BIM introduction – online classes – group lesson – start 2021/05/08


Design in the digitalization era with Revit v.2020 –  course dates 2021.05.08 – 2020.07.10

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This Revit 2020 course is designed for this kind of curious people:

• architects and engineers who are now 40 to 60 years old and could not get BiM education during their studies

• professional from the construction industry, who want to swap from the field to “behind the desk” phase of their career

• remarkable ”Sunday I am building my house” people, who want to follow the process A to Z and draw their own solutions.

• curious people: “Stay hungry, stay foolish”



Online classes on Google meet


 Swedish / English 


Course purpose:

The course aim is the mastering of basics and also more advanced solid modelling, parametric control and quantity calculation with REVIT 2020. At the end of the program, the student will have drafted their house project in BiM using prefab x-lam techniques.

The course must also provide the student with basic knowledge and understanding of how BiM is used within the AEC industry. The BiM course will have a focus on industrial construction, prefabricated wooden building systems and efficient production.
The aim of the program is that after completion, the student should have the following knowledge, skills and competencies.

The course provides knowledge in:

-LoD (Level of Development) BIM Development level.
-LoG (Level of Geometry) Modeling development level.
-LoI (Level of Information) Information development level.
-Categories, Families and types elements.
-Basic principles for parametric control.
-Basic principles for Revit computing power.
-Prefabricated wooden building systems within BiM.

After the course, the student should have skills in:
-Create sketches and extrusions to model construction details.
-Create walls, stairs, ceilings, windows and floors etc.
-Create assemblies using parties.
-Create elements at the right distance in between them and setting aligned dimension
-Reinforce a simple concrete footing
-Use some simple steel form and steel connection
-Install and use a plug-in for Revit for X-lam wooden structures
-Create sections and facades.
-Insert BIM elements downloaded from corporate websites.
-Manage visibility of BiM information warehouse.

After completing the course, the student must have the competence to plan and model simpler constructions, building components and building parts, generate construction drawings of these and be able to create configurations to handle variants of a BiM product.
The knowledge that the course and skills that the course provides must give the student competence to work after approximately 500 hours of additional internship, as a BIM specialist in construction consultants, construction contractors etc.

On the course instructor:
Michele Bruno is a BIM coordinator, certified by Autodesk.
He has a relevant and ongoing practice in lighting design.

In Sweden, Michele taught BIM at the Polytechnic for specialists in concrete and KL wood and completed the SAS2 accreditation level for the Swedish language.
Michele is currently the BiM Coordinator for the AGN Haga Group, AGN is the company that is building the Haga train station in Gothenburg within the challenging and nationally strategic Västlänken railway project.


Introduction to BIM _ Day 1 (2021.05.08 _ 17:00-18:30 _ GMT +1):
• Introduction to BIM (why is CAD past?)
• Core concepts (parametric, data storing & data coordination, computability)
• Let’s understand the program environment (menu and features)
• How to start a project (decide which project template to use, add floors, add system lines)
• BUILD OUR HOUSE: build the base concrete platform slab
• Homeworks: watch the dedicated youtube video about Topography and develop your own site-plan!

First online guided exercise session _ Day 2 (2021.05.15 _ 17:00-18:30 _ GMT +1):
• Exercise 1 – Starting a project together with the course manager
(add floors, system lines, project template)
• Exercise 2 – Basic modelling part I . Small workshops mode with the supervision of the course manager.
(walls, snaps, doors, windows, restrictions) –
• Sketch-based modelling components
(walls, roofs, ceilings…)
• Stairs and handrails
• BUILD OUR HOUSE: design your house exterior and interior walls, add floor slabs at every level)
• Homeworks: watch the youtube video about Rooms and continue developing your own house project adding them to it!

Second online guided exercise session _ Day 3 (2021.05.22_ 17:00-18:30 _ GMT +1):
• Excercise 3 – Basic modelling II – Add Components and download new components from external manufacturers websites
• Visibility and graphic controls
• BUILD OUR HOUSE: download from the main furniture manufacturer websites the BiM models to furnish your new project
• Homeworks: watch the youtube video about Phases and divide your building site in 5 time-steps!

First synthesis – quantity computation _ Day 4 (2021.05.29_ 17:00-18:30 _ GMT +1):
• General summary of the previous sessions
• Schedules and tags
• Editing an existing Family
• BUILD OUR HOUSE: create a schedule of your forniture and a take-off of the concrete quantity
• Homeworks: Create a schedule for your house construction, setting the parameters of Level, Family and Phase.

Revit Structure _ Day 5 (2021.06.12 _ 17:00-18:30 _ GMT +1):
• REVIT STRUCTURE: column and beams
• Excercise 4: test modelling column, beams and slabs. Small workshop mode with the supervision of the course manager.
• BUILD OUR HOUSE: set the right annotation to all your project distances and quotes
• Homeworks: Install the plugin for structural x-lam wood called X-lam Dolomiti at this URL
• Homeworks 2: draw your house basement concrete walls

First helpdesk _ Day 6 (2021.06.19 _ 17:00-18:30 _ GMT +1):
• Helpdesk – book your time with the course manager – availability for six 20 min individual meeting
• Collective help desk by group issue

Revit Structure _ Day 7 (2021.06.26 _ 17:00-18:30 _ GMT +1):
• REVIT STRUCTURE: straight and curved concrete reinforcement
• Excercise 5: test to reinforce concrete. Small workshops mode with the supervision of the course manager.
• BUILD OUR HOUSE: set the right annotation to all your project X-lam structures
• Homeworks: reinforce your house basement concrete walls

Second helpdesk _ Day 8 (2021.07.03 _ 17:00-18:30 _ GMT +1):
• Helpdesk – book your time with the course manager – availability for six 20 min individual meeting
• Collective help desk by group issue

Second synthesis and course end_ Day 9 (2021.07.10 _ 17:00-18:30 _ GMT +1):
• Note and details
• Sheets, plotting and publishing
• BUILD OUR HOUSE: plot the 4 elevations. 2 plans, 2 sections, one overall 3D and one detail view
• Summary
• End of course – bibliography – advice


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