Archive for January, 2016

Collaboration Between Architecture and the Allied Disciplines Alexis Gregory ABSTRACT Building on research from the past two academic years and papers presented as a result of that research this paper is based on additional research and added variables to test the viability of collaborative studios between Architecture (ARC), Building Construction Science (BCS) and Interior Design […]


Re-Thinking Architecture Education for the 21st Century University Winifred E. Newman, Shahin Vassigh Florida International University, Miami, Florida ABSTRACT In the 1996 AIA Convention in Minneapolis, the governing bodies in the education and professionalization of architects; namely, the AIA, AIAS, NCARB, NAAB and the ACSI released the Boyer Report, subsequently published as Building Community: A […]


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Rethinking productivity across the construction industry: The challenge of change is an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report, sponsored by Autodesk. In this study, the EIU provides its perspective on the causes of the current productivity gap in the global construction industry and on the tools and strategies that leading companies are adopting to address and […]


Arup Foresight + Research + Innovation Foresight + Research + Innovation is Arup’s internal think-tank and consultancy which focuses on the future of the built environment and society at large. We help organisations understand trends, explore new ideas, and radically rethink the future of their businesses. We developed the concept of ‘foresight by design’, which […]


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Multimodal interaction with BIM data in immersive virtual reality. Multimodal interaction with BIM Author: Leandro Alves1, Sara Eloy1,2, Miguel Sales Dias1,2,3, Tiago Pedro1,2, Nuno Almeida3, Filipe Gaspar2,3 Country: Portugal Institution/ Company: 1Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), 2ISTAR-IUL, 3Microsoft Language Development Center 1. INTRODUCTION The use of new computing technologies in architecture design has evolved the […]


John Eynon FCIOB The UK BIM project is nearing its first major milestone of 2016 Level 2 adoption for public sector projects. The “8 pillars of level 2 BIM” are now established and in place. The classification and digital plan of work elements will be issued as a beta version online toolkit later this month. […]


Kimon Onuma, FAIA Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be used to build informed environments and drive incredible value for the individual building and entire cities. In the world of big data, information is the new currency and BIM has a massive amount of embedded information and knowledge that is underutilized. If we can find Starbucks […]