CEE 120A/220A 
Building Modeling for Design & Construction | Fall 2023
CEE 120A/220A 
Building Modeling for Design & Construction | Fall 2023

CEE 120A/220A Building Modeling for Design & Construction | Fall 2023

Building Modeling Course Videos
Building Modeling Course Videos

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Extensions & Late Submissions Policy
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IMPORTANT: LATE SUBMISSION POLICY
  • Each student will have up to 2 extensions to use in the quarter for late submissions. Use them wisely!
  • To request an extension, notify the teaching team at least 12 hours before the submission due time.
  • Each extension will allow you to submit an assignment up to 2 days late with no points deducted for lateness.
  • If you do not have an extension (or submit your assignments after the 2 day extension period has expired), 10% of the total points will be deducted from your score for each additional day late:
    • Assignments one day late will be reduced by 10% of the total points.
    • Assignments two days late will be reduced by 20% of the total points.
  • Assignments will not be accepted if submitted after more than 1 week from the due time (or end of the extension period).
Notes about Assignment Grading

Hi CEE 120A/220A students!

The scores for the Module 2 assignment will be released soon. So, I wanted to share some notes with you about assignment grading and how to think about your assignment scores in this design workshop.

The most important point to keep in mind is that in a design workshop, there’s always room to improve your work. No one’s work is perfect — and this applies to my own work too — there are always things that I could do to make it even better.

Our approach in scoring the assignments is to always try to give pointers about the areas where you can continue to improve your submissions. So, for each assignment, your submissions are scored in four areas:

  • completeness — Did you complete all the pieces asked for in the design brief?
  • modeling accuracy — Was the model created using the best practices presented in the module? Were the elements placed accurately and join properly?
  • design accuracy — Did the proposed design follow the design rules for required clearances, have the target square footage, and deliver on the desired features described in the brief?
  • presentation quality — Was the design presented well in the Revit model sheets and views shared in your ACC upload and your posting on Notion?

In addition to the numeric scores, we also try to share comments and suggestions via your posting on Notion.

On the Module 2, of the 15 points possible, the range of scores varied from 8 points to 13 points. So, what does this mean?

The most important message that I really want to drive home is that you SHOULD NOT try to equate a letter grade for this assignment with these numeric scores. That’s not the way it works. Rather, we sum up all the numeric scores across all the assignments in the quarter and use the distribution to determine your course grade.

So, for example:

  • A score of 12 out of 15 is not looked at as 80% and therefore map to a “B”. I’d look at a score of 12 (where the highest score was 13) as very good. There’s a little room for some targeted improvements, but overall, that near the top of the class.
  • A score of 9 out of 15 is not looked at as 60% and therefore map to a “D”. A score of 9 (where the lowest score was 8) indicates that there are several things that you’ll want to look at more carefully for the next assignment.

Neither of these scores will absolutely determine your grade for the course. There are a lot of assignments to complete, and your scores will vary from assignment to assignment. So, don’t get discouraged because your assignment did not receive the maximum points - that’s normal and expected! In fact, achieving the maximum points on any assignment would be a truly remarkable feat.

So, how can you improve your scores? The best strategy that I’d highly recommend is to meet with the course assistant at office hours for some specific tips and guidance about how to improve your next submission. He can help you understand the nuances of what he’s looking for as he evaluates your submission and give very focused tips based on your actual submissions.

As many of you know from your other activities, a little personalized coaching and mentoring can be extremely helpful for refining and improving your performance.

SA+E Skills Workshops

Skills Workshops

Autodesk Construction Cloud Project
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Level of Detail Descriptions
LOD_Slides_AEC.pdf696.7KB

🏗️ Understanding Level of Detail (LOD) in Revit and its Relevance to Our Class 🏗️

As we continue to delve into the world of Building Information Modeling (BIM), it's essential to grasp the concept of Level of Detail (LOD). LOD is a crucial aspect in the construction industry, and it's especially relevant to our class. Let's explore the different LOD levels and clarify where our focus lies. A good graphic is included in the above slides that accompany the text below.

🔍 LOD 100 - Conceptual Design 📐

At LOD 100, you're at the most basic level of detail. This is where your designs are conceptual and focus on overall shapes, sizes, and relationships. Think of it as your 'big picture' stage. You're creating representations that provide a clear sense of the project's form and function, without diving into intricate specifics. For our class, this is the starting point where you brainstorm ideas and establish a project's foundational concept.

🏗️ LOD 200 - Basic Modeling 🏗️

As you progress to LOD 200, you begin to add more detail. This level involves creating basic, generic representations of building components. You might start to incorporate simple placeholders for windows, doors, walls, and other essential elements. This is where you refine your initial concepts into a more structured framework. Our class primarily operates within LOD 100 and 200, emphasizing the conceptual and basic modeling aspects of BIM.

