This session will share the design process of the conceptual designs of a signature pedestrian bridge and an arena roof. Both structures are unique and somewhat complicated. The iterative nature of the designs prompted the use of both Revit software and Dynamo software for a coordinated, efficient conceptual phase. To facilitate concept development, the geometry of the structures was created using Revit conceptual massing and adaptive components. Then, to help minimize the rework associated with verifying the feasibility of each design iteration, the structural engineer used Dynamo to help automate some of the structural analysis-pulling information from Revit into a spreadsheet, and ultimately into structural analysis software. The use of several tools and applicable technology let these projects efficiently move through the conceptual phase and into design. This session will share, in detail, how all the models and scripts were created.
- Learn how to utilize repeaters in adaptive components
- Learn how to use divided surfaces for structural applications
- Learn how to use Dynamo to extract structural information that can be input directly into structural analysis software
- Discuss how a conceptual design model was used as a tool for design and analysis
Better known as “The Revit Geek”, Brian has spent more than 25 years in the AEC industry, more than 10 of which have been focused on Revit and BIM. After nearly a decade of working with Architects and Engineers to advance BIM in their companies, Brian started his BIM consulting company in 2011 to focus on custom high-level training and mentoring. Brian has clients all over the US and Canada that generally tolerate his sarcastic nature in exchange for his wide breadth of BIM knowledge. Brian showcases his love of talking about Revit, or maybe just his love talking, in a monthly light-hearted, occasionally irreverent, free Q&A webcast, Revit Radio.
Desiree Mackey has been in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry since the 1990's. After obtaining her bachelor's and master’s degrees from the University of California, Davis, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she perpetuated her nerdy tendencies with Revit software. She started her career in California with a construction company, she continued with a structural engineering firm, and now she is a structural engineer and Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager at Martin/Martin in Colorado. Desiree is a regular speaker at many conferences. She was a co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, is the chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado's BIM Committee, is a member of the BILT North America Committee, and is a member of the Autodesk University Advisory Council. Finally, as if that’s not enough Revit in her life, she’s married to “The Revit Geek” and acts as a partner in his BIM consulting firm, BD Mackey Consulting.