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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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February 2018

Detailing in BIM with ARCHICAD

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

ALL MEMBERS – Getting details just right on your designs without overloading your model can be a bit tricky. In this ARCHICAD In-Practice session, Jamie Ingram with UHA London demonstrates different techniques for modeling complex assemblies and construction systems. His methods include custom library parts creation, optioneering filters and the new railing tool. All the details can then be extracted directly from the model, and be kept live, in a true BIM workflow without requiring any 2D drafting at all.…

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March 2018

ARCHICAD & Profit

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

ALL MEMBERS – As much as we all love ARCHICAD, it is only a tool. In order to make a good profit, we must get the best out of it. Join this In-Practice Presentation to discover how to leverage your investment in software and training to increase practice profits. Timothy Ball, with JHD Architects, a modest residential practice in Tunbridge Wells, shares how his firm developed workflows and systems that help them achieve a very good profit. The key to…

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April 2018

Getting the Most from Your Model

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

ALL MEMBERS – Graphic Overrides, 3D Styles & More – The heart and soul of ARCHICAD is using a single building model to create a variety of deliverables. We will explore creating a detailed, but not too detailed, Base Model appropriate to generate various 2D and 3D outputs. We'll use Graphic Overrides, 3D Styles, and a few other techniques to configure those outputs. We'll discuss the merits and limitations of these methods as well as how they mesh with other…

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May 2018

UC Davis – A Design Build Proposal

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

ALL MEMBERS – For more than twenty years, Mogavero Architects has been building livable communities through award-winning architecture, planning and urban design. In this In-Practice Presentation Sam Kingore and Cesar Medina, both intimately involved with the project, share how they used ARCHICAD to create a design build proposal for the UC Davis Tercero Dining Commons. The time frame to complete the proposal was very short and very intense. You'll discover how they approached the process using ARCHICAD; what the original…

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