Revit Cloud Potential | 5 Game-Changing Processes

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 24, 2016 11:21:00 AM

How do you envision "the cloud" when you hear the term "Revit cloud computing";

Do you envision "the cloud" as just a remote computer server for centrally storing and accessing your Revit project files?

Below, are just 5 major costs and processes for managing current Revit projects --the Revit Cloud seeks to change that.

The efficiency of Revit Cloud functionally offers the opportunity to evolve, replace or potentially eliminate these Revit process costs?

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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 (Australia) highlights several BIM-driven processes that are trending BIM-dependent. (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,, 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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Topics: american institute of architects, CD-BIM, bim lod, Model Development Specification, Construction Revit BIM, Revit Training-Education, bimforum, Revit-BIM Trends, Associated General Contractors of America, autodesk university 2015, bim forum lod specification, revit model lod

3D Laser Scanning Level-Of-Accuracy (LOA) Meets BIM FORUM LOD

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 9, 2016 6:21:00 AM

Fall 2015 BIMFORUM-Orlando LOA Presentation

View all BIMFORUM event presentation videos and PDF files.

View a 15-minute video clip of the USIBD Level-Of-Accuracy (LOA) comparison with the BIM FORUM [AGC] Level-Of-Development (LOD).

Download the 60-minute MP4 file to view and listen to the entire discussion.

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Topics: Revit-BIM Video, USIBD LOA Specification, bim level of development, Level-Of-Accuracy, 3D laser scan point cloud, bim lod, revit level of development, Revit Training-Education, US Institute of Building Documentation, high definition laser scanning, Revit-BIM Trends, bim forum lod specification, USIBD LOA Specification Guide

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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Topics: bim means business, building information modeling, bim mandate, American Society of Plumbing Engineers, bim for plumbing contractor, Construction Revit BIM, bim modular prefabrication, Plumbing Heating-Cooling Contractors - Wisconsin A, Revit Training-Education, revit for plumbing contractor, Revit-BIM Trends, aspe, bim for plumbing design, revit for fabrication, revit plumbing fixture family

BIM-Revit Industry-Association Links

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Feb 16, 2016 4:39:42 PM

Global List of Building Information Modeling Industry & Association Links


Bradley BIM Initiative Bradley BIM Revit Library

Autodesk Seek (Bradley)

  • Autodesk Seek Library Download Pages for Bradley Revit Family Component Library

McGraw-Hill SmartMarket BIM Industry Reports | Downloads (PDF)

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Topics: building information modeling, Nemetschek Vectorworks BIM software, Revit Model Data Standards, national bim standards, revit family standards, Revit Help-Technical Support, Revit Training-Education, Revit-BIM Trends, graphisoft archicad bim software, revit resource links, bim association links, Bentley V8i SELECTseries 5, Bentley MicroStation Revit, bim continued education

Thank You Autodesk University 2015 Clients – Attendees – Instructors

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Dec 8, 2015 6:59:00 AM

Bradley Corporation and I would like to thank the hundreds of Autodesk University 2015 attendees; that stopped at the Bradley AU 2015 Exhibit Kiosk to pick up your free Bradley BIM flash drives, introduce yourselves and/or review the Bradley BIM Initiative.

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My personal thanks to the those mutual LinkedIn connections; that stopped --its always great to meet individuals face-to-face.

Like most of you; I attended AU classes between our exhibit booth hours.

My 12 AU2015 classes focused on

  1. BIM Futures and Building Design Trends,
  2. BIM for Prefabrication,
  3. BIM for Owners (Construction and FM)
  4. BIM for Contractors (Field Technology Integration)
  5. BIM for Design (BIM Project & Team Management)
  6. Revit Model Development & Standards
  7. Data Standards for Revit
  8. Revit & BIM Level-Of-Development (LOD)
  9. BIM Execution Plans
  10. BIM & Glue 360 for Coordination & Construction
  11. Successful Case Studies featuring Revit, Cloud & Data Management 3rd Party Add-Ins

I \ Bradley appreciate the time you took to stop during your Autodesk University visits.

