NVDIA newest technology – Maximus – seems to fall in line with how the industry is in “streamline” mode. Whether it be lean construction methods, IPD, or similar, the trend in the AEC industry has a recognizable impetus to make processes more vertical. For technology’s sake, there seems to be no better time to introduce hardware that is aligned with those same goals. As NVDIA’s site presents, the traditional workflow is to design/create, then send…

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Connecting the two sounds like a stretch, right? Taking down the kingpin in a global terrorist operation and keeping your building on budget / on schedule don’t even appear to be living in the same timezone – much less the same ballpark. However, you might be surprised to see what lessons can be learned about executing on your next mission project via the team that ended a 10 year journey to find the world’s most wanted…

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Green costs green; everyone knows it. Energy efficiency = $$$ upfront. Therefore, environmentally friendly aspects of many projects become the first targets on the VE list down the road.  This apprehension isn’t without warrant. Paying it forward with these projects can leave many wary, not knowing the return with much certainty. There are many speculations and little hard research into the rewards to be reaped when being sustainably proactive. Recently, a non-profit out of Germany…

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Last week we posted Nikos Salingros’ article regarding the various ways in which the architect sees the built world different than a non-architect. We weren’t 100% convinced of some of the points made (let’s say 61-73%) — and some reader’s weren’t either. Jacob Werner posted a differing point of view on the situation and offered his points on the subject, as well as a link to another article…

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The following originated at GuernicaMag.com. Disclaimer: Good read – quite long – but an interesting perspective regarding the gulf that typically exists between the architect and non-architect. 

Michael Mehaffy and Nikos A. Salingaros: The Architect Has No Clothes

Why does modern design tend to look so harsh and feel so unhospitable?

1. Seeing the World Differently

Have you ever looked at a bizarre building design and wondered, “What were the architects thinking?” Have…

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