9th Annual Design & Construction Technology Conference: Session & Presenter Information
Tuesday, October 20, 2020| 7:30 AM -- 4:30 PM | Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC)


  


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Conference Theme: Project Lifecycle

The 9th DCTC will focus on the value technology brings to the overall ‘Project Lifecyle’ of building design and construction. Four focus tracks will guide attendees through the various stages of project delivery, along with hands-on learning labs for in-depth process and tool focus.

                          
Opening Keynote: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., EPNEC Auditorium (1st Floor)

Phillip G. Bernstein FAIA, RIBA, LEED ® AP

Phil Bernstein is an architect, technologist and educator. He is an Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture where he received both his B.A. and his M.Arch. He was formerly a Vice President at Autodesk where he was responsible for setting the company’s future vision and strategy for technology, as well as cultivating the firm's relationships with strategic industry leaders and associations. 

Prior to Autodesk, he was a principal with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. His books include Architecture | Design | Data – Practice Competency in the Era of ComputationBuilding (In) The Future:  Recasting Labor in Architecture and BIM In Academia. He is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council and former Chair of the AIA National Contract Documents Committee.

                                                                                                     

Closing Keynote: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., EPNEC Auditorium (1st Floor)



Steve Burrows, CBE

Steve Burrows is an experienced executive and a professional engineer. He was on the Board of Arup, led AECOM's Building Engineering Business in the Americas and WSP's US Buildings Business. He then joined Katerra where he was an executive responsible for engineering across the firm. He is known for his projects including the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Apple Campus.

Steve is also passionate about AEC as a career and so is a regular speaker on radio, podcasts and print media, as well as making TV shows such as Time Scanners and the IMAX movie Dream Big. He was awarded the Brunel Medal in 2004, was made a Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty the Queen in 2009 and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by his alma mater in 2018.

He considers the technological disruption of AEC to make this the greatest time in history to be in this industry, and he remains active with several start-up companies seeking to disrupt construction.


Planning & Design Track:

# BIM is Not an Option: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Seminar Room B (2nd Floor). A well-defined BIM Execution Plan (BEP) is critical to the success of a project in today’s market, yet it is often overlooked. What typically happens with a BIM Execution Plan? Parties critical to the project, representing all of the involved disciplines, sit down together early, either before or at the start of a project, and determine the scope of work for BIM on a project.

Scope of work can span from the design to the operations phases, evaluating how BIM will be used during each project phase. Deliverables are agreed upon, levels of detail are determined for different phases of the project, and the project team members are identified very early in the process so that they may accomplish their scope of work with a minimum disruption to the project schedule.

When implemented well, the BEP becomes a working, living document that is a solid reference for process and deliverables throughout the project and provides all project team members with a metric by which to measure. When not implemented well (if at all), the BEP might be looked at once and then never used again, at which point the team members go off in their own directions on the various processes, developing procedures that may not respect the overall impact to the project.

After much experience implementing BIM on both the design and construction sides of the trade, it became apparent that BIM Execution Plans should be treated as project planning.  When the BEP is used as a project management tool (not just a BIM tool), it becomes valuable to the whole project team.

BIM Planning is Project Planning and the goal of this session is to share Apogee’s approach to BIM/Project planning, both the successes and failures, so our peers in the industry may learn from our experiences.

Presenter:


Adam Lega, Apogee. Adam Lega, CM-BIM, is BIM Manager for Apogee Consulting Group, P.A., where he focuses on training, standards, technical support, BIM, project planning, and digital design. He graduated from University of Kansas in 1997 with his Bachelor of Science, double-majoring in Architecture and English.  He eventually found his focus in Information Technology and BIM/VDC. Adam has been in the Design and Construction industry since his graduation. He worked at Revit Technology Corporation (before acquisition by Autodesk), as well as some notable design and construction companies.  He has helped with video production for the Oscars and managed the EJAF Oscar Viewing Party design and construction. Adam has created and developed standards, workflow processes, and established deliverables for BIM across the AECO industries.  He co-founded the AGC St. Louis BIM Committee and was a member on the USACE/Industry BIM Consortium.  Adam is also a registered AGC CM-BIM instructor. Adam likes to spend time with family, and he likes doing pretty much everything, or he tries everything twice to make sure.  His favorite food is an In & Out burger.

