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A structural engineer's guide to using Revit Structure

, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, United States

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art . Awarded


The present Master's thesis seeks to develop a better understanding of how to model a project within Revit Structure by applying structural engineering industry experience. The goal is to provide a guide to students for the process of producing a structural model with the intent to form construction documents for a project. An assessment of the software's user interface, including a comparison to the current industry and education standard software was performed. A suggested procedure for modeling a project was developed. This procedure involves performing the required modeling tasks in an order that allows the user to best understand the modeling process of a project. Suggestions were given for the procedural steps of producing a model based on structural engineering industry experience with the intention to maximize the efficiency and usefulness of the structural model in a project setting. Comments regarding the use of Revit Structure on real New York City construction projects were collected from experienced structural engineers at an established structural engineering firm. Advantages and disadvantages were considered from the perspective of the structural engineer, including the concerns and input of other clients and consultants that the structural engineer works with throughout the development of a project. Ultimately, conclusions were formed on the usefulness of the program and its place within the industry.


Castania, C. A structural engineer's guide to using Revit Structure. Master's thesis, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Retrieved November 18, 2019 from .

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