This class is focused on teaching designers to start each design with ease of transition to the documentation phases. You will learn how to prevent design-intent loss, making sure the design stays relevant during the complete project process. Software tools that work well together is the key to success, and this class will focus on FormIt 360 software to Revit Architecture software. There will be stops along the way into 3ds Max Design software and Navisworks software. Use the full suite to streamline a process and stay within your fees.
- Learn how to effectively create processes leading from design to document
- Learn how to create templates to transition from design to documentation
- Learn how to help non-Revit users participate in the design process
- Learn how to give the tools to staff for a successful workflow between project phases
Laura Kay Smith has been in the Technology Management side of Architecture for over 20 years, both as a business consultant and in-house expert, assisting firms to develop and harness technology to achieve better design. As a thought and technology leader Laura brings new approaches that assist the architectural teams she works with in transforming technology and design challenges into opportunities for innovation and practice excellence.Originally from Portland, Oregon, Laura moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada, in January 2011. During her time here, Laura has contributed in many ways to the advancement of BIM in Vancouver: She is a leader in BIM advocacy through participation in CanBIM, SmartBIM, local user groups, and multiple local and international conferences; she is developing BIM training for contractors on behalf of the local Construction Association; and she is working with the local Community college in their effort to create a BIM curriculum.As the author of the blog “BIMFreak”, and the ebook “How to Be a BIM Advocate”, her goals are to be a resource for implementing BIM technology and to provide expertise to guide all levels of users towards successful BIM and future-technology solutions.