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  • V-Ray 5 For SketchUp BETA | What to Expect

    V-Ray 5 For SketchUp BETA | What to Expect

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  • Drilling down to the architectural details with Lund+Slaatto

    Drilling down to the architectural details with Lund+Slaatto

    Established in 1987, Lund+Slaatto Architects is a renowned architectural practice based in Norway. The design-focused practice offers architecture and design expertise with a team of specialist...

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  • Explore your 3D designs outdoors

    Explore your 3D designs outdoors

    July 16, 2020, at 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM MST | North America 

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  • How to create successful construction bids using 3D modeling

    How to create successful construction bids using 3D modeling

    Frostburg State University Education & Health Science Center construction sequence created from a Barton Malow SketchUp model.  Executing fast-paced construction projects requires expertise,...

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  • Applying agile to building design

    Applying agile to building design

    Explore applying agile methodologies to projects in the built environment.                   Sample Kanban board with design work broken into tasks. Over the past year, as someone who switc

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  • Best ways to present your design projects to clients — Part 2

    Best ways to present your design projects to clients — Part 2

    Now that you’ve learned how to create winning interior designs, it’s time to learn how to present them to clients.. and blow them away! Psst... if you didn’t catch part 1, check it out...

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  • From design brief to winning pitch with SketchUp — Part 1

    From design brief to winning pitch with SketchUp — Part 1

    Pitching for a new project is one of the most parts of the design process. Creativity needs to flow but deadlines are around the corner. You want to get ideas out of your head quickly and turn...

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  • Creating the 3D constructible model for a six-story, wood-framed building

    Creating the 3D constructible model for a six-story, wood-framed building

    Can you build a six-story, wood-framed building in SketchUp? Yes, you can. Just ask John Brock, custom home builder, and designer. He’s been in the industry for over 30 years and uses SketchUp as...

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  • 3D for construction: delivering quality & efficiency with Barton Malow

    3D for construction: delivering quality & efficiency with Barton Malow

    We chat with Alan Todd (AIA, LEED BD+C), Senior Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Manager at Barton Malow Company, which is consistently ranked among the top construction firms in the...

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  • Allied Container Systems: designing military facilities

    Allied Container Systems: designing military facilities

    Allied Container Systems is a family-owned design firm out of the San Francisco area that specializes in the design of live urban training facilities for the Military, Law Enforcement and First...

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  • Rebuilding L’Aquila in 3D with SketchUp

    Rebuilding L’Aquila in 3D with SketchUp

    On April 6, 2009, a powerful earthquake struck l’Aquila, Italy. Three hundred and eight people died, and most of the buildings in the city center and surrounding areas were damaged or destroyed....

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  • Case Study: McCarthy Building Company

    Case Study: McCarthy Building Company

    McCarthy Building Companies uses SketchUp Pro to streamline and enhance current processes which increase collaboration, improve quality, and reduce cost. Below is an excerpt of a case study we...

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  • Rebuilding L’Aquila in 3D: Progress

    Rebuilding L’Aquila in 3D: Progress

    In mid-January of this year, we returned to l’Aquila, Italy to teach a Google Building Maker workshop, in further support of the post-earthquake 3D digital reconstruction effort of the city. If...

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  • Designing an Architecture Career: The Nuts & Bolts

    Designing an Architecture Career: The Nuts & Bolts

    For architects, getting your degree simply marks the beginning of a difficult journey of achieving the career and title of Architect. But many have crossed this path to come out better designers...

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  • Pushing The Boundary with architectural visualization

    Pushing The Boundary with architectural visualization

      We sat down with Henry Goss from The Boundary to discuss how he incorporates architectural fundamentals into his elaborate, detailed illustrations. Goss has taken his architectural...

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  • Demystifying the Architecture 2030 Challenge with Nathan Kipnis of Kipnis Architecture + Planning

    Demystifying the Architecture 2030 Challenge with Nathan Kipnis of Kipnis Architecture + Planning

    Designed by Kipnis Architecture + Planning, this lodge-style home incorporates natural ventilation, daylighting and other passive features, and achieves a 72% reduction from baseline....

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  • From concept design to construction with Northpower Stålhallar

    From concept design to construction with Northpower Stålhallar

    Northpower Stålhallar is a construction company based in Stockholm, Sweden that specializes in warehouse construction. They build industrial warehouses using SketchUp from concept design all the...

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  • 2030 Commitment Report Spotlight: Kyleen Rockwell of HKS Architects

    2030 Commitment Report Spotlight: Kyleen Rockwell of HKS Architects

    A rendering of a project analyzed in Sefaira by an HKS architect with no prior experience using Sefaira after four hours of training by Kyleen’s team. Image used with permission from the...

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  • Nine Workflow Tips from Classical Architectural Modelers

    Nine Workflow Tips from Classical Architectural Modelers

    Holygon is a Swedish company that specializes in creating historically-accurate digital models for visual and 3D printing applications. At 3D Basecamp 2018, Founders Anders Lyhagen and...

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  • The Constructible Model with M Moser Associates

    The Constructible Model with M Moser Associates

    We spoke to Jason Li, Associate and Charles Corley, Director of Organisational Development at M Moser Associates about how virtual design and construction complements an integrated project...

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