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= Introduction and Overview =
= Introduction and Overview =
As Brooklyn establishes itself as a technology and innovation hub, projects to modernize Downtown Brooklyn and the MetroTech area are being set into motion regularly. New York University plans to expand its Brooklyn campus to reflect its consistent desire to foster innovation, engineering, and a successful college experience. To that effect, NYU has requested that your organization remodel the Jacobs Building at the Tandon School of Engineering.
As Brooklyn establishes itself as a technology and innovation hub, projects to modernize Downtown Brooklyn and the MetroTech area are being set into motion regularly. New York University (NYU) plans to expand its Brooklyn campus to reflect its consistent desire to foster innovation, engineering, and a successful college experience. To that effect, NYU has requested that your organization remodel the Jacobs Academic Building (JAB) at the Tandon School of Engineering.


The current industry-standard software for Building Information Modeling (BIM) is Autodesk Revit. The ultimate goal is to present the university with a six-floor (minimum) building model that will include classrooms, lecture halls, a recreational space, dorms, and facilities to enhance the students’ quality of life. Your final submission will include an Architectural, Electrical, and Plumbing Plan.
The current industry-standard software for Building Information Modeling (BIM) is Autodesk Revit. The ultimate goal is to present the university with a building model that will include classrooms, lecture halls, a recreational space, dorms, and facilities to enhance the students’ quality of life. Your final submission will include an Architectural, Electrical, and Plumbing Plan.


The Housing & Innovation in Revit (HIR) endeavor is a pivotal step in solidifying NYU’s place in Brooklyn and providing students with added living space, resources, and an ever-growing campus. As such, ensure that the building you design will meet the high standards and aesthetic expectations of New York University.
The Housing & Innovation in Revit (HIR) endeavor is a pivotal step in solidifying NYU’s place in Brooklyn and providing students with added living space, resources, and an ever-growing campus.


[[Image:Arch.JPG|frame|center|Figure 1: The Washington Square Arch, widely regarded as the main symbol of NYU.]]
[[Image:Arch.JPG|frame|center|Figure 1: The Washington Square Arch, widely regarded as the main symbol of NYU.]]


= Specifications =
= Specifications =
New York University has commissioned your firm to redesign the old Jacobs Administrative Building into a college campus expansion for the Tandon School of Engineering. The lot is approximately 200 feet by  200 feet and is bounded by Jay Street and Johnson Street. The campus expansion must include:
The new JAB building that you design must meet the high standards and aesthetic expectations of the university. NYU has provided the following guidelines for the building.
 
The completed building must have at least '''six''' floors. The lot is approximately 200 ft by  200 ft and bound by Jay Street and Johnson Street. The campus expansion must include:
 
* Classrooms
* Classrooms
** Ten 40-student classrooms
** Ten 40-student classrooms
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* One facility of choice
* One facility of choice
** Restaurant/cafeteria, gym, tennis court, etc.
** Restaurant/cafeteria, gym, tennis court, etc.
As the space is 200 feet by 200 feet, additional rooms are allowed to be placed in the building as long as the above requirements are met.  
 
Additionally, electrical and plumbing schematics must be completed for one recreational space, one dorm room, and one classroom. This includes all electrical wiring and plumbing pipes. Using these schematics, the '''cost of operation''' must be calculated for the entire facility. The completed building must have at least '''six''' floors. The campus must also achieve a LEED accreditation of at least '''Gold''' (four categories of the six available categories). The LEED accreditation system is explained further down the page.
Additional rooms may be placed in the building as long as the above requirements are met. Additionally, electrical and plumbing schematics must be completed for one recreational space, one dorm room, and one classroom. This includes all electrical wiring and plumbing pipes. Using these schematics, the '''cost of operation''' must be calculated for the entire facility. The campus must also achieve a LEED accreditation of at least '''Gold''' (four categories of the six available categories). The [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Yf0joyQBAGnwb8-fFidEOHAzEnb4XCW0Hf8BF23kFZY/edit#heading=h.zf1l69ndrw3o LEED accreditation system] is explained further down the page.


[[Image:Jacobs_building.JPG|thumb|600px|center|Figure 2: Exterior of the Jacobs Administrative Building on Jay Street.]]
[[Image:Jacobs_building.JPG|thumb|600px|center|Figure 2: Exterior of the Jacobs Administrative Building on Jay Street.]]
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* Fire Code
* Fire Code
** Each floor must be equipped with sprinkler heads and emergency evacuation stairs.
** Each floor must be equipped with sprinkler heads and emergency evacuation stairs.
*** It is mandatory to include the sprinkler system in the plumbing plan of the classrooms.
** Fire alarms must be placed in each classroom, dorm hallway, and recreational space.
** Fire alarms must be placed in each classroom, dorm hallway, and recreational space.
*** Electrical wiring for the fire alarms is not necessary.
*** Electrical wiring for the fire alarms is not necessary.
* Wheelchair Accessibility
* Wheelchair Accessibility
** Each walkway must be at least 6th wide
** Each walkway must be at least 6 ft wide
** At least one bathroom stall per floor must be wheelchair accessible.
** At least one bathroom stall per floor must be wheelchair accessible.
* Security
* Security
** Every entrance and exit must be guarded by a 24/7 security guard with a desk and tap-in system.
** Every entrance and exit must be guarded by a 24/7 security guard with a desk and tap-in system. This can be illustrated in your design by having a security desk with turnstiles or a system to scan IDs.
** Entrances to dorms must have a turnstile in addition to the standard security guard.
** Entrances to dorm areas must have a turnstile in addition to the standard security guard.
* Structural Rules
* Structural Rules
** All doors must be at least 6 ft 8 in tall and 3ft wide.
** All doors must be at least 6 ft 8 in tall and 3 ft wide.
** All walls must be at least 8 ft tall (From floor to ceiling).
** All walls must be at least 8 ft tall (from floor to ceiling).


== LEED Accreditation ==
== LEED Accreditation ==
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Teams choose the best fit for their project. The different categories for the LEED checklist <ref name="checklist">[http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-v4-building-design-and-construction-current-version http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-v4-building-design-and-construction-current-version]</ref> correspond to principles of design, construction, and maintenance. For the purposes of this project, the checklist has been streamlined. All prerequisites from a category must be incorporated into the building design to count toward certification. LEED Silver certification requires completion of at least two categories; LEED Gold, at least four categories; and LEED Platinum, all six categories. Achievement of each prerequisite will be accomplished through drawings, cost estimates, and explanations of the design. Extra credit will be awarded for LEED Platinum certification.


Streamlined checklist:
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program encouraging environmentally-conscious design. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Teams choose the prerequisites which best fit their project goals. The six categories of the LEED checklist <ref name="checklist">[http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-v4-building-design-and-construction-current-version http://www.usgbc.org/resources/leed-v4-building-design-and-construction-current-version]</ref> correspond to principles of design, construction, and maintenance. LEED Silver certification requires completion of at least two categories; LEED Gold, at least four categories; and LEED Platinum, all six categories.
 
