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This presentation tells how CO Architects, Los Angeles (www.COArchitects.com) merged their longstanding QA/QC program with Revit by creating a customized BIM project template. This sharpened our ...

This presentation tells how CO Architects, Los Angeles (www.COArchitects.com) merged their longstanding QA/QC program with Revit by creating a customized BIM project template. This sharpened our production process across all project teams, and brought built-in uniformity to our construction documents.

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      REVIT INTEGRATION
      February 9, 2011
      • Tony Moretti, AIA, CSI, Principal
      • Susan Sakiyabu, AIA, Associate
      - Marie Malone, AIA, CSI, Specifications Writer
      This presentation tells how CO Architects, Los Angeles (www.COArchitects.com) merged their longstanding QA/QC program with Revit by creating a customized BIM project template. This sharpened our production process across all project teams, and brought built-in uniformity to our construction documents.
      The following slides are adapted from a live in-house talk given in February, 2011.
      These ideas may be helpful to other offices as they transition to BIM.
    • PRESENTATION OUTLINE
      A.
      C.
      B.
    • PRESENTATION OUTLINE
      A.
      C.
      B.
      QA/QC - The
      +CO QUALITY STANDARD
    • PRESENTATION OUTLINE
      A.
      C.
      B.
      QA/QC - The
      +CO QUALITY STANDARD
      e-SPECS
    • PRESENTATION OUTLINE
      INTEGRATION !!!
      A.
      C.
      B.
      QA/QC - The
      +CO QUALITY STANDARD
      The
      +CO BIM TEMPLATE
      e-SPECS
    • A.
      The +CO QUALITY STANDARD
    • The +CO QUALITY STANDARD
      Created in 1986, this “living” quality standard continually captures his firm’s best work. Over time, this standard has provided an comprehensive foundation for quality and allowed every aspect of his firm’s work to evolve and improve. The Standard covers things like:
      Details
      Specifications
      Graphics
      Schedules
      Drawing Organization
      Construction Photos
      Checklists
    • IT ALL STARTS HERE…
      When CO Architects transitioned to BIM in 2003, we saw the opportunity to pre-load our standards into a customized BIM Template, to be used by each new project.
      The Template is a tiny file – a model without form. However, like an acorn, it’s loaded with valuable DNA from which the project grows.
      CO + BIM Template
    • IT ALL STARTS HERE…
      When CO Architects transitioned to BIM in 2003, we saw the opportunity to pre-load our standards into a customized BIM Template, to be used by each new project.
      The Template is a tiny file – a model without form. However, like an acorn, it’s loaded with valuable DNA from which the project grows.
      CO + BIM Template
    • WHAT SETTINGS COME PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?
      SETTINGS: Standardized settings take the guesswork out of basic visibility and organization.
      CO + BIM Template
    • WHAT SETTINGS COME PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?
      • Demolition / Phase View Graphics
      …set the graphic look for demolition, existing to remain, and new work.
      CO + BIM Template
    • WHAT SETTINGS COME PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?
      • Demolition / Phase View Graphics
      …a consistent graphic look for demolition, existing to remain, and new work.
      • View Templates
      …load “start-up” view templates for standard architectural views.
      CO + BIM Template
    • WHAT SETTINGS COME PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?
      • Demolition / Phase View Graphics
      …a consistent graphic look for demolition, existing to remain, and new work.
      • View Templates
      …start-up view templates for standard architectural views.
      • View Sorting
      …a way to organize the multitude of views as they are created.
      CO + BIM Template
    • WHAT SETTINGS COME PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?
      • Demolition / Phase View Graphics
      …a consistent graphic look for demolition, existing to remain, and new work.
      • View Templates
      …start-up view templates for standard architectural views.
      • View Sorting
      …a way to organize the multitude of views as they are created.
      • Sheet Set-ups
      …load the standard for sheet organization, numbering, and naming.
      CO + BIM Template
    • WHAT SETTINGS COME PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?
      • Demolition / Phase View Graphics
      …a consistent graphic look for demolition, existing to remain, and new work.
      • View Templates
      …start-up view templates for standard architectural views.
      • View Sorting
      …a way to organize the multitude of views as they are created.
      • Sheet Set-ups
      …sheet organization, numbering, and naming.
      • Color Scheme – CO Standards
      …for Plan Diagrams – a shortlist of standard pre-selected colors.
      CO + BIM Template
    • WHAT CONTENT COMES PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?
      CONTENT: Architectural content like walls, casework, doors & windows, and fixtures, is created to match Master details and specs.
      CO + BIM Template
    • Wall Types
      Create Revit wall families to work together with your Master details and Master specs. This allows project teams to model and document the partitions quickly and accurately.
      Family Planning
    • Wall Types
      In the model - CO Architects’ customized Revit wall families.
