Structuring cross-departmental consistency with custom technology training
O’Donnell & Naccarato is a leading structural engineering firm based in Philadelphia, that specializes in project management, facade restoration, and full-service parking garage design. The firm is dedicated to using a progressive design and team-oriented approach and has been recognized for its expertise in designing and managing projects of all sizes, types, and levels of complexity.
O’Donnell & Naccarato has been using AutoCAD and Revit for executing BIM projects for some time now but had been experiencing inefficiencies in processes and production on various projects, largely due to inconsistencies in skill levels with leveraging the technologies. In addition, in order to effectively position themselves as leaders in Structural BIM, O’Donnell & Naccarato wanted to enable their Project Managers to gain enough familiarity to be able to share model information with architectural clients and Project Executives to be able to speak intelligently to executive level clients about Revit and O’Donnell & Naccarato’s advanced capabilities.
The team required a training program that would bring all three groups up to speed on the features and functions of the latest version of Revit Structure and put everyone on a level playing field, improve internal processes and collaboration with other consultants, and increase business development opportunities.
Microdesk assisted O’Donnell & Naccarato by providing a customized three-day essentials-level training program on Autodesk Revit Structure for eight team members from multiple departments with the objective of effectively leveling the playing field and providing everyone with an equivalent skill set and comfort level with the software. This would enable them to be more effective contributors to the production process, navigate the program more efficiently, and be able to share models more intelligently with other design consultants and project owners. The course provided a basic program overview and review; navigation basics for design development and collaboration; and model querying and presentation skills.