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How Technology can Help Predict and Prevent the Impact of Hurricanes

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The financial impact of flooding on U.S. coastal cities is crippling and with rising sea levels and coastal populations, it’s anticipated to get much worse. When Hurricane Sandy hit coastal New Jersey and New York in 2012, it caused an astonishing $70 billion in damages. One of the worst affected areas was New York City, where the East River overflowed its banks ... Read More »

New Mobile App Makes it Easy to Handover BIM Data to Facilities Managers

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New mobile-first solution uses BIM 360 Field data to help owners realize operating potential of their buildings BIM is great for the design and construction of buildings (and infrastructure projects) but BIM data offers just as much value to facilities managers after the project is complete. These are the people who are responsible for the majority of a building’s costs ... Read More »

Sustainable Building and BIM: Massive Government Office One of Best in Nation

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By Zach Mortice Commissioned in the depths of the Great Recession, Federal Center South, the Army Corp of Engineers’ regional headquarters in Seattle, was funded by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. But stimulus money came with big strings attached—namely strenuous requirements that it had to be built very, very quickly and very, very sustainably. So as part of ... Read More »

How to Use View Filters for Other View Types in Revit

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By Chris Perry, CADSoft Consulting Color schemes are a great visual tool in views to highlight or callout specific criteria of information in the view, generally used in plan-type views.   But, color schemes are based on parameters of room, space, zone, duct, pipe and area categories.  If a “color scheme” is needed for information other than listed, you can ... Read More »

Net-Zero U.S. Cities and Communities are Here Already

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By Jonathan Rowe Today, more than half of the world’s population calls a city home. And over the next few decades, that number is projected to rise. From an environmental perspective, cities are already responsible for the majority of the planet’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. To meaningfully battle climate change and stay within our carbon budget, getting things ... Read More »

Lynn Allen’s Top 5 AutoCAD Tips for Government Users

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A few weeks ago Autodesk evangelist and Cadalyst contributor, Lynn Allen, joined our partners DLT Solutions and CADD Microsystems for a government seminar in Washington, D.C. In addition to sharing her insights on future design trends, Lynn also presented her ever-popular AutoCAD Tips and Tricks. We caught up with Lynn afterwards for a quick chat and asked her: “What are ... Read More »

Lynn Allen on the Future of Design

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A few weeks ago Autodesk evangelist and Cadalyst contributor, Lynn Allen, joined our partners DLT Solutions and CADD Microsystems for a government seminar in Washington, D.C. In addition to presenting her AutoCAD tips and tricks, Lynn shared her insights on future design trends. We caught up with her afterwards for a quick chat and asked Lynn: “What are the top ... Read More »

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