Your teams are experienced with Revit software and Building Information Modeling (BIM). You have a BIM deployment plan, you exchange models with the team regularly, and you have coordination meetings to review model progress. You share your coordinated, "clash-free" models during construction-only to be shocked at the first construction coordination meeting when the design models contain 53,724 clashes. This scenario is every BIM manager's nightmare. Implementing Navisworks software during a project's design will let the team coordinate more efficiently and eliminate issues that typically may not be discovered until later in the project. Navisworks provides powerful tools that you can use during design to streamline workflows and add value to your BIM process. We will present specific use cases for implementation during design and provide understanding of how to implement a refined coordination process. We will also look at strategies for establishing efficient standardized workflows for implementation.
- Understand the use cases and benefits of working in Navisworks during the design phases of projects
- Understand the distinction between design coordination and construction coordination
- Understand how to configure a Navisworks model for design coordination
- Understand how to implement Navisworks standards and a standardized workflow for design coordination
As a BIM Specialist with a passion for technology and its evolving impact on design, Sarah trains and supports RATIO professionals in the use of BIM software, while supporting project managers in the awareness and resolution of coordination issues throughout the construction documentation and construction administration phases. Sarah leverages a unique, multi-disciplinary background in her work at RATIO, giving her a broad perspective on the construction industry. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design and Master of Science, Building Construction Management from Purdue University, and a Master of Science, Sustainability, Technology and Innovation from the Dublin Institute of Technology.Before her time at RATIO, Sarah was a BIM consultant with firms including Kohn Pedersen Fox and Robert A.M. Stern. She worked on large, complex projects such as the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan, the largest private real estate development in United States history.The common thread throughout her experiences has been technology. Through transdisciplinary approaches, she seeks to interface design and technology to push the envelope for what we can accomplish in the future.
A Registered Architect and BIM Specialist, Tom pushes the practical boundaries of BIM technology in RATIO’s architectural practice. He is responsible for driving value through the application of technology by identifying project and client needs, specifying solutions, and establishing the business value of solutions. Focusing on Revit and Building Information Modeling since the beginning 2004, Tom has been involved with implementing and managing design technology at a number of firms. RATIO’s team of BIM Specialists are responsible for the adoption of BIM technology throughout the firm, defining and maintaining standards, seeking out innovative and efficient best practices, and training users. With more than 20 years of experience in architecture, Tom has spoken across the country at Autodesk University, BILT NA and various Association of General Contractor events on issues related to BIM, innovation and technological change in the AEC industry.