PLX.box

2007-11-25

Technology_68

Entry: BIM
Focus: Building Information Modeling



BIM covers geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, quantities and properties of building components (for example manufacturers' details). BIM can be used to demonstrate the entire building lifecycle including the processes of construction and facility operation. Quantities and shared properties of materials can easily be extracted. Scopes of work can be isolated and defined. Systems, assemblies, and sequences are able to be shown in a relative scale with the entire facility or group of facilities.
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http://faculty.arch.utah.edu/bim/template.html

Technology_67

Entry: CAD
Focus: Eat your CAD



EatyourCAD is a resource for anyone like us. Run by day to day users in the CAD industry, from CAD Manager to CAD Consultant to CAD User. Regular columns, articles and downloads, our aim is to provide you with a central umbrella resource and one-stop-shop to finding answers.
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http://www.eatyourcad.com/

Design_56

Entry: Type
Focus: Type Directors Club



The Type Directors Club (TDC) is an international organization for all people who are devoted to excellence in typography of all forms. Formed in 1946, its mission is to raise the standards of typography and related fields of the graphics arts. The organization stimulates research, education and serves as a source to disseminate information relating to the typographics arts. It promotes the typographic arts by various means including; an annual typographic design competition; educational seminars and events; publications; and cooperation with other organizations having similar aims and purposes.
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http://www.tdc.org/