10.28.19 – 10.31.19

10.28.19 Practice Management | Project Planning & Design, 5 hours

  • All staff meeting
  • Continued work on Tenet Health Upfit project – worked on calling out enlarged plans and populating sheets with the plans and elevations

 10.29.19 Project Planning & Design | Project Management, 5 hours

  • Worked on Tenet Health elevations and enlarged plans
  • Site visit to Matt O’Neill project – I met the owner and a sign consultant who were also there. My coworker and I walked around and inspected what had been done since the previous week as well as what items still had not been tended to

10.30.19 Practice Management | Project Planning & Design, 5 hours

  • Medley team meeting
  • Switched over to doing enlarged restroom plans and elevations. Because there are a LOT of restrooms with different configurations, I took out trace paper and figured out what plans were similar for typical elevations. I was able to reconfigure a few restrooms and narrow it down to 3 typical restroom plans.


Practice Management | Project Planning & Design, 5 hours

  • HALLOWEEN – the office was full of fun costumes. A lot of bonding went on during picture taking and looking at the costumes of the employees in our other offices
  • Revit training – our BIM manager went over stairs, ramps, and railings for about an hour in our downstairs conference room. There were a few of us in there, including a new employee, so it was very collaborative with a lot of Q&A
  • Tenet Health restroom plans and elevations – laying out sheets and referencing the similar elevations
  • Got briefed on a short sketch for Monday – basically adding a countertop in an OR room in the SSI building (which happens to be the lower two floors of the Tenet Health project)


  • During our Medley team meeting this week, our principle shed some light on AIA contracts and what the architect is responsible for in steel shop drawings. The answer? Everything! The architect owns dimensions, quality, and performance. So, if you see something in which you’re questioning, you should at least circle it and bring it to attention. From there, deliberately think about how the engineer should respond on the submittal – Should they respond? Respond and resubmit? Verify? Etc…
  • The Revit training on stairs, ramps, and railings refreshed a lot of what I’ve figured out on my own when dealing with these Revit families. However, I did learn quite a few things such as the “multistory top level” function and the importance of setting the type properties first when dealing with stairs. The biggest help what with railings – how to edit them and and their whole property interface. We learned about patterns, justifying the patterns, and all of the inherent commands Revit has in place when creating railings and stairs. Super interesting!

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