Peerless-AV Adds BIM Library


Peerless-AV has now made its product line drawings Building Information Modeling (BIM) compatible. With BIM data now easily accessible, architects and other building professionals can integrate highly realistic models of Peerless-AV products directly into their digital designs, rather than drafting them independently or using generic placeholders. Each digital model includes all the necessary data, specifications […]

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AtlasIED ARCAT BIM Content Libraries Debut for AV Designers and Integrators


AtlasIED announces that Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects, families and system files for AtlasIED products are now available through ARCAT, an online resource of free building product information. Making it easier for members of the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) community to more accurately specify AtlasIED solutions into projects of any size and scope, the new BIM library can also […]

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My Smart Building BIM Keynote for the 2015 Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour Is a Must Attend


The concept of Smart Buildings is not new. For over two dozen years, the construction design and management industries have been implementing the standards of Building Information Modeling and making each building “smarter” than the next. Gone are the days with manual security systems, manual fire control systems, camera-less buildings or floors and nowadays everything […]

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COBie: The New Face of Building Information Exchange


The construction industry has fully adopted virtual design. Driven by a combination of government policy and strategies for more efficient, cost effective design practice, building information modeling (BIM) has become widely accepted as a transformation of analog text and 2D graphics, to 3D, digital electronic imagery and information. BIM as a design software tool is […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: March 21, 2014


We’ve rounded up the stories you can’t miss from this week. There’s some InfoComm news with the introduction of it’s InfoComm Connections, Yamaha Corporation Acquired Revolabs, we reported about Sony’s new VPL-FHZ55 – the industry’s first (and still only) 100% Laser-based light sourced projector and LCD has won the DLP vs. LCD projection technology question. […]

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Barco Becomes First Projector Manufacturer to Issue All ProAV Projectors as BIM Objects


Barco told rAVe today that all its corporate AV projector line will be available as BIM objects starting immediately. Now consultants, architects and designers will have quick access to complete and detailed product information to easily integrate the Barco projectors from the very start of their design phase. The Barco Present projectors for corporate AV […]

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Building Information Modeling for A/V Folks, Listen up


By Melody Craigmyle Vice President of Marketing, Almo Pro A/V Before I started in the A/V industry, I was vice president of marketing for the largest AutoCAD reseller and integrator in the country. Our world was architects, engineers of all disciplines, interior designers and facilities managers. I remember the first time I heard the phrase […]

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Smart Building Conference, London, Reveals a Market Opportunity for AV


I’ve just returned from the second installment of the Smart Building Conference, which took place in London on October 15th. Organized by Integrated Systems Europe, the event covered an emerging market for smart building initiatives, with various building systems such security, audiovisual, IT, HVAC, lighting, business systems, control systems, emergency paging, energy efficiency management, and […]

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Building Information Modeling: No Longer A “Nice To Have,” Now a “Must Have”


Construction budgets are tighter than ever these days, so architects and engineers rely on Building Information Modeling (BIM) to help the project team work together to detect design conflicts, to utilize systems space more efficiently and to create data-bases of system components and placed material. Detecting and correcting design flaws reduces the need for change […]

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As I travel around the country, visiting architects and meeting engineers and other designers, I often ask them if they use Building Information Modeling.  Most of them do. This 3D design, simulation and modeling technology has changed the way that architecture is practiced.  By using this tool, designers can create a 3D replica of what […]

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Building Information Technology in AV


Building Information Modeling is a 3D design, modeling and simulation technology for the architectural, engineering and construction industries.  While not new — elements have been around for several years — it is an important initiative that is changing standard practice in architecture today.  So what does it do?  Primarily, BIM is a shared knowledge resource […]

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