🏢 LOD 300 - Detailed Design - Specific Assemblies 🏢

LOD 300 is where things get more detailed. At this stage, you'll be modeling specific products and systems, such as manufacturer-specific doors, windows, or structural components. This level requires a deeper understanding of the project's specifications and an increased level of precision. While LOD 300 is crucial in construction projects, it's not the primary focus of our class.

🏭 LOD 400 - Detailed Assemblies - Fabrication & Assembly 🏭

Finally, LOD 400 is all about fabrication and assembly. This level is highly detailed and typically utilized by manufacturers and contractors. At LOD 400, you're dealing with the nitty-gritty aspects of construction, such as precise measurements, connections, and manufacturing details. This level is well beyond the scope of our class, which primarily centers around LOD 100 and 200.

So, as you progress in this class, remember that this class primarily lies within the realms of LOD 100 and 200 (and a bit of 300 if you were to use specific manufacturer’s BIM objects), the conceptual and basic modeling aspects of BIM. These levels are where you'll establish your project's fundamental ideas and start to bring them to life without overwhelming yourself with unnecessary detail/work. As always, as you are doing assignments, please reach out with any questions or clarifications on how much detail to put.

Design Journals

120A/220A Students - Fall 2023

🚫 All Submissions - For the Teaching Team's Use

Students

120A/220A Students - Fall 2023

NameLast NameSubmission CountCourseEnrolled in AxessCount DJ (1)
9
120A
9
9
220A
9
12
220A
9
9
120A
6
10
120A
9
Mariel
10
10
9
120A
9
Esquivel
8
8
Fernandez
11
120A
9
Floyd
8
7
9
120A
9
9
220A
1
9
120A
9
Jones
4
120A
4
Koya
9
120A
9
9
120A
9
3
120A
3
4
120A
4
9
220A
9
Myers
5
1
Nyarko
9
9
5
220A
4
11
120A
9
12
220A
8
Pigott
12
120A
9
Ridgeway-Elsner
10
9
12
120A
9
Schleider
3
3
9
120A
9
Siebers
8
120A
2
9
120A
7
Tafiti
15
10
9
220A
2
4
120A
4
7
120A
5
Taylor
11
11
9
220A
9
Vargas
9
220A
9
10
220A
7
Weis
9
120A
9
Wu
10
220A
9
Xu
10
9
Yin
3
3
9
220A
6

