How to create a 270mm Revit cavity wall used in South Africa.

How to create a 270mm Revit cavity wall used in South Africa. Introduction In this video we’ll be showing you how to create a cavity wall used in south Africa Conclusion There are many methods to create walls but we are just showing the one that works best in this case. If you need any […]

How to create a 110mm Revit internal wall used in South Africa.

How to create a 110mm Revit internal wall used in South Africa. Introduction In this video we’ll be showing you how to create an internal wall used in South Africa so that it connects correctly to the external walls. Conclusion There are many methods to create internal walls, but we are just showing the one […]

South Africa Civil 3D – Revit Link Shared Coordinates and Topography

South Africa has a coordinate system that is not consistent with the way in which software is programmed. x points South, y points West and z down into the ground. To get around this in Civil 3D, for instance, the South African Country Kit maps the x-axis to the y-axis and the convention in South […]

ASAQS-A South African Classification Standard

The ASAQS standard is published by the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS). The ASAQS Elemental classification was developed by the BIM Institute (http://www.biminstitute.org.za/) in partnership with ASAQS and endorsed by South African Institute for Architects (SAIA). It may be downloaded here: https://www.asaqs.co.za/news/news.asp?id=395452 The ASAQS Elemental classification is intended to address specification requirements through […]

Collaboration Challenges in South Africa

Picture this. You are an Engineer commanding a goodly hourly rate and some serious respect in the industry. Your time is valuable. An Architect asks you to design the MEP systems on a large skyscraper. You sit down in front of your computer and you are inspired! Then the following: The files you are handed […]

South African BIM Opportunities Abound – The Lead Contractor

BIM Opportunities Abound The Lead Contractor in South Africa has an unenviable job as they have to contend with content received from upstream that might be constructed according to any one Corporate BIM protocol, and to a varying degree of BIM compliance. Multiple projects are running at the same time and they all need to […]

South African BIM Opportunities Abound – The Design Lead

BIM Opportunities Abound – The Design Lead The Design Lead has one of (if not the) most important roles to play in the successful completion of a BIM project. It is the Design Lead’s responsibility to set up both the pre-and-post-contract BIM Execution Plan in response to the Employers Information Request. This has far-reaching implications […]

South African BIM Opportunities Abound – The Employer

South African BIM Opportunities Abound – The Employer The most important stakeholder is the Employer. Quite often their responsibility is assumed by the lead designer (Architect/Multidisciplinary Engineering Firm). This is not ideal and one may argue a conflict of interest exists. Consider the following figure taken from the British Standard: BSI_PAS_1192_2_2013, Specification for Information Management […]

South African BIM Opportunities Abound – The Current Situation

Quote by John Adams: “Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.” This very much true in South Africa. There are enormous opportunity for those within the industry to embrace and practice BIM to its full extent. I had the privilege of talking to a key figure managing large building projects at one of South Africa’s […]

Revit 2018 Extra Content – South African Sections

There is now Revit 2018 South African Steel content! That support’s structural connections! And have a section code! This is great news for Revit 2018 users. South African structural engineers still on previous versions typically use the British Standard to represent our South African Standard as most of the shape codes are similar (the British […]