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AIA22: What is IES Virtual Environment?

Originally aimed at engineers, IES product range has expanded and developed to include a collection of powerful tools that architects will find invaluable for modeling the energy efficiency of the buildings they design. IES was at the 2022 AIA National in Chicago. This is a brief roundup of its various tools for architects.

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In-depth with Trimble SketchUp’s PreDesign Technologies

PreDesign is a web app included with Trimble’s SketchUp Pro and Architosh takes a detailed look at its benefits to architects.

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ABX 2017 Will Host “Design Technology Throwdown” Competition

The first Design Technology Throwdown is happening at ABX 2017 and GREENBUILD Boston this November.

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BIM for Smart Layouts and Smart HVAC Products Enhance Energy Efficiency

While a Trump presidency in the United States potentially threatens the shared goals of the Paris Climate Conference agreements, architects and MEP engineers today have increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques to continue to save building energy consumption—like Smart BIM layouts and Smart HVAC products.

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Trimble Acquires Sefaira—Building Performance Design Software Maker

Trimble acquires London and New York based Sefaira, new buy adds leading building performance software tools to Trimble’s growing war-chest.

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Viewpoint: International Climate Change—Is it a Turning Point for World Architecture?

Will the AEC industry respond with the zest and positivity required to capitalize on a landmark agreement for climate change? What does the AIA (American Institute of Architects) say about the landmark agreement in the Paris Climate Conference?

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Firm Profile: BOGDAN & VAN BROECK—The Ecology of Densification

Continuing on a trend of expanding the scope of discourse beyond the “digital” in design practice, Architosh is pleased to present this feature interview of Belgium professor engineer-architect Leo Van Broeck and his award-winning ecological, research-oriented design practice. The design keynote speaker at the recent Vectorworks Design Summit, Leo spoke to Architosh recently about his firm, co-founder, work and their philosophical positions in the field of architecture and urban design.

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How BIG’s influence can reframe the role of BIM in Architecture

Architosh is pleased to present this special feature on Bjarke Ingels Group, famed Danish architecture firm. Several weeks ago we got a chance to talk to BIG’s Jakob Andreassen, BIM Manager at BIG Copenhagen, about the architectural practice, its design methodology and perspective on the use of computerized software—particularly BIM.

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Revamping Old Building Design for Achieving Net Zero Energy Consumption

It is the responsibility of every home owner, developer, architect, and engineer to develop energy efficient buildings and hence contribute towards the crucial cause of safeguarding the energy resources that are going extinct. The NZEB wave has the potential to transform the AEC industry and make buildings self-reliant for their energy requirements.

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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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Autodesk has introduced new apps at 2014 Greenbuild Conference

Autodesk unloads at 2014 Greenbuild Confab with an array of sustainable design applications for its BIM and infrastructural CAD products

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A Savannah Startup Springs from LEED Practice Leadership

As part of our Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects Version 2 series features, Architosh tells the story of three iOS developers writing apps for architects. In this feature we learn about the formation of Green Badger LLC and its self-named app that aims to simplify and streamline the demanding paperwork-based LEED verification and documentation process.

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Event: How 4 Leading Architects Are Winning with Performance-Based Design

Sefaira will be hosting an event on Performance-Based Design in mid October, featuring four experts and a panel led Q&A session

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Perspectives on the 2014 Architosh BEST of SHOW awards at AIA National

In this special 2014 AIA Chicago feature report perspectives on the evolving IT landscape and how it framed the selection of honorees for BEST of SHOW this year are discussed. We continue from the same framework established in Denver last year, where social, cloud, computation and the space of creativity and contemplation define the edges of innovation in software technologies powering change in the field of architecture

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GRAPHISOFT releases new EcoDesigner STAR

GRAPHISOFT launches EcoDesigner STAR for standards compliant energy performance analysis for architects

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AU: Autodesk updates FormIt and introduces world’s first BIM energy analysis on iPad

Autodesk delivers industry first in BIM energy analysis tool on iPad inside of Autodesk FormIt

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Nemetschek Vectorworks sponsors Cities Alive Student Design Challenge

Nemetschek Vectorworks supports student design challenge to make cities more resilient

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Artlantis teams with Vectorworks at EcoBuild 2013

Longtime software peers Artlantis and Vectorworks will hold court together on the show floor at Ecobuild

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Stalled project ‘never would have gotten done’ without ArchiCAD BIM software

“The eyesore of Enfield Road.” gets renovated to the all green Pease Place, by Kit Johnson using GRAPHISOFT’s ArchiCAD building information modeling (BIM) software.