For the purposes of this SLDP, the building project will adhere to the Streamlined Checklist below. '''All prerequisites from a category must be incorporated into the building design to count toward certification'''. Achievement of each prerequisite will be accomplished through drawings, cost estimates, and explanations of the design. There will be a few design features which cannot be demonstrated in Revit, but they must be discussed thoroughly in your final LEED Accreditation Report to satisfy the prerequisites. Extra credit will be awarded for LEED Platinum certification
 
Streamlined Checklist:
# Location and Transportation
# Location and Transportation
## Diverse land use (p.16<ref name="checklist"></ref>) – Design provides space for goods and services not directly related to the college campus. (Examples: cafe, gym, multi-purpose spaces for the public, etc.)
## Diverse land use (p.16<ref name="checklist"></ref>) – Design provides space for goods and services not directly related to the college campus. (Examples: cafe, gym, multi-purpose spaces for the public, etc.)
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## Security and safety – Enhanced security technology. (Examples: automatic police contact, automatic fire contact, notifications)
## Security and safety – Enhanced security technology. (Examples: automatic police contact, automatic fire contact, notifications)
## Sustainability – Focus on innovative green technologies not included in other categories.
## Sustainability – Focus on innovative green technologies not included in other categories.
Examples mentioned in the Streamlined Checklist can be found on [https://www.revitcity.com/index.php Revit City] or [https://bimsmith.com/ BimSmith]


== Power/AC/Heat Calculations ==
== Power/AC/Heat Calculations ==
Using the information from electrical and plumbing schematics, calculate the total power usage for the operation of the building per day. Then calculate the energy costs for a typical year. Determine the total A/C and heating requirements. Tabulate this data neatly in a table, graph, or chart that presents the information clearly. The standard unit of measurement for these power measurements is the kilowatt-hour (kWh).
 
Using the information from electrical and plumbing schematics:
 
# Calculate the total power usage for the operation of the building per day.
# Calculate the energy costs for a typical year.
# Determine the total A/C and heating requirements.
## To do this, research the power, heat, and AC calculations of buildings that are similar in size and efficiency ratings as your building design
# Tabulate this data neatly in a table, graph, or chart that presents the information clearly.
## The standard unit of measurement for these power measurements is the kilowatt-hour (kWh).


== Microsoft Project ==
== Microsoft Project ==


HIR groups must create two separate Microsoft Project schedules; one to time the design of your building and one to plan out the theoretical construction schedule of your building. You can learn Microsoft Project by doing the [[MS Project Skill Builder]].  
You must create two separate Microsoft Project schedules; one SLDP Schedule to manage the progress of your design process and one Construction Schedule outlining the theoretical construction schedule of your building design. YInstructions for how to access Microsoft Project can be found on the [[Software Requirements]] page of the manual. You can learn Microsoft Project by completing the [[MS Project Skill Builder]] assignment.
 
The <b>SLDP Schedule</b> must include all tasks related to the project design from the start of the project to Submission. The Microsoft Project schedule should include the following:
 
* Minimum of 20 tasks, not including Milestones.
* Milestones, which should be clearly indicated on the project plan (Duration of zero days).
* The person responsible for completing the task (Resource names).
 
The original and updated SLDP Schedules should be included in the Milestone Presentations.  


The <b>SLDP schedule</b> must include all tasks related to the project from the start of the project to Submission. The Microsoft Project schedule should include the following:
Use the "Copy Picture" function to include the project plan in the presentations. '''Do not take a screenshot'''.


* Minimum of 20 tasks.
* Milestones should be clearly indicated on the project plan (duration of zero days).
* Each task must include the person responsible for completing the task (resource names).
* Use the "Copy Picture" function to include the project plan in the presentations. <b>Do not take a screenshot.</b>
* Gantt charts must be displayed alongside the tasks list (fit onto one slide).
* Gantt charts must be displayed alongside the tasks list (fit onto one slide).
* Gantt charts must clearly show a progress line.
* Gantt charts must clearly show a progress line.
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For help in planning the project, review the manual page [[Planning Project Scheduling & Costs]].
For help in planning the project, review the manual page [[Planning Project Scheduling & Costs]].


Additionally, create a <b>construction schedule</b> using Microsoft Project. Model the schedule after other sample construction projects. The items included in this schedule include:
The <b>Construction Schedule</b> must include:
* Clearing site
* Clearing site
* Laying foundation
* Laying foundation
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* Electrical wiring and lighting installation
* Electrical wiring and lighting installation
* Plumbing
* Plumbing
You can model the schedule after similar sample construction projects.


== Drawings ==
== Drawings ==
The following paragraphs discuss the drawings required for the project using Revit. '''No other software will be accepted for submission.''' Revit is free to download using your NYU email, and all computers in the EG1003 Model Shop and NYU Tandon computer lab have full copies of the software.  
The following paragraphs discuss the drawings required for the project using Revit. '''No other software will be accepted for submission.''' Revit is free to download using your NYU email, and all computers in the EG1004 Model Shop and NYU Tandon computer lab have full copies of the software.  


Consult the [[Media: Revit_How_To.pdf|Revit How-To]] Guide to create your college campus expansion. The How-To Guide contains useful examples for designing your building, but '''do not copy the instructions for your project as they only serve as examples of the features available in Revit.'''  
Consult the [[Revit-How-To Guide]] to create your college campus expansion. The How-To Guide contains useful examples for designing your building, but '''do not copy the instructions for your project as they only serve as examples of the features available in Revit.'''  


Other helpful resources include the [https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/learn Autodesk Revit Knowledge] Network. The Linkedin Learning [https://www.linkedin.com/learning/revit-2020-essential-training-for-architecture-imperial/revit-2020-for-architecture-2?u=2131553 Architectural] & [https://www.linkedin.com/learning/revit-2020-essential-training-for-mep-imperial/adding-lighting-fixtures?u=2131553 Mechanical] Guides are also very useful for any questions you might have.
Other helpful resources include the [https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/learn Autodesk Revit Knowledge] Network. The Linkedin Learning [https://www.linkedin.com/learning/revit-2020-essential-training-for-architecture-imperial/revit-2020-for-architecture-2?u=2131553 Architectural] & [https://www.linkedin.com/learning/revit-2020-essential-training-for-mep-imperial/adding-lighting-fixtures?u=2131553 Mechanical] Guides are also very useful for any questions you might have.
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All electrical and plumbing drawings must include:
All electrical and plumbing drawings must include:
* Wiring, outlets, switches, and light fixtures
* Wiring, outlets, switches, and light fixtures
* Sinks, toilets, and showerheads with sanitary pipes
* Sinks and showers
** Sanitary pipes, hot water pipes, cold water pipes
* Toilets
** Sanitary pipes
 
All of the floors must be created in one project file. To design all of the floors in the same file you will need to add levels. First, click on an elevation view, then, click on "Level" in the Datum panel of the Architecture tab in the Ribbon. Then, you can draw the level elevation with your cursor. You can change the elevation of the level by editing “Elevation” in the Properties tab and applying the change. You can see how many levels you have by looking at Floor Plans in the Project Browser Tab. '''Do not create new files for each floor. You will only be allowed to submit a single Revit file for Submission'''.


== Model ==
== Model ==
Design your campus using Autodesk Revit as your primary design tool. Create a convenient layout to accommodate the items listed in Specifications. Once the design is complete, generate a walk-through video of the campus. <!--It is also mandatory to submit a floorplan of at least one floor for 3D printing. 3D print the exterior shell utilizing the EG1003 Prototyping Lab. For extra credit, you can 3D print one floorplan. Revit floorplans can be setup for 3D printing as described in the [[Media: How to Make an STL File from a Revit File.pdf | How to Make an STL File from a Revit File]] Guide.--> Additional 3D printing details can be found in the [[Prototyping Guide]].
Design your campus using Autodesk Revit as your primary design tool. Create a convenient layout to accommodate the items listed in Specifications. Once the design is complete, generate a walk-through video of the campus. You can create a walkthrough by clicking on the View tab and then clicking on “Walkthrough” from the 3D View dropdown in the Create tab Additional 3D printing details can be found in the [[3D Printing and Logo Guide]].


