For Professor Sal Ligotino, project based learning is at the core of his program. His students at Ulster County Community College in upstate New York look for and are guided through real projects of value to the communities they live in.
This semester two projects of note came to completion using Autodesk Revit. The first project involved creating a digital model of a local school using Revit. Information is now available to school administrators from the Building Information Model to manage facility use and plan reconfigurations as needed by student changes. The school principal is very grateful to student Biagio Gugliotto for the data he provided for free that otherwise would have cost the school thousands of dollars in fees.
The second project, enables a small town park to dream big. While planning the replacement of an existing bathroom facility, the town was able to envision what a broader more feature rich facility would look like because of the Autodesk Revit model developed by Professor Ligotino’s class. Floorplans and realistic views were assembled into a Powerpoint presentation for submission to the Town Board. The quality of the design product is such that a local architect is willing to review and stamp the drawings.
Last year Professor Ligotino’s class designed a pedestrian suspension bridge using Autodesk Inventor. Autodesk Civil 3D was used for the site work to incorporate the real world topography into the completed project . View Final Suspended Bridge Drawings
Author: Steve Rice