REVIT User Group Meeting

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 11:30AM-1:00PM

Mashburn Construction Training Room

1820 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201

See  Revit User Group Invite.  Please join your local community and peers for Columbia’s Revit User Group Meeting as we share tips, discuss successes and challenges, build technical skills, exchange ideas, and stay on top of the latest in BIM technology.

Enjoy a FREE lunch while guest speakers Regina Floyd, Principal with Watson Tate Savory Liollio and Anthony Paupert, BIM/CAD Technical Specialist at SSOE Group discuss project coordination between disciplines on a recent 40,000 square foot Teaching and Research Science Building for an university client.  They will review lessons learned, what worked well, and most important, what will work better next time.  In addition SSOE will provide demonstrations of tools they have developed in working with architectural models as well as multiple in-office models. Other items of discussion will include:

  • Early Project Discussions
  • Team and Model Coordination
  • Splitting of Models by Discipline
  • Developing a BIM Implementation plan

Guest Speakers:

Regina Floyd, AIA, Leed AP Principal with WTSL — Regina has been employed at WTSL for over 21 years – after 7 years experience at other architecture firms.  She is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and a registered architect since 1994.  At WTSL she is responsible for selection and implementation of Information Technology and Software. 

Anthony Paupert, BIM/CAD Technical Specialist with SSOE Group — Anthony has 15 years total experience in the industry. Anthony studied Mechanical Design at Macomb Community College and started as a mechanical controls contractor. He has spent the past 13 years between two Detroit area AE firms. He has 4 years Revit MEP experience with 20+ MEP Revit jobs complete with several active and nearing completion with more to begin.

Lunch will be provided.

Questions?  Contact Jamie Sirois, AEC Account Executive, at 803-351-1087 at

Please RSVP for this event through TPM’s website, here


ARE 3-Day Structural Systems Workshop

May 6, 7, & 8, 2011 in Jacksonville, FL

Presented by Professor David Thaddeus of UNC Charlotte, NC

Venue:  The Stellar Group

Training Room on the Second floor of the Commercial Division Building

3015 Hartley Road

Jacksonville, FL 32257

For more info, deadlines, and online registration, see

2011 Preservation Awards: Call for Nominations

2011 Preservation Award Nomination Form

Call for Preservation Award Nominations 2011

Historic Columbia Foundation is delighted to announce the solicitation of nominations for the 2011 Annual Preservation Awards.  Help us recognize the commendable efforts of both Columbia’s citizens and their preservation projects by nominating those who meet the following criteria.

Award Categories are:

•    Preservation/Restoration
Nominations in this category will be projects of historical significance restored to their original design.  An example would be a retail store, in an historic district, which continues to sell to the general public.

    Adaptive Use
Projects in this category will have been rehabilitated, while keeping many of the original elements; the structure will also incorporate new elements that will allow the structure to be used for a new function.  An example would be an old warehouse now being used as residential apartments or condominiums. 

•    New Construction in an Historic Context
Nominations in this category will be new buildings placed in an historic district or adjacent to historic structures that complement the historic context.

•    Preservation Leadership
Nominations in this category will recognize an individual, governmental agency, and/or community or neighborhood association who contributed to the advancement of historic preservation in the region.

Nominations should be limited to recent projects (completed in the last five years) and located in Columbia and Richland County.  Only completed projects will be considered.  Awards will be presented to recipients at Historic Columbia Foundation’s Annual Preservation Luncheon the first week of May. 

Please provide as much information as possible on nominations and return to our office by Friday, March 4, 2011.

For more information, call Brenna Cawthorn at 803.252.7742, ext. 10 or email

Source:  Historic Columbia Foundation