"Masonry IQ from CAD BLOX" by Tom Cuneio on 11/28!
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ACI CNY Newsletter
Hello everyone and happy November (and almost Thanksgiving) to you!
Our October tour of Whitacre Engineering’s rebar fabrication shop was a fantastic opportunity to see how rebar gets delivered, sorted, bent, cut, and bundled in the blink of an eye. Many thanks to the folks at Whitacre Engineering for hosting our group and for being in such an interesting line of work! We were especially impressed with the rebar cage that was constructed around the column wrap in the cubicle area and think it would make for a fine seasonal décor display feature.
This month’s presentation is by Tom Cuneio, and he will be teaching us about MasonryIQ from CAD BLOX. MasonryIQ is a smart masonry tool that can be built into Revit software. It allows the design professional to study masonry modularity, model properly bonded corners, visualize cuts at openings, and create custom masonry patterns (among other things). Meanwhile, the CAD BLOX software was developed in 2004 to address the challenges of ordering and installing architectural masonry. Masonry information is compiled in the modeling software which allows the user to preview every condition in the structure prior to placing the order. The BIM for masonry movement has really been gaining steam, so come join us to see some of the possibilities of this powerful software integration!
Models are increasingly becoming the primary medium for design and documentation in commercial construction. From the earliest conceptual stage to detailed coordination in the field, models are improving traditional work flows. Increasingly complex systems can now be modeled which has opened the door for masonry to be supported in both design and construction models. This program will present an overview of how 3D computer models are being applied produce better masonry designs and improve construction efficiency. Case studies in coordination using unit based masonry models with rebar will be featured as well as the latest in point cloud models and clash detection. We will demonstrate a new plugin for Revit that supports custom bond patterns with accurate modular layout and automatic section generation.
Tom Cuneio has been developing computer modeling solutions for masonry since 2004. His companies, CAD BLOX LLC and 3DiQ Inc., provide leading edge solutions for BIM in both construction and design. He is actively developing software and methods to help the masonry industry capitalize on the benefits of BIM technology. He is an honors graduate of the Mechanical and Aerospace program from the University of Missouri.