This class will provide an in-depth discussion of best practices for building a design model for use in both 2D construction documentation and 3D trade coordination. As more projects are designed in 3D from the beginning, architectural, structural, and other trade models can be used by MEP designers when laying out their systems. We will address the how and why of making a model for both documentation creation and 3D coordination in step-by-step descriptions of best practices based on real-world examples where this workflow has been successful. The class will also include a handout that describes the Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination process and lists best practices for designers who are interested in providing coordination as a service to the construction team.
- Explain the coordination process for designers, including specs, file transfer, collaboration, and deliverables
- Use Revit MEP scheduling and the model as a deliverable to contractors
- List tips and tricks for using Autodesk® Revit® MEP tools to reduce modeling time and increase accuracy
- Design models that can also be easily used for coordination