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.

Related Bradley BIM for Accessibility Articles:

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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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Topics: vdc manager revit, BIM-VDC Managers, Revit Training-Education, Revit-BIM Trends, BIM-VDC Management Teams, bim manager revit, bim manager jobs, cad manager, digital design director, digital design coordinator

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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Topics: american institute of architects, aia accredited learning webinar, Revit Training-Education, professional development hour, recp professional development hours, bradley aia ces webinar, AIA CES Course, aia-ces sustainable design webinar, Registered Continued Education Program, Designing for Safety, emergency shower revit family, idcec, Interior Design Continuing Education Council, pdh education for engineers

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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Topics: building information modeling, revit for renovation, bim for facility management, Bradley BIM, revit for facility management, revit for construction, Construction Revit BIM, Revit Training-Education, autodesk autocad, Owners Revit BIM, bradley free revit library, bim for construction

Visitors Choose The Best Bradley BIM-Revit Education Articles

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 13, 2018 2:05:00 PM

The Best of BradleyBIM.com

BradleyBIM.com was launched in February 2011. It's initial goal was to serve as an online technical support tool for Revit professionals using the Bradley Revit Family Library. (1,000 families)  

Now totaling over 350 articles; Revit-BIM educational topics include LOD, prefabrication, staff training, software implementation, industry-market trends, winning new business, production tips, architecture, engineering, construction, facility management and so much more.

Averaging 50,000 visitors per year, we've listed our visitors' most viewed and shared articles from our Revit-BIM Article Library. 

Articles are sorted and listed below in the following 5 categories:

Revit-BIM for Design Reviews\Client Presentations
McGraw-Hill SmartMarket BIM Studies, Surveys & Reports
Architectural, Design & Specifications
Engineering, Design & Construction
Revit Implementation, Training & Management

Revit-BIM for Design Reviews\Client Presentations

 BIM for Virtual & Augmented Reality. Game On! (video gallery)

5 Revit Presentation Tips | Architect Steven Shell

Revit 10-Step Guide to Setup Lights for Interior Renderings

Owner Design Reviews | Expedite Multiple Revit Walkthrough Videos


Free Downloads of McGraw-Hill SmartMarket BIM Reports

(Download Reports from 2009 - Present)


 

Architectural, Design & Specifications

 BIM for Toilet Room Design | Construction Specifier AIA Convention Issue

Download Pre-built Revit Accessible Toilet Room Sample Model

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

4 Bradley Revit Lavatories for ADA Compliant Toilet Room Renovations

 

BradleyBIM e-SPECS-for-Revit Begins 5th Year Commitment

Download Bradley Visual MasterFormat Specification Product Guide

 

Compact Accessible Green Toilet Room Design | Advocate Revit Library

5 Sustainable-Quality Benefits of Powder Coat Paint Partitions Revit Library

 

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

Bradley Solid Plastic Revit Lockers | Easter-Egg Parameter Options

Bradley Molded Shapes | Solid-Surface Lavatory Systems - Revit Library (videos\product images)


 

Engineering, Design & Construction

 BIM Means Business | Plumbing Engineer Magazine - ASPE

BIM Means Business | Plumbing Heating-Cooling Contractors-WI

 

Skanska Revit-MEP Prefabrication | New Assembly Line Efficiency

Keltech Tankless Water Heater with Revit Type Catalog | Clearance Box

SysQue Provides Bradley Revit MEP \ Autodesk Fabrication Model Library

 

Revit-BIM Manages Construction Site Assets and Safety

Mayo Clinic BIM Manager - Project Model Development Specification (LOD)

 

 BradleyBIM for Design-Build \ Integrated Project Delivery \ EPC

BIM Process Improving Construction Site Safety | Turner Construction

5 Sustainable Features of Keltech Commercial Tankless Water Heaters - Revit Library

 


 

Revit Implementation, Training & Management

 Revit Implementation Puzzle - 5 Basic Planned Investments

Low-Cost Revit Implementation Strategy That Wins Business

Revit Implementation Secrets - 10 Best Revit Process Features

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Topics: bim for construction, bim for specifications, Revit Training-Education, construction specifiers institute, revit for construction, architect engineer contractor facility owner, building information modeling, revit architecture, autodesk revit mep, revit implementation planning, bim implementation planning, Revit-BIM Trends, Revit Help-Technical Support, Owners Revit BIM

Register Free AIA-ADA-PDH-IDCEC Webinar | Access for All | Wed 12-13-17

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 28, 2017 10:38:28 AM

Free Bradley AIA-CES | PDH | IDCEC Accredited Webinar

Wednesday, December 13 2017

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.

