The CSI BIM Practice Group published this Revit | e-SPECS learning-video (below) defining a Small Firm's Perspective | Implementing e-SPECS Specifications authoring software. e-SPECS automates the creation of the specifications by linking directly to a project's Revit model.
e-SPECS for Revitautomates the process of creating specification manuals integrated with all Autodesk Revit-based applications. e-SPECS for Revit includes the e-SPECS Binding Manager to link Revit families to your master guide specs automatically including and filtering the sections based on the families and parameters in the BIM Model.
I was facilitating a group discussion on "BIM-Automated Specification Processes" for about 30 specification writers.
Specifiers shared "the good, the bad and the ugly" recommendations for successfully implementing e-SPECS, SpecLink or MasterSpec within their offices' BIM processes.
Throughout the discussion; Brian shared several successful processes that he developed to connect his firm's BIM and specification processes --using e-SPECS.
Fast forward to August 2013 -->> and we find Brian Payne touring Bradley's Corporate Headquarters & Fixture Manufacturing Facility in Menomonee Falls.
Brian mentioned that he created an "Implementing Auto-Specification Software With Revit" Presentation for RTC 2013 in Vancouver Canada. He emailed the links and I have the opportunity to share his docs with you.
The San Antonio Chapter of the Construction Specifications InstituteBoard of Directors:
Kenneth Donoughue, CSI, AIA Architect
Alvaro Rodrigues, Jr., CSI
A. Marketing & Service Company
VP / Secretary
Landon Boone, CSI, LEED AP BD+C
Ron Blank & Associates, Inc.
VP / Treasurer
Gaylord E. Reaves, P.E., R.P.L.S., GE Reaves Engineering, Inc. & Forever Green Concrete Forms
Please join us Tuesday, January 21, 2014 for our monthly meeting.Your Chapter has professional educational events scheduled for the Third Tuesday of every month.--Presentation by Daniel Hughes with Bradley Corporation BIM Presentation
We look forward to seeing you there, The CSI SA Leadership Team
BIM Presentation Description:
"How BIM Changes Everything"
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process that offers multiple opportunities to automate and better coordinate the construction documents and specifications, from a 3D computer model. BIM authoring software (Revit, Bentley, ArchiCAD, Vectorworks) allow multiple users (disciplines) to work simultaneously in the facility model file during the construction + design processes.
This collaborative workflow uses new tools for programming & project phasing, creating specifications & cost estimates, and prefabrication & commissioning documentation.
Learn how the BIM process is redefining
the project workflow,
team roles & responsibilities,
marketing of services,
contractual BIM deliverables defined by both private & public BIM mandates; with an ongoing requirement for training & professional development.
John Lee, from PIR Sales Inc (Bradley Sales Rep Organization), is sponsoring the Bradley BIM presentation.
Make your reservations now with our host, Louise Rehse, CSI from The Reference Library -- "Seating is Limited".
The Reference Library | Celebrating 25 Years of Service 99 E. Virginia Ave., #140 Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone:602-258-7499 www.thereferencelibrary.com Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7am-5pm and until noon on Friday
e-SPECS for Revit automates the process of creating specification manuals integrated with all Autodesk Revit-based applications. e-SPECS for Revit includes the e-SPECS Binding Manager to link Revit families to your master guide specs automatically including and filtering the sections based on the families and parameters in the BIM Model.
Bradley’s Revit Library integration with e-SPECS expands Bradley’s existing commitment to provide construction specification tools.
Bradley’s 3-part specifications, our expanded listings in MasterSpec and the Bradley 1000+ Revit Family Library will integrate with e-SPECS specification solutions.
In addition to the e-SPECS longtime support of MasterSpec, it also support US Dept VA, Canadian Specs (CMS and NMS), BPM specs, and custom owner and design firm master specifications integrating with Autodesk's AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks applications.