Bradley Virtual Design Center | Architects-Interior Designers

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 19, 2017 6:58:25 PM

The Bradley Virtual Design Center (VDC) provides architects and designers self-service, photo-realistic product selection tools, within several pre-built toilet room environments:

[ High Traffic ] - [ Institutional ] - [ Corporate ] - [ Hospitality ]

1) The Bradley VDC DESIGN tool offers to answer the most frequent client concern,

[ How will this lavatory-sink model appear within a space using my color selections? ]

2) The Bradley VDC COLLABORATION tool provides the answer to the next most important question,

[ How can I capture and share my design option decisions with my team and owner? ]

1) DESIGN Menu

 Designers choose a project environment (Location) for visualizing Bradley's Natural Quartz and/or Solid-surface lavatory basins, toilet partitions with wall and floor materials.

Designers select the Bradley Sinks, Faucet & Soap Dispenser Options and Toilet Partition Materials from the 'Left Margin Menu'.

Several Wall and Flooring Material Options are available with a choice of Camera positions.

 

2) COLLABORATION Menu

 As designers select product models and materials for review; they need tools to share and obtain feedback from BOTH the Design Team and Facility Owner.

 

Designers can Download the configured image, Print, Email and/ or Share to Social Media using the Menu in the Lower Right Margin.

 

3) SPECIFICATION Menu

The Designers' selected products and materials are listed in the upper right corner menu.

Selecting a product in the menu, pops-up a rendered product image with the selected material.

ZOOM the image by 'Rolling' the Mouse Wheel or Use the + / - buttons.

HOLD DOWN the Mouse Pick button to spin a 360 Rendered View of the product.


Since 2009, the Bradley Revit Library has served the visualization needs of architects & interior designers.

  

'Test Drive' the Bradley Virtual Design Center (VDC)

 Share Your Thoughts on What Future Enhancements Would be Helpful to Your Design Efforts.

 

- Visit the Bradley Virtual Design Center (VDC) -

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Harvesting Revit Content, Standards & Processes from Completed Project

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 24, 2016 5:07:03 PM

  

How much Revit Project Content, Methods, Procedures, Standards and Communication Processes are you harvesting at the completion of every Revit project?

Harvesting Revit content and documenting the 'Lessons Learned' from Pilot Projects is common; when firms first implement Revit. However, as firms grow confident producing projects in Revit; they tend to reduce or discontinue the post-project 'harvesting  process'. 

At the end of a project, the team may lack time to find and use content to finalize the project.

This results in standards and/or procedures; that may not be followed. A final team debriefing and Project Process Review is a recommended method to harvest reusable content, successful team processes and communications. 

The project review identifies content and processes; that may need to be added, revised or removed from the firm's project delivery method.

 

Show Me the Money.

Project Teams disband quickly as the project is completed. This protects the project profitability by removing all unbillable staff as-soon-as-possible. So where's the money? ... when we suggest a labor-dependent process to review and harvest content & standards from a finaized project?

The money is derived on future, more efficiently run projects; that are more profitable. These successful projects and teams are referenced to market and obtain additional new projects. 

The BIM project harvesting process mimics portions of the Manufacturers' Playbook.

There are three (3) processes; that manufacturing and facility construction projects utilize to document 'lessons learned' to become more efficient, marketable and profitable:

1) Manufacturing teams have a Product Delivery Process; that mimic many design-construciton teams' Project Delivery Processs.

2) Manufacturers' Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) share numerous processes; that are similar to a construction Project Lifecycle Managerment. For example, consider the similarities between Lean & Green Manufacturing and Lean & Green Construction.

3) Manufacturers' continuous improvement programs are ongoing review processes; improving both product & process for the life of the product. The harvesting of construction project Content, Standards and Processes is very similar goals & outcomes.

Manufacturers assign small project teams  for various aspects of designing and producing the product. This includes engineering improvements, product testing, material selections, manufacturing techniques & processes; that also include customer quality surveys and product case studies.

Likewise, design-construction projects are not 'one and done' events. Reviewing BIM projects for content, procedures, methods & standards will yield better future project outcomes. 

Here are a few processes I've taught and commonly implemented with corporate BIM Managers to maximize their BIM investment. 

