BIMx Brings ArchiCAD Models to Desktop, iPad & iPhone

Graphisoft has adapted its Virtual Building Explorer (VBEG) program to be compatible with mobile devices, and at the same time it has been renamed BIMx. i.e. BIM Explorer. In addition to sending files, BIM models can now be shared via new routes where the platform is Facebook and a cloud server. CAD software producers are currently competing to devise solutions that make it possible to view CAD information models on mobile devices. Smart phones and tablets are suitable presentation... Read More

Najaf Hospital in Iraq

After long deliberations, Engineering Adnan Saffarini Office (EAS) chose ArchiCAD as their BIM software. Here, Hassan Saffarini, Director of Operations at EAS explains the reasons behind the decision and how implementing BIM in a large office is managed. Eng. Adnan Saffarini Office (EAS), one of the most prominent engineering consultants in the United Arab Emirates and other parts of the Middle East, was established in 1968. With four decades of experience and merit, EAS has... Read More

Super-low Energy Building Design with BIM

40% of global raw material consumption, as well as carbon pollution, is related to the building industry. As the conductors of building activity, it is the architects’ responsibility to design more energy-efficient buildings. Building Energy Design Tasks The European Union Directive 2010, 31 on the energy performance of buildings defines the future building energy design tasks of architects, in addition to their existing responsibilities. First of all, they must provide correct... Read More

New ArchiCAD 15 – Broaden Your DESIGN Horizons

ArchiCAD 15 A new ArchiCAD 15 has been announced yesterday by Graphisoft. This new version has three main characteristics: ENRICHED ARCHITECTURAL FORMS The evolution of forms has always walked hand-in-hand with the evolution of structures. From the simplest barrel vaults to the most sophisticated rib vaults, the architect has always aspired to combine durability, utility and beauty (Vitruvius). These very principles can be seen in the finest examples of modern architecture as... Read More

Omega IAT receives award for the first project designed with ArchiCAD

Omega IAT's winning project ©Omega IAT In August this year Architect Asgeir Damman of Omega IAT’s branch in Stord, Norway, received an award in the Europe & Africa Poverty Awards 2010 for a housing project at Stord. Damman designed the project in the summer of 2009 and it is currently under construction in Ådland. The project will be completed by the end of the year and consists of seven houses and an apartment building. The project is specifically adapted to the... Read More

BIM and 3D modeling in action

Creating 3D and BIM models of buildings helps the project in many ways. In Finland, VTT has created a technology that almost literally lets you walk inside the building and the surrounding area. This kind of a 3D building model combined with VTT’s immersive multiwall CAVE display gives clients and other stakeholders a completely different view to the building-to-be. Have a look at the video, showing how the Digitalo building in the Otaniemi area in Finland can be explored... Read More

User experiences in the 1/2010 issue

Novo Orlovsky by www.kohografi.fi In the latest issue of ArchiMAG, we published an interview with Michał Kazłowski and Joanna Wachowicz – two Polish architects from Archi-Med Sollers. Novo Orlovsky, a proposed new suburb in Russia is presented in another article. This plan is stunning in it’s size and was intended to house nearly 30 000 people. A fascinating restaurant is presented in the article “A restaurant in a tree”. Another article shares some... Read More

Building Information Modeling in the 1/2010 issue

Copenhagen Two articles were written about BIM in the latest issue of ArchiMAG magazine. Below you can find short introductions. Subscribe to receive the full magazine. Next Evolution of BIM: Open Collaborative Design Across the Board One may argue about the degree of productivity increase brought about by BIM, but it is beyond dispute that the previously unseen wealth of information provided by virtual building models has put designers in a completely different position with... Read More

Graphisoft webinars: Architectural Record webinars coming up

”Combining BIM with Alternative Project Delivery” Time: 30 September, 2:00 pm EDT Find out more: www.construction.com/events/2010/BIM_webinar/ “Open BIM Collaboration with ArchiCAD 14 & Tekla Structures” Time: 23 November 8.00 AM – 9.30 AM GMT (London), 3.00 AM – 4.30 AM (New York), 7.00 PM – 8.30 PM (Sydney) 16.00 PM – 17.30 PM GMT (London), 11.00 AM – 12.30 PM (New York), Nov 24, 3.00 AM – 4.30 AM (Sydney)  Read More

Solibri Provides Tools for Korea Power Exchange (KPX) Design Competition

Korea Power Exchange is a non-profit organization, which campaigns for ensuring the reliability of power supply in all regions of South Korea. Sporting BIM and high standard construction KPX launched design competition for their Head Offices. Together with competition launch KPX introduced first ever BIM guidelines in South Korea to ensure BIM technology will be used from the very beginning of the project. KPX has requested technical support and business cooperation for the design... Read More