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GRAPHISOFT Announces Winners of Inaugural ARCHICAD Student Design Competition

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logoGRAPHISOFT 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 Student Design Competition

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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.

Click here for information on eligibility, how to register, submission deadlines and entry requirements. Or visit competition.graphisoftus.com

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.

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AIA National Strategic Partner Autodesk Offers Small Firms Big Discount on Revit LT Suite

AutoDesk ImageThe 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.

Building Information Modeling Seminar

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.

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DESIGNrealized Call for Speakers

DESIGNrealized is accepting proposals for our 2015 online education program. This is a tremendous opportunity for presenters to share their expertise with architects and building professionals from across the U.S. Presenters will receive complimentary registration for all DESIGNrealized AIA CES programs in 2015, a great way for speakers to fulfill AIA CES 2015 requirements.
  • Theme : INSPIRE
For our 2015 DESIGNrealized program we’re looking for speaker proposals that provide inspiration in design and technology. We encourage you to share your experience and inspire AEC professionals to innovate and think outside the box. The program tracks for our 2015 program are listed below and the deadline to submit is November 21, 2014.
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Design Program Tracks
  • Series 1 : Master Architect Series
    • Examine works of architects whose designs, local or national, influence the practice.
  • Series 2 : Innovative Building Practices
    • Explore methods of design or construction that deliver better buildings for clients.
  • Series 3 : Green & the Living Building
    • Discuss methods of sustainable design that help foster living buildings.
  • Series 4 : Designing for Wellness
    • Share how design methods and building material selections can improve well-being.
Technology Program Tracks
  • Series 1 : New Uses of Technology
    • Learn how firms are using technologies to improve design and construction.
  • Series 2 : Project Collaboration 
    • Discuss technologies that help teams communicate and build a better workflow.
  • Series 3 : Websites & Social Media 
    • Share techniques on how to use the web and social media to grow new business.
  • Series 4 : Using BIM in the Small Firm
    • Review how small firm projects use BIM and opportunities for new services.

To submit a proposal go to: http://www.designrealized.com/2015speakers
For more information contact:

– Tracie Simmons
– Speaker Coordinator
– e: [email protected]

– p: 415-373-1841

 

New Jersey Revit Users Group

 

NJ-RUG Announcement:

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.

 

Meeting Location:

The Auditorium at DLB Associates, 265 Industrial Way Eatontown, NJ 07724

 

Upcoming Events:

  • November 20, 2014 @ 6:00pm
  • December 18, 2014 @ 6:00pm
    • BIM 360 Field+Glue, presented by Autodesk

 

View our Calendar Online: http://www.meetup.com/NJ-RUG

 

Direct Contact: Lee Kopsaftis – [email protected]

AIA South Jersey Annual Members Meeting

AIA South Jersey Annual Meeting

AIA South Jersey Annual Meeting
Tuesday October 16, 2012
5 to 9pm

Location: Annata Wine Bar
216 Bellevue Avenue
Hammonton, NJ 08037
609-704-9797

http://www.annatawinebar.com/

Program Title: “Getting Up and Running with REVIT” 1 LU
Presenter: Synergis, Engineering Design Solutions
John Daukshus – Director of Building Development – AEC Solutions
Bill Knittle – Building Solutions Engineer

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn about the different disciplines of Revit and how it supports BIM.

2. See how to utilize Autodesk Revit software so that Principals, Partners, Designers,
Drafters and Contractors can get the most out of their design.

3. Understand the cost, risk, and time it takes to fully implement Revit in order to partake
in the BIM process.

4. Learn how to plan your Revit Implementation for success.

Description:
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a revolutionary process that AEC professionals and building owners are adopting worldwide in order to produce higher quality buildings, on schedule, and on budget. The concept is simple! Design, analyze, and visualize consistent, reliable, and coordinated information via a 3D virtual simulation of the proposed building. Revit is a tool specifically designed to support the BIM methodology and provides a broad range of AEC focused features that aid designers, contractors, and owners in making informed decisions at every stage of the building lifecycle. Unfortunately, Revit is not your typical 2D CAD application and thus, should not be treated as such. Therefore, one must understand the cost, risk, and time it takes to fully implement Revit in order to partake in the BIM process. Join Bill Knittle and John Daukshus as they discuss with you the challenges that you, your staff, and your business as a whole will face when you are getting up and running with Revit.

Sponsors:
Parksite – Mitch Lauver
InPro Corporation – Michael SchellEric Rupnow
PPG Industries – Gregory Barbini
Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP – Andy Carlowicz

Cost: AIA-SJ Members* – FREE; Intern Architects & Associate Members* – FREE;
Non-Members & Guests – $35.00
RSVP to Bruce Turner at (856) 405- 0351 or [email protected] by Friday, October 12, 2012.
*Membership determined by the membership roster as of the date of this meeting.

BIM 101: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling

Building Contractors Association of New Jersey will be hosting BIM 101: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling on June 27, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Earn 8 GBCI CE Hours or 8 AIA Learning Units

Your Resource for Successful BIM Implementation

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the way projects are constructed. Whether you are a prime contractor using BIM across an entire project or a subcontractor impacted by a specific BIM implementation, this emerging practice requires new mindsets and technological know-how in order to achieve significant improvements in efficiency and cost control.

AGC’s BIM Education Program—developed in conjunction with leading BIM practitioners, technology firms and educators—is designed to prepare construction professionals at all experience levels to successfully implement BIM on a construction project.

More information:
http://chapters.agc.org/curriculum/calendar/flyer/304.pdf

 

Lessons in BIM Adoption: How Integrated Project Delivery Can Work

I wanted to make you aware of a free webinar this week you might find interesting.  Reed Construction Data is broadcasting a webinar titled “Lessons in BIM Adoption: How Integrated Project Delivery Can Work” featuring the following speakers:
  • Robert Leicht, PhD – BIM Manager for DPR Construction
  • Scott Simpson, FAIA, LEED AP – Senior Director of Kling-Stubbins
  • Markku Allison – Resource Architect for AIA National
When:  Thursday Feb 25 at 2:00 PM Eastern

Visit Reed Construction to register for the event.

Sincerely,

Robert Mencarini, AIA