This class will discuss how to create complex building-site parametric tools (crane, formwork, security) thanks to Revit software family’s technologies and its API. We will focus on the practical-use cases where the combination of these 2 technologies can assist engineers in the proper choice of crane, optimized formwork, scaffolding, security materials, and other site equipment. In order to achieve this, it is crucial to understand both the manufacturers and our company’s security and productivity rules and guidelines and synchronize them both to best equip our engineers and sites.
- Discover certain family functionalities integrating geometry, data, and logic rules
- Envision how API can help overcome the limitations in families by simplifying its creation and improving its overall use
- Envision how API can help overcome the limitations in families by simplifying its data acquisition and synchronization
- Discover how the API can help organize business logic by creating more suitable user interfaces
With over a decade of experience in construction both on site and off site, Merri Lawan joined the French leading general contracting company VINCI Construction France’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) Team at its inception in 2011. Having worked for Bouygues Construction, Merri has been a keen Revit software user since 2010, and as of 2011, he is now responsible for the BIM implementation in VINCI, in charge of Revit software integration within design teams, technical departments, and cost estimations to construction sites. As an Autodesk Developer Network Member, Merri focuses on custom software development and takes an active part in the Autodesk Beta Testing Program. As an expert in the Revit software API, he has developed and deployed VINCI’s in-house plug-ins and tools accelerating business workflow among BIM products. Finally, as a BIM evangelist in VINCI, his role includes the training supervision and technical support for all subsidiaries in France.
A Building Information Modeling (BIM) specialist for VINCI Construction France (VCF)—the French leader in the construction market—Daphné Dureisseix has worked on notable French BIM projects, such as the 171-meter-high skyscraper D2 in Paris’s business district La Défense, and the major renovation of Ilot Fontenoy Ségur for the French government. In addition, she is currently responsible for the cost-estimating development and the implementation of BIM standards and processes within the company. Her leadership role includes the training, supervision, and technical support for VCF’s Revit software modeling operations. Daphné is also an author of Advances in Architectural Geometry 2014 (Springer) regarding her work for the Bordeaux “Wine” museum. Her contribution to VCF’s flagship BIM project Terralia in 2012 led the team to be awarded 2 prizes—the Tekla French BIM Award 2013 in the precast category and the Moniteur BIM d’Or in Honorable mentions.