Gulf Coast Conference (Winter 2018)
A part of the:
Unlocking BIM: Practical Residential Project Enhancements Utilizing BIM Technology
Presenter: Benjamin N. Tabolt, President, CDG Project Studio, LLC, Colorado Springs, CO
Building Information Modeling is being integrated into residential building design to create tremendous opportunities for the entire project team. This session is focused on educating attendees on specific BIM applications to provide enhanced products and additional services to their clients. Included in this discussion will be specific examples of material take offs and costing data, energy modeling, sun study within specific building context and orientation, importing 3rd party BIM material (trusses, kitchen design etc.) and finally enhanced visualization.
Increase efficiency in project delivery by over 30%
Provide additional services to your clients to increase design budgets and profit margins by up to 100%
Learn about specific residential BIM applications and how they can be added into a standard set of design documents. ♦ Learn how to integrate 3rd party BIM technologies into your project to provide a streamlined, coordinated project delivery. ♦ Learn how BIM works for the designer, contractor, and client in unique ways.
Arts & Crafts Style Home Design: Details
As a counter-reaction to the abundance of ornamentation associated with the late 19th century design, the Arts and Crafts movement (1890-1920) called for simplification in art and everyday life. That feeling of “simplification” is a prevalent design force in today’s busy world. This 90 minute, photo packed Power Point presentation includes a 10-minute Q & A.
Understand authentic Arts and Crafts details, materials and resources, in order to accurately use them in new home designs and historical preservation projects. Explore this English Movement favoring the picturesque, with an emphasis on fine craftsmanship. Charles Voysey, William Morris, & Makay Hugh Braille Scott. Explore the American straightforward practical designs of the Arts and Crafts movement. Frank Lloyd Wright, Prairie School, Gustav Stickley/Craftsman, and the Green Brothers.
Attendees are invited to submit photos of their Craftsman Style projects for inclusion in the presentation. Sent them to info@AIBD.org and use the subject title: “Craftsman Example.”
How to Protect Your Business Financially and Legally
This session will focus on protecting yourself through the use of corporations and understanding corporate structures (sole proprietorship, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, S-corporations, benefit corporations). Contracts – general overview and types of contracts, understanding how contracts protect you or leave you exposed, and avoiding the pitfalls which crater your corporate protection.
Mad Men & Mid Century Modern Home Design
Few periods of design inspire such interest and affection as Mid Century Modern. The houses, interiors, furniture and decorative pieces of the 1950’s and 1960’s are still fresh and relevant today. The innovative structural forms, materials and colors provide a palate for design innovation. This 90-minute photo packed Power Point presentation includes a 10-minute group discussion.
Why does our culture love Mid-Century Modern? How do we identify the different MCM styles? How do we preserve MCM homes, while updating them for today’s lifestyle? How do we infuse new MCM inspired homes with authentic details?
Understand authentic Mid Century Modern details, materials and resources, in order to accurately use them in new home designs and historical preservation projects.
Attendees are invited to submit photos of their MCM projects for inclusion in the presentation. Sent them to info@AIBD.org and use the subject title: “MCM Example.”
The Not-So-Typical CAD Detail Library: Being Specific When it Comes to High Performance Design
Presenters: AIBD’s High Performance Homes Team
This session is focused on reviewing standard CAD details now available for AIBD professional members to use and to create a standard energy compliant drawing sheet to add to their residential designs. The session will include members from the High Performance Homes Team as we review these special details, comment on why they are important for high performance designs, and then provide these details for members to download and use in their cad files. The team will also use the 2017 International Builders Show Tiny House Lab Building, designed by the High Performance Homes Team, as a real life case study.
The AIBD High Performance Homes Team strives to be the resource for Designers, Builders, and Consumers in the quest to design and build energy efficient, comfortable and environmentally safe homes.
Lunch and Learn Presentation (February 2nd)
Presenter: Brian Corder, BuildBlock Building Systems
Join BuildBlock ICFs for a lunch and learn about the many different products that can be used when designing and building an ICF home. BuildBlock will introduce their new BIM design tools, online training, and take you behind the scenes of several projects, large and small. We’ll share tips and tricks to help make your design and build easy and straightforward.
Breakfast and Learn Presentation (February 3rd)
Presenter: Peter Bambe, StruCalc
Learn how you can dramatically save time on all your projects using a revolutionary feature in StruCalc called Load Tracker. Be a part of the in depth discussion of the many different tools available in StruCalc to help you maximize your use of the software as well as a discussion of the many structural design factors used in obtaining the calculation outputs.
You can download a 30 day free trial of StruCalc on our website www. strucalc.com to help you get more familiar with how it works. We invite you to also bring sample problems you would like us to help you solve.
Additional note: You do not have to be an architect or professional engineer requiring continuing education to attend this course. It is open to all personnel involved in the structural design of residential and light commercial projects who want to learn more about StruCalc.