Guy Messick, Director of Design Technology at TLCD, will be an instructor for the BIM Implementation Bootcamp class at the California State University East Bay, Oakland Center Campus on September 7th, 2012 from 8:00am till Noon. The Building Information Modeling Implementation Bootcamp provides students with the knowledge to develop a customized process, implementation plan, schedule, and task list addressing the specific needs of their firm regardless of size, type, and industry — from one-man operation to national firm, Design, Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or Contractor.
- Explore the challenges and benefits of adopting a 3D (BIM) approach to production and documentation.
- Define a decision making process to plan the move to BIM.
- Provide the tools necessary to create a realistic BIM implementation plan that responds to specific staff, financial, and schedule constraints.
- Develop a process map, task list, and schedule for BIM implementation.
Who Should Attend
- Strategic planners and decision-makers responsible for firm direction.
- Technical and information system installation, maintenance, and support staff.
- Applicable to the Architecture, Design, Engineering, Construction Management, and Construction industries.
Link to CSU information and registration: https://www.conted.csueastbay.edu/ec2k/Heading.asp?heading_id=241
PDF Info Sheet: BIM Implementation Bootcamp
TLCD is hosting another RERUG event on August 22nd, this time the presentation will be focused on the Revit Technology Conference. Guy Messick was fortunate to attend the Revit Technology Conference last month in Stone Mountain, Georgia. So, he’s brought back information for your use in raising the bar on the possibilities of Revit in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities. We will look at an overview of the conference as well as highlights of the classes. See link below to register and get more info:
Guy Messick, TLCD’s Director of Design Technology just got back from the North American Revit Technology Conference (RTC) near Atlanta, Georgia. In keeping with TLCD’s goal of being one the of leading firms utilizing Building Information Modeling tools, this conference is essential. RTC is a unique, independent conference, covering all things Revit / BIM and the whole ecosystem that supports it. This aids TLCD in the quest for a better, smarter process, and a stronger, more sustainable AEC environment. Guy will be bringing the conference back by presenting at the next Redwood Empire Revit Users Group as well as in-house sessions. If you are looking to raise your BIM/VDC game, check out the 2013 conferences. By the way, check out the picture of those cute models of the cow and elephant, they were created entirely in Revit, and 3D printed from the models.
Guy Messick, AIA, Director of Design Technology at TLCD Architecture, has ramped back up the Redwood Empire Revit Users Group (RERUG) after a run at AXIA Architects. The first two meetings have been quite successful, and we invite you to attend future events, including the May 24th event focusing on Autodesk’s 2013 version of products. We are partnering with Ideate, Inc., so they will typically be attending meetings to answer any questions you might have about your software, but no hard selling! One of our recent events has inspired a similar event at the San Francisco Revit Users Group, coming up on May 9th (http://ideateinc.com/trng_emails/sf_revit_ug_invite.html) Also, check out the RERUG LinkedIn group as well (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Redwood-Empire-Revit-Users-Group-1775471?gid=1775471&trk=hb_side_g) Hope to see you at an event soon!
Our primary software and support source, Ideate Inc., has been asking us to have one of our Revit models printed on a 3D printer for some time, in order to get a first hand “feel” for the process. An opportunity recently came about, and we took them up on their kind offer.
We used the Mendocino Transit Authority project, and with minimal processing, sent the virtual building to LGM Architectural Visualization, http://www.lgmmodel.com/, for the work. The results are outstanding, and we are looking for the next opportunity to utilize this incredible tool.
Guy Messick, our Director of Design Technology will be one of the instructors at the upcoming California State University, East Bay’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) Certificate Program “BIM Boot Camp”.
The program focuses on implementing BIM into a business operation to optimize productivity, enhance a firm’s ability to manage the building design and construction lifecycle, streamline work processes and deliver projects more efficiently. This course is designed to help in planning and transitioning to a BIM methodology through a clear and concise format.
For more information, visit: http://www.ce.csueastbay.edu/certificate/bim/index.shtml
A big congratulations goes out to Architect Chris Bambauch, who recently passed his Revit Architecture 2011 Certified Associate and Professional exams. The Autodesk certifications are industry-recognized credentials that validate the skills and knowledge of the tools, features, and common tasks of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011. His expertise is a valuable resource at the firm and we are all happy to see his knowledge recognized!
TLCD Architecture is a leader in the integration of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and uses Revit extensively for all of our projects. Read more about TLCD’s BIM Technology and Services.
Informative video (see link below) of an interview by Forbes magazine of Autodesk’s Jeff Kowalski on how manufacturing will change in five years, in fact, it already has. Note: I discovered this via the Linkedin group “Revit Users”, where you can access high level discussions from around the world on not only Revit, but state of the art tech info for our industry.
KA Connect is a knowledge and information management conference for the
AEC industry. Thought leaders from all over the world come together San Francisco to share best practices, stories, and ideas about how they create, capture, and share knowledge in their firms. This link:here will take you to the recorded talks from the 2011 conference – think TED for the AEC industry.
Guy Messick will be presenting at this month’s San Francisco Revit User Group meeting on June 8th. He will be sharing highlights from several recently completed projects and discussing best practices. Don’t miss it!