October meeting: Automated Hanger and Seismic Bracing Layout and Design for MEP Systems

When: Thursday, October 27th, 2016
5:30-6:00 p.m. (Eat & Mingle)
6:00-7:00 p.m. (Presentation)

Where: Malone Finkle Eckhardt & Collins, Inc.
7780 W 119th St,
Overland Park, KS 66213
MFEC is just north of Title Boxing. The only sign on the building is Yeager Architects.
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(913) 322-1400

Topic: Automated Hanger and Seismic Bracing Layout and Design for MEP Systems
Presenter: Alan Espinoza, VDC Modeler, MMC Contractors
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Alan will present the new DeWalt Corporation Hanger Design plug-in for Revit software, which automates the placement and design of hangers and trapeze assemblies for common MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems, such as pipe, duct, conduit, and cable trays. The placement of these assemblies has historically been based on “rule of thumb” sizing and spacing and/or prescriptive rules from various trade-specific handbooks that do not necessarily comply with current building-code requirements or structural point-load limitations. Modeling MEP systems in Revit software offers many advantages for coordination, prefabrication, consolidation of parallel runs, and placement of cast-in-place hanger inserts. This new tool analyzes these systems, and automatically places hanger/trapeze assemblies, anchors, and seismic bracing per building-code requirements with engineering calculation reports automatically generated. Product-specific content is placed in the model with exporting schedules for field layout, prefabrication, and procurement.

Food & Drinks provided by: IMAGINiT Technologies

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IPS Opportunity in Overland Park

IPS is hiring! We are looking for a talented Architectural Designer II to join our industry leading Architecture team at our quickly growing Overland Park, KS office.

The Architectural Designer II works with a team of Designers, Architects and Engineers to develop design concepts which are incorporated into a final product that meets client specifications. This individual may supervise a less senior Designer or Drafter, but will primarily work on technical aspects of a project.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Develops architectural design concepts; prepares documents during design development phase. Corrects and updates design documents. Develops solutions to design problems.
Uses Revit to develop sketches, drawings and construction documents that align with company design and CAD/BIM standards.
Reviews drawings and documents to assure compliance with company design and production standards.
Attends pre-bid meetings and assists the project team in evaluating commercial proposals.
Ability to work as a team member and capable of interpreting the Project Architect’s design requests.
Proactively alerting team members of a project design change which may affect time and costs of the project. Keeps Project Team aware of workload and requests work when needed.
Works with equipment suppliers/vendors to obtain the necessary information needed for design completion. Interacts with clients on a limited basis to secure scope and design intent.
Routinely archives and retrieves data from electronic database for support of work.
Research equipment selection from catalogs under the direction of the Project Designer/Engineer.
Ensure acceptable levels of quality and checks for coordination of work to assure documents reflect design intent and necessary coordination.
Coordinates architectural design work with related engineering disciplines. Attend job and construction meetings and participate in the coordination of the work.
Basic understanding of building and associated drawings with the ability to search non-routine code issues and obtain interpretations from code officials.
Supports field installation and start-up activities.
Provides limited contribution to performance reviews for assigned staff.
Rendering, diagrams and special projects as assigned.
Qualifications & Requirements:

Minimum 2-6 years of previous architectural design experience.
Bachelor Degree; Bachelor of Architecture degree is strongly preferred.
Must be proficient in the use of computer for design and understand CAD operations; Autodesk Revit drawing in-office experience is required.
General knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems design. Understanding and knowledge of applicable codes.
Proven team player with strong time management skills; must be able to juggle more than one project at a time.
Customer service experience exhibiting strong oral and written communication skills.

For more information about IPS you can visit IPS’s webpage at http://www.ipsdb.com

Best Regards,

Mark Potts

Sr Director Midwest Region

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IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC.

6201 College Blvd | Suite 175 | Overland Park, KS 66211

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Job posting: Revit experienced

National Passive House wall panel company in Lawrence, Kansas.  Build SMART, LLC is a partnership between 77-year-old construction products company PROSOCO, Inc. and internationally-recognized Passive House architect, contractor, consultant and instructor Adam Cohen.  Passive House is the most stringent energy standard in the construction industry.  The largest Passive House structure in the world is being built in River Market.  300,000sqft poured-in-place concrete.  Adam Cohen is the consultant.  For light-frame projects, the Build SMART stud-wall panels are quickly being adopted in the Passive House community, and we are converting more and more designers and contractors to building to Passive House with our panels.  Our primary target market is multi-family, but single-family is also important.

 

We are looking for someone who sees the career benefits of getting in on the ground floor of a company revolutionizing the construction industry by facilitating super-high performance construction at market rates.  This is an opportunity to share in the challenges and rewards of building a new business as a respected member of the management team. We need an architect with at least 5 years of real-world experience using Revit and BIM with strong Excel and communication skills, familiar with construction shop drawings and commenting process, who is able to meet multiple deadlines with attention to detail, a creative and resourceful problem solver, self-starter, self-motivated, able to thrive in a fast-paced setting, and who can think outside-the-box.  Experience in manufacturing and actual building experience are a plus.

