Sustainable Building Projects and BIM: 200,000 Sq. Ft. Government Office One of Best in Nation

Federal Center South

Commissioned in the depths of the Great Recession, Federal Center South, the Army Corp of Engineers’ regional headquarters in Seattle, was funded by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. But stimulus money came with big strings attached—namely strenuous requirements that it had to be built very, very quickly and very, very sustainably. So as […]

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Building Simulation: Analyzing Performance Without Breaking Ground… or a Sweat

Bldg Siimulation

Today’s architects and engineers can now analyze building performance early in the design stage thanks to 3D building performance simulation and finite element analysis. Simulation tools allow them to effectively predict building energy performance, sustainability, and green features such as daylighting, as well as performance attributes such as airflow for heating and cooling needs, including […]

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Infrastructure Design: Dewberry Delivers “Purple Pipes” Project using 3D BIM

Purple Pipes

Infrastructure design firm Dewberry recently completed an innovative project, replacing $15 million of pipeline under the Noman Cole Pollution Control Plant in Fairfax, Va Dewberry used several 3D design technologies—including Autodesk 3ds Max, AutoCAD Map 3D, and AutoCAD Civil 3D—to design, plan, and schedule the five-mile “purple pipe” project. Reclaimed water is now distributed in […]

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