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The Marriage of BIM, Keynotes, Specifications, and Technology


The honeymoon phase for BIM and specifications is over and the reality of how the two work together is now here. When BIM came on the scene, many were excited about the model spitting out a lovely specifications book, fully coordinated with the associated drawings. It quickly became evident that this was easier said than done. In this session, the presenters will use a case study to demonstrate how a change in drawing notations/standards and updates to in-house technology workflows has allowed our project teams and specifications writers to communicate more effectively. This shift has also provided a pathway for training younger staff.

As a specifications writer, you will learn how to harness the power of keynoting in Revit to verify section inclusion. As an architect, designer, engineer, or BIM manager, you will learn how to access the knowledge of your senior technical staff to train younger staff through new workflows.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Integrate staff training with new technology workflows
  • Develop connections between specifications and the specific keynotes, and language from drawings
  • Develop a plan to effectively gather knowledge from senior technical staff and specifications writers
  • Identify methods for connecting BIM files to specifications without falling down the BIM rabbit hole

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Learning Units

CSI: 0.75
AIA LU: 0.50