Capitalizing on Building Information Modeling (BIM) for new buildings is easy-you get to start with a fresh, clean file, and you can lay out everything you need precisely where it's supposed to be. But what if you're doing an addition, a renovation, or a historic preservation? Maybe you have existing drawings. (Maybe they're accurate!) Maybe you have some reality capture data. But most of what is important to a structural engineer is probably hidden behind an existing façade or finish. And yet the model must go on. Fortunately, you're not alone. Join this roundtable to share your experience with these challenges, and see how your peers have dealt with the same issues.
- Learn how to identify potential pitfalls when modeling existing buildings
- Learn how to manage uncertainty in existing conditions
- Discover best practices for demolishing existing elements
- Discover the pros and cons of reality capture for structural elements
Silman is a structural engineering firm with offices in New York, Boston, and Washington, DC. As the Digital Design Manager, Kate Morrical is responsible for coordinating procedures and standards for software used in the design process, whether CAD, BIM, or design/analysis programs. Before rejoining Silman in 2012 (where she also worked from 2003 to 2008), Kate was a Technical Marketing Manager for Autodesk, Inc. There, she worked on the AutoCAD software family of products, specifically AutoCAD LT software. She has over 15 years' experience with Autodesk products, currently serves as President of the AUGI Board of Directors, and has presented at numerous technical events, including Revit DC, BILT North America, Midwest University, and several Autodesk University conferences.