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Boston Area ARCHICAD User Group

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the BSA to get a first-hand look at Fenestration & Window Schedules in the BIM era!

Join us for this special User Group where you will learn how to be more efficient with your Windows and Schedules. You can even earn 1 AIA LU just for attending!

You will hear from Vincent Boutaud and guest presenter Yanni Alexakis as they teach you how to use BIM tools, tips, and tricks for creating Window Schedules that provide the appropriate information for the code checking authorities, the contractor, and the window supplier and manufacturer. You’ll learn how to better optimize drawings and productivity maintaining compliance.

Of course, our User Group is always a great place to meet, exchange ideas, ask questions, and share our accomplishments with ARCHICAD and related BIM apps. You’ll enjoy refreshments as we answer questions and provide the opportunity to network with other Boston area ARCHICAD enthusiasts. 

Learning Objectives – at the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze fenestration details and glazing requirements in a building to determine compliance with applicable codes, regulations, and construction guidelines.
  • Incorporate European Window types and functions within North American drafting standards. 
  • Examine available BIM elements and object components and review typical design techniques and issues. 
  • Prepare drawings for contractor success, saving the client time and money, ensuring that their projects are completed correctly the first time.

Additional Information:

  • Light refreshments will be served.
  • For those who qualify, 1 AIA LU is available from the presenter (AIA Course #: WinSche2017).

About Your Presenter: Vincent Boutaud, Assoc. AIA, GRAPHISOFT BIM Consultant / ARCHICAD Trainer / Technical Support Engineer

Vincent Boutaud Graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture in 2007 and with a Master’s in Architecture in 2008. He started using and learning ARCHICAD in 2004 with version 8.1 and has been an active alpha and beta tester since 2014. He maintains strong commitments to the architectural community by participating in numerous events and organizations and has been the Co-Chair of the Boston ARCHICAD User Group since 2013.

Before joining GRAPHISOFT, Vincent worked at numerous architectural companies gaining 10+ years of experience in roles including CAD / Systems Manager, Staff Architect, and BIM Specialist / Visualization Coordinator. His expertise is quite diverse and he has worked on numerous projects including hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, senior living facilities, independent living communities, corporate offices, middle schools, and elementary schools. He enjoys finding new technologies and leveraging new methods to help improve architectural process efficiency. 

About Your Presenter: Yanni Alexakis, Product Manager, EAS-USA / GRAPHISOFT BIM Consultant

Yanni Alexakis received his Degree in Architectural Engineering in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1990 and then became the youngest registered architect in Greece at the age of 23. Being a self-professed “computer geek” since his early college years, in 1993, Yanni was hired to assist in the development of tools of the trade.

Yanni worked in almost every phase of several projects while in Europe, developing techniques to incorporate multiple aspects of intelligence into building models.  However, in 1998, he moved permanently to the United States where he has continued to push for the adaptation of new technologies.

In 2005, Yanni settled in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Director of Design & Technology for Rhodes Homes, developing a pioneering process for designing and manufacturing homes.  At the end of 2006, he joined Lucchesi Galati to guide the technological advances for the firm that designed the first LEED Platinum building in Southern Nevada.

In 2011, Yanni assumed the duties of Product Manager for GRAPHISOFT North America. In this role, he works as a liaison between the ARCHICAD development team and architects and manages the Technical Support, Product Development and BIM Adoptions Services teams in the US and Canada.


Time Zone
Eastern Time


BSA Space
290 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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