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January 14th 2014 Meeting

Posted by Donald Franklin on January 13, 2014

HARUG Meetings are typically held on the SECOND Tuesday of each month.
Learn more about the Houston Area Revit® Users Group on our Meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston

Please make plans to join us at the January meeting …

Mobile Technology: Improved Collaboration for AEC Workflows

When: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Time: Meeting starts at 6:00 pm

Please RSVP on our Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ) so there can be an accurate count for refreshments.

Location: 
   Marek Brothers
2115 Judiway Street
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 681-2626
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(in northwest Houston, north of Loop 610 between Ella Boulevard and East TC Jester Boulevard [aka Rosslyn Road])

Parking Information
Free parking is available onsite.

Presenter:
Brad Burgess
Involved in the Surveying and Mapping industry since 1980, Brad has worked as a draftsman for a photogrammetric mapping firm and held several land surveying positions, including a tour in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Construction Surveyor. Over the last 20 (+) years, Brad has worked in technical sales, sales management, and business development for some of the world’s leading A/E/C technology manufacturers (including Autodesk), all the while focused on accelerating the adoption of emerging 3D technologies.

Description:
From as-built surveys in BIM (Building Information Model) applications, to QA/QC surveys and material stockpile measurements, 3D Laser Scanning technology is quickly becoming a more integral part of today’s A/E/C workflows. This presentation is to serve as an educational overview of 3D Laser Scanning technology itself, while offering practical suggestions on how best to start engaging with point cloud data. Also included will be a BIM Case Study and demonstration of a 3D laser Scanner.

Experience Level: All

Key Topics: Revit; BIM; 3D Laser Scanning; Collaboration

Be part of a local community of Revit and BIM application users from beginners to experts. Get the most out of your software with access to our knowledge network. Since 2002, the Houston Area Revit Users Group (HARUG) has been the main resource in the area for users of Revit and other BIM related tools.

HARUG welcomes a change of scenery. If you’re interested in hosting a user group meeting at your office/locale, please send an email to rsvp@harug.org or make a post on our Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ).

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October 8th 2013 Meeting

Posted by Donald Franklin on October 7, 2013

HARUG Meetings are typically held on the SECOND Tuesday of each month.
Learn more about the Houston Area Revit® Users Group on our Meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston

Please make plans to join us at the October meeting …
AEC Cloud  Strategies

AEC Cloud Strategies

When: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Time: Meeting starts at 6:00 pm

Please RSVP on our Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ), no later than end of day on Monday, October 7th so there can be an accurate count for food and drinks.

Location:
   PGAL
   3131 Briarpark, Suite 200
   Houston, Texas 77042
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   (in west Houston, in the Westchase District, 2 blocks east of Beltway 8, between Westheimer Rd. and Richmond Ave.).

Parking Information
Free parking is available onsite. Security and/or PGAL staff will escort you from the elevator lobby to the 2nd level.

Presenters:
Cesar Trevizo / PGAL
Chris France / Advance 2000

Description:
At this month’s Houston Area Revit Users Group, Chris France from Advance 2000 (aka: A2K) will be presenting the latest technologies and strategies to improve the design and construction process. In this session, we’ll look at the challenges faced by modern design and construction teams, the foundational technologies of a “BIM Cloud”, and how these technologies are being applied in various scenarios. Mini-case studies of firms such as SAIC and HDR will also be shared to see how they implemented a BIM cloud strategy. Then we’ll wrap up with a quick look at the future and what’s next — Lean Construction.

Experience Level: All

Key Topics: Revit; AEC; BIM; Cloud

Be part of a local community of Revit and BIM application users from beginners to experts. Get the most out of your software with access to our knowledge network. Since 2002, the Houston Area Revit Users Group (HARUG) has been the main resource in the area for users of Revit and other BIM related tools.

HARUG welcomes a change of scenery. If you’re interested in hosting a user group meeting at your office/locale, please send an email to rsvp@harug.org or make a post on our Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ).

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August 13th 2013 Meeting

Posted by Donald Franklin on August 5, 2013

HARUG Meetings are typically held on the SECOND Tuesday of each month.
Learn more about the Houston Area Revit® Users Group on our Meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston

Please make plans to join us at the August meeting …
BIM and Sustainability

BIM and Sustainability

When: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Time: Meeting starts at 6:00 pm

Please RSVP on our Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ), no later than end of day on Monday, August 12th so there can be an accurate count for food and drinks (provided by Total CAD Systems, Inc.).

