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2008-12-21

Technology_116

Entry: NBIMS
Focus: The National Building Information Model Standardâ„¢



The National Building Information Model Standardâ„¢ (NBIMS) is a key element to building industry transformation. NBIMS establishes standard definitions for building information exchanges to support critical business contexts using standard semantics and ontologies. Implemented in software, the Standard will form the basis for the accurate and efficient communication and commerce that are needed by the building industry and essential to industry transformations. Among other benefits, the Standard will help all participants in facilities-related processes achieve more reliable outcomes from commercial agreements.
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http://www.wbdg.org/pdfs/NBIMSv1_p1.pdf

Art_130

Entry: Exhibitions and Events
Focus: It's LIQUID



It's LIQUID is a web based information platform dedicated to worldwide distribution of information about calls for entries, exhibitions and events at some of the world's leading art galleries, museums and foundations selected. It's LIQUID is a communication platform for contemporary art, architecture and design. It's LIQUID is based on fluidity, motion, connection and accessibility.
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http://www.itsliquid.com/

Book_56

Entry: R. Buckminster Fuller
Focus: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth



Initially published in 1969, and one of Fuller's most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity, and the principles for avoiding extinction and "exercising our option to make it." How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation?
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http://www.lars-mueller-publishers.com/e/katalog/ausgaben/set.php