[[Image:Sls_1.PNG|thumb|500px|center|Figure 3: Example of a classroom in Autodesk Revit.]]
[[Image:Sls_1.PNG|thumb|500px|center|Figure 3: Example of a classroom in Autodesk Revit.]]
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== Cost Estimate ==
== Cost Estimate ==
Three separate tables (construction, operation, and labor) for cost estimation must be created using the following guidelines:
Three separate tables (construction, operation, and labor) for cost estimation must be created using the following guidelines:
*<b>Cost of Construction:</b> Using the wholesale price of all materials and components in your design, calculate the total cost of construction of your building design (not including labor). Tabulate a bill of materials and generate a complete cost estimate for the entire building.
*<b>Cost of Construction:</b> Using the wholesale price of all materials and components in your design, calculate the total cost of construction of your building design (not including labor). Tabulate a bill of materials and generate a complete cost estimate for the entire building.
* <b>Cost of Operation:</b> Calculate the total cost of operation per day and per year of the new campus. Tabulate energy usage and associated costs into a neatly organized table, as described in the Power/AC/Heat Calculations section.
 
* <b>Labor:</b> Calculate the total cost of labor for the construction of the building. Do not include the cost of labor for operation. Refer to the construction schedule to create this estimate. Neatly tabulate the costs into a table.
* <b>Cost of Operation:</b> Calculate the total cost of operation per day and per year of the new campus expansion. Tabulate energy usage and associated costs into a neatly organized table, as described in the Power/AC/Heat Calculations section.
 
* <b>Labor:</b> Calculate the total cost of labor for the construction of the building. Do not include the cost of labor for operation. Refer to the Construction Schedule to create this estimate. Neatly tabulate the costs into a table.
 
== CATME ==
 
When working on engineering team projects, peer evaluations and self-evaluations are critical for assessing how effective your contributions are to the team. In our course, your recitation professor will use evaluations at each Milestone using a software called the Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness (CATME). More information can be found on the [[Teamwork Expectations]] page.


== Engineering Notebook ==
== Engineering Notebook ==


While working on your project, you are expected to keep a record of all work done, as well as future plans and goals. In order to complete a Benchmark assessment, show your Engineering Notebook to the Open Lab TA completing your assessment. For Milestone 2, Milestone 3, and Final Submission you must have it approved by an Open Lab TA <!--submit your notebook--> in a Word Document (DOC or DOCX) format. A guide to writing the notebook, as well as a basic overview of its expectations and frequency at which you should log in your notebook, can be found on the [[Keeping an Engineering Notebook]] page.
While working on your project, you are expected to keep a record of all work done, as well as future plans and goals. In order to complete a Benchmark assessment, show your Engineering Notebook to the Lab/Open Lab TA completing your assessment. For Milestone 1, Milestone 2, Milestone 3, and Final Submission you must have it approved by your Recitation Professor and be prepared to make it available to an Open Lab TA in a Word Document (DOC or DOCX) format. A guide to writing the notebook, as well as a basic overview of its expectations and frequency at which you should log in your notebook, can be found on the [[Keeping an Engineering Notebook]] page.


== Extra Credit ==  
== Extra Credit ==  
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* Achieving Platinum LEED certification in their building design.  
* Achieving Platinum LEED certification in their building design.  
* Completing Benchmark A, Benchmark B, or Submission early.*
* Completing Benchmark A, Benchmark B, or Submission early.*
* 3D printing a floor plan.
* 3D printing an architectural plan of a floor without fixtures floor plan. Make sure that all furniture and non-architectural components are removed before exporting. This can be done by making a copy of the floor being printed and filtering out other components into another Revit file. Export the file with only the architectural components. To export a floor plan from a Revit file to an STL file, begin by opening the Architectural plan. Open the 3D view and clip the 3D view using a section box to include only the desired floor. Then, go to File → Export → CAD Formats → STL. The following window should appear (Figure 4). Change the units to mm and select Save. '''The [[Revit-How-To Guide]] contains more information regarding how to 3D print a floor plan'''.
** Submit a .STL file of a single floor plan through the 3D Printing Submission portal and receive approval from a ProtoLab TA before Commissioning.  


Refer to the [[EG1003 Grading Policy]] for exact point values. Creativity and innovation are always rewarded. Original designs will receive extra credit.
[[File:Conversion_to_STL.png|400px|thumb|center| Figure 4: Conversion to STL]]
 
The [[3D Printing and Logo Guide]] contains information on the 3D printing requirements and guidelines.
 
Refer to the [[EG1004 Grading Policy]] for exact point values. Creativity and innovation are always rewarded. Original designs will receive extra credit.


= Milestones, Benchmarks, and Deliverables =
= Milestones, Benchmarks, and Deliverables =
As you work on your project, you will be required to present periodic reports on your progress. We call these Milestones. All the items assigned in each Milestone are called deliverables. These deliverables often consist of a combination of written submissions, presentations, and demonstrations. <b>The [https://manual.eg.poly.edu/index.php/Prototyping_Guide prototyping guide] contains information on the 3D printing requirements and guidelines.</b>
As you work on your project, you will be required to present periodic reports on your progress. We call these Milestones. All of the items assigned in each Benchmark are called deliverables. These deliverables often consist of a combination of written submissions, presentations, and demonstrations. Benchmark assessments evaluate the progress of your project.


'''<span style="color: red;"> Note: You are only allowed to get a benchmark and commission approval from a TA for your project at the end of Lab or during Open Lab times. <span>'''
'''<span style="color: red;"> Note: You are only allowed to get a benchmark and commission approval from a TA at the end of Lab or during Open Lab times. <span>'''


== Preliminary Design Investigation ==
== Preliminary Design Investigation ==
The Preliminary Design Investigation (PDI) is extremely important, as it lays the groundwork for your project. You will be outlining your project idea, inspiration, and goals.  
The Preliminary Design Investigation (PDI) is extremely important, as it lays the groundwork for your project. You will be outlining your project idea, inspiration, and goals.  


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*Goals & Objectives
*Goals & Objectives
*Design & Approach
*Design & Approach
*Cost Estimate
*[https://manual.eg.poly.edu/index.php/Housing_and_Innovation_in_Revit_(HIR)#Cost_Estimate Cost Estimate]
*Project Schedule
*[https://manual.eg.poly.edu/index.php/Housing_and_Innovation_in_Revit_(HIR)#Microsoft_Project Project Schedule]
*Relevant Pictures
*Relevant Pictures


An example PDI template can be found [[Media:HIR_PDI_Template2.docx|here]]. <b>The PDI is due Benchmark A and can be approved by any Open Lab TA.</b> Do not forget to include the items listed above. Use this link to access the [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DeNqr-xFcK8b_R2tADBNgd6B4ipAK-npOm7BXcQZ1OE/edit?usp=sharing HIR PDI Rubric].
An example PDI template can be found [[Media:HIR_PDI_Template2.docx|here]]. <b>The PDI is due by Benchmark A and can be approved by any Open Lab TA.</b> Do not forget to include the items listed above. Use this link to access the [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DeNqr-xFcK8b_R2tADBNgd6B4ipAK-npOm7BXcQZ1OE/edit?usp=sharing HIR PDI Rubric].


