In the last years the architecture, engineering, and construction industry has adopted Building Information Modeling (BIM) as the main process for coping with project design, but often HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) engineers have faced waste of activities and creation of misleading project expectations. To avoid this, the Danish firm MOE has optimized the HVAC design process. This class will show the benefits of creating MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) models from project kickoff, where MEP geometry and data smartly increases its level of development (LOD) along all project phases, without losing information in phase transitions. It will show how to convert 2D lines into ventilation ducts and heating pipes, including their fittings via the Dynamo extension. It will show that dummy equipment families combined with Dynamo are capable of performing pressure loss and velocity calculations in early phases. It will publish a series of Dynamo nodes for HVAC design—for example, how to hook up open connections virtually via the Revit software API. Calculations are also available in intermediate phases. Moreover, we will show HVAC design quality control via Dynamo and BIM 360. This session features Revit MEP and A360. AIA Approved
- Learn how to convert 2D lines to HVAC BIM objects
- Learn how to perform early HVAC calculation by using “dummy” equipment families combined with Dynamo
- Learn how to use new HVAC custom nodes for Dynamo
- Learn how to perform quality control of HVAC design by using Dynamo and A360
Alejandro Mata is BIM consultant at Integrated Digital Solutions department in Ramboll Denmark. He is MSc. HVAC design engineer with a background in civil engineering and architectural technology from DTU-Technical University of Denmark. Alejandro is passionate about enhancing the performance of AEC industry by promoting a better utilization of building technology, towards automation of digital design processes. His focus is to work smarter and achieve the most effective practices to enhance data utilization and digital collaboration among AEC parties. He has been using has using Autodesk, Inc., products for the last 10 years, with a detailed focus in Revit MEP software, and the Dynamo extension complemented with Business Intelligence cloud solutions. He has gained experience in the last 4 years through well-known Nordic projects. Additionally, he has worked as a teaching assistant at DTU and loves sharing knowledge.