In Nebraska BIM users share tricks of the trade at RUGON. In Kansas City they discuss Revit at KCrevit. In Toronto ArchiCAD East users gather at ACE. Online user groups are helping individual users and whole firms make...

August 11, 2010

Most building projects exist in three versions: the building that was designed, the building that was built, and the "as built" record of the building. Having the as-built version not quite reflect the building "as...

August 11, 2010

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August 11, 2010



The nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction companies are on the BIM bandwagon in a big way, according to...

August 11, 2010

What do you get when you cross an elevator with an escalator? An inclinator, of course.

These elevator cabs ascend and descend along a track at a 30 to 40 degree angle...

August 11, 2010

The senior housing market can be compared with a train, says developer Stephen Wright: "We can see the freight train coming down the track traveling at a constant speed. It may have different buying preferences, but...

August 11, 2010

The staggered-truss structural system incorporating steel trusses was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the late 1960s. However, designers' interest in the system has lagged largely because...

August 11, 2010

Digital systems have become a fundamental component of healthcare design and construction, providing remarkable benefits to patients and hospital operators — and posing new challenges for Building Teams....

August 11, 2010

The light-emitting diode (LED) has come a long way and hasn't even reached its 45th birthday. Long the preferred lighting device for consumer electronics, solid-state LEDs (many tiny LED chips clustered together to...

August 11, 2010