The BIM Process for Structural Engineers: The ability to detail Concrete designs in one model

Coordination between the design intent and detailed models has always been a very hectic issue. BIM enables seamless transitions from the design to the detailed model while still following local codes and automating changes so they aren’t disruptive to the design process.

Structure engineers typically use different software from other project stakeholders. Many companies have been using tools to import and export files between their software programs. But you feel simplicity and precision should factor for coordinating and ultimately result in reliable behavior for any structure throughout its lifecycle.

Precast concrete walls are a good example. These walls have specific dimensions based on the position in the building. Engineers and architects specify segmentation, and structural engineers specify the reinforcement.

Structural Analysis of Revit Model

Let’s imagine the architect sends us a conceptual design. The structural engineer comes up with a mathematical…

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