BIM-Revit Supporting Roles for Sustainable Design+Construction Processes

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Bradley BIM has more than 15 McGraw-Hill SmartMarket Reports (2007-2015) available for download; including ‘Green BIM‘.

The majority of these surveys demonstrate how BIM processes contribute as a core integration tool for sustainable design processes.

Download McGraw-Hill Report | Green BIM

BIM authoring software packages; like  (Revit, AECOsim, ArchiCAD, Vectorworks) create the BIM facility file. Third-party Add-On software applications provide niche design & analysis functionality –that is not typically included in the out-of-the box BIM software.

So…how is this helpful?

The cost to design, build and maintain large, complex facilities is significant. Constructing a building; while its being designed, has been crucial to reducing these costs.  Integrating BIM processes is  reducing the construction time, product waste and labor costs.

Download McGraw-Hill Report | Measuring BIM Impact On Complex Buildings

Architects, engineers, contractors and facility owners are adding design + engineering functionality to their BIM authoring software –via BIM Add-On applications. These apps provide BIM software with the ability to simulate the seasonal energy consumption of a facility over the building’s lifecycle.

BIM Add-On software components connect to the designers’ whole building facility model.. Thereby, helping them to evaluate, analyze, design and simulate specific facility performance factors –prior to construction and occupancy.

Example of BIM \ BIM Add-On Apps Assisting w/Sustainable Design Process

  1. Building Certification: BIM auto-collects & reports sustainable documentation
  2. Green Product Selection: BIM Automated Specification Writing Systems
  3. BIM MEP: Building Energy Performance Modeling Simulations
  4. Visualization: Interior Daylighting and Shadow Studies
  5. Green Material Volume Take-Off: New Construction, Demolition Construction Waste
  6. BIM MEP: Water \ Waste Systems Consumption, Calculations & Flow Analysis
  7. HVAC Load Analysis: Optimizing Heating and Cooling Loads & Zones
  8. Lighting | Evaluate Electrical Consumption & Light Coverage Verification
  9. Analyze & Simulate the Solar (Heat) Gain from a Building’s Site Orientation
  10. BIM for Prefabrication: Utilizes Lean & Green Construction (Manufacturing) Processes
  11. Green BIM Site Design Studies calculate green space & drainage areas,  parking lot design and inventory plantings for landscape maintenance.

Download McGraw-Hill BIM Report | Project Delivery Systems

Sustainable design is a collaborative effort. The BIM process is positioned perfectly to provide real-time sustainable data feedback for design options under consideration.

BIM has accelerated the use of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), modular prefabrication and design-build processes for green and lean design + construction processes.

Download McGraw-Hill – Business Value of BIM for Construction Report

The As-Built BIM construction model provides the facility owner with a visual database of their building’s space, materials and product content.  BIM-linked FM and CAFM systems integrate with the as-built model to manage  facility assets, define staff locations, maintain building environmental systems and plan operations maintenance schedules.

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BIM-Revit processes and models are systematically influencing the growth of sustainable design; for every aspect of the facility’s lifecycle. Whole Building Modeling provides the optimum environment to analyze the whole building sustainable performance.

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Consider viewing these Autodesk University computational BIM Revit Videos to see how multiple design options for proposed facilities are explored and validated in less time.

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About Daniel Hughes

Daniel Hughes is an Expert Revit-BIM Consultant and Author of Here's a short list of his industry credentials: * Classroom & Onsite Revit Training to more than 700 professionals since 2002. * Senior Revit Technical Project Manager on more than $5 Billion of Client Projects * Senior Revit Implementation Manager to more than 130 national design, engineering and construction firms since 2002. * Expert Onsite-Online Revit Trainer-Implementation Consultant * Master Family Modeler * National Educational Author, Speaker & Blogger * Corporate owner for 15 years; serving national & international clients.
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