Archive for March, 2015

PSOMAS in Salt Lake City has 2 positions, CAD Drafter and CAD Drafter/Designer.  They are located at 4179 Riverboat Rd Suite #200, Salt Lake City 84123 and their phone is 801.270.5777.  See their website for information and to apply:  Filter by state and you’ll see the drafting related jobs.

Description:  We are currently looking for a technologically savvy CAD drafter to support our Survey Team in a Temporary  Part Time position which has the potential to turn into Full Time regular position.  If the position became FT, it would include project work in utilities, scanning, architects, roadways, shopping centers, etc.

Duties:  The primary focus will be on a scanning project using Point Cloud data which will be used to create a Revit model.

The successful candidate will possess attention to detail and the ability to work well with others in a fast paced environment where there can be pressure for a quality product under a tight deadline is critical.


  • Prefer a minimum of AA in drafting, will consider a current student who has experience and/or completed classes with Point Cloud and Revit.
  • Must be proficient Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Preference will be given to candidates with Revit and Architectural experience
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Navisworks, Sktchup and/or Microstation is a plus
  • Must have the ability to work with office equipment such as a scanner, copy machine and work with a database.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Greetings WFRUGers. Here is the calendar of events for the remainder of our spring meetings. We will take the summer off and resume again in the fall.

In April we will hear about Revit and Collaboration in the Cloud. This is so important given the direction our business is taking. We will also hear how to use Dynamo, a great plug-in inherent in Revit. Okland Construction will be hosting and sponsoring this meeting.

In May we have a VERY good meeting hosted by the U of U Facilities and Construction group. They are going to share their Close-Out and Lean Standards procedures! This will be held in the School of Architecture building and we would love to get your project managers and project executives invited. Our sponsors for this meeting are Taft Engineering and GSBS Architects.

For our last meeting in June we will do the fan-favorite ‘What’s new in Autodesk 2016’. Note that this will be held during a lunch hour and we will have Autodesk professionals in town for this meeting!

I need:

  • A Host and Sponsor for the What’s new in Autodesk 2016’ Meeting on 06/18/15
4/14/2015 Tuesday 5:30-7:00 Revit Workflow in the Cloud & Dynamo Bryan Cowles/Travis Beecher Okland Construction
1978 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Okland Construction
5/14/2015 Wednesday 5:30-7:00 University of Utah Close-Out and Lean Standards University of Utah University of Utah
School of Architecture
375 South 1530 East
Salt Lake City UT 84112-0370
6/18/2015 Thursday 11:30-1:00 What’s new in 2016 Autodesk!!!

Here are 20 inspirational TED talks for architects (in no particular order) from people with broad and unique views on architecture. Some might enlighten, educate or even enrage you. At the very least, they should get those creative juices flowing a little better.


Prefabricated Wood Construction Workshop

Posted: March 8, 2015 by WFRUG in General Posts

This workshop presents speakers who are leaders in prefabricated wood construction.  Some learning objectives of this workshop will include:

  1.  Learners will be able to understand and apply knowledge of solid timber wood solutinos (i.e. CLT, LVL, SCL, etc.) to architectural projects through examples of details and case studies in addition to a hand out resource guide for prefabricated wood structures.
  2. They will be able to understand the various prefabricated wood systems available for specification and when is most appropriate given site, location, labor, cost and schedule considerations.
  3. Participants will be able to identify the benefits and challenges of factory produced light wood frame panel construction with integrated insulation, services, and finishes.
  4. Attendees will be able to distinguish digital workflows in wood design and fabrication and how to properly collaborate and partner with timber fabricators to achieve desired results through a demonstration of the landscape of digital options in timber that make the bridge between ideation and production.

This will be a fantastic morning full of networking and new resources.

For more information please contact:

Massih Nilforoushan, Research Assistant
Integrated Technology in Architecture Center (ITAC)
University of Utah, College of Architecture + Planning
O: 801-585-8948 M: 801-928-9639