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1º Public Administration BIM Awards, Brazil

November 20, 2018 |ARCHICAD BIM Award FARO

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is broadly supported by the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, considering that BIM improves the quality of construction management and enhances productivity. Particularly in the case of the public sector, the BIM awards contribute significantly to making the public procurement process more transparent; thus the announcement of the “1º Public Administration BIM Awards” in the following categories: contractors, educational and designers.

Custom trophies were crafted for the “1º Public Administration BIM Awards” and inspired by two of the most iconic landmarks of Brazilian engineering: the Juscelino Kubitschek bridge and the Cathedral of Brasilia. Both are considered innovative and pioneering Brazilian landmarks due to the revolutionary nature of their designs. The trophies were developed by GRAPHISOFT Brazil in partnership with FARO and SENAI-SP. Using a FARO laser scanner to produce the point cloud, ARCHICAD could create the 3D model and print the awards with a 3D printer.

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ARCHICAD is UK's 'BIM Product of the Year' eighth year in a row

GRAPHISOFT has announced that ARCHICAD 22 has won the prestigious BIM Product of the Year award at the thirteenth annual Construction Computing Magazine Awards in the United Kingdom. This is the eighth year in a row that ARCHICAD has been honored with the top BIM product award. GRAPHISOFT also won Mobile/Field BIM App of the Year for BIMx, its award-winning presentation app.

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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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