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I'm curious if anyone has experience in multiple parties working in different platform on large projects. I recently left a firm that was going to attempt to do a $110mil project, 4 story building. It is a large industrial facility and fairly complex. This is the project team and I'm curious if anyone has experienced anything similar. This would have been their first project in doing such a thing, and it's a pretty big project. I haven't heard anything from them since, but just wanted to get this sub's take.

Architect 1 for SD's, beginning of DD's, and some CD's: Revit

Architect 2 for DD's and will handle most of CD's: ArchiCAD

All engineers: Revit

IMO, the IFC model exchange between ArchiCAD and Revit has become much better, but is still lacking. The addons for Revit by Graphisoft have been an improvement. I would be highly concerned with not being able to copy/monitor, losing information in the exchange, different standards not looking similar, revisions, phasing, ceilings (created in archicad don't register in Revit), design options.. Just a few I can think of off the bat.

How much headache/extra work would it entail?

What problems would you foresee happening?

How much easier by all parties being in Revit?

Would the deliverable to the contractor be an issue?

They are delivering a record model in Revit at the end, and cobie spreadsheet for facilities management--foresee any problems here?

General thoughts?

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Hello everybody! I hope you don't mind me posting it here, but as I am developing my thesis all the help is truly appreciated and needed.

I am working on research considering blockchain as one of the potential means to improve the performance of the construction industry and BIM-enabled projects.

It would be great if you could take 3 minutes of your time and answer a simple, 10-question survey. Please note that knowledge of blockchain technologies or BIM is not a requirement as long as you are involved in the built environment industry.

Also, if you have any further suggestions on how to improve my work or are involved in the blockchain-related field, it would be great if you could contact me directly to have a chat.

Thank you in advance and have a great day! :)

https://form.responster.com/Qnadky

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Reddit - BIM by /u/9311chi - 1w ago

Hi All,

Architecture student whose internship has placed them in a more BIM focused role. I'm versed in Revit, AutoCAD and Rhino so I understand the value of BIM but I am looking for advice in objectively looking at projects through the lenses of a BIM Coordinator. Particularly to help me in Navisworks, BIM360 and just overall team engagement. Any suggestions as to what things to value within this lenses?

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Hey everyone,

I'm posting this question because of a question regarding workflows in the Autodesk AEC collection.

So let's start with a little bit of context. I don't know how this works in other countries, but in The Netherlands, I work for a company that does both real estate development and the construction of these building project. My role lies in the real estate development part of this process.

My job: my colleague's (as I am still mostly junior) do the acquisition to gain new opportunities in our working area, which may consist of some land or an existing building. I develop a plan for that location, look for the building types that would fit in the environment and calculate the ROI for that plan.

So as a company, we are interested in implementing BIM in our real estate development. There are two main reasons:

  • It takes a lot of time to calculate quantities to base my calculations on, especially if we have to make changes to our plans, which requires me to recalculate everything.
  • All of our plans are currently in 2D, which simply isn't as beautiful to present to stakeholders.

So what is my question? Well, I'm currently struggling with implementing BIM in our workflow. Issues I'm facing:

  • I've tried some workflows, but I'm not sure which one I should try. I'm mostly using masses to design a project plan, so I'm thinking of a combination of Formit + Infraworks + Revit.
  • The problem is that I'm not sure if Infraworks and Formit is the way to go. Infraworks can't do things like creating parking spaces as individual units and when exporting masses from Formit to Revit, a lot of the times, Revit doesn't calculate volume/area, which makes my Formit masses useless and a waste of time.
  • I'm not sure if I should use Civil3D for these project plans. I haven't had the chance to try it out, so I would like to hear your opinions.

In general, a lot of the times I can't really get an answer from Google. Architectural design is one of the most uses for AEC, so it has a lot of information and experience online. Whereas it seems that project development in the early stages doesn't have as much information on Google.

So it's kind of a broad question/story. Does anyone here have any experience with using AEC for my work and what kind of workflow should I invest my time in?

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Hello all,

I teach architecture and facility management in the United States and am concurrently a Ph.D. research student in the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford in Manchester, England. I am posting to ask if you would be willing to take approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete a survey for a project I am working on. The project examines architecture/engineering (A/E) and facility management (FM) knowledge sharing and integration within design decision-making processes. It additionally seeks to uncover opportunities and mechanisms (such as BIM) to enhance such integration, with the goal of improving A/E design decisions and subsequently create better-performing facilities. Participation in the survey is voluntary, and your answers will be anonymous. If you are interested, please click on the link below for the survey and additional information:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LFDHTNG

I apologize for the use of a throw-away account; however, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to direct message me or to contact me at the email provided in the survey.

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Reddit - BIM by /u/wewillfigureitout - 1M ago

This question is directed at people who coordinate projects beyond the design phase... What are your thoughts on modeling and coordinating hangers on all systems and flanges on duct work? If you could, please specify what region you are working in and what type of firm you work for (general contractor, mechanical contractor, electrical contractor, etc.)

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Reddit - BIM by /u/horneyhorner - 1M ago

Hello, looking for the folks behind some surveying company in Canada that kept posting marketing stuff on this recently? Seemed like a fairly small outfit, doing scan-to-BIM... can't remember the name of them. Please contact me?

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Reddit - BIM by /u/tedmosby9931 - 1M ago

Hey guys, I work for a $1b+ firm in Metro Detroit doing BIM/VDC work and I've grown to really love the company that I'm at. I'm looking for advice on any Ipad Pro apps you've come across that you recommend for doing this kind of work. I do mainly clash detection and BIM meetings, project close out/commisioning, starting to dable in VR/AR with unity builds as well as Halo Lens(soon to be HL2). We run Navisworks, have the opportunity for 360Glue, basically any software. My other portion of this job is creating animations and marketing images/animations in 3ds+Vray and Synchro.

Let me know if you've got any recommendations or products you like.

Thanks.

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