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|Quality control is one of the most important, yet most overlooked parts of any project. Let’s face it, double and triple checking things isn’t a whole lot of fun. In fact, it’s down-right tedious. That’s why it’s important to have a QC process in place. Working your way through a checklist or SOP (standard operating procedure) ensures thing get done right every time.
Well, my quality control processes failed last week. As many of you experienced, one of the links in last week’s email was incorrect and linked to the wrong article. Ugh. . . Even though I double check all the links before I hit send, this one fell through the cracks. Sorry about that. Here is the correct link:
It’s a good article so be sure to check it out. Speaking of quality control, this week’s “Question of the Week” concerns just that. ARK reader Agustina is curious about the first five things you should look at when reviewing a Revit model. She’s developing a short quality control checklist and wants to highlight the most obvious indicators of model quality. What do you think? What are your top 5 signs of model health? Skip down to the Question of the Week and share your thoughts.
Alright, time to create my own TT5 checklist to make sure there are no future glitches. In the meantime, here are five things to check out this week. Enjoy!
#1: Stepping Up to Completing Extra Large Projects in Revit
In this first part of a two-part series, guest author Brian Kish highlights five key steps for designing extra-large projects in Revit. From hardware to model organization to drawing management, Brian shares the lessons he learned as the BIM Manager on the Medyan One Mall project, an extra-large retail complex currently under construction in Dubai.
#2: 76 Revit Tips and Shortcuts
Rev up your Revit engines and get your functionality up to top speed with these 76 shortcuts and tips from Viatechnik. Clear visual references and instructions provide everything you need to take these shortcuts for a spin on your next project. Get ready to save some time!
#3: Inside the Firm
Pop in your ear buds and settle in with Bob Borson’s look inside “The Firm”. No, not John Grisham’s “The Firm”. We’re talking about the “Architecture Firm”. Borson takes us through the various roles found within an architectural firm and the opportunities they present for new graduates and seasoned veterans alike.
#4: Life After WeWork
Keep those ear buds in for this next one – ARCHITECT Magazine’s latest podcast. Wanda Lau talks with design consultancy firm, Case Inc’s former founders, David Fano, Federico Negro and Steve Sanderson about the significant influence companies such as WeWork and others like it had on the architecture industry as well as what their own professional work looks like now since leaving Case. A good listen for sure!
#5: How Does Learning Change as You Age?
As we age, it’s not just our bodies that slow down but our minds as well. But exactly how much do our brains change as the years go by? Scott H. Young dives right in providing great insight on the topic of cognitive aging, how it affects us and what we can do to help mitigate some of that inevitable slowing. This is a fascinating read. Thanks Scott!
Question of the Week:
What are your top five indicators of Revit model health? ARK member Agustina is creating a short quality control checklist. She wants to highlight a few things you can quickly review to get a sense of the model’s general health. What would you include on the list?
That’s all from me. Hope you’re having a great week.