Online Advent Calendar 2020

Our Online Advent Calendar 2020 will be available from Tuesday 1 December to start your countdown to Christmas. For many, an advent calendar is a daily treat of chocolate. For us, it is a more healthy helping of offers, tips and more to thank and assist our clients and prospects during this challenging year. See what we have in store for you EVERY SINGLE DAY until 25 December... more

Cyber Monday 2020

The last official day of a long, deal-heavy weekend, Cyber Monday or Applecore Blue Monday as we like to call it (30 November this year) gives you a chance to buy items on your shopping list from the comfort of your working environment. Despite not officially celebrating Thanksgiving, the UK has embraced this US shopping tradition in the last few years and Cyber Monday has become one... more

SustainABILITY in Design CPD – The Role of Passive Design

In 2019 the UK Government committed to reducing the UK’s total carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. This followed the 2017 industrial strategy which included the Clean Growth Challenge and led to the mission to at least halve the energy use of all new buildings by 2030. The implementation of Passive Design will help meet these goals. Address the challenges To meet these... more

Construction Computing Awards 2020

The Construction Computing Awards (also known as The Hammers) showcase and reward the technology, tools, and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance, and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing, and civil engineering projects of all sizes. Results are determined by Construction Computing Magazine reader votes and decisions by a panel... more

A Good Time to Make the Switch to Archicad

Since July, hundreds of design studios in the UK have taken advantage of GRAPHISOFT’s furlough your software costs programme providing free commercial use of Archicad 24 Teamwork and BIMcloud free for 6 months. Micro, small, medium and large studios of architects, technologists, surveyors, interior design and other building designers can take advantage of the programme with... more

Archicad free for 6 months. Make the Switch.

Archicad and BIMcloud. Free for 6 months. Make the Switch. Since July, hundreds of design studios in the UK have taken advantage of GRAPHISOFT’s furlough your software costs programme providing free commercial use of their award winning model-based design and BIM authoring software, Archicad 24. Design teams have also received BIMcloud, a hosted, real-time collaboration platform... more

Channel Partner of the Year Finalist

Applecore Designs Limited are pleased to be named a finalist at the Construction Computing Awards, nominated as ‘Channel Partner of the Year 2020’ for the sixth successive year. With 2020 being a tough and challenging year for everyone, the construction industry has shown to be one of the most critical sectors in the country - being one of the first groups to dive back into... more

Algorithmic Design and PARAM-O

Algorithmic Design enables the modelling complex geometries that would otherwise be quite a challenge using manual design tools. Using sets of instructions, algorithmic design has the ability to execute these challenging tasks, meaning the design can be manipulated through variable parameters. Algorithmic Design in Building Design Algorithmic Design is not simply the use of computer... more

Supporting designers during COVID with free Archicad

As a GRAPHISOFT partner, Applecore Designs would like to share the many ways we have jointly been helping studios throughout COVID-19 and the transition period after Brexit. During lockdown, Zoom discarded the 40 minute time limit for free basic account holders, which in turn, helped schools continue teaching their students throughout , and also made it easier for friends and family... more

Archicad 24 and NBS Chorus ‘Small Works’

NBS Chorus is a cloud-based platform, that allows building industry professionals to create specifications. NBS Chorus for Small Works is a brand-new package created specifically for architects, engineers and designers who write specifications for smaller works and projects. Providing you have an internet connection and web browser, NBS Chorus will work on any capable device,... more