Monday, September 30, 2019

AIA MN 2019 Convention - Design Technology Panel

In about seven weeks I will be participating in two sessions at the Minnesota Conference on Architecture - A'19 MN hosted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Today I want to share some details on one of them... which is a panel discussion around new tech in AEC.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Autodesk Webcast Recording: Revit 2020.1 Webinar: Revit Systems Analysis for MEP

If you have anything to do with Revit and mechanical design you will want to check out this recorded webinar by Autodesk's Senior Product Line Manager, MEP & Building Performance Analysis, Ian Molloy.

Revit 2020.1 Webinar: Revit Systems Analysis for MEP

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Virtual Reality at Vision Northland Groundbreaking

Yesterday I had the opportunity to deliver virtual reality at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new hospital project LHB is involved in with lead design firm EwingCole. The $800 million dollar project is for Essentia Health, called Vision Northland, and replaces the hospital where I was born!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Price Reduction - Revit MEP Remodels and Alternates - ArchSmarter Course for $99

I am happy to announce the ArchSmater Course titled Revit MEP Remodels and Alternates is now only $99.

This easy to follow multi-media set will quickly help any MEP designer, engineer or contractor understand the ins-and-outs of important concepts such as phasing and design options, which are often required on sustainable, remodel, addition and bid option projects.
"This course was developed by an accomplished author who has presented on this topic all over the world and co-developed the popular Revit MEP Productivity Pack (MEPPP) managed by CTC Software."
This post will provide a few highlights, but be sure to head over to the ArchSmarter site for the full rundown and to access a free sample video segment.

ArchSmarter course link: Revit MEP Remodels and Alternates


Friday, September 20, 2019

BILT Europe 2019 - Professional Lighting Analysis for Architects

I will be presenting on professional lighting design with a focus  on a BIM-centric workflow at BILT Europe 2019 on a couple weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland!. Today's post is a sneak peak at what I will be presenting on... including some material from my 64-page handout.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

NDSU 2nd Yr Arch visits LHB

Last week LHB hosted 60 second-year architecture students from North Dakota State University (NDSU), again...

Today's post recaps this super fun activity!

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

One Button Shortcuts in Revit

Today's post comes compliments of my friend Pieter Schiettecatte from A+I in New York City.

Did you know you can have 'one button shortcuts' in Revit?

Normally, Revit requires two buttons for any shortcut (MV for move, CO for copy etc). However, these commands are used so often it would be faster to just have one button (M, C, ..). 

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Friday, September 13, 2019

AUGIWorld June 2019 Issue - My Article

AUGI World magazine featured an article I wrote promoting industry standing within MEP, focused around the Revit ecosystem. This actually came out in June, and I forgot to share it here...

The article is titled Promoting Industry Standards.

Read it now: AUGIWorld June 2019 Issue

I hope you like it!

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Revit Design Options and Electrical Circuiting

Revit has a feature called design options, which facilitates different designs in different phases. This is mainly meant for preliminary concept development, but can also be used to manage bid alternates through construction documents (CDs). In the image below, we used design options to manage a bid alternate for pricing on two additional lanes in a new swimming pool.

Using this feature into CDs is not without its challenges and limitations. Today's post highlights electrical circuiting in the context of design options, and then closes with a mention of a related ArchSmarter course I created as well as some 2008-vintage renderings of this pool addition!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Revit Room Area Basics - Part II

Following up on last week's Part I on a basic post about Revit's Room and Space area calculations, I wrote today's post...

Our main focus here will be on linked models, and how area is calculated. Specifically, we will assume this is an MEP model with Spaces placed in it. The architectural model is shown in the first image below (click to enlarge)... notice the it is set to calculate area from the face of walls.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Helpful Posts for New Students

Now that we are past the Labor Day holiday here in the USA, most students here are back to school.

With that in mind, here are a few helpful posts to get your semester of learning Autodesk Revit off to a good start:

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

NDSU - First Week of School - Fall 2019

The first week of another school year is in the books at NDSU in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Today's post is about that first class and a more.

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