Welcome to Bradley Revit – BIM Library Resource Portal

Greetings & Welcome to the Bradley Revit – BIM Resource Portal

daniel_hughes_bradley_corporation_bimThe Bradley Revit-BIM Family Library has more than 1,000 Revit Family Models; representing 10′s of thousands of Bradley Corporation’s Commercial Plumbing Fixtures and Washroom Accessories Products.

I encourage BIM and VDC Managers to visit the Bradley BIM FAQs Page.  It provides a technical overview of Bradley’s Revit modeling standards and quality assurance procedures.

Daniel Hughes | Bradley Corporate BIM Strategist

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Revit-BIM Manages Construction Site Assets and Safety | AU2014

Click-To-Enlarge | BIM for Construction | Planning - Coordination - Field Tools | Autodesk University 2014

Several Autodesk University 2014 classes featured contractors sharing their use of BIM to Manage the Construction Site Assets & Safety –and BIM for  Constructing the Building.

The world’s leading contractors have completely DIGITAL construction sites. The larger the project, the more dependent they are on BIM and digital technologies.

This includes oil & gas exploration and mining; which are long-term construction sites.

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Contractors use BIM to Manage the Daily & Weekly Positioning of Construction Site Assets. These models and respective paperwork are reviewed weekly by Site Safety Engineers & submitted to governing agencies.

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Here are a few KEY business points on how BIM-based Contractors use BIM to

  1. create REPEAT client business
  2. engage their successful Team Members on future projects,
  3. prefabricate MEP systems and room configurations,
  4. plan & phase construction project processes, plan and improve safety,
  5. track, manage & financially plan construction site assets,
  6. order and install their proven Building Product Manufacturers (Supply Chain)

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Example: Contractors use Conceptual BIM to Manage the future placement of construction cranes. This conceptual model uses color-coded massing shapes –to represent Crane Heights & Safety Clearances at various locations of the project.

BIM Process Improving Construction Site Safety | Turner Construction

Safety plans are submitted with the crane heights & placement images shown above.
Plans are coordinated with aerial and Google Earth images.

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Contractors place multiple “Job Trailers” on the construction site. This project had 5 job trailers to coordinate the daily digital construction activities.

— Skanska Revit-MEP Prefabrication | Ford Assembly Line Flash Back?

The construction ‘Coordinated’ as-built Revit model is updated daily with daily site work accomplishments in these trailers. Weekly construction phasing of materials, labor & equipment requirements are planned from these trailers using multiple Revit model files.

It was interesting on how BIM was used to visually plan work areas and workflow within the trailers.

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A high-speed, wireless network is integrated throughout the construction site to transmit data & GPS coordinates of site assets to\from the job trailers.

— Download McGraw-Hill SmartMarket Report | Information Mobility – BIM

Using mobile technology, portable site assets are tagged with wireless transmitters and their GPS positions are tracked as they move around the site. Wireless transmitters provide real-time asset locations on the PM’s and Foremen’s smartphones & tablets.

QR Codes are attached to assets for financial planning & tracking. Many construction site assets are used short-term (rent \ lease) and then they are removed from the site.

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Contractors use these portable BIM Workstation Carts throughout their construction sites to record and transmit BIM files & data between the “job trailers.

Click-to-View | JOBBOX Turner Construction Virtual Construction BIM Workstation-Cart Turner Construction Design-Build BIM Case Study

AU2014 Class Acknowledgments:

1) Images-Content from ‘BIM for Contractors: Field Technology Integration’

Holder Construction

2) ‘Constructive Change: Assembling Revit Models for Data Management Success’

CRB Builders LLC

3) ‘Introduction to Lean Construction & Last Planner System’

JE Dunn Construction

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Thank You Autodesk University 2014 Clients – Attendees – Instructors

Autodesk University (AU) 2014 | Las Vegas | Bradley BIM

Bradley Corporation and I would like to thank the hundreds of Autodesk University 2014 attendees; that stopped at Bradley’s AU 2014 Exhibit Desk to pick up your free Bradley BIM flash drives,  introduce yourselves and/or review the Bradley BIM Initiative.

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My personal thanks to the dozens of folks; that are mutual LinkedIn connections; that stopped –its always great to meet individuals face-to-face.

Bradley BIM Exhibit Desk | Autodesk University 2014

Like most of you; I attended AU classes between our exhibit booth hours.

— Revit \ BIM Manages Construction Site Assets and Safety | AU2014 Classes —

My 14 AU2014 classes focused on

  1. BIM Futures and Building Design Trends,
  2. BIM for Prefabrication,
  3. BIM for Owners (Construction and FM)
  4. BIM for Contractors (Field Technology Integration)
  5. BIM for Design (BIM Project & Team Management)
  6. Revit Model Development & Standards
  7. Reality Computing and Managing Revit Data Connections.
  8. Lean Construction & Last Planner Processes
  9. Navisworks & BIM 360 Glue for Coordination & Construction
  10. Successful Case Studies featuring Revit, Cloud & Data Management 3rd Party Add-Ins

Personal Thanks from Bradley and Me!

I \ Bradley appreciate the time you took to stop during your Autodesk University visits.

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Download McGraw-Hill Construction Safety Management BIM Report

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McGraw-Hill BIM Report | Construction Project Safety Systems

Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes were teamed and integrated with Prefabrication & Modular Construction and Mobile Technology processes –to provide positive construction site safety management improvements.

BIM Process Improving Construction Site Safety | Turner Construction

There were 15 safety practices that were used to form the basis of the study in assessing a strong safety management program.

There were 15 safety practices that were used to form the basis of the study in assessing a strong safety management program.The BIM Safety Report highlights:

  • Use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Construction
  • Stages in BIM Process at Which Safety Personnel Get Involved
  • Emerging Ways to Use BIM to Enhance Safety
  • Aspects of Prefabrication and Modularization That Contribute to Project Safety
  • Impact of the Use of Prefabrication and Modularization on Safety
  • Use of Mobile Devices on the Jobsite
  • Staff Using Mobile Devices
  • Impact of Mobile Devices on Safety

Value Points Achieved by Skanska Revit-MEP Offsite Prefabrication

bim_prefabrication_mobile_technologies_improving_construction_safety_programsExcerpts:

Encourage use of BIM and prefabrication
Forty-three percent of the contractors surveyed report that BIM use improves project safety, and nearly half of those using BIM cite the ability to identify site hazards before construction begins as a major factor, with clash detection also noted by nearly a quarter.

These findings suggest that encouraging BIM use could have a material impact on safety.

In addition, 49% of contractors find that using prefabrication/modularization on projects has a positive impact on safety. While prefabrication is not a universal solution, it is still underutilized in the industry, and interest in these approaches by project owners when appropriate would encourage wider use, thereby potentially improving site safety.

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