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Archive for January, 2011

Quote of the Day

Monday, January 17th, 2011

“Shanghai every year adds more buildings space than exists in all of Manhattan.” – John Fernandez – MIT (June 2007)

Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 debuts in March

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 debuts in March, along with a price increase. For those who buy a license of Bluebeam PDF Revu now at the current, lower pricing they will receive a free upgrade to version 9.

Home and school design for Haiti

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

University of Kentucky continues its commitment to helping Haiti get back on its feet with some high performance design using BIM and integrated project delivery.

“Net-Zero Home and School Design
Under the direction of Gregory Luhan, associate dean for research at UK College of Design, students have developed housing and school prototypes that could be used in Haiti. This is a high-performance design build that informs new construction and adaptive reuse of net-zero living, which offers directions for lifestyle change.
This spring semester Luhan’s class of design and engineering students will leverage the fall semester’s research and use IPD (integrated project delivery) and BIM (building information modeling) software to collaboratively design and analyze a variety of approaches through digital simulations and computational fluid dynamics to prove the possibility of achieving net-zero. “

-University of Kentucky News

Quote of the Day

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

“[Currently] existing buildings…will make up 85% of the buildings that will stand in New York City in 2030.” -Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

Another drawing tool

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Beijing company GstarCAD recently published Drawing Compare, a newly-enhanced function of GstarCAD 2011—a tool commonly used for comparing the differences between two DWG files after design modifications.

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