Welcome to Bradley Revit – BIM Library Resource Portal | 2015

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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Register-FREE AIA-CES Webinar | Solid Surface Solutions for Wash Stations | Thu Oct 8 2015

Solid Surface Wash Station Design

Free Bradley AIA-CES  Accredited Webinar

Thursday-October 8 2015 | 1:00pm EDT \ 12:00pm CDT

Registration Link

Go To AIA-CES Online Webinar Registration Page

Go To Registration Page: AIA-CES Education Provider - InfoSpecBradley Corporation is proud to sponsor a new live Continuing Education course titled;

“Solid Surface Solutions for Wash Stations”

AIA-CES Course -Webinar Description

InfoSpec, Inc. is the Education Provider for this course.

AIA Course Number: IBR10F

Course Title: Solid Surface Solutions for Wash Stations

Course Credit: 1 AIA HSW CE Hour

— Engineers Receive PDH Credit for Bradley AIA-CES Webinar —

Course Objectives:

Discover the properties and benefits of solid surface material when used in the toilet room.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the health, functional, and aesthetic issues related to public wash station design
  2. List the history, benefits, and limitations of Solid Surface Material
  3. Select appropriate materials for commercial and institutional wash stations
  4. Learn suggested BIM & CAD documentation procedures for prefabricated Solid Surface wash stations

Group Registration

How can we register a group of people attending the event from a single location and working with the same organization?

One person from the organization needs to register for each location.

  • At the time of the presentation, the webinar facilitator will ask each designated registrant of each group to record the roll call of those in attendance.

Our webinar provider will register each attendance with AIA National; however the roll call list needs to include each attendee’s —

  1. first and last name,
  2. email address,
  3. AIA Number and
  4. Phone number is optional. The webinar provider may need to contact them if they encounter any problems with registration or email address.

The designated registrant  needs to email the roll call list within 24 hours to our webinar provider –whose email address will be given at the end of the session.

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4 Hours | 2D AutoCAD to Visually Data-Rich Revit Documentation

4 Hours | AutoCAD to Visually Data-Rich Revit \ BIM Documents

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On Thursday night, our facility engineer showed me an as-built AutoCAD sketch for his toilet room renovation project in our Ohio manufacturing facility.

He asked if I could enhance the sketch with Revit for his Tuesday meeting; with the contractor and facility engineers.

Starting Friday morning, it took 4 hours using Revit –to create a fully coordinated set of

  1. floor plan,
  2. interior sections,
  3. interior elevations,
  4. reflected ceiling plan,
  5. plumbing fixture and washroom accessory schedules,
  6. 3D plan and 3D interior views.

I linked his AutoCAD sketch of field measurements into the Revit file for tracing and as a reference for his ADA-toilet partition proposal.

Using the View Visibility (VV) settings, I set the  Imported Category (Linked CAD file) to Half-Tone to make it less pronounced in the views.

Our interior designer provided a spreadsheet of components with their respective materials and model numbers for each room.

While she didn’t specify the location of components; interior elevations and sections displayed product locations and heights for her review.

Using Bradley’s pre-built Revit Family Library, the interior views and schedules immediately updated as the Revit components (lavatories, toilet partitions, accessories) were added to floor plans.

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We added a Revit COST parameter to another plumbing fixture\accessory schedule (not printed). We exported the schedules to a spreadsheet to assist with the contractor’s quoting process.

Revit Room Objects accurately reported each room’s square footage for the floor finish renovation of each room. Additional face-to-face dimensions were added to field verify clearances between existing walls.

Cross sections were created to field-verify clearances between the ceiling and structure.

It took 2 minutes to create a ‘blank”, correctly oriented reflected ceiling-tile plan from facility engineer’s photos. He wanted to enhance the discussion of ceiling fixture placement (lights, vents, diffuser) with the lighting and HVAC engineering contractors.

The project was printed to scale –on C-size PDFs; that are easily viewed or printed. Revit annotations (hatch, text, dimensions) automatically re-size and updated as we “played with each view’s scale” to fit them on C-Size title block.

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This plant facility is still managed in AutoCAD. However, we can export the Revit views to AutoCAD for inclusion into the facility’s existing AutoCAD master file.

Revit delivered these bottom line results;

  • design intention was very clear with accurate, coordinated plans, schedules, elevations, sections and 3D views.
  • faster creation of documentation with pre-built Revit 3D/2D product models; that include 3D & orthographic viewing options.
  • efficient, shorter long distance onsite contractor & facility engineer meeting,
  • the contractor received accurate counts & square footage of product to be installed.
  • improved construction communications (less travel) between Wisconsin and Ohio with unlimited 3D viewing.
  • improved installation coordination with 3-dimensional documentation.

Like most projects, our facility engineer returned from his trip with red marks, notes and decisions; that needed to be applied to the Revit file.

However, in Revit — changes made to plans, elevations, sections or schedules are IMMEDIATELY updated in all the other views. This is the native functionality of Revit; because all of the  project views are contained in one project file.

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

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McGraw-Hill BIM Report | Measuring the Impact of BIM on Complex Buildings

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BIM Report Contributors: 391 owners, architects, engineers and contractors indicated they had a moderate to high level knowledge on the use of BIM within their organization.

  1. 40 Owners
  2. 183 Architects
  3. 68 Engineers
  4. 100 General Contractors



These 10 Activities of Planning, Design and Construction defined the real Impact of BIM on Key Outcomes for Complex Projects:

  1. BIM Impact on Owner Engagement and Understanding
  2. BIM Impact on Design
  3. BIM Impact on Documentation and Constructability
  4. BIM Impact on Estimating and Bidding
  5. BIM Impact on Construction Phasing and Logistics
  6. BIM Impact on Contractors’ Understanding of Design Intent
  7. BIM Impact on Cost Control and Reduction
  8. BIM Impact on Schedule and Project Duration
  9. BIM Impact on Unplanned Changes, Rework  and Out-of-Sequence Work
  10. BIM Impact on Labor, Safety and Material Waste

6 Metrics for the Impact of BIM on Complex Projects

  1. Percentage Reduction of Final Construction Cost
  2. Percentage of Accelerated Project Completion Due to Schedule Compression
  3. Percentage of RFI Reduction
  4. Percentage Reduction in Number of Reportable Safety Incidents
  5. Percentage Reduction of Site Labor Due to Increased Offsite Fabrication
  6. Forecasting the Future Impact of BIM on Key Project Outcomes

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