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Workstation Processors Get Better with Intel Workstation Processors Get Better with Intel
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie takes a look at the new Xeon W Processors based on Skylake/Purley and provides some comparisons of Intel processors.
IMAGINiT Helps Firm Set the Stage for Future Growth IMAGINiT Helps Firm Set the Stage for Future Growth
By IMAGINiT Technologies By implementing Revit with support from the IMAGINiT team Alban Engineering was able to increase efficiency and better collaboration.
Considerations for Sharing BIM Data with AEC Teams Considerations for Sharing BIM Data with AEC Teams
By Brian Haines, FM:Systems FM:Systems' Brian Haines says the best way to define what data you need is by talking to the people who will actually be using the BIM data daily.
New Dell Technologies Uniquely Positioned for IoT New Dell Technologies Uniquely Positioned for IoT
By Moor Insights & Strategy (MI&S) MI&S believes Dell can help customers solve its IoT puzzle, offering solutions for predictive maintenance, improving facilities management and more.
IMAGINiT Helps International Firm Get with the BIM Program IMAGINiT Helps International Firm Get with the BIM Program
By IMAGINiT Technologies With help from the IMAGINiT team Page Interworks expanded their toolbox with Revit to meet the demands of clients and take on more projects.
Simulation in the Era of Smart Facilities Simulation in the Era of Smart Facilities
By Ed Martin, CIMdata Simulation in AEC barely scratch the surface of what is possible, but trends in IoT and smart buildings is leading to greater usage.
ZGF Architects Collaborates & Keeps Pace with Ideate ZGF Architects Collaborates & Keeps Pace with Ideate
Summary by Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor ZGF uses Autodesk Revit and Ideate Software's solutions for its designs, enabling the company to overcome contemporary challenges faced by many firms.
Power of IoT Demonstrated with Rooftop Beehive Power of IoT Demonstrated with Rooftop Beehive
By Dell Dell in Ireland set up an "internet of bees" colony, providing a working example of what the IoT can deliver and how IoT success lies in five phases.
Scanning Efforts Pay Off for Sydney Water Project Scanning Efforts Pay Off for Sydney Water Project
By Autodesk Atlas Engineering uses reality computing and BIM to deliver clean water in Australia as part of Syndey Water utilities delivery management program.
Change the Way You Collect and Analyze Data with IIoT Change the Way You Collect and Analyze Data with IIoT
By David White and Greg Gorbach, ARC This paper by ARC Advisory discusses the emerging need for edge gateway devices and highlights how Eigen Innovations uses the edge.
The Value of Bringing Analytics to the Edge The Value of Bringing Analytics to the Edge
By Hurwitz & Associates Many organizations are investing in new IoT initiatives in a variety of use cases including retail, hospitality, energy, and fleet management.
BIM and PLM: Comparing, Contrasting, Converging BIM and PLM: Comparing, Contrasting, Converging
By Ed Martin, CIMdata CIMdata looks at several factors driving the convergence of BIM and PLM, including key opportunities for interoperability improvement.
Martin/Martin Increases Quality for Rebar Detailing with BIM Martin/Martin Increases Quality for Rebar Detailing with BIM
By Autodesk Using BIM processes and Revit software for rebar detailing helped Martin/Martin meet all of the project schedules for semiconductor plant.
Training Doesn't Have to be Challenging with the Right Plan Training Doesn't Have to be Challenging with the Right Plan
By Sana Nassar, AECO Strategic Implementation Manager, Microdesk Microdesk's AECO Strategic Implementation Manager suggests taking workflow based and interdisciplinary approaches, and that timing is key.
Four Tips When Implementing Augmented Reality Tech Four Tips When Implementing Augmented Reality Tech
By Edward J. Martin, CIMdata CIMdata's Ed Martin explores some important factors AEC firms need to take into account when considering the deployment of AR technology.
You've Got Options in an Evolving Workstation Market You've Got Options in an Evolving Workstation Market
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research JPR finds that demand for high-end processing seems to be a growing trend, and provides a look at some of the hottest products on the market.
6 Steps to Improve Equipment with the IIoT 6 Steps to Improve Equipment with the IIoT
By Dell and GE Dell and GE cover six best practice steps to plan your connected machines implementation, along with technology options by each company.
Canadian Architecture Firm Turns to IMAGINiT and Autodesk Canadian Architecture Firm Turns to IMAGINiT and Autodesk
By IMAGINiT Technologies Number TEN Architectural Group chose Collaboration for Revit to eliminate challenges of sharing outside the organization.
Firm Meets Sustainable Goals with BIM-integrated Analysis Firm Meets Sustainable Goals with BIM-integrated Analysis
By Autodesk Eskew+Dumez+Ripple used Insight 360 lighting analysis and Revit on two projects in New Orleans to achieve lofty daylighting goals.
Reality Capture Showdown Reality Capture Showdown
By Joseph Hwangbo, Microdesk Microdesk's Joseph Hwangbo breaks down the pros and cons of laser scanning, photogrammetry and infrared scanning for as built.
KMC Controls Connects Buildings to the Internet of Things KMC Controls Connects Buildings to the Internet of Things
By Dell KMC worked with Dell OEM Solutions to create KMC Commander, an integrated building-control product based on the Dell Edge Gateway.
Are Flying Laser Beams in Your Project's Future? Are Flying Laser Beams in Your Project's Future?
By Edward J. Martin, CIMdata CIMdata's Ed Martin looks at how some of the highest return on investment (ROI) opportunities for reality capture exist in AEC and EPC.
Collaboration for Revit Transforms Venture Teamwork Collaboration for Revit Transforms Venture Teamwork
By Autodesk Martinez + Johnson Architecture use Revit and often work on joint venture projects with others who use Revit and needed a collaboration platform.
Breaking the 3rd Dimension of Coordination with 3D PDFs Breaking the 3rd Dimension of Coordination with 3D PDFs
By Kevin Doxey, Microdesk Microdesk's Kevin Doxey talks about the benefits of 3D PDFs like Bluebeam Revu, 3DA Systems 3D PDF converter and BIM 360 Glue as a viewing option.
Exara Boosts Lifecycle of Equipment with Dell IoT Exara Boosts Lifecycle of Equipment with Dell IoT
By Dell Oil & gas company, Exara, anchored a robust data gathering and management infrastructure on Dell Edge Gateway devices for IoT.
SB Ballard Relies on BOXX Over the Comp for BIM SB Ballard Relies on BOXX Over the Comp for BIM
By John Vondrak, BOXX Phil Simon of SB Ballard swears by his GoBOXX mobile workstation, which meets all his needs for 3D modeling with Revit, 3ds Max and Navisworks.
BIM and Circles of Trust BIM and Circles of Trust
By Edward J. Martin, CIMdata CIMdata's Ed Martin says deploying similar practices to PLM can help you make sure your have access to the latest version and watch who can access.
6 Things You Need to Know About Autodesk's Licensing Changes 6 Things You Need to Know About Autodesk's Licensing Changes
By Lou Barreiro, Microdesk Microdesk covers the what, why and when of Autodesk's recent licensing changes, including the new Industry Collections, and what you should know.
Optimize IoT Analytics with an Edge Gateway Optimize IoT Analytics with an Edge Gateway
By Dell Watch this video on how an optimized gateway or IoT that aggregates and secures data at the edge of the network can deliver the promise of the IoT.
3 Augmented Reality Tools for Your Next AEC Project 3 Augmented Reality Tools for Your Next AEC Project
By Joseph Hwangbo, Architecture Solutions Specialist, Microdesk Here are some AR apps to consider for creating a better and more efficient process, including Augment app, SmartReality app and Pair.
Can Revit Models be Used for Operations? Can Revit Models be Used for Operations?
By Brian Haines, FM:Systems Revit does have a capability referred to as "shared parameters" that provides an ability to share data attributes across multiple project files.
BIM Collaboration and Advance Steel Aid Hospital Room BIM Collaboration and Advance Steel Aid Hospital Room
By Autodesk TSI Structures praises Autodesk Advance Steel for its ease of use, speed of modeling and connection design on hospital delivery room.
What to Expect In Lenovo's New Line Up What to Expect In Lenovo's New Line Up
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research takes a look at what to expect in the new Lenovo P410, P510 and P910 workstations. See how they compare to the comp!
Little Details Count Reviews BIM After Dark, Vol. 3 Little Details Count Reviews BIM After Dark, Vol. 3
By Michael Anonuevo Michael Anonuevo reviews each of the 15+ videos from the third volume of Revit junkie Jeff Pinheiro's BIM After Dark series.
The Digital Thread from Manufacturing to Facilities The Digital Thread from Manufacturing to Facilities
By Edward J. Martin, CIMdata CIMdata's Ed Martin says one of the most important changes that is occurring is the erosion of a conceptual barrier between PLM and BIM.
The Reality of the Internet of Things The Reality of the Internet of Things
By Dell In this video, Dell takes the fear and unknown out of the innovative but mystical IoT. Learn more within.
Curved and Intersecting Tanks A Solvable Challenge for A360 Curved and Intersecting Tanks A Solvable Challenge for A360
By Autodesk McCarthy uses A360 Collaboration for Revit to keep things swimming perfectly at the upcoming Scottsdale aquarium.
An Inteview with CIMdata's New AEC Lead An Inteview with CIMdata's New AEC Lead
Compiled by ConnectPress Ed Martin brings 36 years of experience with him to CIMdata's AEC & Manufacturing Convergence Consulting Practice. We interviewed him to learn more.
Stormwater Regulations Accessible with Autodesk Stormwater Regulations Accessible with Autodesk
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Editor D.C. aims to be the greenest city in U.S., and the DOEE is using InfraWorks 360 and other Autodesk solutions to reach it's sustainable 2030 goals.
Many Think of IoT Like MEP- That's Far from the Truth Many Think of IoT Like MEP- That's Far from the Truth
By Peter Marchese, Senior Technical Evangelist, Microdesk Peter Marchese makes a case for the IoT benefiting AEC, and how it has been doing so for years, including with the Al Bahar towers in Abu Dhabi.
