Bradley-Keltech AHR Expo Booth N7009A | Las Vegas Jan 30-Feb 01 | Revit Library

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jan 30, 2017 11:30:40 AM

Bradley Industrial Group is featuring the Keltech Commercial Electric Tankless Water Heater Models for Geo-Thermal, Solar Water Heating and several other commercial applications in Booth N7009A at the 2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas, NV | JAN 30-FEB 01 2017.

Activate Map & Locate Bradley-Keltech AHR Booth N7009A

The Keltech Revit Model Library is located in the Bradley Revit Library (1,000 models).

Link: Bradley BIM for MEP Prefabrication

   

The Bradley BIM Initiative has partnered with SysQue to provide “prefabrication-ready” Bradley product BIM files for both both;

  • SysQue (Revit MEP format \ RFA) and
  • Autodesk Fabrication (AutoCAD format \ DWG-ITM).

This includes Bradley TMV, re-circulation mixing stations, dialysis boxes and shower valve models will are configured to serve both;

  • SysQue-Trimble (Revit) [AHR Booth N9513]and
  • CADmep (AutoCAD) [AHR Booth 11830] for plumbing fabrication clients.

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BIM Process Improving Construction Site Safety | Turner Construction

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jan 25, 2017 1:05:00 PM

New York City Department of Buildings Approves First 3-D BIM Site Safety Plans

Turner Construction released their ground-breaking BIM Site Safety article in May 2012.

Turner Construction Company Received Approval for Building Information Model (BIM)-based Site Safety Plans

3D BIM Site Safety Plans Enable Building Inspectors to Take Virtual Tours of Construction Projects and Review them in Real Time on the Construction Site. Continue Reading >>

In August 2012, Turner Construction, provided a BIM Design-Build Healthcare Success Case Study for the Fort Benning Hospital at our DBIA - Federal Sector Conference in Washington DC.

The Turner Construction case-study, shared how they used the hospital BIM model to provide a dramatically safer construction process for their workers. In addition, the revised process increased the Turner Construction worker's output twelve-fold; thereby improving the construction schedule.

Description of Improved MEP Hanger Installation Construction Process:

Turner Construction is using a BIM-based construction process; that delivers a dramatically faster process for installing MEP hanger inserts; while providing a substantially safer work environment for construction workers.

The BIM process has enabled sub-contractors to connect geographically-position (GPS) technology and BIM facility files to create a way-finding, installation system. Turner teams collect hanger point locations; from the GPS coordinated BIM file (In the Office) for layout in the field.

Traditionally, MEP hanger inserts were installed from the underside of the deck; after the concrete topping was poured. We used a ladder (Less safe), drilling up into the underside of concrete. One worker could install approximately 20 holes a day.

The GPS \ BIM-enabled process, empowers a crew of 3 workers to install (From top of metal deck and walking with no ladder needed– (Safer) to install 750 hanger inserts\day.

Installation is much faster and safer – Simply walk to a hanger insert location using the GPS device --and screw in the threaded rods for pipe hanger racks, cable tray, electrical conduit racks, etc.

This is an excellent example of a time-saving, safer, and more efficient process to install 100,000+ hanger inserts into metal deck before concrete topping is poured.

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Download Building a Safety Culture SmartMarket BIM for Safety Report

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jan 19, 2017 2:55:14 PM

 

Download 50-page BIM Report:

Download Building a Safety Culture SmartMarket BIM for Safety Report

Examples on the use of BIM processes to enhance construction worker & site safety are highlighted by contractors in the report.

BIM provides the value of visually simulating construction safety situations. Turner Construction and Skanska Construction discuss their use of BIM for Safety in two separate areas of this 50-page report:

1) Emerging Uses of Technology to Advance Safety

The continued adoption of digital tools such as Building information Modeling (BIM), has prompted some construction firms to explore the potential uses of these tools for safety planning and training. 

  1. Site Safety Plans  
  2. Code Checking 
  3. Safety Planning, Training and Evaluation

2) Wearable Devices and Onsite Safety

Technologies that attach to—or are incorporated in—standard safety equipment such as vests and helmets can be part of a system that warns workers and/or supervisors when risks arise and can also provide data for analysis after incidents occur. 

  1. Identifying Worker Skills,
  2. Training and Locations 
  3. Warning Systems Augmented and Virtual Reality

Additional McGraw-Hill SmartMarket BIM Reports reference the use of BIM for Safety and are available for free download on Bradley BIM Portal.

