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AGENDA for May 23rd Meeting at BSA

                                   MAY DBUG MEETING

WHERE: BSA |Space| <>
290 Congress St. (across Fed. Reserve Bldg near South Station T)
Boston, Massachusetts 02210

Map Link: BSA-Space <>

WHEN: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 6 p.m.

PARKING: Underground garage is $12 for the evening, if arriving after 5 pm. 
BY TRANSIT: Easy walking distance from South Station on Red Line


RSVP for Food Count: Evan H. Shu, FAIA, Shu Associates Inc. <>

            Hover for 3D Models, FreshBooks, and Up with Trees

* Light Dinner Refreshments ($5 Donation for buffet) Reception & Networking


* Welcome, Introductions, and General Announcements (updates on any DataCAD developments)


* Surprising Tree Removal Services
by Evan H. Shu, FAIA
The Winter Storms caused a lot of tree and property damage. Evan will give you his video story of the removing of 3 huge backyard trees in a surprising method that involved not so much cutting them down and cutting them upward. You have to see it to believe it.


* Hover software for Photogrammetry
by Greg Barriere, AIA / Barriere Design Associates
We have long talked about the day when true photogrammetry arrives, when the taking of a few photographs around a building can result in true CAD model being developed automically. That day is already here. Greg will demonstrate how he has used the latest software in photogrammetry using the Hover app that will give you a true, measurable, customizable model directly from taking photographs around a building. The Hover app provides very detailed building information which helps contractors and clients communicate material changes & alternates with detailed measurements, making accurate cost estimates possible.


* FreshBooks -- Accounting Software for Architects
by Anson Courtright, AC-Architect
FreshBooks is simple and intuitive software that automates many of the tasks around invoicing, organizing expenses, tracking your time and following up with clients. Anson will show us how he uses this software in his architectural firm and how it has made accounting tasks much easier while letting you know both the pros and cons (or workarounds) of using it. 

*Notes: AIA Members & Massachusetts Registered Architects can earn 2.0 CEU credits for attending.


Google Map Link to BSA |Space| <>

Easy 2 block walk from South Station T stop

NOTE ON PARKING: Street meter parking is rare -- don't count on it. Underground garage parking is available for flat $12 rate for the entire evening if you arrive anytime after 5 p.m. Electric car charging station (2-Chargepoint on P1 level) may be available, first 3 hours is free.