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Applying BIM to a Historic Structure: The San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building

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A Revit User Group
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
11:30am-1pm
Free and all are welcome. Lunch is provided by Ideate, Inc., so please RSVP!

Built in 1932, the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building is one of the last major American Buildings constructed in the Beaux–Arts style. Standing across the street from the City Hall, it is part of a state and local historic district, and is a designated local historic landmark. In 2011, the City of San Francisco initiated a $96 million renovation project, driven by the need for a seismic upgrade. The project team used Revit for coordination purposes during design. The contractor used both Navisworks and Tekla for coordination during construction. Major structural work is now complete, and the project is on schedule to open later this year. This presentation will focus on the costs and benefits of applying BIM to a historic structure, as well as the unique challenges the team faced during construction.

About the Presenter

Benjamin Mohr, SGH. Benjamin is a senior structural engineer at SGH. He has over nine years of structural design experience, and specializes in seismic retrofits. He has masters degrees in both architecture and structural engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Benjamin participated in peer review committees for two–rise projects, and is an active member in the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California. He spent three years working on the expansion and retrofit of the San Francisco State University Library, which won both state and national awards for engineering excellence.

Learning Objectives

After this presentation, attendees will be able to state:

1. At least two of the benefits of applying BIM to a historic structure such as the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building.
2. At least two of the costs of applying BIM to a historic structure such as the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building.
3. At least three challenges faced by the project team during the renovation of the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building.
4. Some of the pros and cons of using Revit for coordination during the design phase of the project.

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