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 ArchShowcase  by Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
OZC (EDUCATION AND SELF-STUDY CENTER) in Tilburg, The Netherlands by KAAN Architecten
Article source: KAAN Architecten  KAAN Architecten and VORM will be building a large new campus building at the University of Tilburg. With the Education and Self-Study Centre (OZC), comprising a floor area of 11,000 square meters, the …

 The AEC Lens  by Alex Carrick, Chief Economist at the CMD Group
Alex Carrick, Chief Economist at the CMD Group
By No Means is it the Same Old World (Part 2)
Article source: CMDGroup Part 1 of this Economy at a Glance introduced the topic of a dozen major ways in which the structure of society and the framework of the global economy are changing beyond what humankind has ever experienced before. In …

 3DEXPERIENCE Construction  by Akio Moriwaki
Akio Moriwaki
The Chrysalis Amphitheater: Transforming AEC Through Collaboration
Click to Tweet: #ChrysalisAmphitheater: Transforming #AEC Through Collaboration | @Dassault3DS @azahner @THEVERYMANY In nature, “chrysalis” refers to the metallic-gold shell that encases a butterfly’s metamorphosis. Like its namesake, the …

 AECCafe Voice  by Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Project Execution for Large, Multi-National Corporation
With all change in organizations, there are headaches, hiccups and some hairpulling, but definitely it is best to keep those activities to a minimum. Read the rest of this entry »

 ArchiCAD BIM Engine  by Mary Moscarello
Mary Moscarello
ARCHICAD 20 Announced
A Fresh Look at BIM GRAPHISOFT announced the latest version of its industry-leading BIM software solution - ARCHICAD 20 today. This version features a number of important functional improvements that put the emphasis on the “I” in BIM, …

 What’s the Word on AutoCAD?  by Isaac Harper
Isaac Harper
Autodesk Desktop App… New in 2017
One of the first changes you may notice when installing AutoCAD 2017 is the new Autodesk desktop app, which is automatically displayed after the install is complete. This new app is replacing the Autodesk Application Manager that delivers security …

 AECCafe Guest Blog  by Megan Miller
Megan Miller
Fact or Gut? Checking In On Your Decision Making
There are many professions that require fact-based decision-making rather than a gut feeling. Think about it for a minute. Would you go to a doctor who sent you into surgery but didn’t bother to first run tests to confirm the diagnosis? 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
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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