Monday, May 24, 2010

BIM to the Rescue: Creating Sustainable Buildings

An article by Jennifer Hicks on Creating Sustainable Buildings using BIM on

Buildings are responsible for about 48% of the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Fortunately, there’s a growing move in architecture, engineering and construction—or the AEC world—to construct buildings that are greener, more energy efficient and more sustainable. And to do that, many in the industry are turning to building information modeling.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

'Offshoring' has lost meaning says Nasscom

Business Standard reports neither companies in India nor their clients keen on using the word 'offshoring' given the politics associated with the word in the world market, according to software body Nasscom.

"The word offshoring has lost its meaning and is getting off the vocabulary of our members and customers. This is getting replaced by 'global sourcing' which is already happening; they want to get things done wherever it makes sense for them," Nasscom President Som Mittal told the media here today. Clients come to India not because of the cost arbitrage in terms of salary but to enjoy the 'resource arbitrage' in terms of getting quality manpower, he added.

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Source: Business Standard

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

BIM in 48 hours

Finally posting our entry at the Build London Live 2009 competition. View the Entry at the link provided below.


Team OBELISK designed a layout to augment the strong radial organization of the site. “The genesis of form has its origin in the axial influences from the radial forms. The forms have been conceptualized along the two radial axes of the plot with a tertiary axis establishing a formal connection between the two. Patterns of circulation and segregation are derived along these axes along different elevations.”

Monday, May 3, 2010

Virtual Design & Construction - May 1, 2010, IIT Delhi

A workshop on "Improving Project Performance Using Virtual Design and Construction" was conducted at IIT - Delhi, India.

The main objective of this workshop was to provide the needed impetus for adoption of VDC in the Indian public sector projects. To bring together key stakeholders involved on major public sector projects by engaging them in a dialogue pertaining to their roles, responsibilities and benefits with respect to VDC with ultimate goal of improving project performance.

Debasish, Maneck and Mohit on behalf of Obelisk presented a 1 hour session at the workshop titled
VDC and BIM Case Study - BIM for Documentation and Clash Detection

The workshop was supported by Autodesk and the seminar received an overwhelming response from all attendees.