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Continuous Training Makes Union Ironworkers the Trusted Source for Quality Architectural and Ornamental Work

Author: Iron Workers Union
Dateline: Austin, Texas (AUSTIN, Texas)  | Mon, 24 Oct 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “The Iron Workers International Union, teaming with the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT), released a series of new architectural and ornamental training modules designed to replicate real-world assembly and installation challenges ironworkers face on jobsites.”



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The Iron Workers International Union (www.ironworkers.org), teaming with the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT), released a series of new architectural and ornamental training modules designed to replicate real-world assembly and installation challenges ironworkers face on jobsites. Currently, IMPACT Region VI has four new architectural and ornamental mockups in use at training locations in Houston, Arlington, San Antonio and Oklahoma City, one of which will be moved to the New Orleans training facility at the end of October.

Each 9 foot x 9 foot module arrived in a wooden crate and contains five window frames, one door frame, a parts list and a blueprint. During the training sessions, students unpack the pieces and use the blueprint to erect the windows and doorframe inside a steel structure.

"Our new mockup materials provide resources to make sure our ironworkers are the safest and most effective ironworkers out there," said Eric Dean, General Secretary of the International Ironworkers Union. "These hands-on models help illustrate challenges and nuances of architectural and ornamental ironworking that are often difficult to convey on paper."

The new architectural and ornamental modules will be in use periodically during training sessions that began in September and will run through May 2012. Every year, over 200 hours of training is conducted in each apprenticeship program. Each training program also includes journeymen upgrading classes.

Training on the new modules prepares Union ironworkers for real jobsites, according to Greg Schulze, Apprenticeship and Training Coordinator for the Iron Workers Union in Texas.

"The classrooms are a non-stressful environment where the students can learn the correct way to do the work and build confidence in their abilities," Schulze said. "Having the ironworkers properly trained makes them more efficient and cost effective for the contractor. I hear from the contractors that the training is working because of all the qualified help they're getting in the field."

Permasteelisa North America (www.permasteelisagroup.com) is a leading, worldwide contractor that partnered solely with Union ironworkers on one of their largest jobs to-date, the Devon Energy Corporation building. The Devon Tower, currently under construction, will impressively be the tallest building in the state of Oklahoma.

"Anyone familiar with this business knows that the avenue to success is to employ Union ironworkers," says James Jutson, Field Operations Manager for Permasteelisa North America. "They are qualified to start work the moment they enter the site. They provide a trained workforce schooled in the techniques of rigging, welding and safety." Regarding the ornamental and architectural aspects of iron working, Jutson went on to say, "It is extremely important that they understand that every piece of material is a finished product and cannot be treated like a piece of raw steel."

General Secretary Dean says he's pleased that they are already getting such a positive response to their "game-changing style of Ironworker education and training." Especially in Texas and the Mid-South States, journeymen at local unions are well on their way to experimenting with new techniques from the ironworkers training & education programs.

The Iron Workers Union listens carefully to its contractors and adapts its training programs to meet real-world needs on jobsites. "Several times a year we meet with the contractors to get feedback about our ironworkers in the field," said Randy Palumbo, Apprenticeship and Training Coordinator for Iron Workers Local 48 in Oklahoma City, (www.ironworkers48.org). "They tell us what they would like taught more in our classes, or taught less, and we build our programs accordingly."

Palumbo believes investments in training programs made by the Iron Workers Union, Signatory Contractors and IMPACT result in reduced costs & high-quality construction for contractors who employ Union ironworkers.

The Iron Workers Union holds a week-long Instructor Training Program every summer to update their instructors with the latest training and installation techniques. Ornamental and architectural classes have been part of this annual program since its inception 27 years ago. The annual instructor training is held in Ann Arbor, Michigan in mid-July.

Ornamental work entails installation of curtain wall and window wall systems that sheath buildings, exteriors of high-rise structures, interior finished elements, and exterior and interior surface systems.

Architectural and structural training programs help ironworkers learn to erect the complex steel structures that shape large-scale industrial, commercial and residential buildings and structures, and install pre-cast columns and panels.

