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Best Skyscrapers 2016

Best Skyscrapers 2016

(Issue of a magazine 3/2016, page 84)
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards. This year saw some of the most forward-looking entries, with 132 submissions vying for recognition.
The CTBUH Tall Building Awards are an independent review of new projects, judged by a prestigious panel of experts. The Awards aspire to provide a more comprehensive and sophisticated view of these important structures, while advocating for improvements in every aspect of performance, including those that have the greatest positive impact on the individuals who use these buildings and the cities they inhabit. This year’s winners and finalists have set a new bar for the annual awards program, with many employing inventive solutions that respond to demanding site constraints and prerogatives related to sustainability, seismicity, wind forces, mixed functionality, and a vibrant urban habitat. Others achieve unrivaled iconicity, while introducing groundbreaking structural solutions and spatial arrangements at height.
The Tool Depended on the Individual

The Tool Depended on the Individual

(Issue of a magazine 2/2016, page 88)

What is the subject-matter of the profession of economist in the field of construction? Are there any particularities in BIM implementation in France? These and other issues we explored with President the National Union of Economists in the field of Construction (UNTEC), a leading adviser to the French government on BIM - Pierre Mit.

Human Oriented Architecture

Human Oriented Architecture

(Issue of a magazine 1/2016, page 92)

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a relatively new approach in the field of architectural design. Its emergence became possible only at a certain stage of development of IT-technologies. Perhaps, the full potential of BIM not yet disclosed to the end, but it is already clear that the body of works that are carried out today with the help of PC, has a fundamentally different character than ever before. Wide range of Information Modelling options allows solving the problems that have quite recently would have seemed overwhelming. Futher on, Tomohiko Yamanashi, Senior Executive Officer and Deputy Head of Architectural Design Department explains about the architectural design practice utilizing Building Information Model (BIM) at Nikken Sekkei.

Autodesk - Movement Forward

Autodesk - Movement Forward

(Issue of a magazine 4/2015, page 90)

Since Autodesk first entered the market of computer-aided design it has passed more than thirty years. Over the years the industry has changed a lot, but today Autodesk remains the world leader in 2D- and 3D-design. Autodesk Vice President of Global Services Callan Carpenter answered the questions of Tall Buildings magazine.

BIM: From Theory to Practice

BIM: From Theory to Practice

(Issue of a magazine 3/2015, page 84)

By historical standards, a little time has passed since the first computer was created – only several decades. Today we can hardly name any field free from the influence of information technology, which opens up incredible opportunities for people. This general rule makes no exception for architecture and construction. The turn of the century became the time when a revolutionary approach to the architectural and civil engineering is born. It is called BIM, Building Information Modeling.

BIM Technology – the Way to Success

BIM Technology – the Way to Success

(Issue of a magazine 5/2014, page 90)

In the first days of October in Moscow took place a standout event in the field of engineering, design and visualization – International Conference of Autodesk University Russia – 2014. The organizer of this already traditional event is the company Autodesk – the world leader in the development of solutions and services for 3D-modeling, design, graphics and animation. There were about two thousand professionals at the show-floor of the Exhibition Center “Sokolniki”.

On the Issue of Hotels Fire Protection

On the Issue of Hotels Fire Protection

(Issue of a magazine 5/2014, page 96)

An impulse to the rapid construction of new hotels in Russia was given by several factors – amonst these were the Olympic Games in Sochi and the football World Cup. But still the main factor is a real shortage of middle level hotels across the country, beginning from the capital, where this problem is most acute. In Russia these hotels are built by private developers and state corporations for their needs, there are also multiplied famous international hotels such as Hilton, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Hyatt, Park Inn, Mercure, Ibis, Radisson, and so on.

Introduction of BIM: Myths and Realities

Introduction of BIM: Myths and Realities

(Issue of a magazine 4/2014, page 88)

BIM technologies (building information modeling) has an enormous potential to improve the profitability of investment and construction projects. It is due to this that today in Russia BIM implementation into industrial and civil engineering is the goal of the government. Various line ministries, councils and offices participate in its realization.

History and Modern Times

History and Modern Times

(Issue of a magazine 3/2014, page 80)

In the beginning of June in Berlin took place the final round of IX International competition Saint-Gobain Gypsum Trophy for the best projects with the usage of plaster building materials, known in Russia under the brand of GYPROC. Participants of the competition were leading building and contractor entities. This year two Russian projects, which won at the national stage of the competition, took part in Saint-Gobain Gypsum Trophy for the first time.