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 ArchShowcase  by Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
One Angel Lane in London, England by Fletcher Priest
Article source: Fletcher Priest When Nomura chose Oxford Properties and UBS’s multi award-winning Angel Lane it was the City’s largest letting. With 546,000 sqft of technologically advanced workspace over 11 floors for 6,000 plus people, it …

 3DEXPERIENCE Construction  by Akio Moriwaki
Akio Moriwaki
How to Eliminate Waste and Increase Profits with “Optimized Construction”
The Optimized Construction Industry Solution Experience from Dassault Systèmes integrates AEC project data, tracks progress, and brings together project teams – including owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, fabricators, and …

 The AEC Lens  by Alex Carrick
Alex Carrick
As Fall Approaches, Key Aspects of The U.S. and Canadian Construction Outlooks
Yes, there are ongoing caveats concerning the U.S. economy – a disproportionate number of part-time as opposed to full-time jobs; high levels of student debt; the psychological hangover of recession-era foreclosures in the housing market; etc. …

 AECCafe Voice  by Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Trimble SketchUp’s Mobile Viewer and Partnership between Trimble and Materialise
Trimble SketchUp made a couple of announcements this summer: one being the SketchUp Mobile Viewer launch for both iOS and Android, an online presentation app, and the other the partnership between Trimble and Materialise to streamline 3D printing …

 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 …

 AECCafe Guest Blog  by Megan Miller
Megan Miller
Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study: Understanding Key Characteristics of High-Performing Firms
Bench players don’t become part of the starting line-up overnight. In many cases, they first decided that being good just wasn’t good enough and put in the necessary work to achieve a drastic change. The A&E industry is no different. …

 ArchiCAD BIM Engine  by Mary Moscarello
Mary Moscarello
Powerhouse Brazil Firm Chooses ARCHICAD Over Revit
In a recent press release GRAPHISOFT announced signing with Fernandes Arquitetos Associados (FAA). The well-known Brazilian firm with an impressive portfolio, including two 2014 World Cup arenas had been on a competitor's BIM platform, …

 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
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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