      Family Planning
    • Wall Types
      CO Architects’ Master wall types – 2D Revit file. Delineates exact construction requirements, U.L. listings, etc.
      Family Planning
    • Wall Types
      An example of customization - Most of our projects utilize 4” framing, so the wall types are created accordingly.
      Family Planning
    • Wall Types
      - CHEAT SHEET
      CO Architects’ cheat sheets, kept at the workstation, provides a quick reference of all wall types. Makes it easy to select the right family while in Revit.
      Cheat Sheets
    • Doors
      Doors are the most complicated of all the family groups because there are so many variables - size, rating, facing, hardware, frame construction, etc. A carefully considered family structure saves the need to reinvent.
      Cheat Sheets
    • Doors
      CO Architects standard door tag (for Floor Plans)
      CO Architects Revit door naming standard.
      Family Planning
    • Doors
      CO Architects door template.
      Family Planning
    • Door Type Establishes:
      Size, Material, Location & Fire Rating
      Doors
      Family Planning
    • Door Type Establishes:
      Size, Material, Location & Fire Rating
      Doors
      Door Materials:
      Schedule and Render View will match
      Family Planning
    • Door Type Establishes:
      Size, Material, Location & Fire Rating
      Doors
      Door Materials:
      Schedule and Render View will match
      Fire Rating:
      Established by Type, and Scheduled
      Family Planning
    • Door Type Establishes:
      Size, Material, Location & Fire Rating
      Doors
      Door Materials:
      Schedule and Render View will match
      Fire Rating:
      Established by Type, and Scheduled
      Assembly Code:
      Ties door family to the specs
      Family Planning
    • Door Type Establishes:
      Size, Material, Location & Fire Rating
      Doors
      Door Materials:
      Schedule and Render View will match
      Fire Rating:
      Established by Type, and Scheduled
      Assembly Code:
      Ties door family to the specs
      Door Plan Views:
      More Door Swing Positions are pre-loaded.
      Also, each door family has been standardized to all default to the same swing direction
      Family Planning
    • Doors
      CO Architects’ Master door details – 2D Revit file.
      Family Planning
    • CHEATSHEET – DOORS AND WINDOWS
      Doors
      Cheat Sheets
    • Casework
      Like wall types, create casework components which work with Master details and specs.
      Family Planning
    • Casework
      CO Architects’ cabinet naming.
      Family Planning
    • CO Architects’ cabinet families.
      Casework
      CO Architects’ cabinet naming.
      Family Planning
    • CO Architects’ cabinet families.
      Casework
      Select family
      CO Architects’ cabinet naming.
      Family Planning
    • CO Architects’ cabinet families.
      Casework
      Select family
      Adjust width, and other various attributes.
      CO Architects’ cabinet naming.
      Family Planning
    • Casework
      CO Architects’ Master casework details – 2D Revit file. Delineates exact cabinet profiles and construction details.
      Family Planning
    • - CHEAT SHEET
      Casework
      Cheat Sheets
    • B.
      e-SPECS
    • PECIF
      B.
      e-SPECS
      CO Architects uses the e-Specs program because it streamlines the spec-writing process. Also because it has capability to integrate with Revit files.
    • (Used only by the Spec Writer)
      (Used only by the Spec Writer)
      E-SPECS FOR
      REVIT
      3.
      E-SPECS
      DESIGNER
      1.
      eSpecs “for Revit” links the specs to the Revit model.
      eSpecs “Designer” allows you to customize and create your own office masters, to keep current with content you know to be important.
      (Used by project team members)
      E-SPECS
      DESKTOP
      2.
      eSpecs “Desktop” provides easy access to specs for all projects from any computer. Allows anyone to create mark-ups for the spec-writer to implement.
      e-Specs has three separate softwares which work together to allow Revit project teams to collaborate with their spec writer.
      E-Specs Process
    • (Used only by the Spec Writer)
      (Used only by the Spec Writer)
      E-SPECS FOR
      REVIT
      E-SPECS
      DESIGNER
      eSpecs “for Revit” links the specs to the Revit model.
      eSpecs “Designer” allows you to customize and create your own office masters, to keep current with content you know to be important.
      (Used by project team members)
      E-SPECS
      DESKTOP
      eSpecs “Desktop” provides easy access to specs for all projects from any computer. Allows anyone to create mark-ups for the spec-writer to implement.
      E-Specs Process
    • e-SPECS “Desktop” allows team members to easily review and create mark-ups for the spec-writer to incorporate.
      E-Specs Desktop
    • At the beginning of a project, both the Revit Model and the e-Specs project are given the same name and project number. This links the two together.
      Revit / E-Specs Integration
    • Selected spec sections may be tied to the BIM.
      Revit / E-Specs Integration
    • ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS
      Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.
      Revit / E-Specs Integration
    • ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS
      Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup
      Assembly Code: B2010172
      Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43,
      07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23
      Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.
