Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Revit Teacher(s) - Chicago Area

Triton College is looking for teachers in its growing BIM degree program (see ) for this fall. Their immediate need is an instructor to teach:

ARC 263: BIM Management

If interested please contact: Frank Heitzman (Instructor, Head of BIM program) via email: fheitzma at triton dot edu

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Revit Implementation Specialist - DC

Ryan with the Novo Group represents a firm seeking this person, he writes:

We represent an opportunity with a multi-disciplinary, international design firm with 7 offices. The firm is a leader in the use of information technology in the AEC industry, including Building Information Modeling (BIM), and is aggressively transitioning to Revit. In addition, the firm utilizes 3D Studio Max, Autocad 2008, SketchUp, Navis Works, and other software.

The position will entail active, hands-on, assistance to Revit project teams as a member of the companies IT group. It will include developing processes, training material, and content, as well as teaching and providing expert advice to individuals and groups.

The successful candidate will have a special passion for Revit and BIM. This position must enjoy helping individuals and teaching groups. The selected candidate has to have strong communication both orally and in writing. Has great attention to detail and quality improvement. Willingness to learn new applications of Revit in our design practice.

Key Responsibilities

* Assist project teams in BIM project setup.
* Conduct internal Revit training sessions.
* Facilitate adoption and further development of Ellerbe Becket’s BIM S
* Stay informed on best practices for use of Revit.
* Coach project team members toward optimal use of Revit.
* Create Revit families in response to project need.
* Research 3rd party Revit applications. (IES, Navis Works, Innovaya…)
* Troubleshoot problems.
* Keep abreast of industry developments with respect to BIM.
* Attend industry events that focus on advanced Revit usage.

Basic Qualifications

* Five years of experience with large projects in architecture or a related field and be an expert at using Revit.
* 4-yr degree in an Architectural discipline, Mechanical, Electrical, or Structural engineering.

Preferred Qualifications

* They will need to be a self-starter, and possess excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
* Ideally, they will also be able to articulate and identify processes, express these graphically, and write well.
* Experience with AutoCAD, 3D Studio, Adobe Creative Suite, as well as the Microsoft Office, is also desirable.
* We are seeking individuals whose focus will be BIM, and who are willing to take a broad view of how BIM data can be used to further design, sustainability and project efficiency.

To apply please send your resume by email to ryansmith at thenovogroup dot com or apply on-line at and search under jobs.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Integrated Construction Manager (IC) - WA

Are you looking for an employment opportunity with an innovative construction company that can have a significant impact on your life and career?

The Mortenson purpose……
To build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society.

We are seeking a dynamic and creative Integrated Construction Manager (IC Manager) to assist us with our continued growth and success.

The IC Manager is responsible for providing input and leadership to the design and/or virtual design and construction process. Understands technical and planning attributes of specific building types. Provides meaningful input to the project’s programming and conceptual design activities. Coordinates design team members and Preconstruction services (i.e. estimating, scheduling, project planning, constructability, site utilization, etc.). When necessary, manages the integrated delivery team’s resources. Oversees the preparation of models for facilities management.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent management and leadership skills
  • Strong understanding of construction processes
  • Facilitator of project collaboration and integrated delivery activities
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Moderate experience with and demonstrated knowledge of construction costs and financial risks
  • Strong understanding of the things that impact cost
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of A/E business and client’s business interest.
  • Experience managing people and processes
  • Familiar with contract language – construction and A/E

  • Basic Responsibilities
  • Oversees the production and management of 3D models
  • Establishes the scope of work for projects
  • Establishes the schedule and deliverables for integrated delivery services
  • Oversees construction coordination
  • Communicates model generated information to project team
  • Implements 3D technology during construction
  • Participates in the research and development of new technologies
  • Internal training
  • Develops project BIM models
  • Attends, participates and presents at conferences
  • Manages others
  • Business Development support
  • May lead the Operating Group Integrated Construction team

  • Minimum Software proficiencies
  • High level of competency with advanced software. (2D and 3D AutoCAD minimum)
  • Proficiency with Autodesk Architectural Desktop (ADT), Autodesk Building Systems (ABS), Autodesk Revit or Graphisoft Constructor preferred

  • Additional Software proficiencies
  • Navisworks, Primavera, and 3DS Max or Viz.
  • Animation experience a plus

  • Education
    Bachelor’s degree or higher education from an accredited college or university in the team member’s professional field (Architecture, Engineering, and/or Construction Management). A minimum of 8 years of progressively more challenging commercial construction management experience or equivalent combining education and experience. Licensure in professional field is recommended.

    Interested candidates may apply at Mortenson or email lindsey dot coder at mortenson dot com

    Sunday, July 13, 2008

    CAD/BIM Manager - NYC

    Cooper, Robertson & Partners is looking for a talented person to take on this challenging and interesting role in their firm.

    The CAD / BIM Manager is responsible for working closely with the design staff to implement and further develop our firm's procedures and standards for architectural design software. Using our existing standards, the CAD / BIM manager provides upper-level support for organizing project data, developing custom procedures, and customizing software to make the most efficient use of the technology for project work. In developing new standards, the CAD / BIM manager works closely with the studio leads to produce firm-wide procedures and guidelines that conform with national standards, our firm's culture, and the emerging best practices. Importantly, as our firm continues to develop expertise in BIM projects (typically using Revit), the successful candidate will be guiding training and hands-on support for staff and projects new to BIM.

