Author Archives: Andrew Brown

Juice Day: A Health Revolution Begins

by Andy Brown Blood, sweat, tears, and a highly emotionally charged atmosphere. No, those aren’t the ingredients in the fresh-pressed juices prepared for our colleagues…but that was the scene in the kitchen on the morning of Thursday, September 17th. With hands furiously chopping, blending, crushing, smashing, mushing, and mashing, Margaret Felts, Andy Brown, and Mark […]

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BIM: We Practice How We Play

by Andy Brown Former NBA All-Star Allen Iverson once famously said, “We talkin’ ‘bout practice, man!” He was defending his right to skip practice as a legitimate superstar, which is the exact opposite of what I’m writing about, but man, do I love taking quotes out of context! I am, however, “talking ‘bout practice, man,” […]

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You Got Canned: An Experiment on my Coworkers

by Andy Brown Wood Harbinger held a staff chili competition. We had nine different chilies up for judgment, each with its own special recipe. Except for mine. I put canned chili in a crock pot and added some hot sauce to make it “special.” And I won.

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Revit: A New Hope

By Andrew Brown In my advanced, ever-increasing age, I have learned a few things about people. Most importantly, I’m coming to terms with the fact that most of the entry level people hired at our company from here forward will have never experienced The Muppet Babies, Lite-Brite, or the original Star Wars movies before that […]

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Smart Devices for Smart Design, Part II: The Smartest Smart Devices for Engineers in the Field

By Andrew Brown If you are a carpenter, would you use a screwdriver to hammer in a nail? Probably not (though as a non-carpenter, I’ve done it). If you are an archeologist, are you going to take a flamethrower to the dig-site to unearth some super old dinosaur bones? No (but I’d like to see […]

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How a Design Drafter = Star Quarterback

By Andrew Brown While I have been compared to a grizzly bear more than once – something to do with my oft-fuzzy face, fondness for picnic baskets, and the style of my hugs – there is one key difference between me and this majestic creature. No, it’s not our diet (we’re both paleo)…Unlike the great […]

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Revit 2014: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By Andrew Brown It’s the most wonderful time… of the year! It doesn’t matter that the new Revit 2014 MEP features (as well as the software) were released earlier this year, we’re still enjoying the changes.

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