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|01||Revit Render, Navisworks via Autodesk A360 Cloud Rendering and enscape real-time rendering|
|02||Historic Bridge Rehabilitation|
Rehabilitation of this historic bridge, originally built in 1938 by the US Civilian Conservation Corps, involved providing options for the stone railing which was too deteriorated to be repointed. Various alternatives were considered. One option to reconstruct the stone railing included concepts to show how the railing would look with pilasters extending 2", 3", 4", or 6" from the main railing.
These images were created by an architect using Autodesk Revit and Enscape. The site was generated from an accurate Autodesk Civil 3D model. Everything else was developed in Revit. Using these tools on a civil/bridge project was innovative on the surface, but also provided a highly integrated model to show the client. These images have zero touch up post Enscape (i.e. no Photoshop).
This industrial project highlights the extended opportunities that exist for multi-discipline coordination within our industry. Most of the model was developed in Revit. The large diameter pipe was created in CadWorx—an add-in for AutoCAD by Integraph.
These images were created using:
• Autodesk Cloud Rendering Service
Using these tools provided multiple opportunities to convey the complex design in a highly immersive way. Utilizing Google Cardboard Viewers and the Oculus Rift, engineers can get quick updates and explore every aspect of the project as they walk through the model.
|04||School Project Remodel + Addition|
This school project includes the following disciplines all working in Revit:
• Architecture (in-house)
• Structural (in-house)
• MEP (in-house)
• Foodservice (consultant)
In addition to Revit, the following software was used:
• CTC Electrical Productivity Pack
The static images shown do not adequately convey the fluidity of design experience embodied in the moving entourage by Lumion, the virtual reality afforded by Revizto, or the real-time model investigation of Enscape.
|05||Software: Revit 2017, Lumion 6.5, Photoshop CC|
THE MUSEO DE ARTE DE LIMA IS A FANTASTIC EXHIBITION SPACE THAT HOUSES THE EVOLUTION OF PERUVIAN ART SPANNING ANCIENT TEXTILE ART TO MODERN CONTEMPORARY PIECES. THE MAIN EXHIBITION PALACE ACTS AS A MELTING POT OF ARTISTIC STYLE, PIECING TOGETHER THE DISJOINTED CREATIVE TRENDS WITH OPEN-PLAN PERFORMANCE SPACES THAT EXTEND INTO PARKWAYS AND LANDSCAPES. THE ENTIRE SITE ACTS AS A WEB OF PATHWAYS AND GREENSCAPES THAT CONNECT THE DIFFERENT ARCHITECTURAL VISTAS, CREATING UNIQUE, BUT UNIFIED, EXPERIENCES ACROSS THE CAMPUS.
USING THE EXISTING “UNIFIED DISJUNCTION” THAT MALI PORTRAYS, WE BASED OUR CONCEPT ON THE CONSOLIDATION OF MANY DIFFERENT PARTS TO CREATE ONE WHOLE. WE BEGAN BY LOCATING MODULAR GLASS CUBES SPORADICALLY ACROSS THE REACHES OF THE EXTENDED SITE, EACH CUBE REPRESENTING A DIFFERENT ARTISTIC EXPRESSION. AS THE CUBES MOVE CLOSER TO THE EXIBITION PALACE, THEIR DENSITY INCREASES AND BEGIN TO FORM THE GROUNDWORK OF THE NEW ADDITION, DEVELOPING GATHER PLACES, SEATING TIERS, PERFORMANCE VENUES, AND CIRCULATION CUES. FINALLY, THE GLASS CUBES UNFIY ON SITE; SHAPING THE TRANSLUCENT CEILING OF THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM AND DEFINING THE GLASS STREETSCAPE THAT BORDERS THE PALACE.
