Vacancy for Senior Designer in US

asap is mainly a boutique firm based in Los Angeles, also has a satellite office in Buffalo, New York and a significant professional presence in China. More over that, their work ranges across a huge variety of scales and typologies and has acknowledged with many awards and publications all over the world.

asap/ (adam sokol architecture practice) is looking for candidates who can work as a senior designer for their studio in Los Angeles. The candidate who will be selected should have the following qualities:

• An M.Arch. Or similar degree,
• 2-5 years of experience as a Designer and most of all,
• Candidate should be skillful in design, graphics, presentation and communicating with clients.

Besides that, the candidate must have leadership abilities and qualities, a positive and hard-working mindset and restlessly high standards.

Though asap is a small firm, but they are offering in this position significant responsibility with the ability to shape the direction of the design and execution of a vast number of projects of varying scales and typologies. So it will be possible to gain more experience across the breadth of professional practice.

Willing candidates can send their CV at:

To apply online, click on the following link

Vacancy for Senior Designer in US

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Some vital tips for beginners users of BIM

If it is required to apply BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology as an independent professional or as a construction firm, three major factors should be taken into consideration which range from the technology, the process, and the people who use it.

Given below, some vital factors of these three aspects to optimize the use of BIM :-


Types of applicable modelling tools: While put BIM into practice, focus should be given on the hardware and software requirements before shifting from CAD to BIM. With the extensive applications of BIM , the range of services are also increased.

Presently, two of the most recognized and used modeling tools on the market are Autodesk Revit and Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD which can deal with any type of project. While selecting what tools should be applied, it’s important to think about the rest of the project’s participants and elements; validating what other tools should be employed in the design process, in addition to the project’s calculations and specialties.

Revit or ArchiCAD?

Together with the software, it’s vital to take the operating system into account that should be used, because Revit is only compatible with windows operating systems whereas ArchiCAD is compatible both with Windows or MAC. Also, check the version of the software as Revit is not well-suited bidirectionally. It signifies that Revit 2018 is unable to open a Revit 2019 file that can lead to hang-ups in a project if all are applying different versions.

The modeling software uses up a significant portion of RAM memory, so, it is recommended to use more.


Slowly Execute BIM: There exist several levels of implementation and it is a continuous process that should be executed with patience and as much organization as possible, if at all possible with the guidance of a BIM consultant or professional.

Initially, set up the goals of the execution, you will require then to look at its effect on productivity. It normally comprises of the time required for training as well as the learning curves of the software.

Optimizing the ‘Learning Curve’: One of the vital factors to make best use of the learning curve is by embracing or executing it into a ‘beta’ project, that should belong to the profile of a professional or company development project. The purpose is to function as a starting point to produce the content, flow, and locate the program’s weak spots prior to implement the BIM technology to the rest of your projects. This beta project is also a good starting point to generate internal documentation of the requirements and modeling standards which should be settled and maintained by the company.

These factors will accelerate the process of incorporating BIM technology and project development and will also reduces the complications associated with execution.


Types of projects to be designed and developed by whom

It it is required to implement BIM as an architectural or construction firm or as an independent professional, the implementation process commences with understanding what these technologies entail and how they impact, for better or worse, the process of project development.

By keeping this in mind, it’s also a good idea to put the following question: what type of projects will be undertaken ? There are several types of projects which require different tools and BIM technologies.

It’s also essential to choose the profile of the people who will employ the technology.

The learning/training process is very much concerned with the BIM tools/technology that should be applied to develop projects under this technology.

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A position is vacant for senior architect in NY, US

New York based DDG is inviting applications for an experienced senior project architect to work in tandem with it’s design team. The prospective candidate should carry on extending DDG’s mission to obtain, design and erect exceptionally crafted buildings which provide a vital contribution to the built environment.


a. Deal with all phases of DDG projects ranging from conception through construction;
b. Work together with a design team that produces presentations, coordinated 3D models and drawing sets from schematic design through construction documents;
c. Manipulate client presentations and consultant communications, project scheduling and milestone delivery, team leadership, office standards, building design, technical detailing, and consultant coordination;
d. Supervise team members efficiently and guide less experienced staff;
e. Coordinate with internal DDG development team to evaluate RFPs, and manage client and consultant relations.
f. Cooperate with construction teams to accomplish construction administration; review submittals and track progress against contract documents.


1. At least 10 years of professional experience having a degree from an certified institution.
2. At least one year of experience with Revit in a professional setting; additional Revit experience will be an added advantage (no application will be granted without Revit experience).
3. Technical know-how in components of materials, products, and detailing.
4. History of outstanding interpersonal, leadership, communication and presentation skills.
5. Working knowledge of high-end multi-family housing and mixed-use project types.
6. Sound knowledge in Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino and Windows OS.
7. Capable of creating superior quality design compatible with DDG’s mission.
8. Verified knowledge of code regulations governing the industry.
9. Architectural Licensure preferred.
10. Authorization to work in the United States.


• Compensation will be competitive and corresponding to experience
• Full benefits will be provided

The candidates are requested to submit their resumes and portfolio (10mb max) to, subject line: “Senior Project Architect – Your Name – May 2019.”