== Milestone 1==
== Milestone 1==
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'''<span style="color: red;">See [[Media:HOW_TO_GIVE_A_MILESTONE_PRESENTATION_Fall_2020.pptx|How to Give a Milestone Presentation]] for the format of a Milestone presentation.</span>'''
'''<span style="color: red;">See [[Media:HOW_TO_GIVE_A_MILESTONE_PRESENTATION_Fall_2020.pptx|How to Give a Milestone Presentation]] for the format of a Milestone presentation.</span>'''


Milestone 1 should act as a presentation of your Preliminary Design Investigation. Without simply replicating your report in presentation format, take the key points to present in a concise and clear manner. The section formatting should be similar to that of the report. It is important that you outline your project goals and show that your project is realizable. This includes:
Milestone 1 is a 5-minute presentation of your Preliminary Design Investigation. Without simply replicating your report in presentation format, take the key points to present in a concise and clear manner. The section formatting should be similar to that of the report. It is important that you outline your project goals and show that your project is realizable. This includes:


'''Milestone 1 Deliverables''':
'''Milestone 1 Deliverables''':
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** Cost estimate (construction and labor costs only)
** Cost estimate (construction and labor costs only)
** Microsoft Project schedule (design schedule only)
** Microsoft Project schedule (design schedule only)
*** Click [https://nyu.service-now.com/sp?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0018302&sys_kb_id=b996a7281b6210906441c8c11a4bcbce&spa=1 here] to access the guide on how to transfer a file
** Progress update: current state of the project
** Progress update: current state of the project
** Brief explanation of what LEED categories are being tackled
** Brief explanation of what LEED categories are being tackled
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{{SLDP: Benchmark A}}
{{SLDP: Benchmark A}}
* Preliminary Design Investigation
* Preliminary Design Investigation
* One recreational space design
* One recreational space Revit design
* One 40-student classroom design
* One 40-student classroom Revit design
* One 20-student classroom design
* One 20-student classroom Revit design
* Submit an .STL and a .gcode file of the team logo through the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG website
** The [[3D Printing and Logo Guide]] contains information on the 3D printing requirements and guidelines.
** The protolab schedule is available on the [[3D Printing and Logo Guide]]
* Updated Engineering Notebook
* Updated Engineering Notebook
<!--*Submission of logo design (or extra credit print fulfilling the mandatory logo print) in the 3D Printing Submission portal
**More details about this can be found in the [[Prototyping Guide]]-->


== Milestone 2 ==
== Milestone 2 ==


'''<span style="color: red;">See [[Media:HOW_TO_GIVE_A_MILESTONE_PRESENTATION_Fall_2020.pptx|How to Give a Milestone Presentation]] for the format of a Milestone presentation.</span>'''
'''<span style="color: red;">See [[Media:HOW_TO_GIVE_A_MILESTONE_PRESENTATION_Fall_2020.pptx|How to Give a Milestone Presentation]] for the format of a Milestone presentation.</span>'''
Milestone 2 is a project progress update. You must explain all changes and developments made thus far, particularly in regards to Benchmark A. Include whether or not you were able to complete your Benchmark A requirements, and if not, explain why. Also, highlight any changes you plan on making to your design or project, in general. Your Milestone 2 presentation must include:


'''Milestone 2 Deliverables''':
'''Milestone 2 Deliverables''':
* Approved Engineering Notebook. The Engineering Notebook can be approved by any open lab TA.
* Project description
* Presentation:
* Design approach
** Project description
* Design changes since Milestone 1
** Design approach
* Mission statement
** Design changes since Milestone 1
* Revit drawings:
** Mission statement
* Dimensions must be included
** Revit drawings:
** 1:240 scale
*** Dimensions must be included
** Floor plan
*** 1:240 scale
** Front elevation
*** Floor plan
** Most detailed side elevation
*** Front elevation
** Isometric view
*** Most detailed side elevation
* Cost estimate (construction and labor costs only) (previous and current). What changes were made?
*** Isometric view
* Microsoft Project schedule (project schedule only) (previous and current). What changes were made?
** Cost estimate (construction and labor costs only) (previous and current). What changes were made?
** Click [https://nyu.service-now.com/sp?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0018302&sys_kb_id=b996a7281b6210906441c8c11a4bcbce&spa=1 here] to access the guide on how to transfer a file
** Microsoft Project schedule (project schedule only) (previous and current). What changes were made?
* Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)
** Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)
* Explanation of all four LEED categories being tackled
** Explanation of all four LEED categories being tackled
** Include screenshots of your Revit model showing some of the implementations
*** Include screenshots of your Revit model showing some of the implementations
 


<b>Look Ahead: What tasks are planned between now and Milestone 3?</b>
<b>Look Ahead: What tasks are planned between now and Milestone 3?</b>


{{SLDP: Benchmark B}}
{{SLDP: Benchmark B}}
* One recreational space design
* One recreational space Revit design
* All classroom designs
* All classroom Revit designs
** 20-student, 40-student, and 100-student
** 20-student, 40-student, and 100-student
* Facility of choice design
* Facility of choice Revit design
* Electrical and plumbing for '''one dorm room'''
* Electrical and plumbing for one dorm room
<!--* One completed floor plan for 3D printing
** Some of the LEED requirements should be shown in the Revit model
** STL file of floor plan must be submitted using the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG1003 website
**To receive approval of the design, visit the EG1003 Prototyping Lab
**The STL file must be <b>submitted and approved</b> by Benchmark B
** Revit floorplans can be setup for 3D printing as described in the [[Media: How to Make an STL File from a Revit File.pdf | How to Make an STL File from a Revit File]] Guide
**For more information, read the [[Prototyping Guide]]-->
** Some of the requirements should be shown in the Revit model
** Ideas that cannot be shown in the Revit model should have a more detailed explanation:
** Ideas that cannot be shown in the Revit model should have a more detailed explanation:
*** Examples of other building projects implementing something similar
*** Examples of other building projects implementing something similar
*** Explanation of the technology required
*** Explanation of the technology required
*** Justify this decision over more common solutions
*** Justify this decision over more common solutions
<!--*Approval of mandatory 3D print: This includes receiving approval of either a logo design or extra credit print by a Protolab TA in the EG1003 Protolab, and showing your Proof of Approval form to a TA-->
* Have an .STL and a .gcode file of the team logo approved by a ProtoLab TA through the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG website
* Submit an .STL file of the team logo through the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG website <!--and get it approved from a ProtoLab TA-->
** The [[3D Printing and Logo Guide]] contains information on the 3D printing requirements and guidelines.
** <b>The [https://manual.eg.poly.edu/index.php/Prototyping_Guide prototyping guide] contains information on the 3D printing requirements and guidelines.</b>
** The protolab schedule is available on the [https://manual.eg.poly.edu/index.php/Prototyping_Guide prototyping guide]
* Updated Engineering Notebook
* Updated Engineering Notebook


<b>For extra credit</b>, groups can 3D print a floor plan. Submit a .STL file of a single floor plan through the 3D Printing Submission portal and receive approval from a ProtoLab TA to get it printed before Commissioning.  
<b>For [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Yf0joyQBAGnwb8-fFidEOHAzEnb4XCW0Hf8BF23kFZY/edit#heading=h.vdzwt9o2lbfh extra credit]</b>, groups can 3D print a floor plan. Submit .STL and .gcode files of a single floor plan through the 3D Printing Submission portal and receive approval from a ProtoLab TA to get it printed before Commissioning.