Dell OEM Solutions Helped KMC Controls Connect Buildings Dell OEM Solutions Helped KMC Controls Connect Buildings
By Dell KMC Commander, based on the Dell Edge Gateway IoT solution, is cost-effective and makes buildings energy efficient and safe.
Cyon Research, JPR, and Cambashi Talk About the Future Cyon Research, JPR, and Cambashi Talk About the Future
By Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM Beyond PLM's Oleg Shilovitsky discusses the future of the industry after sitting in on presentations at COFES 2016.
BIM Approach Wins SMEC North West Rail Link Gig BIM Approach Wins SMEC North West Rail Link Gig
By Sam UIiano, ConnectPress Editor Using multiple Autodesk products, including Autodesk Revit, has helped SMEC prove their mettle to clients and win the North West Rail Link project.
Concerns For Using Drones in AEC with New FAA Regulations Concerns For Using Drones in AEC with New FAA Regulations
By Peter Marchese, Senior Technical Evangelist, Microdesk Confused about the new FAA regulations on UAV registrations? Peter Marchese from Microdesk breaks it down and discusses future challenges.
Visualizing a Sustainable Future with A360 Visualizing a Sustainable Future with A360
By Sam Uliano, ConnectPress Editor LGA Architectural Partners proves their innovation with the use of Revit and A360 to create sustainable buildings.
Who Will Win in Virtual Reality? Who Will Win in Virtual Reality?
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie compares various VR headsets including Sony's HMD, HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift for virtual reality. See who he thinks will take the lead.
BIM, Revit, and Autodesk Seek Ease Renovation Project BIM, Revit, and Autodesk Seek Ease Renovation Project
By Autodesk Z+ Architects update a house into a home with the help of BIM-ready Pella products, Revit Architecture, and Autodesk Seek.
HP vs. Dell: Which Line Comes Out on Top? HP vs. Dell: Which Line Comes Out on Top?
By Alex Herrera, Jon Peddie Research HP and Dell have a number of new desktops and mobile workstations with Intel Skylake Processors. Find out which line JPR fancies more.
Does BIM Play a Role in the Internet of Things? Does BIM Play a Role in the Internet of Things?
By Brian Haines, FM:Systems Brian Haines discusses how a BIM approach to managing IoT building data can help manage space, plan for maintenance and more.
Microdesk Experts Spot Three Main Trends for AECO in 2016 Microdesk Experts Spot Three Main Trends for AECO in 2016
By Laura Guzman, Chief Operating Officer, Microdesk Experts from Microdesk believe that millennials, BIM, and owners will be responsible for shaping the AECO markets in the coming year.
Thought Leaders Predict AEC Trends For 2016 Thought Leaders Predict AEC Trends For 2016
By Autodesk AEC Team Autodesk AEC experts foresee advances in connected housing, re-purposed local water, and emerging economies going "green" on the horizon for 2016.
How To Prepare for the Internet of Things How To Prepare for the Internet of Things
By Erin Rae Hoffer, Autodesk The Internet of Things is invading architecture-- and designers should be ready to help society take advantage of a technologically adept future.
Intel, NVIDIA, IBM, and Many More Squared Off For SC15 Intel, NVIDIA, IBM, and Many More Squared Off For SC15
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research JPR's Kathleen Maher discusses Austin's SC15 Supercomputing Conference and the idea of democratizing supercomputing.
Turner Fleischer Makes Mark in Downtown Toronto Turner Fleischer Makes Mark in Downtown Toronto
Summary by Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor Check out how Turner Fleischer, our Innovator of the Month for December, used reality capture to convert a huge amount of office space into a store.
New Project Dalton Version Improves BIM Data Flow New Project Dalton Version Improves BIM Data Flow
By Brian M. Frank, Senior Product Line Manager, Autodesk Application has been enhanced to improve experience for designers working on complex piping and ducting networks; additional user feedback sought.
What's New in Revit 2016 R2? What's New in Revit 2016 R2?
By Sylvia Knauer, Autodesk Revit R2 delivers over 20 user-requested enhancements like Copy/Paste commands in perspective views and filter solids/voids in separate entries.
Autodesk BIM Used in 150 Million Pound Wastewater Expansion Autodesk BIM Used in 150 Million Pound Wastewater Expansion
By Autodesk Galliford Try Costain and Atkins improve coordination, buildability and maintainability on the Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Works project.
Canon Joins the 3D Printing Fray
By Brian Hartz, ConnectPress Editor At its 2015 Paris Expo, the company announced a bold new concept that it claims will vastly improve 3D printing processes and outputs.
Jon Peddie Research Reports Healthier Workstation Market Jon Peddie Research Reports Healthier Workstation Market
By Alex Herrera, Jon Peddie Research The second quarter of 2015 saw healthy gains in sales of workstations after shaky results in Q1 rattled corporate managers and shareholders.
GrabCAD's John Cochrane Reviews the CadMouse GrabCAD's John Cochrane Reviews the CadMouse
By John Cochrane, GrabCAD 3Dconnexions' CadMouse provides a separate wheel and middle mouse buttons and zoom in and out side buttons positioned for the thumb.
Top Reasons Revit is Right for Facilities Management Top Reasons Revit is Right for Facilities Management
By Brian Haines, FM:Systems Facility managers are finding value in a number of areas of building operations that benefit from the enhanced data coming from Revit.
Revit Community Innovator of the Month Pick Revit Community Innovator of the Month Pick
By Sefaira Read about how Encompass Architects used Sefaira's Revit Plug-In to investigate design decisions for the Norwood Park Elementary School retrofit.
Implementing a BIM Methodology in Healthcare Facilities Implementing a BIM Methodology in Healthcare Facilities
By Jody Reynolds, VP of Consulting, Microdesk Microdesk discusses BIM for facilities management in the healthcare industry, including advantages such as coordination and issue avoidance.
Hardware Graphics Expected to Grow by 6.3 Percent Hardware Graphics Expected to Grow by 6.3 Percent
By Jon Peddie Research According to Jon Peddie Research the computer graphics market will exceed $235 billion by 2018. See more in their report and join them for Virtualize.
USC School of Architecture Teaches Real-world BIM USC School of Architecture Teaches Real-world BIM
By Autodesk The University of Southern California School of Architecture teaches real-world BIM collaboration using Autodesk BIM 360 Glue.
How COTE Winner Used BIM to Reach Sustainable Goals How COTE Winner Used BIM to Reach Sustainable Goals
By Zach Mortice With Autodesk software ZGF and Sellen delivered the Federal Center South project, at an ambitious level of energy efficiency on time and on budget.
How BIM is Transforming the LEED Rating System  How BIM is Transforming the LEED Rating System
By Megan Fullagar, Microdesk BIM directly contributes to 21 credits including daylighting analysis, water harvesting, energy modeling, sustainable materials, and more.
Revit, CATIA and Rhino Used in AIA Award-winning Project Revit, CATIA and Rhino Used in AIA Award-winning Project
By American Institute of Architects Read about this BIM-based award-winning design of the iconic Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) by BuroHappold and others.
Using Technology and Standards to Ensure Rail Safety Using Technology and Standards to Ensure Rail Safety
By Peter Marchese, Microdesk Microdesk's Peter Marchese discusses how a Positive Train Control System (PTC) and BIM could enable accident prevention issues for rail ways.
The Straight Scoop on COBie and BIM for FM The Straight Scoop on COBie and BIM for FM
By Brian Haines, FM:Systems COBie offers AEC designers a comprehensive and accurate digital turnover from the AEC process once construction has been completed.
Tips When Choosing a Large Format Scanner Tips When Choosing a Large Format Scanner
By Ken Wilson, CAD/CAM Connect Ken Wilson and Tavco Services cover the four scenarios for using large format scanners and how to decide what's most important for your business.
Speed and Scalability Improvements in Revit 2016
By Sylvia Knauer, Autodesk Revit becomes faster with Navigation During Redraw option, parallel processing and new settings in the Calculations menu like the Performance setting.
SOM Brings Innovation to Mixed-use Projects SOM Brings Innovation to Mixed-use Projects
Summary by Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Our Innovator of the Month is Skidmore, Owings and Merrill for the firm's many mixed-use projects and use of building information modeling.
3D Printing Helps NYC Firm Inspire Discussion with Clients 3D Printing Helps NYC Firm Inspire Discussion with Clients
Summary by Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Rietveld Architects is our Innovator of the Month for April for their use of 3D printing to transform client communications and inspire discussion.
RAS Manager and Other Ways to Transfer Room Info in Revit
By Jokubas Vaisvila, MEP Engineer, BIM Application Engineer at AGA CAD In this tip from AGA CAD, find a few suggestions for transferring room information into spaces, including the Autodesk Revit software RAS Manager.

Kapur & Associates Named March Innovator of the Month
By Autodesk Read about Revit Community's IOM pick Kapur & Associates, and how they used the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite to simulate a truss bridge in Chicago.
Who's Leading in GPU Shipments? Who's Leading in GPU Shipments?
By Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research provides update on the hardware market from Q4 of 2014, with the average GPU market yielding below the ten-year average of 6.86%.
ASG Uses 3ds Max For Design and Client Communication ASG Uses 3ds Max For Design and Client Communication
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Rounding out our recent rendering coverage, we checked in with Ayers Saint Gross to see how the firm employs Autodesk's 3ds Max.
Understanding the Audience for Your Revit Facilities Model Understanding the Audience for Your Revit Facilities Model
By Brian Haines FM:Systems Asking a building owner these three particular questions if they intend to use a Revit model for facilities management is a good starting point.
StreetEasy Adds 3D Models to Property Listings StreetEasy Adds 3D Models to Property Listings
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor 2D floor plans have long been included in property listings, but New York companies StreetEasy and Floored are making 3D models a reality as well.
