using Revit software throughout every stage of a new construction project. But when the topic of using Revit software for renovation work comes up, most people cringe. Many firms use a hybrid approach with AutoCAD software and Revit software to crank out their renovation projects. Why not just do all the work in Revit software? After all, for most firms, renovation projects account for the majority of the workload. In this class, you’ll learn how to quickly add existing conditions for demolition drawings, and you’ll understand why this will help you expedite the new design work. We will also explore situations where existing conditions do not have to be completely modeled, as well as how to get your drawings to look the way you want them to look. By performing all of the work in Revit software, you will collaborate better with your colleagues and maintain your company standards, while improving productivity. This session features Revit, Revit Architecture, and Revit MEP. AIA Approved
How does a Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager get started in the wonderful world of the Revit building design software API? More importantly, how do programmers keep from getting overwhelmed with custom add-in requests from employees at their firms? We will discuss ideas regarding how to get started programming and how to beta test your custom add-ins company wide. We will also investigate how to calculate the difficulty level for coding a specific idea, and when it is time to take your code to the next level. This session features Revit, Revit Architecture, and Revit MEP. AIA Approved
This class will showcase studies of innovative workflow practices that will shave time off of labor and result in up to 25% savings on material. We will show workflows with material tracking using level of development (LOD) 400 practices. We will address material procurement, handling, and shipping techniques. We will demonstrate how we train and how to implement precision cutting automation with material optimization workflows. Attendees will encounter methods of using CAD, Revit software, Navisworks software, and Total Station software in order to achieve these cost reductions. This session features AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP. AIA Approved
The Dynamo extension can be overwhelming to look at when visualizing large graphs. This class will cover how to start with simple goals and present content to colleagues in a manner that will not intimidate them. We will be focusing on Dynamo graphs that benefit MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) engineering firms in the design process. Some basic understanding of Dynamo by attendees is appreciated. This session features Dynamo Studio and Revit MEP. AIA Approved
In this class, we will explore how to utilize Fabrication Parts in Revit software by taking a Revit project and going through the Design-to-Fabrication workflow. Once this has been reviewed and is complete, we will export a Fabrication file from Revit software into Fabrication ESTmep software. Once inside Fabrication ESTmep software, we will review the contents of the project and make any changes required. Then, utilizing the new Estimating Summary options, we will review pricing and labor and make any adjustments necessary. Once this is complete, we will review our options for sending the .MAJ to Fabrication CAMduct software and Fabrication CADmep software. This session features Revit MEP and Fabrication CADmep.
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
This session will discuss how to propel your company into Revit 2017 software, exemplifying the advantages of using a singular model throughout the preconstruction process. Learn how Victaulic’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) group made the transition to Revit software to go from design intent to fabrication spools using the improved functionality of Fabrication Parts. In this session we will take a Revit design model and convert to fabrication parts, make design and coordination changes, define and detail fabrication spools, and create all construction documentation without ever leaving Revit software. Attendees will gain first access to new Revit 2017 software add-ins that streamline this process with prepopulated templates and content libraries. The session will reinforce best workflow practices, and give users the tools they need to take their businesses to the next level. This session features Revit MEP and Fabrication CADmep. AIA Approved
In this class we will cover creating Revit Templates with focus on using Fabrication Parts in Revit. We will cover How's and Why's and more specifically, focus on managing title blocks, Schedules, Tag Families, Visibility Graphics and Filters.
AU Las Vegas
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction