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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 production process across all project teams, and brought built-in uniformity to our construction documents.

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CO Architects Revit Integration

  1. 1. +<br />REVIT INTEGRATION<br />February 9, 2011<br /><ul><li> Tony Moretti, AIA, CSI, Principal
  2. 2. Susan Sakiyabu, AIA, Associate</li></ul>- Marie Malone, AIA, CSI, Specifications Writer<br />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.<br />The following slides are adapted from a live in-house talk given in February, 2011.<br />These ideas may be helpful to other offices as they transition to BIM.<br />
  3. 3. PRESENTATION OUTLINE<br />A.<br />C.<br />B.<br />
  4. 4. PRESENTATION OUTLINE<br />A.<br />C.<br />B.<br />QA/QC - The<br />+CO QUALITY STANDARD<br />
  5. 5. PRESENTATION OUTLINE<br />A.<br />C.<br />B.<br />QA/QC - The<br />+CO QUALITY STANDARD<br />e-SPECS<br />
  6. 6. PRESENTATION OUTLINE<br />INTEGRATION !!!<br />A.<br />C.<br />B.<br />QA/QC - The<br />+CO QUALITY STANDARD<br />The<br />+CO BIM TEMPLATE<br />e-SPECS<br />
  7. 7. A.<br />The +CO QUALITY STANDARD<br />
  8. 8. The +CO QUALITY STANDARD<br />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:<br />Details<br />Specifications<br />Graphics<br />Schedules<br />Drawing Organization<br />Construction Photos<br />Checklists<br />
  9. 9. IT ALL STARTS HERE…<br />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.<br />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.<br />CO + BIM Template<br />
  10. 10. IT ALL STARTS HERE…<br />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.<br />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.<br />CO + BIM Template<br />
  11. 11. WHAT SETTINGS COME PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?<br />SETTINGS: Standardized settings take the guesswork out of basic visibility and organization.<br />CO + BIM Template<br />
  12. 12. WHAT SETTINGS COME PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?<br /><ul><li> Demolition / Phase View Graphics</li></ul>…set the graphic look for demolition, existing to remain, and new work.<br />CO + BIM Template<br />
  13. 13. WHAT SETTINGS COME PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?<br /><ul><li> Demolition / Phase View Graphics</li></ul>…a consistent graphic look for demolition, existing to remain, and new work.<br /><ul><li> View Templates</li></ul>…load “start-up” view templates for standard architectural views.<br />CO + BIM Template<br />
  14. 14. WHAT SETTINGS COME PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?<br /><ul><li> Demolition / Phase View Graphics</li></ul>…a consistent graphic look for demolition, existing to remain, and new work.<br /><ul><li> View Templates</li></ul>…start-up view templates for standard architectural views.<br /><ul><li> View Sorting</li></ul>…a way to organize the multitude of views as they are created.<br />CO + BIM Template<br />
  15. 15. WHAT SETTINGS COME PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?<br /><ul><li> Demolition / Phase View Graphics</li></ul>…a consistent graphic look for demolition, existing to remain, and new work.<br /><ul><li> View Templates</li></ul>…start-up view templates for standard architectural views.<br /><ul><li> View Sorting</li></ul>…a way to organize the multitude of views as they are created.<br /><ul><li> Sheet Set-ups</li></ul>…load the standard for sheet organization, numbering, and naming.<br />CO + BIM Template<br />
  16. 16. WHAT SETTINGS COME PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?<br /><ul><li> Demolition / Phase View Graphics</li></ul>…a consistent graphic look for demolition, existing to remain, and new work.<br /><ul><li> View Templates</li></ul>…start-up view templates for standard architectural views.<br /><ul><li> View Sorting</li></ul>…a way to organize the multitude of views as they are created.<br /><ul><li> Sheet Set-ups</li></ul>…sheet organization, numbering, and naming.<br /><ul><li> Color Scheme – CO Standards</li></ul>…for Plan Diagrams – a shortlist of standard pre-selected colors.<br />CO + BIM Template<br />
  17. 17. WHAT CONTENT COMES PRE-LOADED IN THE +CO REVIT TEMPLATE?<br />CONTENT: Architectural content like walls, casework, doors & windows, and fixtures, is created to match Master details and specs.<br />CO + BIM Template<br />
  18. 18. Wall Types<br />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.<br />Family Planning<br />
  19. 19. Wall Types<br />In the model - CO Architects’ customized Revit wall families.<br />Family Planning<br />
  20. 20. Wall Types<br />CO Architects’ Master wall types – 2D Revit file. Delineates exact construction requirements, U.L. listings, etc.<br />Family Planning<br />
  21. 21. Wall Types<br />An example of customization - Most of our projects utilize 4” framing, so the wall types are created accordingly.<br />Family Planning<br />
  22. 22. Wall Types<br />- CHEAT SHEET<br />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.<br />Cheat Sheets<br />
  23. 23. Doors<br />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.<br />Cheat Sheets<br />
  24. 24. Doors<br />CO Architects standard door tag (for Floor Plans)<br />CO Architects Revit door naming standard.<br />Family Planning<br />
