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 December 01, 2010 By Jeff Yoders
Las Vegas – AEC software giant Autodesk announced several new products in the opening day of Autodesk University 2010, including an updated version including an updated version of AutoCAD WS for the iPhone and iPad. AutoCAD WS is a free web application that uses cloud computing to enable AutoCAD...
Posted on November 19, 2010 By Jeff Yoders
Northbrook, Ill.-based Underwriters’ Laboratories Environment announced the publication of one its first green building product standards, ULE ISR 100, a standard for gypsum wall board and panels. USG was the first company to earn Gold level certification under ULE ISR 100 for its Sheetrock...
Posted on November 12, 2010 By Rob Cassidy
The years 2000-2010 will be remembered as the Green Decade, when the green building movement, led by the U.S. Green Building Council, took root in the nation’s consciousness. Building Design+Construction has, through our annual White Papers on Green Building, advocated for a number of crucial...
Posted on November 12, 2010 By Jeff Yoders
Launched last year on Autodesk Labs, Autodesk Project Bluestreak is a Building Team-centric, cloud-based collaboration utility that helps distributed AEC teams communicate informally and coordinate their work more efficiently.  Bluestreak consolidates the information silos used in AEC...
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.—...