Capitalizing on Revit software for the field is the key to fully implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) in the construction industry. By examining some landmark projects—such the Miami All Aboard Station, Hard Rock Hollywood, and other projects—attendees will learn the importance of fully modeling outside conditions, cranes, formwork, and other construction-related activities to understand constructability and how this impacts costs and schedules. Bringing the models to the field does not stop at coordination, and by correctly modeling how work is placed and utilizing parameters, modelers can provide extremely detailed quantities and approaches to the field and estimating at a subcontractor level. This class will also demonstrate the importance of estimators getting involved in the modeling process. Back with examples from landmark projects, the course will show how a model-based takeoff methodology is more accurate and more efficient than are traditional estimation methods. This session features Revit, AutoCAD, and BIM 360 Glue. AIA Approved
- Understand differences in designer models versus construction models
- Understand the importance of modeling field elements
- Understand phasing through modeling for logistics
- Understand the difference between GC estimating and subcontractor
Christophe Jones is the Southeast regional Building Information Modeling / virtual design and construction manager for Suffolk Construction Company, overseeing the modeling and coordination process of the Southeast region. Jones has over 10 years of experience utilizing Revit software as a quantity survey tool, and modeling for construction means and methods throughout the country. Additionally, Jones has managed the modeling and coordination process on large-scale projects, such as the current All Aboard Florida Miami Station and the recently completed Brickell City Centre project. With experience in the construction industry spanning over 20 years, Jones has worked in all aspects of the industry, from laborer to director of preconstruction—all of which gives him a fully rounded thought process that influences modeling efforts.