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Model-Based Shop Drawing Review

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    Often a subcontractor or supplier is drawing a system in 3D and then printing off PDFs for review and approval. How can we use these models more effectively to save review time and limit errors such as embed locations or enclosure details. Using PDFs can be time consuming and error prone when coordinating between trades. This workshop will show some tips and tricks for using models for structural steel, concrete, curtain wall, and other trades for shop-drawing review and coordination. These models aren't typically included in the clash detection process like the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) trades. However, by bringing them into the process, we can coordinate in the office and then easily provide to the field crews via BIM 360 Glue software and BIM 360 Field software, ensuring that the latest information gets out to the field crews for everything from embed placement to anchor bolts to proper enclosure details. Any quality-control items can then be tracked and tied to the model, creating a set of lessons learned for future projects.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to run comparisons between different models for coordination
    • Learn how to provide markups and feedback on the model as part of the submittal process
    • Learn how to push the coordinated models to BIM 360 Field for use by the field crews
    • Discover some ways to best enable the field crews to use the coordinated model through installation