Many state architectural licensing boards and AIA membership requires continuing education credits each year. The number of required credits is less than 1% of the annual work hours - slightly more than two eight-hour days total time required for..
The promise of BIM (Building Information Modeling) is that project data can reside in the model and can be extracted by anyone in a form for every purpose. The reality is that useful data extraction is entirely dependent on valid data input.
Building design starts with a concept, a sketch at a macro scale. At the first stroke of the designer's hand, there is no concern for concrete strength, nor concrete as a building material. The initial sketch may be a simple massing study to determine..