Monday, October 17, 2011

Revit OpEd: Elevation Update Update

Revit OpEd: Elevation Update Update: Comment on my earlier post regarding elevation tags not updating properly...seems that it only affects stand-alone project files. If you ar...

Thursday, October 06, 2011

SolidCAD University with James Vandezande-Tomorrow!

Some news on this; due to overwhelming response the registration is now closed. Sorry. I'll do a follow up post on his presentation.

If you're a BIM manager or are trying to implement BIM in your firm you can't miss this presentation by James Vandezande of HOK, New York. This will inlcude an audience discussion so bring your best questions and don't be afraid to ask them! Keep an eye on this blog for our 'post game show'.

Topics for Discussion:
  • Roles and Responsibilities (BIM Manager, BIM Coordinator, Thought Leader, Strategist)
  • Managing Change (new to implementing BIM, what do you do? Sociology/psychology of change, working differently, question everything...)
  • Proper Planning (implementation, training, project execution)
  • Legal issues (BIM deliverables, contracts, liability)
  • Measuring success
Register Here

James Vandezande is a registered architect and a principal at HOK in New York City, where he is a member of the firm-wide BIM leadership and is managing their buildingSMART initiatives. After graduating from the New York Institute of Technology in 1995, he worked in residential and small commercial architecture firms performing services ranging from estimating to computer modeling to construction administration. In 1999, he landed at SOM and transformed his technology skills into a 10-year span as a digital design manager. In this capacity, he pioneered the implementation of BIM on such projects as One World Trade Center, a.k.a. Freedom Tower. James has lectured at many industry events, including Autodesk University, VisMasters Conference, CMAA BIM Conference, McGraw_Hill Construction, and the AIANYS Convention. He is a co-founder and president of the NYC Revit Users Group and is an adjunct lecturing professor at the NYU School for Continuing and Professional Studies as well as the Polytechnic Institute of NYU.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

orug: Sept.27 ORUG Meeting Notes

orug: Sept.27 ORUG Meeting Notes: Thanks to all who attended our 5th anniversary meeting at the Spoke Club. Here are some highlights from the evening: New venue, lot's of...