This class focuses on improving efficiency and consistency in your models by making the best use of the calculations available in Revit MEP software. Live demonstrations using real project models show how the calculations that are built into Revit MEP can be made to work for you and where the limitations lie. We cover calculations for duct and pipe pressure drops, equipment duties and flow rates, and rule-of-thumb space loads. We look at what is available in the box and explain how you can add your own calculations to equipment and to spaces. The class takes advantage of the more open API in Revit MEP 2014 and makes use of new add-ins that change the calculation methodology used within Revit to suit your standards. All of these methods can help to link mechanical calculations to your drawings and schedules, cutting out much time compared to traditional processes and enabling far better consistency throughout your project.
- Set up Revit MEP to use calculations that are relevant to you
- Edit families to automatically calculate engineering parameters
- Include space calculations based on architectural models
- Describe the limitations and explain workarounds of the various mechanical calculation abilities in Revit MEP
Ben Roberts is a chartered mechanical engineer and holds the position of Building Information Modeling (BIM) delivery leader for Hoare Lea, a role which involves pushing the boundaries of software tools, and enabling teams to deliver projects as efficiently and effectively as possible around the practice in the United Kingdom and Middle East. He specializes in using BIM models for design calculations. Roberts is an active member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) BIM steering group and the BSRIA BIM Network, and he is involved in developing many industry standards for MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) BIM delivery. He has written articles for a variety of construction industry journals on the subject of BIM, and regularly presents and lectures on the subject around the world.