About the Iron Workers Union:

The Iron Workers District Council of Texas and Mid-South States represents some 5,000 skilled union ironworkers who make up the area covered by IMPACT Region VI. These men and women help form the backbone of what the Iron Workers Union, its Signatory Contractor Associations, and IMPACT are doing to reinforce the construction industry's future. To learn more, visit http://www.ironworkerstxmidsouth.com .

About IMPACT:

IMPACT (www.impact-net.org) serves to unite union ironworkers and signatory contractors in partnerships to develop jobs in the United States and Canada. IMPACT programs help foster workplace excellence through customized project tracking, management training, and safety insurance. IMPACT is a joint labor-management, non-profit trust formed under Section 302(c) (9) of Labor-Management Relations (Taft-Hartley) Act.

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Limitless Computing to Debut CloudRender for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 at AIA National Convention

Author: Limitless Computing Inc.
Dateline: Boulder, Colorado (BOULDER, Colo.)  | Tue, 10 May 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Limitless Computing Inc., the company that provides faster rendering with cloud computing for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, today announced that it will debut its new CloudRender for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 and Limitless Rendering for Autodesk Revit Architecture in booth 3509 at the American Institute of Architects National Convention and Design Exposition.”



A R T I C L E:

Limitless Computing Inc., the company that provides faster rendering with cloud computing for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, today announced that it will debut its new CloudRender™ for Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 and Limitless Rendering™ for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2009-2012 in booth 3509 at the AIA (American Institute of Architects) National Convention and Design Exposition. An exclusive preview of Limitless Computing's upcoming SightSpace 3D for Google SketchUp™ iPad® 2 app will also be on display.

"We are gratified that our cloud computing offerings have gained significant momentum in the AEC industry," commented Dr. Errin T. Weller, president, Limitless Computing Inc. "We are eager to demonstrate to AIA attendees how rendering on the cloud can increase efficiency and productivity."

The AIA National Convention and Design Exposition (http://convention.aia.org/) will take place May 12-14 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

The following products will be featured in booth 3509:
* CloudRender™ for Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011-2012: This add-in for Revit Architecture renders scenes faster on the cloud directly from Revit, enabling simultaneous modeling without tying up local computing resources.
* Limitless Rendering™ for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2009-2012: This online service complements CloudRender by also decreasing rendering times for Revit scenes and delivering many walkthroughs in 24 hours. CloudRender and Limitless Rendering increase efficiency and productivity.
* Augmented Reality (AR) Mobile Application SightSpace 3D for Google SketchUp™: This iPad® 2 app overlays Google SketchUp files onto the iPad camera view in real-time. As the iPad moves, the view changes to display the SketchUp model superimposed over the landscape. View models in the real world, prior to construction.

About Limitless Computing:

Limitless Computing Inc. is a Boulder CO-based company that has been providing cloud computing since 2006 and specializes in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. Originally offering private clouds hosted in its data center, in 2009 Limitless Computing™ launched is online Limitless Rendering™ service for Autodesk® Revit® Architecture. Its current cloud rendering service provides photorealistic images to architects, interior designers, and colleges and universities, offering faster graphic renderings and saving productive hours resulting in quality, complete renderings in time for critical meetings. Follow @LimitlessComp on Twitter. More information: www.LimitlessComputing.com .

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Upland Architects Wins Best Remodel for Tedeschi Food Shops

Author: Upland Architects, Inc.
Dateline: Salem, Massachusetts (SALEM, Mass.)  | Tue, 15 Jun 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SALEM, Mass. -- Upland Architects, Inc. announced today that the company was presented the Best Mid-Budget Remodel Award by Convenience Store News for their design of the Tedeschi Food Shop located on Loring Street in Salem, MA. This is the seventh location designed by Upland Architects, Inc. and the 190th location opened by Tedeschi Food Shops.”



A R T I C L E:

Upland Architects, Inc. announced today that the company was presented the Best Mid-Budget Remodel Award by Convenience Store News for their design of the Tedeschi Food Shop located on Loring Street in Salem, MA. This is the seventh location designed by Upland Architects, Inc. and the 190th location opened by Tedeschi Food Shops (www.TedeschiFoodShops.com).

Tedeschi Food Shops was one of fourteen retailers in the United States and Canada to be recognized for excellent design and innovative use of space while improving the overall look and feel of the existing store.

