Designing for WELLness with Performance-Based Design

By Niraj Poudel

Many of us have probably taken notice of, if not joined in, on the rising popularity of personal wellness in…

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How to Collaborate When the Design is Still in Flux

Does this sound familiar? An architect wants feedback on design options during schematic design. She wants to avoid making a…

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A Workflow for Early-Stage Architect-Engineer Collaboration

How can your design team collaborate early and efficiently without duplicating work or holding up the design? This post outlines an early-stage workflow for design teams and a clear division of responsibilities relevant for most practices.

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Sefaira’n Up the SketchUp Office

By Joy Tennenbaum

For the team at SketchUp HQ, Boulder is home. Our office has a fantastic view, three-hundred (or so) sunny days…

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4 Financial Benefits of Collaborative, Integrative Design

Architects and engineers have long understood the performance benefits of a collaborative, integrative design process. When the whole design team…

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Why Should I Care About Performance-Based Design?

Four years ago I transitioned from designing million-pound residential architecture projects in London to the world of sustainable design. I…

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Performance and Sustainability Trends in 2017

What does 2017 hold for sustainable design? In this landscape of political tumult and shifting policies, here is a look…

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Panel Summary: The State of Sustainability in the AEC Industry

Earlier this month, we announced the new Design Guidance feature within the Sefaira Architecture plugin at Greenbuild, in collaboration with…

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Trimble Acquires Sefaira Ltd.

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Buildings Could Hold the Key to Climate Change, We Just Need to Turn It

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There is significant potential from improving buildings. While we have seen good progress on making larger construction projects more sustainable,…

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