Technical Consultant | MSc. BIM, BSc. Arch. Tech. (Hons)



The Digitisation of Architecture as a Business

Category : Architecture, BIM, Technology Sep 17th, 2018
The Digitisation of Architecture as a Business

  The transition from drawing board to computer was a leap into progress. However, the act of drawing, erasing &…

BIM360 Design – Adding Teams

Category : Architecture, BIM, Revit, Technology Aug 9th, 2018

Once you have created your project within BIM 360 Design, adding teams will automatically generate the folders within Project Files for the named team.

ABC Architects or 123 Engineers are separate companies, however, you can set them up as teams for the purpose of folder creation within BIM360 design. Teams can also include individual people or roles, with varying access rights to their folders.

BIM 360 Design – Consumed Folder

Category : Architecture, BIM, Revit, Technology Aug 9th, 2018

I have come across some confusion regarding the Consumed folder with BIM360 Design. The Consumed folder within BIM360 Design is a temporary holding area for linking in 3rd party models. For example, an Architect will have a Consumed folder and the Structural Engineer will have their own separate Consumed folder. If the Architect is linking in the Engineers model through BIM360 design, they should first copy the latest Engineers model into the Architects Consumed folder. Within Revit, using the Insert Tab > Link Revit > External Reference/BIM360 > Architects > Consumed, and the model should be linked in from there.

The purpose of this workflow is to avoid linking into the live shared model of other consultants, as this will cause any changes in their model to go unidentified or automatically accepted. This allows you to manage the version of another consultant’s model that you are using for reference.

Tech Updates – July 12th

Category : BIM, Technology Jul 12th, 2018


Image Source – http://www.constructionworld.org/top-10-construction-technology-trends-look/

Having returned from a great holiday in Finland, I thought I would share some technology updates happening over the past few weeks.

  1. Autodesk acquires Assemble Systems
    • This brings further value to Autodesk’s BIM360 Cloud Platform by adding workflow capabilities that include bid management, estimating, project management, scheduling, site management, and finance. Assemble is already integrated within the Revit toolbar and I look forward to seeing where this technology takes BIM360. FAQ Link
  2. Autodesk University London 2018 – Recordings are now posted..
    • To share one of my favourite AU classes – Watch Here. Kean Walmsley delivered a succinct class on Autodesk Forge and it’s use cases including Project Dasher. He also shared some great tips when starting to use Forge. Thank you Kean 🙂
  3. EdX – Free online courses www.edx.org
    • EdX offers free online learning from leading education institutes. 1000’s of course materials from Harvard, MIT & Berkley to name only a few, the format are recordings, class notes and assignments to complete as part of your learning. A certificate of attendance is issued on completion for a small fee. A well worth investment of time to up skill in your own time.
  4. Microsoft Surface GO
    • Microsoft have announced their competitively priced tablet computer, due for release in early August. This is said to rival the iPad market and will be priced at around €400/£350. See Here
  5. CITA Tech event Ireland

Limerick CITA BIM Region – Feb. 20th

Category : BIM Feb 20th, 2018

 great morning at the CITA Region’s Limerick Event on Feb 20th 2018, Alan Hore of Dublin Institute of Technology discussed the Digital Roadmap and placed collaboration at the core of moving Ireland’s construction sector to a digital transition. Paul Vesey of Limerick Institute of Technology highlighted the skills Limerick IT students develop to support BIM in Ireland. David Bourke of Malachy Walsh and Partners spoke of using Revit 3D details to easily communicate construction to contractors, and showed an impressive animation of using Civil 3D to track vehicle paths for transporting wind turbines. Jonathan Grimes & Michael Kenna of Glan Agua Ltd demonstrated using Dynamo for P&ID data to Excel to Revit for asset information requirements of the client. Sean O’Dwyer of Procad discussed the growing adoption of cloud & digital technologies using BIM360.

Cork CITA BIM Region – Feb 20th 2018

Category : BIM Feb 20th, 2018

CITA’s Cork BIM Region Event saw Ted McKenna present Cork Institute of Technology student projects integrating Autodesk Infraworks and point cloud laser scanning to collaborate on projects, the Cork Viaduct as an impressive student project to develop high-demand BIM skills. Robert Ryan of Arup showed Dynamo workflow’s for creating complex structural engineering geometry and a great animation of the Cork City flood defence. JP Kelly gave a great overview of Murphy Surveys hi-tech surveying techniques & equipment.

Revit used for a Small Project – A real-world use case…

Category : Architecture, BIM Jan 4th, 2018
Revit used for a Small Project – A real-world use case…

A good example of Revit used for a Small House Extension in Dublin that I was involved with previously. Some…