Gary Sadler, Principal Architect of Upland Architects said, "Projects like this are always successful because of the team approach. Working closely with the Tedeschi construction group and the building owner during the process was critical is balancing the interests of all parties. Our firm is appreciative of the award's recognition and we look forward to working with Tedeschi on future projects."

Upland recently completed other designs for Tedeschi's in Dracut, MA and Everett, MA. They are currently working on three additional remodel locations in Leominster, MA.

About Upland Architects, Inc.:

Upland Architects, Inc. (www.UplandArchitects.com) is an architectural firm located in Norton, MA with a focused expertise in retail and commercial design. Their mission is to develop trustworthy relationships with their clients while producing quality designs quickly and efficiently. They service retailers nationally and retain architectural licenses in most North/Mid Atlantic states. Clients include Tedeschi Food Shops, 7-Eleven, Bertucci's, Papa Gino's and Extreme Pita.

About Tedeschi Foodshops:

Tedeschi Food Shops (www.TedeschiFoodShops.com) is a three-generation retail food enterprise that began back in 1923 when Angelo Tedeschi owned and operated a store in Rockland, Massachusetts out of the basement of the family home on Belmont Street. Today Tedeschi Food Shops operates their convenience stores throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

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Phoenix Construction Group Receives Two Gold PRISM Awards from the Builders Association of Greater Boston

Author: Phoenix Construction Group, Inc.
Dateline: Mon, 16 Nov 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “WATERTOWN, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Phoenix Construction Group, Inc. (PCGI), one of Boston's leading residential and commercial design/build firms, has been awarded two Gold PRISM Awards from the Builders Association of Greater Boston. The awards, which recognize housing industry professionals for excellence in building, design, sales and marketing, were presented to PCGI principals Dani Chedid and Karnig Ostayan at a gala ceremony on October 14, 2009.”



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Awards Recognize Two Very Distinct Projects.

WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Phoenix Construction Group, Inc. (PCGI), one of Boston's leading residential and commercial design/build firms, has been awarded two Gold PRISM Awards from the Builders Association of Greater Boston. The awards, which recognize housing industry professionals for excellence in building, design, sales and marketing, were presented to PCGI principals Dani Chedid and Karnig Ostayan at a gala ceremony on October 14, 2009.

Underlining the breadth of its expertise, PCGI's PRISM awards honor two distinct projects: the meticulous design/build of a moderately sized townhouse in Cambridge and the respectful conversion of an historic Watertown church and rectory into a high-end, multi-unit condo development.

"It's very gratifying to receive awards honoring two very different projects," says Ostayan. "This recognition underlines Phoenix's commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and thoughtful, innovative design for all projects, regardless of type or size."

The first of PCGI's two PRISM awards is for Best Attached Home Under 1,500 Square Feet. The building is part of Maple Commons, a small grouping of homes designed and built by PCGI on the site of a former one story commercial plaza in Cambridge. Homes were constructed using only historical styles and colors, including a copper roof over the front watershed to match the downspouts. Interiors feature handsome floor plans with spacious, well-lit rooms, clean lines, and lots of space for family gathering and entertaining. Placement of the winning home and two others were carefully considered to create a charming community feeling.

PCGI's second Gold Award is for Best Conversion, recognizing Bell Tower Place, the nine-unit condominium development built within a landmark church and rectory in Watertown. The firm devoted tremendous time and energy to the painstaking restoration of the church's gothic exterior, while crafting an innovative yet respectful rethinking of its interior spaces. All Bell Tower residences feature original detailing and take advantage of the building's soaring ceilings and tall windows. Unit floor plans are elegant and dramatic, with flexible designs that accommodate both large gatherings and private moments. Every unit includes original detailing, including wooden doors, windows, and openings. This exceptional project has also received a 2008 Contractor of the Year Gold Award and a 2009 Environmental Preservation Award from the Town of Watertown's Historic Commission.

Phoenix Construction Group, Inc. is an award-winning design/build firm in Watertown, MA. The company was founded in 2003 to address the building needs of residential and commercial redevelopment projects by providing premium remodeling and restoration services, as well as expert advice on architecture, design, and construction.