Mortenson Construction Implements Cloud-based BIM Solutions Mortenson Construction Implements Cloud-based BIM Solutions
By Autodesk Mortenson utilizes Autodesk BIM solutions and Autodesk Consulting BIM Transformation Services for virtual design and construction as well as BIM.
Microdesk Highlights AEC Trends for 2015 Microdesk Highlights AEC Trends for 2015
By Laura Guzman, COO of Microdesk Microdesk COO Laura Guzman offers three predictions for the coming year on building for social good, UAVs, and experiential design.
Building Owners Clamor for Models In BIM Lifecycle Shift Building Owners Clamor for Models In BIM Lifecycle Shift
By Brian Haines, FM:Systems Brian Haimes of FM:Systems analyzes the surging interest in developing Revit models for building owners, which represents a major BIM lifecycle shift.
COWI Uses InfraWorks to Plan and Visualize Highway COWI Uses InfraWorks to Plan and Visualize Highway
By Autodesk The 32-kilometer highway in Norway earned them a special visualization award in the Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure competition.
Hawaii Leads In Solar Energy Generation and Soon Integration Hawaii Leads In Solar Energy Generation and Soon Integration
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor This month's Go Local column focuses on Hawaii's efforts to integrate the abundant solar energy generated locally into the state's electric grid.
HKM Uses Autodesk to Innovate on One Digital Factory Project HKM Uses Autodesk to Innovate on One Digital Factory Project
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Our Innovator of the Month for November is German steelworks company Huettenwerk Krupp-Mannesmann (HKM) in recognition of their plant project.
Algae Shows Great Promise for Renewable Energy Algae Shows Great Promise for Renewable Energy
By Bill Scanlon, NREL NREL looks at how algae can provide biofuel for a clean energy future.
Vermont's Solar Tracker Farm Has Local Economic Benefits Vermont's Solar Tracker Farm Has Local Economic Benefits
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Vermont is home to the largest solar tracker farm in North America, producing more than three million kilowatt hours of emissions-free energy a year.
Autodesk C-FACT Helps Palo Alto Reduce Air Pollution Autodesk C-FACT Helps Palo Alto Reduce Air Pollution
From the Autodesk In the Fold Blog See how the City of Palo Alto is using Autodesk's C-FACT tool to meet the targets of their Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
HKM Earns First Place in Autodesk Awards HKM Earns First Place in Autodesk Awards
By Autodesk Huettenwerk Krupp-Mannesmann (HKM)'s takes home the Autodesk 2014 Excellence in Infrastructure award for their One Digital Factory project.
Maintaining Revit Models to Preserve Valuable Information Maintaining Revit Models to Preserve Valuable Information
By Brian Haines, FM:Systems Choosing to maintain your Revit model during a facilities operational phase allows you to carry forward valuable information.

Innovative 'RhOME for denCity' Prototype Wins Competition
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Autodesk software was used by a team of students at the University of Roma Tre, whose 'RhOME for denCity' prototype won Solar Decathlon Europe 2014.
Making STEM Cool to Grow the AEC Talent Pool Making STEM Cool to Grow the AEC Talent Pool
By Laura Guzman, Microdesk By more effectively articulating what it means to be an AEC professional, we can encourage more of tomorrow's youth to consider an AEC career path.
What's This About Project Tango?
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor A number of software developers have already begun signing up to make apps for Google's Project Tango, including Mattersport and Trimble.
What Was Big at Siggraph this Year What Was Big at Siggraph this Year
By Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research highlights hardware providers like AMD, Lenovo, Dell and NVIDIA and software providers Otoy and Autodesk.
Why Is BIM More Accessible Than It Was Previously? Why Is BIM More Accessible Than It Was Previously?
By Peter Marchese, Microdesk Microdesk's Peter Marchese reports that the barriers that have discouraged BIM adoption are largely gone, while the ROI has been well substantiated.
BIM Helps Clayco Win More Work and Improve Sales BIM Helps Clayco Win More Work and Improve Sales
By Autodesk Our Innovator of the Month for August is Chicago developer Clayco. Read this Q&A to learn more about Clayco's innovative use of BIM to win clients.
Germany Achieves New Records in Renewable Energy Production Germany Achieves New Records in Renewable Energy Production
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor In this month's Go Local column, we visit Germany, which recently met a record 74 percent of the nation's energy demand from renewable sources.
Industry Investors Count on NREL's Modeling Tools Industry Investors Count on NREL's Modeling Tools
By Bill Scanlon, NREL A look at NREl's solar modeling tools, including the Solar Advisor Model and Solar Prospector tool.
BIM Helps Clayco Win More Work and Improve Sales BIM Helps Clayco Win More Work and Improve Sales
By Autodesk In this Q&A Clayco's Director of Virtual Design and Construction talks about showing customers the value of BIM and how BIM helps them win more work.
FM:Systems Discusses Leveraging BIM for Facilities Systems FM:Systems Discusses Leveraging BIM for Facilities Systems
By Brian Haines, FM:Systems Lifecycle BIM is the collaborative model based process for effectively managing operations and maintenance throughout a building's lifecycle.
Heapy Engineering Innovates with Hospital's HVAC Design Heapy Engineering Innovates with Hospital's HVAC Design
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Heapy Engineering is our Innovator of the Month for July in recognition of the firm's innovative HVAC system design for a Cincinnati hospital.
A Report on Virtualization of GPUs & Remote Workstations A Report on Virtualization of GPUs & Remote Workstations
By Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research surveyed 2377 people in engineering and design in which 71% reported brand was a major factor in their selection of a workstation.
Microdesk Offers Status Update on Its Predictions for 2014 Microdesk Offers Status Update on Its Predictions for 2014
By Laura Guzman, Microdesk Microdesk's Laura Guzman gives an update on "futuristic technologies," the public discourse on infrastructure, and the adoption of BIM standards.
Design-build Firm Because We Can Gets Wily Design-build Firm Because We Can Gets Wily
By Rita Stange, ConnecPress Managing Editor Steampunk designs, secret doors, animal-shaped couches; Because We Can makes some wild designs- and they do it all using Revit and Inventor.
Shaheen-Portman Bill Fails to Pass with Mixed Reactions Shaheen-Portman Bill Fails to Pass with Mixed Reactions
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Derailed last month in the Senate, the Shaheen-Portman bill could have been the most important energy legislation passed in seven years.
Yoga Union's Breathe Building Aims for LBT Certification Yoga Union's Breathe Building Aims for LBT Certification
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Set to open this summer, Yoga Union's new Breathe Building in Portland will combine green construction with ongoing sustainable energy consumption.
Updating to Revit 2015? Don't Miss These New Features Updating to Revit 2015? Don't Miss These New Features
By Peter Marchese, Microdesk From performance and modeling upgrades to annotative and file management, and perhaps most significant are the brand new features.
NREL's Zero-Energy Homes Student Design Competition NREL's Zero-Energy Homes Student Design Competition
By David Glickson, NREL 28 teams of students presented their zero-energy-ready home design and construction plans to juries of national experts.
WASA/Studio A Employs Revit for First BIM Project WASA/Studio A Employs Revit for First BIM Project
By Autodesk Read about how the firm used Revit software on its first BIM project at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center's new Life Recovery Center in New York City.
HP Enables ESD to Run Revit Reliably HP Enables ESD to Run Revit Reliably
By Hewlett Packard HP Z Workstations allow Environmental Systems Design to move in and out of the varied models, platforms, and engines to optimize built environments.
Chicago Bans Plastic Bags Chicago Bans Plastic Bags
Compiled by Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor The Chicago City Council voted on the ban on April 30, which will go into effect in August of 2015 at larger stores and a year later at smaller ones.
Lighting Analysis Extension Available for Free Until May 15 Lighting Analysis Extension Available for Free Until May 15
By David Scheer, AIA and Senior Product Manager, Autodesk The new Lighting Analysis extension for Revit uses the Rendering for Revit cloud engine to perform fast and accurate daylighting simulations.
NREL Analyzes Perovskite for New Solar Material NREL Analyzes Perovskite for New Solar Material
By Bill Scanlon, NREL The new solar material is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have seen before.
Richard Branson Proposes the World's Greenest Skyscrapers
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Capping off the proposal with plans for a hotel on the Moon, Richard Branson first proposed to build the world's four greenest skyscrapers.
Minding the Gap of Building Owners and Facilities Management Minding the Gap of Building Owners and Facilities Management
By Brian Haines FM:Systems I am still seeing this gap inside of owner organizations where facilities teams' modeling needs are not communicated clearly.
Copenhagen Leads the World in Sustainability Copenhagen Leads the World in Sustainability
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor A city that has long put people first in its urban planning, Copenhagen now also boasts a variety of sustainable initiatives to become carbon neutral.
MPD Design Offers Solar Floating Island for Sinking Maldives
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Michele Puzzolante of MPD Design is working with the Maldives government to create his Solar Floating Island as a response to rising sea levels.
How Reality Capture is Impacting As-builts How Reality Capture is Impacting As-builts
By Peter Marchese, Senior Consultant, Microdesk There are two forms of reality capture including utilizing laser scans to generate a point cloud, and a relatively new option called photo grammetry.
Designers Rely on Michael Anonuevo for Revit Expertise Designers Rely on Michael Anonuevo for Revit Expertise
Compiled by Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor The owner of Little Details Count, Michael Anonuevo is an experienced designer who has devoted himself to the creation of Revit Families.
Milan Renovates Teatro Lirico Using Autodesk Recap and BIM
By Autodesk In preparation for the restoration of the 18th century Teatro Lirico, the City of Milan relied on Autodesk products to document the existing building.
Illinois Leads the Nation in LEED-certified Projects Illinois Leads the Nation in LEED-certified Projects
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor The USGBC's annual list of states with the most LEED-certified projects this year recognizes Illinois as leading the nation in sustainable building.
Microdesk Partners with Panzura Microdesk Partners with Panzura
By Michael DeLacey, Principal, Microdesk Michael explains the value of Panzura's global cloud storage system for efficient collaboration.
