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SOM Participates in Autodesk University 2019

On Wednesday, November 20th, Associate Brian DeYoung will lead a class at the Autodesk University conference in Las Vegas. The annual event brings together tens of thousands of design professionals for a week of learning and networking.

An architect and senior digital design specialist in our Chicago office, DeYoung is a Revit Certified Professional. Through his research and role as BIM manager, he has developed new procedures and workflows for the firm, including automated project set-up, project master files, in-place families, and saved groups for data transfer.

In his class, titled "Using Revit in Early Design Phases," DeYoung will discuss the benefits of implementing Revit at the start of projects. The learning objectives for his course include: developing elements and family strategies to create designs quickly and effectively; using groups and linked files to transfer information from one project to another; and developing methods and best practices for working on multiple schemes, options, and test-fits.

In addition to DeYoung's workshop, SOM's Stereoform Slab, an abstracted building section designed to reduce embodied carbon in the built environment, will be exhibited as part of the conference. Attendees can learn more about how SOM partnered with Autodesk to utilize software that makes robotic fabrication possible in construction.  

DeYoung's course materials can be downloaded here

Autodesk University: Using Revit in Early Design Phases

November 20, 2019

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Delfino 4105, Level 4
Las Vegas, Nevada


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