Archinect - Press Release 2016-07-29T01:55:19-04:00 Adopting Scan to BIM for As Built is a Good Practice Bhushan Avsatthi 2016-07-29T00:59:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T00:59:00-04:00 <p><a title="" href="" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p><strong>Implementing Sustainable and Efficient Construction Practices with Point Cloud to BIM</strong></p><p>Laser scanning is getting ever so popular in the building design and construction industry, especially for large scale expansion, renovation, building restoration and retrofitting projects.</p><p>In addition to these, using Scan to BIM to upgrade a facility into a sustainable high performance building is also gaining pace. The cost of renovation can be offset by reduced construction and material cost of new shell. Marked environmental benefits are registered as the raw materials needed for upgrading building are less than brand new construction.</p><p><strong>Scan to BIM enables an Interactive engagement with existing environment:</strong></p><ul><li>As built structures can be upgraded from existing conditions into smart structures.</li><li>Campuses can be integrated into an integrated network.</li><li>The focus is not just individual structures, a holistic system review and management is possible.</li></ul><p><strong>Benefits of Scan to BIM across project life-cycle:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Pre Design a...</strong></p> AEC Firms aspiring to be a Fortune 500 company should Adopt BIM Bhushan Avsatthi 2016-07-29T00:56:25-04:00 >2016-07-29T00:56:25-04:00 <p>The building information modeling market is expected to grow from a market share of $2640.12 million in 2013 to $8646.47 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 16.72%. This market is growing rapidly in many segments and applications with some of the fast growth applications likely to double by 2020 in terms of market shares.</p><p>AEC firms aspiring to grow need to understand that growth is never by mere chances. Instead, to get in to the list of Fortune 500 companies, they will have to put in rigorous efforts in the right direction. The architectural engineering and construction industry has realized that adopting BIM can and has certainly driven a lot of AEC firms towards success.</p><p><strong>Is BIM only for Architects and Engineers?</strong></p><p>No, it is important that professionals including contractors, subcontractors, surveyors, manufacturers and facility managers in addition to Architects and Engineers, who need to collaborate in order to streamline workflows and ensure that the entire process of design, construction ...</p> A Closer Look: Lambert Architecture Head Stuart McCormick Looks at ‘What Can Be’ lambertai 2016-07-28T10:48:44-04:00 >2016-07-29T01:22:47-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Triad Business Journal, Robert Lopez (freelance contributor)<br>Jul 15, 2016, 6:00am EDT</p><p>As an architect, Stuart McCormick says he looks &ldquo;at what can be,&rdquo; not &ldquo;what is.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s all about possibilities,&rdquo; he said.</p><p>At the moment, &ldquo;what is&rdquo; is a fairly conventional office environment - suspended ceilings, fluorescent lights, gray carpet, white walls, along with a few empty cubicles.</p><p>McCormick is president of Lambert Architecture + Interiors, which recently moved into the Journal Building in downtown Winston-Salem.</p><p>The firm right now occupies only a small portion of the second floor, most of which sits empty. But as McCormick looks through the space, he describes &ldquo;what can be.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re looking at really trying to open the space up,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Remove the suspended drop ceilings, expose the ceiling structure and the ductwork. And, right now the space is sort of divided up into cells and perimeter offices. But our offices will be almost entirely open. No one will really have a private office, myself in...</p> Choosing the Right Outsourcing Partner for 3d Rendering services Rathodjay 2016-07-28T00:49:59-04:00 >2016-07-28T00:52:23-04:00 <p>In order for the businesses to generate new businesses, one of the most efficient tool that is available is lead generation. Lead generation, in the most layman terms is the process in sales that deals with figuring out potential clients and the strategies to make them attracted to the company products and services. In order to do this, the firm has to roll out various lead campaigns. There are various call centre&nbsp;that are based in India that generate best quality business leads for their clients that usually turn out to be pretty effective.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>When the businesses hire the call&nbsp;centre&nbsp;or outsourcing services providers, they get the advantage of&nbsp;having an experienced professional working for them. In order to get a stable growth for the business, it is important to increase the sales. Especially for the 3D rendering services provider. In order to get the best of the best services, and the most professional looking 3D rendering services, you would be able to generate much better sales lea...