Jatzia Felix

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Module 2 - Points to Ponder
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Jatzia Ariette Felix
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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?

Building models are used to accurately portray and create the plan for the building that will be constructed. Since the process takes a whole team it is important for there to be clear communication and that everyone is on the same page or else issues will arise. This is especially important for the client, architect, engineers, and project manager since they are the ones making decisions for the building and adding different components to it.

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

You should add enough detail and precision to convey your idea to the clients and others on the team. They should be able to look at the model and get all the important ideas and key unique features without being distracted or overloaded by the small details. The initial design will look more simple with the main components, and as the team works together and collaborates the features that are decided on and edits should be added and/or changed.

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

Providing this for the clients when they are designing the building allows them to see their envisioned goals. It could help them realize the changes they want to make or add. Revit features can tell you where the sun is during the day and other important details like this which are crucial for putting windows and making sure enough light comes in. For doors it allows you to also decide which wall you want it on with which certain door type and you can choose the orientation and see how much space it would need to open. If the clients can see exactly what the building plan is this leads to less errors which saves time and money.