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

Graphisoft releases ArchiCAD Start Edition 2011

Graphisoft announced the release of ArchiCAD Star(t) Edition 2011 German and Austrian versions on January 18. The start edition is the latest release of Graphisoft’s entry-level BIM solution. The new ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2011 is based on the Virtual Building technology of ArchiCAD 14, but with a feature set and pricce tailored to the needs of small architectural practices, home builders, and building contractors. ArchiCAD STAR(T) Edition 2011 contains all the tools... Read More