Download Bradley Visual MasterFormat Specification Product Guide

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 23, 2018 6:05:00 AM

Download the Free Bradley 4-Page Visual MasterFormat Specification Product Guide for Bradley products.

The Bradley Specification Guide visually displays, lists and classifies a sample of all Bradley product categories with their respective MasterFormat Titles and Numbers.

  • Division 10 | Toilet, Bath and Laundry Accessories

  • Division 12 | Solid Surface & Quartz Agglomerate Countertops

  • Divsion 22 | Plumbing

It's designed as a desktop reference guide for construction specifiers; that are specifying Bradley products in both their corporate and/or project specifications.

The Bradley BIM (Revit) Library features MasterFormat Title & Number parameters embedded in each Revit product model.

BIM Managers can reference the guide to add MasterFormat Title and Number parameters to their Revit family models for these categories.

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Download Bradley Verge LVL Revit Lavatory - Enhanced Reach Accessible

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 27, 2018 7:25:00 AM

Download the Bradley Revit Lavatory - Sink Library; for the Bradley Verge LVL-Series Natural Quartz Lavatory System. The LVL provides the potential solution for fulfilling the Enhanced Reach Accessibility Requirement.

The 2009 ICC/ANSI Standards require that soap dispenser controls and faucets that serve certain accessible lavatories - larger restrooms determined by scoping such as IBC as to require an enhanced reach range - need to be installed with a reach depth of 11 inches  (280mm) maximum.

7 Emerging Trends for Accessible Restroom-Locker Room Design

Download the Verge Lavatory System | 3-Part Specifications for the Verge LVL Lavatory System.

 

The Bradley Verge Lavatory LVL-Series Product Library features a 1, 2 or 3-station model.

  • All 4 Verge Product Line Series (LVL, LVG, LVS and LVR) are designed using Bradley's patented molding process for the solid surface material; Evero Natural Quartz.

  • Bradley features their exclusive process for creating elliptical, parabolic and curved surfaces using solid surface materials.

View-Download 3-Station Verge LVL Series Lavatory System - Revit Family

View-Download 2-Station Verge LVL Series Lavatory System | Revit Family

View-Download Single-Station Verge LVL Series Lavatory System | Revit Family

 

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7 Emerging Trends for Accessible Restroom-Locker Room Design

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 20, 2018 9:49:05 AM

Several years ago we implemented a Bradley VDC-Assist Initiative; that creates Revit accessible restroom and locker room layouts for client projects.

These projects continue to reveal seven (7) emerging trends (design, technology, standards); that are influencing accessible design for restrooms and locker rooms.

These 7 trends, guidelines and digital tools; may affect your future Accessibility Design projects.

  1. Centralized Handwashing Systems.
  2. Knee & Toe Clearances
  3. BIM Virtual Design Tools
  4. ANSI \ ICC 117.1 2017 Edition Updated Clearances
  5. No-Sight Toilet Partitions
  6. BABIES Act of 2016
  7. Bariatrics (People of Size) Accessible Design

1) Centralized Handwashing Systems

These are ‘smart-technology’ hand washing systems; that provide water, soap and hand drying; that are centrally located at the hand washing basin.

A visitor standing or in a wheelchair, can accomplish the entire handwashing process at the basin with their hands in the basin. Each function (soap, water, dryer) is delivered by infrared accessible, touchless fixtures.

For a wheelchair visitor, there is no reaching up for paper towels and the water running down the visitors’ arms or onto their clothes. Visitors with clean, but wet hands don’t need to touch the wheelchair wheels as they move from the counter to the towel dispenser or hand dryer.

Convenience, reduced floor space, improved & safe accessibility, low water consumption, eliminates paper towels & waste and cleanliness provide additional value to both visitors and owners.

3-in-1 Handwashing Systems Shrink Accessible Toilet Room SqFt–Revit

Safe Clean Toilet Room Design | Advocate Revit Hand Washing System

Compact Accessible Green Toilet Room Design | Advocate Revit Library

2) Achieving Knee & Toe Clearances: Prefabricated Access Panels

Many of the current handwashing systems are designed with prefabricated access panels beneath the wash basin. Panels enclose, protect and aesthetically cover the plumbing & mechanical connections beneath the countertop. In addition, they guard wheelchair visitors from touching the hot water piping below the basin with their legs.

