Category Archives: Projects
|The problem||Schedules in Revit provide you with direct access to the data associated with your model parameters and allow you to make bulk changes, view model data and add those all important parameters to your model elements.
The problem comes when we try to present this data in our documentation. The interface is bad – try putting a schedule with hundreds of rows on a sheet. The output is ugly, we don’t want ugly documentation. It is very difficult to present our data in the way we want.
Many people export their schedules from Revit to Excel using any number of commonly available links, or through Dynamo. The data can then be presented in Excel in the manner which you desire.
The problem with this process is that it separates our data into two locations, which can easily get out of sync. It also leads to repetition, as we re-export the data from Revit and recreate our output several times as the design progresses.
|The Project||Each year, the Serpentine Gallery commissions an international architect to design their summer pavilion. The 2013 Pavilion was designed by Japanese architect, Sou Fujimoto, and AECOM were appointed to carry out the structural design from concept stage in January 2013 to completion in time for the press launch on 31st May 2013. The Pavilion exemplifies contemporary architecture and the engineering challenge is to mask the complexity of the structure behind simple design and intelligent detailing.Each pavilion is intended to be an example of contemporary architecture and cutting edge engineering which aims to inspire and intrigue everyone who has the opportunity to visit the venue during its four month lifespan. The 2013 Pavilion was no exception – the structure was a vierendeel space frame constructed from members with almost negligible moment capacity. The design and fabrication of this structure had to be completed within four months, adding additional pressure to the design and fabrication teams.
Whilst at AECOM, Harriet was the lead structural engineer for the project, and was later awarded the Institution of Structural Engineers’ Young Structural Engineer of the Year Award for her work.