Thursday, October 03, 2019

AGCMO 9th Annual Design and Construction Technology Conference - Survey



Good afternoon STLRUG Members! The 9th Annual AGCMO Design and Construction Technology Conference, presented in partnership with the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC), will be held at the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) on Washington University’s Medical Campus on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
The Design and Construction Technology Conference Advisory Committee is in the process of creating the call for proposals for the 9th annual conference and would appreciate your feedback.
Please click on the survey link below and answer a few questions (3-5 minutes) to help us shape the conference in 2020.
DCTC Session Survey

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

June Learning Event Follow Up

All-

Thank you for joining us for the June Learning event. We had a great time of socializing and learning about Advanced Family Concepts in Revit.

Thanks again to our presenters Chris Link, Ellen Smith, Brian Myers, and Eric Bogenschutz. We had a fantastic venue location at Paric Corporation's office in West Port Plaza.

Be on the look out for an invitation to our Fall Social Hour. The date and time have not been selected yet, so if you know of a great spot for everyone to gather, talk about Revit, and socialize, feel free to reach out to us to let us know. We are available on LinkedInTwitter, and regular email.

As mentioned in the meeting, you will find a link to the families that were used during the presentation for you to dissect how those families worked during your leisure.

Monday, July 01, 2019

STLRUG July 2019 Learning Event - Advanced Family Creation

Come join us for the St. Louis Revit User Group July 2019 Learning event.  This event is focused on the number one requested topic from the User Survey that we did at the beginning of the year:
 
Revit Advanced Family Creation

We will be taking a deeper dive into the Family Creation Process and will showcase some of the more advanced functions of Family development, including nested components, formulas, Type Catalogs, Adaptive Components and nested arrays.
If you are new to Revit Family Building, please see the download link below to a handout of Revit Family Creation basics that you should read and become familiar with before the event.  We will spend the first 15 minutes or so reviewing concepts in the handout and asking for any questions before we move into the advanced concepts.

RSVP to the invite below!

Event Details
When: 
  • Thursday, July 11th 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Where: 
  • Paric Corporation Offices
  • 77 Westport Plaza, Suite 250
  • St. Louis, MO  63146



Come out and join us if you can!  Bring a colleague and introduce them to the group!
See ya there!

Monday, April 15, 2019

STLRUG April 2019 Happy Hour

BOCCE AND BEER @ MILO'S!!

Come join us for the second STLRUG Happy Hour of 2019! 
Bring some friends and colleagues to help grow our group!
Bocce ball is the vehicle for relaxation at this event!
Come  and throw a ball with us nerds!

Event is on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 from 5-9 PM.
The Bocce courts are only available until 6 PM, so come early if you want to play!

Milo's Tavern (5201 Wilson Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110) is our meeting spot for a night of fun and networking.
Come one, come all and bring a guest.

Click HERE for a link to the RSVP page.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

March 2019 Learning Event

UPDATE:
See link below to download a PDF of the presentation slides from this event:
STLRUG March Learning Event - Presentation Slides


Come out and participate in the first STLRUG event of 2019!
This is the rescheduled Learning Event from February 19th.

What: STLRUG March Learning Event
When: Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 5:30-8 PM
Where: 

          Hearth Room at Hawken House
          1155 South Rock Hill Road
          Webster Groves, MO 63119


This will be a Learning Event with the focus on Tips & Tricks within Revit. We are pooling all of our knowledge and experience and hope to share some great efficiency and workflow Tips for the first half of the session. The second portion of the session will be dedicated to helping solve user problems and answering questions about anything Revit. This will be in a "Stump the Chump" format and whoever brings the best question, tip or problem will be eligible for a giveaway from our wonderful sponsor for the event: Seiler Design Solutions!

So come on out to the Hearth Room at Hawken House on February 19th and be prepared to learn some stuff! I know I will!!

RSVP to the event here:


Don't forget to complete the User group survey if you have not yet!

Friday, February 15, 2019

AGCMO - BIM Education Program - 2019 Sessions



BIM is Back in 2019

The benefits and prevalence of BIM (Building Information Modeling) has grown. If your company hasn’t invested in it, it’s at least worth getting to know about it. Its staying power over the last decade has established it in the construction industry. Autodesk BIM 360 recently published Top Ten Benefits of BIM in Construction, an article summarizing the areas in which BIM has made headway in the construction industry. It’s a good read to get a synopsis.

