After meeting with each discipline's production / design teams it became clear that there were key areas that needed improvement. These areas included Project Management, Communication, Revit Training, Revit Template Development and Revit Idiosyncrasies. The Idiosyncrasies being like a software rock in the river you have to
learn to swim around.
All typical growing pains for a firm in the process of converting to Revit, but what really impressed me is that with all the adversities of two multi-million dollar projects having their schedules inexplicably align to the same due date, design shifts and refinements that continued right through CD’s and the struggle of moving to an unfamiliar production platform, both teams still managed to deliver the projects on schedule without sacrificing quality.
A trial by fire no one would wish to undergo but one that speaks to the integrity, dedication and perseverance of the GLHN team.
I’m reminded of the birth of a Samurai Sword whose smith’s led a religious from of life; accompanying each step of the work with prayer and ritual, bringing the steel through a trial by fire & hand to create one of the finest and strongest blades of its time.
The debrief confirmed that our Revit Optimization Work Plan is on track & target to resolving many of our production concerns and ultimately will capture substantial efficiency gains. The Architectural side of the Work Plan
is complete and in the hands of my MEP counterpart at GLHN, Tony, for finalization. I’ve also begun work on a Revit Training Matrix to help us organize and target our training efforts. Looking to finish the Architectural part this weekend and hand it off to Tony on Monday.