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Headlines -- September 23, 2013
Autodesk delivers more flexible, pay as you go access to design, engineering tools  Autodesk
SAN FRANCISCO – Autodesk, Inc. customers will now be able to pay as they go for all of the company’s latest Design and Creation Suites, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, and the new Autodesk Maya LT.

Headlines -- September 12, 2013
Autodesk ups skill sets and job competitiveness of AEC students with Sustainable Design Certificate Autodesk
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – Sustainability and climate change are one of the biggest concerns in the design profession today. Autodesk is adding to its set of resources and curricula for sustainable design with the launch of Autodesk Building Performance Analysis (BPA) Certificate Program for architecture and engineering students. This free online course teaches necessary building science fundamentals for designing high performance buildings through self-paced online tutorials, quizzes and Autodesk software exercises. Autodesk’s BPA Certificate Program is complementary to LEED accreditation and gives students the skills they likely haven’t learned and helps them gain a competitive edge in the job marketplace.

Tekla Releases BIMsight 1.8 for Live BIM Collaboration Tekla
ATLANTA – Tekla, a leader in bringing building information modeling (BIM) software and online tools to the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) markets, announced Tekla BIMsight 1.8, the latest version of its free, easy-to-use software tool for building information modeling (BIM) project coordination. This new release augments Tekla’s existing BIM communication features for construction and design professionals.

Tekla opens campus, offers Students a free version of its BIM software Tekla
ATLANTA – The team at Tekla thinks that knowing Building Information Modeling (BIM) is highly important for engineering and construction students, so the company is now giving them an opportunity to learn by opening Tekla Campus, an online academy for students for learning Tekla’s BIM tools.

Modular Building Institute member companies to speak, exhibit at BIM Forum on prefab  
DENVER – The Modular Building Institute and representatives from its member companies will present and exhibit at the Denver BIM Forum, October 8-9, when hundreds of industry professionals come together to discuss the use of BIM in prefab and modular construction.

Headlines -- August 26, 2013
BIMForum sets standards for Building Information Models BIMForum
 A nationwide group of Building Information Modeling users, known as the BIMForum, released the first-of-its kind standard establishing definitions for how complete Building Information Models (BIMs) need to be for different stages of the design and construction process. The new standard, known as the Level of Development Specifications (LOD), was developed under an agreement with the American Institute of Architects. The standard allows everyone involved with construction projects to clearly articulate how detailed model elements for the different building systems are or need to be throughout the design and construction process.

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