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ESD at NeoCon 2015

Best Practices for Revit Coordination: How to Work Well With the Entire Design Team

George Condes (presenter)

Three-dimensional modeling tools like Revit provide designers with a world of design possibilities. But the real competitive advantage of the program comes from its incredible boost to collaboration. Revit helps design teams meet tight deadlines, coordinate between trades, and limit costly requests for information (RFI) in the field. Several fast-track case study projects illustrate how to leverage all the tool has to offer for a great outcome. Get the best tips and practices for clean, effective collaboration with the entire design team during the architectural model development. George discussed pros and cons of using Revit for specific types of projects – interior projects, gut renovations, and selective demolition/reuse – and identified the common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Read George's follow up blog.

Motorola Mobility: Driving Innovation at the Tenant Level

Andrew Lehrer (panelist)

This panel presentation provided an overview of Motorola Mobility’s relocation to downtown Chicago which transformed the way the employees work and function with sustainability as driving factor in the design and construction, due to its brief ownership by Google. The case study examined the largest LEED Platinum Project in the Chicago area (around 600,000 SF) and how the new facility at The Merchandise Mart was designed to inspire employees, drive innovation and streamline their processes. The panel covered specific challenges and design strategies for renovating an older building, including the new HVAC systems installed, lab space for building and testing products and highlights of documenting credits to earn LEED Platinum status

About NeoCon

NeoCon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America. It has taken place at Chicago's Merchandise Mart since 1969. The three-day event attracts nearly 50,000 design professional, showcases more than 700 companies, and covers a spectrum of vertical markets including Workplace, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Education, Public Spaces, and Government.