Compliance model lighting takeoff

asked 2022-11-16 07:58:31 -0500

Jim Dirkes's avatar

There's got to be a better way - than counting light fixtures, calculating their power and assigning that power to a specific zone.

I'm doing that for a project in which the lighting designer has picked 60 different lighting fixtures for indoors and 20 for outdoors - for only 30 or so zones. It's painfully slow!

Do you have any recommendations for making that process faster? We don't use REVIT, but I'm imagining that REVIT might have a way to tally lights by room or zone.... If so, We could ask the design firm to run a report...

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Hi Jim, I would definitely ask the design team to send you a list for all the lights: they should have the power for each lighting fixrure available to them, and it is certainly easy to send a summary schedule with the room list in any BIM software they might be working in. Then you can calculate quickly whatever is needed. I am mostly working with Archicad, and I helped a lighting designer firm to set up a pretty efficient workflow to gather such summaries - the hiccup could be if no one was responsible to store this information in the model.

furtonb's avatar furtonb  ( 2022-11-21 15:17:07 -0500 )edit