Knee and Toe Accessible Clearances for knee and toes beneath the sink; are defined to ensure a wheelchair visitor can access the faucet.

The lavatory system shown above also meets the ICC\ANSI 117.1 11 Enhanced Reach Depth requirement from the front face of counter to the faucet & soap.

These clearance dimensions may be defined regionally. Canada & Quebec Building Code Standard Ontario & British Columbia Building Codes Verify accessible codes both locally and regionally.

 

3) BIM Virtual Design Tools

 Here are 3 common BIM-for-Accessibility processes:

#1) Pre-built Revit Toilet RoomsBIM & VDC Managers have libraries of prebuilt building products, like Windows, Doors, Walls, Plumbing Fixtures and Toilet Room Accessories.

They will create prebuilt BIM room types; like toilet and locker rooms and copy these Room BIM Models into their BIM projects.

Accessories like Grab Bars are inserted and placed with defined distances and fixtures are placed at their accessible heights. These prebuilt templates expedite the accessibility design process while serving as a nice learning tool.

#2) BIM 3D Clearance Boxes like the one in red (above) are placed under sinks and lavatories to 3-dimensionally verify clearances, such as ADA  Knee and Toe Clearances beneath the sink.

BIM Clearance Boxes can be used anywhere the designer wishes to verify accessible clearances are retained throughout the design process.

They are used in BIM model entrance doors, partitions, shower entrance and lockers to visually ensure access & clearances are maintained. If set correctly, BIM software (like Revit) can run interference and clash detection to identify encroachments into accessible clearances.

#3) 3D Construction Document Views: Designers can easily set multiple 3D camera views to better display the accessible design intent of a space. As products are positioned in line with each other in an orthographic view (2D plan & elevations), a 3D view may display & define the product installation more easily within an accessible space.

Integrating 3D Isometric and Perspective Views into the Construction Document set is becoming more common.

4) ICC \ ANSI 117.1 2017 Edition New Clearances

The ICC A117.1-2017 Standard for "Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities" was adopted with a first printing in May 2017. The document is about 200 pages.

Consider focusing your review in the section titled “Building Blocks” for the new wheelchair space clearance updates for accessible restroom and locker room design.

  • Wheelchair Space 30”W x 52” Long
  • Wheelchair circular turning space 67”
  • T-Shaped Turning Spaces
  • Accessible Routes – 90 Degree Turn,
  • Accessible Routes - Turn Around Obstruction
  • Accessible Routes - Passing Space
  • Room Exit - Door Maneuvering Clearances
  • Room Exit – Vestibule Clearances Between 2 Doors
  • Accessible Toilet Partition to Accommodate the new 52” long wheelchair clearance.
  • A new Accessible End-of-Row Stall Alternative Layout

The adoption of these standards into state, regional & local standards underscores your efforts to verify accessibility codes for your 2018 projects.

5) No-Sight Toilet Partitions

Facility Owners are selecting variations of No-Sight Toilet Partitions to provide a higher level of privacy around the the toilet partition cubicle in their facilities.

Some owners choose a No-Sight option that just blocks visibility into a stall at the 'side edges' of the door.

Others select a longer door panel that has a 'bottom edge'; that is closer to the floor. The longer door panel has a 'top edge' high enough to eliminate viewing over the door panel and into the stall. The partition side panels, that separate the stalls will use these new elongated dimensions.

Accessible Design Concern: As the bottom edge of doors and panels are closer to the floor, the ADA stall may need to become wider and/or deeper to accommodate the complete turning of the wheelchair within the stall, as toe clearances are no longer applicable under the panels.

6) BABIES Act of 2016

The BABIES Act, or Bathrooms Accessible In Every Situation Act, (Pub.L. 114–235) is a United States federal law passed in October 2016.

The law requires baby changing tables in all publicly accessible, federal buildings.

Baby-changing accommodations must be available in both male and female restrooms, ending the practice of providing changing tables only in women's restrooms.

Subject to any reasonable accommodations that may be made for individuals in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) restrooms in a public building shall be equipped with baby changing facilities that the Administrator determines are physically safe, sanitary, and appropriate.

