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Michael Dakan


Cadalyst contributing editor Michael L. Dakan, AIA, is an architect, author and independent AEC technology consultant.


News
AEC Tech News #179   5 Oct, 2006
By: Michael Dakan

Has BIM Simply Come to Mean '3D CAD'? Also, tradition stymies electronic distribution of construction drawings

Article
Has BIM Simply Come to Mean '3D CAD'?   5 Oct, 2006
By: Michael Dakan

I've read several articles lately about how architectural firms are flocking to BIM (building information modeling) work methods.

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AEC Tech News #177   21 Sep, 2006
By: Michael Dakan

What's New in Acrobat 8 Professional: Upcoming version of Adobe's PDF software offers improved security, performance with CAD files

Article
What's New in Acrobat 8 Professional   21 Sep, 2006
By: Michael Dakan

On Monday, Adobe revealed plans for the next versions of Acrobat and the newly renamed Acrobat Connect, scheduled to ship in November.

News
AEC Tech News #174   17 Aug, 2006
By: Michael Dakan

National Institute for Building Sciences Standards: The National CAD Standard and the National Building Information Model Standard

Article
National Institute for Building Sciences Standards   17 Aug, 2006
By: Michael Dakan

Did you ever work in an office when a north arrow design competition was underway?

News
AEC Tech News #173   3 Aug, 2006
By: Michael Dakan

New Book: Professional Practice 101 -- explore some new architectural theories and perspectives

Article
New Book: Professional Practice 101   3 Aug, 2006
By: Michael Dakan

A new book from publisher John Wiley & Sons, Professional Practice 101, is a thoughtful examination of architectural practice today that would make very good reading for new students of the discipline as well as for practicing architects who perhaps are seeking new or different approaches to how...more >>

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AEC Tech News #170   20 Jul, 2006
By: Michael Dakan

GSA's BIM Pilot Shows Success: Nine completed pilot projects prove the cost benefits and effectiveness of BIM

Article
GSA's BIM Pilot Program Shows Success   19 Jul, 2006
By: Michael Dakan

The Office of Chief Architect of the U.S. GSA (General Services Administration) launched an initiative to foster the use of BIM (building information modeling) technologies for GSA projects in summer 2003.

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