University Honored for Extensive Use of Building Information Modeling in
Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Architectural Engineering
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK), a leader in 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software, announced that The
Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) has been awarded an Autodesk
BIM Experience Award. The university's Stuckeman
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Department
of Architectural Engineering are being honored for extensive
incorporation of Building
Information Modeling (BIM) in its architecture, landscape
architecture and architectural engineering curricula.
The award also recognizes Penn State for promoting academic
collaboration among the major building design and construction
disciplines, mainly through student participation in interactive BIM
design studios. The award notes the school's use of energy analysis
software tools in its BIM classes and studios to encourage sustainable
"Autodesk Revit software products are Penn State's primary design
integration software," said Robert Holland, associate professor of
architecture and architectural engineering. "Our students rely on the
common Revit platform to support their interdisciplinary collaboration
efforts. The students also use Autodesk Ecotect Analysis software and
the Autodesk Green Building Studio* web-based service extensively during
the conceptual phase of their projects to help gain insight on how
building orientation, massing and basic systems selection influence the
performance of a building."
The university began integrating Autodesk BIM solutions into its
curricula in 2004. The software now serves two colleges and three
departments: the Architecture and the Landscape Architecture departments
in the College of Arts and Architecture, and the Architectural
Engineering department in the College of Engineering. Students in
collaborative cross-departmental courses and studios use Autodesk BIM
solutions to help develop, explore and analyze building designs, and
experience first-hand the benefits of using an approach that includes
interdisciplinary project design. In addition to BIM, student
preparation includes the exploration of innovative building industry
concepts and processes including integrated
project delivery (IPD) and digital fabrication.
Autodesk software used by the university's architecture, landscape
architecture and architecture engineering students includes:
BIM is an integrated process for digitally exploring a project's key
physical and functional characteristics before it is physically built.
The process helps deliver projects faster and more economically, while
minimizing environmental impact. Coordinated, consistent information is
used throughout the process to design innovative projects; better
visualize and simulate real-world appearance, performance and cost; and
create more accurate documentation.
About Penn State University
The Pennsylvania State University offers undergraduate and graduate
degree programs through its Stuckeman School of Architecture and
Landscape Architecture and the Architectural Engineering departments.
Both the Architecture and Architectural Engineering departments were
founded in 1910 and are now celebrating their centennial. Penn State's
architecture, landscape architecture and architectural engineering
curricula reflect the increasing importance of interdisciplinary
collaboration in today's building industry. Penn State uses Synergis
Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Quakertown, Pa., as its reseller.
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the
manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and
entertainment industries -- including the last 15 Academy Award winners
for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to design, visualize
and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in
1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of
state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information
about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
* Customers who add Autodesk Subscription to their Autodesk Ecotect
Analysis license can access the Autodesk Green Building Studio web-based
service for the duration of their Subscription, subject to the terms of
use that accompany the service.
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