Ah, What's The Program Doc?Revit
for Planning and Programming Projects
Jay B Zallan, BIM Director, Perkowitz+Ruth Architects & Studio111
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is one of the aspects of AEC where Revit® can be used quitepowerfully, benefiting projects immediately as well downstream into all projectphases. To get fast and early reviews of programming needs we createschemas that suit our many needs. Beginning with a master template that haspre-defined components, protocols and standards built in; then move to createother templates based off of that, for each and every other need, such as:Practice Area templates, Project and Client specific templates, etc. Moretemplates can and probably will be created anew, based on these focusedtemplates, perhaps including harvested and most importantly QA/QC’dcomponents from current or previous projects.Done right focused templates can be of substantial benefit to project deliveryschedules, quality and client trust. Creating, inputting and presenting theplanning data from a single point, such as Revit® is one key to the continuity ofinformation and can ensure that the original design intents and programmingrequirements are held to.
Before anything we must formulate a roadmap to ensure predictable results,inclusive of most of our needs.The common roadmap for any project is:
Assess / Devise / Generate / Validate
The type of project will dictate what approach is used and there aremany possible approaches. Herein we will look at several project types: TI andOffice, Urban Planning and Client specific projects; in your approach define thescope of the project, based on client program, practice needs, etc. Generate atopology to capture thoughts and ideas, as these will most likely fluctuate sohaving good process documentation is paramount to train & communicate tocolleagues and others.
(Plan) your needs, keeping the end result in mind; “
Will this become an office standard, will it need 3D review or simply 2D and Informational”
and onand on. Sketch out what the components and results want to look like –a sort ofcartoon set of components and sheet design, etc.
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