UTC Workshop Offered To Construction Professionals And Architects

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

UTC presented the workshop “Building Information Modeling (BIM)” to help participants learn how to build 3D models, which can be used in a variety of tasks.  Participants learned software that will help them effectively develop models, conduct analysis and create presentations.

Dr. Aldo McLean saw the importance of offering this workshop to the Chattanooga region.

“This new application methodology is designed to help architects and construction professionals condense funds and improve the quality of their projects,” said Dr. McLean, assistant professor, Engineering Management and Technology.

The workshop was presented by instructor Josh Bone, the Southern Region manager for GRAPHISOFT North America. Mr. Bone has been implementing, training, and presenting information to architects, engineers, and construction companies for over 12 years. He is a certified instructor for the Associated General Contractors BIM Education Program.

The UTC Department of Engineering Management and Technology, the UTC Cranston Pearce Center for Applied Engineering and Technology (created to provide management and technology services to public and private organizations locally and regionally), and the UTC College of Engineering and Computer Science offered the workshop.


THDA Touts Greener Rules For Construction Tax Credits

The  Tennessee Housing Development Agency plans to enact stronger "green" energy requirements for new multifamily rental properties that hope to qualify for federal tax credits.   Under the proposed new rules, developers can earn points on their Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) application if the property qualifies for full Enterprise Green Communities certification. ... (click for more)

CHA Completes Process To Select 500 Applicants For Housing Vouchers

The Chattanooga Housing Authority has completed the selection process for 500 housing vouchers. CHA began the selection process by computerized lottery several months ago. Officials said each applicant was carefully screened to make sure program criteria was met.   Those selected are eligible to go onto a waiting list for housing vouchers. CHA on Monday ... (click for more)

Local Religious Group Condemns Hammond Comments, Asks Apology

A local religious group, Mercy Junction and Peace Center, has condemned comments by Sheriff Jim Hammond on Muslims and asked for an apology. The group said, " People of all faiths, or of no faith, are invited to join Mercy Junction in front of the Islamic Society of Chattanooga for prayers on Friday afternoon. "Prayers In Solidarity" will take place outside the Islamic ... (click for more)

Sheriff's Office Releases Names Of 4 Deputies Involved In Shooting After Pursuit

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the four law enforcement personnel involved in the shooting incident of Brent Pickard on Aug. 26. They are Sgt. Gregg Carson, Sgt. Spencer Daniels, Deputy Adam Ty Williams and Deputy Eric Baxter. As per the sheriff's office policy, all four personnel were placed on mandatory administrative leave and have returned ... (click for more)

Who's Responsible For East Ridge's Stadium? - And Response (2)

There just can be no excuse for East Ridge High School's stadium being in such dangerous condition that it has been condemned.   Where is responsible for this? I know there are a few other stadiums like this as well. And there is no excuse for this.  Building new and beautiful schools, state of the art technology. Top athletic facilities as well. Yet, East Ridge ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Five Straight Days Of Football

If I covered my first high school football game as a fledging sports when I was 16 years old, and I am now 66, I figure that’s darn near about a half-century of passes and punts. The mystifying part is that I still get as big of a kick hovering around the game as I did on my very first time so as we usher in the start of the college season with five straight days of games, here ... (click for more)