Design Project Submissions

Fall 2023 - Design Project Submissions

Points to Ponder

Fall 2023 - 120A/220A Points to Ponder

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Aaron Adriano
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Aaron Adriano
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Aaron Adriano
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Jovan Aigbekaen
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Jovan Aigbekaen
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Jovan Aigbekaen
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Jovan Aigbekaen
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Jovan Aigbekaen
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Jovan Aigbekaen
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Jovan Aigbekaen
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Hywot for School
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Luke J Baklenko
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Luke J Baklenko
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Luke J Baklenko
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Luke J Baklenko
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Luke J Baklenko
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Luke J Baklenko
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Lucy Faye Bell
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Lucy Faye Bell
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Lucy Faye Bell
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Lucy Faye Bell
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Lucy Faye Bell
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Lucy Faye Bell
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Mariel Camargo
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Mariel Camargo
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Mariel Camargo
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Mariel Camargo
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Mariel Camargo
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Mariel Camargo
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Marianne Lan Anh Dang
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Marianne Lan Anh Dang
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Marianne Lan Anh Dang
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Marianne Lan Anh Dang
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Marianne Lan Anh Dang
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Ryan
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Ryan
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Ryan
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Ryan
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Ryan
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Alexandra Maria Fernandez
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Alexandra Maria Fernandez
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Alexandra Maria Fernandez
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Alexandra Maria Fernandez
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Alexandra Maria Fernandez
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Alexandra Maria Fernandez
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Alexandra Maria Fernandez
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Xavier Gomez
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Annie Helmes
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Annie Helmes
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Annie Helmes
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Annie Helmes
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Annie Helmes
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Annie Helmes
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Annie Helmes
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Huilan
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Huilan
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Huilan
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Huilan
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Huilan
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Huilan
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Huilan
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Alyssa Diane Jones
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Alyssa Diane Jones
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Ahmad K
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Ahmad K
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Ahmad K
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Ahmad K
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Ahmad K
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Ahmad K
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Ahmad K
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Cayden Luby
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Cayden Luby
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Sebastian Madrigal
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Sebastian Madrigal
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Sebastian Madrigal
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Jayce Martinez
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Jayce Martinez
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Jayce Martinez
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Jayce Martinez
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Jayce Martinez
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Jayce Martinez
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Jayce Martinez
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Adria
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Adria
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Adria
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Adria
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Adria
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Adria
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Adria
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Apurba Paudel
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Apurba Paudel
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Apurba Paudel
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Lavinia
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Lavinia
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Lavinia
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Lavinia
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Lavinia
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Lavinia
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Lavinia
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Blake Charles Pigott
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Blake Charles Pigott
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Blake Charles Pigott
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Blake Charles Pigott
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Blake Charles Pigott
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Blake Charles Pigott
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Blake Charles Pigott
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Maria Christine Ridgeway-Elsner
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Maria Christine Ridgeway-Elsner
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Juan Bautista Romaniuk
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Yufei Wu
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Juan Bautista Romaniuk
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Juan Bautista Romaniuk
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Juan Bautista Romaniuk
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Juan Bautista Romaniuk
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Juan Bautista Romaniuk
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Glenn Katz
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Glenn Katz
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Glenn Katz
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Glenn Katz
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Glenn Katz
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Glenn Katz
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Glenn Katz
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Dominique Alexis Schleider
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Natalia Seniawski
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Natalia Seniawski
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Natalia Seniawski
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Natalia Seniawski
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Natalia Seniawski
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Eliza Flynn Siebers
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Eliza Flynn Siebers
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Eliza Flynn Siebers
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Eliza Flynn Siebers
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Eliza Flynn Siebers
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Eliza Flynn Siebers
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Wade'a Tadros
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Wade'a Tadros
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Wade'a Tadros
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Wade'a Tadros
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Wade'a Tadros
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Wade'a Tadros
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Wade'a Tadros
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Tevarua Vladimir Mea lofa mai le atua Tafiti
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Tevarua Vladimir Mea lofa mai le atua Tafiti
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Tevarua Vladimir Mea lofa mai le atua Tafiti
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Tevarua Vladimir Mea lofa mai le atua Tafiti
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Tevarua Vladimir Mea lofa mai le atua Tafiti
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Tevarua Vladimir Mea lofa mai le atua Tafiti
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Tevarua Vladimir Mea lofa mai le atua Tafiti
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Jayant Tanwar
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Jayant Tanwar
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Jayant Tanwar
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Jayant Tanwar
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Jayant Tanwar
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Jayant Tanwar
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Jayant Tanwar
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Isabella Judith Tavarez
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Isabella Judith Tavarez
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Isabella Judith Tavarez
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Allen Christopher Thomason
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Tottie Taylor
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Tottie Taylor
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Tottie Taylor
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Tottie Taylor
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Tottie Taylor
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Tottie Taylor
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Tottie Taylor
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Annabelle Shao-Yu Tzou
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Annabelle Shao-Yu Tzou
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Annabelle Shao-Yu Tzou
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Annabelle Shao-Yu Tzou
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Annabelle Shao-Yu Tzou
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Annabelle Shao-Yu Tzou
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Annabelle Shao-Yu Tzou
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Alonso Vargas
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Alonso Vargas
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Alonso Vargas
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Alonso Vargas
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Alonso Vargas
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Alonso Vargas
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Alonso Vargas
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Alonso Vargas
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
wangbh
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wangbh
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wangbh
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wangbh
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wangbh
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
wangbh
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wangbh
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Matthew Mercer Weis
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Matthew Mercer Weis
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Matthew Mercer Weis
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Matthew Mercer Weis
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Matthew Mercer Weis
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Matthew Mercer Weis
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Matthew Mercer Weis
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Yufei Wu
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Yufei Wu
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Yufei Wu
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Yufei Wu
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Yufei Wu
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Yufei Wu
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Yufei Wu
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Richard
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Richard
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Haoxin Zhu
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Haoxin Zhu
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Haoxin Zhu
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Haoxin Zhu
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Haoxin Zhu
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Haoxin Zhu
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Haoxin Zhu
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Marcus Floyd
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Apurba Paudel
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Apurba Paudel
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Maria Christine Ridgeway-Elsner
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Blake Charles Pigott
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Tevarua Vladimir Mea lofa mai le atua Tafiti
Module 2 - Points to Ponder
Marianne Lan Anh Dang
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Tottie Taylor
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Aaron Adriano
Module 3 - Points to Ponder
Apurba Paudel
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Aaron Adriano
Module 4 - Points to Ponder
Mariel Camargo
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Apurba Paudel
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Aaron Adriano
Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Marianne Lan Anh Dang
Module 6 - Points to Ponder
Luke J Baklenko
Module 7 - Points to Ponder
Marianne Lan Anh Dang
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Maria Christine Ridgeway-Elsner
Module 9 - Points to Ponder
Module 6 — Prior Version- Design Project Brief: Workspace of the Future
Module 6 - Planning Notes