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    TOOLS THIS WEEK       TENTH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL ISSUE

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    FREE ENERGY ANALYSIS WITH IES VE-WARE

    Tenth anniversary special issue article—originally published in June 2009.

    Dr. Don McLean, founder and CEO of Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), believes every architect should have the ability to understand the environmental impact of his or her building design. To realize this vision, McLean is prepared to give architects free access to some of the most basic features of his company's Virtual Environment software suite.

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    ROPE-ACCESS SURVEYING

    Tenth anniversary special issue article—originally published in March 2009.

    "Wanted: Project architect/designer with varied experience in construction documents, detailing, and construction administration. Minimum 5 years CAD experience and familiarity with digital photography. Experience in mountain climbing desirable; athletic ability with no fear of heights is required."

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    ACADIA AT 25

    Tenth anniversary special issue article—originally published in November 2006.

    This year the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) marked its first quarter century of involvement in promoting the use of computers to enhance design creativity in architecture, planning, and building science.

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    ENGINEERING KOOLHAAS

    Tenth anniversary special issue article—originally published in January 2006.

    To support the rapid expansion of China Central Television (CCTV), an international design competition was launched in 2002 for a centralized headquarters building in Beijing. Winning the commission was Rem Koolhaas (Office for Metropolitan Architecture, OMA), teamed with engineering firm Arup and the East China Architecture and Design Institute as both architect and engineer of record. Koolhaas imagined a building whose three dimensional form brings CCTV's staff and functions into a "continuous tube." This is part of the story of the engineering challenge. Editor

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    MODELING THE SWISS RE TOWER

    Tenth anniversary special issue article—originally published in May 2005.

    The design for the Swiss Re Tower by Foster and Partners draws on advances in digital technologies to develop ideas that we first explored in the Climatroffice design with Buckminster Fuller in the early 1970s.

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