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Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Please share your comments on 3 of the following Points to Ponder questions. (Choose 3 of the 5 questions below.)

What are the primary goals of creating a building model? Who are the key stakeholders?

  • The primary goal is to share the information transparently with every participants. The keystakeholders are owners/developers/designers/contractors/Maintenance teams.
  • What do they need? The building model has to satisfied the owner’s requirement, such as design specification, materials, and life time issues.
  • What do they care about most? They mostly care whether the design is satisfied the requirement, energy efficiency, buildability, maintenance cost.

How much detail should you include in your building model? How do you decide?

  • As you develop your initial design? The prototype model is the most important model in order to decide where we should go, that is, objective. This prototype modeling does not require any detailed design, because we want to see the whole picture.
  • As you continue to iterate and develop on your design? It should include the detailed design.
  • What are the key stages? The prototype is important, and also we have to dedicate integration of each element not to have any descripancy in the construction process.
  • And how much detail should you include at each stage?
    • Study phase: Rough schetch
    • Design phase: Detailed building drawing
    • Construction phase: To understand how to fabricate each element.
    • Manitenance phase: The topic is limited and concentrate on only about issues of maintenance

How much detail should you include about the composition (layers, materials, thicknesses) of your wall, floor, and roof assemblies at different stages of your design process?

  • Conceptual design
  • Preliminary design
  • Design development
  • Construction documentation

Many door and window manufacturers provide Revit families for doors and windows that you can specify for your building design.

  • What is the advantage to manufacturers for providing these families? (it's not free to create and provide them...) Before drawing the shop drawings, we can easily understand the relationship between windows/doors and other components.
  • What is the benefit to you as the designer of using these manufacturer-provided families? Is there an advantage to using them versus the families provided in the Revit library? Those manufacturers have a previlidge to join the design process in earlier stage. After that, the probability of recieving orders will be getting higher.

What are the advantages of getting the Revit component families (for furniture, equipment, and fittings) directly from the manufacturer versus from an online sharing website like