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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 September 23, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
  Autodesk also recently released its latest Autodesk Labs product, “Project Storm.” This technology preview offering provides cloud-based structural analysis to structural engineers as a part of the BIM process. Engineers and designers can extend design models from Autodesk Revit Structure to...
Posted on September 23, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
 Nemetschek AG held a virtual event recently to announce the release of Vectorworks 2012 from its Columbia, Md., US headquarters.The new release includes new modeling features such as automatically-set working planes and a new stories feature that allows design layers to be dynamically and...
Posted on September 08, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
The HP Elitebook 8760w was released in April as the successor to its 8740w mobile workstation PC, and the laptop is ideal for architecture, engineering, power-computing, and content-creation customers who need the performance of a workstation with the portability and convenience of a laptop. That...
Posted on August 31, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
 Graphisoft, NEC Corporation and leading Japanese Construction Company Obayashi Corp. announced this week that they are working on joint development of a BIM cloud-computing platform to provide integrated building information modeling workflows and company-wide BIM-based information sharing....
Posted on August 23, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
 Hewlett-Packard’s announcement last week that it plans to sell or exit the personal computer business was overshadowed by the news that the company’s TouchPad tablet computer and all WebOS devices would be shuttered as well in the world of consumer electronics. But for most AEC firms that use...
Posted on August 19, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
As the iPad continues to dominate tablet PC sales, several manufacturers of construction and design software are introducing new products to take advantage of its popularity.Vela Systems, a producer of interactive BIM-for-construction software, announced the development of Field-BIM Interactive, a...
Posted on August 17, 2011 By Jeff Yoders
San Rafael, Calif.-based software developer Autodesk introduced two new 3D infrastructure design products this week. Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2012 conceptual design software is the renamed next generation of Autodesk LandXplorer and adds new graphical information system (GIS) and conceptual...
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...