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Category Archives: Technology in Practice
Lynn Allen presents “Embrace the Cloud”: Improved Design Experience
Sponsored by IMAGINiT Technologies & Autodesk
8:30 am – 12pm
The Benjamin Hotel, 125 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022
Registration is required – http://www.imaginit.com/Events/Registration/eventid/a2w70000001zpuX
This event is Free to all AEC firms. Breakfast included.
CLOUD technology is everywhere we turn – but what does it really mean to you?
Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen as she clears up any misconceptions you might have about the Cloud and how the latest Autodesk Cloud offerings are certain to improve your design experience. The Cloud opens the door to everything from real-time collaboration and reality capture to endless design iterations, energy analysis and speedy renderings – you just need to walk through that door! Join us for this eye-opening session and experience the possibilities.
Speaker: Lynn Allen, Cadalyst columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist. Lynn speaks to more than 30,000 users worldwide each year. For the past 22 years she has written a column for Cadalyst magazine called “Circles and Lines” and is the voice behind the popular Cadalyst videos –“Tips and Tricks with Lynn Allen”. Lynn started using Autodesk® software over 25 years ago, and taught at the corporate and collegiate level for 13 years before joining Autodesk. A sought-after public speaker with a unique comedic style.
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GRAPHISOFT North America, in partnership with award-winning ARCHICAD firm, Kitchen & Associates (K&A) and AIA West Jersey, proudly announce the winners of the inaugural student design competition. The competition coincided with the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Philadelphia, PA.
Students from across the United States, currently enrolled in architectural or interior design programs (graduate and undergraduate) were challenged to design temporary, mobile visitor centers in ARCHICAD, using shipping containers, which could be situated in popular event locations across Philadelphia, the AIA Conference host city. The top three mobile visitor center designs received a total of $3,000 in cash prizes. Numerous entries were received from universities and colleges across the United States.
The students approached the challenge with a unique perspective. ARCHICAD gave our winner the tools he needed to shine,” said Jason Lutz, President, AIA West Jersey. “When the BIM tool fuels design freedom and supports creativity – success is nearly a guarantee.”
First place and a cash award of $1,500 went to Alessandro Pupillo, a graduate of Broward College’s two-year Architecture program. Pupillo plans to enter Florida Atlantic University in the fall to continue his education in Architecture. Second place went to Trevor Houghton, a junior studying Construction Management at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Our third place winner was Akinet Nagdive, a graduate of Iowa State University’s Architecture program, class of 2016.
Pupillo received formal ARCHICAD training at Broward after first learning AutoCAD at the high school level. Pupillo says he found the transition from that software to ARCHICAD’s 3D modeling to be a simple one.
“ARCHICAD is extremely user-friendly. I was able to build on experience with AutoCAD and made good use of the competition design template. I have had the opportunity to use a variety of BIM software and can say that I really enjoy working with ARCHICAD.”
Pupillo’s rendering caught the attention of the distinguished judging panel, assembled from GRAPHISOFT staff, ARCHICAD professors, AIA West Jersey board members, and K&A staff.
Review of the entries by such an esteemed panel gave the competitors the opportunity to have their skills evaluated by those in the industry who are actively seeking new talent.
“In a competitive job market, students need a well-rounded exposure to BIM solutions. For us and many firms like us, ARCHICAD skills are in high demand,” explained Stephen Schoch, Managing Principal at K&A. “We hope to add to our workforce from the entrant pool, because they bring high value to an existing workflow.”
To see the winning design and to learn more about the grand prize winner, please visit the GRAPHISOFT North America blog, BIM Engine by ARCHICAD
GRAPHISOFT North America announces an exciting student design competition that challenges you to position Philadelphia’s rich history in front of the millions of tourists who visit it annually. The City of Brotherly Love hosts dozens of concerts, conventions, sporting events, and festivals – so the draw is there, but what the city lacks are temporary mobile visitor centers that can be brought to those venues and welcome event attendees.
In this national one-stage competition – all US-based architecture students (graduate or undergraduate) will be challenged to develop and design a mobile visitors’ center using shipping containers which could be constructed in various locations around the city of Philadelphia.
A total of $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.
For additional information or questions about the competition, please contact Rita Hicks, GRAPHISOFT North America [email protected]
Brought to you by GRAPHISOFT North America, makers of ARCHICAD, and noted architectural and engineering firm, Kitchen & Associates, and proudly supported by AIA West Jersey, a section of AIA New Jersey.
The AIA and Autodesk are working together to ensure that small firms have the resources they need to be successful. As part of Autodesk becoming an AIA Strategic Partner, the software designer is providing AIA members with a special 25 percent discount on a key practice tool, AutoCAD Revit LT Suite.
The discount, available only to AIA members now through January 31, 2016, responds to an ongoing request from small and solo practitioners to help them stay competitive and current in a fast changing marketplace. The Autodesk discount makes the latest tools and resources more affordable, so small firms can use them to better serve their clients and communities.
The Suite includes two of the most important tools small firm practitioners might need: AutoCAD and Revit. Priced by seat licenses, a one-year, one-seat license is $505; with the 25 percent discount, members can receive it for $378.75. Members can purchase up to 3-year license terms, and more than one seat license can be purchased for that same 25 percent discount.
