Monthly Archives: May 2012

May 29, 2012, by Lauren Della Bella

Autos vs. Architecture

For weeks now the Obama campaign has been running an ad about 1M auto industry jobs saved.  It’s an effective ad, but every time I see it I can’t help but think about the struggles in the building design and construction industry.  One million jobs saved, but how many jobs lost?  The ad also says […]

May 24, 2012, by Tom Fernandez

People and Places Make the Difference for Community Colleges

If you’re involved in the design of public higher education facilities you’re well aware of the funding challenges facing all capital projects. But are you aware that Ohio colleges are transitioning from an enrollment based funding model to an achievement based funding model? This will affect every publicly funded higher education institution in the state, […]

May 15, 2012, by Josh Gentry

Go Green with a Plan

In the HVAC world there is an upfront cost to saving energy in the long run. (Meaning, if you go with the cheapest options for your building they are not usually the most efficient options). When it is spelled out like that it is kind of a “No Duh” statement. But, how do you overcome […]

May 9, 2012, by admin

Part II: Blurring the Lines

Yesterday I discussed the first two benefits to the new, improved Revit that ties disciplines together.  Today I’ll talk about the third, which is a new direction. The final feature upgrade provides an interesting debate about blurring the lines of responsibility and centers around the new ability to create linked parts models.  In the 2012 […]

May 8, 2012, by admin

Part I: Blurring the Lines

In late April, Autodesk released the 2013 versions of the their software.  This included major releases for Revit, Navisworks, 3D Max, and AutoCAD.  SHP has been Alpha and Beta testing the 2013 software since last December and we have found this latest release to be very exciting.  This software update brings many changes to how […]

May 1, 2012, by Allison McKenzie

Eco-Bling: Good or Bad?

Not too long ago, I was sitting in the patient chair at my dentist’s office, chatting with the dental hygienist as she started to clean my teeth. This particular person had not worked on my mouth before, so we were covering the basics of “do you have kids?” and “what do you do for a […]

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