Lecture    CM2028
Best Practices for Coordinating Multiple Disciplines and the Use of Multiple Software Products on BIM and IPD Projects
Brett Gatti
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Sharing CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) data with project team members who are outside of your organization has its challenges. If outside team members are using software packages that are different than yours, the challenges are multiplied. In this class, we will discuss methods and best practices that you can put in place to help make the data-sharing process go a bit smoother. We will also cover best practices for working on a project that uses integrated project delivery (IPD) and only Autodesk® Revit® software among multidiscipline team members, including taking full advantage of the live model for coordination. We will go from the initial project team kickoff meeting, through "in-progress" coordination meetings, and finally through project delivery.

Key Learnings

  • Put together a dynamic "changes on the fly" coordination session on Revit only, multidiscipline IPD projects
  • Determine the best methods for sharing data (formats, naming, schedule, and import/export methods) throughout the project team
  • Identify potential issues that may occur when team members are working with different software packages
  • Develop best practices for multidiscipline, multiple-firm, multiple-software product coordination


 Brett Gatti
Brett Gatti
With over two decades using and supporting a wide range of CAD software packages and with duties/responsibilities that have included training, managing and organizing teams, Brett brings a real-life understanding of what works and what does not work with today’s CAD and BIM technologies. Actively bringing together diverse teams to work as cohesive teams to both improve discipline coordination and also to build in the long term value associated with intelligent building models is a challenge that is constantly evolving. Brett stays on the leading edge of this technology, by contributing to/participating in many online CAD user support groups and industry focus groups. Brett is a two time speaker at Autodesk University, has presented at the Revit Technology Conference 2012 and is an AutoCAD 2012 Certified Professional and a Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional.

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