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Celebrate World Architecture Day with Us

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/3/16 1:59 PM
Happy World Architecture Day! Today is the International Union of Architects’ annual celebration of the built world, and since this year’s theme is “Design a Better World,” we’re highlighting how design helps alleviate human suffering, reduce planetary burdens, and enhance the quality of life for communities through a selection of blogs, articles, and videos.  Read More

Topics: AIA Learning Unit, AIA LU, Architecture, BIM, Design a Better World, Energos, energy modeling, Greenbuild, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, International Union of Architects’, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, Landscape Design, McGregor Coxall, Modular Design, Nathan Kipnis, offshore windfarms, Purpose-Driven Design, resiliency, Resilient Building Design”, SimTread 2.4, social responsibility, sustainability, Urban Development, Vectorworks Architect, webinar, webinars, World Architecture Day

Pedestrian Simulation Software SimTread 2.4 Update Hits the Ground

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/12/16 9:53 AM
The acts of directing people through a museum, expediting fans’ exit from a football stadium, and simulating the evacuation of entire cities for natural disasters all share one common thread: they benefit from SimTread pedestrian simulation software. Developed by the Japanese Vectorworks distributor A&A Co., Ltd in partnership with Waseda University and Takenaka Corporation, this Vectorworks software plug-in tackles an array of crowd control needs such as analyzing pedestrian traffic flow, evaluating evacuation times, and verifying a design’s circulation patterns. With version 2.4 released today, anyone responsible for disaster preparedness, public safety, facilities management, or event, municipal, or campus planning will be better poised to handle circulation studies and flow analysis. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., AIA Convention, #AIACon16, Architecture, campus planning, Create Measurement Result command, disaster preparedness, Dr. Takeshi Kimura, Evacuation of entire cities, event planning, facilities management, Jeremy Powell, municipal planning, partnership, Pedestrian simulation software, Plot Travel Time command, public safety, SimTread 2.4, Takenaka Corporation, Waseda University

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