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 ArchShowcase  by Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Le Quatro in Baud, France by Studio 02 Architectes
Article source: Studio 02 Architectes  The confines of the topographical site were decisive. As on the Portuguese and Genoese coasts, it was important to design a project that could marry the rugged topography of the terrain, and give rise to a …

 AECCafe Voice  by Susan Smith
Susan Smith
From the Exhibit Floor: AIA Convention 2016
At the AIA Convention 2016 held in Philadelphia last week, the Exhibit Hall showcased software, hardware and all types of building materials. Emphasis for AEC technology this year is on reality capture or modeling, building information modeling, …

 3DEXPERIENCE Construction  by Akio Moriwaki
Akio Moriwaki
Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DfMA): Manufacturing Process to Improve Building Delivery
Click to Tweet: #DfMA: Manufacturing Process to Improve Building Delivery We interviewed Richard Kelly, …

 ArchiCAD BIM Engine  by Mary Moscarello
Mary Moscarello
Hello Philadelphia!
All About AIA 2016 GRAPHISOFT will be exhibiting at this year's National AIA Convention in booth 2439. We can't wait to see you! The AIA Convention  is THE architecture and design event of the year. Each year thousands of architects, …

 The AEC Lens  by Alex Carrick, Chief Economist at the CMD Group
Alex Carrick, Chief Economist at the CMD Group
ConstructConnect’s Starts Continue Winning Trend in April
Article source: CMDGroup ConstructConnect announced today that April’s level of U.S. construction starts, excluding residential work, was $30.1 billion, a further climb of +8.1% month to month on top of March’s leap of +14.0%. Since the usual …

 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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