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AECBytes: BIM Cloud

April 23, 2014 8:26 am

"Towards the end of last month, I attended Graphisoft’s launch of its new BIMcloud service in Tokyo, Japan. Graphisoft chose to have this event in Tokyo because many of the leading design and construction firms in Japan have standardized on ArchiCAD as their BIM solution. These include Nikken Sekkei, a 2,500 person architecture, engineering, planning, and construction management firm with over 20,000 projects in 40 countries; Kajima Corporation, a global construction firm with over 9000 employees worldwide; Obayashi Corporation, also a global construction firm with over 9,200 employees, which provides additional construction related services such as engineering and urban development; and the somewhat smaller Maeda Corporation with 3,700 employees, which is focused on building construction, civil engineering, and design/build projects. All of these firms have a long history in the AEC industry going back to at least over a 100 years, with Kajima Corporation being founded as early as 1840; they are also leading global AEC firms, with a particularly strong presence in the Asia-Pacific region. It is to Graphisoft’s credit that it has succeeded in establishing ArchiCAD as the dominant BIM application in these firms. As such, Tokyo seemed the perfect setting for the launch of its new BIMcloud service, guaranteed of a warm reception by Japanese AEC firms, many of which were able to attend the launch event in person."
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Architosh: Visiting Nikken Sekkei and Discussing BIM and GRAPHISOFT

April 23, 2014 8:22 am

A few weeks ago GRAPHISOFT of Hungary held an invite-only press event in Tokyo, Japan, to roll out its new BIMcloud technology and product offering. BIMcloud® is now available, starting in Japan. A significant part of that event was the communication to its gathered press that the company had made significant partnerships with leading AEC firms in Japan, including world ranked, 4th largest architecture firm Nikken Sekkei.
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Download the BIMx Hyper-model of the GRAPHISOFT HQ

April 23, 2014 8:12 am

Have you heard about the new BIMx Docs Model Sharing license option, which lets you share your BIMx models with your clients and colleagues? If not, click on the link below to see it in action on your iPad or iPhone. You can open the full BIMx hyper-model of GRAPHISOFT corporate headquarters, complete with all the 2D documentation including plans, sections and elevations. Walk through the offices and see where ArchiCAD is developed day-by-day!
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Why one of Apple’s most notable developers is winning big in Japan

April 1, 2014 7:26 am

...As it turns out this plays a key part in why Japan’s largest architecture firm, Nikken Sekkei, has chosen to partner with GRAPHISOFT of Hungary, one of Apple’s most accomplished software developers.
“People don’t buy what you do but why you do it,” says Simon Sinek, in one of the most popular of TED Talks. ”The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have, the goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.”
In the case of GRAPHISOFT, they believe in something different than their biggest competitors. They believe in what has been branded Open BIM, which some may argue or criticize as a non-leader’s survivalist strategy, not a business philosophy...
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2013 End of Year Graphisoft ArchiCAD Student Competition – Australia

April 1, 2014 7:20 am

We asked students across Australia to submit work done in ArchiCAD for the end of year 2013. We received a large number of submission and today would like to showcase a couple of them on vimeo.
Even in America, ArchiCAD is winning hearts.
Sylla International is a 25 year old design firm located in Tampa, Florida. For 18 years they had been using Bentley Microstation and Bentley Architecture as their primary CAD and BIM programs when they decided to switch to ArchiCAD. What prompted this firm to go against the old age adage that the best computer program is the one you know best will both surprise and inspire you.
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Mo I Rana Waterfront competition winner

March 31, 2014 7:13 am

The Norwegian firm Arkitektgruppen Cubus AS from Bergen won first prize for the Mo i Rana Waterfront competition in February, 2014. The firm has used ArchiCAD for 16 years, taking advantage of both the BIM Server and OPEN BIM.
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