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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5 Evolving Roles as BIM Project Partner | Bradley BIM Initiative

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 4, 2016 3:16:00 PM

The Bradley BIM Initiative (founded in 2009) achieved five (5) new milestones for serving architects, engineers, contractors and facility owners using BIM processes and Revit. In 2014, Bradley BIM expanded its roles into these five (5) processes:

1) BIM for MEP General Contractor (GC) Prefabrication

2) Revit Content Interoperability (Bentley)

3) Revit Model Data Standards

4) Design-Build | Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) with an Expanded Digital Toolset

5) Revit As-built Model | General Contractor Collaboration

1) BIM for MEP General Contractor (GC) Prefabrication

In late 2013, I visited several BIM-based MEP GC fabricators; that were using Bradley TMV and re-circulation stations models in their CADmep plumbing fabrications. One firm was constructing one of the nation's largest corporate facility projects. Throughout 2014, we confirmed national MEP GC\Fabricators using Bradley Revit models.

In early 2015, Bradley TMV, re-circulation mixing stations, dialysis boxes and shower valve Revit models will be configured & available --to serve both SysQue (Revit) and CADmep (AutoCAD) for plumbing fabrication clients.

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SysQue Provides Bradley Revit MEP \ Autodesk Fabrication Model Library

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 25, 2016 8:26:00 AM

The Bradley BIM Initiative has partnered with SysQue to provide "prefabrication-ready" Bradley product models in both;

  • SysQue (Revit MEP format \ RFA) and

  • Autodesk Fabrication (AutoCAD format \ DWG-ITM).

--- Skanska Revit-MEP Prefabrication | BIM Means Business ASPE Magazine ---

The initial SysQue Bradley Llibrary will feature these Bradley product models:

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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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Topics: Bradley Australia, building information modeling, bim mandate, bradley international plumbing products, sourceable.net, Construction Revit BIM, bradley international washroom accessories, revit mandate, Revit-BIM Trends, bim process mandate, Owners Revit BIM, Bradley International

Download BIMFORUM LOD Specifications | AGC-AIA | AU2015

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 11, 2016 6:20:00 AM

Fabrication and Level-Of-Development: When to Draw the Line(and Where to Model It) was one of the 12 classes I attended at Autodesk University 2015.

Will Ikerd, PE highlighted four new BIM Level-Of-Development (LOD) topics from the team authoring the BIMFORUM LOD Specifications:

  • New 2015 LOD Spec Available for download. (see below)
  • New LOD 350 Specification
  • Definition of when to specify and recommended use of LOD 350
  • New Course Certification Program: Certificate of Detailing in BIM (CD-BIM)

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

Visit the BIMFORUM LOD Specifications Page to download the current and last few releases of the LOD Specifications. (links are located near the bottom of page)

 

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Want Specifications With Your Bradley Revit Models?

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 8, 2016 8:59:00 AM

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

Bradley 3-Part Specs and Bradley Product Tech Data Sheets (PDF) are conveniently located in the right margin of the Bradley Revit Library (1,000 Revit Families).

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Revit File Exports Serve Solidworks - Process Pipe 3D DWG

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 7, 2016 6:34:00 AM

Bradley S19-300B \ S19-300B \ Heat Trace Emergency Eye-Face Wash

Each month we export Bradley Safety Fixture Revit files to ACIS (*.sat) file format; that can be imported into 3D manufacturing software programs, like Solidworks.

We are also asked to convert these same Safety Fixture Revit files to 3D AutoCAD (*.dwg) files for several Process Pipe design programs.

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BIM Means Business | Plumbing Engineer Magazine - ASPE

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 1, 2016 10:27:00 AM

The Plumbing Engineer Magazine | The official publication of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) released my BIM Article for their July 2014 magazine. (View article on Page 114)

View Online: BIM Means Business | The Impact of BIM | July 2014 Edition

Download Article: Bradley_BIM_Means_Business_Plumbing_Engineer_2014_July

The article outlines at least 2 reasons that Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes; are determining the winners and leaders in both the plumbing design and contracting markets.

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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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