 

For information about Build SMART, contact Paul Grahovac,paul.grahovac@buildsmartna.com 888-376-3424.  Submit resumes toann.connor@prosoco.com

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Engineering Technician Opportunity

The Clark Enersen Partners, one of the Midwest’s largest and most respected architectural and engineering firms is seeking a full-time Engineering Technician for our Kansas City Mechanical Engineering Team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Use of Revit and AutoCAD for CAD/BIM documentation of designs
  • Provide assistance in the design of projects as requested
  • Assist in the documentation of mechanical and piping design
  • Maintain CADD/BIM standards in the individual’s everyday work
  • Perform other duties as requested

Education/Registration Requirements:

  • Associates Degree of Applied Science in Architectural or Engineering Technology or currently enrolled in the program.

To Apply:

Please send resume to Peggy Merkel at peggy.merkel@clarkenersen.com.  

Office Location
1251 NW Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 400
Kansas City, MO 64116-1776
816.474.8237

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August meeting: Enscape

When: Thursday, September 1st, 2016 (Yes, the August meeting is in September)
6:00-6:15 p.m. (Eat & Mingle)
6:15-7:15 p.m. (Presentation)

Where:
Populous
4800 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 221-1500

Topic: Real-Time In Real-Time: Best Practices for Revit and Enscape

Presenter: Phil Read

Don’t settle for still image rendering when you can fully explore your building design from every angle and location. Recent advances in game engines and graphics processing allows us to go from Revit to real-time in practically real time. But getting beautiful results isn’t accidental – it takes careful attention to detail often overlooked when creating still image renderings. Let’s begin by focusing on three key areas in Revit: lighting, materials, family components. By the end of this session you’ll be able to create beautifully compelling and time saving virtual presentations of your Revit project that improve the decision making process of your design teams, consultants and clients.

Food & Drinks provided by: Mid-West CAD

Join us for our monthly Kansas City Revit/BIM user group meeting.
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Please RSVP at kcmokanrug@gmail.com.

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Revit Designer position

Structural Modeling & Analysis is a small structural engineering company located in midtown Kansas City, Missouri.  We are a growing company, dedicated to staying on the cutting edge in regard to structural engineering practices, design techniques and standards.  We provide our clients the highest quality of work.  Using the latest software, techniques, and training, our standard is to send out complete, constructible drawings, on time, every time.  We use Revit, Scene, ReCap, Inventor, and EdgeWise. We are looking for a motivated, organized full-time drafter.  Position information and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

JOB TITLE:   Full-time Drafter

LOCATION: Kansas City, Missouri

EXPERIENCE: Revit with experience in AutoCAD and Inventor.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for a Full-time Drafter who has a minimum of:

 

  • Associates Degree in Drafting.
  • Experience preparing Revit and AutoCAD structural drawings using structural steel, reinforced concrete and masonry.  Knowledge of wood and light gage metal is a plus.
  • Qualified candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

 

Skills we are looking for include:

 

  • Strong knowledge of drafting processes and procedures.
  • Strong math aptitude and computer skills.
  • Good use of English language for written and verbal communications.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Duties in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Coordinate with Engineering to continuously improve the constructability of Structural Modeling & Analysis’ design.
  • Design layout and detailed documents.
  • Support design efforts with timely and accurate completion of contract drawings.
  • Provide scheduling input, hour and material estimates, drawing/document control and other coordination to fulfill contract requirements.

 

We offer a progressive atmosphere including:

 

  • Great compensation, commiserate with experience
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Company provided laptop
  • Vacation, employee choice of holidays, and paid time off
  • Medical insurance with subsidized health savings account
  • Tuition and book reimbursement

 

For consideration, please forward your resume in confidence to: 

Structural Modeling & Analysis

4741 Central, #515

Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Structural Modeling & Analysis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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July Meeting: Work more efficiently in Revit

When: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 (This Thursday)
5:30-6:00 p.m. (Eat & Mingle)
Bring your golf clubs & balls; DLR has a golf green behind the training room which will be available before and after the meeting.
6:00-7:00 p.m. (Presentation)

Where:
DLR Group
7290 West 133rd Street
Overland Park, KS  66213

Enter on the south west side of the building.  Go down the stairs just inside the door.  The training room is just to the right at the bottom of the stairs.

Topic: Work more efficiently – Revit workflow tips to save time=money

Presenter: Megan Sewell

We all love our jobs!  But at the end of the day our employers need us to be profitable, and we need a paycheck.  If we work more efficiently, the company makes more money, which allows them to pay us! YAY!

In this KCRUG meeting, we will discuss several workflows Revit users could do that will help you work more efficiently.  Some examples we will discuss but not limited to:

  • Thinking ahead when creating content – Adding parameters to a family to be usable in multiple projects
    • Saving this content so it doesn’t get lost!  Avoid recreating content.
  • Collaboration – I will discuss how we share work as an office, as a multi-region/multi-state firm, and when working with other firms.
  • Using Revit Schedules to speed up your workflow
  • Making simple tweaks to your user settings that help YOU work faster
  • Keeping a healthy model
  • Demonstrate a few plug-ins that could make your life easier

Food & Drinks provided by: IMAGINiT TechnologiesJoin us for our monthly Kansas City Revit/BIM user group meeting.

Please RSVP at kcmokanrug@gmail.com.
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