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Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Revit Multi-Case Study Released by Ideate, Inc.

Two of my favorite software programs are spreadsheets and parametric modeling. Put them together and you have something really special. There's no doubt that something this great will be used by many owners for facility management who don't want to spend a fortune on Maximo.  

Ideate Solutions
Ideate, Inc. has published a new entry in its Study in Success series entitled, "PAE Consulting Engineers Creates Built Environments that Give Back."

The study details how the PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc. (PAE) firm, a provider of mechanical and electrical engineering, technology services, and architectural lighting design, made the leap from 2D to 3D design technologies. It also highlights five specific projects as case use examples.
"Scott Bevan, Electrical Engineer, Senior Associate at PAE, explains in more detail the initial impetus to adopt and implement Revit MEP by saying, 'Part of the motivation – even before cool projects started coming in – was our clients. They had made the transition to BIM. They needed us to use Revit.'"
Five featured project summaries delineate ways in which Autodesk Revit enabled PAE to meet and exceed U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and other sustainability standards: 

Bullitt Center – Headquarters for the Bullitt Foundation, Seattle, Washington; Pursuing: Living Building Status, Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Water, Architecture 2030
"Among the Bullitt Center's many sustainable features are a 245 KW PV system, composting/micro-flush toilets, a closed loop vertical geothermal heating and cooling system, and grey and rain water reclamation. PAE Mechanical Engineer Justin Stenkamp says, 'We used Revit to model composting toilets on all six floors, and we used Revit to model grey water system that pipes to wetlands.'"
PGE Park Stadium Conversion and Addition, Portland, Oregon; now Jeld-Wen Field; Awarded: USGBC LEED Silver. In its 2012 Design Awards program, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIA San Francisco) has named the Jeld-Wen Field Renovation as Merit Award winner, Architecture, with PAE Consulting Engineers receiving recognition as Mechanical Engineer on the project.
AIA SF calls the project "an urban planning success story balancing contemporary architecture with the historic character of a 1930s building. This sustainable development embraces its history and fully integrates a sports venue into the urban fabric, resulting in the most intimate, exciting and authentic soccer facility in the United States."  

Portland State University (University Pointe at College Station) Housing, Portland, Oregon; Pursuing: USGBC LEED Gold
 "'PSU College Station was also an excellent project for Revit MEP because of the sheer scale,' says PAE Mechanical Designer Chris Morgan. 'Revit was a great tool for the student housing area. We could fully detail each student area or room and multiply as we needed – a dozen – or hundreds of times.'"
Trillium Creek Elementary School, West Linn Wilsonville School District, West Linn, Oregon; Pursuing: USGBC LEED Gold
"Among the building's sustainable features are rainwater reclamation, passive cooling, occupancy sensors, daylighting, a wind turbine, and photovoltaic panels. As Chris Morgan explains, 'PAE contributions to this project help give students and staff the opportunity to implement green systems and to discover ways to contribute to energy and water conservation within their school.'" 
Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Office Building Renovation, Portland, Oregon; Pursuing: USGBC LEED Platinum
As innovators and early adopters, PAE embraced 3D design technology. Ideate, Inc. provided PAE with a broad and deep solution for adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Autodesk Revit MEP. Read the entire Study in Success: www.ideateinc.com/ideas/case
Content copyright 2012 Ideate, Inc. www.ideateinc.com


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