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Introduction to Project Templates

Get up and running with our new Project Templates feature.

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What’s New in Layer: March 2022

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What’s New in Layer: February 2022

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What’s New in Layer: November 2021

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Layer Launches First Ever Drag and Drop Document Builder for BIM Data

With Layer’s new Document View, users will be able to export BIM data side-by-side with project data as…

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Now Hiring: Software Engineer Intern

Join Layer’s software engineering team!

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What’s New in Layer: October 2021

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Top 3 Reasons to Connect with Layer at NeoCon

Zach and Jeff are looking forward to being part of the interior design industry’s biggest show! If you’re…

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Zach Soflin, AIA, to Speak at 2021 AIA Iowa Conference

Join Layer CEO Zach Soflin, AIA, for “Breaking Down Data Silos” at the 2021 AIA Iowa Conference Join…

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Zach Soflin, AIA, to Speak at 2021 AIA DC Design Conference

Join Layer CEO Zach Soflin, AIA, at AIA DC’s 2021 Design Conference Reboot and Rebound! Zach will present…

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Join Layer at Section Cut Conference by Monograph

We’re excited to support our friends at Monograph for Section Cut, their first ever conference on Practice Operations!…

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Join Layer at the 2021 Nebraska Health Care Association Conference

Layer is proud to partner with the Nebraska Health Care Association for the 2021 NNFA/NNLA Conference in Kearney,…

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Zach Soflin, AIA, to Present at AEC Tech Smart Conference

Join Layer App founder Zach Soflin, AIA, at PSMJ’s AEC Tech Smart Conference on Wednesday, September 22nd in…

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Zach Soflin, AIA, to Speak at BIM BOP 2021

Join Layer App’s founder Zach Soflin, AIA, at BIM BOP 2021! Zach will be hosting the first BIM…

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What’s New in Layer: May 2021

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What’s New in Layer: April 2021

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Construction Administration Phase and Closing Out the Revit Model

Here’s what the design team needs to know about what they do and how to close out the Revit model during Construction Administration.

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Construction Documents Phase and Preparing the Revit Model for Bid

Learn what scope is included in the Construction Documents phase and what it takes to prepare your Revit model to go out for bid.

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Design Development Phase and Coordinating Around the Revit Model

Learn how to coordinate teams around the Revit model as it develops during the Design Development phase.

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Schematic Design Phase and Evolving the Revit Model

We’ll review the typical scope that architects are responsible for and how the Revit model evolves during the second phase of the architectural design process.

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Architectural Design Phases: Pre-Design and Starting the Revit Model

Learn the scope and deliverables that architects are responsible for and how the Revit model begins in the architectural design phases.

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What’s New in Layer: February 2021

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The FF&E Process Explained

In this guide, we’ll review the FF&E process and the tools you need to implement and deliver FF&E projects.

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Top Architecture Firms Database

Find out which architecture firms consistently ranked in the Architect 50 year over year for the past 10 years.

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Architect 50 Database: Overall Rankings Year Over Year

Find out which architecture firms consistently ranked in the Architect 50 year over year for the past 10 years.

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What’s New in Layer: January 2021

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[VIDEO] Practical Applications for Drawing View

ICYMI, here’s an excellent intro to two practical applications for using Layer’s new Drawing View tool. In this…

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What’s New in Layer: November 2020

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How We Do It: Condition Assessments in Layer

Join Historical Architect Julie Cawby, RA, NCARB, for this informative webinar for historic preservation professionals.

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Quick Byte #2: Plan ahead

Okay, imagine this. You’re going to host a big meal. The first thing you’ll do is to plan…

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Zach Soflin featured on the Business of Architecture Podcast with Enoch Sears

Layer Founder Zach Soflin, AIA, joined Enoch Sears, AIA, the founder of the Business of Architecture podcast for…

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How to Document Existing Conditions in 4 Easy Steps

Learn a fast and easy workflow for documenting existing building conditions.

