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COBUG Inaugural Meeting a Success!

Posted on September 19, 2018

Last night was the inaugural COBUG meeting. Thank you to Jamie Oliver of Advanced Solutions for presenting, M+A Architects for hosting, and everyone who attended! There was such a great turnout that COBUG is already planning the November meeting. Stay tuned for details!

SMBH Summer Fun Photo Contest

Posted on September 13, 2018

It's hard to believe it's been a year since we did the last Summer Fun Photo Contest, but here we are voting on fun pictures again! This year's categories were Most Fun, Best Overall, and Most Unique. Here's how the winners stacked up:

Most Fun - Meghan Ralston's photo of Lisa playing volleyball at the SMBH Employee Appreciation BBQ

Best Overall - Lisa Connelly's photo of her view while flying in the rain

Most Unique - Anna Milligan's photo of the staircase in an old lighthouse. 

You can see them here in this photo!

AIA Architecture and Engineering Volleyball League Wraps for 2018 Season

Posted on September 07, 2018

The 2018 season of the AIA Architecture and Engineering Volleyball League is finally over. While we're sad the season is done, we had a great time this summer with all of the companies that took part. We wrapped our final game, a tournament, with lots of food and fun at the accompanying social. 

Thank you to our sponsors of the social:

  • King Business Interiors
  • Cambria
  • Haworth

A big thanks goes out to all the participating firms:

  • CEC
  • Design Collective
  • Dynamix
  • GPD
  • Greenberg Farroe
  • Heapy
  • Jonathan Barnes Architecture
  • MKC Architects
  • Pizzuti
  • Schooley Caldwell
  • Trinity
  • Whiting-Turner

COBUG (Central Ohio BIM User Group) is Set for its' Inaugural Presentation!

Posted on September 05, 2018

Central Ohio BIM User Group or COBUG has launched, and it's first event is on September 18th! The first meet-up is on enhancing your BIM workflow. It's open to BIM managers and specialists, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and anyone else who is interested! You'll learn to...

  • Create design concepts quickly and carry those concepts into design development without recreation with Formit
  • Win work and communicate with clients by taking them on an immersive journey through the building with Revit Live
  • Create fast but compelling walkthroughs of projects in context with Infraworks
  • Leverage laser scanning and Recap Pro to bring in point cloud data for as-builts and renovations
  • Optimize the model with Insight to ensure peak environmental performance
  • When it is time to coordinate with other disciplines, see how Navisworks solves clash issues to resolve them virtually rather than in the field where it is most costly
  • Discuss internal and external collaboration and gained efficiencies with the BIM 360 portfolio

RSVP Here!

September Core Values Award goes to Dave Hawkins!

Posted on September 03, 2018

September's SMBH Core Values Award was presented to Dave Hawkins but last month's winner, Jon Beier. Dave is a Senior BIM Specialist that has been with us for 10 years! Thank you Dave, for always going the extra mile!