The term `public building' means a public building as defined in section 3301 and controlled by the Public Building Service of the General Services Administration. Baby changing facility.--

The term `baby changing facility' means a table or other device suitable for changing the diaper of a child age 3 or under. The Bill has several Exceptions listed; where this requirement for an existing public building may not apply.

As designers, consider how previous public building requirements have often become private building standards

7) Bariatrics  \ People of Size | Emerging Healthcare MegaTrend

The expansion of Healthcare is considered a Mega Trend; which includes Bariatrics.

  • Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, treatment, and prevention of obesity.
  • Currently, there is not a set accessibility standard or code for Bariatric Design.

The Facility Guidelines Institute (also known as FGI) was the first organization to offer guidance in their 2010 edition of “Guidelines for Design and Construction for Healthcare Facilities”.

  • FGI was founded in 1947 and is a nonprofit organization.
  • As of July 2017, FGI is the most adopted source for Bariatric Guidelines.
  • In 2018, FGI replaced the term “bariatric patients” with “patients/people of size”.

Clearance Dimensions Comparing a Bariatric and ADA Toilet Room 

A bariatric layout has increased clearance space, structural support and larger component requirements.

  • Larger Entrance Door
  • Fold Down ADA Grab Bar (GB) Anchored to 4” Steel Tube
  • Longer Back Grab Bar
  • Longer Side Grab Bar
  • Additional Blocking for GB
  • Recessed Toilet Paper (T/P) Dispenser
  • 6’ Turning Wheelchair Diameter
  • 1’ 9” to Center of Water Closet (WC)
  • 3’6” x 4’ Clear Space @ Sink
  • 4’ x 5’6 Clear Space @ WC for Front Approach

ADA Accessibility Design Standards have made community life more accessible for all of us.

  • With automatic doors, sidewalk ramps, stair rails, wider hallways, accessible toilet rooms and attention to the design and construction of buildings, everyone has benefited.
  • Temporarily disabled folks like someone with a broken leg and even people carrying packages or dragging luggage find it easier to move through built facilities.
  • Accessibility-based adaptations have proven especially useful to parents managing young children.
  • Any parent with children in tow, will tell you how much easier (and safer) it is to take your children into an accessible toilet room stall with them.
Accessibility Design is benefiting everyone.
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NeoCon 2018 Features the Expanded Bradley WashBar Products

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 14, 2018 10:18:13 AM

The Bradley OmniDeck with WashBar was on display this week at NeoCon 2018.

The OmniDeck Washbar version features a continuous, solid surface Terreon lavatory deck; that can include 1-4 Undermount WashBar Basins that is prefabricated in 120" long modules.

A splicing procedure of 120" modules provides a continuous deck over an indefinite length of countertop.

Bradley Verge with WashBar Technology debuted at NeoCon 2017 and quickly achieved show recognition via multiple design awards.

Bradley Verge® with WashBar™ Technology Wins NeoCon® Gold Award

Our thanks to all the NeoCon attendees; that stopped for a visit to review the expanding Bradley WashBar Product Line.

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3-in-1 Handwashing Systems Shrink Accessible Toilet Room SqFt–Revit

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 4, 2018 9:55:00 AM

What if Bradley could help you meet toilet room ADA design requirements; while reducing your clients' toilet room space (SqFt) and construction costs? 

A Bradley WashBar 3-in-1 handwashing system provides designers with a unique accessibility product solution that delivers a more efficient, compact ADA compliant toilet room.

Bradley, the leaders in all-in-one technology, has scaled down the delivery of soap, water and hand drying via the exclusive Verge® with WashBar™ technology.

Franchise Client: "We realize the Bradley WashBar could significantly reduce our ADA toilet room spaces. The construction cost savings easily pay for the WashBar; while providing our franchises with the option to reallocate the 'saved space' to retail and\or customer seating space." 

Bradley centralizes the core handwashing components (water, soap, & dryer) to the wash basin. This provides designers with the opportunity to significantly reduce the toilet room footprint or square footage.

Two design options emerged for the franchise;

  • Reducing toilet room space allowed the franchise to reduce the respective construction costs. 
  • The new available space could be allocated to both retail and customer seating space.

