Sustainability Articles

ARCHICAD at Phil-AIA-delphia 2016

ARCHICAD at Phil-AIA-delphia 2016

One would be hard-pressed to list all the many good reasons to attend this year’s AIA Convention – but I’m willing to take up the challenge with some thoughts on the subject. To keep things tidy, though, I’m going to focus on one particular fun aspect of the convention per blog post.

Energy Modeling with ARCHICAD

Energy Modeling with ARCHICAD

Beth Brant, Director of Sustainability and designer at DSGN, completed documentation on a Dallas Fire Station project. Brant developed a presentation using the built-in energy modeling tools found in ARCHICAD on the project, which had construction drawings in place....
Checking Back In with Solera Studios

Checking Back In with Solera Studios

Back in March of this year we brought you the story of a (pending certification) Passive House built in South Carolina. The post about David Bitter’s design and how he used ArchiCAD to manage the Passive House design, requirements and data received quite a bit...
Bridging Miles Over the BIM Server, Soltani + leClercq

Bridging Miles Over the BIM Server, Soltani + leClercq

The duo team of Soltani+leClercq is managing a project located thousands of miles away by taking full advantage of the BIM Server in ArchiCAD. The building contains seven apartment units, with those on the uppermost floors set up like villas, with each unit featuring an ample terrace. By all estimates, if the project continues to move forward on schedule, the building should be completed and ready for tenants in January of next year.

Renovate, Innovate, Update – CORE and the Mount Pleasant Library

Renovate, Innovate, Update – CORE and the Mount Pleasant Library

The Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded a single government grant totaling $682,000 which paid for the construction of four public libraries. One of the last Carnegie libraries built in the United States using that grant is the Mount Pleasant Library in Washington, DC. The Mount Pleasant Library was originally built in 1925, and was recently renovated and expanded by DC-based architecture/design firm CORE using ArchiCAD.

The Mount Pleasant Library was recognized for design excellence by the DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects with an Honor Award, Unbuilt Category 2009 and the American Institute of Architects DC Chapter, Merit Award for Historic Resources, 2013.

In addition, the Library is seeking LEED Certification for environmentally-friendly design.

Pen Sets, Part Five: Babysteps to Energy Analysis

Pen Sets, Part Five: Babysteps to Energy Analysis

If you are just joining us, this is the fifth post in my Pen Sets series. Posts one through three are from Shoegnome and reference mostly ArchiCAD 11. Post Four was recently published on BIM Engine and updates my theories for ArchiCAD 17 (and everything else I’ve learned since 2011).

EcoDesigner STAR

EcoDesigner STAR

GRAPHISOFT has developed another tool for your BIM toolbox. This tool – the EcoDesigner STAR – creates a streamlined energy analysis workflow. Essentially – architects can use their ArchiCAD BIM as a Building Energy Model (BEM). GRAPHISOFT partnered with StruSoft...
EcoDesigner STAR – Day One

EcoDesigner STAR – Day One

My brain hurts. And I am reminded of the graphs I drew over at Shoegnome on why people fail at BIM. Take a quick moment and read it. Then come back here. Read it? Good. Because we’re about to embark on a many month adventure into BEM (Building Energy Modeling)....
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