4 BIM Tools That Make Accessible Design Easy

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/16/16 10:40 AM   |  3 min read time

François Lévy, AIA, is on a mission to change the status quo of BIM use. According to Lévy, who is co-founder of Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, BIM is too often employed solely for documentation purposes, and the design capabilities of the process are not realized. We talked with Lévy to highlight four tools to leverage in Vectorworks software that make the job of designing for accessible spaces easier and less prone to error.

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Topics: ADA, AIA LU, Education, François Lévy, New Technologies, resources, accessibility, BIM, Community, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos

Important Design Considerations with Accessibility in Mind

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 6/5/15 11:45 AM   |  4 min read time

Each year at the AIA National Convention, a select number of architects who are making outstanding contributions to the industry through design excellence, furthering the field of architectural education, or advancing the profession are elevated as Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. It’s a tremendous honor that has been bestowed on a select few AIA members, including Janis Kent, architect, CASp. We recently sat down with Kent to learn more about what makes her stand out in her field and pick up a few tips on accessibility planning. Here's what we learned:

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, FAIA, Janis Kent, Stepping Thru Accessibility, accessibility, BIM, Community, Notable User

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