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May 2017

Folia & BIM : Design thru Fabrication

May 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

ALL MEMBERS – School facility construction is constantly facing significant pressures on project cost and schedule. Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, through a collaboration between industry leaders Blach Construction and Gregory P. Luth and Associates, has developed a new solution to these problems. Folia is a pre-engineered and pre-fabricated two story classroom building that can cut project delivery time in half while also reducing cost by 15% or more, all with no compromise in building quality. We have achieved these results through…

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June 2017

ARCHICAD & the Commercial Builder

June 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

ALL MEMBERS – In this session, explore how General Contractors can utilize ARCHICAD to help plan and execute a commercial construction project. Learn about each role making up the construction team, their associated data types used to report the project status, and how to combine workflows so each contributor adds their individual part to the greater whole. Learn how to organize 2D & 3D content from both design teams and subcontractors, including PDF’s, DWGs, IFC and other common 3D formats, and perform…

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September 2017

Creating Your Toolkit for Sustainable Design

September 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

ALL MEMBERS – Certification programs like LEED v4 and The Living Building Challenge have raised the bar for design teams to new levels. We are being asked to understand more areas of building science such as product chemistry, computational fluid dynamics, embodied carbon, and life cycle analysis. This requires out-of-the box thinking and a new toolkit that reaches into other disciplines and new technologies. As a result, Sustainable Building Design at the highest level requires an in-depth and fine-tuned design…

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October 2017

ARCHICAD from Solo Practitioner to Thriving Firm

October 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

ALL MEMBERS – If you’re a small firm, a solo practitioner planning to open an office, or a small office hoping to expand, you’ll want to hear Ken and Mark discuss what his firm learned as they’ve grown from a one-man operation to a two-office firm with locations more than 1,500 miles apart. Now operating in Basalt, CO, and Asheville, NC, KA Designworks also adds consultants to their team as the workload ebbs and flows. And those consultants might live…

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November 2017

Small Firm Uses BIM to Tackle Big Projects

November 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

ALL MEMBERS – Jeff’s four-person firm remodeled an existing 100-year old home in San Francisco, a $32-million-dollar project that grew to 11,000 square feet, with the help of ARCHICAD. Only the façade of the double-wide house was left untouched as the redesign went forward; every element, inside and out, was custom, except for door hardware, and even that was finished on-site. Jeff will demonstrate how ARCHICAD helped his team model complex, detailed wooden walls, doors, an elliptical spiral stair made…

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December 2017

Modern to Historical | Building Custom Components

December 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

ALL MEMBERS – The success of using ARCHICAD on any project is in part due to it's flexibility to model design elements that have custom forms. In this seminar we will review several projects including a modern residence on the California coast and an historic library conversion in Alameda that both showcase how to architects, builders and designers can create an ARCHICAD model with a high level of detail. Join us as we discuss quick methods to add detail to…

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