      Revit / E-Specs Integration
    • ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS
      Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup
      Assembly Code: B2010172
      Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43,
      07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23
      Metal Framed Skylight
      Assembly Code: B3020112
      Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33
      Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.
      Revit / E-Specs Integration
    • ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS
      Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup
      Assembly Code: B2010172
      Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43,
      07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23
      Metal Framed Skylight
      Assembly Code: B3020112
      Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33
      Exterior Louvers
      Assembly Code: B2035100
      Spec Sections: 08 90 00
      Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.
      Revit / E-Specs Integration
    • ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS
      Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup
      Assembly Code: B2010172
      Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43,
      07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23
      Metal Framed Skylight
      Assembly Code: B3020112
      Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33
      Exterior Doors – Flush HM
      Assembly Code: B2030245
      Spec Sections: 08 11 13
      Exterior Louvers
      Assembly Code: B2035100
      Spec Sections: 08 90 00
      Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.
      Revit / E-Specs Integration
    • ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS
      Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup
      Assembly Code: B2010172
      Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43,
      07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23
      Metal Framed Skylight
      Assembly Code: B3020112
      Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33
      Exterior Doors – Flush HM
      Assembly Code: B2030245
      Spec Sections: 08 11 13
      Exterior Louvers
      Assembly Code: B2035100
      Spec Sections: 08 90 00
      Curtain Wall
      Assembly Code: C2020200
      Spec Sections: 08 44 13, 08 80 00
      Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.
      Revit / E-Specs Integration
    • ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS
      Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup
      Assembly Code: B2010172
      Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43,
      07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23
      Metal Framed Skylight
      Assembly Code: B3020112
      Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33
      Exterior Doors – Flush HM
      Assembly Code: B2030245
      Spec Sections: 08 11 13
      Exterior Louvers
      Assembly Code: B2035100
      Spec Sections: 08 90 00
      Cabinets
      Assembly Code: C1030410
      Spec Sections: 06 40 23, 09 93 00
      Curtain Wall
      Assembly Code: C2020200
      Spec Sections: 08 44 13, 08 80 00
      Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.
      Revit / E-Specs Integration
    • ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS
      Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup
      Assembly Code: B2010172
      Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43,
      07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23
      Metal Framed Skylight
      Assembly Code: B3020112
      Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33
      Exterior Doors – Flush HM
      Assembly Code: B2030245
      Spec Sections: 08 11 13
      Exterior Louvers
      Assembly Code: B2035100
      Spec Sections: 08 90 00
      Cabinets
      Assembly Code: C1030410
      Spec Sections: 06 40 23, 09 93 00
      Suspended Ceilings – Gyp Board
      Assembly Code: C3030220
      Spec Sections: 09 22 16, 09 29 00
      Curtain Wall
      Assembly Code: C2020200
      Spec Sections: 08 44 13, 08 80 00
      Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.
      Revit / E-Specs Integration
    • ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS
      Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup
      Assembly Code: B2010172
      Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43,
      07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23
      Metal Framed Skylight
      Assembly Code: B3020112
      Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33
      Exterior Doors – Flush HM
      Assembly Code: B2030245
      Spec Sections: 08 11 13
      Exterior Louvers
      Assembly Code: B2035100
      Spec Sections: 08 90 00
      Soffits – Metal Panel Systems
      Assembly Code: B3010530
      Spec Sections: 07 41 13
      Cabinets
      Assembly Code: C1030410
      Spec Sections: 06 40 23, 09 93 00
      Suspended Ceilings – Gyp Board
      Assembly Code: C3030220
      Spec Sections: 09 22 16, 09 29 00
      Curtain Wall
      Assembly Code: C2020200
      Spec Sections: 08 44 13, 08 80 00
      Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.
      Revit / E-Specs Integration
    • This Revit report shows how assembly codes have been assigned in the model. It helps the design team know what information needs to be added.
      Revit / E-Specs Integration
    • Hey CO! We need to talk about…
      Family Planning!
      To close the presentation - Here are a few filing tips to help keep your Revit families organized and easy to find.
      Family Planning
    • Name families in such a way that they’ll display in logical groups, to make choosing easier. In this example, +CO door types are catalogued (much the same as structural beams and columns) so they may be selectively inserted into the project.
      Family Planning
    • Naming tip: +CO families are named and filed by the CSI spec number. This makes searching easier, since Revit displays families in numerical order. Also makes it easy to add new ones.
      Family Planning
    • ADD YOUR CONTENT HERE, TO BUILD A BETTER LIBRARY!
      Staffers will invariably create new families. Some will be more useful than others. Temporarily store them here. Assign a Library “gate keeper” to decide which new families are likely to be reused and therefore should be saved as Masters.
      Family Planning
    • Questions?
      (Tony)
      (Susan)
      (Marie)
      ssakiyabu@.
      coarchitects.com
      amoretti@
      coarchitects.com
      mmalone@
      coarchitects.com