</p> Scope of Architectural Design Services Rathodjay 2016-07-28T00:39:33-04:00 >2016-07-28T00:40:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="151" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If we look at the present scenario of all major real estate industry sectors like engineering, architecture, construction, etc, we see that there is an increasing demand for good CAD design services outsourcing provider.<img alt="" src=""></p><p>One of the major softwares that the outsourcing partners utilize to provide high quality CAD design services is&nbsp;Auto-CAD. Utilizing high end softwares, the team of professionals are able to produce timely, cost&nbsp;effective, and photorealistic computer aided designing services. Most entrepreneurs now a days utilize services of some of the best <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>CAD Outsourcing Services</strong></a> providers to complete their business goals in a much better way. The professional outsourcing agents would help the firm convert their hand drawn or blue book designs in fast, editable designs. Unlike the traditional design, the CAD designs would be editable and any change in any place would lead to automatic change in all the other dimensions automatically. This saves huge time, efforts and cost for the f...</p> 10 Interior Design Ideas, Neighbors Envy and Owners Pride Bhushan Avsatthi 2016-07-27T03:11:17-04:00 >2016-07-27T03:11:17-04:00 <p>A beautiful home, is what each one of us aspires to have. Whether it is a huge mansion or a small apartment, our focus always remains the living room couch, the bed and stylish storage. However; great interior design is always about the details.</p><p><strong>Here are 10 interior design ideas that will turn your house into your dream home and anyone who visits will surely go:</strong></p><p>a) WOW with wonder<br>b) Green with envy.</p><p>Here we go...</p><p><strong>1. Nature within the walled space</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The trees, birds, flowers plants and the shrubs, they all bring in life. So bring some elements of nature into your interiors. It can be anywhere, the living room, bathroom, across the passages, or at the patio. You can also do this by using bonsai trees, real rustic branches, flower decorations, artificial indoor ponds etc.</p><p><strong>2. Wall stickers and decals</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Using wall stickers is probably the most affordable and easiest way to brighten up your home interiors and give spaces a character of their own. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>3. Lighting Design</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Lighting is one of the most import...</p> Sustainability - Where Design Meets Nature Bhushan Avsatthi 2016-07-27T03:09:50-04:00 >2016-07-27T03:09:50-04:00 <p>Sustainability has taken the center stage, whether it is architecture design, furniture design, product design or machine design. Sustainable Designs have become the prime driver of innovation.</p><p>Sustainable Building Designs that includes Energy efficiency, carbon footprints, downsizing, design optimization etc are all the buzzwords that every client will ask about. <strong>Sustainability has become significant, so much that even hotels are being rated based on the energy efficiency quotient.</strong></p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">BIM and Sustainable Design</a></strong> are becoming popular as today people understand that, for the modern world, it is important to live closer and in sync with nature instead of harshly objectifying things. This is why several environment friendly designs have been introduced and absorbed by the architecture design, interior design and exterior design, fraternity.</p><p>However, architecture and design is all about innovation, and while the industry celebrates a new concept it is always open and makes scope for innovation...</p> Vertical Architecture Designs set to Redefine Construction Industry Bhushan Avsatthi 2016-07-26T03:18:21-04:00 >2016-07-26T03:18:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Development of high rises and sky scrapers means huge investments; it also means that there is a lot at stake and hence Architects, engineers and contractors need to amp up project management work so that such large scale building development may be handled well. This can be done by leveraging the use of technology. Technology such as BIM, energy modeling, <a href="" target="_blank">architectural 3D modeling and rendering</a> for design communication and support of experts led structural design and detailing can help.</p><p><strong>Developing architecture vertically - Worldwide</strong></p><p>Currently, in major cities across the world, one problem is common and omnipresent &ndash; it is the space crunch. To create more space for residence, business and other such purposes, the trend of developing properties vertically - is on rise. Moreover, construction of skyscrapers and tall buildings has become a symbol of pride. High rises have now become a style statement for architectural design and building development.