Bradley 3-in-1 (All-in-One) touchless handwashing systems

  1. meet accessibility codes,
  2. reduce the owners' square footage & construction costs,
  3. reduce the owners' risks associated with slippery, wet floors,
  4. reduce the owners' building management costs for water, paper towel usage and maintenance,
  5. provide a pretty cool visually-appealing, technologically-savvy handwashing product.

Download Pre-built Revit Accessible Toilet Room Sample Model

The Verge with the patented WashBar Technology provides a completely touchless handwashing experience in a sleek and engaging design.



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Download Pre-built Revit Accessible Toilet Room Sample Model

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 22, 2018 12:44:24 PM

 

As firms build their Revit \ BIM project library with pre-built Building Product Manufacturer (BPM) models, the next step in efficiency is to pre-build common room types with those models.

This provides a learning process for less experienced design staff to learn accessible, ADA and ANSI accessible design rules and guidelines.

Pre-built Revit rooms with installed common Revit furniture, fixture and equipment models; expedite the construction modeling and documentation process.

Here is an example of a single occupancy accessible toilet room; that utilizes the Bradley Verge with WashBar Technology 3-in-1 touchless handwashing lavatory; which is ADA compliant.

 

4 Bradley Revit Lavatories for ADA Compliant Toilet Room Renovations

4 Revit Fixture-Room Layout Tips | ADA-Universal Design Review

 

 3-in-1 Handwashing Systems Shrink Accessible Toilet Room SF


 

Installed Bradley Accessible Products

Verge w\WashBar Technology | All-in-One, Soap, Water & Hand Dryer Lavatory

Grab Bar - Horizontal - 42" Long - Model 812 Series

Grab Bar - Horizontal - 36" Long - Model 812 Series

Grab Bar - Vertical - 18" Long - Model 812 Series

Toilet Tissue Paper Dispenser - Dual Roll - Model 5402

Mirror - 24"W x 36"H - Model 781 Series

Download the single occupancy accessible toilet room Revit model.

Accessible Toilet Room BradleyCorp Verge WashBar Revit Model

 The model includes several Revit tools for accessible design: 

3D Models: Wheelchair, Knee-Toe Clearance Block,

2D Linework: 30x48 Clearance [Revit Group], 5' Turning Clearance

 


 

Compact Accessible Green Toilet Room Design

(Advocate Revit Family Touchless 3-in-One Hand Washing System)

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Register Free AIA-ADA-PDH-IDCEC Webinar | Access for All | Thu 06-07-18

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 8, 2018 8:49:27 AM

Free Bradley AIA-CES | PDH | IDCEC Accredited Webinar

Thursday, June 07 2018

12:00pm Eastern \ 11:00am Central \ 10:00am Mountain | 9:00am Pacific

Bradley Corporation is proud to sponsor a new live Continuing Education course titled;

"Access for All"

Universal Design & Toilet Room Accessibility

  

AIA-CES Course -Webinar Description

InfoSpec, Inc. is the Education Provider for this course.

AIA Course Number: WBC10J

Course Title: Designing for Safety

Course Length: 1 Hour

Course Credit: 1 AIA HSW CE Hour

Course Credit:

1 ADA Hour fulfills State Accessibility/ADA/Barrier-Free Requirements (FL, TX, CA)

Course Credit: 1 RCEP - PDH Hour for Engineers

Course Credit: IDCEC CC-106900-1000 | 1 Hour CE

This class is registered with the Registered Continued Education Program (RECP).

The class offers Professional Development Hour(s) (PDH) to RECP Members.

Visit Registered Continued Education Program (RECP) | https://rcep.net/


This class is registered with the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC).

The class offers Professional Development Hour(s) (PDH) to IDCEC Members.

Visit Registered Continued Education Program (RECP) | https://www.idcec.org/

 

Webinar Registration Link


Course Objectives:

In this program, we'll discuss accessibility and ADA compliance in restroom design. We'll identify who needs accessibility in the restroom. We'll also review the principles of universal design as well as proper placement of fixtures and accessories and  clearances in accordance with code and ADA guidelines and requirements to ensure accessibility for all.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the principles of accessibility and universal design

  2. Apply regulations governing accessibility in the toilet room

  3. Apply accessible design to toilet room components

  4. Use fixture and accessory selection knowledge to improve toilet room accessibility for all users.


Group Registration

How can we register a group of people attending the event from a single location that work with the same organization?

