As Wildfire, Hurricane Seasons Crank Up, Offsite Builder Tools Up To Respond

Autodesk, Citi investments in Factory OS will allow for a new rapid response facility and an expanded in-house learning lab. By John McManus It’s almost never not natural hazard season these days. But, with Barry barreling into the Louisiana Gulf Coast, and sizzling summer...
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Courtesy ZGF Architects ZGF Architect's visualization of circulation through a proposed corporate campus accommodating 15,000 people was informed by many sources, including keycards and security consultants.

Pre- and Post-Occupancy Evaluations Go Digital

Architects now have an array of customizable, market-ready technologies with which to assess their designs—if they chose to do so. By Michael Kilkelly Despite the effort that goes into design, architects often remain—sometimes willingly—in the dark about how their buildings serve...
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Seven Big-Business Tools for Small Budgets | Architect Magazine

These programs garnered repeat praise during AIA TAP’s 2016 Building Connections Congress. And most of them are free. By Michael Kilkelly Javier Galindo, JGCH Trace Pro by Morpholio Apps allows users to overlay sketches and mark-ups on drawings. While software represents a major...
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Best Practices: Designing for the Future with Augmented and Virtual Reality Tools

Advances in the technologies offer new methods of visualizing projects and communicating design intent to clients. By Alice Liao This year will see the commercial release of several virtual reality (VR) headsets, as well as the shipping of the developer edition of Microsoft’s...
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The Architecture of Product Design: Cross-Disciplinary Sketching Tools | ArchDaily

A version of this article originally appeared on the Percolate Blog. In spring of 2009, I graduated from architecture school. At the time, the post-recession economy was rough and not much was happening for architects. With an interest in entrepreneurship and technology, I took a...
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Seven Tools for Working Smarter in the New Year – Architect Magazine

Smart lights, adjustable-height desks, and idea-sharing apps promote occupant health and organization. By Hallie Busta Though project deadlines will likely carry over into the new year, unproductive work habits don’t have to. To start off 2015, we’ve gathered gadgets, software,...
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