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Sustainable Design and Green Building Standards Revised

December 11, 2014 - in Column

With energy resources depleting at an alarming rate, architects and engineers worldwide have realized the need to have energy and sustainable building design to ensure that a structure is eco-friendly and energy efficient. The U.S. Green building Council and…

Shibanee and Kamal Architects Uses STAAD.Pro to Analyze Unconventional Curved-wall Design

Shibanee and Kamal Architects, principal architects of Bangalore-based Total Environment Building Systems Pvt Ltd, designed the BHAU Institute of Innovation,…

Preparing Today’s Students to Create a Smarter Tomorrow

There is a great deal of buzz in recent years about the concept of “Smarter Cities.” Despite increasing numbers moving to urban areas, there is significant…

Three Ideas That Are Likely to Change the Way DOTs Work

It has been 100 years since the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, or AASHTO, was conceived by visionary leaders. In this significant anniversary year, we acknowledge innovations and achievements that have changed the way transportation…

Technology-Enabled Organizational Efficiency with Greater Field-to-Office Connectivity

October 27, 2014 - in Column, Modeling, Surveying/Mapping

Higher efficiency and quality are equally needed across different industries. The global financial crisis has tightened its grip on professionals and organizations in almost all fields. As a result, several economic and environmental challenges are at play.…

Unified Model Aids Steel Structure Design Efficiency for a Chinese Air-Cooling Island

Hamon Thermal (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. is part of the Hamon Group, an international engineering and contracting company that is a leader in the specialized markets for cooling systems, process heat exchangers, air quality systems, chimneys, and heat recovery steam…

WaterCAD Helps Sabesp Identify Optimal Hydraulic Strategy, Solving Water Supply Issues

October 15, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling, Supply, Water

Sabesp MA is a mixed-capital company that provides water and sewage services to the 364 municipalities in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It is considered one of the largest water and sewage service providers in the world, supplying potable water to 27.7…

Precision Valley Communications Accelerates Broadband Services for the U.S. Capital

September 25, 2014 - in Design/Engineering, Feature, Featured, Modeling

Precision Valley Communications (PVC), a premier supplier of communications network mapping and engineering to the broadband industry, was five months into a project to survey and redesign a hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) network for a major cable company in Washington,…

Scan to BIM Still Requires Expert Modelers

September 18, 2014 - in Column, Design/Engineering, Modeling

It is interesting how an entire 3D space can be scanned into a point could model, replete with intrinsic geometry details. This technology is popularly and very efficiently used to represent the ‘As built’ environment for both new buildings and refurbishment/renovation…

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 on models proved a stumbling block for some. Advancements include compression for large model viewing,…