Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter.
I’m not usually one to make excuses, but this week was another busy one. I was out-of-town most of the time, doing on-site training for a couple of very cool firms in Baltimore. Between preparing the classes, traveling to Baltimore, and delivering the training, there wasn’t time for much else. By the time I got to the airport yesterday afternoon, I was spent. As much as I love teaching, it can be exhausting, especially for an introvert like me. That said, after a good night’s sleep (and a lot of coffee) I’m back to full strength. A big thanks to Jordan Billingsley of Hord Coplan Macht and Noah Harburger of Ayers Saint Gross for inviting me down. It was great to spend some time in your office and share my knowledge.
Speaking of sharing knowledge, here are 5 things to check out this week:
#1: 5 Tips for Increasing Your Architecture Salary
Ever find yourself thinking, “It’s Payday!”, only to catch yourself and wonder, “But where did it all go?” The ever increasing cost of living often has us searching for ways to earn more money. Fortunately, Archipreneur is here with some ideas on how you can potentially boost your earning potential. Check it out them go ask for that raise!
#2: Revit Room Area Basics – Part II
What’s a TT5 without a little something from Dan Stine! This week, Dan continues his journey through Revit rooms with part two on the basics for calculating room areas. Could there be a part three in the future? Check out the article to find out. Thanks, Dan!
#3: AI and Apartment Design
Stanislas Chaillou shares his Harvard University thesis on AI, architecture and the use of GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks). Filled with in-depth information and visuals, Chaillou’s article definitely provides food for thought on the possibilities for AI in the AEC industry.
#4: Why Cool Technology Sometimes Flops
Often times, the line between innovation and what people actually need is a tricky one to navigate. History is littered with incredible and mind-blowing products that couldn’t find the right market to flourish. In this article, Kevin Maney showcases several such products that weren’t meant to be. Fortunately for us, these products can serve as case studies on how NOT to bring a successful product to life.
#5: A Nobel-Winning Economist Goes to Burning Man
If you haven’t been, Burning Man is an experience like no other. Economics Nobel prize-winner Paul Romer recently took a journey out to Nevada to immerse himself in the planning and experience of this iconic gathering. His take-away? Burning Man might represent the future of city building and urban planning. Definitely an engaging read to kick off your weekend!
Question of the Week
Any recommendations for software to help manage the Construction Administration process? If so, ARK member Andy Brack wants to hear from you. His firm is looking to streamline their CA process. What software or platform does your firm use? What do you like / hate about it? Click the link below to share your thoughts.
That’s all from me. Hope you’re having a great week.