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Best Green Projects Case Studies – Sustainable Design Event

Graphisoft sponsors McGraw-Hill event on Best Green Projects

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Graphisoft to host Green BIM Webinar

Graphisoft has award-winning software in EcoDesigner. Aimed at helping architects design more sustainable buildings, this webinar series shows you how.

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Green Design: SunAngle software runs in Safari

Sun Angle software by Sustainable by Design of Seattle

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Moonstone project achieves zero carbon rating with ArchiCAD

ArchiCAD used to create award-winning Moonstone Project in UK

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Graphisoft EcoDesigner recognized at WAN Awards

Graphisoft EcoDesigner recoginzed at Annual WAN Awards

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Tidbits: ArchiCAD, SketchUp and FileMaker Devcon

Mac CAD and 3D News: In this brief tidbits we have news on further global roll-out for Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD 14, plus SketchUp news, including a partnership with IES and FileMaker and worldcloud.com news.

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ACCIONA Adopts ArchiCAD 13 for BIM

Dow Jones Sustainability Index company Acciona of Spain, has adopted Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD as its BIM Solutions platform — company operates in 30 countries around the globe

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ArchiCAD 13 behind Sun City Palace in Kobe Japan

BAR Architects of San Francisco designs beautiful Kobe Towers in Japan – Leading Edge Senior Housing Project Using ArchiCAD

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HEATA energy tool for ArchiCAD coming

New energy assessment software module, HEATA, is coming to ArchiCAD in September. Will be introduced at ArchiCAD Summer School in England.

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Green BIM: Sustainable Design with Building Information Modeling

Architosh continues its new Viewpoint article series with an excellent contribution by Matthew W. Brewster, founder of AEC software consulting firm BIMiDEAS. Matthew is one of the top ArchiCAD consultants in the United States and his experience in the Pacific Northwest has informed his understanding of BIM and sustainable design in a challenging region of the United States.

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In-Brief: Graphisoft Webinars Coming in August

Graphisoft to host free webinars in August on ArchiCAD 12 and EcoDesigner software packages for architects.

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DesignLAB uses ArchiCAD to design Top 10 Green Building

DesignLAB wins multiple honors with innovative BIM project on Cape Cod. Using ArchiCAD the Boston-based architecture firm created a Top 10 Sustainable Building.

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Graphisoft EcoDesigner starts shipping

Graphisoft ships EcoDesigner on schedule. The company announced the new energy analysis software for ArchiCAD 12 back in early May at the AIA show. The new software plugin allows architects an easy but powerful way to evaluate their building design’s from the point of view of energy consumption.

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Finland’s Econia Business Park designed in ArchiCAD

Finland’s Biggest Ecological Business Park has been designed using Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD Building Information Modeling software application.

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AIA: Talking to Viktor Varkonyi about EcoDesigner

Architosh talks to Viktor Varkonyi, CEO of Graphisoft, and Akos Pfemeter, Director of Global Marketing, at the AIA show about their new EcoDesigner energy analysis software for ArchiCAD.

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AIA: Show Floor Galleries and Notes 3

Continued AIA National Convention and Exhibition floor show coverage. In this report we take a look at the Bentley booth and what they were showing at AIA.

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AIA: Graphisoft announces new EcoDesigner

BIM leader and pioneer Graphisoft of Budapest, Hungary, has announced an innovative energy analysis software tool — EcoDesigner is a new module for its popular ArchiCAD BIM

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ArchiCAD helps “Evergreen House” win honors

A new Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house designed by Portland, Oregon, architects D.P. Design, recently took top honors at the Home Builders Association design awards, thanks to an elegant integration of design and eco-friendly building features.

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ArchiCAD behind innovative ‘Net Zero’ building in Maine

Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD drives innovative BrightBuilt Barn project by Kaplan Thompson Architects. “Net-Zero” design thrives in coastal Maine.

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Product Review: Graphisoft ArchiCAD 12

In this product review Architosh looks at Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD 12, the industry’s leading BIM (building information modeling) solution used worldwide by architects and building AEC professionals.

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US Architects Increasingly Adopting Green Building

Study index shows US architects adopting Green Design – Architects cite clients as driving demand.

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MacFive: Oct 19: Top News of the Week

MacFive™ for this week looks at the what we view as the top 5 most important stories breaking in the Macintosh or Apple news world. For October 19 we review Apple’s Cocoa-based Finder in Snow Leopard, the state of FireWire and the new MacBooks, a Greener Apple and Apple’s amazing market share gains

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Commentary: Apple and BIM: Should Apple Buy Gehry Technologies?

Some Say BIM is just too darn hard. Could Apple make the most powerful tool ever vastly easier to master?

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