This class describes several Building Information Modeling (BIM) challenges that Nikken Sekkei, the largest Japanese design firm, and Takenaka Corporation, one of the top five contractor, design-build companies, faced during their collaboration on a 1,000,000-square-foot BIM hospital project. The class covers three major challenges in the BIM implementation and adoption process between the two companies: how to incorporate the new concept of hospital design with a BIM approach that supports design coordination of the "shell and core" of the hospital plan to reduce RFIs; how to manage all of the designers and drafters who are beginning Autodesk® Revit® software users (no BIM champions) to produce construction documents from design development phase; and how to manage design review communications with the client using visualization technology. The class will cover each of the solutions and their benefits as profitable outputs using Autodesk Revit, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, and Autodesk® Navisworks® software.
- Manage all the designers and drafters who are beginning Revit users to produce construction documents from Design Development Phase (DD)
- Share one Revit file among 10 beginning users
- Describe this Japanese IPD business case between the design firm and the contractor as design-build company
- Explain how to incorporate the new design concept of hospital design with a BIM approach, which supports front-loading and coordination