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GRAPHISOFT to Introduce “GREEN-BIM” Solutions at Ecobuild America

BUDAPEST, October 20, 2011 -- GRAPHISOFT announces today its active involvement in Ecobuild® America by demonstrating the latest developments of its revolutionary EcoDesigner™ product line and openly invites attendees to its new Technology User Sessions and an ARCHICAD User Group meeting at the event in Washington, D.C. December 5-9, 2011.

Next to a keynote presentation titled “Energy Analysis Simplified with BIM” the learning track will run throughout the event and give architects, engineers, and contractors the opportunity to explore the latest software applications designed specifically to meet their ever-changing needs. The ARCHICAD User Group event will teach practitioners tips, tricks and features related to ARCHICAD.

“The AEC space is in transition with BIM and other advanced technologies among the most influential drivers of change in our industry,” says Steve Benford, Managing Director, GRAPHISOFT North America. “Model based collaboration, workflow integration, mobility and sustainability are all linked for maximizing added value and minimizing cost.”

“We're excited to have the opportunity at Ecobuild to help practitioners -- architects, engineers, contractors and owners -- make sense of the tools available to them, and better understand how to leverage technology to their best advantage.”

A brief summary of GRAPHISOFT tech user sessions follows:

Energy Analysis Simplified with BIM – A demonstration of how ARCHICAD BIM software integrated with EcoDesigner extends the limits of BIM-integrated sustainable design technology, providing real solutions to relevant green building design issues.

Interoperability with OPEN BIM™ – Move away from working in an environment of disconnected silos. Learn how to:

Teaching BIM to your 2D CAD Team – The vast majority of BIM users were once 2DCAD users, so you will be in good company while you learn:

BIM & High Performance Collaboration – Learn how GRAPHISOFT® ARCHICAD® combined with GRAPHISOFT® BIM Server™ will let your team:

5 Ways to Expand Your BIM Utilization Today – Expand on your BIM utilization and start reeling in the benefits when you

ARCHICAD User Group Meeting - Meet and collaborate with your peers at the ARCHICAD User Group. GRAPHISOFT representatives will be at hand to discuss future trends and address questions. The featured topic for this meeting will be GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner. Join us to learn how to greater optimize your early designs by understanding the energy performance implications of design alternatives

About AEC Science & Technology®, LLC

Under the leadership of principals Richard C. Vendola, Jr., and George Borkovich, AEC Science & Technology®, LLC (Centerville, MA), manages and produces Ecobuild America. Together they have a depth of experience in technology and event planning for the AEC industry, including creating and managing the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exhibition. The events cover the unique intersection where ecology meets technology. Proud member of: buildingSMART alliance™; Green Building Initiative; High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition; United States Green Building Council; and Zero Energy Commercial Building Consortium.