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Engineers and Architects Working Together #notamyth

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Riverstone Structural Concepts is a structural engineering force to be reckoned with, having built a successful business by using ArchiCAD to be efficient, increase profits and shrink timelines.

There’s no need to just take just our word for it, you can hear Patrick Bird of Riverstone speak at AIA Chicago. He’s presenting on day one. We expect him to wow you with details about his adoption of ArchiCAD into his business model and workflow has increased revenues and reduced budget overages.

The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, from 12:30-1:30 at the CE Theatre D, booth 2266 entitled Architects, Engineers, and BIM: Working Together Has Never Been Easier. Patrick Bird, S.E. President, of RiverStone Structural Concepts will be joined by Veronica Schreibeis, NCARB, LEED AP, Principal Architect, Vera Iconica Architecture for the session. They will discuss the ways they leverage new collaboration technology to gain a significant competitive edge.

ArchiCAD StructuralSchreibeis characterizes her firm’s work with Riverstone as a well-rehearsed dance. Since they began working together, employing the BIM server and “learning all the steps” involved and coordinating on a variety of projects ranging from small mobile cabins to large fire stations and community centers, the team at Vera Iconica Architecture can see the positive impact it has had.

Schreibeis describes the process, “What we’re doing is creating a virtual job site. A consultant can come into the model just as a sub-contractor would enter a job site. We work with engineers to interior designers to add their expertise as part of a growing, project-specific knowledge base housed in the virtual model. When detailed information from each field of expertise is modeled in 3D, coordination and collaboration are seamless. All team members, including the client and contractor, can fly through the model for quick cognition of the project, thus starting off on the same foot to ensure a smooth process.”
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ArchiCAD Creates True Collaboration Between Architect and Structural Engineer

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Note from the editor:

This post was first published on the GRAPHISOFT blog “BIM Engine by ArchiCAD” shortly after the conclusion of the inaugural GRAPHISOFT BIM Conference 2013. It highlights the versatility of the software, its many applications and ability to create a truly collaborative, efficient workflow for architects and structural engineers. Definitely worth a read and absolutely worth a reprint.

Those Structural Engineers Using ArchiCAD Showed Up in San Diego

BIM Engine has featured the structural engineering firm Riverstone Structural Concepts before. Mary interviewed Patrick, the owner of this ArchiCAD using engineering firm, for a previous post. If you’re not familiar with Riverstone Structural Concepts, you might want to start by reading that post then returning here. (more…)

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