Thursday, July 18, 2013

Leading The Way | Hardscape Following Revit Topographies

This past April Marcello Sgambelluri previewed a session he presented at RTCNA 2013 and since that's all over with; as promised here is the VIDEO LINK...or use the embedded version below!

The handout will be added just as soon as we get the final copy [Edit 09/18/2-13} is now available for us all, By Clicking Here, as well as using the embedded pdf (below the video in this post)! [End Edit].

Can hardly wait til his Modeling Simply Complex Topographies

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Marcello at Portland's PDXrug | Gotta Share The R.U.G. Love

Need we say more? Thanks to PDXrug for...well...PDXrug!!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Peering Into The: BIM FUTURES 2013 | USC School of Architecture Annual BIM symposium

Hey LA and anyone in town July 15th & 16th, who want to see some of the insights that will be discussed on the future of BIM... Not THIS BIM: Unknowing courtesy:


"The annual BIM symposium at USC School of Architecture, BIM FUTURES 2013, is two weeks away.  This year there are two days of excellent presentations!   

Monday, July 15th – presentations from thought leaders from many universities and Tuesday, July 16th, case studies from building industry professionals: architects, engineers, and contractors.  

 Space is limited – sign up today!  

 For a list of speakers and to register, please visit"

"The Seventh Annual BIM Symposium on Building Information Modeling:
Views from the Academy and the Profession

Conference coordinators:  Karen Kensek,, and Douglas Noble
 (website last updated 26 June 2013 – NOT DONE YET!)

BIM Futures 2013 will be held July 15th and 16th at the University of Southern California and is sponsored by the School of Architecture, the Chase L. Leavitt Master of Building Science Program. I am sorry for the primitive website, but I don’t have time to make it graphically compelling although I will keep it updated with current information.

This symposium will focus on the future of BIM, both from academic and professional viewpoints. Past events have quickly sold out; don’t wait until the last minute to register.  Each day will have about 10 – 15 speakers discussing the role, implementation, and future of building information modeling.  The current list of confirmed speakers is listed below.

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REGISTER HERE  (please remember that there are NO REFUNDS!)

Early bird registration is $10 for Monday, $25 for Tuesday. We CANNOT refund anything that you pay for on the website.  Really.  But you can send someone else instead – just have him/her check-in with the name that was registered.

Register separately for each day.  Yes, there is a small fee for each day – we noticed that if we don’t charge something some people sign up and then forget to show up or cancel thus preventing others who wanted to attend from coming.  We have a limited amount of spaces based on the size of the available lecture hall.

Monday, July 15th – Academic View  

Tuesday, July 16th – Professional View

The final complete schedule with the order of the speakers will be posted a week before the symposium.  Each day will go from approximately 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Monday, July 15th – Academic View – Thought Leaders of BIM

REGISTER HERE  (please remember that there are NO REFUNDS!)

Current list of confirmed speakers and affiliation.

Chandler Ahrens, Washington University, St. Louis, and Aaron Sprecher, McGill University, Engine of inFormation: Big data from small buildings

Mark Clayton, Texas A&M University, Learning with BIM: Architectural Concepts Embodied in Software

Peggy Deamer, Yale University, BIM, Marx, and Immaterial Labor

Stephen Hagan FAIA, Hagan Technologies LLC, AIA TAP

Anton Harfmann, University of Cincinnati

Timothy Hemsath, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Conceptual Energy Modeling:  Impact of Using Building Performance Simulation in Early Design Stages

Brian Johnson, University of Washington, One BIM to Rule Them All:  Future Reality or Myth?

Henry Johnstone, University of Arizona

Calvin Kam, Stanford University, CIFE

Karen Kensek, University of Southern California, BIM +10:  a Journey to the Future

Vallie Miranda, Texas A&M University, Architectural Programming in BIM

Murali Paranandi, Miami University, Ohio, Conceptual Information Modeling:  Fostering Creativity Through Transmedia Workflows

Paola Sanguinetti, Kansas University

Dennis Shelden

Hugo Sheward, Georgia Institute of Technology, Knowledge Based Building Information Modeling

Andrzej Zarzycki, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Tuesday, July 16th – Professional View – Case Studies

REGISTER HERE  (please remember that there are NO REFUNDS!)

Current list of confirmed firms and speakers.

(list is almost complete – update the information with all the firms and speakers)


Buro Happold: Kurt Komraus and Sarah David

CO Architects: Jenna Knudsen

Gensler: Reg Prentice

HDR: Matt Goldsberry

Hensel Phelps

HGA with TITAN AEC: Jonathan Bartling (HGA), Blaine Grantham (Titan AEC), TJ Tutay (Titan AEC)

HMC: Yunnan Allen

Morphosis: Kerenza Harris

Thornton Tomasetti: Jonatan Schumacher

Turner Construction Company: Viktor Bullain and Rocio Gonzalez"