Virtual Design Simulations Boost Project Communications Virtual Design Simulations Boost Project Communications
By Autodesk BIM and project visualizations with Autodesk software help DLB convey technical aspects of their engineering designs to their clients.
NREL Working to Clean Air in Fracking Process NREL Working to Clean Air in Fracking Process
By Bill Scanlon, NREL A microbe capable of digesting methane could save countless tons of greenhouse gas from reaching the atmosphere during hydraulic fracturing.
Level of Development and a Building Owner's Modeling Needs Level of Development and a Building Owner's Modeling Needs
By Brian Haines, FM:Systems There is extensive documentation on Level of Development but can these guidelines be adopted for the development of models for existing buildings?
3 Minutes on EXALEAD OnePart 3 Minutes on EXALEAD OnePart
By Dassault Systemes Check out this video on EXALEAD and learn how to reveal hidden assets, reuse legacy parts, reduce duplicate parts; and watch our webcast on Feb. 25th.
The SkyCycle Could Lessen London's Car Overload The SkyCycle Could Lessen London's Car Overload
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor A lofty idea that solves a practical transit crisis, Foster + Partner's SkyCycle is getting serious attention from London's city planners.
Effortless 3D Collaboration with Revizto Effortless 3D Collaboration with Revizto
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PPPs Needed to Address Infrastructure Gaps in 2014 PPPs Needed to Address Infrastructure Gaps in 2014
By Terry D. Bennett, Autodesk Public Private Partnerships will play a crucial role in meeting the estimated $57 trillion funds needed to address infrastructure gaps.
New Update Radically Simplifies 3D Printing for Creatives New Update Radically Simplifies 3D Printing for Creatives
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Designers no longer have to be technical print and materials experts thanks to this new 3D printing functionality in Photoshop CC.
Vision 2014: Establishing the Future of BIM in the AEC Vision 2014: Establishing the Future of BIM in the AEC
By Laura Guzman, Microdesk In this new column Laura discusses what's ahead in 2014 and how companies who adopt the right technology will get their fair share of work.

Slayden/Sundt Updates Sellwood Bridge with BIM
By Autodesk The 3D visualizations made possible with Autodesk software helped demonstrate the feasibility of a bold proposal to replace an aging bridge in Oregon.
What Would You Do if a Renovation was to Cost $95 Million? What Would You Do if a Renovation was to Cost $95 Million?
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Portland authorities are debating whether to demolish an iconic piece of postmodern architecture that has outlived its usefulness to the city.
Inventors and Investors Network at Industry Growth Forum Inventors and Investors Network at Industry Growth Forum
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Free Technology Previews in Autodesk Labs' Innovation Edge Free Technology Previews in Autodesk Labs' Innovation Edge
By Scott Sheppard, Autodesk Autodesk Labs is moving from its current site to the Autodesk Feedback Community, however technology previews are still open to the public.
Report Provides Roadmap to Enhanced Sustainability Report Provides Roadmap to Enhanced Sustainability
By University of California, Davis Read about UC Davis' West Village, the nation’s largest planned zero net energy community, and its achievements in its initial year of review.
Does BIM Need to Disrupt a Facility Owner's Process? Does BIM Need to Disrupt a Facility Owner's Process?
By Brian Haines, FM:Systems BIM in day-to-day operations is on the majority of facilities owners' minds but they struggle with how to get started.
A Review of BIM. After Dark.'s New Video A Review of BIM. After Dark.'s New Video
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First Experience with BIM Proves Highly Successful First Experience with BIM Proves Highly Successful
By Autodesk Using BIM products from Autodesk exceeded the project teams expectations in the new Kitasato University Hospital, a 14-story building.
Hewlett Packard Takes On 3D Printing Hewlett Packard Takes On 3D Printing
By Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Hewlett Packard aims to dominate the 3D printing marketplace and release a 3D printer in 2014, according to Business Insider.
Building Owners Can Use Revit Models In Facility Operations Building Owners Can Use Revit Models In Facility Operations
By Brian Haines, FM:Systems The AEC industry has fully embraced the value of the BIM based workflow process but translating this to building owner workflows has been a challenge.
The Business Value of BIM Content Like Autodesk Seek The Business Value of BIM Content Like Autodesk Seek
By Jeremy Schmitz, Senior Marketing Manager, Autodesk Seek Discover the benefits of online access to manufacturer-specific building products, files, drawings and models in Autodesk Seek.
Michael Anonuevo Reviews the New SpaceMouse Wireless Michael Anonuevo Reviews the New SpaceMouse Wireless
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How to Find and Use Revit Content Efficiently in Vault How to Find and Use Revit Content Efficiently in Vault
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Successfully Track and Report on Facilities Data Successfully Track and Report on Facilities Data
By Brian Haines, FM:Systems Brian Haines covers why it's important in BIM to accurately maintain Revit models' foundational elements throughout a buildings lifecycle.
What Could have been in L.A. What Could have been in L.A.
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Los Angeles is full of talented architects, but how come it can seem so lackluster with urban innovation?
AltaRock Heats Up Geothermal Industry AltaRock Heats Up Geothermal Industry
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor AltaRock applies waste fluids to super-heated rocks to generate clean, safe energy.
Breaking Bad Star Breaks Ground with Green Beach Home
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Cranston wanted to show the world that you don't have to sacrifice style and comfort to be green with his California beach house.
Autodesk's Education and Training Strategy Autodesk's Education and Training Strategy
By Peggy G. Snyder, Director of Education, Autodesk In order to cultivate the next Leonardo da Vinci, Frank Lloyd Wright or Steve Jobs, see what Autodesk is working on to make this happen.
Updates on Green Building Studio Updates on Green Building Studio
By John Kennedy, Autodesk Potential Energy Savings (PES) is a new beta feature in Green Building Studio that was recently released. Give it a whirl!
Sustainability and New Challenges Motivate Architect Sustainability and New Challenges Motivate Architect
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The Greening of Data Centers with Autodesk Revit The Greening of Data Centers with Autodesk Revit
By Autodesk This paper will discuss how using CFD in the cloud enables MEP engineers to better optimize and validate their designs and make greener data centers.
IWMS as a BIM Lifecycle Enabler IWMS as a BIM Lifecycle Enabler
By Brian Haines, FM:Systems An Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) connected to Revit models helps manage space, maintenance planning and more.
Has 3D Printing Gone Mainstream? Has 3D Printing Gone Mainstream?
By Tom Lazear, Archway Systems The price of 3D printers continues to fall, materials are better and it won't be long until small manufacturers are making their own parts.
Wind Energy Treads on Safe Ground for 2013 Wind Energy Treads on Safe Ground for 2013
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Sun-e News speaks with AWEA about the biggest year in wind power and what the future holds for the industry.
JPR's Market Studies See Changes Ahead in Graphics Market JPR's Market Studies See Changes Ahead in Graphics Market
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research The news is encouraging for NVIDIA and for AMD on the desktop, but disappointing for Intel, according Jon Peddie Research's quarterly report.
Siemens and Bentley Extend Collaboration Siemens and Bentley Extend Collaboration
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Keys to Understanding the Building Owner's Needs Keys to Understanding the Building Owner's Needs
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Affordable Green Design is a Badge of Honor Affordable Green Design is a Badge of Honor
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NREL Engineer Passionate about Energy-Efficient Buildings NREL Engineer Passionate about Energy-Efficient Buildings
By NREL Sheila Hayter helps establish stringent standards for energy-efficient buildings and urges others in the field to strive for 50% above the standard.
With Droughts Ever-present, the Answer Lies in Xeriscaping With Droughts Ever-present, the Answer Lies in Xeriscaping
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Architect: Think Globally, Act Locally Architect: Think Globally, Act Locally
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Despite designing on a global scale, architect James Mary O'Connor remains firm that all work influences each other and is connected, even locally.
NREL Super Computer and Software Advance Biofuels Research NREL Super Computer and Software Advance Biofuels Research
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Google Glass' Place in the AEC Industry Google Glass' Place in the AEC Industry
By Lauren Browne, ConnectPress Editor Google Glass technology has the potential to change the way we think about visualization in the construction and maintenance and operations phases.
Experience Real World Driving Conditions in 5D Experience Real World Driving Conditions in 5D
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How to Increase BIM Use in the Building Lifecycle How to Increase BIM Use in the Building Lifecycle
By Brian Haines FM:Systems Ways Revit professionals can create new service offerings that can help facility managers take a BIM lifecycle approach to manage their facilities.
Reverse Engineering at a City-wide Scale Reverse Engineering at a City-wide Scale
By Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor Columbia University Professor talks about how reverse engineering is emerging as a contemporary way of thinking in this audio interview.
LEVEL Architects Take Dreams and Turn them into Realities LEVEL Architects Take Dreams and Turn them into Realities
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Biomass Analysis Tool Is Faster, More Precise Biomass Analysis Tool Is Faster, More Precise
By NREL Analysis of a sample that previously took two weeks can now be done in two minutes.
Shifts and Moves in Digital Reality Shifts and Moves in Digital Reality
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BIM and IPD, and How They Depend on Each Other BIM and IPD, and How They Depend on Each Other
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Revit for the Building Lifecycle Revit for the Building Lifecycle
By Brian Haines, Director of Marketing, FM:Systems, Inc Learn about understanding building owner needs in terms of BIM as well as providing useful services to building owners immediately, in this column.
FormIt is an Ideal Starting Point to Transition to BIM FormIt is an Ideal Starting Point to Transition to BIM
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The Quick Access Toolbar in Revit The Quick Access Toolbar in Revit
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Autodesk's VP of Reality Capture Talks Tech Trends Autodesk's VP of Reality Capture Talks Tech Trends
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Highlights from NREL's Innovation Forum Highlights from NREL's Innovation Forum
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Ram Power Garners Attention of Utility Companies Ram Power Garners Attention of Utility Companies
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Ram Power has practically tripled its revenue this year compared third quarter of 2011 with it geothermal services.