</p><p>In fact - cities like Dubai, New-York,...</p> BIM Adoption - Why Contractors Should Have Affirmative Approach? Bhushan Avsatthi 2016-07-26T03:02:47-04:00 >2016-07-26T03:02:47-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href=";t=M2VkNDA0ODQ2OTExNTdmMDg1YWQwOTEzMTljNzJkYjE1MDdjZmU4NyxKWEs0ZVNMMA%3D%3D" target="_blank">Building information modeling</a> can be really useful to contractors, however making the right use of information, and populating 3D models with new level of details is important.</p><p>So what kind of information can it be? Well! For 10 different components that an architect sees, the contractor sees 100 different components and also the material of these components and how they come together to couple into a single component. To put it in a single word, &lsquo;Constructability&rsquo; is what a contractor is concerned with- and the purpose is to make BIM 4D and BIM 5D i.e. construction scheduling and <a href="" target="_blank">cost estimation</a> easy and efficient.</p><p><strong>What is a 3D constructible model?</strong></p><p>Lack of details can limit the way a contractor can use a 3D model to improve productivity and increase profitability. A 3D constructible model contains in depth details about how a particular component can be constructed; it can help a contractor understand and investigate how each sub assembly and assembly is built and how it has an impact...</p> Orange County Register Article Chris Coonan 2016-07-25T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T13:27:00-04:00 <p>New address</p><p>Oculus Architecture LTD has moved its headquarters to 1901 Newport Blvd., No. 300, in Costa Mesa. The firm offers design and engineer-ing services; it has smaller offices in Walnut Creek, Chi-cago and Omaha, Neb.</p><p>Transactions</p><p>Coldwell Banker Com-</p> Dekker/Perich/Sabatini signs AIA 2030 Commitment nataliesdps 2016-07-25T11:50:43-04:00 >2016-07-25T11:50:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Dekker/Perich/Sabatini</a> (D/P/S) design firm has signed the AIA 2030 Commitment, a national initiative taking steps to advance the goal of carbon neutral buildings.</p><p>&ldquo;Sustainability has always been an integral part of D/P/S&rsquo;s design process,&rdquo; said Dale Dekker, Founding Principal at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini. &ldquo;Our commitment to AIA 2030 further challenges us to develop and promote strategies that elevate the industry and create responsible and healthy buildings for our communities.&rdquo;</p><p>D/P/S&rsquo;s initial efforts will focus on expanding use of early energy modeling. Energy models compare energy use of different design scenarios based on basic information &ndash; square footage, building type and orientation &ndash; and can reduce energy use by 20 percent, according to the <a href="" target="_blank">AIA&rsquo;s 2013 Progress Report</a>. AIA 2030 firms participate in energy modeling and reporting to evaluate projects and track energy performance on a national level.</p><p>&ldquo;Establishing firm-wide energy modeling and reporting processes has the potential to...</p> Role of Architectural Design in Building Healthcare Facilities of the Future Bhushan Avsatthi 2016-07-25T05:06:43-04:00 >2016-07-25T05:06:43-04:00 <p>Over the past few years, design has become more than just about aesthetics. Design is now actively considered to be an effective tool for problem solving. <strong>In the aftermath of the recent mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the architectural community has been abuzz with discussion on whether architecture can help increase safety in such situations, and how?</strong> The origins of this discussion though, can be traced to the 2016 Venice Biennale curated by Pritzker Prize winner Alejandro Aravena, which is titled Reporting from the Front, and sees architecture&rsquo;s role evolving as a response to the problems of the world.</p><p>Problem solving however, need not be limited to being a response to the extreme situations. It can also be, and often is, a pre-emptive measure entrenched in the idea of planning and preparing for the future with its changing dynamic. Aesthetic sensibilities and preferences change over time. In architecture, design that adds value to its surroundings in the ...</p> 3D building models bring more sustainability into construction - Thanks to BIM Bhushan Avsatthi 2016-07-25T04:43:24-04:00 >2016-07-25T04:43:38-04:00 <p>If ancient architects and engineers would have had BIM or <a href="" target="_blank">Building information modeling</a> at their disposal; leaning tower of Pisa would look as in the image below. &nbsp;In fact, the world would have been deprived of a marvelous architectural wonder!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Earlier, when construction industry was akin to bricks and mortar; pen and paper - Buildings were mainly designed using conventional 2D drawings. These drawings were highly prone to errors and miscalculations; which usually were discovered only when foundations were laid - Every time, you cannot expect a &lsquo;leaning tower of Pisa&rsquo; from such miscalculations; sometimes, or let&rsquo;s say most of the time, the results are disastrous!