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 3DEXPERIENCE Construction  by Akio Moriwaki
Akio Moriwaki
Water, Water, Leaking Everywhere
A quarter or more of the world's expensively treated drinking water never reaches a faucet as a result of aging, leaky infrastructure. Around 14% of …

 ArchShowcase  by Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
‘Centre of Excellence’ Den Braven in Oosterhout, The Netherlands by Van Es architecten
Article source: van Es architecten At the end of 2014 van Es architecten has delivered the multifunctional reception- and meetingbuilding for Den Braven Sealants in Oosterhout, The Netherlands. The 600 square meters building includes a large …

 AECCafe Voice  by Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Autodesk Exchange Apps Cross over the One-Millionth Download
Autodesk recently celebrated the one-millionth app download on the Autodesk Exchange Apps, a web-based design and engineering app store created for the Autodesk community. In three years since launching, the site has published 1,800 apps from …

 What’s the Word on AutoCAD?  by Isaac Harper
Isaac Harper
AutoCAD 2016 Help is on the way!
In AutoCAD 2016 they have extended the Help file to make it even easier to access help to related content and tools. As before you can access the Help file from the traditional ways, typing a question mark on the command line, or the F1 function …

 AECCafe Guest Blog  by Megan Miller
Megan Miller
36th Annual Deltek Clarity Report Highlights A&E Industry Status
Running a successful A&E firm is like a recipe for a great meal – you need the right ingredients and the right quantities to achieve the desired outcome. But, for A&E firms, what are those ingredients and who determines the perfect balance …

 ArchiCAD BIM Engine  by Mary Moscarello
Mary Moscarello
Look-in Event at Galbraith Carnahan Architects’ New Offices
This Sunday, June 28 from 2-4 Galbraith Carnahan Architects (GCA) invites you to tour their new office space. The team recently relocated to East Tosa, drawn to its vibrant community and fun events that the neighborhood hosts throughout the …

 The AEC Lens  by Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
AECCafe to exhibit at the 2015 AIA Convention and record video interviews
We are exhibiting at the 2015 AIA Convention in Atlanta on May 14-15 at our booth #2878 and we are recording video interviews at our booth. Let me know if you want to book a 15-minute time slot for you or someone from your firm. Interview …

 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 …

 AEC+Compliance Paradigms  by Shane Kling
Shane Kling
Why Industry-Standard CAD Platforms DO NOT Meet Owner-Operators’ Compliance Needs
I am wrapping up one of the more ambitious business trips in my career. For the last 9 years, I have consulted owner-operators in the oil and gas, chemicals, and petrochemicals industries on compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

 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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