# A Million Points of Data: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Room 308/310 (3rd Floor). What happens when you have deliverables for a project that do not meet with original scope and project requirements? As consulting engineers, we find ourselves fighting an uphill battle against time and budgets to fully understand site conditions, client requirements, and avenues of project progress, all from afar. The promise of laser scanning and reality capture often leaves us disappointed in the unrealized potential, due to some common misconceptions: 


1) A model can be created from a point cloud with the push of a button.
2) Laser scanning gives us all the information we need.
3) Anyone can do laser scanning.

At Apogee, we have busted these misconceptions many times, through very sobering, eye-opening experiences. Crafting a model based on a point cloud requires time, energy, and solid effort on the part of our production teams.

The truth is that laser scanning is no longer cutting edge. The technology has been around for more than two decades and the threshold for implementation is rapidly lowering, to the point where almost any firm can capitalize on just some of laser scanning’s potential.

Our session will focus on metric-based results that qualify and quantify why we started using laser scanners for production -- in order to improve upon our traditional survey techniques.  Using case studies from both successful and unsuccessful laser scan projects, we will explain to attendees our best practices for implementing laser scanning and reality capture in our building documentation processes; we will demonstrate how even partial use of laser scanning can help increase a company’s productivity and profitability.

Presenters:


Adam Lega, Apogee. Adam Lega, CM-BIM, is BIM Manager for Apogee Consulting Group, P.A., where he focuses on training, standards, technical support, BIM, project planning, and digital design. He graduated from University of Kansas in 1997 with his Bachelor of Science, double-majoring in Architecture and English.  He eventually found his focus in Information Technology and BIM/VDC. Adam has been in the Design and Construction industry since his graduation. He worked at Revit Technology Corporation (before acquisition by Autodesk), as well as some notable design and construction companies.  He has helped with video production for the Oscars and managed the EJAF Oscar Viewing Party design and construction. Adam has created and developed standards, workflow processes, and established deliverables for BIM across the AECO industries.  He co-founded the AGC St. Louis BIM Committee and was a member on the USACE/Industry BIM Consortium.  Adam is also a registered AGC CM-BIM instructor. Adam likes to spend time with family, and he likes doing pretty much everything, or he tries everything twice to make sure.  His favorite food is an In & Out burger.


# BIM Adoption & Standards Panel: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Seminar Room B (2nd Floor). We all, and I mean all, struggle with BIM Adoption. You are not alone! There are different methods for BIM Adoption: Top-Down, Bottom-Up, Inject BIM from the Side, Lunch and Learns, Learn it on Your Own, and the list continues. This panel will discuss what should be our goals with BIM Adoption on the design and construction side of the built environment. Where should our efforts be placed in training and meetings? What processes should one establish for training and interactions within a firm when thinking about BIM Adoption? What are the lessons learned in organizations which can prevent the same mistakes moving forward?

Moderator/Panelists: 


Micah Gray, GMA Architects. Micah comes from the Architecture industry, working with individuals throughout organizations to analyze new technology and to implement industry trends to improve multiple processes throughout their firms and to prove value for why new technology in your company is a must. Micah is a registered Architect in Missouri, calls St. Louis home, and currently works in Revit, Dynamo, and the Revit API and focuses on building processes that create efficient workflows.
 

Andrew Rider, Woolpert. Andrew always had a passion for technology and problem solving. This has translated into a career in BIM management and Design Technology management.  Andrew’s goal is to provide meaningful management of interaction, workflows, and tools in the design and construction industry.
 

Precon & Construct Track:

# BIM in the Fast Lane: What Turner's Million Square Foot Project Can Teach You About Coordination: 10 a.m.- 11 a.m., Room 303 (3rd Floor). This class details a VDC-based workflow we implemented on a million square foot project in Des Moines, IA. The class will cover the use of software products like Revit, BIM360 Glue, Navisworks, BIMTrack, etc. for an effective and efficient coordination process. It will also explain how we utilize Lean techniques like 5S during our BIM coordination process. By the utilization of a tracking system like BIMTrack, we were able to eliminate wastes like redundancy, over processing, and waiting from coordination process. We will also share insights on how we run clash tests and assign those clashes to our trade partners so that they can effectively resolve issues assigned to them. This leads to better transparency, efficiency, and communication between different teams involved in the coordination process. The class covers lessons learned in the journey of transferring from a traditional coordination process to collaborative BIM-based collaboration.

