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Build Earth Live Hyperloop Winners Announced

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 10/24/16 10:40 AM
Last month, teams spanning borders and times zones raced against the clock for 48 hours to flex their BIM and design muscles through Build Earth Live’s Hyperloop competition. Organized by Asite, the annual competition raises awareness of cloud-based working, international developments in interoperability, and how new technology is revolutionizing construction. With 65 teams made up of 250 designers from 29 countries participating, this year’s event focused on designing termini stations connecting Dubai and Fujairah, which would reduce travel time between the two cities to less than 10 minutes at 10 percent of the cost of conventional high-speed trains. An extra incentive for this year’s teams is that the United Arab Emirate (UAE) government is considering building one of the Hyperloop designs in the near future. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Asite, BIM Unlimited, Dubai, Dubai Future Foundation, Fujairah, Hyperloop One, openBIM, Planet Vectorworks, United Arab Emirates, BIM, BIM Fusion, Build Earth Live, Dubai's Road and Transport Authority, Future Architects, Hyper Poland, Hyperloop, Hypernova, Mobius

Build Earth Live Hosts a Hyperloop Competition to Bridge Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Posted by Hannah Force on 3/29/16 11:59 AM
The annual Build Earth Live competitions bring together designers from across the globe to tackle a wide variety of challenges using BIM workflows and cloud technology, and this year is no different. Organized by Asite, this year’s competition is centered around linking Dubai and Abu Dhabi with a super-speed Hyperloop. In particular, it focuses on creating station terminuses within the context of the two cities in the United Arab Emirates. The 48-hour event kicks off on Monday, May 23, 2016 at noon ET and ends on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at noon ET. The wide timeframe facilitates flexible schedules among international team members in different time zones. Read More

Topics: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Hyperloop System Technologies, Jeremy Powell, openBIM, sponsorship, United Arab Emirates, Asite COO Nathan Doughty, BIM, Build Earth Live, Build Earth Live Hyperloop, Build Qatar Live 2012, competition, Hyperloop Technology

Feeling BIM-tastic? Compete in Build New York Live

Posted by Hannah Force on 7/28/15 9:43 AM
Coming this fall to a location near you (virtually, that is): Build New York Live! Organized by cloud technology company Asite, this 48-hour BIM design competition begins at noon ET on Monday September 21, 2015, and is the latest event in the Build Earth Live series, following other successful competitions in New Castle, London, Qatar, and Sydney. Read More

Topics: Asite, Best use of Design for BIM, BIM competition, BIM projects, BIM Unlimited, Build Qatar Live, Build Sydney Live, Jeremy Powell, openBIM, awards, Best use of BIM, BIM, BIM design, BIM design competition, Build Earth Live, Build Live award, Build London Live, Build New Castle Live, Build New York Live, Build Qatar Live 2012, Cloud, collaborative BIM, collaborative design, IFC

Curious Minds Want to Know: What Sustainable Design Tools are in Vectorworks Architect?

Posted by Guest Author on 11/4/14 12:01 PM
By François Lévy, AIA, Architect, Principal at Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture Read More

Topics: 3D model, AIA, Architecture, François Lévy, gbXML, Greenbuild 2014, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, openBIM, Rainwater Harvesting Calculator, Renderworks, Sustainable, Thermal Chimney Calculator, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Framer tool, Heliodon tool, IFC, Impervious Cover Analysis, Passive Heating/Thermal Mass Assessment, vectorworks 2015

Nemetschek Vectorworks hosts biannual buildingSMART International ISG meeting

Posted by Lisa Lance on 3/5/12 11:44 AM
The buildingSMART International Implementation Support Group (ISG) meeting will be held this week in Washington, D.C. ISG meetings are held twice a year to discuss the use of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) for the exchange and sharing of Building Information Models (BIM) among different software products. Read More

Topics: buildingSMART International, ISG, Jeffrey Ouellette, openBIM, BIM, Community, Deke Smith, IFC, Implementation Support Group, Industry Foundation Classes, National Institute of Building Sciences

Monthly Tech Roundup: January 2012

Posted by Theresa Downs on 1/19/12 11:11 AM
The Specifiers' Properties information exchange (SPie) is a volunteer research effort aimed at standardizing (using open-BIM standards) and improving the distribution of construction product data. Our very own Robert Anderson participated in the first-round effort as "the geometry guy" which gave him the chance to show off Vectorworks' excellent general-purpose geometry tools and how they could be used to create IFC-based product data. Read More

Topics: openBIM, Planet Vectorworks, resources, Robert Anderson, Specifiers' Properties information exchange, Tech Tips, BIM, IFC, SPie

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. Read More

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

Vectorworks 2012 software is here!

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/13/11 10:02 AM
We are happy to announce the availability of the 2012 version of the award-winning Vectorworks line of design software, including: Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks. Read More

Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, openBIM, Planet Vectorworks, Vectorworks 2012, BIM, GIS, OS X Lion

New resource demonstrates Vectorworks and Scia openBIM workflows

Posted by Lisa Lance on 8/23/11 11:48 AM
We're excited to announce a new resource for our users to learn more about Scia Engineer, the premier structural engineering design and analysis solution from our sister company, Nemetschek Scia. Visit this page on the Vectorworks website to learn more about Scia, its relationship with Vectorworks, and our openBIM workflows. The page includes frequently asked questions, information to request a trial version of the software, and a video presentation to demonstrate how Scia Engineer works with Vectorworks. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Nemetschek Scia, openBIM, resources, Scia Engineer, Vectorworks Architect, BIM

NNA's Jeffrey Ouellette presents at USC's BIM Analytics Symposium

Posted by Lisa Lance on 8/12/10 4:29 PM
Last week, BIM Analytics 2010: The Fourth Annual USC Symposium on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Analytics brought members of the architecture, engineering, and construction industries together at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles for a day of presentations and discussion on topics related to performance based design. Read More

Topics: BIM Analytics 2010, Jeffrey Ouellette, Karen Kensek, openBIM, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, University of Southern California, USC Symposium on Building Information Modeling and

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