It almost goes without saying that the structural, architectural, and civil engineering disciplines need to coordinate closely. We need to, for example, ensure that the building foundations do not clash with the utilities. Also, it is important that all parties are on the same page in regards to site coordinates to effectively coordinate and build. In this class, we build a basic site in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software, then we extract the coordinates and use Revit® software to develop our site coordination for multiple buildings using shared coordinates. We use Navisworks® software to detect clashes between the Revit structural foundations and Civil 3D utilities. We produce a clash report before switching back to Revit to resolve. Finally we update the clash report with the resolution. Time permitting, we also discuss principles of using Autodesk® 360 cloud services.
- Detect clashes between utility information and building information
- Manually manipulate site coordinates between Civil 3D, Revit, and Navisworks
- Coordinate multistructure sites effectively using the Revit and Navisworks environment
- Describe technical aspects of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows that are possible in Infrastructure Design Suite
From his original career in the Structural, Architectural and Civil profession, working in partnership with many major UK AEC firms, Rob has developed practical skills and diverse knowledge of best practice, protocols and procedures. From this experience he is further able to draw on extensive technical expertise including platform knowledge in Revit software, AutoCAD, Civil 3D and Navisworks. As a result of his knowledge, Rob has acted as the Revit champion for a large organisation he was previously working in partnership with. Proactive in assisting others, Rob organises UK discussion groups like BIM4Real which focus on project delivery through to assisting youngsters in the UK to develop into Architects and Engineers. Very much part of the #UKBIMCrew, Rob enjoys working and networking in the current culture of innovation in the UK construction industries.