When an Architect Designs and Builds His Home Office

On this episode of BIM After Dark Live I am going to run through the tools, processes, and lessons learned from my experience as both the Architect and General Contractor while designing and building the BIM After Dark studio home office. If you’re using Autodesk Revit as a residential architect or wondering how this “BIM thing” could actually help as a small scale residential contractor this episode is for you! Plus, the story contains an interesting storyline with an unexpected deadline. 🙂

So sit back, relax, and let’s geek out!

Links Mentioned:
Project Libre – https://www.projectlibre.com/
Connecting Revit to Power BI Episode – https://www.youtube.com/live/051WFw52C5g?feature=share
Light Fixture Creation Video – https://www.youtube.com/live/vNRje73wF3Q?feature=share
Save 20% at RevitFamily.biz with offer code “REVITKID23”

00:00 Introduction
03:36 Overview of the Project and the Deadline
05:41 December 2020 – Permit Drawings, Schedule, Estimating, and Finances
09:23 Overview of my Home Office Revit Model & Permit Drawings
20:23 Project Libre – Open Source Project Scheduling Software
23:45 My Model Based Estimate, Detailed Estimate, and True Cost
29:55 Save 20% at RevitFamily.biz with offer code “REVITKID23”
32:02 January 2021 – Excavation, Foundations, and Slab
36:23 February 2021 – Rough Framing
40:43 3D Details in Revit as a Field “Sketch”
44:33 March 2021 – Roofing, MEP Rough-in, Insulation, Drywall Starts….
52:05 Designing As we Build (Drywall and Blocking Detail)
55:19 April 2021 – Interior Finishes, Trim, and Floors, Exterior Start
58:29 May 2021 – Exterior Siding, Deck Finishes, Concrete Pad
59:36 Lesson Learned – Model Based Takeoff vs. Reality
01:04:03 Did we Make BEFORE the deadline?!

Here are some links to all of the hardware and software I use:

My Main Revit Computer (BIMBOX) – https://bimbox.bimafterdark.com/
How I Record My Tutorials (Camtasia Studio) – https://techsmith.z6rjha.net/zVvgW
My Microphone (Blue Yeti USB) – https://amzn.to/3992DYy
My Studio Headphones (Sennheiser HD 600) – https://amzn.to/2PxTFwj
My Camera for Videos and Images (Canon EOS 80D) – https://amzn.to/32zbpg5
The Lens I use for these videos (50mm) – https://amzn.to/3cvIE8D
My Webcam for Webinars (Logitech C922X) – https://amzn.to/2wP3AHf
My Favorite Sketchbook (“Blank” by 30×40) – https://amzn.to/32yAffZ
My Favorite Sketching Pens (Sharpie “Fine”) – https://amzn.to/3c8r8qO
Greatest Sketching Marker of All Time (Sign Pen) – https://amzn.to/3ceAukN

** Some of the above links are affiliate links, meaning you don’t pay anything more but I may get a small commission for a sale… Cheers! **

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Thanks for watching ” When an Architect Designs and Builds His Home Office ” !!