In ACE Team 1 on 03.07.2014 at .
One more week!!!! We got a lot done in this week’s meeting, but there is still just a little left to be worked out we start putting boards together! See below for what still needs to be done, and who’s homework responsibility it is. We are going to be in such fantastic shape if all this gets done, I can’t believe how awesomely this project has come together! Can you tell I’m excited? Is it annoying? Wait, don’t answer that…
- Site Plan – (Someone with PSD please volunteer to finish this task – email Yao for details) – Color needs to be finished
- Architectural Plans for Floors 1-3
- (Matt) – First floor color needs to be finished
- (Christian) – Second floor needs to be labeled
- (Who was working on this?) – Third floor color needs to be finished
- Sections – (Someone with PSD please volunteer to color these!)
- 3D Model Images – (Leandro) – Finish model and pick images to bring to next week’s meeting
- Structural Engineering Diagrams – (Alex, Pierce, Brittney) – Produce images to go on board
- Sustainability Diagram – (Dustin & Christian) – Figure out sustainable materials and approaches for this building (10 things each) – find images to incorporate into our presentation board, ex: low-e windows, natural lighting; low-flow toilets; carpet made of recycled material – google stuff, you’ll find a lot!
- Budget Estimates - (Arcadis to help finish at beginning of next meeting)
- Construction Schedule / Feasibility – (Clune to help finish at beginning of next meeting)
- Construction Logistics Plan – (Clune to help finish at beginning of next meeting)
Next week, we’ll be assembling everything that we have done for the past couple of months and put together our two presentation boards for the competition. Yao brought to this past week’s meeting and example of the quality of presentation that we’re hoping to achieve. I mean ours is going to be better, but – just so you know what to expect.
Hope to see everyone next week to wrap up with this competition entry!
Thursday, March 13
VOA Office @ 224 South Michigan Avenue, Floor 14
In ACE Team 1 on 03.04.2014 at .
If we were really in studio, we’d be about to pull some all-nighters…lets load up on the coffee friends. We’ve got one more meeting to try and get all the drawings done that we can!! (And some time outside of ACE for all you wonderful overachievers!) I unfortunately had to miss ACE last week for my own project deadline, however, I spoke to the team and this is where we stand:
- Site Plan – needs to be colored, labeled, and have entourage added
- Architectural Plans for Floors 1-3 – floors 1 & 3 need final coordination and color, Floor 2 needs to be drafted, coordinated, and colored
- Sections – update sections per new floor plans, add color
- 3D Model Images – finalize 2-3 images for boards – finish any modeling to make these look bad-a!
- Structural Engineering Diagrams – finalize design for system, complete modeling
- Sustainability Diagram – figure out sustainable materials and approaches for this building – find images to incorporate into our presentation board
- Budget Estimates – take a last past to tidy this up from last week, this is close
- Construction Schedule / Feasibility – again, close to being done, finalize details
- Construction Logistics Plan – finalize architectural plans, and coordinate from there
Also, a big thank you to the students who were able to make it out to the ACE Luncheon last Friday! Christian, Alex, Dustin, Brittney, Irene, Matt, Patty – thanks for representing Team 1 – I proudly shed a single tear for you guys, it was very dramatic. I know getting out of school and getting a fancy free meal is fun now…and trust me, it’s just as much fun 10 years later to leave work for a free meal too ;) Not only that, but ACE has been overactive this year in raising money for scholarships, putting together summer build programs, and offering PAID summer internships. I hope all of you will consider applying for at least one of these three benefits – we’ll put more information on the blog when we get it!
Remember, if you’re interesting in going on the University of Illinois field trip, we need your permission slips by March 13. Otherwise, keep rocking on our library, we’re getting close!!
Thursday, March 6
VOA Office @ 224 South Michigan Avenue, Floor 14
In Uncategorized on 03.03.2014 at .
In Team 4, we presented ideas for exterior materials for the project, a school dormitory. The presentation included information about the types of exterior materials and an idea for the shape of our building. Buildings such as the Aqua Tower and the Shanghai Tower were presented in the presentation. We discussed the pros and cons of each exterior type such as the cost and availability of the material. We also discussed that many buildings have a distinct feature that allows people to differentiate between office buildings apartments, and schools. Certain changes in the shape or color of the building allows people to easily make distinction between the function of the building.
After the presentation, we separated into six groups. The groups consisted of MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing, Skin, Floor Plans, Presentation, 3D Massing (3D Modeling), and Topography. Each group worked on a specific aspect for the overall building. The MEP group was in charge of the planning for the necessary plumbing and electrical plans for the building. They worked closely with the Floor Plan group to ensure that there are space for the equipment necessary for the building. The Skin group explored more in depth about the exterior materials and the look and feel of the building. The Floor Plan group started editing the final decisions for the floor plans to make a clearer copy of the type of floors the building will include. With four sessions left to finish the project, the Presentation group worked on presentation tips and the overall layout of a presentation. The 3D Massing group worked on Sketch Up to specify the type of function each floor of the building. Lastly, the Topography group worked on the details of the site.