THE TRANSLUCENT CUBES ACT AS STRUCTURE, BUILDING SKIN, AND EXHIBITION SPACE FOR THE NEW ADDITION. THEY ALLOW AMBIENT LIGHT INTO THE GALLERY SPACE, WHILE CREATING INTERESTING AND EVER-CHANGING PERFORMANCE ART PIECES AS THE SILHOUETTES OF PEOPLE WALKING ABOVE CONTINUOUSLY MOVE AND CHANGE. THE ENTIRE DESIGN PROJECTS THE FLUIDITY OF THE ARTWORK IT HOUSES, SHOWING WITH EACH MOVING PERSON OR EACH CHANGE OF SEASON, A NEW PERSPECTIVE IS CREATED ON AN INFINITELY GROWING CANVAS. WITHIN THE ADDITION, FLEXIBLE GALLERY SPACES AND LARGE OPEN-PLAN CONCEPT ROOMS ALLOW FOR A MULTITUDE OF DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES WHEN DESIGNING AN EXHIBIT, UTILIZING THE NATURAL LIGHT FROM THE GLASS CEILINGS.
WITH OUR DEFRAGMENTED DESIGN WE AIM TO KEEP THE ESSENCE OF THE EXHIBITION PARK INTACT BY INTRODUCING A MINIMALLY INVASIVE DESIGN THAT INTEGRATES WITH EVERY PART OF THE LANDSCAPE, ALL THE WHILE CREATING A CONTEMPORARY DESTINATION FOR LOCALS AND TOURISTS ALIKE. THE GLASS LANDSCAPE STARKLY CONSTRASTS THE TRADITIONAL STYLE OF ARCHITECTURE, INTRODUCING A NEW MATERIAL INTO THE MALI WEB, BUT BEGINS TO MIMIC THE UNIFYING TRAITS THAT MAKE MALI SUCH A SPECIAL DESTINATION FOR MUSEUM LOVERS.
|06||Software: Revit 2016 (Adaptive Components and Dynamo), Lumion, inDesign, Photoshop|
Category: Innovation and Presentation
Using a flexible adaptive component we were able to iterate through many different options for "The Web" installation design. Part art piece, part playscape, and part destination, the web design exemplifies the versatility of Revit far beyond simple building design.
|07||Software: Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Sketchup, Navisworks|
The complex curvilinear curtain wall was modeled and analyzed using Rhino3d and Grasshopper. As the building program was being shifted and modified inside the building, the curve on the outside was constantly being pushed and adjusted. Grasshopper allowed the complex form to be actively tied to a series of inputs, modifiers, and geometric generators that could be quickly modified and studied. Once the geometry fit the requirements of the program and the tangential and aesthetic requirements of the form itself, it was imported as a mass into Revit for further study and integration into the other building systems. This process happened several times until Construction Documents were completed.
The design team coordinated throughout the design phases with a local curtain wall installer to verify constructability and cost of such a unique curtain wall form. 3d models from Rhino/Grasshopper, Sketchup, and Revit were used during these conversations, depending on the topic of discussion and detail level required. The models were also provided as a study tool to the subcontractor and curtain wall manufacturer during design to further coordinate and verify constructability of the proposed system, as well as for use in the shop drawings.
|08||Software Used – Revit, AutoCAD|
Design work on temple projects for the LDS Church is carried out with a large amount of detail right from the start and photo-realistic renderings are used throughout design development to show the client exactly what they can expect from each design decision they approve. Because of this, the temple models become very detailed (and large) very quickly. Interior features of the more ornate rooms are often modelled in separate files and linked in when needed to keep the performance acceptable for the team members.
This entry showcases some of the exterior window and bracket details straight from the construction documents, along with renderings and pictures of the finished building elements. For the design of even the smallest detail in these projects, a great deal of research is put into learning about incorporating local styles in a way that is simple and subtle so as not to distract from the true purpose and holiness of the temple.
|09||Software Used – Revit|
This entry showcases construction document views of the ceilings from two of the more ornate rooms in the Temple, along with renderings and pictures of the finished building elements. The ceiling designs specifically incorporated numerous groin vaults which are typical of the classical Spanish colonial period typical in Trujillo, Peru.
