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Project Phases and Phased Design

BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Curriculum

Exercise 2.2.1: Phased New Construction

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Enable phases and define the necessary phases for a given project.
  • Set up phase-specific views with phase filters applied in order to accurately represent the state of project at any given time.
  • Assign phase properties of model elements to properly represent when each structure will be built relative to the others. 
  • Adjust graphics overrides for phase filters to display as desired.
Figure 2.2.1 - Setting the phase filter to Show Previous + New model elements

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Student Exercise

Download Unit2_Lesson2_Exercise1_Start.zip: Imperial or Metric
Revit 
    • Add another phase to the project and name it Phase 3. 
    • Duplicate the existing views (plan views, elevations, and 3D views) of Phase 2 to create two sets of new views for Phase 3, setting the Phase and Phase Filter properties to show these states:
      • Phase 3 Planning: Use the Previous + New phase filter to override elements from previous phases and display them in gray.
      • Phase 3 Complete: Use the Show Complete phase filter to display elements from all three phases by category. 

 

  • Open the new Phase 3 views and place building elements (walls, doors, windows, roofs, and so on) to construct the envelope of a third building in the space indicated.
  • Open the views for the prior phases and verify that your new building elements appear only in the views for Phase 3.

 

Figure 2.2.2 - Adding a new phase to the project

Exercise 2.2.2: Phased Renovations

In this exercise, students will learn how to:

  • Set up the phase-specific views in order to model construction for a renovation or remodel.
  • Perform the demolition operations on model elements to make way for the elements in the new construction. 
  • Create model elements that have correctly defined phase parameters.
Figure 2.2.3 - New elements placed in kitchen during renovation phase

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Student Exercise

Download Unit2_Lesson2_Exercise2_Start.zip: Imperial or Metric
Revit 
  • Open the proposed plan view of the home remodel, and demolish the building elements located in the bedroom wing of the residence.
  • Place elements (walls, doors, windows, roofs, and so on) in the project model to illustrate a proposed design for the bedroom suite addition. 
  • As you place new elements, be certain not to delete, stretch, or edit existing building elements. To accurately model a renovation project, elements should only be demolished or created.
  • Place the floor plan views and elevations showing each of the project states (as built, demolition, and proposed) on D-size 24x36 (0.61 m x 0.91 m) sheets, cropping and scaling the views as needed to fit on the sheets. 
    • Place all of the four elevations on one sheet.
    • Place the floor plan on a separate sheet.

 

Figure 2.2.4 -Example of proposed design for bedroom suite renovation during second project phase