Working for an AECO+ Company is like being in a committed relationship. As such, there are lots of ups and downs. Almost Everyone at one time or other wonders what it would be like to leave their firm and work somewhere else. When should that time be? Are your coworkers difficult to work with? Are you burned out from working long hours? Do you enjoy what you are doing? Does it have meaning? What about your boss? Are they making your life easier or harder? Do you want to advance, and your firm or co-workers are holding you back? Do you feel you are just getting paid too little? Is it really your firm or is it you that needs to change? How are all these questions affected by Covid? This class will discuss these questions and many more. This session will be designed so that the attendees will be given, and even encouraged, to give feedback and join in the discussion. So, bring your thoughts and complaints and your comments about your workplace and let’s dive right in!
Join us for a networking lunch and learn session. As Revit users and AEC Technologists, we naturally design, create and share. While the software used is not the focus, it is definitely part of the process. In addition to this consideration, we need to have access to the hardware to design, create and share. In this presentation, we will take a look at a Revit plugin author’s typical workflow and how the right hardware can make or break your workflow.
Join us for a networking lunch and learn session. Witness lethal hybrid performance and flexibility for Autodesk Workflows. Today, Mobile workstations are 100% more powerful than they were only 4 years ago at many Autodesk product design workflows. Maybe you thought it wasn't worthwhile upgrading your existing system yet, after all, a faster workstation doesn't make you a better engineer or designer. But with todays Intel Core HX hybrid Mobile Workstations, you will be measurably passively more productive. Autodesk Expert Elite Neil Cross along with Dell demonstrate the incredible flexibility and blistering performance of current generation Mobile Workstations with Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection, come and witness what's possible and have your questions answered in this lunch & learn special.
The AEC industry is still undergoing a digital transformation, VDC and the design-build project delivery method are accelerating, and the path to net zero is ramping up. So, how well prepared are you to succeed in our industry's dynamic environment? Although VDC and design-build project delivery are not new concepts, they are flourishing because they maximize returns on investments in time, money, and effort while achieving sustainability. Still, many in the AEC community have not fully adopted 3D BIM and collaborative project delivery, which can greatly improve project quality and value while reducing the built world's environmental impact. Join this session to explore why the combination of VDC, design-build, and sustainable design and construction are the ideal lenses for projects. A panel of industry professionals will discuss VDC, the design-build project delivery system, sustainable strategies, innovative technologies, real-world projects, and best practices.
When designing new products, it’s easy to focus on new technologies and futuristic forms, overlooking cultural heritage. This talk will explore how to take advantage of new innovative tools for designing, making, using, and connecting products, while maintaining a strong connection with the user’s cultural identity. An example of this process is Checho, a voice-controlled smart home hub that plays music, answers questions, and performs multiple tasks in and around the home, similar to Amazon Echo and Google Home. What makes Checho unique is its relation to Latinx culture. It’s made out of solid wood and accentuated with traditional Guatemalan fabric, which conceals its high-tech internal components. Checho was designed with Autodesk Fusion 360 software and fabricated via computer numerical control (CNC) milling, reinforcing the concept of using advanced tools without compromising traditional cultural identity. For more details on Checho, visit: https://www.rit.edu/artdesign/spotlights/checho-traditional-smart-hub