Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kill BIM!!! and other USC Symposia this Summer

In my BIM travels I have had the honor of being a guest lecturer in Karen Kensek's classes at the USC School of Architecture. So to help get the word out for some events this summer I am happy to share these with you all... though if you are in or around the Los Angeles area it may be more applicable...

Prof. Karen Kensek is putting on
The Fourth Annual USC Symposium on Building Information Modeling + Analytics Plus: Karen, along with Dr. David Gerber; also from the USC School of Architecture; are putting on LA: Kill BIM (BIM for a transforming profession)... you can find information and links for registration by clicking the 2 images above...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Analyze This!!! The effects of solar radiation from The Labs

Well, if you ever wanted to "Analyze the effects of solar radiation on various surfaces of your conceptual building model." right from Revit, then check out The Lab's newest Tech Preview video (for Revit) and click the link below the vid to get your own!!! This one's mine :-)

P.S. There are larger videos available from the link as well... Cheers

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Architecture Needs More Creativity and Less Boredom

Click the image above to see more; or less ;-) unique Architecture.
Thanks to the Strange Buildings and the Bored Panda... HUH, Who knew Pandas liked to blog???

BTW: I used these images since a friend and I traveled to Rotterdam (during a trip to Amsterdam & England, in the ...well, a long time ago), just to see these buildings.

We had a great time (as far as I can remember)!!! The Lesbian bars there are great in Europe (a friend and I were in our 20's and kept finding bars full of women (YAAY!!!)... then we found out that we were in 'foreign' territory (read as: Lesbian Bars) ...damn and no-one bought us drinks... or did they??? I guess since I don't recall all of those years they probably did get us drinks... and most likely kicked our asses too...

Anyhow, once we traversed some 2-way roads (in a nearby village) that can only fit one car, in any direction at any one time (yes, that's what I said) we got to the 'Kubus woningen' and were lucky enough to get into a few of them... Fucking brilliant work!!! Views looking both up and down... Very good vibe...

Editorial Alert!!!
We need more individual expressions of creativity (especially in Architecture) since these types of buildings are still thought of as odd... THEY ARE NOT ODD!!! too many people are simply too boring!!!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

SWEETS & Revit...Sweet!!!

There are more than the OOTB families 'out there', as we have discussed herein and elsewhere around the Blogosphere and by clicking the image above you will find 50 or so of these manufactures that provide Revit Content... just for YOU!!! OK, me too!!!

Be sure to check in on Bim.Construction.Com to find more from the McGraw Hill Construction family of publications.