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Since 2009, the Building Team Blog has served as the primary platform for BD+C's editorial team to opine about all things related to the AEC market, from the latest design tools to green building trends. Building Team Bloggers include Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director (rcassidy@sgcmail.com), David Barista, Editor-in-Chief (dbarista@sgcmail.com), and John Caulfield, Senior Editor (jcaulfield@sgcmail.com).
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Posted on June 22, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
Architect James Timberlake of Philadelphia firm Kieran/Timberlake will speak July 19 at BIM Forum Chicago at the Swissotel in Chicago. Timberlake, with his partner Stephen Kieran, is co-author of the seminal process design tome “Refabricating Architecture: How Manufacturing Methodologies are...
Posted on June 22, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
CADFaster/Collaborate is a new online tool that lets you annotate and share 3-D BIM and CAD models across offices and national boundaries using cloud computing to compress large model files so they can be shared over the Internet.CADFaster’s software component is an add-in for native design...
Posted on June 16, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
In today’s integrated BIM projects, where does design end and construction begin?The Summer BIMForum, July 19-20 at the Swissotel in Chicago, will focus on how BIM is used to find the optimal balance of allowing the best decisions to be made at the most appropriate time without impacting...
Posted on June 09, 2011 By Rob Cassidy
Man up*, America’s Building Teams! The gauntlet has been thrown at your feet. The fighting words have been issued. It’s dueling BIM models at sunrise. There’s no longer any excuse for not at least trying to build a net-zero (or near net-zero) energy building. (*OK, before I get hammered as a sexist...
Posted on June 08, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
Last October, I had a chance to meet Jefferson Han at an HP event, founder of Perceptive Pixel, a developer of multi-touch touchscreen computers such as the election maps most news stations use on election night. Since then I’ve been waiting patiently to see a multi-touch product from...
Posted on May 24, 2011 By Rob Cassidy
Building Design+Construction is looking for a Senior Technical Editor to join our Editorial Staff in beautiful Arlington Heights, Illinois. Candidates must possess a minimum Bachelor of Architecture degree or equivalent; practical experience as an architect, preferably in commercial/institutional...
Posted on May 18, 2011 By Rob Cassidy
In her 1859 book “Notes on Nursing,” Florence Nightingale called unnecessary noise in hospitals “the most cruel absence of care.” A century and a half later, her message still seems to be falling on deaf ears, as noise has become one of the biggest patient complaints against...
Posted on May 16, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
While there were hundreds of green building products on display at the American Institute of Architects’ National Convention and Design Exposition last week in New Orleans, none held more potential for making the application and certification process of the USGBC’s LEED system easier...
Posted on May 10, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
Finnish structural BIM software company, Tekla, Inc., has announced that Trimble Navigation, a construction software and hardware manufacturer based in Sunnyvale, Calif., has made an offer of purchase for roughly $485 million ($6 a share).In a statement, Tekla said shareholder Gerako Oy, who holds...
Posted on May 06, 2011 By Jay Schneider
Well, not exactly, but it could happen very soon. Take a look at the temporary restaurant sitting atop Brussels’ historic Arc de Triomphe-Triomfboog. The Cube, by Electrolux, offers 18 diners a spectacular view of the Parc du Cinquantenair, and is one of two structures traveling across Europe...