Cadalyst Author

Heather Livingston


Cadalyst contributing editor Heather Livingston is a Wichita, Kansas–based freelance writer specializing in design, sustainability, and architectural technology. She also works with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the American Hospital Association.


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Playing CAD and Mouse   1 Dec, 2013
By: Heather Livingston,Robert Green

Cadalyst Labs navigates the maze of input device options for users of 2D and 3D computer-aided design.

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When Buildings Must Perform   29 Nov, 2013
By: Heather Livingston

Technology plays a critical supporting role in architects’ efforts to meet requirements for energy use and occupant comfort.

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Have It Your Way   28 Mar, 2013
By: Heather Livingston

Mass-customization depends on parametric modeling to deliver made-to-order goods in less time and at less cost than one might have ever imagined.

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Lunar Architecture Becomes Feasible with 3D Printing   28 Nov, 2012
By: Heather Livingston

Space may be the next frontier for construction.

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The Community Contributes to Better Architecture and Engineering   18 Oct, 2012
By: Heather Livingston

OpeningDesign and the Open AEC Challenge seek to end isolation and promote collaboration among designers.

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CAD Around the World   5 Aug, 2012
By: Heather Livingston

Tech Trends: Software developers set their sights on China, Brazil, Turkey, and beyond as infrastructure investments spur an increasingly global market.

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CAD at Your Fingertips   7 Jun, 2012
By: Heather Livingston

Handheld devices and a rapidly expanding selection of apps are usurping laptops for access to data from virtually any location. Take CAD into the field for better coordination, collaboration, and presentations.

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BIM vs. GIS   4 Apr, 2012
By: Heather Livingston

Tech Trends: When it comes to managing facilities and infrastructure, which technology provides the information that you need in the way you need it? The answer might be: both.

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Get 'Em While They're Young   19 Jan, 2012
By: Heather Livingston

The latest efforts to shore up the nation's engineering base start with instilling a love for math, science, and technology long before students reach college.

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MCAD Tech News (#320)   12 Jan, 2012
By: Heather Livingston

Mass-Produced Design: Trendy crowdsourcing is fueling product innovation — and the disapproval of some professionals.

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