Capitalizing on Building Information Modeling (BIM) for new buildings is easy—you get to start with a fresh, clean file, and you can lay out everything you need precisely where it is supposed to be. However, what if you are doing an addition, a renovation, or historic preservation? Most of what is important to a structural engineer is probably hidden behind an existing facade or finish. And yet the model must go on. This class offers tips and suggestions for modeling existing structures, including extrapolating information from incomplete data, identifying known and unknown elements, and managing ownership of scope areas.
- Identify potential pitfalls when modeling existing buildings
- Get relevant information at a BIM kickoff meeting
- Use phasing and view filters to identify existing and new elements
- Assess the pros and cons of laser scanning
Silman is a structural engineering firm with offices in New York, Boston, and Washington, DC. As the Digital Design Manager, Kate Morrical is responsible for coordinating procedures and standards for software used in the design process, whether CAD, BIM, or design/analysis programs. Before rejoining Silman in 2012 (where she also worked from 2003 to 2008), Kate was a Technical Marketing Manager for Autodesk, Inc. There, she worked on the AutoCAD software family of products, specifically AutoCAD LT software. She has over 15 years' experience with Autodesk products, currently serves as President of the AUGI Board of Directors, and has presented at numerous technical events, including Revit DC, BILT North America, Midwest University, and several Autodesk University conferences.