No building exists in a vacuum. From conceptual energy analysis and shadow studies to neighborhood design motif and materials pallet, the importance of understanding and responding to a building relationship with its surrounding environment cannot be overstated. Yet showing Revit-based software models in their contextual environment has traditionally been a difficult process, often consisting of nothing more than a few white boxes manually extruded from CAD surveys. Using the ability of InfraWorks 2014 software to import and render massive datasets in real time, architects can present and analyze their designs with the surrounding terrain features, transportation networks, and buildings fully modeled at the block, neighborhood, city, or regional level. Through an examination of real-world case studies, this class explores workflows and sources of free GIS data to unlock the full potential BIM and GIS collaboration, creating stunning presentations along the way.
- Explain the role of GIS data as it relates to building design, analysis, and presentation
- Locate, import, and configure free GIS data and Revit models into InfraWorks
- Analyze design models using themes
- Create, present, and render design scenarios and animations
Christopher Zoog, AIA, is a licensed architect and Associate with the New York office of HOK, where he is a member of the firm-wide building SMART team. With over a decade of BIM project experience, he has used Revit to design and document everything from large hospital and laboratory projects to high rise speculative office buildings to two of the world's tallest super-towers. Chris is also well versed in pedestrian simulation software and is a pioneer in the utilization of BIM for simulation models. He is also on the forefront of advanced model based coordination efforts, leveraging BIM in automated code compliance checking for life safety and accessibility. Chris received a B.S. in Environmental Design from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he focused his studies on the use of computers in building and landscape design.
Greg Schleusner is HOK's Directory of buildingSMART Innovation. In this role Greg is responsible for analyzing HOK's business needs, then working with software vendors, researchers or other industry groups to find and implement technology and process based solutions.His current efforts include; Revit/ Radiance workflows, BIM Data Management, a Common Requirements Language (BIL) and others.He is activity engaged in various industry groups including the buildingSMART Alliance and IFMA. Greg is an architect and lives and works in New York.