Updated Light Analysis Extension for Revit technology preview Available on Autodesk Labs



The Revit 2014 Daylighting Analysis plug-in uses the Autodesk 360 Rendering cloud service to perform very fast and physically accurate daylighting analyses from within Revit. With this update, the technology preview has been renamed to the Light Analysis Extension for Revit.The extension is specifically designed for architects to be able to use without learning the difference between the Perez or CIE’s sky models, direct normal incident, or direct horizontal radiation. The preview was recently updated to extend the preview until the end of April. Download and Read More Here


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AU 2014 Call for Proposals Opens April 23

Every year, some of the greatest minds in the Autodesk community converge at Autodesk University to discuss the future of design, and to share their experiences and expertise. We’re in the planning stages of AU 2014, and if you have ideas for a great class proposal, we would like to hear from you.

What to do now:

Start researching potential topics—think about what you can share with others and about new and emerging trends in your industry.
Discuss your ideas with colleagues—is this a topic they would find interesting?
Create a draft outline for your topic—capture your ideas and be prepared for April 23.

Mark Your Calendars

Submissions begin: April 23, 2014
Submissions deadline: May 23, 2014
Classes selected and speakers notified: End of June
Become part of this prestigious group of experts at AU 2014. We look forward to reading your class proposals and seeing you at AU 2014, December 2–4, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.
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Construction spending posts biggest increase since 2006, rising 9.3% for the year

Growth Comes Despite Harsh Winter Weather in Many Parts of the Country Economist Says; But Continued Gains Depend on New Federal Infrastructure Investments, Broader Economic Growth

Total construction spending in January posted the steepest year-over-year increase since 2006, with growth in public construction as well as private residential and nonresidential spending, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).  Association officials warned that federal investments in highway repairs could decline rapidly this summer because of funding shortfalls, undermining the sector’s recovery. Read More

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