We utilize PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Adjust) in our clash resolution process. Involvement of the design team in the trade BIM coordination meeting enables the design team to better communicate design intent during the coordination process. Involvement of the facility management team during the coordination process helps not only to resolve coordination issues in the field, but also to resolve operation and maintenance-related issues. Overall, the involvement of stakeholders from the Trade Partners, GC, Owner, Facility & Operation, and Design Team provides a simple way to combine the entire project lifecycle into one meeting, leading to a “build digitally first” approach.

The attendee will gain insight into the BIM coordination process we have implemented in our job, the use of different software to create a VDC-based workflow, and learn about the challenges involved in the alignment of the trade teams with each other and with the design team/owner.

Presenters:


Jonathan Evans, Turner Construction Company. Jonathan enjoys being on the cutting edge and loves a good proof-of-concept. He is a Mechanical Engineer turned VDC Engineer with Turner Construction and has been in the AEC industry for two years. He started his career in 2017 as a Technical Management Associate for a steel mill in Texas, then found himself in Iowa working as a VDC Engineer for Turner Construction. Though his job description concerns the management of the reality capture process and BIM coordination, he also enjoys championing VDC innovations that can be applied across jobsites and regions.


Suman Paneru, Turner Construction Company. Suman Paneru has a passion and dedication for the practice of virtual design and construction in the AEC industry. He has over five years of experience in the implementation of cutting-edge technology, especially on industrial and commercial buildings in the US and abroad. He holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture and Master’s in Construction Management. He is currently working as a VDC Engineer at Turner Construction where he is pushing for the “build virtually first” approach, specializing in BIM Coordination.

# Round Trip - From Reality to Virtual and Back Again: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Room 303 (3rd Floor). This session will look at the use of reality capture throughout the life of a project, exploring the benefits during design, construction, and post construction. See how better-informed designs can be with “real” existing conditions. The session will address how data can be translated and used for design, coordination, verification, and record documentation.

Presenter:


Andrew Rider, Woolpert. Andrew always had a passion for technology and problem solving. This has translated into a career in BIM management and Design Technology management.  Andrew’s goal is to provide meaningful management of interaction, workflows, and tools in the design and construction industry.

# Inside Out: Mobile Scanning and Point Cloud Manipulation: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m, Room 308/310 (3rd Floor). This session will demonstrate interior and exterior LiDAR scanning using a mobile scanner. We will scan the venue using a handheld scanner for the interior, and use a UAV (drone) to scan the exterior. This will yield a federated data set, which we will use to create 2 floor plans and import into authoring tools for modeling purposes.

Presenters: 


Chris Link, CRB. Chris Link has 20 years of design, CAD/BIM and project management experience. His qualifications include Architectural design and project management over various types of commercial and hospitality projects. Chris has also developed and administered several BIM/CAD systems at several firms, including setup and standards development, staff training and support, and development of advanced workflows. Chris has been using Revit since 2005 and is an Autodesk Certified Professional in Revit Architecture, MEP and Structural. Chris is also a Construction Document Technologist (CDT), a LEED Accredited Professional, holds a Certificate of Management - Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) from the AGC of America and is also a CM-BIM Instructor and a Part 107 certified UAV pilot. Chris is also the founder and President of the St. Louis Revit User Group. (STLRUG)


Mr. John Offield, Seiler Design Solutions. John Offield has over 25 years of field experience from Design Build, Engineering and Architectural firms. John has also been a speaker for the AIA, SMACNA, Structures Congress of Americas, AUGI, CADCAMP, Autodesk events and publications for several Autodesk software over the last 20 years. John has utilized his Design Build, Architectural, MEP, and Structural design experience with his combined software knowledge / skills to implement BIM into firms small and large. Specialties include workflows between multiple offices and disciplines of BIM / VDC, scanning and hardware, standards, project coordination, and content creation with Revit, Dynamo, Navisworks, and other AEC Autodesk software. John is also an Autodesk Certified Instructor ready to implement custom training and software / hardware workflows. On the personal side, John enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and extended family members (3 dogs), being outdoors working on his farm (fishing, hunting, camping, etc.), gardening, playing guitar, going to concerts.


