1.00 PDH, LA CES/HSW
The Explore the Floor sessions at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture offer attendees the opportunity to learn about new and improved techniques and how these improvements and services can help to create successful design projects. This guided walk on the EXPO floor will include the exhibitors: Coldspring, PlanIT Impact Inc, Street Furniture Australia, and Vectorworks.
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology has made its mark on stone design and fabrication, providing numerous benefits to those who take advantage of its capabilities. Advancements in technology such as CNC machines helps designers bring to life inspiring creations with exact precision once thought impossible or too costly to achieve. As a result, designers are expanding their creative limits with CNC.
PlanIT Impact Inc
The presentation will focus on making the case for green infrastructure. Performance benefits, cost savings, maintenance, and other topics will be touched on for green roofs, rain gardens, swales, etc.
Street Furniture Australia
Augmented reality (AR) allows landscape architects to envision and experiment with design elements, such as site furnishings, as three dimensional images overlaid onto the real world. This rapidly developing technology can be a valuable tool for specifiers, to examine the macro view and details of products alongside physical samples. It can also be used to help clients visualize your design vision. Join our AR app workshop to experiment with using drag-and-drop components to configure a seat, select the size, form, materials, finishes and colors, then use photo-realistic AR mode to bring your tailored furniture to life on your screen. Take the app to sites to examine how furniture can be placed for your project, for greatest aesthetic effect and to best suit the needs of the community.
Todd McCurdy, PLA, FASLA, will share a landscape architect’s BIM workflow on a mixed team where the architects are using REVIT. This specific project is a new restaurant in a pedestrian entertainment zone where planting, steps and ramps, grading and drainage are all part of the landscape architect’s scope. In this case being presented, the quality of the images from the landscape architect’s landscape-specific BIM file, incorporating IFC files from the architect, proved better and as such, were utilized for all the project images submitted for design direction with the owner.