GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD Receives IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import Certification

BUDAPEST, September 27, 2013 – GRAPHISOFT announced today another important milestone in its support for Open BIM with ArchiCAD having successfully passed IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import certification. This most recent announcement makes ArchiCAD the only architectural software developer to earn both IFC Coordination View 2.0 Import and Export certification.

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Why Open BIM?

Why Open BIM? It is a simple question 😉

Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.

Why is it important?
Open BIM supports a transparent, open workflow, allowing project members to participate regardless of the software tools they use.

Open BIM creates a common language for widely referenced processes, allowing industry and government to procure projects with transparent commercial engagement, comparable service evaluation and assured data quality.

Open BIM provides enduring project data for use throughout the asset life–cycle, avoiding multiple input of the same data and consequential errors.

Small and large (platform) software vendors can participate and compete on system independent, ‘best of breed’ solutions.

Open BIM energizes the online product supply side with more exact user demand searches and delivers the product data directly into the BIM.

More Info:
http://buildingsmart.com/openbim/partners

Build London Live 2012 | an Open BIM event

 
 
 
 
Announcing Build London Live, 2012 Edition – May 21st through 23rd

48 hours to make design work for the London

Building on the global success of Build London Live design events in 2008 and 2009, Asite and AEC3, in conjunction with BuildingSMART are happy to announce Build London Live, 2012 Edition.

Event Dates

This is a 48 hour virtual design collaboration starting on Monday, May 21st 2012 – Noon BST and running through to a finish on Wednesday, May 23rd 2012 – Noon BST. The concluding press conference, also delivered online via webinar, will be hosted at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) hedquarters in London.

What is a BUILD LIVE Event?

New technology is revolutionising the way buildings are designed and how the public can be engaged in the process. Via the power of cloud-based collaborative working and international developments in interoperability, Build London Live shows the power of these new paradigms for architecture, engineering, planning and construction. Through cloud-based collaboration the event is open to world wide participation.

The Challenge

On May 21st – Noon BST, a specially chosen and internationally recognisable site in London will be announced, along with a brief for a significant multi-use development. All the key information will be published in interoperable formats. Teams will be free to exploit any interoperable technology and to add updates to a public collaboration-site. All visitors will be free to comment.

The launch will coincide with the start of the buildingSMART International executive sessions in London.  A short live presentation will be made after the initial keynote speech, to brief the delegates. Teams will be asked to develop an outline proposal by midday on the Tuesday.  The event will conclude at midday on Wednesday and will be followed shortly afterwards will presentations to the press and a final jury will make a number of awards with the BuildingSMART International executive as .

Teams

Teams from around the world are invited to register in advance. The timetable is designed to allow people to contribute within their normal working hours or outside, register here: http://buildlondonlive.com/index.php/login2012/

Official website http://www.buildlondonlive.com

OPEN BIM Live Online Seminar

Learn How Open BIM Streamlines Workflow to Save Time & Money!

Rift Architects applied the OPEN BIM™ collaboration workflow to design and build a high-end residential complex in the heart of the Oslo fjord, 40 minutes outside of Oslo, Norway. Nordre Jarlsberg Brygge offers residents an enviable way of life, with islands, reefs, sandy beaches, and fishing all within arm’s reach.

Attend this webinar to:

See how Open BIM’s safe and streamlined workflow ensures seamless collaboration between architects and engineers using products like GRAPHISOFT® ArchiCAD®, Tekla® Structures, and DDS-CAD® MEP,
Learn how Open BIM projects are more easily shared among architects, engineers, builders and clients,
See how Rift Architect’s use of Open BIM saved the client time and money on the Nordre Jarlsberg Brygge project.

For registration please click here: http://www.graphisoft.com/products/archicad/webinars.htm

Open BIM Program for Improved AEC Collaboration

March 13, 2012 — buildingSMART® International, members of the Nemetschek Group, Tekla® and other leading software vendors joined forces to launch a global program to help promote Open BIM collaboration workflows throughout the AEC industry.

Open BIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization and operation of buildings based on open standards and workflows. Open BIM is an initiative of buildingSMART and several leading software vendors using the open buildingSMART Data Model.

The Open BIM approach offers key benefits to the stakeholders of building projects…

Contact points
BuildingSMART International: Chris Groome (cg@buildingsmart.org.uk)

Full press release can be found on www.openbim.com | http://buildingsmart.com/openbim/Open_BIM_Joint%20Announcement.pdf

The Green BIM Blues

If you like OpenBIM blues, you like this one.

The Green BIM Blues
Performed by Beaux Jaxon
All tracks composed & arranged by Beaux Jaxon and Pál Posta.
Additional musicians: Gregory Zeigler, János Mazura, Michael Kentish
Thanks to: Hana Yamazaki, Zsófia Bodon, Borbála Vigh, Viktor Bencsok
© MIREVA STUDIO 2011 – Producer Pál Posta
ETNOFON Studio – János Mazura H.A.E.S.
Photos, production management: Levente Filetóth