Mark Schnesk, Seiler Design Solutions. Mark Schnesk has almost 30 years experience as a civil engineering technician along with experience in surveying and geospatial analysis. Mark has worked with firms in Michigan, Florida, and Illinois on various infrastructure projects including transportation, utility, and land development. Mark also brings to Seiler Design Solutions several years of field experience in both surveying and infrastructure design. Mark is a native of Flint, Michigan but now resides in Union, Missouri with his family. Mark graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1991. Mark is an AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional and also an FAA Part 107 licensed drone pilot.

Handover & Operate Track:

# Enabling Project Delivery Best Practices Through Integrated Technology: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Room 308/310 (3rd Floor). This session will explore the value propositions across the project lifecycle of integrated project delivery platforms focusing on collaboration, auditability, and consistent enablement of best practices and processes. Challenges facing project teams and their demonstrated solutions will also be covered. The session will conclude with a discussion of innovation in the industry and the integration of drones, 4D/5D scheduling, AI, and other exciting technologies into project delivery.

Presenter: 


David Bullard, Oracle Construction & Engineering. Dave Bullard, Senior Director, Product and Industry Strategy, Oracle brings over 20 years of experience in the utilities and process manufacturing industries to Oracle. Most recently, Dave was the Manager of Data Analytics, Reporting, and Project Controls for non-nuclear generation at Ameren, a regulated utility headquartered in St. Louis, MO, USA. During his 10 years at Ameren, Dave led a scheduling team using Oracle Primavera P6 for major project and integrated outage (program) management, implemented OPPM and Oracle Primavera Unifier and championed their adoption across the enterprise, spearheaded multiple process improvement initiatives, and drove higher standards and expectations for both operational and project reporting using Oracle Business Intelligence solutions.

Prior to joining Ameren, Dave worked at Anheuser-Busch for 10 years, where he executed utility system projects at multiple breweries across the country, developed detailed bottom-up estimates for major capital projects, and provided industry and competitive financial analysis for the US beer industry. Dave was introduced to the Construction Industry Institute (CII) at Anheuser-Busch and subsequently leveraged that experience at Ameren, where he was their Implementation Champion and CII's Implementer of the Year in 2011.

# Helping Owners with Project Lifecycle: Guide to Creating FM Standards, Delivering Projects with Data, and Implementing/Creating Management Solutions: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Seminar Room B (2nd Floor). You (the Client) have a big organization that manages millions of square feet of facilities across many campuses in various states. You also hire Architects, Engineers and Contractors to design and build new facilities, and then you “onboard”, manage and maintain those new facilities along with all the other existing facilities you already manage and maintain. In addition, you also likely manage and maintain people that work in those facilities; you manage and maintain real estate leases; you procure, manage and maintain all equipment and systems in those facilities, and you also likely deal with resource, budget, utilization planning & project management to make sure your internal supply and demand is in sync. You also likely do business with a lot of service and equipment vendors that your company relies on in order to function. And lastly, you likely have multiple departments and hundreds (if not thousands) of employees performing all those functions. All those departments are likely siloed and (to varying degrees) disconnected from each other, often leveraging their own heavily customized tools, information, and resources in their daily operations, in order to get their work done. This is costing your organization a lot of time and money, with minimal cross-departmental intelligence.

This session addresses where and how you begin to improve this ongoing operational lifecycle process in the following ways: 1) Looking at all the siloed aspects of what your organization does, and connecting the dots to streamline how you do your business, 2) Help your teams understand what they really need to manage their assets, workflows and facilities, and to define a meaningful facility management standard your design and construction partners should follow, 3) Eliminate duplication of effort and put all your operational data into one place so that you can analyze the resulting performance data and develop improved ways to do things in the future, 4) Eliminate a lot of tools your organization uses and avoid all the associated training, management, infrastructure and other upkeep costs, 5) Develop a process for your future Built Environment that prevents all those issues from becoming problems in the first place and avoid all the associated costs.


