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 ArchiCAD BIM Engine  by Mary Moscarello
Mary Moscarello
Thank You Atlanta! AIA 2015 Recap
We have caught our breath after a successful show in Atlanta during the AIA 2015 National Convention. There were so many highlights, we hardly know where to begin! It makes the most sense to start where all the action happened - our booth. This …

 ArchShowcase  by Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Himalayan Emergency Shelter, Artificial Snow Cave in Nepal by Margot Krasojevic
Article source: Margot Krasojevic The Artificial Snow Cave Hut The hut offers a snowdrift frame made from weighted carbon fiber mesh, this contoured landscape mimics the surrounding vertiginous precipices and landscapes, the carbon fiber …

 3DEXPERIENCE Construction  by Akio Moriwaki
Akio Moriwaki
3DEXPERIENCE Speakers Reveal Accelerated Korea BIM Momentum
  Global adoption of BIM is proceeding with great momentum, and within Asia many are rapidly adopting BIM practices. Korea is one country leading the way with BIM adoption, with dramatic growth year over year. Dassault Systèmes recently …

 AECCafe Voice  by Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Opening Session and Keynote at AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta
CEO of Richter Architects, Elizabeth Chu Richter, president of AIA, paid tribute to the former presidents of the AIA in her introductory remarks at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention 2015 held in Atlanta this past week. Read …

 What’s the Word on AutoCAD?  by Isaac Harper
Isaac Harper
Getting Started with the New Start Tab in AutoCAD 2016
Well AutoCAD 2016 is out and loaded with a bunch of new features, and once again I will be covering a lot of them in my up-coming blogs and community sites. Although, this is a great way for or clients to be aware of what is out there, it still …

 AECCafe Guest Blog  by Bob Honn
Bob Honn
How AEC Professionals Can Create a Flexible, Mobile Workflow
AEC professionals have increasingly collaborative and mobile work requirements. As a result, their need to share, view, and print large format documents from a variety of locations using mobile devices has also increased. In fact, according to a …

 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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