Saturday, July 5, 2008

Who Builds What?

This is an incredibly important question when working with consultants on an Integrated Project. WHO BUILDS WHAT? is a question that must be addressed early in the Design Process.

Who builds the ceiling?
Who places the lighting fixtures?
Plumbing fixtures?
Who places the beams and columns?
What about the slab floor or the joists?
Who adds the furniture?

THINK before you build/model.

Several models linking in from different firms into one integrated model can get quite complicated if these decisions are not made up front.
Ideally they are worked out early, so there is little or NO duplication of modeling in the Building Information Model (BIM).

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Should I or Should I Not?

When downloading a Revit web update have you ever pondered whether you should include the content library when downloading?

I do not recall previous web updates including new or improved content for Revit Structure. However, Web Update 1 for RST 2009 does include improvements to joist girder families and tags. These improvements make the joist girder content more consistent with industry standards.

I ALWAYS download the content when downloading a web update just in case there are any improvements or additions to the content library.