Archive for September, 2011

New building on dominion st.

Posted by scottbarrington in BIM on September 29th, 2011 No Comments

I just drove past this great new building that has just been finished on Dominion Street in Auckland, New Zealand. It has an all frameless glass facade, with a black tint. The glass panels are set at different angles which gives it a striking effect. The building has been designed by Patterson Architects in Auckland,… read more

Celcrete Cladding Solutions BIM content

Posted by scottbarrington in ArchiCAD, BIM, Revit on September 18th, 2011 No Comments

We’ve recently being doing some work for Celcrete Cladding Solutions to get all of their great product range into the latest Building Information Modeling formats. Celcrete Cladding is sold throughout New Zealand, for this reason we chose to target the both Autodesk Revit & Graphisoft ArchiCAD formats. These are the two most widely used BIM… read more

Ground zero memorial opens

Posted by scottbarrington in BIM on September 15th, 2011 No Comments

The National September 11 Memorial Opens this weekend in New York. The design was chosen from a pool of 5,200 submissions in what was the largest design competition in history. The winning design was by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker. It contains two large reflecting pools in place of the buildings footprints. Attached… read more

BIMstop login error

Posted by scottbarrington in BIMstop on September 14th, 2011 No Comments

Update: This error has now been fixed, back to business as usual! We’ve had a flood of emails saying there is currently an error with the BIMstop (our BIM content network) login system. No panic, one of our engineers is currently investigating what the error is and will hopefully have it fixed shortly, so all… read more

Building Live Tokyo 2011

Posted by scottbarrington in BIM on September 8th, 2011 No Comments

Once again this year we are participating in the Building Live Tokyo (BLT) competition. We are a part of the Skunkworks team, which comprises a large number of AEC professionals from Tokyo, including companies like Maeda. The competition lasts for 48 hours and involves designing & modeling an entire proposed complex as a full BIM… read more

What scale to model to?

Posted by scottbarrington in BIM on September 1st, 2011 No Comments

One issue with the growing BIM (building information modeling) adoption is around standards. Most offices are currently working to an in house standard that works best for them. This is fine for now and is normally the case with new technologies, but over time standards will be put in place making 3D models & data… read more

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