The central space in the Temple features a parabolic groin vault in a rectangular space with intricate ceiling tracery. Determining the parabolic forms needed in each direction to make all the pieces meet correctly in the center and corners of the room made it one of the most difficult features of the building to resolve and model.
In order to construct the actual ceiling, the model was used to create a full-size form of half of the ceiling in each direction out of plywood, which was used to construct the GFRG ceiling in Utah, which was then cut into smaller pieces to ship to the jobsite and reassemble.
The parabolic dome in other room was much less complicated, but used a similar method of construction, however the complete form was able to be shipped to the site in one piece for installation.
|10||RTC North America 2016: BIM Poster Competition|
The utilization of BIM on projects can make great impacts saving time and money. This poster captures the process used to implement BIM successfully on a project. From starting out in preconstruction using programs such as Revit, Navisworks, and Bluebeam to communicate and collaborate with the project team. Secondly, to be in the field using Navisworks and site photos to follow the construction with the 4D schedule. Lastly, to execute the final product by using Lumion to communicate with the owner and architect to assure the planned materials are exactly what they want.
The three images on the poster document the phases of construction. First, the overhead coordination with the subcontractors. The image shows the completing of a full 3D model and then creating 2D shop drawings that subcontractors can agree to and install to. Second, bringing the 4D schedule into the field and comparing to actual construction. Third, providing renderings to the project team to show them visually what the end product will look like.
The project was difficult based on the ICF layout and difficult details. By using the coordination efforts through BIM and the real time 4D scheduling, a great amount of time and money was saved. By using the 4D schedule and overlaying with field photos the project team was able to communicate to each other where they were in the schedule and where they should be headed.
A full 3D model was created with the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, and fire subcontractors. By using Revit and Navisworks the project team was able to work together and communicate where the best routing of overhead was. A large portion of the mechanical duct was underground and a great amount of coordination was needed to avoided sewer lines, footings, and stepped down slabs.
The poster exemplifies the amount of work is put in to successfully run a BIM project and where it can be the most impactful. At the end of the day everyone sees a pretty rendering or the actual project completed but it sometimes is forgotten the amount of time and work put into building it.
|11||Software: Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, Revit MEP, Civil 3D|
The project shown was a 1 million square foot distribution and processing center to be fully equipped with an ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) and conveyance to automate the movement of goods from the extensive site to the centralized shipping hub. It was critical for the success that all of the systems were appropriately modeled as the ASRS is a structural element and the conveyance all has structural and fire protection implications. The project team included material handling, business logistics, civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and fire alarm. The file was used not only conventionally for documentation and coordination but also for capacity take offs and exploring the product flow through the facility.
Integration for the project team can be successful without being elegant. It was not only important to be fully coordinated as a project team, but to be able to explain all of the individual systems of the building and how they interrelate. The production of these integration views for the client to fully understand the coordination process created a series of elegant diagrams that speak to the multifaceted elements of the project.
|12||Software: Revit, Lumion, Illustrator, InDesign|
QPSI is a processing company with a focus on a local and communal presence for their nationwide business. This project launches a new avenue of business for them and is to be a showpiece as their innovation center takes hold in Burlington, New Jersey. The imagery shown is not only being utilized to assist QPSI with understanding the design of their project but also to assist in telling their story of a new business venture to the return of processing to the US. This is a current trend in the development market in order to meet increase demands from our economy for a speed to market approach and a larger focus on the end user.
|13||The move from traditional 2D drawing to an information rich models are underway and industry is already realizing the benefits of using these models. Revit has truly revolutionized the design, drafting and modelling process by enabling the construction professionals build a parametric model with great precision and efficiency. By building a detailed database of the electrical fabrication model before the actual on-site installation, the electrical subcontractors are driving towards waste free and risk free installation by collaborating the information rich model with other project stakeholders well before actual onsite construction. In this poster, the complexity of cable trays layout in an electrical room is documented using Revit. The biggest advantage of using Revit for this documentation is that, once the model was built, all the schedules were easy to extract from these data rich models for quantity take off and preparation of final cost estimate.|
The move from traditional 2D drawing to an information rich models are underway and industry is already realizing the benefits of using these models. Revit has truly revolutionized the design, drafting and modelling process by enabling the construction professionals build a parametric model with great precision and efficiency. By building a detailed database of the fabrication model before the actual on-site installation, the construction team is driving towards reducing rework and risk free installation by collaborating the information rich model with other project stakeholders. In this poster, the complexity of cable trays layout in an electrical room is documented using Revit.
