D.C. Riverside Office Building

The D.C. Riverside Office Building is a low-rise commercial building design. In addition to demonstrating Vectorworks Architect's BIM best practices, the project explores the use of the Level of Development (LOD) modeling guidelines as defined by the American Institute of Architects Contract Document E202-2008 BIM Protocol Exhibit and the use of openBIM technology and workflows for interoperability between architectural, structural and HVAC design and modeling applications. OpenBIM is the use of open international standards for the exchange of BIM data, specifically the use of IFC2x3 file format. The IFC files were used to exchange and coordinate important model information between Vectorworks Architect (architecture), Scia Engineer (structure), and DDS-CAD MEP (HVAC).

Part 1 - LOD 100
The DCR-LOD_100.zip file contains all the LOD 100 project files (including - an IFC file, a KML (Google Earth) file, a VWX building mode file, a VWX site model file, and a folder of referenced images.)

The DC_Riverside_Bldg-LOD_100.pdf is the LOD 100 presentation set
The DC_Riverside_Interoperability_Story_1.pdf is a description of the project workflow focusing on interoperability using IFC

Part 2 - LOD 200
The DCR-LOD_200.zip file contains all the LOD 200 project files (including - architectural, structural, and HVAC IFC files for collaborative referencing, a VWX building model file, a VWX site model file, a VWX structural model (IFC import) file, and a VWX HVAC model (IFC import) file.

The DC_Riverside_Bldg-LOD_200.pdf is the LOD 200 presentation set.

Part 3 - LOD 300
The DCR-LOD_300.zip file contains all the LOD 300 project files (including - architectural, structural, and HVAC IFC files for collaborative referencing, a VWX building model file, a VWX site model file, a VWX structural model (IFC import) file, and a VWX HVAC model (IFC import) file.

The DC_Riverside_Bldg-LOD_300.pdf is the LOD 300 presentation set.

Part 4 - Structural Engineering Supplement
The Scia_Engineer-LODs_200-300.zip file contains the LOD 200 and 300 files from Scia Engineer 2010 (.esa).