AU 2007

CAD Shack

I Know I said I was going to post a parametric how to very next thing, but I wanted to mention that I will be teaching at Autodesk University again this year. If you are coming out to Vegas and you are interested, I will be teaching "A Simple Plan to Implement AutoCAD MEP 2008". I hope meet some of the fine folks that are kind enough to read my ramblings, so don't be afraid to say hi. See you in Vegas. AMEP Revit MEP

STAAD.PRO 2007

The Constructor

STAAD Pro is the professional’s choice for steel, concrete, timber, aluminum and cold-formed steel design of low and high-rise buildings, culverts, Softwares Structural Analysis Structural Engineering

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ABC National Convention – 2007 Student Construction Competition

C-School Blog

ABC’s Student Construction Management Competition brings together the top construction management students nationwide and gives them a glimpse into the real world of construction,” said Dave Meyer, 2007 ABC national chairman. The 2007 Student Construction Management Competition drew teams from a record number of 24 colleges and universities, competing for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes, as well as the coveted “Construction Management Champions” title.

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2007 ASC-AGC National Student Competition (NSC)

C-School Blog

Now that the ASC Regional Student Competitions are coming to a close. The next step is for the regional winners to head to the national competition in San Antonio. The snippet below from the AGC Website provides an overview of the competition: “The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) have joined forces to form the Annual ASC-AGC National Student Competition (NSC).

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Congratulations to the 2007 Winners of the AGC / ASC National Student Competition

C-School Blog

I came across the following list of the winning schools at the AGC / ASC National Student Construction competition ( website here). Ninth Annual National Student Competition Winners. Commercial Division – Sponsored by Turner Construction Company. Clemson University. Arizona State University.

Convert to 3D Solids is so ABS 2007

CAD Shack

First things first, I had this great idea, I wanted to write up a procedure for creating parametric parts in AutoCAD MEP, but I never seem to get around to it. So What do I do? I decided to write a teaser in this Blog, forcing the next thing I write on to be parametric parts. The down side is it didn't work. I still haven't been able to settle down long enough to get it done. But, don't lose heart, I haven't given up yet. It's on my to do list if that means anything.

Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: Building with.

Green Home Building

September 23, 2007. Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture. Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices.

Finality in the Initial Decision under the 2007 A201

Construction Lawyer Blog

Seventh Circuit Rules for Injured Construction Worker - Interprets Section 414 of Restatement » November 09, 2007. Finality in the Initial Decision under the 2007 A201. One of the new provisions of the 2007 AIA Documents is the establishment of an Initial Decision Maker. November 09, 2007 in arbitration , litigation , Mediation , news | Permalink. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Finality in the Initial Decision under the 2007 A201 : Recent Posts.

Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: A Short History.

Green Home Building

August 18, 2007. Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture. Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices.

Construction sees best month of job growth since March 2007

Construction Dive

Construction accounted for one-fifth of net new job creation in the U.S. last month

Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: Using.

Green Home Building

December 07, 2007. Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture. Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices.

Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: Stone Houses

Green Home Building

July 30, 2007. Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture. Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices.

Share of Unauthorized Workers in Construction Industry Falls Since 2007

Construction Equipment

The amount of unauthorized workers with construction or production jobs fell from 34 percent in 2007 to 29 percent in 2012. The share of all unauthorized workers with management and professional jobs grew from 10 percent to 13 percent, respectively. .

Revit Beginners: Revit News & Resources

Revit Beginners

Wednesday, April 25, 2007. The UK Revit Users group is hosting a Revit Design Awards 2007 but you have to work in the UK to enter. ▼ 2007. (17). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture. This blog will highlight some of the common questions and cool tips found in the process of transitioning our office to Revit. Revit News & Resources.

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Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: Slide Show of.

Green Home Building

November 02, 2007. Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture. Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices.

Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: Earthbag.

Green Home Building

November 26, 2007. Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture. Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices.

Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: Yurts: Living in.

Green Home Building

March 16, 2007. Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture. Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices.

Leading Sustainable (Green / LEED) Construction & Design Firms

C-School Blog

Source: 2007 Giants 300 survey. A large number of construction students are passionate about the trend in sustainable construction a.k.a. green construction, LEED construction.

ACE Mentor Program partners with U.S. Green Building Council

C-School Blog

The following article was taken from the Consulting – Specifying Engineer Website at: [link]. – Consulting-Specifying Engineer, 7/19/2006 7:59:00 AM. Officials of the ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE) and the U.S.

