ARCHICAD Connection Add-In for Autodesk Revit

  The GRAPHISOFT connection is a free add in for Autodesk Revit applications. The add in improves further the IFC model-based and bi-directional data exchange in an OPEN* format. The new add-in not only updates previous add-ins for the latest Revit applications, but also contains some new functions. Improved IFC Import - imports IFC models to Revit using extra... more

OpenBIM data for Facilities Management

Guest Bloggers Rob Jackson and Ben Wallbank look at how clients need to focus on the long term benefits of data for their assets. Introduction The UK Government has defined three deliverables for publicly procured projects. These are PDF, native models and COBie (see diagram below). PAS 1192-2:2013 sets out the process for the production of these deliverables. Key to PAS 1192-2 is... more

The Bradford College – ARCHICAD 19 Signature Building

The Bradford College David Hockney Building’s design is centered around the College’s vision of creating a space that encourages and supports innovative forms of teaching and learning. Project background In 2008, the College embarked upon a comprehensive redevelopment strategy funded by the Learning and Skills Council. In 2009, the LSC withdrew the funds and the College was... more

BIM Conference 2015

Applecore Designs are delighted to inform you that we will again be a supporter of the BIM Conference. This year's event will be held on Thursday 11 June 2015. Returning for a fourth successive year and with the UK government requiring collaborative 3D BIM on all its projects by 2016, the BIM Conference 2015 will concentrate on BIM Implementation. With clear, accurate and... more

Discover Smart BIM

As an SME within the construction sector, it is highly likely your business is already involved in or looking at the process of BIM (Building Information Modelling), including the management or supply of data. Graphisoft Connect invites you to the free ‘Discover Smart BIM’ event on Tuesday 14 October 2014 providing awareness, appreciation and application of BIM. Delegates... more

COBie trials: industry gives feedback

Phase 2 of the COBie field trials is nearing completion. A half-day event at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London on 12 November, chaired by Jeff Stephens of the buildingSMART User Group, heard the experience of industry participants and the preliminary findings. What started as a ‘proof of concept’ back in 2012 has blossomed into a hands-on trial using a live building... more

OPEN BIM Network and buildingSMART UK&I Merger

After several months of discussions, the OPEN BIM Network and buildingSMART UK&I have officially announced combined operations. These will in particular focus on the development of the close relationship between the OPEN BIM Network and buildingSMART UK&I’s USER GROUP. The group will capitalise on the rising synergy between the activities of the OPEN BIM Network and... more