Does Boxx Live Up to its Name? Does Boxx Live Up to its Name?
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Autodesk Makes the Case for Revit LT Autodesk Makes the Case for Revit LT
By Joy Stark, Autodesk Industry Marketing Manager Revit LT let’s smaller firms reap the benefits of BIM at a lower cost, and positions them for future success.
Makani Power Takes Wind Power to the Sky Makani Power Takes Wind Power to the Sky
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Improving Construction with BIM in the Subcontractor Market Improving Construction with BIM in the Subcontractor Market
By Sam Robins, Industry Marketing Manager at Autodesk A key area of interest and development for BIM is the subcontractor market, and the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) fabrication market.
For Serious Revit Modelers a 3D Mouse is a Must! For Serious Revit Modelers a 3D Mouse is a Must!
By Michael Anonuevo The main focus of this review is how to use 3dconnexion's SpaceMouse Pro effectively with Revit.
Big Names Turn to Plug Power for Better Sustainability Big Names Turn to Plug Power for Better Sustainability
Companies such as Walmart, Sysco, Lowes, and BMW turn to Plug Power to improve the sustainability of their operations.
When do You have Enough Cores in Your Workstation? When do You have Enough Cores in Your Workstation?
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Segment Manager, Intel Corporation Wes Shimanek answers this and other common questions from CAD professionals.
Algenol Inches Closer to Commercialization Algenol Inches Closer to Commercialization
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Workstation Market Remained Sluggish in Q2'12 Workstation Market Remained Sluggish in Q2'12
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research While the quarter proved disappointing, Jon Peddie Research does not detect any systemic weakness unique to the market
How Contractors Use Revit to Add Value to their Processes How Contractors Use Revit to Add Value to their Processes
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The 10 Most Often Asked and Answered Workstation Questions The 10 Most Often Asked and Answered Workstation Questions
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Solar Thermal Technology Aims to Reduce Footprint Solar Thermal Technology Aims to Reduce Footprint
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Wikoda Solar Technology Offers Easy D-I-Y Install Wikoda Solar Technology Offers Easy D-I-Y Install
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More Power, Lower Costs, Mass Megawatts More Power, Lower Costs, Mass Megawatts
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Mass Megawatts is a start-up wind company that is helping wind turbine makers improve their energy output.
Jon Peddie Research Reports from Siggraph 2012 Jon Peddie Research Reports from Siggraph 2012
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3D Printing Update: Personal Printers, Online Services... 3D Printing Update: Personal Printers, Online Services...
By Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates Wohlers talks about personal 3D printers, 3D printing services by Shapeways and other information gathered in his annual report.
Changing the Way We Buy Solar Power Changing the Way We Buy Solar Power
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor ecoSolargy focuses on convenience, selling inverters, photovoltaic modules and racking systems all in one package.
Why Engineers Cannot Live Without ECC Memory Why Engineers Cannot Live Without ECC Memory
By Intel Corrupted data can impact every aspect of your business and you may not even realize it. How error-correcting code (ECC) memory can help.
What’s New for Structural Engineers in Revit 2013 What’s New for Structural Engineers in Revit 2013
By Tomasz Fudala, technical marketing manager, Autodesk In Revit 2013 you can find enhancements that help you create and manage the structural analytical model, giving greater control over the model.
Why ECC Memory is Worth the Investment Why ECC Memory is Worth the Investment
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Segment Manager, Intel Corporation Explore the value of ECC memory for workstation users involved in content creation and complicated decision making.
Geothermal, Hydro, & Wind: Alterra Does it All Geothermal, Hydro, & Wind: Alterra Does it All
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Five Exciting Battery Companies Five Exciting Battery Companies
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Five companies who are looking for ways to meet demand for clean energy storage solutions.
Bringing the Power of BIM to MEP Bringing the Power of BIM to MEP
By Armundo Darling, Autodesk As BIM adoption increases, MEP engineers are embracing BIM and the Autodesk Building Design Suite.
Company Commits to Producing Recycled Green Glass Company Commits to Producing Recycled Green Glass
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The World's Population in One Giant City The World's Population in One Giant City
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Changing the Way the Electrical Grid is Controlled Changing the Way the Electrical Grid is Controlled
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SWS Improves Waste Recycling Processes SWS Improves Waste Recycling Processes
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Acquisitions Add to 3D Systems Growth Acquisitions Add to 3D Systems Growth
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Grant Enables Biofuel Advancement Grant Enables Biofuel Advancement
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Bringing You Cool Stuff Bringing You Cool Stuff
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Six Solar Companies to Watch Six Solar Companies to Watch
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Several PV providers are stepping up to the plate to bring solar power to the masses in innovative ways.
Western Wind Energy Earnings and Expansion Up Western Wind Energy Earnings and Expansion Up
Western Wind Energy takes foreclosed properties and turns them into profitable sources of wind and solar power.
Unlocking the Potential in .STL Files Unlocking the Potential in .STL Files
By Robert Himberger, PCS Engineering .STL files make it possible for designers to capture the level of detail and fidelity necessary to create the prototypes they need.
Earn LEED Credits With Rite-Hite Fans Earn LEED Credits With Rite-Hite Fans
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Planar Energy's Advanced Battery Technology Planar Energy's Advanced Battery Technology
Planar Energy has developed an efficient lithium-ion battery technology that is faster and cheaper to produce than competitors, says the company.
PC Industry Heads for Recovery PC Industry Heads for Recovery
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Findings from Jon Peddie Research's workstation report shows positive signs for the workstation market.
How to Get More Value from Your Workstation Investment How to Get More Value from Your Workstation Investment
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Segment Manager, Intel Corporation Intel shares several points reseller CATI identified that can impact the performance of your CAD applications, plus stresses the value of ECC memory.
Ideal Power Converters Offer Light-weight Solar Solution Ideal Power Converters Offer Light-weight Solar Solution
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Homes that Inspire, Nurture and Sustain Homes that Inspire, Nurture and Sustain
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Primus Green Energy Wants to Put Biofuels in Your Gas Tank Primus Green Energy Wants to Put Biofuels in Your Gas Tank
Primus Green Energy has developed a biofuel solution that is ready to be added to your gas tank with no alterations needed.
Heat and Cool Your Home for $200 a Year with a Green Home Heat and Cool Your Home for $200 a Year with a Green Home
Compiled By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Paul Allen builds affordable, high-performance green homes that go above and beyond.
Renewvia Energy Shines on Commercial Developments Renewvia Energy Shines on Commercial Developments
Renewvia Energy is using its background in financial services to help bring commercial solar projects to fruition.
Top Cleantech Companies Receive Funding for Projects Top Cleantech Companies Receive Funding for Projects
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy’s (ARPA-E) identifies potentially game-changing cleantech companies.
New Xeon Processor Example of “Uncore” Technology New Xeon Processor Example of “Uncore” Technology
By Wes Shimanek and David M Kennedy, Intel Corporation The uncore technologies found in the new Intel Xeon processor families help you move data through the processors faster than ever before.
Renovation Makes Old Buildings Green Renovation Makes Old Buildings Green
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor A report by the Preservation Green Lab shows that renovating old buildings is more sustainable than new construction.
Five Biomass Comapanies Making Headlines and $$$ Five Biomass Comapanies Making Headlines and $$$
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor These companies are using innovative ways to overcome common challenges and reduce costs in the industry.
HP Makes Effort in Comeback with HP Z1 HP Makes Effort in Comeback with HP Z1
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Is the HP Z1 powerful, scalable, secure, accurate, serviceable, and ISV certified? Find out what Jon Peddie Research thinks.
Satellier Implements Revit Across the Design Practice Satellier Implements Revit Across the Design Practice
By Arvind Bhandari, Satellier In this new column Arvind shares the story of how Satellier has used Revit Architecture over the past five years.
RedVector Helps Professionals Continue to Learn RedVector Helps Professionals Continue to Learn
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Making a Quantum Leap for Cleantech Making a Quantum Leap for Cleantech
Quantum Technologies is helping automotive OEMs make the leap forward into cleantech.
Solar Lighting in Every Parking Lot, On Every Street Corner Solar Lighting in Every Parking Lot, On Every Street Corner
SOL is working to bring outdoor solar lighting to every street corner and every parking lot in the United States.
If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Prove It If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Prove It
Compiled By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Integrated Environmental Solutions helps maximize energy efficiency and building performance with simulation and consulting.
Are SSDs Really Worth the Price? Are SSDs Really Worth the Price?
By Wes Shimanek and Kevin Crow, Intel Corporation If your workstation is less than a year old, then adding an SSD to it may be your best move.
Duo-Gard Saves Energy without Sacrificing Natural Light Duo-Gard Saves Energy without Sacrificing Natural Light
Compiled By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Michigan company makes environmentally-friendly daylighting systems, solar charging stations, outdoor shelters and more.
Infinite Solar Lights Up Minds with Solar Training Infinite Solar Lights Up Minds with Solar Training
Compiled by John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Infinite Solar is doing what few others on the East Coast are, offering intense hands-on solar training.
MEP Firm Transitions to BIM MEP Firm Transitions to BIM
By Sarah Hodges and Armundo Darling, Autodesk This Autodesk whitepaper details how the firm Gannett Fleming made the switch to Revit MEP.
Increasing the Lifespan of Wood and More Increasing the Lifespan of Wood and More
Compiled By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor New Image Coatings products contribute to sustainability by increasing the longevity of building materials.
OCI Solar Power Spreads Nationwide OCI Solar Power Spreads Nationwide
OCI Solar Power’s plants are popping up all over the United States and Canada.
Intel and AMD Make Personnel Changes Intel and AMD Make Personnel Changes
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research A look at what's in store for Intel and AMD with new personnel changes as CPU leaders start focusing on mobile.
Keep In the Heat or Cold Keep In the Heat or Cold
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Green Building Community picks in green window, door and insulation companies.
