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    Hannah Starnes, Week 5, McCarty Holsaple McCarty

    By hstarnes
    Jun 10, '16 3:21 PM EST


    This week was off to a much better start than the last, seeing as that Barbara is back and I have someone to correspond with/give me tasks. Monday, we sort of caught up together about what went on last week and mostly I just tied ends up with some tasks that were left open. Tuesday, I selected a few samples on projects and ordered them. I updated a lot of things on a new build that I have continuously been working on all summer. Wednesday, I worked a lot with reps finishing up the fabric/chair debacle from last week. I spent some time in Revit building parts of the new build that had yet to be put in as well. I also had the opportunity to sit in on a pretty big meeting. This was really great experience for me and it was exciting to see it all in person. Thursday, I prepared a couple of floor plans for Barbara before a meeting. The rest of the day, I picked up a sample for an upcoming install and then I finished working on the building model in Revit. Revit in the office is so much more organized and seemingly easier than it is in studio. While I wish that I knew more about Revit, I am trying to soak in all that I can while I am here so that when studio starts back I can use everything I have learned! Friday, I have worked a lot on Revit/Photoshop for an upcoming presentation.



    MHM does Spec Only when dealing with purchased goods. The project fees are mostly determined by using historical data, a percentage of construction costs or FFE costs. Barbara’s favorite method is to look at how many actual hours the project will take. Although, this method is best for smaller scale projects. The project budget is managed through an in house system called ‘Vision.’ There is also a budget spreadsheet that determines manpower, profits, etc.


    meet someone new.

    This week, I started to work more with Craig Guffey. Craig is an architect here at MHM. He is really nice to work with and always has something funny to say, but has also helped me a lot in setting up Revit files/ answering questions for a specific project. 

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