Mar 162015
 

I went to Las Vegas this last week to attend a Building Information Modeling (BIM) Conference and as a part of the conference we had an event at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.  There’s a pretty cool collection of buildings there as well as a nice botanical garden.  We only had time to tour a small area of the faculty, but buildings included: a rammed earth building, straw bail building, cooling done by evaporation towers and natural ventilation and included the UNLV entry into the solar decathlon in DC (they were awarded a second place for there efforts).  We participated in a presentation about the preserve and the facilities there, then had networking session and then dinner.  My wife and I had a great time.  Below are photos of the facilities.

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