29 Great Solutions for the AEC Industry

August 11, 2010



AEC firms are hotbeds of invention and innovation to meet client needs in today's highly competitive environment. The editors of Building Design+Construction are pleased to present 29 "Great Solutions" to some of the most complex problems and issues facing Building Teams today.
Design Solutions
1. Riverwalk transforms Chicago 2. High Line elevates the typical urban park 3. Walking track fits firm
1. Riverwalk transforms Chicago's second waterfront
2. High Line elevates the typical urban park
3. Walking track fits firm's wellness focus 
BIM+IT Solutions
4. Architectural visualization through gaming technology 6. Easy AutoCAD and Revit file sharing 7. BIM virtual mockups
4. Architectural visualization through gaming technology
5. Free online design tool for energy estimating and evaluation
6. Easy AutoCAD and Revit file sharing
7. BIM virtual mockups found to be less expensive than physical mockups
8. Backup software saves data, money at Gould Evans
     
Collaboration Solutions
9. HOK 9. HOK 9. HOK
9. HOK takes videoconferencing to a new level with its Advanced Collaboration Rooms
10. More AEC collaboration solutions from Perkins Eastman, Heery Intl, and Walter P Moore
Healthcare Solutions
11. Operating room-integrated MRI will help neurosurgeons get it right the first time 12. Nursing stations go modular 13. Template helps hospitals open quickly and efficiently
11. Operating room-integrated MRI will help neurosurgeons get it right the first time
12. Nursing stations go modular
13. Template helps hospitals open quickly and efficiently
Product Solutions
14. Mod pod a nod to flex biz 15. Transform any work surface into a charging station 16. Concrete slab plays up rubber ball technology
14. Mod pod a nod to flex biz
15. Transform any work surface into a charging station
16. Concrete slab plays up rubber ball technology
17. Brown rice for greener concrete
18. Killer beetles lead to concrete plywood
     
Technology Solutions
19. Hybrid geothermal technology 20. Kinetic road plates power purchases 21. Cutting the cooling load of data centers by 15%
19. Hybrid geothermal technology
20. Kinetic road plates power purchases
21. Cutting the cooling load of data centers by 15%
     
Business Management Solutions
22. Commercial properties repositioned for university use 23. Distressed property division targets stalled projects 25. Revit boot camp
22. Commercial properties repositioned for university use
23. Distressed property division targets stalled projects
24. Bundle communications and data services for major savings
25. Revit boot camp
26. Keep your subcontractors happy and save big bucks
Green Building Solutions
27. Next-generation green roofs sprout up in New York 28. New LEED Retail programs speed up certification 29. Notification system gives teachers the green light to open the windows
27. Next-generation green roofs sprout up in New York
28. New LEED Retail programs speed up certification
29. Notification system gives teachers the green light to open the windows
         
 

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