Posts Tagged ‘building design’

BIM Building Design software: open source versus closed ?

October 5th, 2009 | 4 Comments | Posted in Electrical software, Energy Efficiency - building
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BIM and IFC: an opportunity for new innovative players (open source type) to enter the Building design software environment market OR a strengthening of the major players position? (closed source type?)
BIM
, Building Information Modeling: the concept
IFC
, Industry Foundation Classes: the standard

High Performance Buildings

High Performance Buildings

above picture from US National Institute of Building Science
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Variable speed drives are cost effective

August 10th, 2009 | 23 Comments | Posted in Energy Efficiency - motors
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variable speed drive for pump

variable speed drives for pump

Practical case of energy efficiency:
give some data about a better exploitation of Variable Speed Drives in building maintenance and building design

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Is BIM going to change Building Design ?

May 21st, 2009 | 8 Comments | Posted in Electrical distribution, Electrical software
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Part 2 : Is BIM going to be the next revolution in building electrical design? (read part 1 here)

BIM concept (Building Information Modelling) is also promoted out of the US through building SMART International (formerly International alliance for Interoperability, IAI)  which recommends a data standard for BIM: IFC (Industry Foundation Classes). I heard about projects requiring BIM design in Northern Europe…

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BIM, a new concept in Building Design

May 14th, 2009 | 3 Comments | Posted in Electrical software
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Part 1 : Building Information Modelling : BIM – a new concept in Building Design

I recently spent one week in the US and I had the opportunity to meet several design engineers dealing with large governmental buildings. It seems that they invest a lot in new design software based on the BIM concept…

Building Design - San Francisco -

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