We have caught our breath after a successful show in Atlanta during the AIA 2015 National Convention. There were so many highlights, we hardly know where to begin!
It makes the most sense to start where all the action happened – our booth. This year, our booth was a busy hub where we demonstrated the performance enhancements in ARCHICAD 19, the latest version of our premium BIM software. Once again, our convention booth was designed and modeled in ARCHICAD, providing an open and welcoming space to allow for comfortable interactions throughout the show. Judging by the crowds that gathered we consider our mission accomplished. Visitors were able to relax and see first-hand how we’ve improved the user interface of ARCHICAD, speed up performance and made the work environment so streamlined and efficient.
AIA 2015 Attendees heard from seasoned and newly established ARCHICAD firms as they shared their experiences in using BIM to achieve growth and improve profitability. Don Whitten, AIA of Marietta, Georgia-based Collins Cooper presented “Sustained and Long Term Growth from BIM Adoption” – discussing how a transition to a BIM workflow a decade ago, became a strategic advantage. Whitten, joined by Clayton Daspit of The Beck Group provided real-world examples that demonstrated the impact of the adoption of an integrated BIM workflow had on their firm’s future.
Also during day two of AIA Atlanta, Jared Hueter, Assoc. AIA and Wayne Williams, AIA, LEED AP of Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Cogent Studio presented “An Environment for Change: A Start-up Story.” The Cogent Studio team decided to leverage technology to achieve success a year ago and has not looked back. The emphasis on teamwork and talent since its foundation in 2014 and reliance on ARCHICAD as their BIM solution doubled the firm’s size, increased their project portfolio and improved their bottom line.
GRAPHISOFT North America dressed all AIA Atlanta volunteers – for the fifth year in a row. The fun collared tee shirt is our way of showing our appreciation for the folks donate their time to help make the show run smoothly – we cannot thank them enough and look forward to dressing them again in Philadelphia next year!