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Event Report: DBIA Conference and Expo (Cadalyst Daily Archive)

30 Oct, 2006 By: AIA ,H. Edward Goldberg

Design-Build Institute of America program showcases BIM for first time ever


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DBIA (Design-Build Institute of America) convened its 2006 Professional Design-Build Conference and Expo at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 18-20. I was there to make a presentation as well as check on the progress of the design-build approach to architecture and construction and check out some new software products.p>

DBIA is a professional organization founded in 1993 to advocate and advance single-source project delivery within the design and construction community. Design-build, as defined by DBIA, is a method of project delivery that embraces architecture, engineering and construction services under a single contract, integrating the roles of designer and constructor. DBIA members include practitioners from all project phases, as well as public- and private-sector project owners. Among DBIA's directors are prominent executives within the architecture and construction fields.  Read more >>

 

Autodesk Supplies Software for Pre-Engineering Education Program
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General Software: CADWrite 1.0
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General Software: Polygonal 3D Models
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Visualization: Photorealistica for KOMPAS-3D
Photo rendering application from ASCON and PRA Estetica enables creation of photorealistic images of 3D parts and assemblies.  Read more >>