One person from the organization needs to register for each location.

  • At the time of the presentation, the webinar facilitator will ask each designated registrant of each group to record the roll call of those in attendance.

Our webinar provider will register each attendee with AIA National; however the roll call list needs to include each attendee's --

  1. first and last name,

  2. email address,

  3. AIA Number and

  4. Phone number is optional. The webinar provider may need to contact them if they encounter any problems with registration or email address.

Your designated registrant needs to email the roll call list within 24 hours to our webinar provider; whose email address will be given at the end of the session.

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Define BIM Manager Roles | Key to Shaping Compensation Programs

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 13, 2018 11:00:00 PM

 

"We are reviewing the future implementation of a firm-wide BIM Manager for our organization. What type of BIM Manager compensation packages have you seen for a design firm of our size?"

A colleague, serving on a design firm's Executive Planning Committee; recently emailed me this question.

First; Define the Roles & Responsibilities

Before discussing compensation; define the BIM Mangers’ roles and responsibilities. Create a detailed description that includes the tasks a firm perceives and foresees for this position. Define a job description using these 12 current & future tasks; that are common for today's BIM\VDC Managers.

Once they define the roles that this position will serve both now and in the near future; firms can move to the next step, the BIM Manager compensation program. This will also enable firms to identify a candidate for this 'lead' management position.

Executive Checklist for BIM \ VDC Manager Job Description (Sample)

BIM, Revit, Standard & Alternate Project Delivery, Construction Documenation & Specifications, Office & Mobile Technology, and Building & MEP Prefabrication processes are reshaping the design, engineering, construction and facility management landscape.

One Core commonality amonst these processes; people and processes areDIGITALLY connected.

When defining this position, consider to simultaneously review and redefine these corporate plans; to better integrate with the BIM\VDC Manager position.

  • business,
  • marketing,
  • design,
  • professional development & workflow
  • compensation

The BIM\VDC Manager will serve collaboratively in a multitude of roles; that are listed below:

01) The position requires someone with a variety of mastered skills; that can serve in both billable & non-billable roles.

02) They will have Revit-BIM Project experience; making decisions based on proven methods; that they can reference. Not theories, not the latest grand ideas; but processes that are supported by successful project case study experience.

03) BIM Managers are the Quality Control Managers; that typically link project models to corporate standards for product specifications, BIM library & graphic standards, codes & standards, construction details & keynoting, and construction documentation.

04) BIM Managers or Digital Design Directors may serve as field agents for the firm as the project goes into the construction phase.

05) BIM Managers have key roles in the firm's professional development program to provide staff with new procedures and strategies for leveraging new software features & benefits. The goal, transition them into financial & time benefits for marketing, production, construction and contractual obligations.

06) This role is mobile within the office, across the project team and to the construction site. Firm need to provide the equipment, transportation and communications technologies that complement the position.

07) The individual must be able to communicate effectively in-person, via email, on video and/or Skype.

08) They will be accountable for planning and setting corporate technology & training budgets.

09) They need a working knowledge of "positioning" the firms' technology commitments for the next 3-4 years; to effectively create a technlolgy roadmap. For larger firms, they'll serve collaboratively with the IT Manager on the future technology implemenations. 

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Register Free AIA-PDH-IDCEC Webinar | Designing for Safety | Wed 03-28-18

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 9, 2018 3:15:01 PM

Free Bradley AIA | ASPE | RCEP | IDCEC | Accredited Webinar

Wednesday, March 28 2018

12:00pm Eastern \ 11:00am Central \ 10:00am Mountain | 9:00am Pacific

Bradley Corporation is proud to sponsor a new live Continuing Education course titled;

"Designing for Safety"

  

AIA-CES Course -Webinar Description

InfoSpec, Inc. is the Education Provider for this course.

