Upcoming Events

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Feb
20
Thu
Reality Shift | Bridging Creativity with High-Tech @ AIA San Francisco
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whether you’re an established firm or a young studio, technology is rapidly evolving in the AEC market and clients are expecting high-tech when it comes to architectural design services. This is leading businesses to rethink their design approach. We will review how firms are adapting by shifting BIM earlier into the design process, generating ideas with algorithmic design, incorporating “real-time” visualization, and integrating immersive technologies such as BIMx, Unreal Engine and HTC Vive into their workflow. Join us to embark on a look at High-Tech in today’s creative workflow and glimpse the future where we envision how design technologies will impact the profession.
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Algorithmic Design Meets BIM

Discover how combining algorithmic design with BIM can be used to generate design concepts with tools such as ARCHICAD, Rhino and Grasshopper.

 

Influence of Gaming on Architecture

Explore the benefits of “real-time” rendering and how gaming engines are allowing architects to not just visualize a project but experience design.

Immersive Design – VR to Mobile

Examine immersion technologies that support the architectural design process without breaking the bank including BIMx, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.


Presenter:

  • Thomas M. Simmons, President, ARCHVISTA Consulting
  • Simmons was recently a speaker at the Graphisoft 2020GO Conference in Budapest and at the AIA California Monterey Design Conference. He has over 20 years of experience implementing BIM into architecture, interior design and construction companies ranging from small firms to multi-national corporations as well as management of the Architectural Record – Record Homes Virtual Tours and the award-winning NASA Virtual Tours.

What you will learn:

  • Review technologies that increase your presentation effectiveness to help sell your design.
  • Examine design and visualization solutions for architecture including BIMx, Rhino, Grasshopper, ARCHICAD, Unreal Engine and HTC Vive.
  • Discover how architects use immersion technologies, through case studies, to improve the understanding of a project and create better design decisions.
  • Explore how mobile and virtual reality are impacting methods for presenting and communicating in the design and construction phase.

AIA CE: 1.0 LU’s


Limited seats are available so register early.

Feb
26
Wed
3D Modeling Fundamentals | Bainbridge @ Office Xpats Event Room
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In order to use the benefits of real-time visualization you must first have a model of your project. There are a number of 3D modeling solutions on the market but for this class we will use ARCHICAD. This is the preferred BIM solution by architects for both design and production.

This class will focus on how you can quickly create a model with simple and concise steps. In this course you will learn:

  • Overview of the ARCHICAD interface
  • Understanding how to navigate a project with views.
  • Tips for 2D and 3D navigation
  • Commonly used keyboard shortcuts and commands
  • Instructions for drawing, modeling and editing
  • Other essentials to familiarize yourself with creating a design using ARCHICAD’s modeling tools.

2D to 3D | Why to Make the Transition to BIM | Bainbridge @ Office Xpats Event Room
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you’re still using 2D CAD such as AutoCAD or Vectorworks and you’re curious about BIM you should attend this seminar where we’ll introduce you to:

  • An overview of BIM (Building Information Modeling)
  • Advantages and benefits of an integrated 2D/3D workflow
  • How to create a smooth transition from traditional CAD to BIM

While 2D CAD systems are very powerful for drafting they fall short when coordinating project changes. This is why businesses are shifting to BIM to increase productivity and streamline a project’s workflow to:

  • Avoid mistakes due to different modifications
  • Improve the coordination between the different disciplines
  • Better analyze the building’s properties
  • and much more…

Bridging Creativity with High Tech | Bainbridge @ Office Xpats Event Room
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Whether you’re an established firm or a young studio, technology is rapidly evolving in the AEC market and clients are expecting high-tech when it comes to architectural design services. This is leading businesses to rethink their design approach.

We will review how firms are adapting to this change by:

  • Shifting BIM earlier into the design process
  • Incorporating “real-time” visualization
  • Integrating immersive technologies such as Unreal Engine and HTC Vive
  • Using mobile apps such as the BIMx Hyper-model for presentations, design review and on-site coordination.

Join us to embark on a look at High-Tech in today’s creative workflow and glimpse the future where we envision how design technologies will impact the profession.

Feb
27
Thu
BIM & Interior Design
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Looking to improve your interior design process with 3D modeling?
  • Want to automate cost estimates, asset management and furniture schedules?
  • Are clients asking for visualization & VR?
Discover how ARCHICAD can enhance your interior design workflow from concept to material and product selection while improving your design process.
Interior Design
You’ll uncover how to use ARCHICAD for:
  • Handling early design modeling and visualization of interior space
  • Using the model to explore ideas for material and color design options
  • Integrating objects from manufacturers for furniture, appliances, lights & more
  • Better coordination of documentation with layout solution for material boards
  • Improving client communication and engagement with design immersion.
Please join us to see how our industry leading BIM tool can improve your business productivity and reduce errors.
Mar
26
Thu
BIM & Interior Design
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Looking to improve your interior design process with 3D modeling?
  • Want to automate cost estimates, asset management and furniture schedules?
  • Are clients asking for visualization & VR?
Discover how ARCHICAD can enhance your interior design workflow from concept to material and product selection while improving your design process.
Interior Design
You’ll uncover how to use ARCHICAD for:
  • Handling early design modeling and visualization of interior space
  • Using the model to explore ideas for material and color design options
  • Integrating objects from manufacturers for furniture, appliances, lights & more
  • Better coordination of documentation with layout solution for material boards
  • Improving client communication and engagement with design immersion.
Please join us to see how our industry leading BIM tool can improve your business productivity and reduce errors.