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Smart cities: what urban life will be like in 2050

Smart cities: what urban life will be like in 2050 | T4C BIM | Scoop.it

In 37 years our office blocks will contain working farms, produce their own energy, be linked together by suspended green walkways and sections of each floor will be removable, upgradable and replaceable.

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Smart Grid and Energy Storage Installations Rising Worldwide

Smart Grid and Energy Storage Installations Rising Worldwide | T4C BIM | Scoop.it

Global investment in smart grid technologies rose 7 percent in 2012 from the previous year. On top of direct investments, numerous countries around the world are making headway on smart grid regulatory policies, development plans, and frameworks to support future grid infrastructure upgrades.


Smart grids consist of many different technologies serving different functions. They are commonly defined as an electricity network that uses digital information and communications technology to improve the efficiency and reliability of electricity transport. Such modernized grids are becoming more important as current grid infrastructure ages and regions begin connecting more variable generation from renewable energy sources into the electricity network...


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Laurence Serfaty's comment, March 3, 2013 8:28 AM
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Norm Miller's comment, March 3, 2013 1:52 PM
For smart grids to really work we need ways to store energy more efficiently, i.e. better batteries. When will large scale better batteries become available? What's on the horizon for energy storage?
Joan Tarruell's comment, March 3, 2013 2:34 PM
Another possibility is to use the energy generated by instantaneous sources (wind, sun, waves) before origins occurring storable (gas, coal, water reservoirs, etc.)
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Building4Change : CIC publishes BIM protocol

Building4Change : CIC publishes BIM protocol | T4C BIM | Scoop.it

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has published its BIM protocol, to provide legal framework to faciltiate and promote its use

 

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Applied Research Through Fabrication Competition

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TEX-FAB Digital Fabrication Alliance is seeking research proposals that actively connect academia, the profession and the fabrication industry in the
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the APPLIED: Research through Fabrication competition bridges the gap between academia, practice and manufactures, to help develop better fabrication using computer simulation

 

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What BIM should Owners ask for?

There is an assumption in current BIM guides that owners will, and should, direct BIM on a project. But owners are not experts at construction, and not necessarily experts at FM. After all, that is why they employ others to produce their building. But owners have a stake in BIM use. Out of all the participants they are the ones who have the most to gain. So if owners shouldn't get involved in matters they are paying others to do for them, how can they influence the BIM process?....


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10 Points of BIM

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In December World-Architects attended a BIM Boot Camp presented by Nemetschek Vectorworks.

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Jed Fisher's curator insight, February 28, 2013 4:52 AM

Another nice overview of BIM by Nemetschek Vectorworks.

I'm so happy to finally see more and more consistent articles on what BIM is (and is not). 

CAD_world's curator insight, March 1, 2013 4:43 AM

Great Job