Presenter:


Marin Pastar, AIA, NCARB, Jacobs. Marin is a Registered Architect and Innovation & Technology expert. He started his professional career 15+ years ago as a very technical production architect and project manager. Through his personal practice and project experience, he realized how disjointed the Design and  construction industry is, and the vast amount of room for process improvement. As a result of his efforts to connect the AEC industry and improve his own projects, his career evolved into becoming a Technology & Innovation expert. He was involved in all aspects of Project Delivery from Design, Visualization and VR/AR, Integration of Reality Capture and UAS systems, to streamlining AEC Workflows from Planning, Design and Construction, into Facility Management and Operations. He is a strong advocate for the Owners, striving to eliminate the costly duplication of efforts in project execution, and move closer to the ideal Built Environment consisting of true Buildable Design followed by a Digital Twin IoE deliverable.

In his current role at Jacobs, Marin focuses on leveraging his extensive AEC/O industry experience to help project teams discern project technology & innovation constraints and opportunities. He is passionate about developing the most suitable project execution strategy that leverages advanced Virtual Design & Construction tools and workflows in innovative ways to help streamline the Design/Construction delivery, and achieve a digital handover of the Built Environment suitable for the Owner’s Asset Lifecycle Operation & Management process.

How the USACE Advanced Modeling Requirements Drive Downstream Project Success: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., EPNEC Auditorium (1st Floor). 

Presenters:


Brandon Meinert, USACE. Brandon Meinert currently serves as the Advanced Modeling Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District. As a technical specialist for the district, he is responsible for leading and supporting the use of advanced modeling technology, training staff, performing quality assurance on all BIM, CIM, CAD, and GIS deliverables, and ensuring all advanced modeling processes happen in parallel to support the project’s lifecycle. 

In addition to his twelve (12) years of experience working for the USACE, he has also served on several industry committees over the years, including the USACE/Industry BIM & CIM Consortia, where he helped develop many of the USACE’s advanced modeling requirements and co-authored the NBIMS-v3 Practical BIM Requirements. 

Brandon’s current goal is seeking out ways to better align how public and private sectors utilize emerging geospatial technologies in order to improve project delivery methods for federal projects. 


Lauren Williams, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Lauren Williams is a VDC Manager at McCarthy Building Companies Central Region in St. Louis, MO.  She graduated from Stanford University in 2005 with a BS in Civil Engineering and has since established herself as an ambitious Construction Management professional who demonstrates a strong passion for construction technology, process management, and virtual design and construction.  At McCarthy, Lauren is responsible for leading the VDC team for the $1.7B new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency western headquarters construction project in St. Louis, MO – an effort managed and executed in partnership with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and a team of Design-Build partners – in which she and her team will advocate for and implement integrated VDC solutions for the lifecycle of the project, from design through handover and operation.  Lauren holds a Certificate of Management – Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) from the AGC of America and is the current Chair for the AGC of America’s IT Forum Steering Committee.

Strategy Track:

Technology Leadership Panel: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., EPNEC Auditorium (1st Floor). TBA

Moderator/Panelists:


Russ Young, FMI Corporation, Panel Moderator/Coordinator. Russ is a senior consultant and leads FMI’s technology partnering program, having worked with tech partnering programs his entire career. Russ also provides experienced consulting to stakeholders in the E&C industry, enabling them to maximize the benefits of technology solutions in their business. Prior to his time with FMI, Russ utilized his strong background in technology partnerships, combined with his entrepreneurial experience, to start one company and significantly grow three technology companies for acquisition. He helped run and grow LTech, a cloud technology integrator and consultancy. In this role, he helped Google Enterprise and Amazon Web Services provide sophisticated technical solutions to enterprise clients. Russ spent seven years on Google’s Partner Advisory Board  advising and helping  Google  grow  to  a  $100  million  enterprise while speaking for Google to Fortune 500 clients and audiences of up to 25,000 people. More recently, Russ ran the global partnership team for Bronto, a technology company that was successfully acquired by Oracle in 2016. In this role he helped build long- term, strategic technology and implementation partnerships to drive over 70% of the companies’ revenue, primarily in North America, EMAE and APAC regions.

Fostering Community & Diversity in the AEC Industry: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., EPNEC Auditorium (1st Floor). While the percentage of minorities in the construction and design industry has been on a slow and steady increase over the past decade, there remains a large disparity between women and minorities in management and men in management. On the technology (BIM, VDC, etc.) side, the disparity is even larger. The structural and cultural norms that have been in place continue to feel like large immovable objects. During this panel we will chip away at this block and give attendees actionable plans to take back to your own firm and community.

