Columbia, Md., December 12, 2013 – Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., a provider of intuitive, powerful and practical CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solutions, is pleased to announce that its BIM Camp events received a 2013 Product Innovation Award (PIA) in the Industry Leadership category from Architectural Products magazine. BIM Camps are educational events that help architects and designers learn the skills they need to adopt BIM workflows in their practices. Many of the sessions also offered attendees the opportunity to earn hours for continuing education.
The Architectural Products PIAs honor innovation in the development and refinement of building-related products that range from cladding systems to interior finishes. Judged by a group of 50 architects, interior designers, lighting designers and veteran A/E/C writers, the program impartially reviews products and presents readers with items their peers found innovative and worth investigating. Awards are also given in product application and industry leadership categories.
“Building on the success of last year’s program, our third edition of the awards proves commercial building manufacturers are committed to, and are working arduously toward, delivering more sustainable products, as well as products that deliver better performance, life and affordability,” stated Jim Crockett, editorial director of Architectural Products magazine.
Each BIM Camp offered a full day of education sessions for architects and landscape architects considering a transition to a BIM workflow. Attendees discovered how IFC-based standards benefit design teams and learned about the legal considerations related to BIM, as well as how to create sustainable and high-performing designs and collaborate through Open BIM. Attendees in the US also earned four AIA/CES/HSW or LA CES PDH and received additional BIM resources as takeaways.
“We are pleased to receive this honor from Architectural Products,” said Steve Alden, AIA, US sales and marketing director at Nemetschek Vectorworks. “Our goal with the BIM Camp program is to provide resources for architects and designers to succeed, no matter where they are on the BIM path. From learning the basics about the BIM process, to gaining a better understanding of the legal aspects of BIM, to dealing with site planning or structural analysis, BIM Camp attendees are able to gain practical information to help them in their work.”
BIM Camps took place around the world, including locations in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and the Benelux region. Nemetschek Vectorworks plans to host more BIM Camp events in 2014.