 BIM Project Content Harvesting

Projects' pre-built content ("the money") can be extracted, reviewed, edited, stored and reused in the standard Revit library for future use. This will minimizes future design teams looking for content that have already been discovered, tested and used.

This includes;

  1. Revit Component Families (RFA files)

  2. Revit System Families (walls, ceilings, stairs)

  3. Construction Details (Revit Drafting Views) 

  4. Revit Schedules - those used for Construction Docs and those used for tracking project status

  5. Transfer Project Standards to Project Template

  6. Building Product Manufacturers' Revit Content

  7. Material types, family types, graphic standards: line patterns, line types, dimension & text styles, View Templates, etc

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BIM Means Business | Plumbing Heating-Cooling Contractors-WI

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 14, 2016 6:54:00 AM

The Plumbing Heating-Cooling Contractors \ Master Plumbers - Wisconsin Association released my BIM Article for their Summer 2014 magazine. (View article on Pages 10-12)

Download: BIM Competency Delivers Competitive Advantages | Summer 2014

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The article outlines at least 2 reasons that Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes; are determining the winners and leaders in both the plumbing design and contracting markets.

(1) BIM Design-Construction Mandates (Public & Private)

(2) BIM’s Core Support for Digital Design, Construction & Maintenance Processes

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BIM Means Business | Plumbing Engineer Magazine - ASPE

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 1, 2016 10:27:00 AM

The Plumbing Engineer Magazine | The official publication of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) released my BIM Article for their July 2014 magazine. (View article on Page 114)

View Online: BIM Means Business | The Impact of BIM | July 2014 Edition

Download Article: Bradley_BIM_Means_Business_Plumbing_Engineer_2014_July

The article outlines at least 2 reasons that Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes; are determining the winners and leaders in both the plumbing design and contracting markets.

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Revit for Restaurant Prototypes | 7 Core Business-Design Values

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 29, 2016 6:51:00 AM

Revit for Restaurant & Dining Prototype Buildings can deliver both business and design value -- IF implemented correctly. While my Revit implementation clients have been Design and construction firms; several have been restaurant & dining chains.

--- Revit Implementation Puzzle – 5 Basic Planned Investments ---

A Strategic Assessment & Revit Implementation Plan; helped more than a dozen restaurant chains, review their potential ROI for transitioning to Revit-BIM processes.

Whether their franchises were selling coffee, donuts, burgers or subs; their visitor traffic was walk-in, drive-thru or both. While it was preferable to begin using Revit for new construction; the final Revit implementation plan needed to include renovation of existing buildings and rental spaces.

We demonstrated how visualization and information-rich Revit models; could assist restaurant chains to achieve these core business and design outcomes for:

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Bradley BIM | Revit Speakers-Authors

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 26, 2016 10:09:54 AM

BradleyBIM.com is authored the Bradley Corporation BIM Strategist, Daniel Hughes.

Daniel Hughes | Bradley Corporation BIM Strategist | Specifications Specialist

Daniel joined the Bradley BIM Team in March 2010 as a Revit BIM Consultant; to oversee the Revit family creation, standards & quality control processes for the Bradley Revit Family Library.

The library includes more than 1,000 plumbing fixtures & commercial washroom accessories (specialty equipment) Revit families --representing tens of thousands of Bradley commercial toilet room products.

Daniel joined Bradley Corporation full-time as the corporate BIM Strategist \ Specifications Specialist serving Bradley Sales, Engineering, Marketing and Client Care departments in May 2012.

Autodesk Revit and BIM Project Implementation Expertise

The Bradley Revit Library incorporates a high level of tested quality procedures (efficient modeling, embedded data, materials) leveraging Daniel's hundreds of successful Revit implementation projects. He has documented many of Bradley's procedures for BIM \ VDC Manager review on the Bradley BIM FAQ Page.

  1. Since 2002, Daniel has provided technical and project consulting on more than $5 billion of client Revit, BIM-based projects in the US and abroad.

  2. He has directed the complete transition-implementation processes from CAD to Revit for more than 120 design, construction & facility clients.

  3. More than 700 architects, engineers & construction personnel have received Daniel's Revit & BIM-processes training since 2002.

Author | Accredited Educational Speaker | Knowledge Leader | Blogger

Daniel's printed works and accredited Building Information Modeling (BIM) educational presentations and classes, have served thousands of members from these associations:

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