Project

Building Information Modeling for Masonry Phase II/III Project; Masonry Wall Model Definition

Research purpose

In this project the Georgia Tech team will depart to a degree from our previous approach of being platform neutral. Though we fully support the Open BIM approach and will develop neutral schemas (i.e., IFCs) for masonry wall information models in Phase III, we recognize that Autodesk Revit is the one of the primary BIM authoring tool in use in North America. Therefore, we feel that for maximum impact, we should focus on a single BIM authoring tool first, in order to lead others by example. However it is important to point out our commitment to make our work extensible to other BIM systems through the development of neutral specifications. Therefore, we feel that for maximum impact, we should focus on Revit, while also ensuring that our work is extensible to other BIM systems through the development of IFCs.

Grantee
Georgia Tech
Project Area
Building Information Models
CPF research grant #
02-15
Award amount
$77,431
Grant period
Jan 2015 - Jul 2015
Grant Status
Complete
Principal Investigator
Professor T. Russell Gentry
Industry champions

Sponsored and funded by the National Concrete Masonry Association
David Biggs – BIM-M Initiative

Downloads

Building Information Modeling for Masonry; Draft Specification for Software Functionality for BIM-M Modeling Applications (02-15)
T. Russell Gentry, PI; Charles Eastman, co-PI; Andres Cavieres, Graduate Research Assistant