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Lucid and Autodesk Collaborate to Streamline Building Design and Building Performance Management

September 12, 2014 - in Analysis, Buildings, Corporate, Maintenance

Lucid announced today that Autodesk, Inc., a global leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has made a strategic investment in Lucid as part of its recently announced $8.2 million Series B funding round. Lucid’s BuildingOS enables the…

BHB Structural Engineers Streamlines Workflows with Cloud Collaboration

Today's online cloud-based project-based collaboration tools have come a long way from the early days of the Internet, where bandwidth to share and collaborate…

Autodesk A360 Team Aids Design and Engineering Project Collaboration

A Gartner study on collaboration among manufacturers found cloud-based tools to be the fastest growing category of collaboration tools—both for internal…

Trimble and Frank Gehry Announce Strategic Alliance to Transform the Way the Construction Industry Works

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Frank Gehry announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance to collaborate to transform the construction industry by further connecting the office to on-site construction technologies. As part of the alliance, Trimble…

U.S. Green Building Council and the American Chemistry Council to Work Together to Advance LEED

September 3, 2014 - in Buildings, Design/Engineering, Projects

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by applying technical and science-based approaches to…

ACDC 4.0 Enhances Project Submittal Validation

Open Spatial today announced the release of As Constructed Design Certification (ACDC) version 4.0. ACDC manages project submittal data, validates its quality and transforms it into geospatial and asset management systems. This latest release focuses on compatibility,…

Inspectors Out Looking at Napa Quake Damage

August 28, 2014 - in Buildings, Maintenance

A small platoon of building inspectors scoured Napa’s central core Monday, visiting commercial and residential properties door to door in what is likely to become an arduous task of assessing the full extent of Sunday’s earthquake. About 30 inspection…

Arup Lends Engineering Experience to Opus Hong Kong

August 27, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Design/Engineering

Opus Hong Kong is a twelve-storey residential building overlooking Victoria Harbour, conceived by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry. High on the hillside of Stubbs Road on Hong Kong Island, the development is Gehry's first residential project in…

Architects Pledge to Phase Out Carbon by 2050

August 27, 2014 - in Buildings, Environment, Projects

Urban areas are responsible for more than 70 percent of global energy consumption and CO2 emissions, mostly from buildings, and over the next two decades an area roughly equal to 60 percent of the world’s total building stock is projected to be built and…

Researchers Create an Inflatable Concrete Dome

August 25, 2014 - in Buildings, Design/Engineering, Projects

Large shell structures made of concrete or stone are hardly ever built any more. The reason is that their construction requires large, expensive supporting structures. At the Vienna University of Technology, a completely new construction method has been developed,…