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Dewey Modelit and Howe: BIM for Existing Buildings
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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.

Key Learnings

  • 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


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