BIM (Revit) 101 for Building Performance Analysts
Most Building Performance Modeling (BPM) professionals experience difficulty translating building design geometry developed in native Building Information Model (BIM) environments into BPM-compatible geometry. This can be due to a lack of BIM knowledge on the BPM professionals’ part or a problematic BIM model that makes translation virtually impossible for a BPM professional. BPM practitioners are stuck trying to simplify and coordinate large BIM models that generate usable schema exports for BPM applications. The result is the lack of practical and efficient interoperability between BIM and BPM software platforms as a widespread industry practice, resulting in rework, inefficiencies and producing separate BPM and BIM production workflows that are both time consuming and disconnected.
This webinar seeks to improve the BIM knowledge of building performance analysts to shorten the knowledge gap and improve the industries knowledge for interoperability between BIM and BPM. During the webinar, we will present Revit basics for setting up a Simplified Analytical Model in Revit. The model can be developed quickly alongside the architectural BIM models, and consistently exported to gbXML for BEM.
Yiyu Chen is a Building Performance Engineer at Zero Envy. He specializes in building energy modeling, BAS data analysis, thermal comfort analysis, and HVAC system design strategy analysis. Yiyu has six years of experience in the AEC industry and has provided building performance consulting services for a variety of projects. His goal is to use his knowledge and technical skills to unleash the projects’ potential to achieve and go beyond the performance targets.
Problem-solving is my passion. Working alongside architects and engineers, I use computational analysis to answer our most pressing sustainable design questions.
As a Senior Building Performance Analyst at EYP, I work with clients and design teams to define sustainability goals, develop strategies, and evaluate pathways to success. Let’s develop performance-based recommendations through climate, building energy, building envelope, daylighting, glare, and fluid dynamic analyses.
With a Ph.D. in Architectural Sciences and a certificate in Building Energy Modeling, understanding complex problems and providing simple solutions has been the aim of my research and career.
Justin leads the BIM to BPM Working Group as part of IBPSA-USA’s Building Data Exchange Committee.