Friday, January 14, 2022

Comparing Revit Solar Analysis to NREL PVWatts

Today's post highlights a comparison I did between Autodesk Solar Analysis and NREL PVWatts. A key takeaway is we can get accurate results using Solor Analysis, on any Revit project, in minutes... a workflow we employ at Lake|Flato!

By the way, Solar Analysis uses the Perez Solar Model, a calculation method that occurs locally within Revit.


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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Insight Workflows - Exporting Results with Higher Accuracy

When performing more refined comparisons within Autodesk Insight, it is helpful to export the results to a table, for a more accurate pEUI value... up to 8 decimal places. Today's post is an example from a current Lake|Flato project:)


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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Enscape and V-Ray Become One Company!

Breaking news... Enscape and Chaos group join to become a single company. It is not April, and this is no joke... the two companies merge to create the world's leading force in visualization for the AEC industry.


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Thursday, January 6, 2022

New Lake|Flato Blog Post - Early Energy Modeling workflow and Comparing Tools

I recently published about early energy modeling on the Dogrun, the Lake|Flato blog. Today's post highlights the topic and provides a link to the full article.

This post features a current project, the Bachtle Residence in California, which  is based on our Porch House concept, a library of modular living and sleeping rooms.

Also featured, is a comparison of results from Revit + Insight and Rhino + Climate Studio!


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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

A'22 Conference on Architecture + Lake|Flato Involved Sessions

In six months, the national American Institute of Architects (AIA) convention will descend upon Chicago for their first in-person gather since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Today's post will share the conference details and the four sessions Lake|Flato will be participating in.


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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

A Year in Review, plus Top 2021 Posts on BIM Chapters

As another interesting year comes to a close I want to share a post on the year that was 2021, the top ten posts, highlights, and mention a few of my favorites...



Before the top 10, here are a few of my personal favorites:

Monday, December 27, 2021

AIA 2030 By The Numbers - 2020 Report

Every year the American Institute of Architects (AIA) publishes a report which tracks progress on their AIA 2030 Commitment initiative. My First summary on this was back in 2017... here is my latest installment covering the 2020 data, that just came out.


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