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.
ARCHICAD 22 debuts at AIA national conference
GRAPHISOFT will demonstrate ARCHICAD 22 at the 2018 Conference on Architecture (Booth 1057) scheduled for June 21-23 at the Javits Center in New York, NY. “Laser focus on the architect’s day-to-day experience as they design drives this new version of ARCHICAD forward,” explains Tracey Gatland, General Manager for GRAPHISOFT North America.
“We have enhanced the Façade Design workflow so that each step an architect takes on a project, from concept through design development to documentation supporting local standards is 100% BIM and never interferes with creativity.”
GRAPHISOFT ships ARCHICAD 22
GRAPHISOFT announced today that ARCHICAD 22’s global rollout process has begun. The latest version of ARCHICAD improves the architectural design and documentation workflow for building façades. In addition, ARCHICAD 22 introduced significant improvements to its construction modeling, information management and 2D performance.
ARCHICAD Spain sponsors Architecture and Wine event in Madrid
GRAPHISOFT (ARCHICAD España) is a proud sponsor of a temporary exhibition of Hungarian artist, Victor Vasarely, taking place at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid on June 21. The event will include a round table discussion with the participation of Spanish and Hungarian architects and winemakers, a wine tasting, and a visit to the exhibit.
Image credit: Victor Vasarely, ‘Feny,’ Detail, 1973
Colección Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza © Victor Vasarely, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018
House 15: A BIM-integrated design process
The architects at HCF and Associates in Singapore have used this residential project to implement a BIM-integrated design process. From conception to construction, BIM has not only proven to minimize time and resource consumption, it has also had a positive impact on the architects' thought process and productive mindset.
Image credit: Living Room - House 15 © HCF and Associates Rendering: CineRender and Photoshop
The new benefits of designing with BIM
GRAPHISOFT North America's new course is live online and appearing in the print version of ARCHITECTURAL RECORD this month. The course is approved for AIA HSW education credits; it’s also approved by many other trade organizations. The objective of the course is to improve productivity, safety, creativity and collaboration with the new tools and enhanced functionality now available.
Image credit: GRAPHISOFT HQ Building / Architect: Építész Stúdió, www.epstudio.hu