  25. 25. Doors<br />CO Architects door template.<br />Family Planning<br />
  26. 26. Door Type Establishes:<br />Size, Material, Location & Fire Rating<br />Doors<br />Family Planning<br />
  27. 27. Door Type Establishes:<br />Size, Material, Location & Fire Rating<br />Doors<br />Door Materials:<br />Schedule and Render View will match<br />Family Planning<br />
  28. 28. Door Type Establishes:<br />Size, Material, Location & Fire Rating<br />Doors<br />Door Materials:<br />Schedule and Render View will match<br />Fire Rating:<br />Established by Type, and Scheduled<br />Family Planning<br />
  29. 29. Door Type Establishes:<br />Size, Material, Location & Fire Rating<br />Doors<br />Door Materials:<br />Schedule and Render View will match<br />Fire Rating:<br />Established by Type, and Scheduled<br />Assembly Code:<br />Ties door family to the specs<br />Family Planning<br />
  30. 30. Door Type Establishes:<br />Size, Material, Location & Fire Rating<br />Doors<br />Door Materials:<br />Schedule and Render View will match<br />Fire Rating:<br />Established by Type, and Scheduled<br />Assembly Code:<br />Ties door family to the specs<br />Door Plan Views:<br />More Door Swing Positions are pre-loaded.<br />Also, each door family has been standardized to all default to the same swing direction<br />Family Planning<br />
  31. 31. Doors<br />CO Architects’ Master door details – 2D Revit file.<br />Family Planning<br />
  32. 32. CHEATSHEET – DOORS AND WINDOWS<br />Doors<br />Cheat Sheets<br />
  33. 33. Casework<br />Like wall types, create casework components which work with Master details and specs. <br />Family Planning<br />
  34. 34. Casework<br />CO Architects’ cabinet naming.<br />Family Planning<br />
  35. 35. CO Architects’ cabinet families.<br />Casework<br />CO Architects’ cabinet naming.<br />Family Planning<br />
  36. 36. CO Architects’ cabinet families.<br />Casework<br />Select family<br />CO Architects’ cabinet naming.<br />Family Planning<br />
  37. 37. CO Architects’ cabinet families.<br />Casework<br />Select family<br />Adjust width, and other various attributes.<br />CO Architects’ cabinet naming.<br />Family Planning<br />
  38. 38. Casework<br />CO Architects’ Master casework details – 2D Revit file. Delineates exact cabinet profiles and construction details.<br />Family Planning<br />
  39. 39. - CHEAT SHEET<br />Casework<br />Cheat Sheets<br />
  40. 40. B.<br />e-SPECS<br />
  41. 41. PECIF<br />B.<br />e-SPECS<br />CO Architects uses the e-Specs program because it streamlines the spec-writing process. Also because it has capability to integrate with Revit files.<br />
  42. 42. (Used only by the Spec Writer)<br />(Used only by the Spec Writer)<br />E-SPECS FOR<br />REVIT<br />3.<br />E-SPECS<br />DESIGNER<br />1.<br />eSpecs “for Revit” links the specs to the Revit model.<br />eSpecs “Designer” allows you to customize and create your own office masters, to keep current with content you know to be important.<br />(Used by project team members)<br />E-SPECS <br />DESKTOP<br />2.<br />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.<br />e-Specs has three separate softwares which work together to allow Revit project teams to collaborate with their spec writer.<br />E-Specs Process<br />
  43. 43. (Used only by the Spec Writer)<br />(Used only by the Spec Writer)<br />E-SPECS FOR<br />REVIT<br />E-SPECS<br />DESIGNER<br />eSpecs “for Revit” links the specs to the Revit model.<br />eSpecs “Designer” allows you to customize and create your own office masters, to keep current with content you know to be important.<br />(Used by project team members)<br />E-SPECS <br />DESKTOP<br />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.<br />E-Specs Process<br />
  44. 44. e-SPECS “Desktop” allows team members to easily review and create mark-ups for the spec-writer to incorporate.<br />E-Specs Desktop<br />
  45. 45. 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.<br />Revit / E-Specs Integration<br />
  46. 46. Selected spec sections may be tied to the BIM.<br />Revit / E-Specs Integration<br />
  47. 47. ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS<br />Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.<br />Revit / E-Specs Integration<br />
  48. 48. ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS<br />Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup<br />Assembly Code: B2010172<br />Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43, <br />07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23<br />Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.<br />Revit / E-Specs Integration<br />
  49. 49. ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS<br />Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup<br />Assembly Code: B2010172<br />Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43, <br />07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23<br />Metal Framed Skylight<br />Assembly Code: B3020112<br />Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33<br />Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.<br />Revit / E-Specs Integration<br />