== Milestone 3 ==
== Milestone 3 ==


'''<span style="color: red;">See [[Media:HOW_TO_GIVE_A_MILESTONE_PRESENTATION_Fall_2020.pptx|How to Give a Milestone Presentation]] for the format of a Milestone presentation.</span>'''
'''<span style="color: red;">See [[Media:HOW_TO_GIVE_A_MILESTONE_PRESENTATION_Fall_2020.pptx|How to Give a Milestone Presentation]] for the format of a Milestone presentation.</span>'''
Milestone 3 will be the last project progress update. You must explain all changes and developments made thus far, particularly in regards to Benchmark B. Include whether or not you were able to complete your Benchmark B requirements, and if not, explain why. Also, highlight any changes you plan on making to your Revit design or project, in general. Your Milestone 3 presentation must include:


'''Milestone 3 Deliverables''':
'''Milestone 3 Deliverables''':
* Approved Engineering Notebook. The Engineering Notebook can be approved by any open lab TA.
* Presentation:
* Presentation:
** Project description
** Project description
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*** Plumbing drawing
*** Plumbing drawing
*** Electrical drawing
*** Electrical drawing
** Cost estimate (construction, labor, and operations costs) (previous and current). What changes were made?
** Cost estimate (construction, labor, '''and operations''' costs) (previous and current). What changes were made?
** Microsoft Project schedule (project and construction schedules) (previous and current). What changes were made?
** Microsoft Project Schedule (Project '''and Construction''' Schedules) (previous and current). What changes were made?
*** Click [https://nyu.service-now.com/sp?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0018302&sys_kb_id=b996a7281b6210906441c8c11a4bcbce&spa=1 here] to access the guide on how to transfer a file
** Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)
** Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)
** Explanation of all four LEED categories being tackled
** Explanation of all four LEED categories being tackled
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{{SLDP: Commissioning}}


* Approved and updated Engineering Notebook. The Engineering Notebook can be approved by any open lab TA. Make sure significant progress has been made and recorded since Benchmark B.
* Revit drawings (1:240 scale)
* Revit drawings (1:240 scale)
** Floor plan for all floors
** Floor plan for all floors
** Plumbing system (recreational space, one classroom, and one dorm room)
** Plumbing system (recreational space, one classroom, and one dorm room)
*** In addition to traditional appliances, like sinks, include fire alarms and sprinkler systems.
** Electrical system (recreational space, one classroom, and one dorm room)
** Electrical system (recreational space, one classroom, and one dorm room)
** Front elevation
** Front elevation of your project
** Most detailed side
** Most detailed side view of your project
** Be sure to also include each of these requirements in your LEED Accreditation Report
* Model of building (3D Revit) (1:240 scale)
* Model of building (3D Revit) (1:240 scale)
** Walk-through video
** Walk-through video
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*** Must show model and Proof of Approval form to a TA-->
*** Must show model and Proof of Approval form to a TA-->
* A LEED accreditation report
* A LEED accreditation report
* Have an .STL file of the team logo printed through the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG website
** The [[3D Printing and Logo Guide]] contains information on the 3D printing requirements and guidelines.
** The protolab schedule is available on the [[3D Printing and Logo Guide]]
* All 3D prints must be approved by a Protolab TA  
* All 3D prints must be approved by a Protolab TA  
 
* <b>For extra credit</b> groups can 3D print a floor plan.
<b>For extra credit</b>, groups can 3D print a floor plan. Submit a .STL file of a single floor plan through the 3D Printing Submission portal and receive approval from a ProtoLab TA to get it printed before Commissioning.
 
<b>The [https://manual.eg.poly.edu/index.php/Prototyping_Guide prototyping guide] contains information on the 3D printing requirements and guidelines.</b>


== LEED Accreditation Report ==
== LEED Accreditation Report ==
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A LEED accreditation report is required for Commissioning. The report should be about 5-10 pages long. <!--For HIR groups, <b>the LEED accreditation report will be submitted in place of your Lab 11 report. Therefore, you do not have to complete a lab report for Lab 11.</b>--> A recommended outline of the report is given below:
A LEED accreditation report is required for Commissioning. The report should be about 5-10 pages long. <!--For HIR groups, <b>the LEED accreditation report will be submitted in place of your Lab 11 report. Therefore, you do not have to complete a lab report for Lab 11.</b>--> A recommended outline of the report is given below:


* Cover Page  
* Cover Page including a title, project name, and group member names
* Introduction
* Introduction
** Short explanation of what LEED is
** Short explanation of what LEED is
** Explain why LEED certification is beneficial
** Explanation of the project
** Explanation of the project
*** Include screenshots of your Revit model
*** Include screenshots of your Revit model
** Level of LEED certification being tackled
** Level of LEED certification being tackled
** Explain why LEED certification is beneficial
* Overview
* Overview
** Checklist showcasing what LEED categories are being tackled
** Checklist showcasing what LEED categories are being tackled
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** Explanation on how each of the requirements for the category are being implemented  
** Explanation on how each of the requirements for the category are being implemented  
*** Examples of other buildings (only to be done if implementation cannot be showcased through Revit model)  
*** Examples of other buildings (only to be done if implementation cannot be showcased through Revit model)  
*** Explanations of how requirements that cannot be illustrated in the Revit model would be implemented
** Screenshots of Revit model  
** Screenshots of Revit model  
** Drawings showcasing some of the LEED requirements being implemented  
** Drawings showcasing some of the LEED requirements being implemented  
<!--*Printed mandatory 3D print (either a logo design or extra credit print)-->


{{SLDP: Final Presentation}}
{{SLDP: Final Presentation}}
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** LEED accreditation report
** LEED accreditation report
** Initial sketch
** Initial sketch
** Final drawings of design
** Final drawings of Revit design
*** All floors must have an accompanying drawing
*** All floors must have an accompanying drawing
** Model
** Model
<!--** STL file of one floor for 3D printing-->
** Walk-through video
** Walk-through video
** Final Microsoft Project schedule
** Final Microsoft Project schedule
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** Resume(s) (no fictitious resumes will be accepted)
** Resume(s) (no fictitious resumes will be accepted)
** Final Engineering Notebook
** Final Engineering Notebook
You may resubmit at any time before the deadline. Please note that submission times are based on the most recent submission. Multiple members can update different parts of the form at the same time to expedite the uploading and submission process. Just make sure that whoever submits refreshes the form and confirms all necessary files have been saved to it.


{{SLDP: Early Acceptance}}
{{SLDP: Early Acceptance}}
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= Frequently Asked Questions =
= Frequently Asked Questions =
Q: Can I use a 40-student classroom as a 20-student classroom as well?
<b>Q: Can I use a 40-student classroom as a 20-student classroom as well?</b>


A: '''No''', each type of classroom must have a unique design. However, all ten 40-student classrooms can be the same design as each other. The same applies to the 20-student classrooms and 100-student lecture halls.
A: '''No''', each type of classroom must have a unique design. However, all ten 40-student classrooms can be the same design as each other. The same applies to the 20-student classrooms and 100-student lecture halls.


Q: What's the largest number of floors I can create?
<b>Q: What's the largest number of floors I can create?</b>


A: The largest number of drawings you feel confident creating before the end of the semester. 100 floors = 100 drawings.
A: The largest number of drawings you feel confident creating before the end of the semester. 100 floors = 100 drawings.


Q: Why am I getting an error when I try to add sanitation pipes to my plumbing plan?
<b>Q: Why am I getting an error when I try to add sanitation pipes to my plumbing plan?</b>


A: Check page 26 of the Revit How-To guide!
A: Check the Plumbing section of the Revit How-To guide!


{{Semester-Long Design Project}}
{{Semester-Long Design Project}}


= References =
= References =

Latest revision as of 12:52, 6 September 2022

Request for Proposal: Housing & Innovation in Revit (HIR)


Introduction and Overview

As Brooklyn establishes itself as a technology and innovation hub, projects to modernize Downtown Brooklyn and the MetroTech area are being set into motion regularly. New York University (NYU) plans to expand its Brooklyn campus to reflect its consistent desire to foster innovation, engineering, and a successful college experience. To that effect, NYU has requested that your organization remodel the Jacobs Academic Building (JAB) at the Tandon School of Engineering.

