BIM-GIS workflow announced
HONG KONG, May 4, 2018 – Mr. Peter Koncz, Sales Manager for Hong Kong & Macau at GRAPHISOFT Asia has revealed the BIMx-VGIS add-on, result of a joint partnership started in 2015 with local partner Global Virtual Design and Construction. The BIMx-VGIS add-on enables the integration of GIS utilities data into the ARCHICAD BIM environment and allows bi-directional workflow between the mobile BIMx viewer app and VHSmart, GVDC's cloud based facility management system.
BIM for Large Design Firms
We have interviewd Mr William Cheung, director at LWK, about their successful implementation of BIM with ARCHICAD and how it is used for the early desing stage or to comply with the stringent plan submission regulations of Hong Kong.
LWK & Partners is a multinational architectural practice with over 800 staff, providing architectural services through its offices in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, Chongqing, Macau and Philippines.
BIM empowering SME Architecture
Enzyme is a Hong Kong based power user of ARCHICAD, who are specialised in architecture and BIM consultancy. Watch the cinematic style introduction made by our GRAPHISOFT colleagues in Hong Kong.
GRAPHISOFT's 'By Design' series wins multiple awards for excellence
GRAPHISOFT's original digital content series "By Design, Season 1" as been recognized for Highest Social Media Engagement by Architectural Record, received a Gold Award for Best Branded Content Series from the Summit International Awards (SIA) and another Gold Award for Marketing Effectiveness from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA). By Design, Season 1 captured the emerging stories of architects and industry professionals as they execute visionary ideas and share the processes that improve their workflow and support their creativity. By Design, Season 2 examines how architects, educators and users have relied on ARCHICAD to evolve with technological advances.
"Radically improved façade design"
According to BIM influencer, Lachmi Khemlani, "ARCHICAD continues to have a 'wow' factor in every release and for ARCHICAD 22, it is undoubtedly the revamped Curtain Wall tool, which has been so dramatically improved from previous versions that it seems brand-new even though it is not. Not only does it make façade design a lot easier, it also makes it much more fun, which is significant because in this age of BIM and VDC, the fun factor in practicing architecture seems to have all but disappeared." Lachmi's review of ARCHICAD 22 also covers the other new features and enhancements as well.
GRAPHISOFT hosts 7th global Key Client Conference
GRAPHISOFT recently wrapped up a seventh global Key Client Conference in Budapest, bringing together 400 clients and colleagues from around the world. The main event of KCC 2018 was the live-streamed world premiere of ARCHICAD 22.
The latest version of GRAPHISOFT’s award-winning BIM software improves the architectural design and documentation workflow for building façades. Key clients were invited to present examples of their best work and offer their vision for the future of BIM in their own markets and beyond.
Several clients weighed in on their KCC experience. Watch the video about their experiences here.
ARCHICAD 22 wins Architosh BEST OF SHOW - BIM Category award
Architosh has announced its 2018 AIA National BEST of SHOW honors for the national convention and expo in New York City, New York. ARCHICAD 22 was recognized for pushing the possibilities of curtain wall design in BIM today. “The fluidity and elegance that ARCHICAD 22 implemented in the curtain wall toolset was very impressive,” said Anthony Frausto-Robledo, AIA, LEED AP. “The deepening connection to core BIM element tool chains to the leading algorithmic design software is just the most visible achievement,” he adds, “but lurking behind the surface is continued leading edge programming skills with the integration of ‘machine learning’ into ARCHICAD 22 for the benefit of the user.”
Architecture, Technology and Innovation. Review Of KCC2018 In Budapest
Eugenio Fontan of enyzme architects in Hong Kong has written a detailed review of his firm's experience at this year's Key Client Conference in Budapest.
As return guests of the KCC, Eugenio's thoughts are particularly interesting as they relate to the evolution of BIM in a rapidly changing industry.
Major hospital development in Australia designed using ARCHICAD
The Sunshine Coast University Hospital in Queensland is the largest, non-replacement greenfield hospital built in Australia in the past 25 years. Challenges surrounding the completion requirements of the project made it necessary for the designers and engineers to think out of the box when it came to working with a variety of stakeholders. Architectural firm HDR's recommendation to employ IFC to overcome these challenges was initially met with skepticism. The client didn't believe that an IFC-based “open” workflow could handle a project of this size and scope. However, HDR proved that combining ARCHICAD and dROFUS was the best way to deliver a project of this magnitude.