With Revit software and Advance Steel software, structural engineers have tools available to enable them to take their designs past construction documents and into fabrication and construction. Construction schedules are faster, integrated project delivery is more common, and the Who, How, and When of structural shops drawings and fabrication models are changing. This presentation will show how US-based structural engineers who already create their design models and drawings with Revit software can use this same software to create shops drawings from their fabrication models for rebar, precast, and structural steel, and also create concrete lift drawings. Attendees will learn why these services are offered, how engineers can offer them, and best practices to follow to offer Building Information Modeling (BIM)-based structural shop drawings. This session features Revit Structure and Advance Steel. AIA Approved
- Learn how BIM can be used to bridge the information gap between design and construction for a typical project
- Learn what types of construction services can be readily offered by entities acting as the link between design and construction
- Learn how design data can be utilized to start construction activities earlier than in a typical design-bid-build process
- Learn what the advantages and disadvantages of such BIM-based delivery are to common project participants
Dan McCloskey received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. After spending 2 years designing bridges for URS Corporation, McCloskey attended Purdue University, where he obtained a master’s degree in structural engineering. McCloskey then moved to Denver, Colorado, where he worked as a structural design engineer and then structural project engineer for S.A. Miro. During his 5 years with Miro, McCloskey became an in-house expert in Revit Structure software, and he helped develop Building Information Modeling (BIM)-based structural detailing services. In 2011, McCloskey co-founded MB BIM Solutions as a BIM-focused consultancy that provides construction-level modeling of structural systems and components for its clients. McCloskey is active in the Denver-area BIM community with Rocky Mountain Building Information Society, has taught several classes at Autodesk University, has been published in AUGIWorld magazine, is a Revit Beta contributor, and is also a Revit Gunslinger participant.
Ryon Pax graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. Ryon started using Revit in 2008 as an intern at S.A. Miro, Inc. After graduating from the University of Colorado in 2011, he continued to use Revit as a structural engineer for S.A. Miro through 2013. In 2013, Ryon made a career change to the BIM world where he is now working for MB BIM Solutions as a senior project engineer. As an engineer, he works closely with contractors to maximize productivity and efficiency as well as minimize cost through the use of BIM. Ryon currently uses Autodesk products for anything from creating basic structural drawings in Revit to clash detection in Navisworks Manage. He is also involved in developing standards and processes at MB BIM Solutions. Lastly, Ryon was a speaker and attendee at AU 2015 and 2016 and is always looking for ways to take advantage and share is knowledge of the powerful tools offered within the Autodesk products.