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5 Methods for Documenting Existing Conditions

You’re going on site to document existing conditions, which method should you use?

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What’s New in Layer: Drawing View and More!

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Best Architecture Instagram Accounts to Follow

Refresh your Instagram feed with our curated list of the best architecture instagram accounts to follow.

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4 Strategies for Simplifying the Pre-Design Phase

Gathering information in the early days of a project usually means a lot of back and forth via…

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Introducing Quick Bytes

Who doesn’t love food? There are two things we’re passionate about at Layer: the first is helping awesome…

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Best Podcasts for Architects

We love our fair share of self-help and mystery podcasts, but what are the best podcasts for architects?…

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Two Easy Ways to Organize Project Data with Saved Views

Learn how to organize project data into sub categories or by tracking live field attributes.

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What’s New in Layer: September 2020

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[VIDEO] Layer’s NEW UI is here!

Smarter, faster, more intuitive. Say hello to Layer’s new UI! We asked our users, how can we help…

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Layer Keeps Getting Better!

You’re invited to test drive Layer’s new User Interface (UI) before it goes live. Our new UI is…

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What’s new in Layer: July 2020

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What’s new in Layer: June 2020

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Layer: How It All Began

Read how Layer solves one of the biggest problems facing the AEC industry today.

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Layer is featured in Architect Magazine

The Layer App and Revit Add-in are featured in the May 2020 issue of Architect Magazine. The issue…

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What’s new in Layer: May 2020

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How to use the Barcode Scanner for Asset Management

Accessing asset data in Layer is made simple by using the new mobile Barcode Scanner for iOS Here’s…

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Why Related Element fields are important for managing building data efficiently

Related Elements Fields are one of the most powerful field types within Layer when it comes to managing…

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How to Connect Meeting Minutes to Revit

Learn how take meeting minutes that connect to Revit

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Room Data Sheets in 10 Easy Steps

Here’s a quick tutorial for using Layer to efficiently create and manage Room Data Sheets

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Smarter Meeting Minutes in 8 Easy Steps

Here’s a quick tutorial for using Layer Smart Docs to take more efficient Meeting Minutes

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FMLink features Layer’s new Project Templates for Facility Managers

Read how Layer’s new Project Templates are helping FMs proactively care for their buildings

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It’s a BIG DAY at Layer!

See what the buzz is all about!

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What’s new in Layer: April 2020

See what’s new in this latest release!

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Efficiency Strategies for Facility Managers in Times of Social Distancing

Learn how Layer can help Facilities Managers in these times of remote working and social distancing

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Five Things to Look for in a Loan Site Inspection App

Find out how the right app can help you bring order to site inspection documentation, notes, and photos

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How to Choose the Best Work Order System for Your Facilities Management Team

Learn how to choose a good work order system that can help you do more with fewer resources

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5 Essential Tips for Choosing the Right CMMS

You don’t want to miss these 5 key features when choosing a CMMS for your facilities management team

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The Essential Checklist for Commercial Property Inspections

Find out how to minimize risk for your bank with this comprehensive checklist for commercial site inspections

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Site Visits Matter. Here’s How You Prepare

Learn how regular site inspections can help commercial, residential, an ag loan officers avoid risk

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Meet LAYER’s new Director of Customer Success!

Say hello to our awesome new team member!

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Visit LAYER at the NBA’s Tech Conference!

We’re excited to see you at the Nebraska Bankers Association Tech Conference in Lincoln!

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Zach Soflin to speak at San Francisco Computational Design Institute (SFCDI)

Find out when Zach will be in the Bay Area to speak to the SF Computational Design Institute

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Layer’s Year in Review

We launched Layer in April and haven’t looked back!  Here’s a quick list of our favorite moments since…

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Zach Soflin, AIA, featured on The Art of Construction Podcast

Layer Founder Zach Soflin, AIA, joins co-hosts Devon Tilly and Matt McMullen for an engaging fireside chat on…

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AEC Bytes Reviews Layer

We are thrilled to share this thoughtful and thorough review of Layer by leading BIM publication AEC Bytes. Editor Lachmi Khemlani does an excellent job of summarizing Layer’s features and strengths.

