Bradley BIM Initiative | 4 Years Serving Architects-Engineers-Contractors-Facility Owners

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 3, 2012 4:58:43 AM

June 30, 2013 marked 2 major milestones created by the Bradley Revit Family Library (1,000+ Revit Families);

  1. the Bradley Corporation Bradley BIM Initiative celebrated its 4-year milestone of serving a global community of architects, engineers, contractors and facility owners with the Bradley Revit Family Library.
  2. More than 2.5 million Bradley Revit family models were downloaded from the Bradley Revit Family Library from January 2013 - June 2013.

In June 2009, The Bradley BIM Initiative was launched to provide Revit family models of Bradley's plumbing fixtures and specialty equipment products.

The Bradley BIM Initiative has grown to address the needs and ongoing requirements of Revit BIM-based processes for design and construction organizations.

Here are several ground-breaking milestones achieved by the Bradley BIM Initiative over the last couple years.

January 2011: Bradley began soliciting review and feedback from several government-based entities that were driving BIM standards. This connected Bradley with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the evolving COBie and SPie Initiatives.

March 2011: technical customer service blog was launched to;

  1. Provide Revit BIM Managers a transparent review of how the Bradley Revit Library components were created
  2. Inform and technically assist Revit users to leverage Bradley's lean and optimized Revit family library for their organization's project standards.

April 2011: Autodesk Seek started delivering Bradley Revit Models to Revit users from the Autodesk Seek website and through the Autodesk Seek toolbar within Revit software.

January 2012: The Bradley Revit Family Library exceeded 1000 Revit Family models

May 2012: Bradly kicks off a new partnership with e-SPECS to help designers auto-create their specifications as Revit family components are added to the Revit model.

Bradley is grateful for the ideas we've received from the Revit users; that have provided feedback on their experiences with our Revit Families. Their feedback is documented on our Bradley BIM FAQ page.

Please use the Bradley BIM Contact Us Page to send your comments, ideas and suggestions.

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Autodesk Reseller Hagerman Uses Bradley Revit Models in Revit Classes

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 13, 2012 4:58:25 AM

Rick France | Revit Trainer-Consultant| Hagerman & Co - Atlanta, GA

"I have my Revit students create an office building in Revit. I use the Bradley Revit Toilet Partition Stalls to show my design and construction professionals how to download a Revit family from the Autodesk Seek Revit Family Manufacturer Library into their office layout.

They can see how Autodesk Seek works...and its an example of a pretty cool Revit shows them what they can do with Revit Families at some point in their future projects."

Rick called Bradley with Revit questions regarding the Bradley Revit toilet partitions. I asked him for his email address for our client care records. I recognized his email address belonged to an Autodesk Reseller-Consultant.

I asked Rick how he, as an Autodesk Revit Reseller-Consultant was using the Bradley Revit Family Library. He then shared the "short story" (above) of his training process.

Thanks for sharing your Revit training story Rick. I've provided several links to Hagerman's corporate website and Rick's Atlanta GA office web page for your review.

Hagerman & Company Inc Website

Rick France | Professional Bio and Credentials

Recipient of the Autodesk 2008 Americas ATC Instructor of the Year Award for North and Latin America.

  • 6 Years Experience as an AEC and MFG Solutions Engineer with an Autodesk Reseller.
  • 24 Years Experience in Design & CAD Supervision, Training, and Development; Networking, Installation and MIS / IT Management; Web Design, Development, Hosting and Integration.
  • 32 Years of Experience as a Designer/Drafter in Process Plants, Mechanical, Piping, Electrical, Structural, Architectural, Facilities and Electro-Mechanical,.
  • Autodesk Partner Services Certified. Training and Support with the following Autodesk Products: AutoCAD (ACAD), AutoCAD Plant 3D and P&ID, Inventor, ACAD Mechanical (AM/MDT), ACAD Electrical (ACE), ACAD MEP (AMEP/ABS), ACAD Architecture (ACA/ADT), Revit MEP, Revit Architecture and FM Desktop.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for 2008 & 2009 AMEP Autodesk Official Training Courseware (AOTC). Customizing and Automating; Database Integration; Programming; AutoLISP and VBA; Script & Shape Files; Macro's; Menu Development; Networking; Scanning; Supervision.

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Bradley Patient Care 3-Part Specifications Updated | Revit Patient Care Families

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 9, 2012 12:04:14 PM

Bradley provides 3-part specifications for Bradley plumbing fixture and specialty equipment products.

The Bradley patient care product 3-part specifications were updated as Bradley prepares to integrate our 3-part specifications with e-SPECS; that has integrated the MasterSpec format into their patented automated e-SPECS specification writing software.

Bradley provides an extensive Revit family library for the Bradley Patient Care Modules.

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Daniel Hughes - New Corporate BIM Strategist for Bradley Corporation

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 3, 2012 7:47:43 AM

Daniel Hughes has been serving Bradley Corporation as their Revit-BIM Consultant since March 2010. His role on the Bradley BIM Team helped Bradley Corporation produce the Bradley 1000 Revit Family Library.

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Download Bradley BIM Brief | Design-Construct Edition | April 2012

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 25, 2012 9:37:02 AM

The Bradley BIM Brief | Design-Construct Edition is a monthly, 1-page newsletter (PDF) that Bradley Sales Teams and Bradley Field Representatives email to their design-construction community partners (architects, engineers, contractors, owners).

Each edition contains a minimum of 3 articles that reference Bradley Revit Library Updates (1000 Families) Bradley Revit technical support articles, Revit tutorials, Bradley BIM polls, AIA-CES webinar events, innovative plumbing & specialty equipment products available as Bradley Revit families, design-construction BIM-based industry trends and much more.


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Bradley Revit Family Library Joins E-Specs Integrated Specifications Program

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 10, 2012 11:05:38 AM

e-SPECS Construction Specifications for Revit

e-SPECS Construction Specifications for Navisworks

The Bradley 1000+ Revit Family Library has joined e-SPECS Building Product Manufacturer (BPM) Program. Bradley specifications will debut in the e-SPECS June 2012 Update to e-SPECS subscribers.

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 currently provides downloadable 3-Part Specifications (MS Word, HTML and PDF) and support of Arcom’s MasterSpec guide specifications.

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.

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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:

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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Bradley BIM Chicago Lunch and Learns - Workshops - Webinars | Bradley Revit Library Tour

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 9, 2012 10:25:45 AM

I was in Chicago Wednesday, reviewing the technical quality of the Bradley Revit Family Library with Chicago design firms.

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Revit for Prefabrication -Lavatory Systems-Patient Care-Safety Fixtures

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 5, 2012 8:11:36 AM

Bradley Revit Family Lavatory Systems | Autodesk Revit Rendering

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Revit Family Poll | Which Version of Revit Are You Using?

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 4, 2012 4:45:43 AM

The Bradley Revit Family Library (all 1000 families) is being updated to Revit 2011.

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