CADDManager on April 15th, 2008

I have just completed a series of Revit meetings.  They were focused on teaming up on projects and defining Revit standards.  The project is large and three architectural firms are working on it.  We are developing a template building, then use it to create three different facilities at three different locations.

Some of the questions that we worked through related to how to split the model to share between the three teams? Do we split it vertically or should we use some other logic (division of work, ease of use, legibility, file size)?  We found that sharing certain modeled components and views between three models can be difficult – possibly a Revit limitation.  We found that we would take the model to a point where the model – shell and core – is sharable.  What is more difficult to share later should be in the model sooner.  Families would be developed by dividing the work between the teams and then sharing between us all.

I am finding that the same issues are effecting other teams now in Revit.  It use to be that BIM pioneers where out there on their own.  The new frontier seems to now be teaming.  And this seems to be coming from the clients.  They are asking firms to team up.  I am not speaking of teaming with consultants from other disciplines, I mean other firms doing the same thing that you are.  It may be because the project is large or consists of multiple buildings, but you may soon be teaming up…

Have you been asked to team up with other firms on large projects?   Other firms that do the same design work as you?   Architects with Architects, Structural with Structural…

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One Response to “Revit Teaming”

  1. Currently, Tocci Building Companies (construction manager) is teaming up with KlingStubbins (architect/engineer) on a IPD/VDC project.
    We are also including keep subconsultants in the modeling process – MEPFP & Millwork. At the start of the project (which is now), we are defining modeling, access and scope very clearly. It actually isn’t too complicated; we’ve definitely standards & protocols that are very logical, along with a schedule, to decide when certain components are turned over from design to construction modelers.

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