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BIM AND THE MATERIALITY OF BUILDINGS

In a previous blogpost called BIM Breakthrough, we highlighted the significance of Archicad’s Priority-Based Connection (PBC) and felt it was a breakthrough because materials recognized one another’s priority, which also dictates how they interact. In this blogpost, we want to explore some ways in which the PBC can be taken to a level that could …

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GRASSHOPPER CONNECTION TO ARCHICAD, GRAPHISOFT’S SMART MOVE

Not wanting to be left behind in the emerging generative and computational design market, Graphisoft entered the fray in the unlikeliest, yet smartest way, compared to its competition, and users of Archicad will not have to wait very long to see the design benefits. A few months after announcing that it was partnering with Robert …

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BIM CULTURE CHANGES IN DESIGN FIRMS

BIM, a behavior-disruptive technology, is changing the culture of many firms, and very little has been said or written about how design firms cope. When deciding to adapt BIM, the commonly ordained BIM implementation plan may serve as a good roadmap, but it is neither adequate nor suitable to help a firm deal with the …

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BIM, NATURAL TOOL FOR YOUNG ARCHITECTS

In a previous blogpost, BIM and the Making of Young Architects, we discussed BIM’s positive impact on the training and growth of young architects, and what that means for a design firm. In this post we explore further how young architects can positively impact the profession and the design firms they work for. Young architects can …

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BIM AND THE MAKING OF YOUNG ARCHITECTS

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is creating a win-win situation between architectural firms and young graduates of architecture that did not exist before. Consider this: Firms used to put a great deal of emphasis on young graduates’ work experience–many still do–before hiring them. The law of supply and demand has always been tipped in favor of …

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WHO IS DRIVING BIM? (PART 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of Who Is Driving BIM?, we explained how some BIM companies cater to large AEC giants with bundled BIM programs to do mega-projects and try to convince us that the bundling is the best direction for BIM. They use the all-catchy and -encompassing expression of “Sustainable Infrastructure” to justify their bundling strategy. …

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WHO IS DRIVING BIM? (PART 1 of 2)

The most striking transformation to the AEC landscape in the aftermath of the ’08 recession is the business consolidation that witnessed giant AEC firms swallow up their wounded and limping competitors and then spread their wings around the world, ready to offer AEC services to anyone anywhere with an infrastructure project. There has been so …

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