Monday, October 30, 2023

AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference - Recap

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference in Amherst, Massachusetts. In today's post, I will recap the event and recommend you attend the next one!

From a hands-on workshop making hempcrete (photo below) to a beautiful mass timber school of architecture building and fantastic presentations, the conference was a huge success.

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

San Antonio Deconstruction Ordinance In Action

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit two deconstruction sites in San Antonio with my colleagues Evan Hotary and Caroline Kraska.

We got to chat with Katie from Re:Purpose Savannah, who was in town training local contractors to become "certified deconstruction contractors," which is required per city ordinance. 

Photo (L/R): Dan, Evan, Caroline, Katie)

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Autodesk Forma Series - Episode 01 - Introduction and Solar Energy

I am excited to share this Autodesk Forma video series, sponsored by Autodesk.
This series, hosted on YouTube, will cover a wide range of features and workflows within Forma, including the just-released Solar Energy analysis.

FYI: Forma, a cloud-based solution, is included with the Autodesk AEC Collection.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Circular San Antonio kick off meeting at Lake|Flato

Circular San Antonio (CSA), a not-for-profit organization, held a kickoff meeting that we hosted at Lake|Flato last night!

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

University of Minnesota - Lighting Design Presentation 2023

Last week, I had the opportunity to present on lighting design at the University of Minnesota

Today's post will highlight my presentation, where I discussed:
  • Design Performance at Lake|Flato
  • Workflow (electric lighting): Lighting design using Revit + Elumtools
  • Workflow (daylighting): Access and glare using Rhino + Climate Studio
  • Presentation: Revit/Rhino/SketchUp + Enscape

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Friday, October 6, 2023

Lighting Design - Coefficient of Utilization Calculation in Revit

When Revit 2019 came out, it included an enhancement that corrected the Coefficient of Utilization Calculation for Absolute Photometry. However, there are still some things to be aware of, which I will cover using Revit 2024 in today's post.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

AU 2023 Sustainability Sessions

If you will be attending Autodesk University 2023 in November, you will want to check out these sessions with a sustainability/design performance focus. 

A list of great presentations by industry experts such as my friend Ian Molloy (Autodesk), as well as Phil Northcott  (C-Change Labs/Building Transparency). Don't miss the "hidden gem" session by the folks from PSD Consulting

Photo: Marta Bouchard, Autodesk AEC Sustainability Lead (AU 2023)

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Monday, October 2, 2023

2023 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: Material Economies

I am looking forward to attending and presenting at the AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: Material Economies event at the University of Massachusetts Amherst later this month.

I am excited to represent Lake|Flato and share some of our work on embodied carbon and research (I lead our research program, called Investigations), as well as representing the national AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Leadership!

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