For more information, please call Chris Kelly, Fifth House Public Relations, at 617/532-0574 or ckelly at fifthhousepr.com, or visit www.pcgiboston.com.


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Tsoi/Kobus and Associates Wins AIA New England Design Award for Center for Life Science | Boston

Author: Tsoi/Kobus and Associates, Inc.
Dateline: Tue, 06 Oct 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tsoi/Kobus & Associates received a Special Mention award at the American Institute of Architects New England Chapter's 2009 Design Awards on Saturday, October 3 for its design of the Center for Life Science | Boston, the first speculative, privately-owned, high-rise, multi-tenant laboratory building in the United States. Among 271 entries submitted, 18 received recognition.”



A R T I C L E:

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tsoi/Kobus & Associates received a Special Mention award at the American Institute of Architects New England Chapter's 2009 Design Awards on Saturday, October 3 for its design of the Center for Life Science | Boston, the first speculative, privately-owned, high-rise, multi-tenant laboratory building in the United States. Among 271 entries submitted, 18 received recognition.

In selecting the Center for Life Science | Boston, jurors praised its "sophisticated planar interplay of large volumes and materials" and "the wonderful play of mass and light at night [that] gives some indication of experiential variety within."

"It's particularly gratifying to receive this award from our peers in New England," says Tsoi/Kobus & Associates Senior Principal Rick Kobus, FAIA, FACHA. "Science and technology is a signature industry in our region and a primary focus of our firm, so it was an exciting challenge for us to design a new building type that anticipates the future needs of this sector."

The Center for Life Science | Boston provides flexible, cutting-edge research space for some of the world's premier academic and medical institutions, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children's Hospital Boston, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The 777,600-square-foot building occupies a tightly constrained urban site in the heart of Boston's Longwood Medical Area and optimizes its unusual site configuration by varying floor size as the building rises. Massing components were conceived as interlocking volumes and were inspired by the progressive, analytical nature of the research process. The dynamic facade features varying degrees of transparency and offers an interplay of tilting planes, curves, and cantilevered volumes aspiring upward and evoking the optimism and challenge of the research taking place within.

Interior solutions accommodate a full range of tenant needs, including innovative flexibility features such as utility zoning and metering as well as accessible shafts to accommodate and anticipate unknown tenants and changing research needs.

The project achieved LEED-Gold certification.

About Tsoi/Kobus & Associates:
Tsoi/Kobus & Associates was founded in 1983 and has since grown to become one of the nation's leading architecture, planning, and interior design firms for science and technology, healthcare, college and university, and commercial real estate projects. The firm's award-winning designs are rooted in solutions that advance clients' strategic goals and missions, and that combine cutting-edge technology with compassion and creativity. TK&A has been recognized by Architectural Record magazine as one of the country's "Best Managed Firms," by Engineering News-Record as one of the top 500 design firms, and by Architecture magazine as one of the "Top 50 Global Giants."

More Information:
For additional information about Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, please call 617/475-4000 or visit www.tka-architects.com.

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Jocelyn Frederick Joins Tsoi/Kobus and Associates as Principal

Author: Tsoi/Kobus and Associates, Inc.
Dateline: Wed, 11 Mar 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A) is pleased to announce that Jocelyn Frederick, AIA, ACHA, OAA, LEED AP has joined the firm as a Principal. In her new role, Frederick will lead TK&A's core national healthcare practice and enhance and extend its capabilities in planning and design for academic medical centers.”



A R T I C L E:

Healthcare Planning and Design Expert Will Lead Firm's National Healthcare Practice

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A) is pleased to announce that Jocelyn Frederick, AIA, ACHA, OAA, LEED AP has joined the firm as a Principal. In her new role, Frederick will lead TK&A's core national healthcare practice and enhance and extend its capabilities in planning and design for academic medical centers.

Frederick is internationally known for her expertise in complex healthcare planning and facility design for leading institutions throughout the United States and abroad, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Egyptian Air Force Hospital. She comes to TK&A from the Chicago office of Perkins + Will, where she was a Principal since 1995. She is highly regarded for her expansive knowledge of healthcare issues and trends, her incisive and analytical approach, and her success in guiding institutions to achieve strategic goals through optimal facility design.

