Structural Engineering Analysis in BIM

Explore how Building Information Modeling is used across your structural workflow and will help you design, analyze, document your engineering project. Utilize the integrated analysis functionality to explore engineering, design and construction decisions. See how professionals use tools to create consistent, high quality construction documentation and use this on your student project. This unit will cover these 6 topics with in-depth exercises and learning outcomes.

Year Published: 
2014

Software Covered: 

Analysis with FEA - Structure

Unit 1: Analysis with FEA Method

The basic problem of structural engineering revolves around the desire to keep structures in static equilibrium.  This means we want everything to remain motionless.  If a system is free to move, it becomes a dynamic system and is no longer a static one.  

Unit 2: Lateral Design of Structures

Unit 2: Lateral Design of Structures

 Within the study of lateral design several types of lateral loads exist but the most notable are seismic and wind loads. Both terms need little description. Wind loads are the lateral forces applied by wind, and seismic loads are the lateral loads that result from earthquakes.

Unit 3: Designing Reinforced Concrete

Unit 3: Designing Reinforced Concrete

Today almost any structural endeavor relies heavily on what is now termed reinforced concrete.

Unit 4: Designing Structural Steel

Unit 4: Designing Structural Steel

Builders and designers began using metal as a structural material in 1777-1779 when cast iron was used to support a 100 ft. arch span on a bridge built in England. Since 1890, steel has replaced iron as the principal metallic building material.

Phase Based Structural Analysis

Unit 5: Phase Based Structural Analysis

This unit will cover key features and points to consider when coordinating phased based construction and designing for sequential loading of structures

Unit 6: Construction Documents and Details

Unit 6: Construction Documents and Details

Construction documents are the records that are shared with architects, owners, engineers, and other construction professionals to communicate a building design.

Authors

Will Ikerd
Will
Ikerd
CM-BIM, LEED AP
IKERD Consulting, LLC
Will is a founding principal of IKERD and currently chairs both the Designers Forum of the AGC’s national BIM Forum and the Structural Engineering Institute’s national BIM Committee. Additionally, he is a founding contributing author of the BIM Forum national Level Of Development Specification. Will is an internationally-known expert, speaker and author in VDC with BIM. He has won awards such as the International Structures Conference “Best Speaker” award twice, Structural Engineering Magazine 2010 “Top 10 Leaders in Structural Engineering”, Glass Magazine’s 2009 “Top 30 under 40” and Building Design & Construction’s 2011 “Top 40 Under 40” awards. He has authored Autodesk Educational Curriculums beginning with Autodesk’s first Revit Structure content starting in 2007. He may be contacted at info@IKERD.com.
Brenda
Herrera Ikerd
IKERD Consulting, LLC
Brenda is a founding principal of IKERD. She is fluent in both English and her native language of Spanish. She has been a contributing author to Autodesk Educational Curriculums in both of these languages since 2007. She has the honor of receiving Building Design & Construction’s national 2012 “Top 40 under 40” award. Brenda is an internationally-known speaker and expert in VDC with BIM. For the past several years, she has presented annually at Autodesk Universities’ international conference in Las Vegas in both Spanish and English. She may be contacted at info@IKERD.com .
IKERD Consulting, LLC
IKERD’s team has contributed to multiple Autodesk Educational Curriculums over the years. They are an internationally recognized consulting group in buildings, civil and industrial construction markets. The firm focuses on assisting project owners, designers and builders in achieving their goals in many areas, including Risk Management, Schedule Efficiency, Cost Control, and Quality. Using the firms knowledge of engineering, team dynamics, communication and technology, they have built an extensive breadth of experience on a wide variety of integrated construction project types, using Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) with Building Information Modeling (BIM). Their services include consulting in organizational development, training, implementation, and facility management, expert witness for litigation, 3D laser scanning, engineering and construction grade modeling of trade content. They may be contacted at IKERD.com.