AutoCAD MEP Clash Reports

CAD Shack

Revit products have had the ability to report all interferences in a schedule since they came out, which has made them fundamentally better than looking all over the place to red lines hidden in a busy drawing in ABS/AutoCAD MEP. Well, here's a gem of an undocumented command for AutoCAD MEP.

Revit Beginners: Apply View Template to Schedules

Revit Beginners

Monday, April 30, 2007. ▼ 2007. (17). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture. This blog will highlight some of the common questions and cool tips found in the process of transitioning our office to Revit.

Follow-up to Type Catalogs

Do

Justin had a question comment, and I'll try to respond. I've posted two screen shots, one of the type catalog in Excel, and another of the family types dialog box from a related family (in this case lab casework).

Architecture Billings Index reaches highest mark since 2007

BD+C

The last three months have shown steadily increasing demand for design services and the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is now at its highest level since 2007.

Revit Beginners: More Evolution News - IES

Revit Beginners

Monday, April 02, 2007. ▼ 2007. (17). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture. This blog will highlight some of the common questions and cool tips found in the process of transitioning our office to Revit.

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Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: Recycled Houses

Green Home Building

May 16, 2007. Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture. Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices.

Revit Beginners: Evolution News

Revit Beginners

Wednesday, March 21, 2007. ▼ 2007. (17). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture. This blog will highlight some of the common questions and cool tips found in the process of transitioning our office to Revit.

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Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: Conics

Green Home Building

February 17, 2007. Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture. Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices.

Backups in my Journals! What!!!

Do

So, a new feature that some people may not be aware of in Revit 2008 (supposedly its published somewhere, but I don't remeber reading it). I found this quite accidently when I was messing around with journal files for something else. In the journals folder I found all sorts of rfa and rvt files.

Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: The Earthbag.

Green Home Building

February 04, 2007. Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture. Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices.

Fun with VTF (Variable Thickness Floors)

Do

So yes, undoubtedly we were all quite excited to see this feature (VTF - Variable Thickness Floors) enter Revit Architecture 2008 (development thanks to our structural friends).

Wall Schedules

Do

In case you didn't know. Wall schedules are smart when dealing with areas. If you add a window, the reported area for the wall will be reduced. Obvious really, but I don't trust anything until I've run my own tests. Why do I care?

Partition (not wall) Types

Do

So as most Revit users are aware, wall families in Revit can't really be seperated from the project file. Most people (I think) opt to put their firm's standard wall types into their project templates. However, being such a large firm we've opted for a slightly different approach.

Why didn't I think of this earlier?

Do

This may be obvious to some people, but it only occured to me recently. I was tagging rooms in colored plans, and my project manager wanted "big" names, but in some cases, big was going to be too big, so I needed different size room tags.

Chico State develops Building Information Modeling (BIM) knowledge

C-School Blog

Building Information Modeling, or BIM, has become a hot topic in the construction industry. At the ASC Student Competition in Reno, NV the BIM National Problem was one of the more popular student problems judging by the “standing room only” audience that watched the student presentations.

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Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: A Dream of.

Green Home Building

February 24, 2007. Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture. Sustainable architecture is an exciting and important field, with many people reviving traditional methods of building and others creating innovations to established practices.

Boise State’s Student Construction Management Association Sponsors Permanent Lecturer Position

C-School Blog

Many construction management programs across the nation are growing and one of the factors restricting the growth of the programs is finding qualified instructors for the coursework.

Better & Easier Detailing thanks to Object Override

Do

As some may know Rvit 2008 allows you to override and object's graphic style at the object level now, and not just the category and subcategory level.

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Published version of “Where Will We Find the Next Generation of Construction Managers”

C-School Blog

The Northern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) was kind enough to publish my article entitled, “Where Will We Find the Next Generation of Construction Managers” You can find the article here – on page 11 of the newsletter.

Non-signatory bound by agreement to arbitrate

Construction Lawyer Blog

Arbitrators award attorneys fees, contract notwithstanding » December 28, 2007. 2007 WL 3046273 (S.D. 15, 2007), the court held that a non-signatory to a contract that contained an agreement to arbitrate could be bound by the arbitration requirement. December 28, 2007 in arbitration | Permalink. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo. Werner Sabo is a partner at the construction law firm of Sabo & Zahn in Chicago.

East Carolina University (ECU) conducts Engineering and Technology Day for high school students

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