"I am thrilled to be joining Tsoi/Kobus & Associates," says Frederick. "As a competitor, I admired the high quality of their work for years. Now I look forward to helping TK&A continue to grow and deepen its healthcare practice on behalf of its world-class clients."

"Jocelyn is a first-rate strategic thinker who complements our existing academic medical center expertise and adds a new depth of experience in replacement hospital and inpatient bed tower projects," says TK&A Senior Principal and co-founder Rick Kobus, FAIA, FACHA. "As one of the new leaders of our firm, she will not only continue our tradition of advancing our clients' goals through smart design but also enable us to better meet the changing needs of the marketplace and position us for future growth."

Frederick graduated from the University of Hawaii with a bachelor's degree in pre-architecture, and earned a master's degree in architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1978. She is a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects, a frequent lecturer at professional conferences and a regular contributor to key industry publications. She joins TK&A on April 1, 2009.

About Tsoi/Kobus & Associates

Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (www.tka-architects.com) was founded in 1983 and has since grown to become one of the nation's leading architecture, planning, and interior design firms for healthcare, science and technology, college and university, and commercial real estate projects. The firm's award-winning designs are rooted in solutions that advance clients' strategic goals and missions, and that combine cutting-edge technology with compassion and creativity. TK&A has designed more than 10 million square feet of healthcare space for academic medical centers, healthcare systems, and community hospitals, including several first-of-their kind building types. TK&A has been recognized by Architectural Record magazine as one of the country's "Best Managed Firms," by Engineering News-Record as one of the top 500 design firms, by Interior Design magazine as a "Healthcare Giant," and by Architecture magazine as one of the "Top 50 Global Giants."

MORE INFORMATION: www.tka-architects.com

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Asheville Architecture Firm Building for the Future by Going Green

Author: Carlton Architecture
Dateline: Thu, 31 Jul 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Carlton Architecture ascertains there are many benefits to going green when designing new homes. 'Clients benefit from the reduced operating costs of a green building, while at the same time the planet benefits from the reduced environmental impact,' says Mr. Rob Carlton, the President of Carlton Architecture.”



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ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Carlton Architecture ascertains there are many benefits to going green when designing new homes. "Clients benefit from the reduced operating costs of a green building, while at the same time the planet benefits from the reduced environmental impact," says Mr. Rob Carlton, the President of Carlton Architecture, who began his architectural career 12 years ago after graduating from the University of Tennessee.

In a world where there is constant talk of carbon emissions, our effects on the ozone layer, and climate change, it's the companies who find value in green that will lead us into the future. "Tending to the needs of the environment is as important as tending to the needs of the person when it comes to home design," according to Mr. Carlton.

Carlton Architecture offers architectural services that go beyond the ordinary. According to their web site, www.carltonarchitecture.com, this green architecture firm "strives to seek the right balance between environmental concerns and aesthetic integrity." Indeed, judging from photos and drawings of past and future projects to be found on the site, they have succeeded in an extraordinary way.

Mr. Carlton feels that residential architects have a responsibility to create buildings based upon sustainable architecture. This "green architecture" takes advantage of renewable resources, such as sunlight and rainwater, and incorporates "green" building materials in the construction process wherever possible. Green materials include lumber from forests that are sustainably managed, recycled stone and metal, and other non-toxic, reusable products.

"We also need to correct the misimpression that green building is much more expensive than conventional building. It is not," warns Mr. Carlton. "Conventional wisdom holds that building green adds 17% to construction costs, but the true average is much closer to 5%. And when you look at the savings attributable to the reduced usage of energy and water, and the reduced impact on the environment, there really is no question that building green is the right choice."

Carlton Architecture's philosophy belies the belief that building green requires the client to sacrifice style and appearance in their custom home or commercial building. According to the web site, the belief that green construction inherently "lacks the refinement of materials and the interplay of space to be considered great architecture" is simply not true. The firm purports to approach each project with a passion dedicated to providing solutions that merge functionality with superlative style and beauty.

