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Nemetschek Vectorworks, StructureWorks, Tekla & Nemetschek Scia team up to demonstrate interoperability at the PCI Annual Convention

Posted by Lisa Lance on 10/26/11 11:20 AM

The Precast Concrete Institute’s BIM Committee, along with software developers Nemetschek Vectorworks, Nemetschek Scia, StructureWorks, and Tekla, presented a new integrated model based workflow for the precast industry this week that promises to streamline the design and production of precast structures. The effort was coordinated by Chuck Eastman, Professor and Director of the Georgia Tech Digital Building Laboratory, and Rafael Sacks at the Technion, and their teams.

Chuck Eastman photo cropped Chuck Eastman, Professor and Director of the Georgia Tech Digital Building Lab

The presentation, which took place at the 2011 PCI Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference, illustrates the benefit of openBIM and how the IFC file exchange is allowing architects, engineers, and precast manufactures to leverage today’s BIM process to increase efficiencies, reduce errors and ultimately deliver higher performing precast structures.

“The demo is just an initial stepping stone to deal with all the major exchanges facilitating precast workflows,” said Eastman. “We expect other companies aspiring to support precast work will be joining later.”

To read the full press release, please click here.

PCI presentation logos

Topics: Georgia Tech Digital Building Lab, Nemetschek Scia, openBIM, PCI Annual Convention and National Bridge Conferen, Precast Concrete Institute BIM Committee, Structureworks, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Chuck Eastman, IFC, Nemetschek Vectorworks, PCI, Rafael Sacks, Technion, Tekla

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