In this session, we’ll look at ideal workflows for using Revit software, and how to avoid key time-wasting traps, as discovered the hard way by an experienced Revit software-using mechanical engineer. We’ll examine opportunities for fundamental changes to overall workflow, as well as how to improve current methods. Emerging features such as Insight 360 software are shown as a great opportunity for engineers and architects to collaborate during initial design stages and to calculate heating and cooling loads. You’ll receive advice about how to control level of detail and coordination, particularly at early design stages. We’ll also give some specific technical tips and tricks to help engineers get the most out of their Revit software systems and spaces. This is a follow-up to the 2013 class on improving efficiency by using Revit MEP software for mechanical calculations. This session features Revit MEP. AIA Approved
- Discover how Revit can improve life for a mechanical engineer
- Learn how to employ work-arounds to avoid some annoying Revit quirks
- Learn how to manage the process more effectively
- Discuss how emerging technologies will change mechanical engineers’ future workflows
Ben Roberts is a chartered mechanical engineer and holds the position of Building Information Modeling (BIM) delivery leader for Hoare Lea, a role which involves pushing the boundaries of software tools, and enabling teams to deliver projects as efficiently and effectively as possible around the practice in the United Kingdom and Middle East. He specializes in using BIM models for design calculations. Roberts is an active member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) BIM steering group and the BSRIA BIM Network, and he is involved in developing many industry standards for MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) BIM delivery. He has written articles for a variety of construction industry journals on the subject of BIM, and regularly presents and lectures on the subject around the world.