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Future Proof BIM – It Starts in Design

August 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT


August 25, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT


Presenter or Coach:
Patrick May, Digital Design Coordinator, Walker Warner Architects
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ALL MEMBERS – Modeling directly in a BIM authoring tool (ARCHICAD) is best for the project workflow when performed as early as possible. Using drafting tools, or other 3d modelers can impede a good smooth workflow. It forces designers to redo work, double up on modeling and drawing efforts, and potentially reduces accuracy or reinterpretation of design intent. In this presentation Patrick May with Walker Warner Architects, will give an overview of the project and program that has been designed almost entirely in ARCHICAD and show 3 steps that can allow you to design directly in ARCHICAD and Future Proof your BIM workflow.

  • Organization – Set libraries, attributes, stories, views, and layouts to streamline the design and documentation process.
  • Model Intelligently – Link elements to story settings, leverage reference lines and planes for maximum flexibility, and use attributes like composites and custom profiles to provide an infinitely flexible design process.
  • Document Early – Set up dimensions, zones, layouts, and element information to provide a seamless transition between design and documentation. These settings also help during the design process to verify and validate the accuracy and level of precision through design. Avoiding a sloppy model is key to a smooth BIM workflow.

Presenter Details

Patrick May is the Digital Design Coordinator at Walker Warner Architects as well as a is a designer and passionate BIM expert. He graduated from the University of Oregon Architecture program in 2006. He has worked at a range of small Architecture and design firms with a focus on BIM and its application to high end residential and remodel projects. For the past two years Patrick has been managing BIM systems at Walker Warner Architects in San Francisco, with a focus on high end residential projects. He recently presented “BIM Power Users and the Small Firm” at the AIA 2016 National Convention.

Walker Warner Architects