STAFF REPORT ISB: A two-day workshop on Autodesk Revit has recently been held in SCME, NUST, with an aim to familiarizing students with the new generation designing software.
All 30 partakers from various institutes were delighted to have been part of a learning experience organized by the NUST Science Society for the first time in the twin-city region.
BIM (Building Information Modeling) soft-wares like Revit are considered to be a revolutionary breakthrough in the construction industry, as they allow users to track the entire lifecycle of a building, and have greatly enhanced collaboration amongst architects, MEP engineers and designers, who are all jointly involved in the making of a building.
The two facilitators of the workshop have used the software extensively during their research with NESCOM (National Engineering and Scientific Commission). The attendees were introduced to the concept of BIM, and then to its top software, Autodest Revit. One of the instructors described Revit as “not just a modeling software, but a database”.
After being acquainted with the softwares interface, the students were guided through a practice session, in which they were taught architectural and structural modeling, as well as work sharing.
At the conclusion of the workshop, the participants were given certificates.