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Industry Talk / London 2018
Using Revit to Deliver Large Residential Projects: Circus West at Battersea Power Station Case Study
This presentation will look in detail at how a complex large-scale residential building can be delivered using Revit, with an understanding of overall modelling strategy, data management, and drawing output workflow. The Circus West project represents that first phase of the Battersea Power Station masterplan, and comprises of 752 apartments over 17 storeys, above a mixed-use podium. The building has a 350-metre-long footprint which wraps around the Power Station building, and is articulated as 2 stacked tapering glazed ribbons. In response to the original client brief, the building has a large number of residential typologies, with a mix of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments, townhouses, and penthouses. The project was transitioned into Revit in 2013, with the intention to build a model for the output of GA plan scale construction drawings, scheduling and coordination with the structures and M&E consultant team. The project was not only the largest residential scheme that the practice had delivered to date, but also the first to be produced using Revit, and as a result, initial strategies had to be quickly developed and implemented in order to construct the model. The design work was split between the practiceÍs 2 offices, with the interior fit out of the residential element development by the Manchester office team, and Shell, Core and Podium developed by the London office team. The development of the interior fit out packages for the residential element proved to be the most challenging area of the project to set up in Revit, due to the large quantity of apartment types (over 200 unique layouts). In order to minimise file sizes, and repetition of modelling, a systems of nested Revit models and arrangement files had to be set up to enable drawing sheet output. The level of detail in the apartment models required careful consideration to strike a balance between information required for outputs and minimal file sizes. As part of this, a strategy for the use of families for complex interior fit out elements the within apartment models was developed. Following the BPS project, there are many lessons learnt that can be applied to future large residential Revit projects. This includes developing a strategy for how a project with numerous apartment types can be broken down into manageable elements, with an allowance for flexibility in the set up as the project progresses.
Instructional Demo / London 2019
BIM for Housing: Revit Workflows for Designers on Large Residential Projects to BIM Level 2
This Instructional Demo will begin with setting up a large site for multiple residential blocks in Revit and fully embracing work sharing from early conception of the architectural design. The role of the architect in the construction industry often aligns with the role of lead designer and project coordinator. Bearing in mind the responsibilities that come with such role the class will learn about techniques of setting up coordination files for a multidisciplinary shared project. The lesson will then explore fast-track workflows for conceptual residential design by utilising Revit and Dynamo. We will further explore workflows, user tips and tricks for the creation of numerous unit variations within a block and managing changes as the project is being advanced. We will discuss different roadmaps for modelling internal layouts with their benefits and challenges explained and analysed. The class will expand on the need to keep models flexible and adaptable to the level of detail and development required by clients at each stage of the project. Focusing on the transition from concept to technical design the class will learn how to progressively advance the model and aid multidisciplinary coordination. The demo will discuss team collaboration and the importance of discipline while working on a design in Revit. Milestones in the residential design working towards BIM Level 2 standards will be set out and discussed. How much is too much data and what can the residential design data be used for will be explored as a final of the demo with some RIBA project stages analysed from the user/draftsman's perspective.
Panel / Las Vegas 2018
Redshift Live: Is Prefabricated Construction the Answer to Increasing Building Demands?
According to research firm Statista, as the global population grows and urbanizes, the construction industry will need to build an average of 13,000 buildings in major cities every day through the year 2050. Yet the industry is contending with skilled-labor shortages and lagging productivity; 98 percent of megaprojects face cost overruns or delays. The building industry isn’t big enough to supply the demand. Prefab and modular construction show promise of a resolution, as well as significant savings in time and money compared to traditional building methods. Moving on-site construction to off-site facilities can enhance quality and efficiency to help the industry build more with less. Yet prefab and modular processes are still slow to catch on at scale. Join Autodesk's Redshift Editor in Chief and experts from GE Johnson Construction Company, HOK, Merge Architects, and Factory_OS in a panel debate about the opportunities and challenges of bringing prefabrication to scale when it’s needed most. Could prefab be the antidote to increasing housing demands, skilled-labor shortages, and a high-risk/low-margin industry? The end goal of the panel will be to understand why off-site construction can have a significant impact on urbanization, what the barriers are to rapid market adoption; and what the next steps should be to bring prefab and modular construction to the masses. https://www.autodesk.com/redshift Naomi Porat; Principal, Alpha and Board Member, Factory_OS Rotimi Seriki, Design/Visualization Specialist, HOK John Schwarz, Integrated Services Manager, GE Johnson Kyle Barker, Associate, Merge Architects Kylee Swenson, Editor in Chief, Redshift
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