This a presentation taken from the recent Vectorworks Design Summit in London. Jonathan Reeves shows how he works on a number of award winning & interesting Vectorworks BIM projects.
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ira recently completed a first Vectorworks training course at Western Computer in Bristol, an Apple Authorised Training Centre offering certified training for creative and IT professionals in business, education and other fields.
This course is ideal for individuals and small practices wanting to learn and improve their vector works skills, as a group course makes the learning more affordable, informative, and also acts as a good networking opportunity within the Vectorworks based deisgn community.
The Training Centre is located in the centre of Bristol, directly opposite Temple Meads railway station. Each delegate has their own dedicated Mac to provide maximum hands on learning. The style is informal, with emphasis on interactive learning. The trainer will be an expert with extensive industry experience. The delegate will be given many exercises to undertake. Our experience tells us that hands on is essential if the delegate is to consolidate their knowledge. Refreshments are available throughout the day and a hot lunch is also provided
NBS National BIM Report 2014 features contribution from Jonathan Reeves- Director of Jonathan Reeves Architecture
"Some architects tend to think that BIM is only suitable for larger projects involving lots of coordination, with the entire design team all using the same software. However, the fact that smaller architects are not just one-stop house designers any more, and that they need to adhere to Building Regulations, environmental standards, and to satisfy local planning offices, clients and any other parties interested in local development, means that they need to call on experts in each particular area to support their work. This has been made easier, of course, by the ability to create coordinated 3D models of their designs and to share these with other people or companies drawn into the project, so that they can either view and comment on the plans, analyse the model to see if it meets local sustainable targets, or further the design by adding their own components – structural elements, MEP and so on."
NBS National BIM Report 2014
OMI Architects is an award winning, and leading architecture, urban design and master-planning studio based in Salford, Manchester. Phil O'Dwyer and Dave McCall set up the practice in the early 1990s and have since been joined as principals by Andy James and Nick Berry.
jra was asked to provide two days of intensive Vectorworks BIM training to a small group of 3 BIM champions. The two days training focussed on using Vectorworks BIM workflows on a typical residential tower project.
OMI Architects Website
jra delivers on site Vectorworks BIM Training to three award winning London practices James Gorst Architects, Urban Salon and De Rosee Sa Architects
James Gorst Architects was established in 1981. Since then the practice has earned a reputation for sensitive and highly crafted work which has been evidenced in a number of national awards along with widespread publication in magazines and books at home and abroad. We aim to design contextually responsive, individual buildings that entwine aesthetic values with functional rationalism.
Comments on Training day
" Jonathan’s Vectorworks training day was great. We didn’t think we needed any help because we use Vectorworks in quite a straightforward and simplistic way, but in one day we learned lots of excellent methodologies and tricks that let us use the program more cleverly
An engaging session tailored to the specific needs of our office, Jonathan's training day highlighted simple methods to make drawing in Vectorworks more efficient and enjoyable.
We were all surprised at how much we’ve improved just by learning how to use the basic tool set to its full potential. Jonathan managed to make the day both exhausting and fun with exactly the right amount of detail. We’ve also benefitted from the proper workspace set up and expanded library Jonathan left us with. Thank you" James Gorst Architects
jra provides introduction to Vectorworks BIM Training day to Urban Salon and has provided them with Vectorworks software and training since the practice was set up.
"Urban Salon is a London-based architectural and design studio. The work of the studio divides into four broad categories: architecture, interiors, exhibitions and research. We employ 6 full time staff including interior, furniture and product designers as well as architects. All our staff have the highest academic credentials."
jra provides introduction to Vectorworks BIM Training day to De Rosee Sa and has provided them with Vectorworks software and training since the practice was set up.
De Rosee Sa is a London based architecture practice established in 2007 by Max de Rosee and Claire Sa. As a design-led practice we have extensive experience of the planning process and specialise in contemporary residential conversions."
jra has been providing Vectorworks and Artlantis training and freelance modelling for the events team at Dyson for over 6 years.
This week Jonathan trained a new recruit Glenn, who was migrating from using 2d Adobe software to working in 3d using Vectorworks to model up global exhibition events.
After only 2 days Glenn was fully up and running with his new Vectorworks 3d modelling and rendering skills! Being able to produce a fully co-ordinated set of drawings from the 3d model is a very efficient workflow.
Vectorworks is 2014 now available. To see it in action please come to our Bristol VectorWorks & BIM Event on October 23rd.
What's New in Vectorworks 2014
For 2014, you’ll find a host of improvements and new capabilities addressing the wide variety of design-oriented decisions and workflows. Whether it’s better collaboration, more powerful 3D modeling, better rendering tools, more 2D graphic control, or the flexibility to automate or customize production work, Vectorworks 2014 software will help you balance it all, on your terms.
The Vectorworks 2014 software includes more than 130 improvements, including new BIM tools for architects, increased site design capabilities for landscape architects and designers, and enhancements to lighting devices, documentation, and graphic controls for entertainment designers.
Bristol VectorWorks & BIM Event on October 23rd
The Bristol Vectorworks event is for users who want to see what the newest release of Vectorworks has to offer, or for existing users who want to know what's new in the software, our event caters for both. We will also be looking at Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows for small to medium size practices, and showing how easy it is to adopt into your existing projects, as well as 3d visualisation with Renderworks and Cinema 4D.
Date: Friday October 23rd : Time: 09:00-13:00 Venue: The Watershed, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX
To book a place at the events email:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Or register at:- http://www.vectorworks-cad.co.uk/vw/roadshowregistrations.jsp
This month CAD User features projects developed from the start using Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows using the latest Vectorworks Architect 2013 with Renderworks.
jra has also been invited to contribute to a forthcoming RIBA book on Innovation in BIM.
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