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 3DEXPERIENCE Construction  by Akio Moriwaki
Akio Moriwaki
Challenges in the Civil Design Process: A Global Perspective
The following article is excerpted from Civil Design Innovation, a whitepaper developed by Dassault Systèmes and SMEDI. To read more, download the full whitepaper here.  Click to Tweet: "Blog Post: Challenges in the #CivilDesign Process: A …

 ArchShowcase  by Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Shelters by the sea – Blue Landmarks in Denmark by LUMO Architects
Article source: LUMO Architects Along the South coast from West of Faaborg to the Northeast of Svendborg, around Langeland and on the islands of Skarø, Drejø, Birkholm and Ærø, it is now possible to enjoy nature and the great outdoors from a …

 AECCafe Voice  by Susan Smith
Susan Smith
21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11) to Convene in Paris Monday
France will chair and host the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), from 30 November to 11 December 2015. The conference is crucial because the expected outcome is a new …

 ArchiCAD BIM Engine  by Mary Moscarello
Mary Moscarello
Six Steps for General Contractors to get started with BIM
This post originally appeared on ConAppGuru's blog. Written by Josh Bone the East Region Sales Director for GRAPHISOFT. For more than a decade Josh Bone  been implementing, training, and presenting construction technology solutions to …

 What’s the Word on AutoCAD?  by Isaac Harper
Isaac Harper
Find your Center… your “Geometric Center” that is… with AutoCAD 2016’s Newest Osnap!
AutoCAD 2016 now offers a Geometric Center object snap. This was the #2 item on the AUGI wishlist. When using the Geometric Center osnap you can snap to the geometric center of Closed Polylines, including Polygons and Rectangles. The Geometric …

 The AEC Lens  by Alex Carrick
Alex Carrick
U.S. Economy and Construction Markets – Executive Summary for Greenbuild
Article source: CMDGroup Globally, the U.S. economy is outperforming all others. Europe is still sluggish and the ECB (European Central Bank) may embark on more quantitative easing. Likewise Japan and its central bank. China’s monetary …

 AECCafe Guest Blog  by Megan Miller
Megan Miller
Turbocharge Your Annual Planning and Budgeting
As annual budgeting and planning season is in full swing, it’s time to take a look at where your A&E firm stands this year and what you want to achieve in 2016. Is your firm’s profitability low? Has revenue growth stalled? What do you …

 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
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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