The current industry-standard software for Building Information Modeling (BIM) is Autodesk Revit. The ultimate goal is to present the university with a building model that will include classrooms, lecture halls, a recreational space, dorms, and facilities to enhance the students’ quality of life. Your final submission will include an Architectural, Electrical, and Plumbing Plan.

The Housing & Innovation in Revit (HIR) endeavor is a pivotal step in solidifying NYU’s place in Brooklyn and providing students with added living space, resources, and an ever-growing campus.

Figure 1: The Washington Square Arch, widely regarded as the main symbol of NYU.

Specifications

The new JAB building that you design must meet the high standards and aesthetic expectations of the university. NYU has provided the following guidelines for the building.

The completed building must have at least six floors. The lot is approximately 200 ft by 200 ft and bound by Jay Street and Johnson Street. The campus expansion must include:

  • Classrooms
    • Ten 40-student classrooms
    • Eight 20-student classrooms
    • Two 100-student lecture halls
  • One recreational space
  • Dorm rooms to accommodate 100 students
  • One facility of choice
    • Restaurant/cafeteria, gym, tennis court, etc.

Additional rooms may be placed in the building as long as the above requirements are met. Additionally, electrical and plumbing schematics must be completed for one recreational space, one dorm room, and one classroom. This includes all electrical wiring and plumbing pipes. Using these schematics, the cost of operation must be calculated for the entire facility. The campus must also achieve a LEED accreditation of at least Gold (four categories of the six available categories). The LEED accreditation system is explained further down the page.

Figure 2: Exterior of the Jacobs Administrative Building on Jay Street.

Building Code

The new campus must adhere to the General Engineering Building Code as outlined below:

  • Fire Code
    • Each floor must be equipped with sprinkler heads and emergency evacuation stairs.
      • It is mandatory to include the sprinkler system in the plumbing plan of the classrooms.
    • Fire alarms must be placed in each classroom, dorm hallway, and recreational space.
      • Electrical wiring for the fire alarms is not necessary.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility
    • Each walkway must be at least 6 ft wide
    • At least one bathroom stall per floor must be wheelchair accessible.
  • Security
    • Every entrance and exit must be guarded by a 24/7 security guard with a desk and tap-in system. This can be illustrated in your design by having a security desk with turnstiles or a system to scan IDs.
    • Entrances to dorm areas must have a turnstile in addition to the standard security guard.
  • Structural Rules
    • All doors must be at least 6 ft 8 in tall and 3 ft wide.
    • All walls must be at least 8 ft tall (from floor to ceiling).

LEED Accreditation

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program encouraging environmentally-conscious design. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Teams choose the prerequisites which best fit their project goals. The six categories of the LEED checklist [1] correspond to principles of design, construction, and maintenance. LEED Silver certification requires completion of at least two categories; LEED Gold, at least four categories; and LEED Platinum, all six categories.

For the purposes of this SLDP, the building project will adhere to the Streamlined Checklist below. All prerequisites from a category must be incorporated into the building design to count toward certification. Achievement of each prerequisite will be accomplished through drawings, cost estimates, and explanations of the design. There will be a few design features which cannot be demonstrated in Revit, but they must be discussed thoroughly in your final LEED Accreditation Report to satisfy the prerequisites. Extra credit will be awarded for LEED Platinum certification

Streamlined Checklist:

  1. Location and Transportation
    1. Diverse land use (p.16[1]) – Design provides space for goods and services not directly related to the college campus. (Examples: cafe, gym, multi-purpose spaces for the public, etc.)
    2. Disability access – Detailed features are provided for Americans with Disability Act. (Examples: reserved parking, wheelchair-accessible ramps)
    3. Bicycle and EV facilities (p.22[1]) – Bike racks and electric vehicle charging stations labeled in drawings.
    4. Reduced parking footprint (p.26[1]) – Realistic dimensions for parking spaces with minimal allocated space for a parking lot if the facility of choice is a parking area.
  2. Sustainable Sites
    1. Open space (p.36[1]) – Inclusion of green space on the campus grounds. (Examples: gardens, park space, rooftop vegetation, pond)
    2. Rainwater management (p.37[1]) – Reducing stormwater runoff and built land impact on hydrologic cycle. (Examples: rainwater retention pond, rainwater storage, rainwater reuse)
    3. Heat island reduction (p.39[1]) – Minimizing paved and rooftop surfaces. (Examples: vegetative surfaces, trees, shade from energy generation systems)
    4. Light pollution reduction (p.41[1]) – Detailed placement of outdoor lighting fixtures, maximizing security and minimizing light pollution.
  3. Water Efficiency
    1. Water quality management – Real-time quality monitoring system, shutoff system for cases of contamination.
    2. Water use reduction (p.51[1]) – Use of low flow appliances and minimal irrigation, details for all water uses. (Example: sprinklers, sinks, toilets)
    3. Water heating and cooling (p.60[1]) – Intelligent placement of high efficiency systems.
    4. Advanced water metering – Real-time quantity monitoring system of all water use. (Examples: irrigation, indoor plumbing, reclaimed water, boiler usage)
  4. Energy and Atmosphere
    1. Optimize energy performance (p.74[1]) – Use of low energy systems. (Examples: lighting, refrigeration, appliances)
    2. Advanced energy metering (p.77[1]) – All electrical use runs through a single meter.
    3. Demand response (p.79[1]) – Energy use changes throughout the day.
    4. Renewable energy production (p.80[1]) – Location and connection to the electrical system. (Examples: solar, wind, thermal)
  5. Indoor Environmental Quality
    1. Air quality management (p.107[1]) – Ventilation and monitoring of air. (Examples: carbon monoxide detectors, exhaust vents, air filtration system)
    2. Interior lighting/daylight (p.129[1]) – Enhanced interior lighting. (Examples: dimmers, daylight, window shades)
    3. Thermal comfort (p.127[1]) – Enhanced temperature control for individual comfort. (Examples: localized heating and cooling, circulating fans, radiant flooring)
    4. Acoustic performance (p.136[1]) – Sound absorbent surfaces are greater than the ceiling area. (Examples: acoustic tiles, acoustic wall panels)
  6. Innovation (p.140[1])
    1. Connected building – Design the campus for internet connectivity and connected devices. (Examples: Wi-Fi router, networked registers, inventory systems)
    2. Intelligent inventory – Real-time monitoring of inventory, if applicable. (Examples: shelves with sensors, database connected to registers, exit door scanners)
    3. Security and safety – Enhanced security technology. (Examples: automatic police contact, automatic fire contact, notifications)
    4. Sustainability – Focus on innovative green technologies not included in other categories.

Examples mentioned in the Streamlined Checklist can be found on Revit City or BimSmith

Power/AC/Heat Calculations

Using the information from electrical and plumbing schematics:

  1. Calculate the total power usage for the operation of the building per day.
  2. Calculate the energy costs for a typical year.
  3. Determine the total A/C and heating requirements.
    1. To do this, research the power, heat, and AC calculations of buildings that are similar in size and efficiency ratings as your building design
  4. Tabulate this data neatly in a table, graph, or chart that presents the information clearly.
    1. The standard unit of measurement for these power measurements is the kilowatt-hour (kWh).

Microsoft Project

You must create two separate Microsoft Project schedules; one SLDP Schedule to manage the progress of your design process and one Construction Schedule outlining the theoretical construction schedule of your building design. YInstructions for how to access Microsoft Project can be found on the Software Requirements page of the manual. You can learn Microsoft Project by completing the MS Project Skill Builder assignment.

