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 ArchShowcase  by Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Gentle Genius in Altamura, Italy by Architects GG-loop
Article source: Architects GG-loop The city and its various parts can be seen as a music score, the edifices acting as notes played by different instruments simultaneously. A melody is created by, what the Romans used to call Genius Loci, the …

 AECCafe Guest Blog  by Megan Miller
Megan Miller
Improve Your Goal-Setting Game! Using Effective Benchmarking & KPIs to Reach Project Success
  The process of setting and meeting goals is the engine that drives all project-based businesses, and AEC firms are no different. But setting goals can be difficult – and it can be easy to lose energy and focus with even the most clear …

 AECCafe Voice  by Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Autodesk’s BIM 360 Docs Now Available Commercially
The construction industry is driven by documentation in the form of submittals, contracts, record sets, and RFIs. While this is still a priority, the design teams are adopting BIM, and there needs to be a way to consolidate all the information …

 What’s the Word on AutoCAD?  by Isaac Harper
Isaac Harper
AutoCAD 2016 System Variable Monitor… So you don’t have to!
Have you ever had someone else use your computer, or accidentally click on something that changed the way your AutoCAD operates or behaves? Or you just simply ran a Lisp routine and some of your settings were changed and not set back by the routine? …

 3DEXPERIENCE Construction  by John Stokoe, CB, CBE
John Stokoe, CB, CBE
3D Technology + Construction: A High-Value Partnership
World-leading, innovative technology is being used successfully to make the aerospace and other manufacturing industries more responsive to demand, dynamic in development and increasingly efficient in delivery. I would argue that the construction …

 ArchiCAD BIM Engine  by Mary Moscarello
Mary Moscarello
Twinmotion for ARCHICAD
GRAPHISOFT is hosting an exciting live online webinar to introcude Twinmotion for ARCHICAD Scheduled for February 2 - the webinar will focus on the award-winning real-time visualization technology "Twinmotion" and how it changes the way …

 The AEC Lens  by Alex Carrick, Chief Economist at the CMD Group
Alex Carrick, Chief Economist at the CMD Group
Canada’s Construction Material Costs Tell Diverse Stories (Part 1 of 2)
Article source: CMDGroup Similar to the U.S., the price advances of many materials and building products going into the construction process in Canada remain restrained. The +0.3% figure year-over-year (y/y) for total construction − from …

 Assemble the BIM Possibilities  by Howard Davis, CEO
Howard Davis, CEO
The Benefits of Visually Communicating Your Project Schedule
A huge advantage that comes with the BIM data integration in a construction project is the ability to visualize the expected progress throughout the entire process. When teams are empowered to create a comprehensive project schedule in a way that …

 AEC+Compliance Paradigms  by Shane Kling
Shane Kling
P&ID = Piping and Instrumentation DATA (not Drawing)
It’s time we stop referring to P&IDs as piping and instrumentation drawings/diagrams and instead as piping and instrumentation DATA.  We are on the cusp of a “paradigm shift” – where the “D” in P&ID will be a distant memory for …

 A Word on BIM  by David Metcalf
David Metcalf
Tales from the Helpdesk Crypt – Install, uninstall Revit 2015 Content Libraries
This help topic has come up due to users reporting issues with missing parts of or all of their content on install of Revit 2015 to their systems. New for Revit 2015 users, a new method to add Revit Content Libraries has arrived. A separate …

 The Tip Jar  by Julie Ginn
Julie Ginn
Tap into the Hidden Profitability Potential of Your Staff
Through good or bad economic times, one of the equations that contribute to business success for professional services firms remains the same: optimizing utilization = increased profitability. While the math may be simple, the realization of this …

 NOT AEC  by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
Ted Talk: “The death of innovation, the end of growth” by Robert Gordon
The US economy has been expanding wildly for two centuries. Are we witnessing the end of growth? Economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the …

 AECCafe Today  by Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Pictometry/AutoCAD Civil 3D integration
Pictometry International Corp., inventor of measurable, aerial oblique imagery and analytics tools, launched Pictometry Integration for Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 and 2012 products at Autodesk University the last week of November 2012. Now …

 Grew Design  by Milton Grew
Milton Grew
ICC INTENDS TO BE MORE USER-FRIENDLY
I was pleased to have been invited by the International Code Council (ICC) to participate in the ICC Community Coalition Event held in Denver, Colorado during September 8 - 10, 2010. There were about 40 of us including ICC administration, ICC …

 Steve Watt's Blog  by Steve Watt
Steve Watt
BIM Ushers in a Culture of Collaboration
Before you ask yourself whether or not your company has money in the budget to purchase and implement a suite of BIM (Building Information Model) software applications, you should first ask yourself whether or not your company has a culture that …


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