In a world that puts such emphasis on carbon footprints, it is worth noting that studies have shown that nearly 38.1% of all carbon dioxide produced in the United States is attributable to buildings, and of the total energy consumed in the country, buildings use 39.4%. Given these statistics, building green would appear to be crucial for future sustainable growth. Carlton Architecture is a modern architectural firm completely in tune with the times.

Carlton Architecture was founded in 2005 by Rob Carlton of Asheville, N.C. The firm is dedicated to providing custom home and commercial design of unsurpassed quality, while remaining dedicated to the protection of our natural resources. Their web site is located at: www.carltonarchitecture.com.

Carlton Architecture is located at 1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite 212, Asheville, NC 28803. For more information about sustainable design and building green, or to schedule an interview with Rob Carlton, contact Mr. Carlton directly at (828) 274-7554, or write to him at info@carltonarchitecture.com.


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Architecture

CADFORCE, Inc. Bolsters BIM and Green Capabilities With Hiring of International AEC Technology Expert

Author: CADFORCE, Inc.
Dateline: Mon, 01 Oct 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced the hiring of David Gerber, Ph.D., as Vice President of Innovation. Dr. Gerber is a specialist in architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) technology.”



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Dr. David Gerber to Lead Innovative Product Development Efforts

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced the hiring of David Gerber, Ph.D., as Vice President of Innovation. "In Dr. Gerber, we have found a rare combination of architectural and technology expertise that makes us the clear innovation leader in Revit," said Bob Vanech, Chief Executive Officer of CADFORCE.

caption: Cadforce"Dr. Gerber has found ways to help our clients by creatively applying BIM to address design, sustainability, and business issues in the AEC industry."

Dr. Gerber is a specialist in architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) technology. His expertise includes associative parametric modeling and using Building Information Modeling (BIM) to create better design and more efficient, cost-effective work processes - which can include implementing LEED and other green building criteria using BIM.

"CADFORCE's innovative business model, along with its aggressive BIM initiatives, caught my interest," said Dr. Gerber. "I'm looking forward to leading our clients through the transition from CAD to BIM - and helping them implement new service offerings that incorporate cutting-edge AEC technologies."

Dr. Gerber earned his Doctorate from Harvard University and has worked for the highly-regarded, internationally-known architecture firms of Gehry Technologies in Los Angeles, Zaha Hadid Architects in London, and Moshe Safdie and Associates in Boston. He has also written extensively on BIM and parametric modeling, authoring Explicit to Parametric Iterations, published in English and French. Dr. Gerber is a professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI Arc), and lectures and teaches internationally.

Applying his expertise in AEC technologies and experience in architecture, planning and engineering, Dr. Gerber has begun to create innovative products ranging from BIM-enabled green building design and simulation to 3D project description and delivery. He is also crafting forward-looking collaboration technologies and processes that incorporate additional dimensions, such as "4D" time and sequencing, and "5D" costing. Finally, he has coined the term "6D," which refers to calculations of carbon output made possible through BIM-based AEC applications.

"Dr. Gerber is not just a top-notch architect - he's also a visionary," said Vanech. "His expertise in using BIM to create better structures includes developing innovations that can lead to a reduction in greenhouse emissions. Clearly, he is already using his knowledge to improve peoples' lives."

About CADFORCE
CADFORCE is the global leader in next-generation BIM and construction document production services. CADFORCE uses a unique, client-driven blendshore project delivery approach, with drafting facilities in India collaborating with a US-based architectural team. Now in its fifth year of operation, CADFORCE provides exceptional construction document production, cutting-edge BIM and CAD support services for architects, engineers, and homebuilders nationwide. In an industry known for razor-thin margins, CADFORCE can save architects as much as 50% of their production costs on construction documents along with BIM and CAD work.

CADFORCE has over 350 customers in over 30 states, including architectural and engineering firms of all sizes. CADFORCE specializes in production of construction documents in Autodesk's (NYSE: ADSK) family of software, including Revit, AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop.

In addition to its headquarters in Los Angeles, three facilities in India, and one in Colombia, CADFORCE operates sales offices across the country that cover the Pacific Northwest, East Coast, South, and Midwest. CADFORCE expects to continue growing its national presence and expanding its offshore facilities within the next year.

For more information please visit www.cadforce.com or call Randy Steinberg at (310) 437-6300 extension 164.