Related Bradley BIM for Accessibility Articles:

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Topics: american institute of architects, aia accredited learning webinar, Revit Training-Education, professional development hour, recp professional development hours, bradley aia ces webinar, AIA CES Course, aia-ces sustainable design webinar, Registered Continued Education Program, Designing for Safety, emergency shower revit family, idcec, Interior Design Continuing Education Council, pdh education for engineers, aia ada ceu credit, ada florida texas california ceu

Register Free AIA-PDH-IDCEC Webinar | Designing for Safety | Wed 11-08-17

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 23, 2017 10:24:38 AM

Free Bradley AIA-CES | RCEP Accredited Webinar

Wednesday, November 08 2017

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.

Read More

Topics: american institute of architects, aia accredited learning webinar, Revit Training-Education, professional development hour, recp professional development hours, bradley aia ces webinar, AIA CES Course, aia-ces sustainable design webinar, Registered Continued Education Program, Designing for Safety, emergency shower revit family, idcec, Interior Design Continuing Education Council, pdh education for engineers

Revit Implementation Puzzle - 5 Basic Planned Investments

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 12, 2017 6:20:00 AM

Assembling your Revit Implementation Puzzle, requires a transition of all the "pieces"; your organization, staff, technologies, project workflows, consultants and clients from CAD-based processes to your future BIM-based processes.

Based on 25 years of transitioning hundreds of design, construction and facility owner organizations -- these are the 5 typical investment costs; for your consideration.

To be clear - the Revit transition will change how all of the "pieces" connect and create the new "BIM-process picture" for your organization.

These will be upfront and ongoing investment costs. However, the costs are 'time and financial investments'; that can be planned within your budgets and billing processes. If properly implemented, documented and managed; they should provide a Return-On-Invest (ROI) from your BIM transition efforts.

For now, I've listed them below; many times including a link to a related article. Over time; I'll fill in the blanks with more detailed articles; that best explain how these made "the list" from my 10+ years of client Revit implementation experiences.

[ Low-Cost Revit Implementation Strategy That Wins Business ]

1 ) Hire a Revit Implementation 'Consultant'

A consultant should deliver a full assessment of your current staff, technologies, consultants, document distribution, graphic standards, and workflow processes. The 'consultant' could be an architect, engineer or contractor; that has a long, successful experience with a variety of organizational Revit implementations.

This person and/or organization should prescribe & deliver to your organization a roll-out recommendation with implementation options, schedule and budget. Review their Phased-In Plan; which typically involves Pilot Projects to clarify the Proof of Processes, specific to your organization. 

Your most effective method to quickly succeed, is to hire someone;,who can help you design your "Revit Road Map" --prior to starting the Revit implementation journey.

Revit Implementation Secrets - 10 Best Revit Process Features ]

 

2) Revit Software & Computer Systems\Networks:

The Revit software, computer systems & network will need to be better and faster; than the typical CAD workstations. The Revit project files will be larger; while Revit supports the benefit of several people simultaneously, accessing the same project file.

Revit 2016 New Features List \ Videos-Downloads-System Requirements ]

 

3) Revit Training and Continued Education

Revit's functionality and processes are far different than AutoCAD. Training will be required; to learn both the new software and the valuable productivity process enhancements. Designing a custom learning program; will expedite your Revit implementation plan; that is specific to your firm's staff and projects. You'll also improve your organization's Return-On-Investment by rolling out Revit faster, on more projects.

