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SPAR Point Group Announces Free Webinar Series on Building Documentation

August 11, 2014 - in Announcement, Buildings, Corporate, Modeling

SPAR Point Group today announced their partnership with the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) to present the three-part webinar series “Existing Building Documentation for Owners.”…

Modeling and a Component Library Approach Help Prescient Automate Multi-Family Residential Manufacture

Prescient, a Denver-based startup by a group of property developers, is taking a modeling and manufacturing approach to decrease the mistakes they've…

Trimble’s New Vico Office R5 Offers Integrated BIM Workflow for Construction Management

Today, Trimble released the latest version of Vico Office, a purpose-built integrated BIM workflow solution that extends basic 3D models to 4D, 5D and…

New Report Details Wireless Control Systems for Smart Buildings

August 7, 2014 - in Buildings, Facility Management, Sensors

As building automation and information technology converge, wireless technology is providing a range of potential benefits for commercial building owners and managers. While building automation and controls have been used for decades, wireless communication…

ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council Announces New Research Network

August 6, 2014 - in Corporate, Structural components

In its quest to align donors, researchers, and funders with concrete research projects, the ACI Foundation has united with several industry partners by formal Memoranda of Agreements to form the Concrete Research Network (CRN). The CRN is a forum for the concrete…

Manufacturing a New Kind of Construction

What comes to mind when you think about modular design? Did you come up with an image of half a house on the back of a flatbed trailer, or one of a modern high rise? While most people these days still have memories of the double-wide’s on the highway, there…

Trimble Establishes BuildingPoint Distribution Partner Network to Serve Building Construction Industry

Trimble announced today that it is establishing a global network of distribution partners to serve the needs of the building construction industry. The growing BuildingPoint™ network will provide focused sales and services with a portfolio of software and…

New AVEVA Information Standards Manager Bridges the Gap Between Owner Operators and EPCs

Today AVEVA announced the launch of AVEVA Information Standards Manager (AVEVA ISM), a software product that enables both EPC contractors and asset Owner Operators to achieve greater control over critical engineering information across their projects and enterprises. …

Cisco Revamps their Own Facilities with Energy Efficiency in Mind

July 28, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Energy

Cisco’s EnergyOps team is tasked with reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency at our offices, labs, and data centers worldwide. Cisco’s labs are our largest consumer of energy and although we are putting a lot of effort into improving…

Aging Japanese Landmarks Pose Headaches Due to Seismic Retrofitting

When internationally renowned architect Kenzo Tange (1913-2005) designed the uniquely shaped Kagawa Prefectural Gym here, it was during a time well before the adoption of modern quake resistance standards. Today, seismic retrofitting work for the building…