Sponsors: Gensler Architects
Architecture for Humanity
Coordinators: Karine Jadotte Bouchereau - Benjamin-Jadotte (BJ)
Michael Calkings - CAD-1 AutoCAD & Revit Architecture
Sandhya Janardhan- Architecture for Humanity
Jean René Lafontant- Architecture for Humanity
Eric Cesal- Architecture for Humanity
Instructor: Michael Calkins — CAD-1 (AutoCAD)
Translators: Alexandra Pierre (teachers aid)
AutoCAD Training in "Université d'Etat d'Haiti" (UEH)
On February 5 th CAD-1 team member Michael Calkins arrived in Haiti to meet with several Haitian professionals and students interested in increasing their knowledge and proficiency in AutoCAD. This was the start of a two week introductory CAD course (February 6th – 17th 2012)
CAD-1 joined forces with The Rebuilding Center in Port Au Prince, Haiti to coordinate CAD and BIM courses for professionals and students in the design / build industry. As a result of CAD-1 and the Rebuilding Center’s combined efforts for 1 sessions per day. The Autodesk suite program was donated by Autodesk. The students used their own laptops equipped with either a recent or older version of CAD. Students, who provided their own laptops, benefited both the students and the course because it made laptops available to those who did not have the program, and brought a level of comfort and familiarity to those who were able to use their own laptops for the sessions. Session times were Proposal of Time for:
Monday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 am.
The evening session was more convenient for all working professionals.
The introductory course covered the 2012 AutoCAD interface. Examples of topics taught or reviewed during the courses were an introduction to working effectively with CAD, accurate positioning, working with blocks, creating templates, annotation, annotative scales, layouts, output and publishing, external references and 3D basics.
In this video, ...
This video was filmed with the evening session on the first day of Revit courses for beginners. With what they have learned they are willing to do the ground work for the betterment of the profession and the industry.