Skanska Revit-MEP Prefabrication | New Assembly Line Efficiency

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 6, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Similar to Henry Ford's revolutionary assembly line processes; BIM processes are reshaping the MEP design and construction (manufacturing) processes for facility projects.

Ford's automated automobile assembly-line process; reduced labor time & costs, while reducing material waste with modular, standardized parts.

Sheer production of the Model T dramatically increased. The production time for a single car dropped from over twelve hours to just 93 minutes due to the introduction of the assembly line.

Skanska Construction's BIM MEP Prefabrication construction processes are highlighted online via Tradeline with an insightful, visual article;

Building Blocks: Offsite Prefabrication Saves Time and Money -- Compressed Work Schedules, Worker Safety, and Access to Constrained Sites Top Benefits

Several maturing, project delivery processes are integrated to produce more efficient, 'manufacturing-oriented' design and construction processes.

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Bentley AECOsim Building Designer Reads Manufacturer Revit Families

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 6, 2016 7:23:00 AM

(March 2014) I'm pleased to publish Bentley's formal announcement of Autodesk Revit Family support for their new AECOsim Building Designer V8i (SELECTseries 5) BIM software.

Our thanks to Bentley for using the Bradley Revit Family Library (1,000 families) as part of their larger data set --to test Revit family import stability \ integrity in the new AECOsim Building Designer V8i (SELECTseries 5) software.

 

Bentley's Technical Manager (a former Revit Manager) for this project, focused on

  1. maintaining the Revit family geometry's dimensional integrity,

  2. retaining the Revit family parametric & visibility control behavior,

  3. retaining the embedded parameter data type values,

  4. retaining the Revit family types (embedded or family catalogs)

This new feature immediately provides Bentley users access to 10's of thousands of Building Product Manufacturers' (BPM) Revit families in their native RFA file format.

 Bentley will supports Revit family file formats for Revit 2009 through Revit 2014. When Autodesk Revit 2015 is released; Bentley will begin testing the Revit 2015 new features of the family file format (RFA).

It demonstrates Bentley's commitment to both interoperability between different BIM software tools --and the value of providing their users with pre-built BPM BIM content for their Bentley design projects.

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Bradley BIM 2.0 | Revit Family Library Update Available

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 17, 2016 7:40:00 AM

 

 

Summer 2014 launched the Bradley BIM 2.0 - Revit Library Update. Major portions of the Bradley Revit Library (1,000 Revit Families) were optimized and revised.

 

Rachel Hughes, Revit\BIM Support Technician (paid summer internship) has been piloting our Bradley BIM 2.0 Revit Library Updates. She cataloged each family's edits in our Standards Spreadsheet and authored new editing processes for our Revit Handbook.

More than 350 Bradley Revit families had their their visibility settings optimized.

--- Revit Project Performance | Revit Family File Size vs Family Visibility Settings ---

Currently, over 750 Bradley Revit models were given new parameters, old parameters were updated or deleted -and all 750 models were Revit project-tested.

This summarizes the Bradley BIM 2.0 updates; that we'll begin uploading to the Bradley Revit Library during September 2014.

New embedded Bradley BIM Shared Parameters are designed to assist BIM \ VDC and FM Managers with:

  •  Revit Model Data Collection & Management,
  • Scheduling & Tagging,
  • Design & Specification and
  • Operations & Maintenance processes.

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Design - Construction Processes Trending BIM-Dependent

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

My February 2015 Revit \ BIM article for Sourceable.net (Australia) highlights several BIM-driven processes that are trending BIM-dependent.

Sourceable.net (Australia) Article

Trending From BIM-Driven to BIM-Dependent

Excerpt: The leading BIM software packages (Autodesk Revit, Bentley Microstation, Graphisoft ArchiCAD and Nemetschek Vectorworks) have demonstrated successful live BIM project applications for more than 10 years.Larger design and construction firms have established BIM mandates for their projects and project teams.

These firms are integrating new cost and time-saving BIM-driven, collaborative workflow processes into their organizations. As they deliver more competitive and efficient design-construction processes; they trend BIM-dependent to support the firms' new design and business processes.

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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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Visit Bradley-Keltech AHR Expo Booth #3072 | Orlando Jan 25-27 | Revit Library

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jan 19, 2016 7:18:19 AM

Bradley-Keltech 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 #3072 at the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando, FL | January 25-27 2016.

Activate Map & Locate Bradley-Keltech AHR Booth #3072

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

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 (Revit) [AHR Booth #5187]and
  • CADmep (AutoCAD) [AHR Booth #5325] for plumbing fabrication clients.

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Download Integrated Project Delivery Survey | Take IPD Survey

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 16, 2015 5:55:10 AM

The Integrated Project Delivery Alliance sponsored an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Survey-Report conducted by the University of Minnesota, titled:

REPORT | PERFORMANCE, EXPECTATIONS, & FUTURE USE

This IPD survey remains open until September 15, 2016 to increase the number of responses. Take the survey and add your IPD Project experience to their results here:

>>> Take IPD Survey Here. <<<

The entire survey, both quantitative and qualitative input, should take you four to six minutes to complete. The survey will also request your use of BIM within the IPD process.

Visit : Bradley BIM Design-Build | IPD | EPC Resource Page

Download: Bradley Design-Build | IPD | EPC Resource Guide

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Download McGraw-Hill Construction Safety Management BIM Report

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 26, 2014 5:10:42 AM

Download 50-page BIM Report:

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Download Managing Uncertainty-Expectations in Building Design-Construction McGraw-Hill Report

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 14, 2014 4:23:41 AM

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GREENBUILD 2014 | Visit Bradley Corporation Booth #2662

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Sep 23, 2014 6:20:52 AM

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Topics: greenbuild 2014, sustainable toilet room design, Government Revit BIM, Bradley BIM, green toilet room design, green building certification institute, architectural sustainable design, Construction Revit BIM, Owners Revit BIM, GreenBuild International Conference Expo

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