Practical Structural Modelling With AECOsim Building Designer provides a compilation of step-by-step tutorials and interactive exercises that walk readers through the realistic deployment of a structural Building Information Model. From the early stages of project coordination, through design development, to the exchange of a model and associated information, the chapters in this book help readers become productive and comfortable with the principles of BIM workflows in a short period of time.
This book is designed for new and experienced architects, engineers, and training administrators. It covers an introduction to AECOsim Building Designer from start to finish—beginning with a structural grid file and 2D plans and sections, construction parts of a typical office building frame, to composing finished drawings and producing schedules and other outputs directly to a BIM model. It concentrates on giving engineers the fundamental knowledge to apply the tools to the situations they may find themselves in an everyday environment. Each section focuses on the challenges faced when dealing with new BIM methodologies, drawing on the authors’ experience of what works best rather than randomly trying every possible iteration of settings.
Meet the AuthorsDaniel Heselwood has extensive experience managing and developing CAD/BIM systems for large international firms with multiple sites across a number of different regions to the single-person practices. He is a qualified trainer who has worked closely with all disciplines involved in a construction project: clients, contractors, architects, structural, services and civil engineers. Daniel also writes a regular technology column for the RIBA Journal.Nigel Davies is founding director of Evolve Consultancy and has 20 years’ extensive experience within the AEC industry. Trained originally in structural engineering, Nigel appreciates the need for reality-based solutions to aid the project design process. He has unique insight and first-hand understanding of cutting-edge design and construction data production and exchange practices, and has accrued invaluable experience in engineering and architecture through his work as BIM Consultant.