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Nemetschek acquires leading US software provider RISA

October 13, 2017 |Nemetschek

GRAPHISOFT parent Nemetschek Group has announced the acquisition of US software provider RISA Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California. RISA offers ones of the most popular structural engineering suites in the US for multi-material structures such as steel, concrete, masonry and wood. With the acquisition of RISA, Nemetschek further establishes its commitment to delivering complete engineering workflows on the US market.

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LINK arkitektur credits OPEN BIM and TeamWork for its success

As a business model and philosophy, LINK arkitektur has chosen to allow their 15 offices and 470 employees in Norway, Sweden and Denmark to create their own culture and specialist fields. For many years, BIM has been a strategic focus area for the leading firm. The multidisciplinary architectural consortium operates in an ARCHICAD-heavy but still platform-neutral way, meaning they are very much dependent on OPEN BIM techniques. In this interview, Martin Romby Hauge, BIM Manager, and Zsolt Nagy, architect and project leader, offer insight into how such a large and diverse architectural practice can operate successfully across markets.

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Brazil BIM pioneer makes the switch to ARCHICAD

Founded in 1962, aflalo/gasperini arquitetos operates throughout Brazil, in the areas of architecture and urban design. This leading firm was well-known for using other software solutions over the years. However, in 2014, aflalo/gasperini decided to test ARCHICAD to determine if they could gradually make the switch. Two years after the pilot project, this well-known firm is ready to consolidate and broaden their use of ARCHICAD. In this case study, we'll learn how aflalo/gasperini put ARCHICAD to the test.

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Get a glimpse into the secrets of contemporary Portuguese architects

We are pleased to share with you the stories of outstanding contemporary architects from Portugal. Get a glimpse into their ARCHICAD-supported design processes, their passion for architecture, and what makes Portuguese architecture so compelling.

The list includes RA\\ Architectural & Design Studio, Lousinha Arquitectos, Serôdio Furtado & Associados - Arquitectos, Pedro Domingos Arquitectos, Ventura Trindade Arquitectos, TERNULLOMELO Architects, Subvert and Samuel Torres de Carvalho Arquitetura.

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Winning Tour Montparnasse project designed using ARCHICAD

The dark silhouette of the Tour Montparnasse, which has graced the Parisian sky since 1973, will receive a much-needed makeover! The greener, more transparent icon will be ready in 2023, just in time for the 2024 Olympic Games, hosted by Paris. Launched in June, 2016, the competition was won by a French group of architects -- Chartier-Dalix, Charel-Dalix, Hardel-Le Bihan and Franklin Azzi -- regrouped under the name Nouvelle AOM (New Agency for the Maine-Montparnasse operation). The project was designed with ARCHICAD.

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© Nouvelle AOM / Luxigon

ARCHICAD power user is among the French finalists in the Green Solutions Awards

The names of the 12 French winners of the Green Solutions Awards who have qualified for the world finals, which will be announced at the COP23 in Bonn on November 15, were announced on September 7 in Paris. Atelier Philippe Madec, a well-known developer of sustainable solutions and a long-time ARCHICAD user, won in the "Sustainable Large City" category for the Ecovillage des Noés.

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Photo ©Atelier Philippe Madec

ARCHICAD-designed home is LEED Homes Award winner

GRAPHISOFT is pleased and proud to announce that the Right Sized Passive Home, designed by Tom Bassett-Dilley Architect, has been named a LEED Platinum home in the Outstanding Single-Family Project category by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Nontoxic, no-added formaldehyde, water-borne finishes and materials were selected carefully for this project helping it become sustainable. This home also has its own energy monitoring system so the owners and designers can track energy use compared to modeled predictions.

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ARCHICAD 21: AECbytes Review

AECbytes recently took a long, hard look at ARCHICAD 21, focusing its review on the much-anticipated Stair and Railing Tools, OPEN BIM workflow, Grasshopper integration and other productivity enhancements. Read on to learn what Lachmi Khemlani, founder and editor of AECbytes and a leading voice in the BIM business had to say about the latest version of ARCHICAD.

Adding architect credits to your BIMx Hyper-models

The new Architect Credits function in BIMx allows you to display your company logo along with a link to your site on both the iOS and Android platforms.
Watch the video to learn how you can add a bit of branding to your presentations in an attractive, animated way, when opening and navigating through the BIMx project.

MUA Architects credit ARCHICAD with growth

In this video from GRAPHISOFT South Africa, Mark Ussher, Director of MUA Architects, explains how clients had difficulty understanding design concepts in 2D. Enter ARCHICAD, and clients such as Andrew Rattray, Fugitives' Drift Lodge Manager, were able to understand what MUA was striving for.
Watch the video to learn how MUA put ARCHICAD to work in achieving accuracy and efficiency throughout the workflow, resulting in a stunning design.

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