Chad Smith

Chad Smith
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Chad is a consultant to the AEC industry, a design technologist, VDC advocate, BIM Manager, early Revit adopter, and public speaker.
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What’s new in Revit 2020

Autodesk has released a range of new feature videos for Revit 2020. If you want more details on some of these individual features check out...
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Boston Dynamics’ top dog in construction

Earlier this year, Boston Dynamics showed the world they were close to commercialising their Spot Mini Robot. Leaving many wondering which industries they might...
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Smart Home Part 8 – Air conditioning

It's summertime here in Australia, and things are starting to warm up. Today is one of the warmer days so far in the low 30's...
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Smart Home Part 7 – Media devices

Let me start by saying that my wife and I are huge media consumers. I have an older model Synology NAS (DS214-Play) packed with...
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Xiaomi smart device sale at Gearbest

I've recently been outlining my journey down the smart home path, currently with a strong focus on sensors for ESD monitoring. The online retailer Gearbest where...
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Online retail could impact residential architectural design

The term last mile delivery might not sound exciting, but it's the new battle for your dollar in online retail. That final leg to...
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Smart Home Part 6 – Internal comfort levels

When starting down the smart home path, I thought tracking building performance would be one of the more fascinating aspects. After all, having a...
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Hands-on with the new HP Z VR Backpack PC

Last week I was fortunate to spend some extended time with the then-unreleased HP Z VR Backpack PC. In case you aren't aware, going...
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Smart Home Part 5 – Control lights using opening and motion sensors

One of the great things about taking on a project such as home automation is experimenting with the different combinations of devices. Take lighting...
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Smart Home Part 4 – Sensors & new hardware

It's been a while since my last smart home update. Six months to be exact, and has provided an opportunity to test and refine...

Autodesk Revit 2018.2 Update

Autodesk has released a range of new feature videos for Revit 2018.2. For a full list of the improvements and resolved issues, check out the...
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ReCap Pro for Leica BLK360 tutorials

Last year at Autodesk University, Leica and Autodesk announced the BLK360. To briefly recap, the BLK360 is a slightly new take on traditional laser...

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