Innovative, Enviro-friendly Tile Innovative, Enviro-friendly Tile
Compiled By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Oceanside Glasstile uses natural sand and recycled bottles to make their decorative glass tile.
New Israeli Wave Power Company Enters the Market New Israeli Wave Power Company Enters the Market
Eco Wave Power draws the attention of investors with its Wave Clapper and Power Wing technology.
MAGE SOLAR’s Secrets to Success MAGE SOLAR’s Secrets to Success
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Reduce Energy Consumption with Insulfoam Reduce Energy Consumption with Insulfoam
Compiled by Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Insulfoam makes many recyclable, Energy Star qualified insulation products.
Improved Air Quality with Lower Energy Costs Improved Air Quality with Lower Energy Costs
Compiled By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Dynamic Air Quality Solutions advocates for the importance of indoor air quality through its innovative sustainable solutions.
Westinghouse Solar Celebrate 10 Years of Solar Solutions Westinghouse Solar Celebrate 10 Years of Solar Solutions
Westinghouse Solar has spent over a decade offering top of the line solar solutions. Find out more in this month’s Sun-E Spot.
2011 WaterSense Excellence Award Winner Niagara 2011 WaterSense Excellence Award Winner Niagara
Compiled by Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor With a history of quality, Niagara Conservation has since earned its reputation as a premier resource for water and energy conservation products.
Protect Your Solar Investment with Energy Tracking Software Protect Your Solar Investment with Energy Tracking Software
AlsoEnergy technology allows solar developers and investors to monitor and measure energy production and consumption.
Preserving Wood with Nisus Green Products Preserving Wood with Nisus Green Products
Compiled by Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Nisus’ Bora-Care eliminates the weather delays associated with soil termiticides saving builders time and money.
American Made Wood Products American Made Wood Products
Compiled By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Columbia Forest Products contribute to LEED and other green building credits.
Battery Company Fights to Keep Up with Millions of Orders Battery Company Fights to Keep Up with Millions of Orders
Infinite Power Solutions provides a unique method of energy storage with their award-winning THINERGY Micro-Energy Cell technology.
Promoting Precast Concrete Promoting Precast Concrete
Compiled By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The National Precast Concrete Association says demand has dipped, but it will increase in the future.
Why You Need  a Dual-Socket Workstation Why You Need a Dual-Socket Workstation
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Product Manager, Intel Corporation Intel’s Wes Shimanek talks about the role of dual-socket workstations in CAD.
A Summary of Autodesk Cloud Features for Revit Users A Summary of Autodesk Cloud Features for Revit Users
By Joy Stark, Autodesk In the midst of this new cloud innovation, one question stands out: what will this mean for users of Autodesk Revit products?
Wind Energy Services Ships 1000th Set of Wind Turbines Wind Energy Services Ships 1000th Set of Wind Turbines
Wind Energy Services was created in 2008 to provide customers with a custom manufacturing and repair service for large wind blades.
XZERES Grows on Strength of Small Wind Power XZERES Grows on Strength of Small Wind Power
XZERES has seen a nearly 278 percent increase in profits over the last 12 months partially due to the growing demand for small wind power.
The Story Behind Reclaimed Wood Flooring The Story Behind Reclaimed Wood Flooring
By Ed Sullivan The right supplier can locate and custom-mill the species of choice, making its history an exciting part of a homeowner’s life.
CALMAC Systems Store Renewable Energy CALMAC Systems Store Renewable Energy
Compiled by Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor CALMAC’s thermal energy storage systems help buildings become more sustainable.
Innovative Alternative Energy Products Innovative Alternative Energy Products
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor These different products are powered by alternative energy and can help enhance a green building.
Saft America Completes New Lithium-Ion Facility Saft America Completes New Lithium-Ion Facility
The facility will be used to develop and create batteries for hybrid vehicles and to serve as energy storage devices for wind and solar power systems.
Aegis Solar Energy Explains No Cost Solar Aegis Solar Energy Explains No Cost Solar
Aegis Solar Energy is offering their new REPOWER plan which gives businesses the ability to implement clean energy at no cost.
Deco Lighting Offers Many Efficient Lighting Products Deco Lighting Offers Many Efficient Lighting Products
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Deco strives to offer the latest in energy saving lighting products to commercial, municipal and government customers.
Explore More Models in Less Time Explore More Models in Less Time
With technologies like DAKOTA, Intel Xeon-based workstations, and Autodesk Simulation software, you can now explore more “what if” scenarios.
Advantix Makes Cooling and Dehumidification Efficient Advantix Makes Cooling and Dehumidification Efficient
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Advantix offers an energy efficient air conditioning and dehumidification technology.
SolarNexus Gives Solar Installers a Competitive Edge SolarNexus Gives Solar Installers a Competitive Edge
SolarNexus is partnering with SEIA to promote the ways business planning software can help solar installers.
Designers of UC Merced Buildings Turn to Autodesk BIM Designers of UC Merced Buildings Turn to Autodesk BIM
By Sarah Hodges, Autodesk BIM is a process that puts powerful design, visualization, and collaboration capabilities in the hands of building design teams.
Crestron Provides Automation to Optimize Energy Management Crestron Provides Automation to Optimize Energy Management
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor The New Jersey company serves clients in education, government, healthcare, hospitality, retail and more.
Lufthansa Tests Out Running Biofuels on their Airplanes Lufthansa Tests Out Running Biofuels on their Airplanes
Lufthansa has become the first airline to begin long term testing of how biofuels operate during commercial flights.
Viryd Technologies Ventures into New Territory Viryd Technologies Ventures into New Territory
Viryd Technologies develops custom-built wind turbines for low wind conditions suitable for agriculture and military industries.
What’s New and Green with ASHRAE? What’s New and Green with ASHRAE?
By Brock Haroldson, ConnectPress Editor Learn about The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning's latest developments and efforts in sustainability.
SVTC Scores Funding for New Facility SVTC Scores Funding for New Facility
SVTC Solar has secured funding to create the first combined solar photovoltaic manufacturing and research facility in the United States.
Siggraph Pioneers Work on the Future of Graphics Siggraph Pioneers Work on the Future of Graphics
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Siggraph Pioneers gathered for their annual meeting at Siggraph 2011, which featured guest speaker Turner Whitted of Microsoft.
AIB Shipments Slow Down in Q2 AIB Shipments Slow Down in Q2
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research A new report from Jon Peddie Research reveals that sales of graphics Add-in Board (AIB) shipments are down slightly.
Realize the Environmental and Economic Benefits of Retrofits Realize the Environmental and Economic Benefits of Retrofits
By Sarah Hodges, Autodesk MEP engineers are now presented with a plethora of opportunities in existing buildings for tenant improvements and/or energy retrofits.
Stay Charged on the Go with Solar Cell Backpacks & Bags Stay Charged on the Go with Solar Cell Backpacks & Bags
Voltaic Systems’ accessories enable customers to charge their portable electronics on the go without requiring an electrical outlet.
Lumalier Leads in Unique Energy Efficient Niche Lumalier Leads in Unique Energy Efficient Niche
Lumalier’s Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation cleans HVAC air handler coils, reducing a building’s energy use and providing cleaner air.
Accelerate Innovation with a Dual-processor Workstation Accelerate Innovation with a Dual-processor Workstation
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Product Manager, Intel Corporation A second Intel processor can dramatically increase the value of your ISV software investment.
North American Power Offers Cheaper and Cleaner Power North American Power Offers Cheaper and Cleaner Power
North American Power offers customers the chance to adopt cleaner power and lower their utility bills.
Even Fences can be Green Even Fences can be Green
Don’t forget the details of green building like Ameristar’s 97 percent recycled content fencing.
Heliotronics Promotes Higher Learning on Energy Usage Heliotronics Promotes Higher Learning on Energy Usage
Heliotronics gives building owners a way to simultaneously monitor their energy usage and turn that information into an educational tool.
Making Learning Social with WikiHelp for Autodesk Products Making Learning Social with WikiHelp for Autodesk Products
By Joy Stark, Autodesk Learn about Autodesk's WikiHelp, a new tool for delivering rich learning resources and connecting Revit users.
Codexis Takes Big Steps Towards Commercial Biofuels Codexis Takes Big Steps Towards Commercial Biofuels
Codexis has formed a number of relationships that have allowed them to successfully market commercially viable biofuels.
Astrum Solar Sees Rapid Growth in Short Time Astrum Solar Sees Rapid Growth in Short Time
Astrum Solar expands across 10 states in less than four years through customer oriented focus and tax incentives.
Creating Biofuels without the Crops Creating Biofuels without the Crops
Unison Solutions is on the forefront of the biogas industry with a technology that lets them create biofuels without needing farms or distilleries.
Bringing Wind and Solar Power Home Bringing Wind and Solar Power Home
A look at DyoCore, a company that is working to make a combined wind and solar energy viable for the home market.
Mother and Son Team Prosper with Toxic-free Plasters Mother and Son Team Prosper with Toxic-free Plasters
Started from the need for green interior wall finishes, American Clay continues to excite by soon allowing customers to customize color wishes online.
MEP Engineers' Transition into BIM and its Benefits MEP Engineers' Transition into BIM and its Benefits
By Sarah Hodges and Armundo Darling of Autodesk As the AEC industry adopts the latest technology to accomplish complex projects, MEP engineers embracing BIM are well-positioned for future growth.
N-Viro Helps Eliminate Dependence on Coal N-Viro Helps Eliminate Dependence on Coal
N-Viro has created an innovative supplement and replacement for coal that is both renewable and creates fewer airborne toxins.
What Do a Workstation and a 3-Legged Stool Have in Common? What Do a Workstation and a 3-Legged Stool Have in Common?
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Product Manager, Intel Corporation Examine what technologies will help your needs the most to make sure your workstation is matched and you get the most throughput for your investment.
