It has been a while since i last posted but the job hunt is back on and with the corona on the loose, it is understandably tough to get interviews…

Therefore as i am trying to keep busy i’ll do another segment on Revit. I have quite a bit of information to share so i will seperate the posts for better comprehension…

For the last 6 months i have been working on a rather complex project designed in Revit. The project consists of a 7 story tower dedicated to office space. The tower in itself is just part of a bigger project comprised of 4 towers and a large sports complex.

The agency was a bit small compared to the size of the project and all the new BIM regulations needed to be implemented… Like most agencies that are just finding out that you cant get away from it they had to bring in outside help. So i proceeded to completely redraw the project to get it back up to operational use.

The project was very interesting to deconstruct but i had to “up my game” quite a bit in terms of methodology in Revit. A lot of the project was fluids and structural synthesis but there is a lot to learn there too. Who doesnt want to know how big a diameter you need for air intake for 7 stories of office space?! 95*50. Thats how much.

Plan du RDC – Accès batiment
Plan d’étage courant – N2

The entire facade of the building was built using custom profiles, to get the maximum out of the curtain wall tool function. The repetitions on the facade reflect a 2/4 ratio and incorporate the obligatory openings for ventilation.

The bike shelter is connected directly to the main hall. The curtain wall curves back into the building to create the visual connection between outside and inside.

The main hall is comprised of a wooden clad ceiling composed of adjustable angled pannels. The back of the hall is clad in a laquered glass finish and the doors are finished in the same way.

As far as the methodoly put in place for this project, it makes me wonder how many agencies are still working so poorly like what i just experienced? The advances in BIM are supposed to facilitate the construction process but in retrospective, its like all software, if you dont know how to use it correctly… well shit. It just ends up slowing you down more than if you didn’t use it.

” To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail “

Abraham Maslow

So, this is but one project that i got to work on in 2019 but definately one of the more interesting in terms of “knowledge gained”. To see more of this project you can consult the second part in the link below.

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