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OPEN BIM Case Study from the Netherlands

November 15, 2018 |ARCHICAD OPEN BIM

The new, Dutch construction project, Amersfoort Buyten, is located on the border between town and country. The complexity of the project, due to the short lead time and many design choices available to each individual (future) owner, created a challenge for the design team. For this purpose, “MAD Modeling and Design” used ARCHICAD to make the architectural BIM suitable for implementation. Several construction partners worked together with various, specialized software, and thanks to the use of OPEN BIM, this project is a huge success.

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“ARCHICAD is definitely adapting to this fast-paced world of ours...”

Haneef Tayob, Director-Principal Architect of Aziz Tayob Architects in South Africa, speaks about ARCHICAD’s improvements since he started working with it in 1996. In this video, see how ARCHICAD and BIMx integrate the design and construction phases for all the stakeholders of a project and help to organize the coordination between the designers, structural engineers and contractors.

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"Where ARCHICAD is becoming an extremely valuable tool, the architect can become the Master Builder again."

October 26, 2018 |ARCHICAD Earthworld Architects

André Eksteen, Director of Earthworld Architects in South Africa, speaks about the changing role of the architect as the holder and integrator of information, and the creator of systems. In this video, learn how Earthworld works with ARCHICAD from the early design phases through construction and interior design.

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ARCHICAD user wins prestigious buildingSMART International Award

October 22, 2018 |ARCHICAD Award buildingSMART

GRAPHISOFT is pleased to announce that Italy-based Minnucci Associati has been recognized by buildingSMART International for its Operations and Maintenance work on the Naples Central Station. The buildingSMART International Awards recognize outstanding work done on built projects that adopt and use bSI standards and solutions.

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ARCHICAD user wins prestigious Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize

October 18, 2018 |ARCHICAD Barclay & Crousse MCHAP

Peru's Barclay & Crousse has won the 2018 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) for its work 'Edificio E' at the University of Piura. Designed using ARCHICAD, the built project was chosen from among 6 notable finalists. Established in 2003, the awards recognize the most distinguished architecture built on the North and South American continents.

GRAPHISOFT to offer insight into Parametric Design & OPEN BIM at annual BILT event

October 8, 2018 |OPEN BIM AEC BILT

GRAPHISOFT will share insights into OPEN BIM and Parametric design at this year’s BILT EUR 2018, October 11-13, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. A kick-off address by Gold Sponsor GRAPHISOFT's Global VP for Marketing, Ákos Pfemeter, will focus on OPEN BIM.

Ákos Karóczkai, GRAPHISOFT's BIM Consultant and Parametric Design expert, will host a workshop entitled: From NURBS to Meshes - Parametric design & BIM, at BILT EUR 2018 on October 11 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Often misunderstood for 'blobby architecture,' Parametric or Computational design is an ever-growing tendency in the AEC industry. Parametric design is about much more than just extraordinary geometry -- it helps make decisions throughout the entire design process. This session will focus on using industry-leading parametric toolset Rhinoceros and Grasshopper to boost the BIM workflow in ARCHICAD through a compelling set of examples and real-life case studies. For an in-depth interview with Ákos Karóczkai, please click here.

BILT is the design, technology and construction industry event of the year, designed to cater to the needs of the BIM community. A conference for users and by users, BILT is the pre-eminent educational and networking opportunity for BIM users worldwide. It is dedicated to the use of BIM tools, processes and workflows and associated software in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.

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2018 Key Client Conference Interviews, Budapest

Although every GRAPHISOFT client is unique, they are all united in their passion for great architecture. Watch the series of interviews conducted with key clients to learn about their outstanding work using ARCHICAD and relationship with GRAPHISOFT.

Oppenheim Architecture (USA)

Degelo Architects (Switzerland)

Fulton Trotter (Australia)

Riverstone Structural Concepts (USA)

ÅWL Architects (Sweden)

JZFZ (China)

DKO (Australia)

Delugan Meissl Associated Architects (Austria)

Aarti Ollila Ristola Arkkitehdit Oy (Finland)

Solibri ARCHICAD 22 link released

October 2, 2018 |ARCHICAD Solibri

GRAPHISOFT announced that Solibri has released the latest version of its widely-adopted ARCHICAD Link extension. As members of the Nemetschek family, Solibri and GRAPHISOFT work closely together to offer customers the very latest benefits in interoperability. The ARCHICAD Link extension allows fast BIM updates and the use of Solibri Model Checker (SMC) while working in a real-time design scenario.

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ARCHICAD Summer School: BIM and boards — surf boards, that is!

October 1, 2018 |ARCHICAD Summer School ACUA

Lisbon was the place to be for ARCHICAD users looking to hone their skills — both in the classroom and on the beach. The recent ARCHICAD Summer School, held September 26-28 in Lisbon, organized by ACUA international, TERNULLOMELO Architects and dreamstudio, attracted some of the best and brightest ARCHICAD users for three days of training, workshops and fun in the sun.

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IFC Reference Guide for ARCHICAD 22

September 24, 2018 |ARCHICAD IFC

Since 1996, GRAPHISOFT has played an active role within the buildingSMART organization, and is always among the first to support the latest IFC (open, neutral data exchange format) standards; ARCHICAD 22 continues this tradition. This free, updated IFC reference guide incorporates the new features of ARCHICAD 22 and is recommended for those professional practices that work closely with other disciplines and want to perform solid, proven model exchange without data loss.

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