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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Image Gallery | Revit Renderings of Bradley Revit Product Models

  • For technical assistance with our Revit Library, please visit our Contact Us Page.
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Free BIM-VDC Manager Lunch-N-Learn | Request – Inquiry Form

Bradley BIM Learning Academy WebpageBradley BIM Learning Academy is launching its 2015 FREE BIM Lunch-N-Learn Webinar Series for BIM & VDC Management Teams  –in March 2015.

  1. Initially, the Lunch-N-Learn Webinars will be available only in the US and Canada through June 2015.
  2. Lunch will be provided by your local participating Bradley Rep Organization.
  3. Lunch-N-Learns are planned for the third Wednesday (Eastern & Mountain), and Thursday ( Central & Pacific) of each month.
  4. They will be conducted from Noon to 1:00 for each of the 4 time zones.
  5. Client to provide meeting room, computer, broadband internet connection, video projector+screen or HDTV and audio speakers for VOIP connection.
  6. 30-minute BIM Lunch-N-Learn (webinar format) followed by a 10-minute participating Rep Agency introduction + Bradley product demonstration.
  7. Lunch-N-Learn attendance will be limited to a maximum of 12 client attendees, unless approved by the hosting Bradley Rep Agency.
  8. Initially, conducting a Lunch-N-Learn webinar is contingent on availability of a participating Bradley Rep Agency; Plumbing Fixtures or Washroom Accessories.

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Since 2012, more than 2,000 professionals (architects, engineers, contractors & facility owners) attended Bradley BIM Learning Events.

Bradley BIM learning presentations have been viewed onsite; in more than 100 national firms, in 20 states; by the firms’ BIM-VDC Management Teams.

Longer learning sessions of Bradley BIM learning content have provided CEU credit for AIA, CSI & ASPE local chapter meetings. (self-reporting)

Each month, our existing BIM presentations’ learning content is updated; providing relevant & current learning for each organization.

Bradley BIM Learning Academy will initially offer these Top 2 Sessions:

“Revit Family Secrets | Revit Technical Learning” (Post Webinar Handout)

Topic Description | Who Should Attend

  • Technical Instructional Overview for Creating Revit Component Family Content
  • Intermediate \ Advanced Revit Users, Revit Modelers, BIM-VDC Managers
  • Post Webinar Handout

“How BIM Changes Everything | Executive Process Brief”

Topic Description | Who Should Attend

  • Successful Revit \ BIM project processes; that Bradley’s design + construction clients have shared with documentation, project photos and ROI data.
  • Principals, Project Managers, BIM-VDC Managers, Advanced BIM \ Revit Users
  • Post Webinar Handout

Personal thanks for the client \ Rep emails, calls and input; that helped design this program over the last 8 months.

Free BIM Manager Lunch-N-Learn Webinar

Request | Inquiry Registration Form

We are taking requests for BIM Management Lunch-N-Learns for March, April, & May 2015.

Our webinar system will support 50 individual client connections for each of the 4 monthly webinar time zones. Learning content is stored in the Webinar System Cloud; which has yielded successful, uninterrupted streaming video.

We plan to begin incorporating video learning content into the May 2015 sessions.

Once we receive your request and contact information, your webinar requests, lunch and scheduling will be managed entirely with your local Bradley Rep Agencies for Plumbing Fixtures and/or Washroom Accessories.

 

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Bradley BIM Initiative Evolution | Manufacturer BIM Project Partner

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The Bradley BIM Initiative (founded in 2009) achieved several new milestones for serving architects, engineers, contractors and facility owners using BIM processes and Revit. In 2014, Bradley BIM expanded its roles into these processes:

  1. BIM for MEP General Contractor (GC) Prefabrication
  2. Revit Content Interoperability (Bentley)
  3. Revit Model Data Standards
  4. Design-Build | Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) with an Expanded Digital Toolset
  5. Revit As-built Model | General Contractor Collaboration

1) BIM for MEP General Contractor (GC) Prefabrication

In late 2013, I visited several BIM-based MEP GC fabricators; that were using Bradley TMV and re-circulation stations models in their CADmep plumbing fabrications.  One firm was constructing one of the nation’s largest corporate facility projects. Throughout 2014, we confirmed national MEP GC\Fabricators using Bradley Revit models.

In early 2015, Bradley TMV, re-circulation mixing stations, dialysis boxes and shower valve Revit models will be configured & available –to serve both SysQue (Revit) and CADmep (AutoCAD) for plumbing fabrication clients.

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2) Revit Content Interoperability (Bentley)

Our thanks to Bentley for using the Bradley Revit Family Library (1,000 families) as part of their larger data set –to test Revit family import stability \ integrity in the new AECOsim Building Designer V8i (SELECTseries 5) software.

Bentley’s Technical Manager (a former Revit Manager) for this project, focused on

  1. maintaining the Revit family geometry’s dimensional integrity,
  2. retaining the Revit family parametric & visibility control behavior,
  3. retaining the embedded parameter data type values,
  4. retaining the Revit family types (embedded or family catalogs)

This new feature immediately provides Bentley users access to 10’s of thousands of Building Product Manufacturers’ (BPM) Revit families in their native RFA file format.

View Article: Bentley AECOsim Building Designer Reads Manufacturer Revit Family Files

3) Revit Model Data Standards

This summarizes the Bradley BIM 2.0 Library Updates; that we finalized uploading to the Bradley Revit Library during October 2014.

New embedded Bradley BIM Shared Parameters are designed to assist BIM \ VDC and FM Managers with

  1. Revit Model Data Collection & Management,
  2. Scheduling & Tagging,
  3. Design & Specification and
  4. Operations & Maintenance processes.

My thanks to John Grady, Virtual Construction Director at CRB Builders , Van Woods & the US Army Corps of Engineers’  BIM Practice Team & their private Industry BIM Experts for our OmniClass discussions –that led to the inclusion of Table 21 Title + Number Shared Parameters.

4) Design-Build | IPD Expanded Digital Toolset

Bradley Corporation’s core product design, engineering, manufacturing and delivery processes; partner well with these alternative project delivery processes:

  • Design-Build,
  • Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
  • Contractor-at-Risk and
  • Design-Assist.

Visit the Bradley Design-Build | IPD Resource Page and Download the Resource Guide.

Revit As-built Model | General Contractor Collaboration

Our first requests by General Contractors came late last year to access their As-built BIM File –to help expedite product releases. GC Model access would help Bradley to obtain as-built installation wall dimensions. We’re looking forward to expand those As-built Revit model requests in 2015 –and broaden our partnering contributions with our design + construction partners.

2014 Bradley BIM Achievements:

  1. 6.5 Million Bradley Revit Family Downloads from BradleyCorrp.com
  2. 80,000+ Unique Visitors on BradleyBIM.com Resource Portal, from 120+ Countries
  3. Autodesk Seek Library Ranking: #14 based on Revit Family Downloads
  4. The Bradley BIM Initiative celebrated its 5-Year Anniversary in June

Our sincere thanks for the ongoing input from our global design + construction client-base on how to best serve your BIM-based projects.

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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.

Download McGraw-Hill Construction Safety Management BIM Report

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)

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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