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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Turner Construction Design-Build BIM Study | Serving the BIM Kool-Aid

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jan 23, 2013 6:20:56 AM

Martin Miller (left) and Jeff Bauer (center) from Turner Construction

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Bradley BIM | 2012 Convention Schedule for Design-Construction-Facility Management

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 24, 2012 7:31:32 AM

The Bradley Architectural\BIM Team is attending seven (7) 2012 conferences this year that focus on the leading trends & processes for facility design, construction and facility management. They include;

We've found these events to be a great investment of our resources by obtaining booth space and networking with attendees in the educational classes & presentations.

Save the Dates. Plan to Attend. Watch for Future Booth Number Postings

8/23/2012 | DBIA Federal Sector Conference - Arlington VA

10/10/2102 | National Association of Convenience Stores - Las Vegas NV

10/29/2012 | ASPE Convention & Expo - Charlotte NC

11/7-9/2012 | Design - Build National Convention & Expo - New Orleans LA

11/16/2012 | GreenBuild International Conference\Expo - San Francisco CA

12/3-7/2012 | Eco Build America \ National BIM Convention - Washington DC

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Bradley - Autodesk BIM Solutions for Owners | COBie - GSA - USAF - SEPS

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 2, 2012 7:34:15 AM

Autodesk, the Revit Software publisher has a Revit-BIM website for facility owners;

Download the free BIM & Revit tools (listed below) from the Autodesk "Owners" website.

While the Bradley BIM Team was building its 1000 Revit Family Library, Bradley surveyed and tested Bradley Revit models with architects, engineers, contractors, owners and their respective associations. Bradley emphasized both efficient Revit modeling techniques and embedding data (Revit parameters) into the models. We documented these processes in the Bradley BIM FAQs Page.

The Bradley BIM Blog lists many of our stakeholders in the (Revit) BIM Industry Links:

The original Bradley Revit Parameters were built for scheduling, extraction and tagging. Bradley realized the embedded data (parameter values, types & formatting) would undergo regular manipulation. Now, Revit BIM data has become the focus of Bradley's 1000 free, pre-built Revit family components.

Autodesk BIM Solutions for Owners |Tools and Resources:

SEPS BIM Tool
This Revit plug-in facilitates the creation, placement, and validation of medical equipment within a BIM model from the DOD’s Space and Equipment Planning System (SEPS).
Download from site.

COBie Toolkit
This Toolkit includes a Revit template that allows users to create COBie spreadsheets in conjunction with Revit model development. Download from site.

USAF S-File Template
This Revit template helps users meet the USAF Flight Plan requirements for exporting S-File data. Download from site.

GSA Spatial Template
This template assists Revit users in classifying rooms and areas in accordance with the GSA Space Assignment Guide specifications. Download from site.

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Visit Bradley BIM at Ecobuild America 2011 | National BIM Conference | Dec 5-9th | Washington DC

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 31, 2011 6:55:03 AM

Bradley BIM will be displaying Bradley's 900+ Revit family library in a Demonstration Kiosk at the Ecobuild America 2011 and National BIM Conference in Washington DC from December 5-9th 2011.

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Topics: building information modeling, national bim standards, Government Revit BIM, national bim conference, cobie spie initiatives, government bim, us army corps of engineers, ecobuild america, smartbuilding alliance, national institute of building sciences

Bradley ADA-Compliant Revit Family Shower Packages

Posted by Jonathan Rydz on Aug 4, 2011 4:19:47 AM

Bradely provides 10 Revit family ADA Shower Packages. These Bradley ADA Wall Showers are ideal for barrier-free shower rooms in hospitals, nursing homes, and other extended-care facilities.

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USACE-ISC 3D BIM Visualization | Autodesk Revit for CoS Projects

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 16, 2011 8:00:07 PM

Thursday (June 16) provided another big day of BIM process learning sessions and the USACE-ISC in Atlanta. Late in the day, an announcement was made regarding the use of Autodesk Products (i.e. Revit) for US Army Corps of Engineers CoS Projects.

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Topics: Government Revit BIM, infrastructure systems conference, government bim, usace-isc, us army corps of engineers, Bradley Revit Family, bradley revit bim

US Army Corps of Engineers BIM-Autodesk Licensing-Revit-COBie-IFC

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 16, 2011 1:15:02 AM

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Infrastructure Systems Conference featured a great venue of BIM/Revit/CAD topics in Wednesday's Learning Sessions:

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Topics: Government Revit BIM, infrastructure systems conference, government bim, usace-isc, us army corps of engineers, bradley revit bim

BIM Process - CAD Learning Path Classes | USACE-ISC 2011

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 15, 2011 3:21:45 AM

The USACE-ISC has a dedicated Learning Path for BIM/CAD each day of the conference.

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Topics: Government Revit BIM, infrastructure systems conference, government bim, usace-isc, us army corps of engineers, bradey revit bim

USACE-ISC Atlanta | Technology Hall Opens Tuesday Morning at 0800

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 13, 2011 6:45:22 PM
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Topics: Government Revit BIM, infrastructure systems conference, government bim, usace-isc, us army corps of engineers, Bradley Revit Family, bradey revit bim

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