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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 Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor (jhigginbotham@sgcmail.com).
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Posted on August 02, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
Newforma, known mainly for its Newforma Project Center project information management solution, recently released Newforma Project Analyzer, a financial and resource management application that pulls read-only data from Deltek Vision to facilitate what-if scenarios concerning a project’s scope,...
Posted on July 20, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
The mercury pushed 100 degrees Fahrenheit at the Swissotel in downtown Chicago as the BIM Forum welcomed more than 400 attendees for its summer conference asking “When does Design End and Construction Begin?” a topic that very quickly has become even hotter than the temperature outside the hotel...
Posted on July 15, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
Following an 86-day open ballot period, the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART Alliance has closed the submission period to develop Version 2 of the National BIM Standard-United States.The first version of the National BIM Standard (NBIMS Version 1) was passed in 2007, but it has...
Posted on June 22, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
Designers will automatically be able to adhere to the U.S. National CAD Standard (NCS) guidelines from the Building Smart Alliance with the help of a new workspace for civil engineering applications from Bentley Systems.The new Bentley NCS Workspace for Civil works with the InRoads and GEOPAK...
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...