Tuesday, October 28, 2014

@RTCEUR 2014 | Jay Zallan's Class Presentations and Downloads

Hello from Dublin -Yes, Ireland -Well when this publishes I will be en-route, so Hello from 35,0000' or so ;)

To get the RTCEUR 2014 thing going and to provide, for those unable to attend, a portion of 'the goods',  I am posting my class handouts, presentations and associated downloads and links.
I do hope you enjoy!!! -And get some value from them obviously :D

The video (that is obviously not in the pdf below) can be watched below or at: http://youtu.be/923jxZY2NPI 

The point of including this video is to speak to my point that 'reality' is relative to us humans and what we make of it and ourselves is really the only game we play.

I find it a wholly liberating concept that we may only be minor players, on a tiny spec in the cosmos, but that we can have large relative impact for one another!!! Therefore:
  • Let's Play Big, With Integrity and Always Strive to be The Best We Can Possibly Be!!! 
  • Liberate Your Own Greatness(es); That Will Both Inspire and Free Others to Liberate Their Own!!!

Direct Links:
Hot Models Wanted

BIM Junkies' Life On The Lines

Monday, October 27, 2014

RTCEUR 2014 Final(?) Prep Post

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/KeMubQP4Cmc/mqdefault.jpg(My) @RTCEUR Handouts and Lab Files will post here at the time the classes run this week...

Just thought I'd put that out there ;)

See you soon!!!???

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Architects Modeling for Construction

What a novel thought... I say that due to the countless times that I have heard things like "that is the contractors' responsibility" etc. I humbly say to that: Bullshit.

The following is a draft-excerpt of the handout for a lecture that I will be doing later this month at RTCEUR in Dublin, Ireland (Download the families and addons by clicking the images of the individual families) -And providing these families is the point of releasing this snippet early, so folks going to RTCEUR can get a jump on 'things' ;)

04 | (Hot) Modelling FOR Construction

Stud Rails, 3D Grids & Surcharge Revit Families
Modelling certain elements that are typically (read ‘typically’ as in the dead, 2D past) either left out of models or only provided as details, such as the surcharge family above.

 These surcharges for instance, take a short time to input, like 1 hour or so per building, which in the grand scheme of hot models and projects is almost nothing… BUT the impact of having these in the design BIM and onward will (yes, WILL) pay huge dividends during consultant modelling and all coordination, etc.
https://app.box.com/s/yt5h2973u44hzasmreoeIf an Architect cannot deal with spending 1 hour on these items then that shows they are further down the AECO Continuum, probably lower than they envision.
https://app.box.com/s/jgn1jb0ygip7ognk5is1 The Stud Rails shown come in two flavors: 2-Rail and 3-Rail and include ‘Column Width”.
These are very sneaky in their import. How many times has an MEPF Engineer or Trade Contractor tried to place a pipe, etc. too close to a concrete column-to-beam intersection and then the pipes don’t fit in reality-world, then a change order (or 10) and voilà how many thousands of dollars did that just cost?

Say you don’t care? Say “that’s the contractors’ responsibility?” Not if you want to create hot models that bring (or start to bring back) Architecture and Architects to the “master builder” level that the industry once viewed them as.

 The 3D Grid is purely for coordination and mostly for Navisworks, since it’s Heads-up-display (HUD) grids and levels are, well, less than optimum. The 3D Grid can be had from: http://cad-vs-bim.blogspot.com/2013/10/3d-grids-in-revit-oldie-but-goodie-done.html

PLUS!!! There are some cool addons at: http://revitcoaster.blogspot.com/2014/07/bimconsortium-revit-addin-update-new.html one of which applies these 3D Grids in the same place and length as the grids internal to Revit, as well as copies a set to each level included! Thanks Troy Gates @TroyGates for the addons :D

-BIM Consortium tools (to date):
http://revitcoaster.blogspot.com/2014/07/bimconsortium-revit-addin-update-new.htmlSo; there are 3 ‘easy’ things we can do to save literally thousands of dollars with negligible effort. 

I’d say that lifts the whole floor on our teams when these processes are used.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

RTCEUR 2014 | Hot Models Wanted | A Revit Life on the Line(Based Families)


If you are in Dublin this October and were debating on whether or not you are attending RTCEUR2014 maybe these will help your choice/decision...(remember to use the bold links herein ;)

The two sessions (that actually are three) which I am looking forward to presenting are to be:

Hot Models Wanted | ((Architecture+Engineering)+Construction)=1
Thursday October 30th, 2014

A BIM Junkie's Life on the Lines | Double Lab
Friday October 31st, 2014 -Costumes optional ;)

FWIW, I am really excited to speak with all the presenters, as there is going to be a concentration of AECO and BIM knowledge second to none :D

That said, I'd like to point out a few of the speakers (Click HERE To See All Speakers) that I am looking forward to collaborating with, while in Dublin...BTW: The names below link to these folks' twitter profiles... a follow may be in order ;)

Jay Zallan (Me :)