Last week, four J3 representatives attended Autodesk University in Las Vegas to learn the latest advances in technology in the engineering industry. They attended various sessions that included information on analysis software, CAD, BIM, IT, and knowledge management. This three day long conference provided insight to some of the most recent innovations in Autodesk software, structural analysis, FEA and new workflow methods. An interesting highlight included a preview of the latest analysis package from Autodesk called React Structures.
The conference featured over 10,000 design, engineering, and manufacturing professionals and is the world’s largest conference of Autodesk software users. It provided J3 with numerous opportunities to learn and network with others in the engineering industry. In addition, it allows us to continuously expand our knowledge and implement new technologies into our workflow process.
Learning never stops at J3 as we continually expand our knowledge of the latest and newest technologies. This week, a few employees attended a workshop in Chicago hosted by BuiltWorlds, an organization that demonstrates the latest emerging trends in tech applications for various industries. Employees learned advanced techniques of software from Autodesk, capabilities of Revit and BIM for structural engineering. They also learned new workflows in Robot structural analysis and previewed new software called React, which has an improved user interface.
The newly gained knowledge will be implemented in our future workflow process, making it more efficient. J3 is attending the Autodesk conference in Las Vegas this winter to keep up on software trends in the structural engineering industry.
A new multi-tentant medical center in Oak Lawn Illinois was modeled and engineering by J3 Engineering Group and erected with the assistance of a precaster, whom J3 has had many successful projects with.
The new construction required precast panels, which J3 engineered and modeled. Shop tickets were customized to fit the precaster’s requirements of this unique project that included multiple finishes. Using Revit’s 3-D modeling capabilities, J3 was able to provide clear erection drawings for the precaster as well as produce shop tickets directly from the model. (more…)
Congratulations to Matthew Peterson and Mathew Braden for passing the Autodesk Certified Professional Revit Architecture 2014 Exam. This exam tests the technical ability of a Revit user. There are less than 600 people nationwide with this certification and less than 20 in our home state. J3 has completed many projects using Revit to create BIM models all the way down to fabrication level. With help from our talented team, we continue to blaze new trails in connecting our customers to BIM.
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Read more on the exam: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/Autodesk_Revit_Architecture_2014_Certification_Roadmap_web.pdf
Recently, our cold formed steel department was asked to assist in the engineering of a new development in Minneapolis, Minnesota known as Latitude 45. Latitude 45 will include 320 upscale apartments as well as a restaurant and retail space. (more…)