When implementing new BIM processes and technology, AECO firms often have an initial cost for software, hardware, training and support and it may experience a short-term loss of productivity. However, the long-term “Return On Investment” always result in improved efficiency, better coordination and a reduction in errors and rework.    

BIM Integrated Project Support

 

We help Architects and Engineers to implement BIM during the design process with high volume of 3D model deliverable, cost effective and exceed any company BIM's standard:  

  • Provide specific Revit/Naviswork training on project team’s task and delivery

  • Create firm-wide BIM standards and content, including Revit Template, BEP, and Revit content library

  • Support project team including project setup and in-time training 

  • Advise on BIM strategy including IT infrastructure, BIM team organization, new hiring, BIM contracts, new BIM tools 

  • Assist project team with BIM works including 3D BIM modeling and construction documentation

We help General Contractors and MEP subcontractors  to reduce risk and cost during construction through the usage of BIM:  

  • Create 3D models for coordination between all trades, including shop-drawings

  • Run Clash Detection to resolve design issues during coordination

  • Create 4D Construction simulation to visualize project’s schedule and project logistic planning

  • Assist with extract Information from BIM for Quantity Takeoff Process 

  • Integrate As Built Model with CMMS/ FM software and BSA/BMS

  • Advise on latest BIM Field Management tools for Construction Managers such as Procore, PlanGrid, BIM360 Glue...

 

Revit Project Specific Training

We provide project-specific Revit training that is tailored to meet project's scopes and BIM deliverable. A basic Revit models will be setup and used during the training sessions. Our training topics focus on project's team tasks and delivery and ranges from basic Revit project setup to design computational tool (Dynamo) to visualization tool (Enscape).   

  • BIM overview 

  • Project Setup

  • Model Elements for designers and contractors

  • Room and Area tools

  • Documentation tools

  • Integration between 3D models and Data 

  • Model Management 

  • Navisworks for coordination

  • Basic Use of Dynamo

  • Live Rendering with Enscape 

 

Revit Template and BIM Standards

A firm wide Revit template and standards should contains all the necessary content and building elements needed to deliver a typical BIM/Revit project:

  • Project Setup

    • BIM folder

    • Revit Origin, Levels and Grids

    • BIM Execution Plan Outlines

  • Content

    • Frequently-used 2D model elements (including 2D Tag, Annotation and Detail Components)

    • Frequently-used 3D model elements and minimum LOD requirement

    • Frequently-used sheets and 2D contents such as drawing list, G notes and Symbols, Legends, Typical Details, Title Blocks…

  • Model Management

    • File naming, Family naming and Worksets naming

    • View and Sheet naming

    • Browser Organization

    • Project and Shared Parameters

    • Keynote (where applicable)  

    • Keyboard Shortcuts

    • Area Schemes

    • Room Color Codes

    • Schedules

  • Interoperability Standards

    • Exporting to Excel, CAD, Rhino and Max

    • Importing from Excel, CAD, Rhino/ Sketchup

    • Collaboration with Navisworks and others

  • Graphic Standards

    • Line Styles and Line weights

    • Text and Annotation

    • Dimensions

    • Hatches and Filled Regions

    • Materials

    • View Templates and Filters

 

Revit Content

A good set of BIM/Revit content should be balanced between complexity, functionality, documentation output, file size and performance. Either building a firm wide Revit content library or a specific Revit content for your project, we always ensure every Revit family consist of the following requirements:   

 

  • Naming conventions

  • Output parameters that work with the Specifications

  • Revit specific categories (e.g non-hosted vs hosted)

  • Native Revit geometry and 2D components

  • Nested Detail Components setup for documentation purposes

  • Line weight, subcategories and materials per firmwide standard

  • Detail Level setting (Coarse, Medium and Fine) to improve model performance

  • 2.5D approach (when applicable) to balance the need between 2D, 3D and data sync with the Specifications

  • Clearance zones and ventilation requirement parameters (where applicable) 

  • Consistent shared parameters for tagging and scheduling

  • Purged unused for material, line patterns, fill patterns, subcategories...

Point Clouds Revit Conversions

 

We convert scanner point clouds into existing or as-built Revit models using best practices methodology and tools.   

  • Data capture and registration with proper survey control and coordination

  • Understanding the end goal of the conversion in regard to LOD requirement  

  • Prepare Revit template, phases, worksets and exporting to Navisworks for a visual checking and walkthrough

Ngoc Nguyennnguyen@parallelconsultants.com  |   +254 711 551 967

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