Location:
   PGAL
   3131 Briarpark, Suite 200
   Houston, Texas 77042
   Google Map  |  Bing Map  |  MapQuest Map
   (in west Houston, in the Westchase District, 2 blocks east of Beltway 8, between Westheimer Rd. and Richmond Ave.).

Parking Information
Free parking is available onsite. Security and/or PGAL staff will escort you from the elevator lobby to the 2nd level.

Presenters:
Joseph Fong / Walter P. Moore

Description:
Do we have a treat for you this coming meeting!
Please join us in welcoming a close friend and colleague of Dat’s, Joseph Fong, RA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Associate at Walter P. Moore‘s Diagnostic Group.  Joe is a much sought after speaker traveling all over the continent giving talks about performance modeling for building envelope design.

The session title is a bit generic, but here’s the detailed agenda packed full of great topics, information and graphics.

Title: Building Performance Modeling Tools
Description: To understand how different modeling tools enhance the value of building performance (i.e. energy usage, daylighting, thermal comfort, and condensation, etc.) for the building envelope design and construction.
Course Objectives:
• Discuss the basics of building science for modeling tools
• Understand how Energy Codes influence the performance based design
• Identify which performance modeling tools are available for building envelope applications
• Recognize the appropriate performance modeling tools in different design stages

See you all at PGAL’s office!

Experience Level: All [All/Beginner/Intermediate/Advance]

Key Topics: Revit, BIM, Sustainability

Be part of a local community of Revit and BIM application users from beginners to experts. Get the most out of your software with access to our knowledge network. Since 2002, the Houston Area Revit Users Group (HARUG) has been the main resource in the area for users of Revit and other BIM related tools.

HARUG welcomes a change of scenery. If you’re interested in hosting a user group meeting at your office/locale, please send an email to rsvp@harug.org or make a post on our Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ).

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It’s Summertime! (No July Meeting)

Posted by Donald Franklin on July 9, 2013

HARUG Meetings are typically held on the SECOND Tuesday of each month.
Learn more about the Houston Area Revit® Users Group on our Meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston

It's Summertime

 
To all our members and friends,

Hope everyone had a great July 4th!  With the holiday season and summer vacations abound, we believe everyone can use a summer break.  The officers are taking this time to convene in order to plan even better future sessions (and have them recorded)!  Below are some topics we have planned for the future.  Feel free to vote for any of these or suggest your own:

       Can BIM be used to help document Sustainability / LEED?

       Rendering within Revit (vs. external rendering applications)

       Phasing and Design Options

       BIM in the Cloud

       Interior Architecture with Revit

 

We would like to hear from you if you have any suggestions or topics of interest.  Please send your comments/suggestions to rsvp@harug.org. Please include “Suggestions for HARUG” in the subject line to help us filter the information.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting on August 13th!

Be part of a local community of Revit and BIM application users from beginners to experts.  Get the most out of your software with access to our knowledge network.  Since 2002, the Houston Area Revit Users Group (HARUG) has been the main resource in the area for users of Revit and other BIM related tools.

HARUG welcomes a change of scenery.  If you’re interested in hosting a user group meeting at your office/locale, please send an email to rsvp@harug.org or make a post on our Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ).

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June 11th 2013 Meeting

Posted by Donald Franklin on June 6, 2013

HARUG Meetings are typically held on the SECOND Tuesday of each month.
Learn more about the Houston Area Revit® Users Group on our Meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston

Please make plans to join us at the June meeting …
BIM in Construction

BIM in Construction

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Time: Meeting starts at 5:45 pm (NOTE THE EARLY START TIME)
(important to arrive at Gilbane BEFORE 6:00 pm as there’s no security to let you up the elevators after hours).

Please RSVP on our Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ), no later than end of day on Monday, June 10th so there can be an accurate count for food and drinks. We appreciate Gilbane Building Company for generously providing refreshments!

Location:
  Gilbane Building Company
  1331 Lamar St. Suite 1170
  Houston, TX 77010
  Gilbaneco.com > Houston Office

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   (4 Houston Center in downtown Houston, across the street from the Four Seasons)

Parking Information
Parking is available in downtown garages and surface lots for a fee.