Moderator/Panelists: TBA

# Data Wins! Using an Analytical Approach to Computer Hardware Selection: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Room 303 (3rd Floor). Is your firm using the right hardware for your workload? Are you running into cost issues with IT? Learn how using actual hard data turned around a process that used to be done by people who weren’t on the front lines to a process that increased productivity for end users who are the lifeblood of our firms.

During this session we will discuss how to grow a homegrown consensus, using data to back your findings and how to implement your plan of bringing the right hardware to the right people in your organization.

Presenter:


Eric Bogenschutz, HOK. Eric is a highly motivated and ambitious architect with established expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM). He has the ability to adapt quickly to industry technology shifts, keeping the firm in an advanced position as it relates to the adoption of BIM concepts. Eric leads many efforts in the St. Louis HOK office including: 3D Laser Scanning, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) and Hardware Benchmarking. He is a proactive thinker and a creative problem solver, allowing him to multi-task on many topics as they relate to the digital practice. He also has an excellent ability to communicate, teach and learn, to support firmwide efforts in design, coordination and construction.

Lab Track:

# Dynamo for Beginners: What is it, and how can it help me?: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Seiler Computer Lab/Seminar Room A (2nd Floor). You have heard the hype, “Dynamo makes you so much faster at everything. How are you not using it?” Put that Dynamo shaming behind you with this interactive lab where we will walk through multiple examples that will get you started using Dynamo along with examples for you to take back to your organization to continue your learning journey and share with coworkers on how to use Dynamo.

Presenter:


Micah Gray, GMA Architects. Micah comes from the Architecture industry, working with individuals throughout organizations to analyze new technology and to implement industry trends to improve multiple processes throughout their firms and to prove value for why new technology in your company is a must. Micah is a registered Architect in Missouri, calls St. Louis home, and currently works in Revit, Dynamo, and the Revit API and focuses on building processes that create efficient workflows.

# Understanding the Collaboration Workflow - Navisworks, Revit, and Civil 3D: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Seiler Computer Lab/Seminar Room A (2nd Floor). The process of collaboration and clash detection can be a little mystifying since often we were not taught it in school or in the office. In this session we will discuss the process including sharing files, the flow of data, and the clash detection process.

Presenter:


Brian Myers, Jacobs Engineering. Brian is an experienced BIM and VDC Manager who has directed and supported projects, project teams, and technology adoption for a variety of large and mid-size Architecture, Engineering, and Construction firms.He currently serves as the National BIM Lead for Buildings: Architectural Discipline for Jacobs and heads their adoption of dRofus and Revizto. He is also an instructor for various online educational video companies, including LinkedIn Learning. Brian created and runs the largest BIM and Revit Group on LinkedIn, Revit Users, with over 106,000 members. 

# SpeedUp: Tips and Tricks for Faster Modeling with SketchUp: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Seiler Computer Lab/Seminar Room A (2nd Floor). Dave Cooperstein is one of the world's leading experts in the use of SketchUp as a 3D design, modeling and visualization tool. Join Dave as he comes armed with his list of tips and tricks that will help you work faster and more proficiently in SketchUp models both large and small. From shortcut keys to proper layering, using scenes and aligning views, grouping to extensions, Dave will show you (nearly) every trick out there to help you speed up your SketchUp workflow! This is a great hands-on session for beginners and intermediate users alike to improve their SketchUp prowess.

Presenter:


Dave Cooperstein, PGAV Destinations. As an Architect and Senior Creative Designer at PGAV Destinations, a world-class design firm that specializes in themed attractions and destination experiences, Dave is part of PGAV’s core 3D visualization team, developing new ways to explore the design process using professional 3D computer modeling software and cutting-edge video game design tools. His design skills and experience range from storytelling to architectural development to immersive experience design. Over the past 21 years at PGAV Destinations, Dave has worked as a Creative Designer, Master Planner, Architectural Designer, Storyteller, Experience Designer, Media Producer, Scriptwriter, Themed Attraction Designer, Animal Exhibit Designer, Graphic Designer, Production Designer, Computer Programmer, Museum Exhibit Designer, Scenic Designer, Visualization Artist, 3D Modeler, Mentor, Professional Actor, Amateur Juggler, Escape Room Artist, and even Captain of the Trivia Team.




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