Clash detection and coordination, though not an entirely new concept, has gained traction in recent years. It is a process of discovering the areas or elements that could possibly clash-or, in other words, would occupy the same space. It helps to reveal design conflicts before construction. However, most projects the class presenter has been involved with or has observed do not allocate enough budget for this process, and people still use a conventional 2D-drawing review method for quality assurance / quality control. This class will cover best practices of model clash review during the design phases and methods of tracking the revised/approved status. Today's challenge is how to manage the clashes efficiently besides just locating the clashes, because most tools identify the clash location precisely. Moreover, with recent technologies like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), we can simulate the walk-through experience for a better communication with clients and team members.
- Learn how to plan your clash detective strategy and discover the purpose of tasking on BIM Execution Plan
- Understand the big picture—review the big items first and reduce tolerances in steps
- Learn how to set clash templates and search sets in Navisworks and clearance zones in Revit
- Learn how to view clash groups from Navisworks Manage as shared views in BIM 360 Glue
Raghavendra Bhat is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) leader at MWH Global, providing integrated project delivery expertise utilizing Autodesk, Inc., software. Bhat has over 11 years of professional experience working in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry using BIM technology on a wide variety of international and local projects (for example, federal government, public works, wet infrastructure, and skyscrapers). Bhat has also mentored and trained, and he has developed standards and guidelines and project templates / standard templates. At MWH, Bhat covers developing Revit software standards for the organization, global integration of projects in line with MWH Americas’ expectations, and BIM protocols. Bhat coordinates with a global team to support the MWH Americas Design BIM Group, including developing communications, comparing methods, and collaborating toward common growth and integration of BIM globally. He is the point person to direct BIM standardized processes at the discipline level, and he works closely with the MWH Americas BIM Discipline Group leader to ensure consistency in their specific discipline.
Joseph Chuen-huei Huang is Building Information Modeling (BIM) practice leader for North America at MWH Global (now part of Stantec). He is a licensed architect with 20 years of professional experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry with a focus on BIM implementation and digital design integration. He has served as the BIM manager for numerous large-scale projects, including the Panama Canal Third Set of Locks. He has a broad range of experience from vertical construction to infrastructure, and has successfully integrated BIM into design, construction, and operation and maintenance phases. Besides that, he is the author of Participatory Design for Prefab House: Using Internet and Query Approach of Customizing Prefabricated Houses, and presents BIM-related topics regularly to universities and global industry groups at international conferences like Autodesk University, SAME, ACADIA, eCAADe, and CADDRIA. He has a PhD degree in architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Oregon.