Structural Optimization Methods by Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP

Thanks to Alberto Pugnale I've known that Alessandro Beghini, SOM associate in Chicago, will deliver a speech about structural optimization methods in Milan and in Turin:

Politecnico di Milano, 19/12/2008

Politecnico di Torino, Castello del Valentino, lecture hall 1, 22/12/2008 3.00 PM

Above other things he will present tools based on Michell trusses, Homogenization Method, Evolutionary Structural Opimization (ESO), Bidirectional ESO, etc. and applications of these tools in developing international projects and competitions.


Environmental analysis in Google SketchUp

Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) has developed and given a free environmental analysis tool for Revit customers. Now it has developed an environmental analysis tool for Google SketchUp, witch is also free. It allows empowering energy, carbon, daylight and solar analysis, and much more to be undertaken.

Interview to Don McLean on AEC magazine of October-November (pages 7, 10).

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