Practical Tips for Design Collaboration

By Rob O'Connor

In my previous life as a design engineer, I remember a job where we had a tight fee and timescale…

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Avoiding “Garbage In, Garbage Out”: A QA Guide for Architects

How can architects ensure that their building performance analysis results are accurate? As designers increasingly take on early-stage analysis, the…

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Four Ways Performance Analysis is Like Drawing

Performance analysis is new to most architects. But fortunately they have a good precedent: in many ways, analysis is a…

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Decision-Making with Sefaira for SketchUp

By Kerger Truesdell

We asked some of our users to share their Sefaira-powered “decision vignettes” — those moments where Sefaira for SketchUp helped…

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Practice IS Perfect: Growing Your Firm’s Design Capabilities

By Kerger Truesdell

SmithGroupJJR’s success with performance-based design comes from a very basic, yet powerful, approach: they simply practice it early and often.

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Championing the Master Builder: How Sefaira Supports Architects as Design Leaders

By Kerger Truesdell

Today’s comprehensive and enduring built solutions demand a design leader who can wield an extensive breadth and depth of knowledge and skill.

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Can Performance Analysis Drive BIM Adoption?

What motivates architects to inject information into their models? Performance analysis can provide additional, early value.

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How Architecture Firms Innovate: Three Practices Firm Leaders Can Use to Integrate New Technologies

Here are three practices firm leaders can implement to drive adoption of the best new tools and technologies.

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Integrating Performance Analysis into Your Design Process

For architects who are new to performance analysis, integrating it into the design process can be daunting. Here are several strategies for starting to do analysis in a fast, lightweight way that can ultimately spark a larger transformation in your process.

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3 Ways for Architects to Win More Bids

Last month, UK architects recorded their first annual increase in workload in four years whilst the AIA still bemoans the industry’s slow recovery. Overall, the effects of the global recession are still being shrugged off.

In this post, we explore 3 ways that architects can get ahead of the competition, win more bids and improve net returns.

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