• Design Elements

    Outdoor Design

    Some people got it and some people don’t. Some people are naturals and others struggle. Some people have to draw it out and some go by the seat of their pants. “What is it?”  It’s the ability to visualize, to see the end result of an outdoor design, to know what is going to work and more importantly to know what is not going to work.

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    BIM MUD for 2018 Update

    BIM-M continues to expand its reach into the AEC community by supplying its customers access to several new BIM masonry tools.  Building Information Modeling for Masonry’s MUD, or masonry unit database completed version 1 to include a modest representation of generic concrete and clay masonry units.  These units are now available for immediate download directly from the MUD website – www.mudb.orgor indirectly from the BIMM website at www.bimformasonry.org. The database user portal provides a single ...[READ MORE]

Design Elements

Tornado Sheltering in Schools and Other Essential Facilities

Increases in population, urbanization, and changes in climate have placed increasing numbers of the US population into areas that are subjected to higher and more damaging winds.   This increase in risk has prompted a response by the building codes.  In fact, the 2015 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) [1]now requires that most schools and emergency facilities located in a significant portion of the Central US contain tornado shelters. 

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