Presenters:
Geoff Camp, Virtual Construction Manager at Gilbane Building Company

Description:
Join us in welcoming Geoff Camp of Gilbane Building Company to discuss the second part of our Clash of the “ReviTitans” discussion from April. Geoff will be showing exactly what happens to the Revit/BIM models once they change hands from designers to construction professionals in this exciting and informative session. You will see the Revit model in a entirely new perspective as viewed from Navisworks and how crucial this information is when it comes to coordinating issues during virtual construction.

Experience Level: All

Key Topics: Revit; Navisworks; Construction; BIM

Be part of a local community of Revit and BIM application users from beginners to experts. Get the most out of your software with access to our knowledge network. Since 2002, the Houston Area Revit Users Group (HARUG) has been the main resource in the area for users of Revit and other BIM related tools.

HARUG welcomes a change of scenery. If you’re interested in hosting a user group meeting at your office/locale, please send an email to rsvp@harug.org or make a post on our Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ).

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May 14th 2013 Meeting

Posted by Donald Franklin on May 14, 2013

HARUG Meetings are typically held on the SECOND Tuesday of each month.
Learn more about the Houston Area Revit® Users Group on our Meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston

Please make plans to join us at the May meeting …
Revit 2014 New Features

Revit 2014 New Features – Online Event

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time: Meeting starts at 5:00 pm (NOTE THE EARLY START TIME)

Please RSVP on our Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ).

Presenters:
Dat Lien / Plans While You Wait, LLC

Description:
Due to hectic schedules, we will be trying something new this month (and only this month, unless there’s an overwhelming amount of support for it). We will be having the meeting virtually via GoToMeeting. You will be able to login from the comfort of your own computer. We are still limited as to the number of people that can login so please jump on early. Speaking of early, there’s no reason the meeting can’t start sooner since we don’t have to drive anywhere so we’ve moved the meeting up to 5:00 pm.

Experience Level: All

Key Topics: Revit; 2014; BIM

Be part of a local community of Revit and BIM application users from beginners to experts. Get the most out of your software with access to our knowledge network. Since 2002, the Houston Area Revit Users Group (HARUG) has been the main resource in the area for users of Revit and other BIM related tools.

HARUG welcomes a change of scenery. If you’re interested in hosting a user group meeting at your office/locale, please send an email to rsvp@harug.org or make a post on our new Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ).

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April 9th 2013 Meeting

Posted by Donald Franklin on April 4, 2013

HARUG Meetings are typically held on the SECOND Tuesday of each month.
Learn more about the Houston Area Revit® Users Group on our ‘NEW’ Meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston

Please make plans to join us at the April meeting …
Clash of the ReviTitans 1

Clash of the ‘ReviTitans’ – Part 1 of 2

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time: Meeting starts at 6:00 pm

Please RSVP on our new Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ), no later than end of day on Monday, April 8th so there can be an accurate count for refreshments.

Location:
   PGAL
   3131 Briarpark, Suite 200
   Houston, Texas 77042
   Google Map  |  Bing Map  |  MapQuest Map
   (in west Houston, in the Westchase District, 2 blocks east of Beltway 8, between Westheimer Rd. and Richmond Ave.).

Parking Information
Free parking is available onsite. Security and/or PGAL staff will escort you from the elevator lobby to the 2nd level.

Presenters:
Steve Wilkerson / Haynes Whaley Associates, Inc.
Craig Uptmor / Ziegler Cooper Architects, Inc.
Lyubo Stanev / Total CAD Systems, Inc.

Description:
What happens when Architect meets Structural Engineer, meets MEP Engineer in the Revit Arena? Find out as we welcome Steve Wilkerson of Haynes Whaley, Craig Uptmor of Ziegler Cooper and Lyubo Stanev of Total CAD Systems in this first part of a two-part series designed to address coordination of the disciplines in the BIM world. See you all at PGAL’s office!

Key Topics: Revit; Coordination, Collaboration, BIM

Be part of a local community of Revit and BIM application users from beginners to experts. Get the most out of your software with access to our knowledge network. Since 2002, the Houston Area Revit Users Group (HARUG) has been the main resource in the area for users of Revit and other BIM related tools.

HARUG welcomes a change of scenery. If you’re interested in hosting a user group meeting at your office/locale, please send an email to rsvp@harug.org or make a post on our new Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ).