Keys to Designing Your Successful Revit 101 Basic Training ]

 

4) BIM Manager Role and Position

How do you prepare for the BIM Manager role and position in your organization? Do you hire from outside your firm or train from within? The BIM Manager responsibilities far exceed the role of a CAD Manager --which many times; was associated with managing project graphic standards, file organization and training.

Define BIM Manager Roles | Key to Shaping Compensation Programs ]

 

5) Revit (Family) Building Product Content Library - Standards

Assembling and managing a Revit Library of reliable building product content for your projects --will determine the efficiency of your Revit projects. There are hundreds of building product manufacturers; that provide free, pre-built Revit content (windows, fixtures, walls) --where almost none existed 10 years ago.

Key Costs for Building Revit Families ]

As these are NOT 'One and Done' investments; they need to be incorporated into every annual sales, business, marketing, education, management budget. BIM Means Business.

Daniel Hughes | BIM Strategist: These have proven to be the most consistent Revit investments; that organizations have embedded into their annual budgets. This "top 5" list has remained consistent for more than 10 years; they belong in your annual budget and business plans.

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Topics: building information modeling, autodesk revit implementation, Revit Training-Education, Revit-BIM Trends, revit computer specifications, how to implement revit, revit training class, Revit implementation strategy, bim implementation planning, revit system requirements, revit implementation checklist, revit implementation planning, low cost revit implementation

Taking the Mystery Out of BIM | AGC CM-BIM Classes

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 28, 2017 6:42:00 AM

Transitioning your design, engineering, and construction processes from CAD to BIM processes - requires a BIM Implementation Plan; that budgets for technology and process training.

For those that have implemented BIM; this is an obvious, logical process for success.

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

However; for newcomers to the BIM process -- its hard to ask the planning questions when you either don't know the questions to ask OR why you are asking those questions.

A series of BIM Prep classes may be the answer. During my Baltimore visit with a prominent construction company's BIM\VDC Manager, he described a series of classes; that has been helpful to educate owners on 4 topic areas of asking for BIM on their projects.

Nationally, he's seen design and engineering principals attend these same classes; as a prerequisite to 'road mapping' BIM Process Initiatives within their firms.

I've highlighted these classes during my national BIM education classes and workshops. Attending owners, designers and contractors have provided their positive experiences from attending these classes.

Here's the AGC page with links to the Original CM-BIM Candidate Guide and the Revised CM-BIM Candidate Guide.

AGC Certificate of Management — Building Information Modeling Page

It also includes links to the Exam Calendar, Application Form, Retake Form, Renewal Form and Testing Center Locations. The Original Guide provides the course and unit descriptions that are outlined below.

The AGC Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) is an assessment-based certificate credential; that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to BIM adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in the AGC BIM Education Program. Successful candidates will carry the CM-BIM designation.

--- Navisworks | Contractors Revit – BIM Model Viewer ---

BIM Unit 1: Introduction to Building Information Modeling (8 Hours)

BIM Unit 1 provides an overview of BIM terminology and practices while introducing important concepts necessary to understand how BIM is changing the construction process.

It is developed for those who have had minimal exposure to BIM. This course relies on a highly participatory learning environment including case studies, classroom discussion, in-class exercises and instructor-led discussions.

Course Learning Objectives

Following successful completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Recognize the importance of BIM

  • Define common BIM terminology

  • Discuss how BIM can be used as a communication and collaboration tool

  • Explain the benefits of BIM

  • Explain the federated model process

  • Compare examples of successful BIM usage

  • Discuss issues associated with starting BIM

  • Create a company BIM assessment

--- Download BIMFORUM LOD Specifications | AGC-AIA | AU2015 ---

BIM Unit 2: BIM Technology (8 Hours)

BIM Unit 2 provides a neutral introduction to BIM tools. Throughout the course, tools are
introduced as they relate to the functions they perform, as well as particular phases in a project where they have the strongest capabilities.

By understanding these differences, it is possible for each attendee to determine what questions need to be asked prior to making an investment in technology.

Course Learning Objectives

Following successful completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Explain the phased structure of a BIM project;

  • Discuss the classes of BIM tools;

  • List the more common BIM applications;

  • Describe how the use of BIM tools needs to be planned and organized;

  • Explain the need to embed tools into processes; and

  • Develop a process for identifying and selecting BIM tools.