Xtreme Power Delivers Dynamic Energy Sources Xtreme Power Delivers Dynamic Energy Sources
By John Myers, ConnectPress Editor Xtreme Power explains how their Dynamic Power Resource energy storage technology is making wind and solar power increasingly viable.
Software Maker Gives Energy Savvy Customers Viable Solution Software Maker Gives Energy Savvy Customers Viable Solution
Centurion Technologies has developed the EnergySaver smart grid application to help organizations reduce energy usage and save money.
Physics and Fluid Dynamics Use Increases in Product Design Physics and Fluid Dynamics Use Increases in Product Design
By Kathleen Maher, Vice President, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher looks at how the growth of physics software tools emerges when processing power becomes cheap and widely available.
SOLARHOT Brings the Heat to Solar Thermal Systems SOLARHOT Brings the Heat to Solar Thermal Systems
SOLAR HOT is earning attention for its highly rated OG-300 solar heating system but a focus on integrated systems is what keeps customers coming back.
Green Field Ethanol Extends Biofuels Efforts with New Co. Green Field Ethanol Extends Biofuels Efforts with New Co.
Geothermal startup company G2 Biochem focuses on a method of using feedstock agnostic biofuels in hopes of conquering common development challenges.
Revit 2012 Products Provide Improved Key Visualization Tools Revit 2012 Products Provide Improved Key Visualization Tools
By Angela Chan and Kelcey Lemon, Autodesk How can designers best visually articulate their design intent to clients and stakeholders, to gain buy-in and improve understanding?
Aged Woods Melds Design Aesthetic with Sustainability Aged Woods Melds Design Aesthetic with Sustainability
Aged Woods flooring products are FSC-certified and contribute to LEED MRc3 all while proving to be unique and beautiful.
Is a Desktop System Enough for Your Needs? Is a Desktop System Enough for Your Needs?
By Intel Read about some of the reasons why many professionals choose the Intel Xeon processor E3 family over desktop alternatives.
Sky Harvest Gets Ready for the Surge in Canadian Wind Power Sky Harvest Gets Ready for the Surge in Canadian Wind Power
Sky Harvest is finding ways to ensure that Canada’s growing interest in wind power does not blow past them.
Conergy Tackles Solar Projects with Decades of Experience Conergy Tackles Solar Projects with Decades of Experience
Conergy is a global supplier, manufacturer and service provider for individuals and organizations looking for solar solutions.
Stop Wasting Water with ACT Hot Water Pumping Systems Stop Wasting Water with ACT Hot Water Pumping Systems
Taking a quick shower isn’t enough: to eliminate wasting water while waiting for hot water, check out ACT’s hot water distribution pumping system.
Dial in on the Building Design Suites Dial in on the Building Design Suites
By Brian Haines and Kelcey Lemon, Autodesk, Inc. An introduction to the Building Design Suites and examples of how the software in the suites can be used to help meet project workflow challenges.
Entrepreneur Finds Niche in Interior Landscaping Entrepreneur Finds Niche in Interior Landscaping
McRae Anderson’s greenwalls envelop eco-friendly and appealing designs to spruce up any building.
Young Entrepreneur Revitalizes Solar Thermal Company Young Entrepreneur Revitalizes Solar Thermal Company
Sunquest Energy is one of many projects started by 25-year-old Hudson Harr as part of his campaign to create a clean energy revolution.
Making Tidal Power the Next Big Energy Solution Making Tidal Power the Next Big Energy Solution
OpenHydro is leveraging its open turbine system to make tidal power the cleanest, safest renewable energy solution available.
Identify the Workstation that is Right for You Identify the Workstation that is Right for You
By John Hengeveld and Wes Shimanek of Intel Corporation Confused on what workstation is best for your needs? Look no further.
SunRun Offers Solar as a Service SunRun Offers Solar as a Service
SunRun has created an innovative solar approach where they maintain and cover the installation and customers pay only for the solar heating service.
Games Set the Course for the Future Games Set the Course for the Future
By Jon Peddie Research A look at how games are setting the standards for software and hardware design.
SunWater Solar Provides Alternative to Gas-based Heating SunWater Solar Provides Alternative to Gas-based Heating
Sun Water Solar sets out to become largest solar thermal company with unique company offerings backed by specialized skills and ambition.
What Social Networking Means for BIM Adoption What Social Networking Means for BIM Adoption
By Erin Rae Hoffer, AIA LEED AP BD+C, Autodesk, Inc. Is social networking changing the way Building Information Modeling (BIM) projects are being executed today?
Carnegie Wave Practices Unique Approach to Wave Power Carnegie Wave Practices Unique Approach to Wave Power
How a company generates clean energy that operates on a predictable schedule and does not create an eyesore for local communities.
Longer Term, Smarter, & Lower Maintenance Landscape Design Longer Term, Smarter, & Lower Maintenance Landscape Design
Lindeman/Stevens Landscape Design proves what it is capable of with the recently completed PUNCHouse Project 234 in Santa Monica.
Four Performance Drivers for Workstations Four Performance Drivers for Workstations
By Wes Shimanek and Art Copeland, Intel Corporation Intel gives details on performance considerations you can use when buying your next workstation.
The Possibilities of CAD in the Cloud The Possibilities of CAD in the Cloud
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher takes a look at advances in CAD and cloud computing technology and how the "cloud" is affecting the industry.
Feature Integration Continues to be a Dominant Trend Feature Integration Continues to be a Dominant Trend
By Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie explains what features CAD users can expect to see in the coming workstation market.
Manage Stormwater Requirements with VAST Composite Pavers Manage Stormwater Requirements with VAST Composite Pavers
Even though VAST Enterprises is only four years old, their unique permeable paving products are already distributed in 22 states.
Geothermal Company First to Receive Loan Guarantee Geothermal Company First to Receive Loan Guarantee
The loan will enable Nevada Geothermal Power to expand geothermal projects and seal the deal on 20 year power purchase agreement.
Learn About the New Intel Xeon Processor E3 Family Learn About the New Intel Xeon Processor E3 Family
By Wes Shimanek and Mehmet Adalier, Intel Corporation The greatest innovation in the Intel Xeon processor E3 family based workstation is how it integrates both CPU and graphics engines on the same die.
Orenco’s Wastewater Systems Save Energy and Earn LEED Points Orenco’s Wastewater Systems Save Energy and Earn LEED Points
Orenco’s decentralized wastewater systems use little energy, have low life-cycle costs, and are built to last.
Southwest Windpower Makes Producing Small Turbines a Breeze Southwest Windpower Makes Producing Small Turbines a Breeze
This wind power turbine manufacturer has been in the business 23 years and is still expanding their offerings to meet the demands of the changing market.
Energy Monitoring Division at Your Service Energy Monitoring Division at Your Service
Grid Cloud Solutions are working to help clean power organizations find better more efficient ways of leveraging their technology.
EnergyHub Takes Smart Grid Technology Home EnergyHub Takes Smart Grid Technology Home
A profile of EnergyHub a company that is finding ways to make smart grid planning a part of our day-to-day lives.
OwnEnergy Collaborate with Community on Wind Projects OwnEnergy Collaborate with Community on Wind Projects
OwnEnergy take an innovative approach to building the relationship between local communities and wind project developers.
Technology is Rapidly Changing the Sustainability Equation Technology is Rapidly Changing the Sustainability Equation
Helping to lead this modeling revolution, Autodesk has developed a streamlined process called rapid energy modeling.
Shades Help Maintain Comfort and Keep Energy Costs Down Shades Help Maintain Comfort and Keep Energy Costs Down
This week's Green Zone pick of the week goes out to Halcyon Shades, who offer energy efficient solar shades.
Project to Produce 22,500 Gallons of Algae Fuel in a Year Project to Produce 22,500 Gallons of Algae Fuel in a Year
Elixir Bio-Tech is getting ready to convert 68 acres of New Mexico land into a million dollar algae-based biofuel production facility.
Dig in Your Innovation Sandbox with Intel Xeon Workstations Dig in Your Innovation Sandbox with Intel Xeon Workstations
By Wes Shimanek, Intel Corporation and Norma McKinney, Microsoft Corporation See how dual-processor based Intel Xeon multi-core workstations enable you to experience parallel thinking and explore more "what ifs."
ABB Offers Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Innovation ABB Offers Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Innovation
ABB saves utilities and industrial customers money with energy efficiency solutions.
Visually Appealing Solar Technology Visually Appealing Solar Technology
Envision Solar offers solar parking lot covers designed to please both the eye and the wallet.
g Green Design Center Expands with Franchises g Green Design Center Expands with Franchises
How one company succeeds in making green building materials navigation easier.
New Extensions Enhance Capabilities in Revit Structure 2011 New Extensions Enhance Capabilities in Revit Structure 2011
In this new monthly column Autodesk highlights two new extensions in Autodesk Revit Structure that helps engineers be more productive.
LiveRoof’s Green Roof Eliminates Exposed Modules LiveRoof’s Green Roof Eliminates Exposed Modules
LiveRoof’s benefits don’t just stop at stormwater management.
Home Builder Thrives in Alternative Energy Market Home Builder Thrives in Alternative Energy Market
Home builder Mike McMaken expands his construction business into the alternative energy marketplace.
A Look at United Arab Emirates' Productions and Visions A Look at United Arab Emirates' Productions and Visions
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher takes us on her journey to Abu Dhabi and provides a glimpse of what they have going on in the manufacturing and building industries.
Four Performance Drivers for Workstations Four Performance Drivers for Workstations
By Wes Shimanek and Art Copeland, Intel Corporation Intel gives details on performance considerations you can use when buying your next workstation.
Building Features Active Chilled Beam Cooling System Building Features Active Chilled Beam Cooling System
By Nazita Saye, Mentor Graphics Engineers at Affiliated Engineers Inc. used simulation software to optimize the design of a university's cooling system and maximize energy savings.
