After a relatively quiet end to 2009 for the asbuilt industry 2010 has brought an explosion of activity for FC As-builts. The Hawaiian 3D design job was incredibly exciting and pushed me to the limit. 8 days of 15-16 hour days took me to a new level of understanding and appreciation with the package. I was forced to use the program to produce the full set of architectural drawings. Until now my clients have ultimately wanted the measured drawings produced in CAD but this time I got the chance to take the product to the end in Revit. Certainly a challenge but now I know that we can do everything we need to and its so much fun.
As soon as I jumped off the plane I realized that the as-built year had begun in earnest. With barely a chance to hug and kiss my wife and daughter I found myself getting a team ready to do a big measure up on a local San Anselmo shopping mall. Once again I am relieved to have the total station along. The clients did not want us to measure the floor plan and yet requested a full set of elevations and sections on this very angled building. Without the machine it would have been an impossible task but after two days we are ready to move on to drafting the elevations.
It is always weird when we move from the quiet times to the crazy busy times. If only we could spread it out a little more…….