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Architecture

The People Have Spoken! TMS Architects Wins NH AIA People’s Choice Award

Author: TMS Architects
Dateline: Thu, 01 Feb 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Feb. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TMS Architects are proud to announce that the firm was a recent recipient of a prestigious People's Choice Award presented by the NH Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in association with its annual awards program. The award was presented for a private residence designed by TMS principal William Soupcoff located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.”



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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Feb. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TMS Architects are proud to announce that the firm was a recent recipient of a prestigious People's Choice Award presented by the NH Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in association with its annual awards program. The award was presented for a private residence designed by TMS principal William Soupcoff located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

(c) Send2PressNoted for its luxurious design, complex architecture and stunning features, this breathtaking residence is substantial in size and scale (23,500 square feet) as befitting its 62 acre site on the shoreline of Lake Winnipesaukee.

*(Photo Caption: Private residence designed by TMS principal William Soupcoff.)

Designed to blend in with its surroundings, the exterior colors were chosen to fit in with the earth tones of the site's natural hues and the end result is that when looking at the site from the lake, one can only catch glimpses of the house nestled among the trees.

A soaring circular 4-story tower is one of the more distinctive design features of the home and another 2-story tower, which houses a custom 10-person hot tub, is constructed on the rear of the residence. Both towers capture lake views as do nearly all of the home's 188 windows. The site also boasts a 3-bay boat house with a mahogany interior.

About TMS Architects
Portsmouth-NH based TMS Architects was founded in 1984 by John Merkle, AIA and William Soupcoff, AIA. TMS prides itself on solving problems better for its clients and delivering projects efficiently and economically. TMS Architects' designs include residences, with a specialty in waterfront homes and commercial projects for the financial, hospitality, private education and historic preservation sectors.

TMS has been recognized with many wards for its work including an AIA NH Excellence in Architecture Award for the renovation of the Wentworth By The Sea Hotel in New Castle, NH.

More information: www.tms-architects.com.

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Architecture

TMS Architects Build for the Future

Author: TMS Architects
Dateline: Tue, 23 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- John W. Merkle, AIA and William H. Soupcoff, AIA of TMS Architects are pleased to announce that two of the firm's project architects, Shannon C. Alther, AIA and Robert J. Carty, AIA have been made partners in the 23-year-old firm.”



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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- John W. Merkle, AIA and William H. Soupcoff, AIA of TMS Architects are pleased to announce that two of the firm's project architects, Shannon C. Alther, AIA and Robert J. Carty, AIA have been made partners in the 23-year-old firm.

(c) Send2PressShannon has been a member of the firm since 1996 when he joined the staff as a draftsman. In the intervening years, he has received his Master Degree in Architecture from the Boston Architectural Center and was accredited by the American Institute of Architects in 2006. He served a project manager for the restoration of the Wentworth By The Sea Hotel and is currently involved in a number of challenging projects, including another major hotel restoration in York Beach, Maine. Shannon lives in Hampton, NH with his wife, Susan Wilbur and their daughter Susannah.

*(Photo Caption: Shannon C. Alther, AIA.)

Rob joined TMS Architects in 2003 and had worked previously with firms in Newton Centre, MA and Denver, CO before relocating to the Seacoast. Rob received his Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver and was also accredited by the American Institute of Architects in 2006. He is currently in the process of completing his LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) which will continue TMS's leadership in environmentally-sensitive design. Rob resides in Exeter with his wife Polly and their daughter Erin.

The entire TMS Staff welcomes Shannon and Rob in their new capacity as partners in the firm and are excited about future possibilities with these two talented architects involved in the firm's management and direction.

About TMS Architects
Portsmouth-NH based TMS Architects was founded in 1984 by John Merkle, AIA and William Soupcoff, AIA. TMS prides itself on solving problems better for its clients and delivering projects efficiently and economically. TMS Architects' designs include residences, with a specialty in waterfront homes and commercial projects for the financial, hospitality, private education and historic preservation sectors. TMS has been recognized with many awards for its work including an AIA NH Excellence in Architecture Award for the renovation of Wentworth By The Sea Hotel in New Castle, NH.

More information: www.tms-architects.com.

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