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Sustainable Building Practices with Energy Saving Models – Epact 179D Tax Savings for Daylight Harvesting

Architosh is again pleased to share another informative Viewpoint article from BIM consultant and expert Bhushan Avsatthi, who briefly discusses the often unacknowledged US tax breaks under the EPAct 179D tax savings for buildings that achieve energy cost reductions more than the range specified by ASHRE energy standards. Mr. Avsatthi discusses the importance of “daylight harvesting” as a technology and technique for added energy savings measures.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks announces new Essentials Tutorial Guide by Jonathan Pickup

Jonathan Pickup and Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., release all new Essentials Tutorial Guide for Vectorworks

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Chief Architect Software announces Chief Architect X7

Chief Architect X7 is the latest version, out in beta for now, and soon to be released in the Q1, 2015 for the architectural and builder markets. The Mac and Windows CAD/BIM software also has a companion iOS app.

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IMAGINiT Launches New FM and BIM Connection Service

The new launch by IMAGINIT is the first service, borne from this new collaboration, to extend value of BIM data into facilities management systems. The FM and BIM Connection Service enables AEC firms to demonstrate the value of extending the rich data within the building information model (BIM) into the facilities management phase of the building lifecycle.

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Viewpoint: Have AEC Professionals Really Embraced Technology?

Architosh is again pleased to share another viewpoint article by BIM consultant Bhushan Avsatthi, who offers his perspective on all things technical in the AEC industry and ask the question: have AEC pros really embraced technology? The rhetorical question serves to form a 35,000 feet view into the present and emerging technology of AEC.

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GRAPHISOFT Acquires Cigraph Distribution Unit in Italy

GRAPHISOFT opened its Italian office on January 15, 2015 with the intend to accelerate their business growth in one of Europe’s most dynamic architectural markets.

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Event News: Masters of ArchiCAD SUMMIT announced

For the first time ever ArchiCAD Masters from around the world meet online to share their knowledge and passion for Graphisoft’s leading BIM tool ArchiCAD.

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GRAPHISOFT sponsors celebrated architecture firm BIG’s Washington DC Exhibition

GRAPHISOFT is sponsoring the Washington, DC exhibition of Denmark, based architecture firm BIG, one of its most celebrated customers.

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Nemetschek Vectorworks releases Japanese Language version of Vectorworks 2015

Mac CAD leader Nemetschek Vectorworks releases localized version of Vectorworks 2015 to Japan—the company’s largest global market where its chief Japanese distributor is now a division of Canon Corporation.

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Product Review: Nemetschek Vectorworks Architect 2015

In this product review we take a detailed stroll through the big main VGM, BIM and 2D features in the latest version of Vectorworks Architect 2015. Introduced this past fall, Vectorworks 2015 advances on the 3D front while still providing refinements and interesting additions to those who enjoy its many 2D features.

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BIM goes RAP and welcome to the Spider Dress

We have some interesting news items here on a new ‘BIM Brothers’ Rap video…as well as news of the Spider Dress. Check it out!

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GRAPHISOFT Sweden IFC Guide International Version 2.0 Available on Apple iBook Store

GRAPHISOFT Sweden has an available IFC Guide International Edition Version 2 out as an Apple iBook. The BIM IFC guide is instructive and can be attained via the iTunes Store.

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Viewpoint: BIM 4D for Construction Scheduling Has Created Wonders in the AEC Industry

Architosh is happy to publish this viewpoint article by BIM consultant Bhushan Avsatthi who offers information and advice about the benefits of 4D BIM, mentioning the techniques and methods of Construction Scheduling. Today’s software market is filled with software tools addressing this segment of the BIM pipeline.

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GRAPHISOFT partners with buildingSMART Korea to foster national BIM standards

Open BIM gains further adherents and supporters in Graphisoft and buildingSMART Korea partnership. The new understanding will lead to national BIM standards for Korea that are Open BIM based and support the mutual goals of all stakeholders in the AECO space

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NEMETSCHEK GROUP launches new corporate design and website

The NEMETSCHEK GROUP launches new corporate look and website and promises to unify the group’s presentation to the international AECO community. The parent company owns promising software brands in ArchiCAD, CINEMA 4D, Vectorworks, Bluebeam and Scia.

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