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Industry News Roundup: July 3

This week’s news resources:

Modern Steel asked: “How many world’s tallest-ever Ferris wheels have there been since the original 1893 Chicago Ferris Wheel?” Find out in the article.  

Plans for a $558 million skyscraper in Paris have been approved by the city council. Read more in an article in Bloomberg Business.  

Read about WeldLink, the career planning and management system for the welding industry, in an article in Modern Steel.  

Learn how a steel bridge in Amsterdam will be completed with the help of 3D printing and robots in an article in Building Design+Construction magazine.  

In case you missed our latest blog post:

The first Building Content Summit will be held before this year’s Revit Technology Conference. Learn more about this summit in our previous blog.  


First Building Content Summit to be held in July

The first Building Content Summit will be held this year before the Revit Technology Conference. The summit, held on July 22, is dedicated to improving BIM content, the summit website says.   

Summit attendees are invited to “learn a different perspective, set trends, and connect with peers,” the website says. The summit will bring together designers, manufacturers, and service providers. The goal is to understand the challenges that each of these groups face. 

According to the summit website, designers seldom communicate their needs to manufacturers, who struggle to know their customer’s requirements.

“This is a unique opportunity within the BIM community,” event co-chairman Parley Burnett said in an article in Modern Steel. “Building designers and manufacturers rarely come together to understand one another's needs. This is a chance to change that.” 

The daylong summit will include a session to share the perspectives of a design firm, manufacturer, and content provider. 

The Revit Technology Conference will be held from July 23-25 in Washington, D.C. The conference will allow attendees to explore the latest technologies, learn from experts, and network with peers.

Learn more about the summit and register to attend on the summit website.

Learn more about the Revit Technology Conference here

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Industry News Roundup: June 26

This week’s news resources:

"BIM can provide 3D constructible models to contractors that help them increase productivity and profitability." Learn why contractors should have an affirmative approach when it comes to BIM adoption at Archinect.

The striking new designs for three office towers designed to look like they're "in conversation with one another" have just been unveiled. See how these buildings could fit into Rome’s skyline at Building Design & Construction.

AISC releases the "North American Product Category Rule for Designated Steel Construction Products." Learn what is means at Modern Steel.

No longer just pretty pictures, digital models are becoming workhorses. See how #BIM makes complex design possible. Find out how it’s being used in some of the world’s biggest projects at Architectural Record.

In case you missed our latest blog post:

The American Institute of Steel Construction's annual Steel Sculpture Competition is now underway! Learn more about how to enter in our blog.