Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »
September 28th, 2009 by Susan Smith
BIM company Tekla, which has built its software architecture on the Microsoft platform, announced compatibility with Windows 7 which will be launched October 22.
September 23rd, 2009 by Susan Smith
“The USGBC just kicked off the third year of its highly successful National Green Schools Campaign (NSGC) with the launch of the Coalition for Green Schools. In the past 12 months, the NGSC has been supporting the passage of federal, state and local initiatives including the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public Schools Facilities Act, funding for green school construction and renovation as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the “Making green Schools a Reality” Resolution. So far, over 1,700 schools have registered in LEED for Schools and nearly 200 have certified.”
-Reuters, by Rob Watson, September 22, 2009, “Greening America’s Schools”
September 17th, 2009 by Susan Smith
Something that should appeal to a lot of folks at a price tag of $2.99 — Autodesk SketchBook Mobile painting and drawing application which extends your digital sketchpad to your Apple iPhone or Apple iPod Touch. Sporting the same paint engine as Autodesk SketchBook Pro software, SketchBook Mobile offers professional-grade painting and drawing tools in a streamlined and intuitive user interface.
Although I can’t see architects designing large canvases with this tool, it is great for capturing those fleeting ideas that can end up on a cocktail napkin or the back of an envelope. This way you’ll be able to have a digital representation to take to your computer later. What a concept!
September 2nd, 2009 by Susan Smith
Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030, said the U.S. building sector, comprised of 300 billion square feet, accounts for nearly half of all U.S. energy carbon emissions and 3/4 of its electricity consumption.
According to Architecture 2030 research, by 2050, 75 percent of the nation’s current built environment will be either new or renovated.
August 21st, 2009 by Susan Smith