</p><p>However, this scene has changed entirely - Thanks to advance digital technology - the days of burying your heads in the rolled up and complex blueprints are now a past.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Image Source</a></p><p>Building information modelling (BIM) is the process which uses a collection of building data that digitally builds a 3D model of the finished produ...</p> Applications of BIM in Construction Projects Bhushan Avsatthi 2016-07-25T04:23:31-04:00 >2016-07-25T04:25:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Why is there still some kind of reluctance in adopting BIM in the private sector - even as BIM has a proven track record of the numerous benefits it imparts?</strong></p><p>This is because BIM seems like a huge investment to the clients, and they want the early adopters to first set the stage for them.</p><p><strong>However, is it advisable to wait for so long - to wait till everyone else adopts BIM - is it a good business strategy?</strong>&nbsp;I think it is not! Late adopters might lack the BIM experience their competitors may have gained and hence lose good projects and business opportunities.</p><p>To gain trust and adopt BIM it is important to understand that BIM will transform the way you manage your project. The returns of this investment are not limited to better visualization or better cost estimation or just having a good documentation for your project.</p><p><strong>There are various applications of BIM across the construction project lifecycle - these include:</strong></p><p><strong>Construction Scheduling:</strong>&nbsp;Building information modeling enables powerful visua...</p> IONS DESIGN | Best Interior Design Company In Dubai | Sitting & Majlis design collection IONSDESIGN 2016-07-25T02:45:41-04:00 >2016-07-25T02:45:41-04:00 <p>IONS DESIGN Dubai, UAE , Interior design in Dubai , UAE...We offer interior design service for villas, residential design, retail designs , office designs &amp; many more...<br>check our website for more information&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;| tel : +971 4 454 2675 |&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> IONS DESIGN | Best Interior Design Company In Dubai | Dining design collection IONSDESIGN 2016-07-25T02:45:13-04:00 >2016-07-25T02:45:13-04:00 <p>IONS DESIGN Dubai, UAE , Interior design in Dubai , UAE...We offer interior design service for villas, residential design, retail designs , office designs &amp; many more...<br>check our website for more information&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;| tel : +971 4 454 2675 |&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> IONS DESIGN | Best Interior Design Company In Dubai | Bathroom design collection IONSDESIGN 2016-07-25T02:44:38-04:00 >2016-07-25T02:44:38-04:00 <p>IONS DESIGN Dubai, UAE , Interior design in Dubai , UAE...We offer interior design service for villas, residential design, retail designs , office designs &amp; many more...<br>check our website for more information&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;| tel : +971 4 454 2675 |&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> IONS DESIGN |DUBAI INTERIOR DESIGNER | Bedroom design collection IONSDESIGN 2016-07-25T02:43:57-04:00 >2016-07-25T02:43:57-04:00 <p>IONS DESIGN Dubai, UAE , Interior design in Dubai , UAE...We offer interior design service for villas, residential design, retail designs , office designs &amp; many more...<br>check our website for more information&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;| tel : +971 4 454 2675 |&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> IONS DESIGN | Best Interior Design Company In Dubai | Lobby / Halls design collection IONSDESIGN 2016-07-25T02:42:41-04:00 >2016-07-25T02:42:41-04:00 <p>&nbsp;IONS DESIGN Dubai, UAE , Interior design in Dubai , UAE...We offer interior design service for villas, residential design, retail designs , office designs &amp; many more...<br>check our website for more information <a href="" target="_blank"></a> | tel : +971 4 454 2675 | <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> IONS DESIGN | TOP INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM IN DUBAI | Architecture design collection IONSDESIGN 2016-07-25T02:41:30-04:00 >2016-07-25T02:41:30-04:00 <p>&nbsp;IONS DESIGN Dubai, UAE , Interior design in Dubai , UAE...We offer interior design service for villas, residential design, retail designs , office designs &amp; many more...<br>check our website for more information <a href="" target="_blank"></a> | tel : +971 4 454 2675 | <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Wildomar Shopping Center Chris Coonan 2016-07-22T21:13:43-04:00 >2016-07-22T21:13:43-04:00 <p>Oculus Architects is engaged in the design of a shopping center in the City of Wildomar.&nbsp; The firm and client gained Planning Commission Approval for the project in May, the project is now in construction documents phase.&nbsp; Phase 1 will be under construction later this year, and will be open in mid to late 2017.