Does your firm require outside parties (consultants, contractors, owners) to sign a disclaimer before you issue them a model or other project documents? If so, how do you ensure it gets signed? Has your firm ever needed to enforce a disclaimer? What are your thoughts these kind of documents? Do they provide any kind of […]
What should we call the new ArchSmarter community? My two ideas, “ArchSmarter Network” and “ArchSmarter Forum” are really lame. Have any better ideas? Leave your suggestion below. The winning name gets free enrollment in the ArchSmarter course of their choice!
How does your firm document BIM standards? Do you have a BIM standards manual? Where does it reside, on the network or on your intranet? Do people follow the standards? If not, why do you think that’s the case? Share your experiences in the comments below.
Has your firm ever acted in an “Architect of Record” capacity? If so, what did you do with the Design Architect’s Revit model? Did you use it as the starting point for your model? How did you convert their standards to yours? Or did you rebuild the model from scratch using your standards? Have any tips […]
I recently got a question from a fellow ArchSmarter reader about updating a record Revit model with “Day 2” projects. These “Day 2” projects are typically modifications or renovations that occur after occupancy. Do you any experience with working in record models? What are some best practices you’ve developed for managing the existing model as […]
I’m an optimistic person. I try to look at the bright side of every situation. This factors into how I manage my time as well. I’m always optimistic about what I can get done in a given day. Some might say I’m overly optimistic. While being an optimist is beneficial to your overall health, being […]
Read a good book lately? I’m looking for some titles to add to my bookshelf. Fiction or non-fiction recommendations welcome! If you’re into sci-fi, I recently finished Leviathan Awakes, which is the first book of an epic series (and TV show). I’m also reading It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work, which I think should be required […]