Many designers focus on the minutia before the design is ready and spend an enormous amount of time modifying their models when they need to be adjusted to revisions.
It’s much easier to use simplified components at the start. For instance, in this case, ecobricks are used to build some structures. The steel frame surrounding the bricks must be specially designed, so it, the concrete filler and the plaster supports the house sufficiently.
Here is another variation on the theme.
While these walls will work beautifully in the tropics, where the rain walls from vertically above, they may not be applicable in the Western Cape here in in South Africa. The rain hits us more horizontally, so we use double cavity walls (moisture drains down the cavity).
Regardless of whether you are modelling walls or floors, when starting with a sketch and filling in the gaps during the conceptual phase, use simplified components that only represent the final design.
This is a fast process. Changes to the design are efficiently effected and the client is quickly be presented with some sense of what their project will look like.
If your company needs help using Revit on a project, or if you would like to invest in training for your design team, please contact Micrographics so we may be of assistance to you. It does not matter how large the project is, as we also help you to implement BIM workflows that can help you manage the changes that usually provide a challenge to you and your supply chain.