How AEC firms should approach BIM training

The dedicated training facility in CASE's New York City office. Images: CASE

BIM and Information Technology | May 21, 2015 | Steve Sanderson and Daniel Davis | CASE blog

CASE Founding Partner Steve Sanderson talks about the current state of software training in the AEC industry and common pitfalls in AEC training.

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October 20, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) hailed a new US Department of Energy ruling. On October 10, 2014, the US Departme...

October 20, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

Designed by SmithGroupJJR and Gallagher & Associates, renovated center shows public its unique role as office, st...

October 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In the design, the ends of the bridge are pulled upward to form an "X" shape. It allows ample room for add-ons such a...

Morton Buildings is notorious for its status as a titan in the American construction community. That status was not lost on the ownership of an exclusive country club, when it decided to choose Morton to spearhead a complete overhaul of its facilities.

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The Kennedy-Warren Apartment Building in Washington, D.C. Photo: Wikimedia Commo
October 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The least energy efficient multifamily property may be spending $165,000 more in annual energy costs than a similar p...

Byron G. Rogers U.S. Courthouse, Denver. Photo: courtesy GSA
October 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

LEED Silver may be used, and in some instances, the Green Globes program may be substituted, according to a new regul...

Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons
October 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York City’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 includes tripling the amount of solar power gener...

 

Whenever putting down the foundation for the building, the installation of the embedded anchor rods must be precise. Misplacing them with a variance greater than 1/4” means your columns will be out of plumb...

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Photo: Lance Cpl. Casey Jones, United States Marine Corps via Wikimedia Commons
October 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Among the challenges the armed forces may face is rising sea levels that could put Navy docks and other installations...

Images courtesy Federico Babina
October 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Graphic designer Federico Babina has made a name for himself...

Renderings: courtesy Henning Larsen Architects
October 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects won Frederikssung municipality’s architecture competition for a regional train...

October 16, 2014 |

Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple in so...

Photo: Conrad Nutschan via Wikimedia Commons
October 16, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Public libraries will avoid being relegated to the scrap heap of history in a digital age as long as they continue to...

Photos by Daniel Bche via The Creators Project
October 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project, named Lichtgrenze (or Border of Light), makes for a colossal art installation dividing Berlin back to Ea...

October 16, 2014 | Rocky Mountain Institute

Encompassing the Rocky Mountain Institute’s 32 years of innovation, the new 15,610 square-foot facility will exhibit...

The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to e
October 16, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and household products,...

Effective, fun fire-rated egress stairwell. Photo: TGP
October 16, 2014 | Technical Glass Products Sponsored Content

Among the building elements contributing to the success of the elementary school’s public learning areas is a fire-ra...

October 16, 2014 | USGBC

To be selected, LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers, undergo an extensive portfolio review, must have at least...

Photo: Don McCullough via Wikimedia Commons
October 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Labour announced that they will start using drones to help inspectors record wh...

Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities
October 15, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s dean, Mohsen Mostafavi...

Renderings courtesy Curbed
October 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Yet another High Line-esque project has been proposed, this time in Queens. A blueprint has been developed for a 3.5-...

October 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Canopy by Hilton brand will feature the personality of nearby neighborhoods, using locally sourced food and art,...

Renderings courtesy Macklowe Properties
October 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Concrete has been poured for the final floors of the residential high-rise at 432 Park Avenue in New York City, makin...

Immersive cooling systems use a liquid instead of air to cool the servers. The b
October 15, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

A new technology promises to push the limits of data center energy efficiency by using liquid instead of air to cool...

Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
October 14, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS failures and how to pr...

October 14, 2014 | Erin L. Aichler & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This course provides step-by-step prescriptive advice to architects, engineers, and contractors on when it makes sens...

October 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The TED talks, none of which are longer than 20 minutes, feature speakers such as architect Moshe Safdie, Rio de Jane...

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October 14, 2014 | USGBC
This year’s Leadership Award recipients include Christine Ervin, David Orr, Jim DeCesare, Lloyd Alter, Tom Paladino...
October 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Taiwan will soon have its first Richard Meier building, a 535-foot apartment tower in Taichung City, the country’s th...

The $100 million MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, designed by architecture f
October 14, 2014 | Adele Houghton, RA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, ND

The path to more extensive use of health data in green building is blocked by certain myths that have to be debunked...

Photo: SAFTI FIRST
October 14, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, recently debuted new products...

Liberty Utilities installs Viega MegaPress. Photo: Viega
October 13, 2014 | Viega Sponsored Content

Liberty Utilities of New Hampshire wanted a way to keep its installers safe without compromising the quality of their...

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