Sunday, September 16, 2012


Yes I am attending AU2012 again this year ! If you are attending to this event and you are a BIM manager or Revit Structure modeller this is a list of calsses you should be interested in. Here are my AU2012 favourite classes list :
SE2342 - Autodesk® Revit® Structure: The Complete Solution for Steel Buildings
SE3716-R - Coordination Using Autodesk® Revit® Structure in a Fabrication Modeling
SE2151-L - Learning to Design Connections in Autodesk® Revit® Structure with SDS/2
SE3262 - Modeling in Autodesk® Revit® Structure: Tips and Tricks for Downstream
SE3281 - Adding Functionality to Autodesk® Revit® Structure
SE3904 - Linking Autodesk® Revit® Structure and Autodesk® Robot™ Structural
SE1868 - Integrating Autodesk® Revit® Structure with Analytical Software
SE2490 - Concrete Modeling Using Autodesk® Revit® Structure
CP2560-L - Creating an Autodesk® Revit® Add-In from Start to Finish
BO3641 - Infrastructure BIM for Serious People
CI1529 - Bridge Information Modeling: Opportunities, Limitations, and Spanning the
CR3049-L - Creating Custom Families That Use Multiple Calculations to Create Geometry
SE4240 - Autodesk® Revit® as a Tool for Modeling Concrete Reinforcement
SE3002-L - Autodesk® Revit® Structure: Modeling Structural Rebar in Complex Concrete
FB2172 - Building Information Manufacturing: Optimizing Your Design with SDS/2 Connect
SE4281 - Rebar Detailing and Autodesk® Revit® Structure
AB1712 - Schedules: Beyond the Basics
AB1518-L - Autodesk® Revit® Families: The Basics
AB2725 - Using Autodesk® Revit® Architecture for 2D and 3D Building Enclosure
AB2100 - All in the Family: Creating Parametric Components in Autodesk® Revit®
AB2410 - Echo Chamber: Complex Parametric Arrays in Autodesk® Revit®
AB1416 - Tips and Tricks to Make Your Autodesk® Revit® Drawings and Presentations
FM3222 - COBie and the Common Language
FM3145 - Autodesk Consulting Add-on Utilities: COBie Toolkit and BIM Coordinator Tool
AB2623 - Triage for Your Autodesk® Revit® Family
AB2083-L - Autodesk® Revit® Families: Step-by-Step Advanced Concepts
CP1749 - Taking the Autodesk® Revit® API to the Next Level As a Beginner
AB2533 - Twelve Models Are Great on the Runway, but What About When You Work with
AB2374 - Is Beauty Only Skin Deep? A Computational Approach to the Design of
AB2444 - Things You Didn't Know Autodesk® Revit® Could Do...or Maybe You Just Forgot
CM2593 - Autodesk® Revit® for the Field: Making It Mobile Without Microsoft® Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Citrix® ZenDesktop™
BO2029 - Your Company Is Ready for BIM, But Are Your Employees?
AB1449-R - Top 50 Autodesk® Revit® "You Don’t Know What You Don't Know" Tips
CI1474-R - Implementing BIM: Up Your Strike Rate with Your BIM Pitches
CM3631 - The Thankless Job of a BIM Manager
AB2080 - Creating Construction Details in Autodesk® Revit® Architecture
AB3079 - Managing the Construction Administration Phase in Autodesk® Revit®
ED2423 - Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching BIM and Autodesk® Revit® at the
CR2809-P - Rapid-Fire Autodesk® Revit® Data Extraction: Best Practices for
FM3556 - Designing Facility Management and Operations Requirements into IPD/BIM Projects
CR3331 - Got Metrics? Evaluating BIM Performance and Tracking Your Return on Investment
AB2006 - Unfold the Curtain! Think Outside the Curtain Wall Tool in Autodesk® Revit®
CM2594 - BIM Titles and Job Descriptions: How Do They Fit in Your Organizational Structure?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Project Spark becomes Autodesk Revit LT

A small step for Autodesk but a big step for the BIM implementation !

Few months ago I was talking about Project Spark from Autodesk labs in this post and now it graduates to Revit LT ! An affordable way to start doing BIM ...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

IPD & extended team collaboration

Currently working to find sufficient documentation to integrate IPD & WAN collaboration in my worksharing & team management classes in Québec city ... hope people are going to be open-minded. The biggest challenge is to deal with the law that is far behind us ... are we ready for that ? I don't know but I am still dreaming of the day were we can share all our expertise and knowledge freely without worrying about who's responsible for what ... anyway in my class engineers and architects have to collaborate and I have to say that it's as fun as looking children playing together ;-) ! 

Integrated Project Delivery means :

"… facilities managers, end users, contractors and suppliers are all involved at the start of the design process
… processes are outcome-driven and decisions are not made solely on a first cost basis
… all communications throughout the process are clear, concise, open, transparent, and trusting
… designers fully understand the ramifications of their decisions at the time the decisions are made
… risk and reward are value-based and appropriately balanced among all team members over the life of a project
… the industry delivers a higher quality and sustainable built environment"

Integrated Project Delivery : A Guide, The American Institute of Architects