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March 12th 2013 Meeting

Posted by Donald Franklin on March 7, 2013

HARUG Meetings are typically held on the SECOND Tuesday of each month.
Learn more about the Houston Area Revit® Users Group on our ‘NEW’ Meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston

Please make plans to join us at the March meeting …
Detailing with Revit

Detailing with Revit®

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Time: Meeting starts at 6:00 pm

Please RSVP on our new Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ), no later than end of day on Monday, March 11th so there can be an accurate count for refreshments. We appreciate the generosity of Total CAD Systems, Inc. for providing pizza and Marek Brothers for providing drinks!

Location:
  Marek Brothers
  2115 Judiway Street
  Houston, TX 77018
  (713) 681-2626
   Google Map  |  Bing Map  |  MapQuest Map
   (in northwest Houston, north of Loop 610 between Ella Boulevard and East TC Jester Boulevard [aka Rosslyn Road])

Parking Information
Free parking is available onsite.

Presenter:
Philip Chan, BIM Manager at Lake|Flato Architects

Description:
Please join us as we welcome Philip Chan from Lake|Flato Architects in San Antonio. Philip has over 5 years of experience with Revit and will be sharing with us his process and best practices for dealing with details and detail components in Autodesk® Revit®. Don’t miss on this opportunity to meet with peers, experience a new and exciting environment (thanks to Paul Godwin and Merek Brothers for hosting), not to mention the food and drinks!

Experience Level: Intermediate

Key Topics: Revit; Details, Detail Components, Process and Best Practices

Be part of a local community of Revit and BIM application users from beginners to experts. Get the most out of your software with access to our knowledge network. Since 2002, the Houston Area Revit Users Group (HARUG) has been the main resource in the area for users of Revit and other BIM related tools.

HARUG welcomes a change of scenery. If you’re interested in hosting a user group meeting at your office/locale, please send an email to rsvp@harug.org or make a post on our new Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ).

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February 12th 2013 Meeting

Posted by Donald Franklin on February 7, 2013

HARUG Meetings are typically held on the SECOND Tuesday of each month.
Learn more about the Houston Area Revit Users Group on our ‘NEW’ new Meetup site: http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston

Please make plans to join us at the February Houston Area Revit Users Group Meeting …
Revit Doors

Revit Doors, Curtain Wall Doors (and Super Doors)

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Time: Meeting starts at 6:00 pm

Please RSVP on our new Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ), no later than end of day on Monday, February 11th so there can be an accurate count for food. We appreciate Total CAD Systems, Inc. generously providing pizza and refreshments!

Description:
HARUG is back with our first meeting of the 2013 year and to make sure we’ve got the proverbial “foot in the door”, this months topic will be about those wall openings you know and love: Revit Doors, Curtain Wall Doors, and a bonus subject on Super Doors (add-In). RSVP now to meet with your peers!

Experience Level: ALL (beginner/intermediate/advance)

Key Topics: Revit; Doors

Be part of a local community of Revit and BIM application users from beginners to experts. Get the most out of your software with access to our knowledge network. Since 2002, the Houston Area Revit Users Group (HARUG) has been the main resource in the area for users of Revit and other BIM related tools.

HARUG welcomes a change of scenery. If you’re interested in hosting a user group meeting at your office/locale, please send an email to rsvp@harug.org or make a post on our new Meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston ).

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Happy New Year ! (No January Meeting)

Posted by Donald Franklin on January 7, 2013

HARUG Meetings are now held on the SECOND Tuesday of each month.
Find more information about the Houston-Area Revit Users Group on our website: http://www.harug.org/

Happy New  Year

 
To all our members and friends,

Please note there is no January 2013 HARUG meeting, but your officers are hard at work planning exciting events for the new year!

In the meanwhile, we would like to hear from you if you have any suggestions or topics of interest. Please send your comments/suggestions to rsvp@harug.org. Please include “Suggestions for HARUG 2013” in the subject line to help us filter the information.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting on February 12th!
From all HARUG Officers,

Happy New Year!

Be part of a local community of Revit and BIM application users from beginners to experts. Get the most out of your software with access to our knowledge network. Since 2002, the Houston Area Revit Users Group (HARUG) has been the main resource in the area for users of Revit and other BIM related tools.

HARUG welcomes a change of scenery. If you’re interested in hosting a user group meeting at your office/locale, please send an email to rsvp@harug.org.

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