--- Mayo Clinic BIM Manager – Contractual Project Model Development Specification ---

BIM Unit 3: BIM Contract Negotiation and Contract Allocation

BIM Unit 3 allows the participant to examine BIM and contract terminology to determine
best practices for integrating BIM use into project contracts, as well as hot-button issues such as standard of care, intellectual property rights, and insurance and surety bonding coverage to help participants become BIM champions within their organizations.

It is assumed that all participants have had exposure to basic BIM concepts and terminology through attendance BIM 101.

Course Learning Objectives

Following successful completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Explain contract liability and standards of care related to BIM

  • Negotiate BIM Addendum terms for BIM Execution Plan development

  • Use BIM contract negotiation to establish proactive collaborative BIM

  • Identify intellectual property rights and licensing issues related to Model use

  • Recognize BIM coverage limitations in existing insurance and bond products

  • Devise fair risk allocation and management responsibility provisions on BIM projects

--- Download McGraw-Hill – Business Value of BIM for Construction Report ---

BIM Unit 4: BIM Process, Adoption and Integration

BIM Unit 4 provides a foundation for participants to establish and execute the BIM process, facilitate its adoption, and achieve integration on a single project and at a company level to execute multiple BIM projects simultaneously.

Course Learning Objectives

Following successful completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Define process, adoption and integration as related to BIM implementation

  • Describe why BIM is a disruptive practice today

  • Identify reactive and proactive BIM outcomes

  • Evaluate and select process options for a specific BIM project

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of participants in the BIM process

  • Identify consistent factors influencing BIM Return on Investment (ROI) at the project and the company levels

  • Communicate the BIM process to management, colleagues, and project stakeholders

  • Outline a process for BIM adoption and implementation at the project and the company levels

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What is the Best Timeline for Upgrading Revit Software

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 24, 2017 10:40:00 AM

 

What is the Best Timeline for Upgrading Revit Software?

Below is a brief 10-point list of BIM-Revit Manager recommendations I've found and have provided to BIM Managers during their training  process.

Consider these points; prior to upgrading Revit software.

  1. "How will a Revit product upgrade affect your project's current timelines and team members?"

  2. If a project's print or submittal milestone date is looming in the next 30-60 days, consider waiting to upgrade; especially for larger project teams.

  3. When the project is long term and does not have an immediate print/submittal milestone; the PM/PA should consult and discuss the impact of a software upgrade and the potential switch date with his/her entire team (design, engineering, contractor).

  4. Based on software subscription dates; Autodesk software is updated each March-April. Knowing this, BIM Managers will "look out" 4-6 months from March to review new incoming projects; that may be acceptable for the next Revit version. 

  5. During this time, BIM Managers should review, What current or future projects should be considered for upgrade or will remain on their current version of software?

  6. Consider having the  BIM-Revit Management Team actively participate with Autodesk's Beta software programs. They can be helpful to "kicking the tires" early using test equipment to anticipate any training, equipment or process changes to the project team(s).

  7. IT & Project Teams may choose to wait until the first service pack is issued before rolling out a new release. Re-patching (updating) an installed release is disruptive.

  8. The First Customer Shipment(FCS) version is often used to do major testing of deployment images, upgraded Revit standards, project testing, equipment upgrades, 3rd party applications and creating training update materials.

  9. Revit success is highly dependent on processes. Review new Revit features against processes; as these need to be integrated into the update training and revising the firm's process standards.

  10. Many firms use a similar 'pilot project' process; that started their use of Revit within the firm. Only now, the pilot project is used to roll out and update the software firm wide.


The recommendations and suggestions are based on technically supporting and consulting the Revit upgrade process with hundreds of Revit-based design firms since 2002.

Special thanks to the hundreds of clients using Revit; that I meet annually at my educational speaking events, Bradley plant tours and through our Bradley BIM Customer Service Portal.

We appreciate their enthusiasm to share tips on their firms' winning processes listed above.

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