Using BIM for Building Code Analysis

As Building Information Modeling (BIM) becomes more commonly used by building design teams, usage of the model for code analysis will become more important.  Currently, designers use manual or custom-developed methods to check code compliance of a building, but automatic code-compliance checking is coming.

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Revit Views for Fire Rating Review

A very important aspect of designing and reviewing a building project is the code review process to ensure that walls, doors, windows, and other components have the proper fire ratings.  Autodesk Revit makes it very easy to quickly visually check those fire ratings by setting up visibility filters.  This article will show you how to set up a fire rating view to display walls and doors as different colors depending on the fire rating parameter of the object.  This view is not necessarily designed to be a full code plan for permit submittals, but is an excellent asset for in-house code reviews.
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