You know how to use Revit software—but are you using every tool at your disposal? Are there still more ways in which you can make the software do the routine tasks, enabling you to focus on your design? In this session, Tony and Brian will show how much you can do with Revit software if you never stop looking for ways to engage the software and pull out every stop. Starting with a kickin' template helps too. Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows are changing the way we design and construct buildings. In just 90 minutes, we will demonstrate that you can go from a blank file to a set of drawings—complete with schedules, details, analysis, systems, sheets, and more. Brian will create an architectural model, and then Tony will add the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems to a model created live within this session. This session features Revit, Revit MEP, and Revit Structure. AIA Approved
- Learn how to create a template that does more routine tasks for you
- Learn how to engage the BIM process further than you have before
- Learn how to reduce billable time spent on repeatable tasks
- Learn how to focus on your design rather than on the software
Tony Crawford has been a Mechanical Engineer working in a variety of aspects for 20 years and is always looking better ways to build a mousetrap. Currently an Autodesk Certified Instructor, he has taught Revit MEP to more students than almost any instructor in North America and consistently receives the highest ratings from his students by keeping each class engaging, relevant, and enjoyable.
As a registered architect in both Colorado and California, Brian has been in practice since 1995. He attended California Polytechnic University of Pomona and graduated with a 5-year Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture in 2001. He spent the next five years in southern California designing custom homes and club houses in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach before relocating to Colorado. During that time Brian quickly learned multiple types of 3D software including AutoCAD and 3ds Max. In January of 2011, Brian joined the CAD-1 team as an AutoCAD and Revit instructor. His approach to training brings in real world explanations and examples similar to his time spent as a project Architect. Brian still maintains his private practice, keeping his mind sharp on today’s current codes and AEC industry requirements. His valuable experience in high-end custom residential, multi-family housing, hospitality design, as well as commercial and industrial design, make Brian an asset to the CAD-1 team. Brian has successfully completed Associate and Professional Certifications from Autodesk and currently holds the status of an Autodesk Certified Professional. Always one with a positive outlook on life as well as a sense of humor, Brian aspires to expand his knowledge and fulfill his clients’ needs.