One again Architosh will be in attendance at the AIA National Convention and Exhibition, this year hosted in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s an exciting event this year as President Bill Clinton will be delivering the main keynote address.
The national convention and exhibition for architects in the United States takes place May 13 – 16, 2015, and will be attended by hundreds of exhibitors on the show floor and thousands of architects and AEC professionals. Every year over a dozen information technology companies exhibit their latest and upcoming software and hardware technologies, attempting to woo design professionals to their IT workflow solutions and services.
The technology market for the AECO (architecture, engineering, construction and operations) industry continues to get stronger, with high-quality solutions and increased global competition.
Imperative mandates impacting the future of the profession include the growing importance of big data, increased demand for true interoperability and open standards so all AEC professionals can truly work together, designing for a sustainable future, and designing for democracy and equality (for people and their data).
Architosh Coverage (Reports)
Architosh’s annual show coverage attempts to bring a sense of the conference to its readers and extensively cover the show’s exhibited information technology tools that architects should be aware of. Each year the focus narrows in on the hottest and most interesting new trends and developments making an impact on architectural practice both here in the United States in abroad.
4th Annual “BEST of SHOW” awards
This year we repeat our four-award honors in the following categories:
- BEST of SHOW – Desktop Category — eligible products in the desktop software category must run on both Mac and Windows platforms and must be shipping within 3 months of the date of the show
- BEST of SHOW – Mobile Category — eligible products in the mobile software category must run on either Apple iOS or Google Android platforms and must be shipping within 3 months of the date of the show
- BEST of SHOW – BIM Category — eligible products must be BIM-centric and run on either desktop, mobile or the cloud via a web browser. They must be shipping within 3 months of the date of the show. Desktop products must meet requirements for BEST of SHOW Desktop above. Mobile products must meet BEST of SHOW for Mobile above.
- BEST of SHOW – Innovation Category — eligible products may be either software or hardware or any combination and must run on at least one of the following desktop and mobile platforms: Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, Kindle. This product must be shipping within 3 months of the date of the show.
As usual, Runner-Ups will all be singled out and the same product can win in multiple categories.
BEST of SHOW Judgements and Announcement
The Architosh BEST of SHOW AIA National honors will be announced following the show in Atlanta via a press release and publication on Architosh. Winners will also join our past list of winners on our dedicated BEST of SHOW winners roster page here.
Architosh’s BEST of SHOW AIA National Awards will be illuminated in a feature article highlighting the decisions and thinking behind the choices made as measured against specific criteria. Architosh’s awards honors at AIA National are highly coveted and have been directly cited in the pages of corporate quarterly and end of year reports for publicly traded companies in the software AEC market in the US and abroad.
More than 210,000 visitors have reached the pages of Architosh in 2014 and Architosh’s BEST of SHOW articles were heavily read by thousands of dedicated Architosh readers around the world.
Like last year, BEST of SHOW winners will be honored with a digital plaque and will receive a promotions grant for Architosh to be used at their leisure.