The SLDP Schedule must include all tasks related to the project design from the start of the project to Submission. The Microsoft Project schedule should include the following:

  • Minimum of 20 tasks, not including Milestones.
  • Milestones, which should be clearly indicated on the project plan (Duration of zero days).
  • The person responsible for completing the task (Resource names).

The original and updated SLDP Schedules should be included in the Milestone Presentations.

Use the "Copy Picture" function to include the project plan in the presentations. Do not take a screenshot.

  • Gantt charts must be displayed alongside the tasks list (fit onto one slide).
  • Gantt charts must clearly show a progress line.
  • Clearly state during the presentation whether the project is on-time, behind schedule, or ahead of schedule.

For help in planning the project, review the manual page Planning Project Scheduling & Costs.

The Construction Schedule must include:

  • Clearing site
  • Laying foundation
  • Studs and structural members
  • Wall construction and window installation
  • Painting
  • Electrical wiring and lighting installation
  • Plumbing

You can model the schedule after similar sample construction projects.

Drawings

The following paragraphs discuss the drawings required for the project using Revit. No other software will be accepted for submission. Revit is free to download using your NYU email, and all computers in the EG1004 Model Shop and NYU Tandon computer lab have full copies of the software.

Consult the Revit-How-To Guide to create your college campus expansion. The How-To Guide contains useful examples for designing your building, but do not copy the instructions for your project as they only serve as examples of the features available in Revit.

Other helpful resources include the Autodesk Revit Knowledge Network. The Linkedin Learning Architectural & Mechanical Guides are also very useful for any questions you might have.

Each floor of your campus must have an accompanying drawing. It must be fully dimensioned and include all aspects of the room design including:

  • All door and window openings
  • Material choices
  • Furniture
  • Lighting fixtures

All electrical and plumbing drawings must include:

  • Wiring, outlets, switches, and light fixtures
  • Sinks and showers
    • Sanitary pipes, hot water pipes, cold water pipes
  • Toilets
    • Sanitary pipes

All of the floors must be created in one project file. To design all of the floors in the same file you will need to add levels. First, click on an elevation view, then, click on "Level" in the Datum panel of the Architecture tab in the Ribbon. Then, you can draw the level elevation with your cursor. You can change the elevation of the level by editing “Elevation” in the Properties tab and applying the change. You can see how many levels you have by looking at Floor Plans in the Project Browser Tab. Do not create new files for each floor. You will only be allowed to submit a single Revit file for Submission.

Model

Design your campus using Autodesk Revit as your primary design tool. Create a convenient layout to accommodate the items listed in Specifications. Once the design is complete, generate a walk-through video of the campus. You can create a walkthrough by clicking on the View tab and then clicking on “Walkthrough” from the 3D View dropdown in the Create tab Additional 3D printing details can be found in the 3D Printing and Logo Guide.

Figure 3: Example of a classroom in Autodesk Revit.

Cost Estimate

Three separate tables (construction, operation, and labor) for cost estimation must be created using the following guidelines:

  • Cost of Construction: Using the wholesale price of all materials and components in your design, calculate the total cost of construction of your building design (not including labor). Tabulate a bill of materials and generate a complete cost estimate for the entire building.
  • Cost of Operation: Calculate the total cost of operation per day and per year of the new campus expansion. Tabulate energy usage and associated costs into a neatly organized table, as described in the Power/AC/Heat Calculations section.
  • Labor: Calculate the total cost of labor for the construction of the building. Do not include the cost of labor for operation. Refer to the Construction Schedule to create this estimate. Neatly tabulate the costs into a table.

CATME

When working on engineering team projects, peer evaluations and self-evaluations are critical for assessing how effective your contributions are to the team. In our course, your recitation professor will use evaluations at each Milestone using a software called the Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness (CATME). More information can be found on the Teamwork Expectations page.

Engineering Notebook

While working on your project, you are expected to keep a record of all work done, as well as future plans and goals. In order to complete a Benchmark assessment, show your Engineering Notebook to the Lab/Open Lab TA completing your assessment. For Milestone 1, Milestone 2, Milestone 3, and Final Submission you must have it approved by your Recitation Professor and be prepared to make it available to an Open Lab TA in a Word Document (DOC or DOCX) format. A guide to writing the notebook, as well as a basic overview of its expectations and frequency at which you should log in your notebook, can be found on the Keeping an Engineering Notebook page.

Extra Credit

HIR groups can receive extra credit for:

  • Achieving Platinum LEED certification in their building design.
  • Completing Benchmark A, Benchmark B, or Submission early.*
  • 3D printing an architectural plan of a floor without fixtures floor plan. Make sure that all furniture and non-architectural components are removed before exporting. This can be done by making a copy of the floor being printed and filtering out other components into another Revit file. Export the file with only the architectural components. To export a floor plan from a Revit file to an STL file, begin by opening the Architectural plan. Open the 3D view and clip the 3D view using a section box to include only the desired floor. Then, go to File → Export → CAD Formats → STL. The following window should appear (Figure 4). Change the units to mm and select Save. The Revit-How-To Guide contains more information regarding how to 3D print a floor plan.
Figure 4: Conversion to STL

The 3D Printing and Logo Guide contains information on the 3D printing requirements and guidelines.

Refer to the EG1004 Grading Policy for exact point values. Creativity and innovation are always rewarded. Original designs will receive extra credit.

Milestones, Benchmarks, and Deliverables

As you work on your project, you will be required to present periodic reports on your progress. We call these Milestones. All of the items assigned in each Benchmark are called deliverables. These deliverables often consist of a combination of written submissions, presentations, and demonstrations. Benchmark assessments evaluate the progress of your project.

Note: You are only allowed to get a benchmark and commission approval from a TA at the end of Lab or during Open Lab times.

Preliminary Design Investigation

The Preliminary Design Investigation (PDI) is extremely important, as it lays the groundwork for your project. You will be outlining your project idea, inspiration, and goals.

The PDI must include:

An example PDI template can be found here. The PDI is due by Benchmark A and can be approved by any Open Lab TA. Do not forget to include the items listed above. Use this link to access the HIR PDI Rubric.

Milestone 1

See How to Give a Milestone Presentation for the format of a Milestone presentation.

Milestone 1 is a 5-minute presentation of your Preliminary Design Investigation. Without simply replicating your report in presentation format, take the key points to present in a concise and clear manner. The section formatting should be similar to that of the report. It is important that you outline your project goals and show that your project is realizable. This includes:

Milestone 1 Deliverables:

  • Presentation:
    • Project description
    • Design approach
    • Mission statement
    • Cost estimate (construction and labor costs only)
    • Microsoft Project schedule (design schedule only)
      • Click here to access the guide on how to transfer a file
    • Progress update: current state of the project
    • Brief explanation of what LEED categories are being tackled
      • All four required categories
      • Give a few examples on how it will be accomplished

Look Ahead: What tasks are planned between now and Milestone 2?

Benchmark Assessment A

Benchmark assessments evaluate the progress of your project. Benchmark Assessment A is due at the end of Model Shop Session II. There are penalties for not completing this on time. Refer to the EG1004 Grading Policy for more information.

To pass Benchmark A, your design must complete all of the following:

  • Preliminary Design Investigation
  • One recreational space Revit design
  • One 40-student classroom Revit design
  • One 20-student classroom Revit design
  • Submit an .STL and a .gcode file of the team logo through the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG website
  • Updated Engineering Notebook

Milestone 2

See How to Give a Milestone Presentation for the format of a Milestone presentation.

