March 16, 2010

NY Times - The Age of Concrete

Recently the New York Times had a fun op-ed piece on the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa. Most interesting to me was that "the compressive strength of concrete has tripled in the last four decades, allowing concrete structures to be thinner, lighter and far, far taller."

The Age of Concrete

At Ideate, we're experts on the CAD technology which can transform the design/build process. We're also fascinated by changes like this, and the profound impact on the built environment.

- Submitted by Glynnis Patterson, N.C.A.R.B., Director of Development Services
Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has been a consultant to the AEC industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. In 2002, she was invited to speak at the 2002 Autodesk Worldwide One Team Conference about the future of CAD in the AEC market. Glynnis is currently the Director of Development Services at Ideate, Inc. and continues to work with AEC clients across the nation, developing, and implementing best practices solutions.

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