Vennesla Library – ArchiCAD 16 Signature Project

One might recognise this building from the side of new ArchiCAD 16 pack. The release of ArchiCAD version 16 coincided with the opening of the new Vennesla cultural centre designed by Helen & Hard Architects – a modern monumental building and a community meeting place in one. The project won the wood building prize in 2011 and the State construction prize in 2012, and it has been widely discussed in architectural periodicals in Norway and abroad. Wood is used innovatively... Read More

ArchiCAD & IFC – Achieving 3D-based Interoperability

Open BIM and IFC The goal of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is to create a comprehensive building model that can be effectively applied throughout the entire lifecycle of the building (including design, construction, maintenance) by all the participants – architects, engineers, builders and owners – in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry (AEC). BIM contains significantly more data than traditional, two-dimensional drawings. This additional information... Read More