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Join Layer at APT International in Miami

Will we see you at the APT International Conference? We’re excited to connect with the industry’s top preservation…

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Layer wins IO Summit Pitch Competition!

We are so excited to share that Layer was chosen from nearly 60 national startups to win the…

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See Layer at the IO Summit!

We’re excited to be part of the thriving Silicon Prairie! Join Layer Director of Business Development Jeff Eells…

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[VIDEO] Zach Soflin, AIA, speaks at AEC Tech Symposium

Layer founder Zach Soflin, AIA, presented at the AEC Tech Symposium on Friday, October 18, 2019 in New…

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Join Layer for an Exclusive Demo with EntreArchitect

Are you a small firm architect or sole practitioner? Are you struggling with how to spend more time…

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Zach Soflin, RA, to present at AIA Nebraska Annual Conference

Our fearless leader Zach Soflin, RA, will be presenting “From Practice to Product: How a Design Problem Turned…

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Layer wins Best of Products Award from The Architect’s Newspaper

The Layer team is super thrilled to announce that we’ve been awarded an honorable mention from The Architect’s…

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Quick Punchlists in 6 Easy Steps

Learn how to easily perform one of Layer’s core workflows, Punchlists.  Are you looking for a more integrated…

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Zach Soflin joins Mark LePage on the EntreArchitect Podcast

Our fearless leader Zach Soflin, RA, sat down with popular AEC podcaster Mark LePage for an informative discussion…

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Layer’s Biggest Moments at BILT BIM Conference

We had a blast at the BILT NA BIM Conference in Seattle last week! Here are a few…

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Zach Soflin speaking at BILT NA Conference in Seattle

Our fearless leader Zach Soflin, RA, will be in Seattle this week to present a session on complex…

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Layer featured in AEC Bytes’ List of Notable Software at A’19

We were thrilled to learn that Layer made the list of notable software at A’19 compiled by BIM…

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Efficient Work Orders in 10 Easy Steps

Here’s a quick tutorial for using Layer to efficiently manage Work Orders

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Faster Facility Audits in 9 Easy Steps

Whether you call them Facility Audits or Building Condition Surveys, building data and photos that would ordinarily be…

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Consistent Conditions Assessments in 9 Easy Steps

Learn how to easily perform one of Layer’s core workflows for historic preservation building professionals, the Conditions Assessment.…

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Layer featured in AEC Next News

Our team spoke with editor Jonathan Barnes at AEC Next News about the gamechanging nature of Layer and…

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Layer named “Best of Show” at A’19

We are motivated and inspired by the connections we made at A’19 and we’re thrilled that Layer was…

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Layer’s Top 5 from A’19

A huge thanks to everyone who stopped by the Layer booth at A’19 last week! Our team is…

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Zach Soflin Presents Session at A’19

Our fearless leader Zach Soflin, RA, crushed it at the 2019 AIA Conference on Architecture where he presented…

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Layer featured in The Architect’s Newspaper

We were super excited to demo Layer to The Architect’s Newspaper’s tech editor Drew Zeiba, who was impressed…

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New Features in Layer

It’s been an amazing month since we launched Layer and we’ve been soaking up all of the incredible…

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3 Reasons to Connect with Layer at A’19

Here are the top reasons you should connect with us at the 2019 AIA Conference! Reason 1: Get…

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Layer Featured on Grow Lincoln Startup Radio Show

The Layer team is super stoked to be part of the Lincoln, Nebraska startup scene. Home to amazing…

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Zach Soflin Speaks at 1 Million Cups Lincoln

Layer COO Zach Soflin, RA, had the privilege of sharing our origin story and roadmap with the Lincoln…

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Zach Soflin Presents at Restore Omaha Conference

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Layer Featured at APT Central Plains Conference

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Introducing Layer, a Home for Your Building’s Data

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