featured PROJECT: Georgetown University Science Center
FEATURED PROJECT: Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute
Thomas Fulda, Designer
"I had a very positive impression of this class. I have always found technology training sessions excruciatingly painful to sit through, but the CDV instructor made the class both enjoyable and informative. I was expecting a long slow painful week, but the time actually flew by. We covered subject matter in breadth and depth, and the connections between different learning objectives were always made clear. I found the “Training the Project” method to be a well thought-out, guided approach to acquiring skills, as applied to specific design needs. The cumulative effect of lessons that continued to build on the same model was both encouraging (look at all we've done!) as well as instructive in how a Revit project is built-up over time. What I liked best was that the orientation of screens/students/instructor was very conducive to good feedback and communication. Additionally, some of the best things I learned during the session came about as the result of doing something wrong - seeing a broken model showed me what a working one should look like. Our instructor was friendly, knowledgeable, responsive and easy to approach with questions. In fact, he was so knowledgeable that, after a week of listening to him speak, his tone and timbre have become the de facto voice of my superego when engaging in Revit tasks. His ability to answer questions was excellent. Understanding the mistakes of another's keystrokes can be very difficult, but our instructor often cut straight to the critical error.
I would recommend the CDV course to others for these reasons: Anyone who conducts a software training course must be qualified not only in the technical aspects of a given program, but also have the ability to overcome the challenges of interpersonal communication presented by teaching. It's rare to find someone who excels in both areas, but our CDV instructor definitely fit the bill."