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, 888-376-3424.  Submit resumes

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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  

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

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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)

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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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.


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)

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.

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Kansas City Revit User Group needs your support

After over 5 years of amazing presentations and discussions, we have run short of volunteers. To keep the group alive, we are asking for anyone with the motivation to help continue the Revit (BIM) User Group in Kansas City, please email us with how you’d like to help.

We are looking for:
– volunteers to help reach out to professionals looking to present software and process
– presenters to who would like share their knowledge
– ideas and people willing to help improve the user group

Please submit all comments to

Thank you Kansas City for embracing this user group and supporting us this far. We have every intention to keep this group alive and vibrant but we need your help.

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