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Topics: bradley corporation., augi, autodesk university, Bradley BIM, Revit Help-Technical Support, au2015 classes, Revit Training-Education, Revit-BIM Trends, autodesk users group international, autodesk university 2015

GREENBUILD 2015 | Visit Bradley Corporation Booth #3123 | NOV 18-20 Wash DC

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 22, 2015 9:16:40 AM

As you review your Greenbuild 2015 Conference Schedule, floor plan and video –consider visiting the Bradley Corporation Booth #3123 while attending Greenbuild 2015 International Conference and Expo in Washington DC. (November 18-20 2015)

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Topics: sustainable toilet room design, greenbuild 2015, Bradley BIM, GBCI LEED Professionals, green toilet room design, green building certification institute, architectural sustainable design, washington dc, Revit-BIM Trends, GreenBuild International Conference Expo

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:


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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Topics: building information modeling, bim for design build, Integrated Project Delivery, revit for construction, Construction Revit BIM, bim modular prefabrication, Revit-BIM Trends, Owners Revit BIM, modular building institute

Daniel Hughes | 10 Years Blogging AECO Industry Processes-Technologies

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jul 29, 2015 6:52:00 AM

It was July 2005, when a call from our Marketing Director positively impacted my career.

"Dan --You've been training our Midwest Revit and AutoCAD clients, delivering onsite & technical phone support and speaking at our AIA educational events & webinars."

"Would you be interested in writing technical and business articles for our new blog?" he asked.

"What's a blog? What would I write? Who's my audience?" I asked.

"We felt you could start by providing customer Revit support tutorials and provide pre-sales\post-sales Revit support for our Midwest clients & sales teams. What do think?

2005-2009: Fast-forward four years -- we had been acquired by IMAGINiT Technologies and I now authored their 'Architectural Blog'. By then, I had written 350+ blog articles; that shared Revit & AutoCAD learning content, industry application trends and Revit implementation strategies --to over 10,000 global visitors/month. In 2006, I started a personal blog; 'Revit Jobcaptain' using Google's Blogger platform.

Basic Blog Tools: In 2005, I authored my articles using a PC HTML editor; while using a FTP client to upload\publish the coded content to our website blog. We validated the final published code thru another website to insure our coding met RSS feed standards. Today Blogger & WordPress blogging platforms do that automatically.

2009-2012: 'Revit Playbook' was my personal blog from 2009-2012; while I was self-employed and marketing my services nationally via Excel Engineering Inc.

Early Bloggers: My article content was linked to and shared between other newbie bloggers like Steve Stafford, David Light and Chris (Mr Spot) Price. Autodesk had maybe 7-8 Bloggers; like Shaan Hurley. Today, Autodesk has over 100 Autodesk Technical - Business Blogs.

2011-Present: In 2011, I began authoring 'BradleyBIM' for Bradley Corporation. It helped market the Bradley Revit Library quality, standards and methodology --for our global clients and rep sales network.

Early Social Media: Autodesk forums, RevitCity, Ten Links & CADDigest helped syndicate our articles and increase our daily visitors. Today we have LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter social media sites to syndicate our articles.

Timing is Everything -

  1. I had the good fortune of learning & applying PC CAD as an AutoCAD 1.x user.
  2. Volunteering to learn Revit from its founders in 2002; when Autodesk first acquired Revit --started another amazing journey.
  3. Blogging was new in our 2005 market. My goal was simple. Provide article content of client-tested processes; that I experienced in my Chicago and Midwest client offices.

Show Feature Benefits\Return-On-Investment (ROI): While software & technology can be 'Scary Cool'...they are only valuable when you demonstrate measured business value within the AECO market processes they are serving.

Success stories, featuring how my peers successfully extracted value from implementing new technology and processes --has been a popular theme over the last 10 years.

However, sharing the 'How To' success stories from working directly with my clients on their projects --remain the most successful educational articles.

My personal thanks to the visitors of the last 10 years; for reading, commenting, referring and sharing my articles. Cheers!

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