|15||Presentation / Documentation / Integration|
Dynamo / FLUX / Grasshopper / Rhino / Revit / 3DS Max / Photoshop
From Concept to Construction Drawings, this project showcases a streamlined workflow through successful interoperability of programs.
Due to constraints and brief changes creating ongoing design development, a robust environment was required to enable the team to constantly massage the design from the source, and in turn refresh its way through to documentation inside Revit and presentation renders in Max.
To enable control of information from Rhino, .sat files were housed in Revit families within multiple linked .rvt files, which were controlled through Object Styles in the composite Revit file.
The resulting no-double-handling in models benefits not only time and cost, but it also allows the Rhino-centric user to remain involved in project beyond usual front-end stages.
Flux / Dynamo / Grasshopper / Rhino / Revit
The team utilised multiple scripts to sculpt and rationalise the tower into constructible panels (planar, doubly-curved, cold bent) without compromising the design intent. These data sets were sent through a scheduling script to produce a detailed panel-by-panel breakdown.
Incorporating FLUX tools and Dynamo into the team's interoperability workflow allowed Grasshopper geometry to be integrated into the Revit project, whilst preserving each panel's metadata for further collaboration with the broader project team.
Working alongside the façade consultants to understand physical limitations of glazing elements, we were able to fine-tune panelling tolerances within the computational scripts, delivering a coordinated model that was constructible, within budget and met the desired design outcome.
This project represents extensive renovations to a Visitor Center – a place of pilgrimage commemorating a religious leader. The project program includes an addition and renovation to create a new church, sacristy, and a renovated chapel on the entry level. The lower level was renovated to become an interactive, audio-visual exhibit experience, archive and collections storage, and hospitality/food service. An upper level was renovated as a temporary exhibit gallery. Signifcant changes to an outdoor plaza included converting a refecting pool to a landscaped planter, and addition of a glass roof over a previously exposed lower level Winter Garden. Vertical circulation was redesigned; space from a previous ramp was captured for the new Church and replaced with an open stair.
Architects and exhibit designers in the United States collaborated with liturgical artists in Italy, overcoming challenges of language and distance through Autodesk Revit building information modeling and rendering.
Documentation/Integration Description: This project is a great collaboration among all disciplines - architects, landscape architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, fountain designers, lighting designers. Showing 3D model in construction documents greatly communicates design intent to contractors.
|19||Software: SketchUp & Visualizer for presentation|
|20||Revit 2017 only.|
|21||Revit 2017 only.|
|22||Software: Revit, Vray, Illustrator|
Using perspective floor plans from Revit helped convey the design to the client and fully utilized the model for presentation purposes.
|23||Revit, Rhino, Etabs, Tekla, VRay, Navisworks|
In this project we wanted to no have perimeter structural elements. So we centralized it all in the core where all the MEP systems were as well. This required to have a fully integrated model to coordinate everything going inside the core.
A series of bowling shoe cages
Revit was used exclusively to generate these construction documents. Here are some unique points incorporated into these views:
• The penthouse mechanical room is “sliced” three times in 3D views to show more description.
• 3D annotation view tags (bottom of floor plans) are used to reference where 3D views are facing.
• HVAC and piping are separated out per floor plan view; however the secondary discipline is shown as halftone for reference.
• Filters are used to shade duct systems in 3D views.
• Transparency is used on select items to reveal additional elements beyond.
|26||Software: Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator.|
Integration/Presentation Description: This student dorm is located in the floodplain of White Horn Brook. The landscape around the building addresses both the rich ecology and functional campus space.