The AGC of America has been developing the BIM Education Program (Units 1-4 & CM-BIM exam) for almost a decade, and Missouri is lucky in that some of the early authors of the program are still teaching it here. The program has been fine-tuned, and the AGCMO is offering it again this year.

The AGC of America BIM Program is returning to the AGCMO Construction Training School in March of 2019, followed by a group study session to prepare participants for the exam. The CM-BIM certification test will be scheduled at the testing center on a day/time that works for participant schedules.

2018 BIM participants work on the LEGO exercise in Unit 3, BIM Project Execution Planning. AGCMO’s launch of the new BIM Program in its 3rd Edition in 2018 was a success with a 100% pass rate on the first delivery of the 3rd Edition CM-BIM exam.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the BIM Program.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the CM-BIM Exam.
Questions? 
Contact Sarah Wright, Workforce Development Program Manager
314-678-1401, swright@stl-cts.org

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

February 2019 Learning Event and 2019 STLRUG User Survey

UPDATE!!!!
Due to the potential for nasty weather tomorrow night, the February Learning Event is being rescheduled for Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at the same location.  I will update the website with a new RSVP website for the updated event.  We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you at the rescheduled event.

Sincerely,

The STLRUG Planning Committee


Come out and participate in the first STLRUG event of 2019!

What: STLRUG February Learning Event
When: Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 6-8 PM
Where: 

          Hearth Room at Hawken House
          1155 South Rock Hill Road
          Webster Groves, MO 63119


This will be a Learning Event with the focus on Tips & Tricks within Revit. We are pooling all of our knowledge and experience and hope to share some great efficiency and workflow Tips for the first half of the session. The second portion of the session will be dedicated to helping solve user problems and answering questions about anything Revit. This will be in a "Stump the Chump" format and whoever brings the best question, tip or problem will be eligible for a giveaway from our wonderful sponsor for the event: Seiler Design Solutions!

So come on out to the Hearth Room at Hawken House on February 19th and be prepared to learn some stuff! I know I will!!

RSVP to the event here:
https://stlrugfeb2019learningevent.splashthat.com



2019 STLRUG User Survey



Want to help the STLRUG be more effective and focus on the topics that are most important to you??
Complete our short User Survey to help plan our events for the remainder of 2019!!
The survey is only 7 questions and should only take 5 minutes, so help us help you!!


The survey can be found at the following link:

Or scan the following QR code and access the Survey from your mobile device:


Thanks for your help in shaping the St. Louis Revit User Group!!


Thursday, January 10, 2019

2019 BIMForum in St. Louis - Call for Proposals

Hey St. Louis AEC Professionals, hope your 2019 has started off great!!

I wanted to call your attention to an amazing opportunity coming in September of 2019.
The 2019 BIMForum will be held right here in the great city of St. Louis!  The event is planned for September 16-18, 2019 and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Downtown by the Arch.
The call for proposals for the event is now open and this is a great opportunity to showcase how the St. Louis area is using technology enabled workflows and collaboration strategies to improve our delivery methods and build better facilities for our clients.  This is also a great conference to learn how other firms across our country are improving their practices.


The link to the Call for Proposals is below and they are looking to showcase the following:

BIMForum is looking to highlight case studies of how the building community is driving quantitative and qualitative outcomes through the development of model-centric workflows that address the entire design-build-operate continuum. In addition, we’re seeking to better understand the current cultural shifts and revisit the “human side of BIM” from past BIMForums. This will enable us to drive a better understanding of leadership qualities and strategies needed to produce the return on investment of BIM that comes from the refinement of traditional workflows and business practices as well as the growth of collaborative project delivery strategies. In the spirit of the conference being in the “Show Me State,” preference will be given to those presentations capable of demonstrating tangible examples of how metric-based results were achieved within the areas of interest defined above. Additional areas of interest are case studies on the following: 

  • Model-centric workflows, model reliability, less reliance on drawings.
  • The scalability of a BIM to address project delivery models beyond Design-Bid-Build, such as Design-Build, Design Assist and IPD.
  •  Legal challenges of BIM, what went wrong? 
  • Advances in BIM contract language.
  •  Implementation of BIM Execution Plans. 
  • Standards for the use of BIM and data throughout the lifecycle of projects.
Link to BIMForum 2019 Call for Proposals:

Don't miss out on this great opportunity!
I will make another post with links to the Registration page once that is open.