Information Technology


Information Technology

  • Product: PlanGrid 2.2

    Too many drawing versions floating around? This iPad app organizes PDF document sets for project teams to access and update in the office and in the field.

  • AIA and NIBS Launch the Building Research Information Knowledgebase

    Building design professionals can access and contribute to this free online resource, which serves as a portal for peer-reviewed research papers and case studies to help educate the design community.

  • Fighting Disease with Molecular CAD/CAM

    The tools used for architecture and construction, from CAD to 3D printing, are now also being used to design disease-fighting DNA.

  • A Photo-Sharing Site for Architecture

    Keep track of the landmarks you've seen and share your photos of them with others, with a new social site for architecture called Look Up More.

  • Autodesk University 2012 Centers on the Cloud

    The multi-billion-dollar company announced its plans to continue expanding its share in mobile and online services at the culmination of its annual event, which attracted thousands of zealous attendees from around the world.

  • Virtual Reality Takes Building Models to the Next Level

    With the help of mobile technology, virtual reality offers promising architectural applications, Blaine Brownell reports.

  • How Architects Can Curtail Data Centers' Hunger for Power

    Data centers are cropping up around the world in modest building shells that belie the around-the-clock activity inside. Using innovative design and planning, architects are helping abate the burgeoning building typology’s appetite for energy.

  • Gehry Technologies' GTeam Now Available for All Users

    The research and development team at Gehry Partners announced the subscription rate for its cloud-based file management and project collaboration software at an Oct. 16 press conference, Jennifer Brite reports.

  • Choosing a 3D Printer for Your Firm

    With the array of 3D printers available, and with costs ranging from $1,500 to $150,000, selecting the best model for your firm can be as time consuming as designing a building—almost.

  • AIA Releases Energy Modeling Guide for Architects

    As sustainable design becomes standard practice and energy monitoring becomes mandatory in more cities, architects will need to move the discussion beyond design to cover building performance as well. The AIA recently released a guidebook to help architects navigate through this potentially...



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