  50. 50. ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS<br />Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup<br />Assembly Code: B2010172<br />Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43, <br />07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23<br />Metal Framed Skylight<br />Assembly Code: B3020112<br />Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33<br />Exterior Louvers<br />Assembly Code: B2035100<br />Spec Sections: 08 90 00<br />Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.<br />Revit / E-Specs Integration<br />
  51. 51. ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS<br />Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup<br />Assembly Code: B2010172<br />Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43, <br />07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23<br />Metal Framed Skylight<br />Assembly Code: B3020112<br />Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33<br />Exterior Doors – Flush HM<br />Assembly Code: B2030245<br />Spec Sections: 08 11 13<br />Exterior Louvers<br />Assembly Code: B2035100<br />Spec Sections: 08 90 00<br />Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.<br />Revit / E-Specs Integration<br />
  52. 52. ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS<br />Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup<br />Assembly Code: B2010172<br />Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43, <br />07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23<br />Metal Framed Skylight<br />Assembly Code: B3020112<br />Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33<br />Exterior Doors – Flush HM<br />Assembly Code: B2030245<br />Spec Sections: 08 11 13<br />Exterior Louvers<br />Assembly Code: B2035100<br />Spec Sections: 08 90 00<br />Curtain Wall<br />Assembly Code: C2020200<br />Spec Sections: 08 44 13, 08 80 00<br />Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.<br />Revit / E-Specs Integration<br />
  53. 53. ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS<br />Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup<br />Assembly Code: B2010172<br />Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43, <br />07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23<br />Metal Framed Skylight<br />Assembly Code: B3020112<br />Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33<br />Exterior Doors – Flush HM<br />Assembly Code: B2030245<br />Spec Sections: 08 11 13<br />Exterior Louvers<br />Assembly Code: B2035100<br />Spec Sections: 08 90 00<br />Cabinets<br />Assembly Code: C1030410<br />Spec Sections: 06 40 23, 09 93 00<br />Curtain Wall<br />Assembly Code: C2020200<br />Spec Sections: 08 44 13, 08 80 00<br />Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.<br />Revit / E-Specs Integration<br />
  54. 54. ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS<br />Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup<br />Assembly Code: B2010172<br />Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43, <br />07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23<br />Metal Framed Skylight<br />Assembly Code: B3020112<br />Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33<br />Exterior Doors – Flush HM<br />Assembly Code: B2030245<br />Spec Sections: 08 11 13<br />Exterior Louvers<br />Assembly Code: B2035100<br />Spec Sections: 08 90 00<br />Cabinets<br />Assembly Code: C1030410<br />Spec Sections: 06 40 23, 09 93 00<br />Suspended Ceilings – Gyp Board<br />Assembly Code: C3030220<br />Spec Sections: 09 22 16, 09 29 00<br />Curtain Wall<br />Assembly Code: C2020200<br />Spec Sections: 08 44 13, 08 80 00<br />Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.<br />Revit / E-Specs Integration<br />
  55. 55. ANYTHING THAT’S MODELED AS A FAMILYCAN BUILD THE SPECIFICATIONS<br />Composite Metal Wall Panel w/ Stud Backup<br />Assembly Code: B2010172<br />Spec Sections: 05 40 00, 06 16 00, 07 42 43, <br />07 92 00, 09 29 00, 09 91 23<br />Metal Framed Skylight<br />Assembly Code: B3020112<br />Spec Sections: 08 63 00, 08 44 33<br />Exterior Doors – Flush HM<br />Assembly Code: B2030245<br />Spec Sections: 08 11 13<br />Exterior Louvers<br />Assembly Code: B2035100<br />Spec Sections: 08 90 00<br />Soffits – Metal Panel Systems<br />Assembly Code: B3010530<br />Spec Sections: 07 41 13<br />Cabinets<br />Assembly Code: C1030410<br />Spec Sections: 06 40 23, 09 93 00<br />Suspended Ceilings – Gyp Board<br />Assembly Code: C3030220<br />Spec Sections: 09 22 16, 09 29 00<br />Curtain Wall<br />Assembly Code: C2020200<br />Spec Sections: 08 44 13, 08 80 00<br />Revit families can be given ”Assembly Codes” which will automatically activate those products in the specs.<br />Revit / E-Specs Integration<br />
  56. 56. 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.<br />Revit / E-Specs Integration<br />
  57. 57. Hey CO! We need to talk about…<br />Family Planning!<br />To close the presentation - Here are a few filing tips to help keep your Revit families organized and easy to find.<br />Family Planning<br />
  58. 58. 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.<br />Family Planning<br />
  59. 59. 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.<br />Family Planning<br />
  60. 60. ADD YOUR CONTENT HERE, TO BUILD A BETTER LIBRARY!<br />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.<br />Family Planning<br />
  61. 61. Questions?<br />(Tony)<br />(Susan)<br />(Marie)<br />ssakiyabu@.<br />coarchitects.com<br />amoretti@<br />coarchitects.com<br />mmalone@<br />coarchitects.com<br />

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