Bradley Articles with These McGraw-Hill SmartMarket BIM Reports:

Additional Bradley BIM for Construction Safety Articles

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Bradley BIM Initiative Sails Full-Steam Into 2017

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jan 17, 2017 3:56:49 PM

 

The Bradley BIM Initiative sails into its 8th year (2017) with a big workplan created from our 2016 accomplishments serving our global clients.

The BIM Initiative’s core focus continues to provide over 1,000 pre-built Revit models for Bradley Plumbing Fixture, Washroom Accessory & Industrial Fixture products.

The Bradley BIM Portal is a trusted resource for highlighting Building Information Modeling (BIM) Trends and sharing Revit Family education with architects, engineers, contractors and facility owners.


 

2016 Bradley BIM Advancements

1) Bradley BIM Self-Service Web Services

The Bradley Revit Library served 20% more visitors in 2016; providing tens of thousands of Bradley Revit model downloads each month. (Over 5 Million in 2016)

The BradleyBIM Resource & Education Portal  (www.bradleybim.com) is globally searched & accessed each month by thousands of professionals; that use BIM processes and/or Revit software.

In February 2016, we moved and integrated our 5 year-old Bradley BIM\Revit Blog-Knowledgebase (350+ articles) into the BradleyCorp.com corporate website.

       

2) Bradley BIM for Specifcations, Prefabrication &  BPM Library

Bradley BIM enriched our participation with several 3rd party developers; that enhance and connect Revit & AutoCAD models to specific design & construction project tasks.

Specifications

  • e-SPECS | Revit for Specifications (MasterSpec)

BIM MEP Prefabrication
  • SysQue  | BIM for MEP Prefabrication for both Revit and Autodesk Fabrication Platforms

Production Models
  • Autodesk Seek | Building Product Manufacturers’(BPM) Revit Library

   

3) Bradley BIM Academy: Professional Development & Education

As BIM Level-Of-Development (LOD) becomes integrated into the Design, Build + Manage processes, Bradley BIM created a new accredited BIM-Revit AIA-CES \ RCEP Course in October 2016. 

Course: "BIM Means Business: Steps to Achieving Contractual Revit Family LOD"


The 2017 Bradley BIM Work Plan

We ended 2016 with a well defined and budgeted work plan for 2017; that also incorporates the expansion of several 2016 successful BIM projects into 2017..

Here are a few top projects planned for the 2017 Bradley BIM Work Plan

    1. Events that use the AIA-CES\RCEP Course | Steps to Achieving Contractual Revit Family LOD

    2. Launch Bradley Virtual Product Showroom & Revit Family Download Center

    3. Expand Bradley Accessible Toilet & Locker Room Layouts (Download in Revit Format)

    4. Conduct BIM \ Revit Onsite Educational Meetings at Bradley’s Dubai Sales Office

Watch for future details of these and additional project launches as their 2017 timelines draw near.

 

Thank you for your consideration of Bradley products, Revit models, CAD files, Specifications & digital product files for your projects. 

 

Bradley BIM Articles

Download Complete Bradley Revit Family Library (1000 Families) – Download All Options

Download Bradley Revit Family Library From Autodesk Seek Building Product Manufacturer Revit Library


 

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Download McGraw-Hill Business Value of BIM for Owners

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jan 3, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Download 60-page BIM Report:

McGraw-Hill Construction Business Value of BIM for Owners Report

Facility owners currently using BIM, plan to actively increase their use of BIM on more than three quarters of their projects over the next two years.

Top BIM benefits perceived by owners include:

Excerpt: As owners expand their BIM involvement, there is a growing need for them to understand how best to enable their project teams to provide them with he greatest BIM value. In other words, what makes a good "BIM owner"? Several experienced AEC firms offer perspectives on that question.

Mayo Clinic BIM Manager – Project Model Development Specification (MDS) -

Excerpt: Owners who adopt BIM for facilities management are viewing numerous potential benefits, but they face a range of cultural and technological challenges along the way. In order to achieve integration, are pursuing a variety of these strategies.

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Download Bradley ELX-Express Solid Surface Lavatory Revit Models

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Dec 6, 2016 10:05:00 AM

Bradley ELX-Express Lavatory System: Product Page | Revit Models

 

Benefits of Solid Surface, Prefabricated Modular Bradley ELX-Express Lavatory System:

  • Solid Surface contoured design is easy to clean and maintain

  • Seamless construction eliminates mold and delamination

  • Terreon or TerreonRE Solid Surface Material offers superior durability & repairability

  • Prefabrication provides half the installation costs of a similar bank of china sinks

  • Terreon and TerreonRE are GREENGUARD Certified for Indoor Air Quality

  • Design flexibility: Specify your choice of faucet & soap dispensers while selecting whether to include the optional backsplash.

