SketchUp for Building Professionals is a lecture-based seminar, where the instructor will demonstrate SketchUp features and the model-building processon a laptop computer. Computers will not be provided for attendees. Attendees who wish to do so may bring their own laptop computers loaded with the SketchUp program. However, as a lecture-based seminar there will be no time allotted for attendees to do exercises on their laptops, nor will the instructor spend instructing individual attendees about how to complete tasks on their laptops. In order to cover all of the scheduled content, the instructor will need to demonstrate features for the entire class.

Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:30 – 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:30 – 5:00 pm


   What is SketchUp and how does it work

   What’s included in Pro that’s not in Make (the free version)

   The importance of the 3D axes and developing coplanar surfaces

   Navigating through SketchUp with a 3-button mouse

   The drawing tools

   Line, rectangle, circle, arcs and guide (construction) lines

   The editing tools

   Push-pull, move, copy, array, rotate, scale, offset, erase, tape measure, protractor, follow-me

   The viewing tools

   2-point and 3-point perspective, 2D (parallel projection) and standard views

   Look around, walk around


   Scenes and animations


   During the afternoon session the instructor will construct a
   simple house model and demonstrate good modeling practices

   Effectively and efficiently make SketchUp simple to use in any application

   How to use groups, components, layers and scenes to simplify modeling

   Model pitched roofs and resolve intersections

   Add materials and colors

   Add pre-drawn objects from the 3D Warehouse

   Develop, save and share your own custom objects

   Add shadows and study the effects of sunlight

   Develop topography and organic forms with the sand box tools

   Working with CAD files in SketchUp – import and export to and from SketchUp

   Develop real-world building context with Google Earth

   Presenting the model

      • Create and export presentations from with-in SketchUp

      • Create animations (movies) using scenes

      • An introduction to a photo-realistic plug-in programs and what they can do

      • An introduction to using the SketchUp LayOut program to develop
         traditional 2D drawings with title blocks, notes, dimensions and details


     Non-Eligible CE in Ohio
     7.0 AIA Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Construction Contractors
     Voluntary Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This live lecture presentation is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in most states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio. Ohio architects: This seminar does not qualify as HSW subject matter. Therefore, it is not eligible for Ohio-mandated continuing education credit.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). The AIA does not consider computer design coursework an eligible HSW subject.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit for this course are responsible for being aware of any restrictions on non-HSW and/or computer design software courses.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Adam Gill

Duane Morris LLP

Adam L. Gill is an attorney in the law firm of Duane Morris LLP and a member of the firm’s national Construction Practice Group. Mr. Gill concentrates his practice in the area of construction law and litigation. He represents general contractors, construction managers, owners, architects and engineers, design builders, subcontractors, and material suppliers in matters involving contract drafting, contract negotiation, breach of contract claims, claims for extras, delay, disruption, loss of productivity, excessive change orders and out-of-scope work, and claims involving mechanics liens. Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Gill worked as an architect for eight years and is a licensed architect in Illinois and Missouri.

Christopher A. Krupp

President of Krupp Associates Architects, PC and SketchUpAcademy.comMr. Krupp is a practicing architect and president of his own firm in Chicago, Illinois, with a branch office in Asheville, North Carolina. He has been a licensed architect for over 30 years and a user of SketchUp Pro since version 2 was released around 2001.
As the principal architect and designer at his firm, Mr. Krupp utilizes traditional free hand sketching, AutoCad and SketchUp throughout the design and construction document phases of his work. The integration of SketchUp into the daily work flow plays an increasingly important role in the development of new project designs, both residential and commercial. As SketchUp Pro has the ability to import CAD files as well as export CAD-ready files to AutoCad, designs can be developed in CAD and SketchUp virtually side by side with more and more importance being placed on SketchUp.
His latest venture,, is a SketchUp-oriented website for new and experienced users. The website provides seminar attendees with additional problem-solving concepts as well as useful modeling tips and tricks. SketchUp Academy has successfully presented over 40 live seminars and webinars for HalfMoon Education.
Utilizing SketchUp, LayOut (a traditional style 2D drawing program linked to a SketchUp Pro 3D model) and other add-on extensions and plug-ins, Mr. Krupp produces design “sketches,” highly-detailed SketchUp models, photo-realistic renderings, walk-through animations, public hearing and client presentations and in some cases, construction drawings.
In addition to his work at Krupp Associates Architects, Mr. Krupp has taught SketchUp as an adjunct professor in a continuing education program at AB Tech Community College in Asheville, North Carolina. Students include architects, landscape architects, engineers, product designers, woodworkers, museum curators and home owners. He has written an extensive book, The SketchUp Primer, a copy of which you will receive at the seminar.
Mr. Krupp received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975 (summa cum laude) in Architecture while studying at the University of Cincinnati and Ohio University and has received numerous awards for his designs of custom residential, commercial buildings and commercial interiors.

Adam Levesque

Walker Consultants’

Project Manager/Structural Engineer in Walker Consultants’ Boston office
Mr. Levesque has more than 12 years of experience in the rehabilitation, assessment, and design of building structures. His extensive background in structural engineering includes parking garages, waste water, agricultural, office, retail, and healthcare structures. As a project manager, Mr. Levesque’s responsibilities include client interface, project team coordination and communication throughout each project. He has hands-on experience with establishing priority repair programs and detailed knowledge of maintenance/repair program and the benefits and problems they can pose.

Adam Sandler JD. LL.M.

Adam Sandler, J.D., LL.M. is the Director of Wealth Planning at AJ Wealth in New York City. He counsels the firm’s clients and advisors on complex issues involving tax, trusts and estates, asset protection, charitable planning, business and family governance, and overall wealth transfer and preservation. Prior to joining AJ Wealth in 2022, Mr. Sandler practiced law as a tax attorney focusing on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and tax planning for individuals and businesses.