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
Ralph Schoch is the technology, Revit software, and internal support manager in the Construction Piping Services Division (CPS) at Victaulic, a leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining and fire-protection systems. For 20 years, he has been designing 3D piping-system layouts for projects large and small. His interest in 3D system modeling led him to begin developing content for Revit software in 2009. Schoch develops families that enable engineers and contractors to design piping systems within Revit software using Victaulic products. These families have been used around the world from engineering to construction with full fabrication from the Revit software model. In addition to Revit software, Schoch has experience in Navisworks software, Fabrication CADmep software, Inventor software, Solidworks software, and Bentley Autoplant. He is a board member for the Lehigh Valley BIM Professionals Group and a member of Autodesk Developers Network, and he is a Professional Member of Autodesk User Group International (AUGI). Schoch is an Autodesk Revit MEP 2015 Certified Professional.
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.
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