Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Autodesk Green Building Studio











Autodesk has information on their newly acquired product "Green Building Studio" available on the web. You can access it by clicking here or follow the link below:

http://www.autodesk.com/greenbuildingstudio

Looks like some of the account options have changed... see below

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

IES VE-Ware

IES is offering a free software that is fully compatible with Autodesk Revit! The release date is June, but you can register here and be notified when it's ready.











VE-Ware provides instant feedback on a buildings’ energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions based on real geometry, and using international data on climatic conditions and the typical characteristics of different buildings, room and system types. It is ideal for use at early stages as it facilitates iterative design, allowing the comparison of different design, layout and system options.

It will also assess how the building is performing against the Architecture 2030 Challenge benchmark.

Autodesk and NavisWorks









New article discussing Autodesk and the aquisition of NavisWorks. Check it out here!

Monday, May 19, 2008

AIA - New Contract Documents encourage IPD

The AIA has released new documents to encourage Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).

You can find more info by clicking here

Two types of documents are available:

  • The Transitional Agreements
  • The Single Purpose Entity Agreement:

AIA IPD agreements are available in paper form and electronically in AIA Contract Documents software. Contract Documents software can be purchased at www.aia.org/docs. For more info, visit the AIA site.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

CSI AudioCast










The CSI has started a new series of PodCasts called "BimWits". Here is a link to the first in the series...

BuildingSMART Alliance- Deke Smith:

http://audio.csinet.org/index.php?cat=bimWITS

Thursday, May 8, 2008

AIA Knowledgenet - Integrated Project Delivery

Here is a brief article on IPD...

Leveraging Collective Knowledge Through Integrated Practice. By Norman Strong, FAIA

Click here to access the entire article.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

AIA's: A Guide to Integrated Project Delivery

This is probably old news, but in case you haven't seen the AIA's guide to Integrated Project Delivery... Refer to the following link.

http://www.aiacontractdocuments.org/
or
http://www.aia.org/ipdg






















You can also get more via a podcast (also provided by the AIA). The podcast gives you a 1/2 hour overview of the guide.



















http://www.aiacontractdocuments.org/podcast.cfm

If you're an iTunes fan, you can also find all the AIA podcast located there. Just search AIA under Podcasts, subscribe and you're on your way!

From this link, you can also find the AIA's contract documents with respect to IPD.