Milestone 2 is a project progress update. You must explain all changes and developments made thus far, particularly in regards to Benchmark A. Include whether or not you were able to complete your Benchmark A requirements, and if not, explain why. Also, highlight any changes you plan on making to your design or project, in general. Your Milestone 2 presentation must include:

Milestone 2 Deliverables:

  • Project description
  • Design approach
  • Design changes since Milestone 1
  • Mission statement
  • Revit drawings:
  • Dimensions must be included
    • 1:240 scale
    • Floor plan
    • Front elevation
    • Most detailed side elevation
    • Isometric view
  • Cost estimate (construction and labor costs only) (previous and current). What changes were made?
  • Microsoft Project schedule (project schedule only) (previous and current). What changes were made?
    • Click here to access the guide on how to transfer a file
  • Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)
  • Explanation of all four LEED categories being tackled
    • Include screenshots of your Revit model showing some of the implementations


Look Ahead: What tasks are planned between now and Milestone 3?

Benchmark Assessment B

Benchmark Assessment B is due at the end of Model Shop Session III. There are penalties for not completing this on time. Refer to the EG1004 Grading Policy for more information.

To pass, complete all of the following tasks:

  • One recreational space Revit design
  • All classroom Revit designs
    • 20-student, 40-student, and 100-student
  • Facility of choice Revit design
  • Electrical and plumbing for one dorm room
    • Some of the LEED requirements should be shown in the Revit model
    • Ideas that cannot be shown in the Revit model should have a more detailed explanation:
      • Examples of other building projects implementing something similar
      • Explanation of the technology required
      • Justify this decision over more common solutions
  • Have an .STL and a .gcode file of the team logo approved by a ProtoLab TA through the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG website
  • Updated Engineering Notebook

For extra credit, groups can 3D print a floor plan. Submit .STL and .gcode files of a single floor plan through the 3D Printing Submission portal and receive approval from a ProtoLab TA to get it printed before Commissioning.

Milestone 3

See How to Give a Milestone Presentation for the format of a Milestone presentation.

Milestone 3 will be the last project progress update. You must explain all changes and developments made thus far, particularly in regards to Benchmark B. Include whether or not you were able to complete your Benchmark B requirements, and if not, explain why. Also, highlight any changes you plan on making to your Revit design or project, in general. Your Milestone 3 presentation must include:

Milestone 3 Deliverables:

  • Presentation:
    • Project description
    • Design approach
    • Design changes since Milestone 2
    • Mission statement
    • Revit drawings:
      • Dimensions must be included
      • 1:240 scale
      • Floor plan
      • Rendered isometric 3D view
      • Front elevation
      • Most detailed side elevation
      • Plumbing drawing
      • Electrical drawing
    • Cost estimate (construction, labor, and operations costs) (previous and current). What changes were made?
    • Microsoft Project Schedule (Project and Construction Schedules) (previous and current). What changes were made?
      • Click here to access the guide on how to transfer a file
    • Progress update: current state of the project (time, budget, etc.)
    • Explanation of all four LEED categories being tackled
      • Include screenshots of your Revit model showing some of the implementations

Look Ahead: What tasks are planned between now and the completion of the project?

Commissioning

Refer to the syllabus for the Commissioning deadline. There are penalties for not completing this on time. Refer to the EG1004 Grading Policy for more information.

To pass, the design must complete all of the following:

  • Approved and updated Engineering Notebook. The Engineering Notebook can be approved by any open lab TA. Make sure significant progress has been made and recorded since Benchmark B.
  • Revit drawings (1:240 scale)
    • Floor plan for all floors
    • Plumbing system (recreational space, one classroom, and one dorm room)
      • In addition to traditional appliances, like sinks, include fire alarms and sprinkler systems.
    • Electrical system (recreational space, one classroom, and one dorm room)
    • Front elevation of your project
    • Most detailed side view of your project
    • Be sure to also include each of these requirements in your LEED Accreditation Report
  • Model of building (3D Revit) (1:240 scale)
    • Walk-through video
  • A LEED accreditation report
  • Have an .STL file of the team logo printed through the 3D Printing Submission portal on the EG website
  • All 3D prints must be approved by a Protolab TA
  • For extra credit groups can 3D print a floor plan.

LEED Accreditation Report

A LEED accreditation report is required for Commissioning. The report should be about 5-10 pages long. A recommended outline of the report is given below:

  • Cover Page including a title, project name, and group member names
  • Introduction
    • Short explanation of what LEED is
    • Explain why LEED certification is beneficial
    • Explanation of the project
      • Include screenshots of your Revit model
    • Level of LEED certification being tackled
  • Overview
    • Checklist showcasing what LEED categories are being tackled
      • Can be showcased through a table, checklist, or other form of graphic
  • LEED categories
    • Explanation on how each of the requirements for the category are being implemented
      • Examples of other buildings (only to be done if implementation cannot be showcased through Revit model)
      • Explanations of how requirements that cannot be illustrated in the Revit model would be implemented
    • Screenshots of Revit model
    • Drawings showcasing some of the LEED requirements being implemented

Final Presentation

The Final Presentation will be a technical briefing, similar to the Milestones, but also serves as a sales presentation explaining why your company should be selected instead of the competition. Please include the following:

  • Problem statement
  • Solution overview
  • Company description and qualifications
  • Drawings
    • Specify LEED certification
  • Microsoft Project schedule
  • Construction schedule
  • Walk-through video
  • Why should the company be awarded this contract?

Submission

All SLDPs must be submitted online. Please visit this page for the link to the Project Submission form and each SLDP group's individualized login information. To submit, you must login to the EG1004 website using this special login information. Submitting with your NYU account or any other account will generate an error.

Please note the deliverables for this project are as follows. If any of the following items are missing, you will be penalized. Give yourselves plenty of time to upload all necessary files, especially the large ones which take longer. Be sure to click submit at the bottom of the form. The following list includes deliverable items that are expected from your group:

  • Submission deliverables:
    • Final presentation
    • LEED accreditation report
    • Initial sketch
    • Final drawings of Revit design
      • All floors must have an accompanying drawing
    • Model
    • Walk-through video
    • Final Microsoft Project schedule
    • Final construction schedule
    • Final cost estimates (include all costs - construction, labor, operations)
    • Table with power, A/C, and heat tabulations
    • Resume(s) (no fictitious resumes will be accepted)
    • Final Engineering Notebook

You may resubmit at any time before the deadline. Please note that submission times are based on the most recent submission. Multiple members can update different parts of the form at the same time to expedite the uploading and submission process. Just make sure that whoever submits refreshes the form and confirms all necessary files have been saved to it.

Early Submission

If you submit your project one academic week early (before the end of your lab period the week before the Final Submission Deadline), you are eligible for a bonus that will be added to your final semester-long project grade. You must submit all deliverables one academic week before the submission deadline (see syllabus for exact date). The deliverables received early are the ones you will use in your presentation. No adjustments to the submitted deliverables will be accepted.

Late Submission

Late Submission is not allowed. If you do not Commission or Partial Commission by the deadline set forth in the syllabus, you will not be allowed to submit and will receive a zero for the project grade. In order to receive Partial Commissioning, two TAs must evaluate the project and determine its degree of completion according to the Commissioning requirements and you will be given a grade accordingly. Please refer to the EG1004 Grading Policy for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use a 40-student classroom as a 20-student classroom as well?

A: No, each type of classroom must have a unique design. However, all ten 40-student classrooms can be the same design as each other. The same applies to the 20-student classrooms and 100-student lecture halls.

Q: What's the largest number of floors I can create?

A: The largest number of drawings you feel confident creating before the end of the semester. 100 floors = 100 drawings.

Q: Why am I getting an error when I try to add sanitation pipes to my plumbing plan?

A: Check the Plumbing section of the Revit How-To guide!


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