    Since this position works closely with designers, a thorough knowledge of architectural practice and a keen eye for design are necessary. In some cases the CAD / BIM manager may be placed on projects where expert support is needed, so the CAD / BIM manager must have extensive experience producing architectural drawing sets or BIM models. A pleasant demeanor and the ability to work well with an established IT infrastructure are very important.

    Specific software skills
    Autocad 2008, Revit 2009, 3ds Max 2009, Adobe Suite, and standard office software packages.

    Other skills required
    Thorough knowledge of the National CAD Standard, emerging BIM standards, computer rendering, and teaching skills. Experience in implementing BIM strategies on new projects is a must.

    About the firm
    Based in New York City, Cooper, Robertson & Partners is an architecture and urban design firm providing design, programming, and development services to institutions, public agencies, private landowners, and property development clients. Founded in 1979 on the core conviction that architecture and urban design are inextricably connected, the firm has steadily grown from a company of six people to its current size of more than one hundred designers and support personnel engaged in the execution of major urban design and architectural commissions all over the world. Rather than being guided by abstract theories or a predetermined style, we tailor each project to its individual surroundings, its cultural roots, and to its program, schedule, and cost requirements. We have found this approach to be as appropriate to the single-family house as to the largest urban design projects. No building or design component is seen as separate from its immediate landscape and overall environment.

    NOTES: This opportunity is available for US Residents Only.
    Our firm has an excellent benefit package including 401k, Medical/Dental Insurance, vacation and sick time.

    Andrew Williams
    Principal, IT Director
    Cooper, Robertson & Partners
    (212) 247-1717 x 230
    awilliams at cooperrobertson dot com

    Wednesday, July 9, 2008

    Revit Architecture 2008 Teaching Opportunity - Irvine, CA

    Westech has an opportunity for a savy Revit Architecture user who would like to do some teaching.

    It is primarily architecture but they also have MEP and Structural loaded on the computers for student use. You must be well versed in Revit software and using it now. The class is at their Irvine location on Saturdays (8am to 4pm). It is a 100 hour, state certified program for 20 students, mostly adults, for 12 weeks.

    For more information or to apply please send resume to barry at westech dot edu.

    Sunday, July 6, 2008

    CADD/BIM Specialist - VA

    CMSS Architects, P.C. in Virginia Beach, VA is looking for a qualified candidate to take on this role at their firm.

    Position Overview

    The CADD/BIM Specialist reports to the Director of Architecture and requires minimal direct supervision to complete day-to-day tasks. This position is responsible for the technical planning, installation, maintenance, and support of all CADD/BIM software systems to include Autodesk and third-party applications. The CADD/BIM Specialist will recommend and implement policies, procedures, and standards to ensure the organization’s needs are met. Other duties will include evaluating new products, training users, troubleshooting technical problems, and providing user support.

    Essential Job Functions
    • Assist in the overall corporate CADD/BIM systems design and planning
    • Assist with projects as needed
    • Design technical configuration/specifications for new and existing CADD/BIM systems
    • Evaluate new CADD/BIM related products
    • Identify processes that can be automated
    • Manage relationship with external CADD/BIM system consultants
    • Plan and perform software installations
    • Plan and perform regular CADD/BIM system maintenance
    • Provide how-to and technical user support
    • Recommend, document, implement, and enforce CADD/BIM system policies, procedures, and standards
    • Recommend, document, plan, and implement CADD/BIM system upgrades and modifications
    • Train system users
    • Troubleshoot CADD/BIM systems problems
    • Work closely with the IT Department

    • Bachelor degree in Architecture or equivalent experience
    • Minimum of 3 years experience managing CADD/BIM systems in an architectural or similar environment
    • CADD systems support extensive knowledge/experience:
    • Autodesk Architecture
    • Autodesk Revit Architecture
    • Ability to obtain a Secret level security clearance
    • Ability to provide training for system users
    • Ability to travel to branch offices – travel is estimated to be less than 25%
    • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Excellent organizational skills

    Other Preferred Skills/Abilities
    • Adobe Creative Suites support experience
    • Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Combustion, and NavisWorks support experience
    • Cadzation AcroPlot Pro support experience
    • ESRI ArcGIS support experience
    • Google Sketchup support experience
    • M-Color support experience
    • Microsoft Windows Professional and Server experience
    • Microsoft Office and Visio

    Contact Info
    Jeremy Kappes email: jkappes at cmssarchitects dot com

    Friday, July 4, 2008

    Revit Detailer - OR

    The Facade Group is a design and documentation center of excellence. We are looking for that individual possessing the characteristics of exceeding expectations.

    This applicant should possess the following qualifications:

    * Revit Architecture work experience a must.
    * Minimum 2 years’ experience with retail or commercial drafting.
    * Experience collaborating with other professionals to complete projects.
    * Strong communication skills.
    * Proficient in AutoCAD.
    * Building envelope, curtain wall, stone and building facade experience.
    * Competent with Microsoft Office.

    The Facade Group, LLC is a design and documentation center of excellence. Our expert staff is skilled in the diverse requirements of full building enclosure - from sub-grade to facade to roof. We are outwardly focused and seek to exceed client expectations. We work collaboratively to provide solutions that are inventive, effective and elegant - implementing the essence of Architecture. The Facade Group is committed to adding value for clients.

    Every resume will be handled in confidence. Email your application, specifying the position to:

    facade at facadegroup dot com

    or mail it to:

    The Fa├žade Group
    133 SW 2nd Avenue, Suite 200
    Portland, OR 97204