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  • Hi Andrew, I hope you are enjoying Hawaii. I use SketchPro 2015 and have been using SketchUp since its debut back in 2001. After one afternoon with it, I fell in love. It's come a long way as I'm sure you are aware of. That said I used AutoCAD...

  • I was not sure whether I was going to this conference or not, as I had participated three Conferences in the row and I wanted to have a little break. But at last minute I decided to go, after all, how often you could get to an AIA Conference in Milan...

  • Hi Brian I actually developed PlusSpec for Sketchup 8 years ago and released it in February this year. I know most turn their nose up when they hear BIM and Sketchup in the same sentence as did I originally. There is a lot more to Sketchup than...

  • Andrew: What software do you use? -Brian ------Original Message------ I see thanks for clearing that up. So at what stage do you do a feasibility study? I assumed most were designing to an approximate budget yet cost is not attributed...

  • I see thanks for clearing that up. So at what stage do you do a feasibility study? I assumed most were designing to an approximate budget yet cost is not attributed in low LOD models for obvious reasons. It seams the main reason you use LOD is to...

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  • The following is an excerpt from my blog at deathofdrawing.com related to my new book The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation published by Routledge. Among the professionals involved in the building industry,...

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  • Last year on the TAP, several members identified challenges in technical environments accessing and gathering information in concealed spaces, particularly above ceilings. The workflow we developed with the TAP members' input is highly relevant to...

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  • QUALITY CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS & SPECIFICATIONS Do you know how to put together a good set of construction documents? As a new practitioner, an emerging architect, intern architect, or recent graduate, you may have felt that someone was...

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  • Is BIM the tool and the method building designers have long avoided? The AIA TAP FASTER FORWARD conference 2011 presented the idea of BIM, the process, the intelligence, and the potential. In addition, I attended the Autodesk University last week...

  • Take a look at this article generated by LMN Architects, detailing their process for designing, fabricating, and simplifying a complicated panelized facade. http://lmnts.lmnarchitects.com/featured/mm-intro/