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BIM for Housing: Revit Workflows for Designers on Large Residential Projects to BIM Level 2

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    This Instructional Demo will begin with setting up a large site for multiple residential blocks in Revit and fully embracing work sharing from early conception of the architectural design. The role of the architect in the construction industry often aligns with the role of lead designer and project coordinator. Bearing in mind the responsibilities that come with such role the class will learn about techniques of setting up coordination files for a multidisciplinary shared project. The lesson will then explore fast-track workflows for conceptual residential design by utilising Revit and Dynamo. We will further explore workflows, user tips and tricks for the creation of numerous unit variations within a block and managing changes as the project is being advanced. We will discuss different roadmaps for modelling internal layouts with their benefits and challenges explained and analysed. The class will expand on the need to keep models flexible and adaptable to the level of detail and development required by clients at each stage of the project. Focusing on the transition from concept to technical design the class will learn how to progressively advance the model and aid multidisciplinary coordination. The demo will discuss team collaboration and the importance of discipline while working on a design in Revit. Milestones in the residential design working towards BIM Level 2 standards will be set out and discussed. How much is too much data and what can the residential design data be used for will be explored as a final of the demo with some RIBA project stages analysed from the user/draftsman's perspective.

    Key Learnings

    • Set up project site coordinates for a workshared project
    • Apply techniques for residential design development through Revit workflows
    • Advance the model to a technical level and use Dynamo to complying with office or industry standards
    • Implement BIM Level 2 on residential projects to help with stakeholder engagement, aid statutory approvals, and enhance coordination