</p> Artificial Sky Replicates Feeling of Being Outdoors Artificial Sky 2016-07-22T09:49:49-04:00 >2016-07-22T09:49:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>DETROIT, MI, July 22, 2016&nbsp;-- Fans of Harry Potter movies will remember the spectacular magical ceiling in the great hall that emulated the night sky. LED skylight technology has enabled that imaginary ceiling to become a reality, with no size limitations.&nbsp;<br><br>Artificial Sky offers moving clouds, birds flying overhead, sunny blue skies and even dramatic sunrise and sunset scenarios. See the&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">world's largest sky ceiling installation</a>&nbsp;here.<br><br>Why Artificial Sky? A lack of nature is incredibly unhealthy to us both mentally and physically. For more than 150,000 years humans have predominantly lived and worked outside. Being outdoors in and around leaves and trees, lying under a moonlit starry sky, fly fishing on a river, even walking shoeless on a beach, can trigger relaxation responses in the brain. Consider disaffected teenagers dragged reluctantly for a hike in the woods who then actually enjoy it; the breathtaking sensation when you walk barefoot through grass and see the sun dip below the h...</p> Earthquakes Do Not Kill People, Buildings Do - Engineering Buildings That Can Endure Earthquakes Bhushan Avsatthi 2016-07-22T01:45:43-04:00 >2016-07-22T01:46:54-04:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Structural engineers might have often heard of the saying that &lsquo;earthquakes do not kill people, buildings do&rsquo;. It is so true, and we have learnt this the hard way.</p><p>Recently Nepal experienced one of the worst earthquakes. Buildings got razed from the face of earth and there were several casualties reported. While we cannot prevent earthquakes, it is definitely possible to ensure that the damage caused due to this natural disaster is minimal. This is possible via earthquake resistant buildings and cities.</p><p><strong><em>Did you know?</em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Did you know that the Taj Mahal at Agra, a structure designed and developed way back in the 17th century, is an earthquake resistant structure? The monument stands 240 ft tall along the soft riverbed soil for almost four centuries, and even as the recent earthquake caused damage across the entire city of Agra the Taj Mahal remains intact and largely unaffected.</em></strong></p><p><strong>Earthquake resistant structures!!</strong></p><p>These are the structures that are designed to endure earthquakes and tremors. The...</p> Rise and Evolution of 3D Architectural Modeling and Rendering Bhushan Avsatthi 2016-07-22T01:34:05-04:00 >2016-07-22T01:34:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Holistic approach has become the new mantra of architects and engineers worldwide!</strong> Building and construction industry is evolving really fast, and therefore, successful development and assembling of structure depends on an inclusive and process-driven approach.</p><p>Going by these lines, several architects and engineers are increasingly getting inclined towards a much more advanced and state-of-the-art method of <strong><a href="" target="_blank">3D architectural modeling and rendering</a>. </strong></p><p>Computer aided tools are now an inseparable part of the architectural and construction industry &ndash; in fact, we can say that these tools have created a great impact on the efficiency and visualization when it comes to building designs and construction.</p><p>As a matter of fact, these 3D images and model offers extremely fine details for rendering, modeling, texturing along with an excellent light play showing supposed impact of sunlight, any artificial light &nbsp;or even shadows.</p><p>In other words, architectural rendering transforms a design into a 2D or 3...</p> Hanna Abdolahpour Joins Oculus Chris Coonan 2016-07-21T20:00:53-04:00 >2016-07-21T20:00:53-04:00 <p>Hanna joins Oculus at the Orange County office as Designer.&nbsp; Hanna is presently working on a shopping center project located at Clinton &amp; Keith in Wildomar, CA.&nbsp; Oculus Architecture is a growing firm which is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA.&nbsp; Oculus Architecture, since 1998.</p> Le Figaro Veronika Schmid 2016-07-21T14:44:31-04:00 >2016-07-21T14:44:31-04:00 <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Superyacht Times Veronika Schmid 2016-07-21T14:44:14-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:34:58-04:00 <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a>/</p> Ocean of News Veronika Schmid 2016-07-21T14:43:43-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:34:46-04:00 <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a>/</p> Daily Mail Veronika Schmid 2016-07-21T14:43:26-04:00 >2016-07-21T14:43:26-04:00 <p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Die Presse Veronika Schmid 2016-07-21T14:43:04-04:00 >2016-07-21T14:43:04-04:00 <p><a href=";index=2&amp;direct=&amp;_vl_backlink=&amp;popup" target="_blank">;index=2&amp;direct=&amp;_vl_backlink=&amp;popup</a>=</p>