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University of Southern California School of Architecture Earns Autodesk Revit BIM Experience Award

2008-08-04 07:00:00

University of Southern California School of Architecture Earns Autodesk Revit BIM Experience Award

  School Honored for Integrating Revit Architecture Software for Building

  Information Modeling into Curriculum and Encouraging Sustainable Design


    SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 4 /EMWNews/ -- Autodesk, Inc.

(Nasdaq: ADSK), announced that it has presented the University of Southern

California's School of Architecture with a Revit BIM Experience Award. The

award honors the school for teaching building information modeling (BIM) to

graduate and undergraduate students to give them the skills highly sought

after by leading architectural firms. The award also recognizes the

school's ongoing efforts to promote BIM, including the recent BIM BOP 2008

symposium, which brought together practicing architects, students and

faculty to discuss BIM, sustainable design and other key trends in the

building industry.

    "BIM, and its ability to facilitate integrated project delivery and

sustainable design, are transforming the architecture and construction

professions," said Karen Kensek, associate professor of the practice of

architecture for USC's School of Architecture. "Offering our students

experience with BIM helps them think in 3D so they can fully understand the

entire building and start to come to terms with issues of constructability.

We also know from our annual architecture career fair that experience using

Revit Architecture for BIM makes our students very attractive job


    BIM is an integrated process built on coordinated, reliable information

about a project from design through construction and into operations. By

adopting BIM, architects, engineers, contractors and owners can easily

create coordinated, digital design information and documentation; use that

information to more accurately visualize, simulate and analyze performance,

appearance and cost; and reliably deliver the project faster, more

economically and with reduced environmental impact.

    BIM Courses at USC School of Architecture

    USC's School of Architecture teaches Revit Architecture software to

introduce students to the principles of BIM and 3D design. The school also

uses the Autodesk Sustainable Design Curriculum to instruct students in the

use of BIM for sustainable design. Students can export their Revit models

to a wide variety of energy-performance analysis software tools, such as

Autodesk Ecotect, Autodesk Green Building Studio and IES Virtual

Environment, to conduct daylight and shading studies. The architecture

students also learn how to create stunning, photo-real animations and

renderings of their projects using Autodesk 3ds Max Design software.

    "We applaud USC's efforts to provide students with highly marketable,

real-world skills based on a curriculum that includes Revit Architecture

for BIM and sustainable design tools," said Jay Bhatt, senior vice

president, Autodesk AEC Solutions. "We hope that as they enter the

workforce they will evangelize BIM and sustainable design practices."

    About the Revit BIM Experience Award

    The Revit BIM Experience Award celebrates building industry

professionals and educators around the world who are helping to transform

the building industry through building information modeling. Autodesk

honors organizations with this award for innovation and excellence in

implementing the Revit platform (including Revit Architecture, Revit

Structure and Revit MEP software applications) for building information

modeling on one or more projects.

    About Autodesk

    Autodesk, Inc., is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for

the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment

markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has

developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art Digital Prototyping

solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real.

Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize,

simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to

save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation. For additional

information about Autodesk, visit

    Autodesk, AutoCAD, Ecotect, Green Building Studio, Revit and 3ds Max

are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its

subsidiaries and/or affiliates, in the USA and/or other countries. All

other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective

holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and

specifications at any time without notice, and is not responsible for

typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

(C) 2008 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved. Contact: Noah Cole, 503-707-3872 Email: [email protected]

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