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 ArchShowcase  by Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Article source: FLEXOARQUITECTURA In the ground floor of a XX century building situated in a square between the old city center and the Barcelona grid (Eixample), we are asked to refurbish an establishment of 80m2 and two floors. The new …

 ArchiCAD BIM Engine  by Mary Moscarello
Mary Moscarello
ARCHICAD Education that Works
Once a month, GRAPHISOFT will share a new video tutorial, along with inspiring stories of students and professors who are pushing the limits of design and productivity with ARCHICAD. Check out the first tutorial, 5 Ways to Rock Your Studio …

 3DEXPERIENCE Construction  by Akio Moriwaki
Akio Moriwaki
Taking the High Road: Building Infrastructure Without Damaging the Environment
Click to tweet this article: "Taking the High Road" Roads are not just a way to get from A to B. They change how the land is used, especially in rural areas, and can transform lives and livelihoods. But “more” is not always …

 AECCafe Voice  by Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Sefaira’s Direct Sunlight Analysis Complements Existing Daylighting Analysis
In an interview with Carl Sterner, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Director of Product Marketing at Sefaira, he discussed Sefaira’s Direct Sunlight Analysis launched in September.

 AECCafe Guest Blog  by Megan Miller
Megan Miller
Growing Your A&E Firm’s Public Sector Business
Projects with state, local and federal agencies are key targets for many A&E firms. State and local (S&L) architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) services account for $391 billion annually across the U.S. At the federal level, that …

 The AEC Lens  by Alex Carrick
Alex Carrick
The Sometimes Mysterious Sources for Put-in-place Construction Statistics in the U.S. and Canada
Article source: CMDGroup Obtaining data on put-in-place construction activity in the U.S. and Canada isn’t quite the straightforward path one might assume it to be. (Put-in-place statistics are like ‘progress payments’ as projects proceed. …

 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 …

 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 …

 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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