A position is vacant for senior architect in NY, US

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The architects, engineers and builders can use Bondor’s BIM product library package to make conceptual design more powerful

Bondor, Australia’s leading provider in complete thermal building solutions and lightweight architectural panels, just introduced their BIM (Building Information Modelling) product library package which can help the architects, engineers and builders to have superior design conceptualization through some insulated panel systems. More than that Bondor has unrivalled experience in design assistance and construction.

With the advent of BIM concent, the processes for specifying as well as modeling projects become simplified. In this regard Bondor’s BIM product library package will be very useful for specifiers to integrate these inventive panelling systems into their projects easily.

The builders can experience huge savings in terms of cost, ime and efficiency over their construction through these insulated panels. As for example, a single layer of insulated panel will substitute frames, support, extra linings and numerous layers of bulk insulation in several incidents.

The professional can avail Bondor’s product library through BIM to effortlessly incorporate a wide array of wall and roof panel systems into their design from the initial phase or replace Bondor materials into prevailing design. All the drawings & objects can be pulled out from Bondor’s comprehensive library and at the same time panel orientation, colour and profile can be adjusted to make each concept realistic as well as ensure the applicability of the each product to the project.

Bondor has tied up with some renowned 3d software development companies to develop this BIM product library. Bondor’s product range is compatible with bothArchiCAD and Autodesk Revit programs.

The users can access a brief tutorial on the program as well as both ArchiCAD and Autodesk Revit library files from Bondor’s website(

Bondor introduces BIM product library package
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How Haskell uses 3d laser scanning technology for water retrieval project

Laser Scanning is a very useful technology for 3d modelers. It is a one kind of survey device that facilitates the users to get exact measurements in complex surroundings. The device gathers survey data points at the speed of 50,000 points per second and contains an successful range of 400 to 500 feet. Just arrange scan setups within the facility and you will get the complete 3D model that can be applied to generate 2D civil or architectural drawings, 3D computer models as well as final survey documents.

Watch the following live demonstration through youtube which shows how Haskell, a leading USA basedarchitectureengineering, and construction firm, has recently applied 3d laser scanning technique in a water retrieval project.


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How BIM was applied in the most complicated project of Walt Disney alias Enchanted Storybook Castle for the Disney Shanghai Resort

Enchanted Storybook Castle for the Disney Shanghai Resort is the largest of Disney’s castles which was successfully designed in 3D with the help of various Building Information Modeling (BIM) programs & processes.

Due to the incorporated workflow and ground-breaking BIM technology, the project was awarded with a 2014 AIA TAP (Technology in Architectural Practice) Award for Delivery Process Innovation. The project is expected to be opened in 2015.

Various design approaches were applied with the project as it contained a modern & complex interior, along with a central double-helical staircase, restaurant, fountain pumps, a boat-ride system and its maintenance facility, a children’s salon and lots other. BIM was utilized for 3d modeling & coordination of all of the design disciplines associated with the project.

The design took help of the cloud collaboration that facilitates distribution of models smoothly, fewer revisions for communications and superior detail.

BIM-supported collaboration through web-based social, video-telepresence, and cloud-based computing also harmonized various project team members to construction jobsites facilitating efficient delivery of major project milestones.

The architectural team applied Revit software but the Structural and MEPdisciplines inside the team preferred to go with AutoCAD. In order to switch over data amid various disciplines, the team also developed an in-house workflow. The design files provided a output of architectural Revit information each day for the other disciplines through various custom scripts.

To create the design of the project simultaneously, near about 142 disciplines which involve architects, engineers, and sub-contractors worked together from diverse locations of the globe.

In order to circulate the information across the team members belonged to two sides (Glendale and in Shanghai) of the globe , a BIM information diagram was created to get the view who was liable for what and how their information was transmitted across the globe.

To cope with the problems for limited internet connectivity in China, the team applied a cloud-supported construction collaboration platform alias Buzzsaw to convey updates to the BIM model back and forth connecting Glendale and Shanghai.

The design team focused on the architectural detail after setting up the model precisely as well as making proper communication on both sides of the world. A BIM “surge team” helped in producing intelligent, parametric content inside the model. The details encompassed mock terrain & architectural ornamentation for a period-correct medieval castle comprised with windows, doors, complicated roof structures, turrets for the towers, and the double-helix central staircase. All of these details were saved as Revit Objects in a central library for later usages in various diverse places in the castle.

The project team had set up standard naming conventions to list numerous BIM objects like cornices and antique windows generated in-house. All that architectural ornamentation resulted in superior quantity extraction and construction management.

Attributes allocated to geometry facilitated WDI’s architects and engineers to envisage a material breakdown concerning the building, which facilitated creating the design, coordination, and operations decisions for having the proper amounts regarding concrete and other materials for the two fireworks-launching platforms on the building. Attributes were then assigned into the objects to know how the materials combated jointly to resist flame-spread.

The coordinated 3D model facilitated the teams to design a perfectly incorporated building. Design was completed in perfect time, construction on the castle started last year.

BIM was applied in the most complicated project of Walt Disney

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