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2014-06-09 08:32:00

ATLANTA, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD) today announced publication of revisions to 116 specification sections related to sustainable design for architects and engineers. BSD SpecLink-E, BSD's automated specification production system, has supported the various LEED rating systems published by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for many years. BSD's latest sustainability updates support LEED v4 BD+C , USGBC's most recent green rating system, but they...

2010-02-22 06:52:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD) today announced that the latest update of the BSD SpecLink automated specification writing software includes hundreds of hyperlinks connecting individual specification sections with relevant "green" product information in CSI's GreenFormat web-based database. GreenFormat (http://www.greenformat.com) is a web-based CSI format that: Allows manufacturers of products used...

2009-09-22 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Construction's latest SmartMarket Report, "The Business Value of BIM: Getting Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the Bottom Line," produced with Autodesk and 26 other industry organizations, profiles adoption of BIM in North America and examines the real business values that users are experiencing. Nearly half of respondents (49%) report that they are using BIM tools -- a 75% increase over the 28% BIM adoption rate measured in 2007. A...

2009-04-30 09:03:00

TAMPA, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- BICSI, the association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment, recently signed an honorary friendship agreement with Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), in order to promote further growth and development of the ITS and telecommunications industries. The official agreement was signed on March 27, 2009, by BICSI President Edward J. Donelan, RCDD, NTS, TLT and CSI President...

2008-12-02 15:25:00

Survey respondents attribute ROIs of 300% to 500% to BIM implementation LAS VEGAS, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Construction today released the Building Information Modeling (BIM) SmartMarket Report together with premier sponsor Autodesk at Autodesk University 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. The report shows growing enthusiasm for BIM among architects, engineers, contractors, and owners, and usage is expected to grow rapidly in the coming year, despite the economic recession. Users plan to...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).