  • Modular standard lavatory spacing at 30" O.C. serves 1 - 3 users simultaneously

  • ADA and TAS Compliant

  • Ideal for medium to high traffic areas such as schools, retail, and rec centers

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Safe Clean Toilet Room Design | Advocate Revit Hand Washing System

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 21, 2016 2:38:00 PM

How many times have you walked into a toilet room; where the hand-washing area (sink) is on one side of the entrance door and the hand-drying area (paper towels\hand dryer) is on the other side of the door?

Or, while standing at the hand-washing area (sink) you find the hand-drying area (paper towels\hand dryer) is located behind you mounted on the wall?

The distance that separates the hand-washing area and from the hand-drying area; creates a major liability (risk) of creating a slippery floor for users of this toilet room design.

  1. The water dripping off of visitors' hands; creates a slippery floor in the walking and exit paths of the toilet room.

  2. A wet floor, more easily collects dirt from visitors shoes and potentially becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and mold.

Bradley AV-Series Advocate Lavatory (Hand Washing System)

Advocate Serves as Key Component to Safer-Cleaner Toilet Room Design

The Advocate AV-Series hand-washing system provides each user their personal, hand-washing space; complete with soap, water and integrated hand-drying.

 

The Advocate's hand-drying system is fully integrated with the hand-washing basin to minimize or eliminate water dripping onto the floor. This provides both a safer and cleaner toilet room design.

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Bradley Verge Lavatory with WashBar Technology - Revit Library

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 21, 2016 10:59:45 AM

The Bradley Verge® Lavatory System with WashBar™ Technology has launched with its respective Revit Verge Model Library located in the Bradley Revit Library. (1,000 Revit Families)

Bradley, the leaders in all-in-one technology, comes the Verge® with exclusive WashBar™ technology.

The integrated design of the Verge basin in Evero® natural quartz material and clean + rinse + dry functionality housed in the new single piece WashBar create an attractive intuitive space for handwashing. The Verge with the patented WashBar provides a completely touchless handwashing experience in a sleek and engaging design.

 

 CLEAN | SOAP

  • Touch-free activation, Low level LED indicator, Liquid or foam soap option, Gallon soap capactiy

 RINSE | WATER

  • Touch-free activation, 0.5 GPM (1.9 LPM), 0.35 GPM (1.4 LPM) option available

 DRY | HAND DRYER

  • Touch-free activation, Heated air stream dries hands quickly & efficiently,
  • Adjustable speed for quieter hand drying, 96% less expensive then paper towels


Verge with WashBar Technology expands Bradley's 3-In-One, touchless handwashing product offerings beyond the Bradley Advocate AV-Series.

Centralizing the delivery of soap, water and hand dryer at the lavatory basin; provides these same design benefits as the Advocate AV-Series:

 

Bradley Molded Shapes | Solid-Surface Lavatory Systems - Revit Library

The WashBar technology will be integrated into another exclusive Bradley process for molded-shaped  bowls and basins.

Bradley developed a patented, innovative manufacturing processes to create "molded shapes" from engineered stone (natural quartz and granite) to accent linear design or complement the parabolic curves, arcs and elliptical features within today's design interiors.

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Happy Veterans Day | Thank You for Your Service and Sacrifice

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 11, 2016 11:11:00 AM

We thank our veterans and those currently serving our country for their service; acknowledging their personal and family sacrifices while serving our country.

We remember our patriots that made the "ultimate sacrifices" while honoring our country and their families with their service.

Happy Veterans Day 2016!

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I Need to Learn Revit | Employed or Unemployed

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 31, 2016 9:30:00 AM

I need to learn Revit software now! How can I get started learning Revit?

Which of these best describes your current situation?

  1. My job doesn't use Revit, but I want to improve my future job options.

  2. My employer uses Revit, but I lack the Revit training.

  3. I'm unemployed or not employed in my choice of design + construction jobs that use Revit.

Depending on your location, timeline and available financing; here are 3 options:

  • Register for a technical \ community college Revit 101 semester class.(12-16 weeks)

  • Purchase Revit classroom training from an Autodesk Reseller. (3-5 consecutive days)

  • Purchase Revit online training or class from a technical college, Reseller or Certified Revit Trainer-Consultant. (time frame to complete class varies)

Consider obtaining basic Autodesk Revit Certification as your ultimate goal; to improve your employment options. Here are a few of these options to achieve that goal.

Revit-BIM Experience Required | Architect – Engineer – Construction Jobs

The value of technical college classes is largely dependent on the instructor's background implementing the software on "live projects". Many times the night instructors; that work in design + construction firms during the day, will teach the night classes.

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