AIA Course Number: IBR10H

Course Title: Designing for Safety

Course Length: 1 Hour

Course Credit: 1 AIA HSW CE Hour

Course Credit: 1 RCEP - PDH Hour for Engineers

Course Credit: IDCEC CC-106733-1000 | 1 Hour CE

This class is registered with the Registered Continued Education Program (RECP).

The class offers Professional Development Hour(s) (PDH) to RECP Members.

Visit Registered Continued Education Program (RECP) | https://rcep.net/


This class is registered with the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC).

The class offers Professional Development Hour(s) (PDH) to IDCEC Members.

Visit Registered Continued Education Program (RECP) | https://www.idcec.org/

 

Webinar Registration Link


Course Objectives:

An overview of the types and use of emergency wash equipment, latest ANSI standards & requirements that affect design, and tepid water requirements for emergency equipment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the importance of emergency eyewash and shower equipment in settings where users are exposed to hazardous substances.

  2. Comply with regulations and design best practices for locating and specifying emergency eyewash and shower equipment

  3. Incorporate emergency eyewash and shower equipment in workplace and teaching environments

  4. Comply with tepid water requirements for emergency fixtures by incorporating a tepid water solution


Group Registration

How can we register a group of people attending the event from a single location and working with the same organization?

One person from the organization needs to register for each location.

  • At the time of the presentation, the webinar facilitator will ask each designated registrant of each group to record the roll call of those in attendance.

Our webinar provider will register each attendance with AIA National; however the roll call list needs to include each attendee's --

  1. first and last name,

  2. email address,

  3. AIA Number and

  4. Phone number is optional. The webinar provider may need to contact them if they encounter any problems with registration or email address.

The designated registrant needs to email the roll call list within 24 hours to our webinar provider --whose email address will be given at the end of the session.

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4 Hours | 2D AutoCAD to Visually Data-Rich Revit Documentation

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 28, 2018 3:25:00 PM

On Thursday night, our facility engineer showed me an as-built AutoCAD sketch for his toilet room renovation project in our Ohio manufacturing facility.

He asked if I could enhance the sketch with Revit for his Tuesday meeting with the contractor and facility engineers.

Starting Friday morning, it took 4 hours using Revit to create a fully coordinated construction doc set of

  • floor plan,

  • interior sections,

  • interior elevations,

  • reflected ceiling plan,

  • plumbing fixture and washroom accessory schedules,

  • 3D plan and 3D interior views.


AutoCAD Plan File Underlay

I linked his AutoCAD sketch of field measurements into the Revit file for tracing and as a reference for his ADA-toilet partition proposal.

Using the View Visibility (VV) settings, I set the Imported Category (Linked CAD file) to Half-Tone to make it less pronounced in the views.

Fully Coordinated Views & Document Set

Our interior designer provided a spreadsheet of components with their respective materials and model numbers for each room.

While she didn't specify the location of components; interior elevations and sections displayed product locations and heights for her review.

Using Bradley's pre-built Revit Family Library, the interior views and schedules immediately updated as the Revit components (lavatories, toilet partitions, accessories) were added to floor plans.

--- Key Costs for Building Revit Families | 1000 Bradley Revit Family Library ---

Cost Estimating

We added a Revit COST parameter to another plumbing fixture\accessory schedule (not printed). We exported the schedules to a spreadsheet to assist with the contractor's quoting process.

Revit Room Objects accurately reported each room's square footage for the floor finish renovation of each room. Additional face-to-face dimensions were added to field verify clearances between existing walls.

Sections & Reflected Ceiling Plan

Cross sections were created to field-verify clearances between the ceiling and structure.

It took 2 minutes to create a 'blank", correctly oriented reflected ceiling-tile plan from facility engineer's photos. He wanted to enhance the discussion of ceiling fixture placement (lights, vents, diffuser) with the lighting and HVAC engineering contractors.

Printing & Export to AutoCAD

The project was printed to scale on C-size PDFs; that are easily viewed or printed. Revit annotations (hatch, text, dimensions) automatically re-size and updated as we "played with each view's scale" to fit them on C-Size title block.

This plant facility is still managed in AutoCAD. However, we can export the Revit views to AutoCAD for inclusion into the facility's existing AutoCAD master file.

--- Revit for Restaurant Prototypes | Core Business-Design Values ---

Revit delivered these bottom line results;

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