I am a mechanical engineer who worked in various industries before finding his passion in the AEC industry. I graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Before completing my degree, I began my career in the automotive industry. I worked for a major car manufacturer, where I worked on testing and redesigning the powertrain system based on testing results. During this time, I developed a strong passion for engineering problem-solving, which continues to benefit me today. Later, I transitioned into the robotics industry. I worked for a leading robotics company, where I led the Engineering Field Failure Analysis (EFFA) task force. This experience further developed my ability to intercept potential failures, which later benefited my career in the BIM modeling industry. Despite my success in the automotive and robotics industries, I was always drawn to the AEC field. I decided to pursue my passion and shifted into the AEC field, and that is what I continue to do today. I joined a construction company where I worked as a mechanical engineer, designing and developing HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems. I also worked closely with architects and other specialty engineers to develop building models and simulations. Today, I am a BIM Solutions Manager at my own company, BAY BIM Designs, which I established in 2021. We have worked on several high-profile projects, including commercial buildings, hospitals, and universities. We are known for our innovative designs and our ability to solve complex engineering problems.
What to expect during the event
Creating functional families for low-voltage power distribution like Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Fault Managed Power (FMP) (Class 4 Power), which are not currently supported in REVIT, requires using REVIT functions and parameters. These technologies are becoming increasingly popular in the construction industry, as they offer numerous benefits such as reduced installation time, improved energy efficiency, and enhanced safety. Also, these technologies work well with a more distributed architecture, which puts power and control closer to the edges of the system. As a result, there is a greater demand for REVIT coordination amongst various trades. To create functional families for PoE and FMP, several REVIT functions and parameters can be utilized. For instance, custom parameters can be created to define the specific electrical characteristics of the components used in the PoE and FMP systems. These parameters can then be linked to formulas that calculate the power consumption, voltage, and other critical electrical parameters. Using nested families can help create complex components such as transformers and switches, which are essential to PoE and FMP systems. These families can be configured with the necessary electrical parameters and functions to ensure seamless integration with other REVIT components. Third-party add-ins can be used with REVIT to automatically route circuits and size cables, which makes these families even more useful. Even though REVIT doesn't fully support PoE and FMP, we can still use its functions and parameters to make PoE and FMP families that work and meet the needs of the modern construction industry.
BIM implementation for PoE and FMP Systems