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To Rebar or Not to Rebar: That Is the BIM Question
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How many times have you heard, "Why do we have to model all these rebars?" or "Modeling rebars is time consuming!" or something similar? This class will discuss the return of rebars modeling investment, presenting several lessons learned by an EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contractor. By focusing on real past cases, we will compare between the traditional 2D detailing philosophy and the 3D modeling approach, highlighting how Revit software can become a powerful validation tool for design and constructability of reinforced concrete. This class is going to introduce how to model and set up data in order to easily identify, check, and solve congested reinforced concrete nodes, avoiding expensive unpredictable issues during construction. We will give the final assessment through a practical example of how the structural design of a huge industrial structure has been driven according to the above-mentioned analysis. To rebar or not to rebar-that is the Building Information Modeling (BIM) question.

Key Learnings

  • Discover the reinforcement modeling “return on investment”
  • Understand real cases in which the reinforcement modeling would have anticipated construction problems
  • Learn how to turn Revit into a validation tool for design and constructability
  • Learn how to model the 3D reinforcement for identification, visualization, and resolution of rebars congestion at nodes

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