A Webinar on How to Use CFD Software to Meet 189.1 Standards A Webinar on How to Use CFD Software to Meet 189.1 Standards
By Mentor Graphics The ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 is set to revolutionize the building industry. Are you prepared to comply?
The Questions I was Most Often Asked at SIGGRAPH... The Questions I was Most Often Asked at SIGGRAPH...
By Wes Shimanek, Workstation Product Manager, Intel Corporation Read a summary of the top four questions Wes Shimanek of Intel was asked at SIGGRAPH.
The Possibilities of CAD in the Cloud The Possibilities of CAD in the Cloud
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher takes a look at advances in CAD and cloud computing technology and how the "cloud" is affecting the industry.
Future of CAD Looking Positive, Despite Piracy Future of CAD Looking Positive, Despite Piracy
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher discusses how the CAD software business is staying afloat and how piracy is impacting the industry.
Is Social Media Improving your Quality of Work? Is Social Media Improving your Quality of Work?
By Mentor Graphics Share your thoughts on the role of social media in the engineering world by participating in this short survey.
Gaming Industry Continues to Shape Advancements in CAD Gaming Industry Continues to Shape Advancements in CAD
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Maher discusses how gaming technology is defining the future of computing, including highlights from the recent E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
What's Going on in the Workstation Market? What's Going on in the Workstation Market?
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Analyst Kathleen Maher comments on workstation trends that have accelerated in 2010, including 64-bit, the Mac, job expectations and more.
A Glimpse of Jon Peddie Research’s Annual CAD Report A Glimpse of Jon Peddie Research’s Annual CAD Report
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research In this new column Maher takes a look at CAD industry revenues for the AEC and MCAD markets and how they are panning out for 2010.
Harnessing the Power of Natural Ventilation Harnessing the Power of Natural Ventilation
By Mentor Graphics Mentor Graphics looks at how computational fluid dynamics can be used for visualizing and optimizing airflow.
Autostereoscopic 3D: Too Low Resolution for Architects Autostereoscopic 3D: Too Low Resolution for Architects
By Arthur Berman, Insight Media Autostereoscopic 3D has received a less than enthusiastic response from the architectural community, find out why.
Big Changes Predicted for the Workstation Market by 2011 Big Changes Predicted for the Workstation Market by 2011
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher takes a look at how the workstations market is shaping out for 2010, including updates on GPU's, rendering tools and more.
Upcoming Webinar on How CFD Helps with Green Design Upcoming Webinar on How CFD Helps with Green Design
By Mentor Graphics Upcoming webinar will show how CFD can reduce costs associated with design and operation in the built environment.
Industry Update on 3D Printing Industry Update on 3D Printing
By Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates Wohlers discusses additive manufacturing, his interview with Director James Cameron and other advances in 3D printing.
An Update on Flexible e-paper An Update on Flexible e-paper
By Steve Sechrist, Insight Media Find out what is happening with flexible e-ink displays in this column by Insight Media.
The Mac World Goes Pro – CAD Space Growing on the Mac The Mac World Goes Pro – CAD Space Growing on the Mac
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Maher provides an update on the increase in CAD applications being made available for MAC users and the impact of the new Apple iPad.
Siggraph Asia Sets the Stage for 2010 Siggraph Asia Sets the Stage for 2010
By Kathleen Maher and Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research Siggraph Asia provides a view of what’s likely to be important in the coming year for the graphics industry.
Next-gen 3D Vis Sim System Looks to Flat Panels Next-gen 3D Vis Sim System Looks to Flat Panels
By Insight Media Learn about a virtual environment called CAVE technology, which has been characterized as “the oldest art and engineering collaboration in the US.”
Workstations vs. High-End Desktops Workstations vs. High-End Desktops
Did you know the difference in price between a similarly configured high-end desktop and an entry-level workstation is less than $100 today?
OpenGL 3.2 Arrives with Siggraph OpenGL 3.2 Arrives with Siggraph
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Khronos aims for timely updates to meet the needs of hardware manufacturers, as recently demonstrated with OpenGL 3.0 and 3.1 and 3.2 updates.
EVGA Gets into Monitors with Dual Displays EVGA Gets into Monitors with Dual Displays
By Steve Seachrist, Insight Media Insight Media takes a look at EVGA's new InterView Dual-Display dual-monitor configuration, featuring a testimonial from Jon Peddie Research.
Will Solar Power Change the Cell Phone Industry? Will Solar Power Change the Cell Phone Industry?
By Steve Sechrist, Insight Media A look at Samsung's new cell phone, that uses solar power to recharge the battery.
LG Shows Full Range of 3D LCDs LG Shows Full Range of 3D LCDs
By Chris Chinnock, Insight Media Chris Chinnock of Insight Media talks about how the new line of LG monitors is maturing to help enable many 3D consumer market applications.
CAD in Crisis — COFES CAD in Crisis — COFES
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Kathleen Maher reports on the recent Congress On the Future of Engineering Software (COFES) conference and the outlook of the CAD industry.
High-end Graphics Are Not an Option in Some Professions High-end Graphics Are Not an Option in Some Professions
Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research JPR reports on the computer graphics market for the first quarter this year and provides a forecast of what’s ahead for the industry.
Anark Tightens Link to CAD Products in New Release Anark Tightens Link to CAD Products in New Release
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Anark Core 2.2 now supports DWG offering better interoperability in AEC applications and can be distributed in a compact, secure package.
Do You Really Need a Workstation - It Depends Do You Really Need a Workstation - It Depends
By Intel Corporation Intel Corporation’s Wes Shimanek discusses the benefits of various workstations and how they are purpose built to do a job.
What's In Store for Autodesk in the New Millenium? What's In Store for Autodesk in the New Millenium?
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research While Autodesk University updates reiterated the company's current philosophy it also shed some light on what the future holds for Autodesk.
What You Didn’t Know About Acrobat Pro Extended What You Didn’t Know About Acrobat Pro Extended
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Here are some things you may have missed in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended during all the hype around Adobe CS4, plus other Adobe advances for CAD.
Mobile Workstations – Faster, Stronger and Smarter Than Ever Mobile Workstations – Faster, Stronger and Smarter Than Ever
By Intel Corporation Intel’s new Intel Core 2 Extreme CPU helps workstation manufactures create a new breed of mobile workstations that can deliver.
SolarWorld Bids to Acquire German Auto Factories from Opel SolarWorld Bids to Acquire German Auto Factories from Opel
Dan Raker, ConnectPress It was only a matter of time before green money began chasing rusty assets.
Changing The Way You Work And Accelerate Your Innovation Changing The Way You Work And Accelerate Your Innovation
By Wes Shimanek, Intel The performance of workstations powered by two Intel® Xeon® 5400 series processors is leaps and bounds ahead of the performance of yesterday.
The Importance of Measuring Building Energy Use The Importance of Measuring Building Energy Use
By Brandi McManus, TAC Find out how adding social and environmental actions to daily practices can deliver a significant return on investment, according to Brandi McManus.
It’s Not About Being Green It’s Not About Being Green
By George S. Borkovich Industry insider George Borkovich discusses the green building movement.
BIM - Measures of Success BIM - Measures of Success
By Nigel Davies, Principal, Evolve CAD/AEC consultant Nigel Davies discusses how to prove that BIM is as effective as traditional methods.
Publicity and How to Get It Publicity and How to Get It
Press releases. They're a big part of our business. Shouldn't the message evolve with the media?
A Look at BIM Training A Look at BIM Training
By Nigel Davies Nigel Davies discusses how to best approach BIM training to yield more optimum results.
Want to Achieve BIM? Organize Your Information! (Part II) Want to Achieve BIM? Organize Your Information! (Part II)
By Nigel Davies Nigel Davies tells the final three steps of his five practical, easy ways to organize your projects.
Want to Achieve BIM? Organize Your Information! (Part I) Want to Achieve BIM? Organize Your Information! (Part I)
By Nigel Davies Nigel Davies offers five practical, easy ways to organize your projects. Try them, and you'll be using BIM before you know it.
BIM – The Choice of Software, Part II BIM – The Choice of Software, Part II
By Nigel Davies, Principal, Evolve CAD/AEC consultant and MicroStation expert Nigel Davies continues his series on Building Information Modeling with a discussion of factors to consider when selecting BIM software.
BIM – The Choice of Software BIM – The Choice of Software
By Nigel Davies, Principal, Evolve CAD/AEC consultant and MicroStation expert Nigel Davies continues his series on Building Information Modeling.
BIM – Before It’s Manageable? (Part II) BIM – Before It’s Manageable? (Part II)
By Nigel Davies, Principal, Evolve CAD/AEC consultant Nigel Davies continues his series on Building Information Modeling and the steps needed for successful implementation.
BIM – Before It’s Manageable? (Part I) BIM – Before It’s Manageable? (Part I)
By Nigel Davies CAD/AEC consultant and MicroStation expert Nigel Davies defines Building Information Modeling and steps for successful implementation.
Timed 5-Minute Test for Engineers, Architects, and Designers Timed 5-Minute Test for Engineers, Architects, and Designers
By Richard Williams Sharpen your pencil and set your time-piece! This timed test challenges your knowledge and mastery of detail. Test yourself, then your coworkers.
Not Necessarily So: Five Customer Service Myths Not Necessarily So: Five Customer Service Myths
By Bruce Pilgrim Columnist Bruce Pilgrim points out certain mythic notions about working with customers that don't hold up under closer inspection.
Before You Quit Your Day Job: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit Your Day Job: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself
By Bruce Pilgrim Can you picture yourself running your own CAD consulting business? Do you dream of hiring yourself out as a contract engineer?
Setting (and Getting) Your Hourly Rate Setting (and Getting) Your Hourly Rate
By Bruce Pilgrim Time is money. If you are going to sell your services as a consultant, you need to fully understand all the dimensions of this old adage.
CAD Market Bucks Economic Trends CAD Market Bucks Economic Trends
By Kathleen Maher, Jon Peddie Research Jon Peddie Research CAD Report finds growth and vitality in CAD market.