This offer is available to AIA members only, now through January 31, 2016. Click here to access the member only portion of the AIA National Website with access to links to make the purchase. Enter the coupon code AIARevit25 at checkout to receive this special discount for either the 1-year, 2-year or 3-year basic subscription.
Reminder: You must use one of the three links on the AIA National Website to make your purchase, and this deal ends January 31, 2016.
In the wake of the tragic events of the Avalon at Edgewater fire, Justin Mihalik, AIA, the newly elected President-Elect of the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects, was recently interviewed by WPIX TV regarding the use of lightweight wood construction. You can see the WPIX report here. The report is 5:26 in length. Justin’s comments start at approximately the 1:59 mark and run through the 3:00 mark.
Granted, the conversation is far more complex than can be explained in one minute of TV time. And, the issue has received significant attention, including legislation proposing mandating fire sprinklers in all residential construction (Bill A1698) and a proposed two-year moratorium on all lightweight wood construction. Given the severity of the event and the public attention, it is more important than ever that architects and AIA New Jersey have a voice in this discussion.
This issue is being actively addressed by our Codes & Standards Committee, chaired by Robert Longo, AIA, our Legistative & Government Affairs Committee, chaired by David Del Vecchio, AIA, our Public Awareness Committee, chaired by Bruce Turner, AIA, our President, Kimberly Bunn, AIA, our Executive Director, Joe Simonetta, and the Executive Committee. Therefore, please make sure you share your opinions with your leaders of AIA New Jersey and your political representatives. Architects cannot stand on the sidelines while others determine the shape of the built environment.
Bruce Turner, AIA
Public Awareness Committee Chair
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
If you were interested in this event, please contact Bruce Turner [email protected] or by phone at (856) 405-0351 to discuss future event plans. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
AIA South Jersey is collaborating with Atlantic Cape Community College and Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst and Doukas to present the following continuing education program on Building Information Modeling (BIM). For more information please feel free to contact Bruce D. Turner, AIA by e-mail [email protected] or by phone at (856) 405-0351.
AIA South Jersey Member Meeting Tuesday, March 3, 2015
5 to 6 pm – Cocktail Hour, Cash Bar and Hors D’oeuvres
6 to 7 pm – Dinner; Choose from: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Broiled Fillet of Flounder, or Crab Cakes.
7 to 7:30 pm – AIA South Jersey Member Meeting
7:30 to 8:30 pm – Program
Location: The Crab Trap; 2 Broadway, Somers Point, NJ 08244; (609) 927-7377
Program: “Multi-Layer Decking: Using Cellular PVC Technology to Replicate Exotic Hardwood”
Presenter: Michael Grace & Joe Reilly of Royal Building Products
Description: Our speakers will discuss an overview of the performance characteristics and benefits of using multi-layer, cellular PVC decking—a durable decking material that replicates the unique beauty of exotic hardwood. The presentation will discuss decking materials, an explanation of what multi-layer, cellular PVC decking is, performance properties of multi-layer, cellular PVC decking, and installation of multi-layer, Cellular PVC decking.
Royal Building Products is a registered provider with the AIA Continuing Education System AIA/CES. This program is approved for (1) HSW Learning Unit, which will be reported directly to the AIA/CES for AIA members (Course Number RoyalBP14-003).
1. Identify leading types of decking materials and discuss decking material selection considerations.
2. Describe multi-layer, cellular PVC decking in terms of its manufacture, components, and function.
3. Discuss the benefits of using multi-layer, cellular PVC decking and evaluate its performance
4. Explain how to properly install and maintain a deck designed and constructed using multi-layer, cellular PVC decking.
Sponsors: PPG Industries, Inc; Represented by Chuck Bleakley, and Assa Abloy; Represented by Erica Paciello and Fred Spratt.
Cost: Architect Members: $20.00; Interns & Associate Members: FREE; Non-Members & Guests: $35.00
RSVP to Bruce Turner at (856) 405- 0351 or [email protected] by Friday, February 27, 2015. Please select a meal at the time of your RSVP. Choose from Chicken Cordon Bleu; Broiled Fillet of Flounder, or Crab Cakes.
*Membership determined by the membership roster as of the date of this meeting.
The New Jersey Revit Users Group is pleased to announce the creation of NJ-RUG and would like to extend an open invitation to our monthly meetings. Our mission and purpose is to create the right conditions for NJ AEC Professionals to learn about Revit / BIM and increase the adoption of BIM across our industry.
The NJ-RUG meetings will focus on the holistic lifecycle of the BIM process; from pre-construction all the way through facility management. Discussions will focus on user training and development, new technology, and applications as they relate to Revit and interoperable programs.
Come to our next event and meet with local AEC professionals to collaborate and discuss the use and implementation of Revit / BIM. All Revit user levels are welcome and we also want to encourage attendance and participation from senior architects and project managers.
The Auditorium at DLB Associates, 265 Industrial Way Eatontown, NJ 07724
- November 20, 2014 @ 6:00pm
- December 18, 2014 @ 6:00pm
- BIM 360 Field+Glue, presented by Autodesk
- The Current State of Reality Capture, presented by Microdesk
View our Calendar Online: http://www.meetup.com/NJ-RUG
Direct Contact: Lee Kopsaftis – [email protected]