ArchiCAD User Group: Modeling Foundations for Residential & Commercial Projects

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Free and open to all, please click here to register
1.5 CES LUs

During this User Group we will examine methods for modeling a residential foundation using Composites, Complex Walls and the Slab Tool as well as methods to model piles and a foundation system for a commercial project.

About the presenter:  Tom Simmons, Allied Member, founder of ARCHVISTA, Inc. and LearnVirtual, will present at this User Group. ARCHVISTA is the authorized ArchiCAD reseller for Northern California and is recognized for expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM) as well as its implementation. Tom has spoken at major industry events including EcoBuild, AEC Systems, AIA Desert Practice Conference, AIA Monterey Design Conference and the Dwell Conference. He has authored several books and articles on Building Information Modeling and architectural technologies. Tom has a Masters of Architecture from University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University.

Learning objectives:

After completing this program, attendees will…

1. Understand how to create a building slab using Composites

2. Understand how to model a foundation using Complex Walls

3. Understand how to model piles using the Column Tool

4. Understand how to create a stepped foundation system

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