Are construction professionals making the best out of Revit?

Are construction professionals making the best out of Revit?

The AEC professionals today utilize BIM Services for planning, designing, onsite construction or management. The focus here is to create an information rich 3D model that can help them achieve the project goal may it be of constructing a new building, renovation or management of facilities. Revit is a type of BIM software that is widely utilized in the AEC industry. Revit’s biggest advantage is that it brings all the members of the project in a unified modeling environment driving efficiency and accuracy. Beyond extracting construction documentation, identifying clashes, providing 3D visualization etc., Revit today aims to address the current problems faced by the construction professionals. In this article we will state the various additional and novel benefits that Revit provides the construction professionals.

  • Revit Generative Design:

Revit Generative Design is a new feature that is available in Revit 2021. It allows the AEC professionals to create design alternatives based on their project goals, requirements and inputs. It enables them to quickly explore design alternatives that can help them in making complex design decisions. In the current scenario where the construction professionals already have tight deadlines and small margins Revit Generative Design could help them design better and faster.

  • Automation:

The future of construction is digital. It is not just limited to BIM but goes beyond to the very manner in which projects are presented, monitored and managed. In Revit since all the information is housed in a single data any change is updated in the final database instantly. When all the information is available in a single model it is possible to connect with various advanced technologies easily. 4D BIM and 5D BIM can be used to link time and cost related data to the 3D model to better plan and track the onsite construction. Similarly, drones can be used to monitor the project process and compare their data with the 3D model. Even the information from the Revit model can be used for prefabrication and 3D printing which is more sustainable and quicker method of construction.

  • Revit for Collaboration:

The construction industry had always been on the lookout for ways in which team members can work in sync. With the onset of pandemic and work from home the need became even more pressing. Revit Server acts as a foundation for server based work-sharing. It allows the members of the BIM team located across the WAN to work together on a singular BIM model. Similarly, Autodesk’s BIM 360 connects the project team to information in real time allowing the stakeholders to make informed decisions.

  • Energy Analysis:

Sustainability is the need of the hour. Revit Modeling Services today helps architects, engineers and designers create more sustainable and energy efficient buildings. Revit has several analytical tools that can measure the long term impact of the building designs. With insight 360 the designers can in fact see the impact of their design at any given stage of the building’s lifecycle. From calculating the amount of energy that will be consumed to calculating daylight and shadow analysis Revit could be quite beneficial for construction of green buildings.

The advantages of Revit are undeniable and the construction professionals need to start using Revit in every aspect of construction and management of buildings. It would only help them stay relevant and outpace their completion more effectively.

  • Dhvani Badheka
    Dhvani Badheka

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