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Overcoming the Challenges of Building and Maintaining 11,000,000 Square Feet of BIM

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    This class covers The Ohio State University's transition from floor plans based on AutoCAD® software to building models based on Revit®-based software. During the past 2 years, we have created Revit models that cover 11 million square feet; our goal is to develop models for 35 million square feet by May 2016. In this class, we describe the initial project work to design standards and processes to ensure the long-term value of the models. We also discuss the evolution of the standards and processes during the project's maturation. We further describe how Ohio State has handled the challenges of managing a large portfolio of models by improving processes and using technology solutions to drive efficiencies into model building and maintenance. Attendees receive an overview of the BIM Toolbox that Ohio State uses in its efforts to drive adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for existing buildings and in its development of BIM for design and construction.

    Key Learnings

    • Describe why Ohio State transitioned from AutoCAD to Revit and explain how they did it
    • Define early planning efforts for standards and processes for modeling existing buildings in Revit
    • Describe the process improvements Ohio State implemented to effectively manage a large portfolio of models
    • Identify the technology solutions Ohio State has in its BIM toolbox to aid in the building and maintenance of its models