This class will describe how BuroHappold is using Dynamo with Revit to revolutionize their concept and schematic design phases. Visual programming has allowed us to use iterative design to show the influence of minute architectural changes to our MEP design. This allows us to communicate quickly, effectively, and visually with the entire project team. Automated zoning diagrams for heating, cooling, ventilation, electrical loads, and fire rating were generated iteratively. Additionally, Dynamo-powered automated calculations were utilized for plumbing pipe sizing, storm riser sizing, roof drain placement, and pressurization. We have also used the schematic level Revit model to accomplish space planning for risers and MERs. The utilization of Dynamo for Revit in early design has allowed us to deliver a faster, smarter, more creative, and better communicated building. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the limitless possibilities for Dynamo in early phases of design.
- Apply Dynamo for Revit in the concept and schematic phases of design.
- Use visual programming to improve iterative design and visual communication with the project team.
- Use visual programming to improve initial space planning for mechanical rooms and risers for all trades.
- Use visual programming to increase accuracy of early calculations for MEPFP.
Samantha Bernstein is currently working as a Mechanical Engineer and Digital Design Lead in the Building Environments sector of BuroHappold Engineering. As a Mechanical Engineer, her role includes the design of HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems for super-high-rise and commercial structures with a magnitude of one and a half million square feet. Additionally, Samantha is the Digital Design Lead for BuroHappold North America. She created a Dynamo training program and has administered it across BuroHappold’s offices globally. Samantha has been leading the visual programming charge at BuroHappold New York through training sessions, hackathons, and the creation of time-saving and product enhancing MEP-focused scripts. Samantha holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University.