Friday, September 29, 2017

In Memorial | The Consortium | & LARUG in October

We have very sad news to share.
Not only have LARUG, The BIM Consortium, and our extended friends and colleagues lost someone dear but also a family has lost a husband and father, son and cherished soul; Joe Mendez.

The following is from a page where, if you are so inclined, can help in any way you can:

"A beloved husband and father passed away on Saturday (Sept. 23rd).
Due to the sudden death of Joe Mendez financial arrangements were never made.
Any amount can help assist for funeral costs. Thank you on behalf of the Mendez family. God bless."

LARUG will be scheduling a meetup on October 25th at UploadLA, but we will get that info out next week through Meetup, as usual. We will spend some time sharing thoughts and feelings for Joe and the great impact he has had on so many of us in AEC and elsewhere...

We will always miss you Joe, you have left us far too soon... -Jz

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

LARUG Helping Kick Off LA-DRUGs | The dRofus User Group in LA Beginning July 2017

UPDATE: Date Changed!!! We will meet Thursday,  July 13th 2017...
LARUG joins forces to help kickstart LA-DRUG (Los Angeles dRofus User Group;)

This meetup will combine an LARUG presentation as well as the kickoff start to the Los Angeles dRofus User Group.

"LA-DRUG Meetings occur on a monthly basis varying in locations. Currently we have dRofus User groups in Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco and Dallas.

The Global dRofus User Group connects all the local dRofus User Groups in a single location. The purpose of all dRofus User Groups is to share knowledge and to build a community of experts to share tips and tricks with others."  

Presenting for dRofus is our long time BIM Friend Brok Howard.

"Brok is a Technical Account Manager at dRofus Inc. He leads the effort in implementation, training and support for all of North America. He is a registered Architect with BIM Management experience. Brok has over 18 years of experience working in the AEC industry on both large and small projects and has spoken on BIM and Data Management at BIM Forum, CSI National Conventions, and to other regional and local organizations. His background teaching at Washington University in St Louis and as a BIM Manager at HOK has prepared him to provide an advanced level of strategic training and implementation techniques."

The Meetup will be Thursday,  July 13th 2017 at 6p, at:the WeWork Fine Arts Building 12th Floor
811 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, Ca

The LARUG part of the presentation will focus on The Realities, Connected BIM and the obligatory 'more' so we hope to see you... did we mention a Keg of Beer???

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Time to BIM | What's Next

Our friends at USC Architecture are putting on their yearly BIM Conference and this year looks super, as super as they usually can be ;) Hit their site and register for one of the best values in life... OK, in BIM ;)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

As If Time Exists | Real Time Visualization

Click (the image below), Join (if needed) and Come on By RTKL Callison #DTLA) January 11th, 2017 6pm ;) You also might like: A bit on Time

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Unify The Sh!*% Outta Your Content!!! With Unifi problems, organizational issues?
Let's get unified ...with... you guessed it...
Unifi Labs!!! RSVP on LARUG's MeetUp Page.

Troy Gates will share some of his Unifi(ed), real-world (as if there is any other kind!!!) processes, examples and ideas for getting hold of the oft unruly content management. us at host/sponsor TitanAEC #DTLA offices at 633 West 5th Street, LA, CA 90071; Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 bring yourselves and we'll (try to) bring the awesome! ;)

BTW: is TitanAEC's building the one with the OUE SkySpace glass F*ck!$& slide? Hit the link to find out ;)

Bring your toughest questions, this ain't a marketing event & Troy can handle it, while being joined by some of the Unifi team

...though you'll probably buy Unifi's tools by about 7pm :D

CU There (?)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ch Ch CH Ch Changes | Revit Plans Budgets AECO Life You

LARUG Meetup | Wednesday August 24th 2016 6pm #DTLA

Hit the link above (or the image below) and signup (for free) if needed, then RSVP if you're planning on coming by so we can have proper amounts of food and 'refreshments' for everyone... The BIM is easy to get, it is the beer and ice that need RSVP's ;)

-LOL, I clipped out the topics on purpose fwiw ;)

Thanks to our long time friends and trusted colleagues (now new sponsor) TitanAEC
and thanks also to this month's host Gautam Shenoy and Steinberg Architects and always USCAD, Microdesk & Kelar Pacific for their continued support!

CU Soon!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

AR, VR You Know I Had My Share | LARUG @ RTKL, DTLA

We're at it again bringing you LARUG @ RTKL, DTLA with the following program:

-Just in case clicking the image doesn't work:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

USC BIM & You | 10th Annual USC BIM Conference | July 22nd

Hey all,
As Keren Kensek, our fave USC Architecture Professor is hosting a local BIM Conference that you don't want to miss (if you ask us ;) -As Karen wrote:

Another excellent BIM conference is coming in July!  
The Tenth Annual BIM Conference: Efficient, Productive, and Profitable Workflows is being held at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, on Friday, July 22nd, from 8 am – 5 pm

Over 25 experts will be speaking including Marcello Sgambelluri, Randy Deutsch, Jim Brain, Jon Anunson and more...
This symposium is absolutely a must for those firms and individuals staying on the leading edge of building information modeling.
Early registration before July 7th is only $35 (the best BIM bargain anywhere!).  After that it is $95. 
Go to (code: bim2016) to register. 
Lunch is provided.
This conference typically sells out due to its incredible content and low price, so register today.
The full schedule pdf is available at

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

∞ BIM | Beyond the (SUM) | = Excel 201

Hit the image (or this text) to get to our meetup invitation (sign up if you'd like to attend and aren't a member already; it's free and tastes great) ...then we'll see you Wednesday, June 15th, 6pm, at Gensler in DTLA where we will explore some I's of BIM...

This month we are pleased to have Richard Taylor from Ideate talking all sorts of I.

I as in Information; the literal and figurative fulcrum and center-point of BIM.

Richard will be followed by an open session with The Consortium, where you can bring any Q's to which we will provide some A's... and yes, I mean question and answer time, so bring it -and we'll try to help :)

Now back to the main presentation...and I paraphrase:
Excel permeates the AECO industries as a workhorse for a wide range of BIM related tasks; from cost estimating to data management, scheduling and (the oft cited herein) more...
In this presentation Mr. Taylor will cover and uncover Excel processes and functions used (and perhaps under-used) in AECO.
Learning Objectives:
• How to generate Pivot Tables to show counts and Area summaries.
• Create a drop-down list of all Space Types so they can be used to assign values to Spaces
• Concatenate
• Replace & Substitute
• Dissect the use of IF/THEN statements to calculate fixture quantity requirements based on the number of occupants...
See you there!!!