Jose Perez

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Module 2 - Points to Ponder

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

The primary goals of creating a building model is prioritizing the people using the space. It is important to focus on aesthetics as equally as meeting the demand of the people using this structure. This is all tied down to budget for the project.

  • What do they need?

The client is the biggest stakeholder of the project. The client needs a building that meets the demand of the people who will be using it. Residential or not, the client wants a building that has the bullet points they already have, create a beautiful design, and optimize areas where they can save money!

  • What do they care about most?

They care more about having a great design and having monetary gains by having an efficient design. For example, locating windows in sunny areas to reduce electricity demand.

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

  • As you develop your initial design?

In this developing stage, I stick to a simple design that captures the big things such as rooms and dimensions.

  • As you continue to iterate and develop on your design?

Once I have my areas in place, I can move rooms around, add windows and doors, and include furniture to simulate the living situation of the building.

  • What are the key stages?

The key stage is brainstorming on what you want to make. Done. Secondly, getting your design into the program. Done. Thirdly, moving your design around to optimize the living situation of the people using the building.

  • And how much detail should you include at each stage?

The more you iterate the design, the more detail you put in.

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

The benefit of having the manufacturer Revit component families rather than a shared library is that we work with the products that will be installed in the house. This makes the design process more precise and it gives the client a better view of their final product. This keeps the companies accountable for correct measurements and facilities the contractor’s job.