BILT BIM Conference in St Louis

The BILT BIM Conference is coming up in August this year in St Louis, Missouri! Follow the link below for more information or to register. STL

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Job opening: Henderson Engineers

Please use the following link to access the job description at Henderson:

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June Meeting: Owner Driven BIM, and What Architects Should be Asking

When: Thursday, June 28th, 2018
6:00-6:15 p.m. (Eat & Mingle)
6:15-7:15 p.m. (Presentation)

Burns and McDonnell
9450 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64116

BMCD Building Badge:
Everyone will need to sign in at the front desk of Burns & McDonnell and get a badge (return to front desk after meeting).  BMCD folks will be on hand to direct everyone to our first floor meeting room (95N-163 – Training Room 1A).  See attached map for parking, main entrance, and meeting room locations.
KCRUG BMCD Parking Map

Topic:  Owner Driven BIM, and What Architects Should be Asking

BIM is becoming an increasingly popular owner-requested project deliverable.  As the AEC industry explores adjustments and shifts needed across design teams to make this deliverable a reality, conflicting ideas continue to arise about what ‘BIM’ really is, who models what, and how reliable data is incorporated and tracked. This class will dispel common misconceptions concerning Level of Development, introduce best practices around BIM standards, and relay critical conversations you should be having with your clients (and contractors) where BIM is the deliverable.

At the end of this class, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss upcoming shifts in the construction industry that are projected to drive changes in design model output and use
  • Define Level of Development (LOD) for Model Elements and common misnomers
  • Understand how using an LOD Specification as part of your BIM Execution Plan can Minimize Risk
  • Understand why LOD discussions with owners and contractors are crucial at Project Start… and other conversations you should be having.


Mandy Breckenridge, AIA

Food & Drinks provided by: ATG USA

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BIM/Revit specialist position

Design and optimize projects using Build SMART’s continuously insulated modular panels to achieve high performing, affordable, climate-appropriate building envelopes.

Follow the link for the job description:
BIM-Revit Specialist – 042418

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Mechanical Designer position


Mechanical Designer

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

Responsibilities include:

  • CADD/BIM documentation of designs
  • Provide assistance in the design of projects as requested
  • Assist in the documentation of mechanical 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
  • Experience with Revit preferred

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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BIM manager position

NSPJ Architects is a full-service, award-winning architecture firm known for its client-focused approach to residential, commercial, multifamily, and mixed-use projects. Now in its 57th year, NSPJ is a 50+ person firm which offers long-term growth in a supportive professional environment. We currently seek a proficient BIM Manager to establish and maintain our BIM standards and practice.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience working as a BIM Manager, Architect, or Architectural Designer
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Autodesk Suite
  • Proficiency using Revit on both small and large-scale Architecture projects
  • A self-starter who can work independently, take initiative, and has a solutions-based approach to problem solving

Essential Requirements:

  • Communicate clearly and effectively in English, both written and verbally
  • Daily attendance for a typical 8-hour workday and accurate recording of time
  • Able to work cooperatively with co-workers and teams through all stages of design & construction
  • Ability to work efficiently and meet project timelines
  • Knowledge, proficiency, and daily use of computers and the aforementioned computer programs
  • Ability to work at a desk throughout the work day; adjustable (sit or stand) desks are standard
  • Must be able to see, interpret, and analyze data on computer screens/programs and paper

Job Duties

  • Manage Revit software updates, templates, add-ons, etc.
  • Model and draft efficiently to create templates and standards
  • Build and troubleshoot flexible families & parameters
  • Effectively coach and provide feedback and quality control for less-experienced Revit users
  • Create written training and reference documents for in-house use
  • Managing work-shared models, both in-house and externally with consultants

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree Architecture and 3+ years’ experience
  • Expert Level Revit skills allowing the program to suit the needs of NSPJ
  • Proficiency in Dynamo

NSPJ offers a competitive compensation package, including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off; Holidays
  • 401(k) plan; Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
  • 3% safe harbor contribution
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee-purchased dental insurance, vision insurance, critical care and long-term disability insurance

Candidates can review selected projects and service offered at Please submit resumes along with a portfolio of work to the attention of HR Assistant, Tiffany Cross. Electronic submission is preferred: You may also submit by mail or hand delivery to:

Tiffany Cross
HR Assistant
NSPJ Architects, PA
3515 W. 75th Street, Suite 201
Prairie Village, KS 66208

*This list is not necessarily exhaustive and may be supplemented or revised by NSPJ at its sole discretion

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February meeting: BIM360 Tools

When: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
6:00-6:15 p.m. (Eat & Mingle)
6:15-7:15 p.m. (Presentation)

Where: CRB
1251 NW Briarcliff Pkwy #500
Kansas City, MO 64116

Topic: BIM360 Tools…where we are today

CRB is a National Design build consulting firm that is focused on the pharmaceutical, biotech, food production industries.  The VDC team at CRB has been Piloting some of the new Autodesk BIM360 tools on projects across their 5 regions. Jeff McDonald with the VDC team will be presenting on their experience thus far in reviewing, planning, and Piloting some of the newest products including BIM360 Docs, Field, and Glue.

Jeff McDonald, PMP, LEED AP | Director of VDC

Jeff McDonald is a member of the Virtual Design and Construction team at CRB. Jeff has a design background and 25 years of experience working in the digital design and construction industry. With professional experience as a designer, facility manager, and technology consultant, he enjoys exploring and integrating new technologies for the AECO project lifecycle. Jeff has a BS in Interior Design, his PMP certification, and is working toward his Lean Construction certification.

Food & Drinks provided by: IMAGINiT Technologies

Join us for our monthly Kansas City Revit/BIM user group meeting.
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