Ideate, Inc. Publishes PAE Consulting Engineers Multi-BIM Case Use Study in Success

SAN FRANCISCO, California – 08/16/2012 - Ideate, Inc., a leading Autodesk® Authorized Developer and Autodesk solutions provider offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the AEC industry, today announced today announced the publication of its latest Study in Success, “PAE Consulting Engineers Creates Built Environments that Give Back.”

The subject of the study is the adoption of 3D design technology by PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc. (PAE), and the role of Ideate, Inc. in furthering the success of PAE in its sustainable designs for the built environment. Highlighted in the Study in Success are the classroom training, informal lunch & learn sessions, and consulting services Ideate provided throughout PAE’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) adoption and implementation process. Five featured project summaries delineate ways in which Autodesk Revit®  enabled PAE to meet and exceed U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and other sustainability standards: 

  • Bullitt Center – Headquarters for the Bullitt Foundation, Seattle, Washington; Pursuing: Living Building Status, Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Water, Architecture 2030
  • PGE Park Stadium Conversion and Addition, Portland, Oregon; now Jeld-Wen Field; Awarded: USGBC LEED Silver. In its 2012 Design Awards program, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIA San Francisco) has named the Jeld-Wen Field Renovation as Merit Award winner, Architecture, with PAE Consulting Engineers receiving  recognition as Mechanical Engineer on the project.
  • Portland State University (University Pointe at College Station) Housing, Portland, Oregon; Pursuing: USGBC LEED Gold
  • Trillium Creek Elementary School, West Linn Wilsonville School District, West Linn, Oregon; Pursuing: USGBC LEED Gold
  • Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Office Building Renovation, Portland, Oregon; Pursuing: USGBC LEED Platinum

Bob Palioca, President, Ideate Inc. says about the Study in Success, “We remain always at the forefront of BIM. Supporting sustainable design innovators such as PAE with solutions, training and consulting services has been a major focus for us. We are delighted to share this success story of BIM adoption and implementation with specific case uses highlighted to inform and enlighten the entire AEC community.”

Ideate has published “PAE Consulting Engineers Creates Built Environments that Give Back” online. Read excerpts at and download the Study in Success at

About Ideate, Inc.

Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk solutions provider, offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to AEC professionals. Established in 1992 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Ideate is recognized as a Gold Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, one of Autodesk's highest levels of authorization. Ideate, Inc. operates five Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATC): San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose, California; Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Ideate facilities are Autodesk Authorized Certification Centers, providing globally recognized certification courses for professionals who sell, service and support Autodesk products and solutions. For more information visit      

Ideate, Inc. is also a member of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) with 25+ years experience in software development and specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM). Ideate BIMLink lets users pull data from an Autodesk Revit file into user-friendly Microsoft Excel and push Excel data into Revit with equal ease.

Ideate Explorer for Revit is a simple, powerful Autodesk Revit add-on to explore, quantify and manage the 100,000+ building elements in a Revit model.

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