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Foster + Partners Competes for Gold at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow

Scotland’s SSE Hydro arena not only provides a world-class music arena for the city of Glasgow, but this key element of the regeneration of the Queen Anne’s dock area also provides an iconic building to form part of the bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.…

PenBay Solutions & City of New York Fire Department Win Esri SAG Award

July 16, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Maintenance

PenBay Solutions, the leading developer of GIS-based facility management and public safety software, and the City of New York Fire Department (FDNY) were…

Building a Basket in Brazil – The New Steel Structure Arena in Amazônia Came Together Efficiently

With clever use of Tekla’s BIM software, Martifer Construções improved productivity by 20% and efficiency by 30% while successfully meeting the tight…

Siemens Unveils a New Software Platform for Building Energy Management

June 17, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Energy, Modeling, Products

The Siemens Building Technologies Division launches Advantage Navigator, a software platform which can track the long-term performance of a single building, entire physical campus, or virtual network of hundreds or even thousands of sites. The cloud-based…

Driving Public Awareness of Green Buildings

Through a partnership with the MIT Climate CoLab contest, the WorldGBC seeks your ideas to create public demand for green buildings that can meet the values of the occupants and empower the public to enter the conversation of how buildings are designed and…

AECOM Selects Trimble Software to Manage Global Construction Projects Across Markets

Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that AECOM, one of the world's largest providers of professional, technical and management support services for transportation, facilities, environment, energy, water and government, will deploy several solutions from…

Frost & Sullivan Expects Sensor Technologies to Become an Integral Part of Buildings

Growing interest in energy conservation and reducing carbon dioxide emissions has encouraged research in energy-efficient buildings and stepped up the use of sensors in building applications. In fact, the construction of green buildings has become easier with…

Advanced Sensors for Smart Buildings

December 10, 2013 - in Buildings, Corporate, Facility Management

With energy costs following a seemingly upward trajectory in many parts of the world and climate change on the political agenda, there is an ever-increasing focus on achieving greater energy efficiency to generate cost savings.  Today, commercial buildings…

Parametric Designs Promise to Make Buildings More Energy Efficient

August 19, 2013 - in Buildings, Energy

As the technology has improved, parametric models have been able to accept more and more inputs. Architects can use the software to investigate what a building could be made of or how its natural lighting could be maximized. Or they can virtualize window dimensions…

NASA and Autodesk Collaborate on Sustainable Building Performance Monitoring

January 24, 2013 - in Buildings, Facility Management, Lifecycle

Autodesk Inc., (ADSK) and NASA Ames Research Center are collaborating to research and develop new technology that can monitor and optimize the operational life-cycle of high performance buildings. Researchers from Autodesk Research and NASA will implement Autodesk…