Building Team Blog

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 October 27, 2010 By Jeff Yoders
Although the theme of the Fall BIM Forum held October 13-15 at the W Hotel in midtown Atlanta was “Evidence-Based BIM” almost all of the presenters repeated a call to use building information modeling and its supporting technologies to simply do more.“BIM must be situated within a...
Posted on October 26, 2010 By Jeff Yoders
Today Autodesk released AutoCAD WS, a new free web application that uses cloud computing technology to enable AutoCAD software users to view, edit and share their AutoCAD designs and DWG files through web browsers and mobile devices. In addition, the AutoCAD WS mobile application for iOS, which...
Posted on October 15, 2010 By Jay Schneider
Nothing to see here, folks…just a $1 billion, private high-rise residence in Mumbai, India. That’s all.The 27-story skyscraper, named Antilia (after the mythical Island in the Atlantic Ocean) is the new home of 53-year-old businessman Mukesh Ambani, his wife and three children. (And...
Posted on September 21, 2010 By Rob Cassidy
Just how bad is the condo market? Some figures from a desperation ad from one Chicago developer: Studios were $237K, now from $189K - 20% off. 1BRs were $354K, now from $271K - a 23% cut. Plus a 4.25% rate on a 30-year mortgage, with as little as $5K down. Were these properties overpriced to...
Posted on September 10, 2010 By Rob Cassidy
For most of the last decade, we at Building Design+Construction have been advocating for the integrated Building Team: AEC professionals all working together to meet the needs of their clients—school districts, healthcare systems, real estate developers, colleges and universities, etc.—...