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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Download Managing Uncertainty-Expectations in Building Design-Construction McGraw-Hill Report

Download the 60-page 2014 McGraw-Hill Construction SmartMarket BIM Report: Managing Uncertainty Expectations in Building Design and ConstructionPerfection is a baseline expectation when you purchase a product. But as experienced owners of building projects know, design and construction is an imperfect process with a variety of inherent uncertainties.

Given that reality, what can project teams do to identify, anticipate and mitigate the conditions and factors that drive uncertainty,and how can owners adjust their expectations of project team performance to align with reasonable, achievable metrics that truly benefit the project?

These are the core questions that are reviewed in this 60-page Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction SmartMarket Report, produced by McGraw-Hill Construction in partnership with the AIA Large Firm Roundtable.

2014 AIA Large Firm Roundtable Members

This report provides graphs, charts, interviews and the popular business case studies from real project outcomes.

Excerpts:

  • …the use of BIM by entire project team (50%) outranks the use of BIM by single firm (32%), further emphasizing the greater value of collaborative efforts.
  • BIM and Managing Uncertainty (Page 49)
  • More time for design firms to participate in coordination garners high votes from two thirds (66%) of all respondents. It is particularly supported by architects (80%), and also by the large contractors (74%), reinforcing the value of tighter designer/builder collaboration as an effective risk reduction strategy.
  • The findings cite that BIM is effective in mitigating uncertainty through virtual coordination and digital fabrication. All firms should embrace the best technologies for their area of the industry. For more information on BIM, including the Level of Development standard, see the BIMForum link in the Resources section on Page 61.

Mayo Clinic BIM Manager | Project Model Development Specification \ LOD

  • The technology-themed version of better communication calls for more extensive and smarter use of building information modeling (BIM) and digital design tools. These
    are preferred because they allow all parties working on a building—owners, architects, contractors, specialty trades, fabricators and others—to access and interact with
    design information that is up-to-date, accurate and trackable.

Skanska Revit-MEP Prefabrication | Assembly-Line Productivity

  • Construction Coordination Issues (53/100) often cause expensive rework. The use of BIM is making a major contribution to reducing both the incidence and severity of coordination problems. For more information on the use of BIM to manage uncertainty, see Page 49.
  • “By the intent of the process, BIM is collaborative,” he says. “In the traditional design-bid-build delivery model, you can have islands of self-interest. When you go down a BIM road, you’re in a collaborative environment, and that starts to connect those islands.”
  • It appears that BIM plays a role, because more (93%) of the owners who employ BIM on their projects report this high satisfaction with quality, compared with those who do not (84%). Only 2% say they are always disappointed in the quality they receive from their project teams.

Download:

Managing Uncertainty & Expectations in Building Design & Construction Report

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

henry_ford_assembly_line_getty_imagesSimilar to Henry Ford’s revolutionary assembly line processes; BIM processes are reshaping the MEP  design and construction (manufacturing) processes for facility projects.

Ford’s automated automobile assembly-line process; reduced labor time & costs, while reducing material waste with modular, standardized parts.

Sheer production of the Model T dramatically increased. The production time for a single car dropped from over twelve hours to just 93 minutes due to the introduction of the assembly line.

design_build_mep_prefabrication_skanska_01Skanska Construction’s BIM MEP Prefabrication construction processes are highlighted online via Tradeline with an insightful, visual article;

Building Blocks: Offsite Prefabrication Saves Time and Money — Compressed Work Schedules, Worker Safety, and Access to Constrained Sites Top Benefits

Several maturing, project delivery processes are integrated to produce more efficient, ‘manufacturing-oriented’ design and construction processes.

  1. Building Information Modeling (BIM),
  2. Design-Build,
  3. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD),
  4. Cloud Computing & Mobile Technologies
  5. Lean Construction
  6. BIM: Design to Fabrication Workflow
  7. Prefab & Modularization,

BIM Means Business for Plumbing Heating-Cooling Contractors

design_build_mep_prefabrication_skanska_03 Based on recent McGraw-Hill’s SmartMarket Reports –today’s processes are reducing the  unrecoverable [Time + Labor + Material] costs. These costs are\were typically absorbed by a project’s design and construction businesses. Thereby, resulting in higher bids to owners on future projects –to cover the ‘unknown’ costs that ‘might’ incur.

The Ford assembly line significantly improved the car quality; while greatly reducing the retail price. A more affordable automobile serviced a much larger customer base.

The cost of the first Model T was set at $850… The assembly line cost of the Model T would eventually drop to $260 in 1924

BIM Means Business | Plumbing Engineer Magazine – ASPE Article

Construction Worker and Owner Benefits: Skanska prefab processes utilize Lean Construction processes; that are safer, more efficient and less costly.

  1. Horizontal mechanical, electrical and plumbing multi-trade prefabrication modules are fabricated and assembled in an offsite construction facility.
  2. The typical layout of an offsite construction facility provides optimal adjacency for tools, raw materials, and personnel.
  3. Work that would normally require ladders and lifts is brought to hip-height racks on a warehouse floor in an offsite construction facility.
  4. Building components and systems are prefabricated on racks within a spacious, environmentally controlled work space –then transported to the project site.

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