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A Two Month Summary of BIM 360 Releases

We understand that everyone is busy, particularly over the end of year break. And with the rapid pace of BIM 360 development, you may not have had time to review all the new features packed in from the past couple of months. So we've saved you the trouble and collected them into this enormous summary. And these are only the highlights! [...]

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Australian Government funds infrastructure upgrade in Brisbane to ease congestion on the roads

The funding forms part of a $244.25 million investment in South East Queensland Government’s $1 billion Urban Congestion Fund. The investment includes: $50 million for upgrades on the Gympie Arterial Road connection to the southern end of the Bruce Highway. $15 million for new park and ride facilities at Mango Hill and Ferny Grove train stations. $7.75 million to prevent [...]

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Revit 2019.2 new features connect data, cloud, and customers

The Revit product team is very excited to announce the release of Revit 2019.2 — the latest version of Revit — to current subscribers.Before we dive into Revit 2019.2 new features, here’s some background on how we determine what to include in each new release. We capture user feedback and requests via the interactive Revit [...]

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GroupGSA wins design competition for 2022 Olympics

GroupGSA has won a design competition for the Chongli City Centre project in Chongli, Zhanjiakou, China, to be used in the 2022 Winter Olympics.Chongli District will host the ski jumping, biathlon, cross-country and freestyle skiing and snowboarding events at the Olympics from February to March 2022. GroupGSA's dynamic new centre will also combine social, cultural [...]

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The Eco-Friendly Floating Cities of the Future

Courtesy of URBAN POWER for Hvidovre municipalityAs the world population grows, designers look to develop the seas. Architecture and planning firm, URBAN POWER strategically designed nine man-made islands off the southern coast of Copenhagen to combat many of the city’s impending challenges. The islets, called Holmene, address demands for tech space, fossil-free energy production, flood [...]

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LG is launching a home brewing machine that makes beer out of capsules

LG has made an unlikely venture into the home beer market.Source:SuppliedSmart home appliances are all the rage in consumer electronics, and LG is set to launch a gadget that will bring capsule-made schooners to your home.Electronics giant LG has made an unlikely venture into the beer market with what it says is a world-first capsule [...]

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Steam powered space probes may soon be refuelling themselves on asteroids

Warp-drives? Impulse engines? Forget all that. NASA’s on a quest to invent steam-powered spaceships. And it could solve its most pressing problem. If there’s one thing holding us back from exploring space, it’s fuel. It’s bulky. It’s heavy. And probes must carry their own supply. When that runs out, their lights go out. But what if [...]

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Gender equity needed ‘in every nook and cranny of architecture,’ census analysis shows

In 2012, Parlour published its first and devastating statistical portrayal of the loss of women from the architecture profession and their sparseness at senior levels. Back then, many thought that architecture simply did not have a problem with gender. The data convinced them otherwise. Condensed into a series of visualizations, the data (collected by myself [...]

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​Australia’s tallest engineered timber office building opens in Brisbane

A 52-metre-tall office tower made of engineered timber, designed by Bates Smart, has opened in Brisbane.The timber tower, dubbed 25 King, is the tallest engineered timber building in Australia. It is just one metre shy of the world’s tallest timber building, Brock Commons in Vancouver, designed by Acton Ostry Architects, which was completed in 2016.Engineered [...]

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What will become of the Queenslander home and should more be done to protect them?

The traditional Queenslander home is an iconic piece of architectural design, but debate is growing about the best ways to protect their heritage value and keep them standing for years to come.PHOTO: Some renovated Queenslanders still hold their original detail including verandah trims and entrances.New developments have now have moved away from the classic style [...]

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