October meeting: Automated Hanger and Seismic Bracing Layout and Design for MEP Systems

When: Thursday, October 27th, 2016
5:30-6:00 p.m. (Eat & Mingle)
6:00-7:00 p.m. (Presentation)

Where: Malone Finkle Eckhardt & Collins, Inc.
7780 W 119th St,
Overland Park, KS 66213
MFEC is just north of Title Boxing. The only sign on the building is Yeager Architects.
See Attached Map
(913) 322-1400

Topic: Automated Hanger and Seismic Bracing Layout and Design for MEP Systems
Presenter: Alan Espinoza, VDC Modeler, MMC Contractors
Get a sneak peek at a 2016 AU presentation.
Alan will present the new DeWalt Corporation Hanger Design plug-in for Revit software, which automates the placement and design of hangers and trapeze assemblies for common MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems, such as pipe, duct, conduit, and cable trays. The placement of these assemblies has historically been based on “rule of thumb” sizing and spacing and/or prescriptive rules from various trade-specific handbooks that do not necessarily comply with current building-code requirements or structural point-load limitations. Modeling MEP systems in Revit software offers many advantages for coordination, prefabrication, consolidation of parallel runs, and placement of cast-in-place hanger inserts. This new tool analyzes these systems, and automatically places hanger/trapeze assemblies, anchors, and seismic bracing per building-code requirements with engineering calculation reports automatically generated. Product-specific content is placed in the model with exporting schedules for field layout, prefabrication, and procurement.

Food & Drinks provided by: IMAGINiT Technologies

Join us for our monthly Kansas City Revit/BIM user group meeting.
Spread the word to anyone who may find this of interest.

Please RSVP at kcmokanrug@gmail.com

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