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Technology Strategy. BLDG 2.0 is a research project initiated by CASE, in partnership with New Buildings Institute, Arup Sustainability, SHoP Architects, Columbia University and IDEO.

Technology Strategy

Inspired by the principles of mass collaboration and collective intelligence, BLDG 2.0 seeks to fill the void between design intent and verified building performance by providing an open-source analytical interface to building performance databases, a collaborative community of experts, and an online marketplace for ideas emphasizing building energy performance and open innovation. As an ever-evolving and improving collaborative infrastructure, BLDG 2.0 will provide a foundation for a more effective and adaptive community of design professionals dedicated to a sustainable built environment.


Collaborative software. Collaborative software or groupware is an application software designed to help people involved in a common task to achieve goals.

Collaborative software

One of the earliest definitions of collaborative software is 'intentional group processes plus software to support them. . '[1] The design intent of collaborative software is to transform the way documents and rich media are shared to enable more effective team collaboration. Collaboration, with respect to information technology, seems to have several definitions. Collaboration requires individuals working together in a coordinated fashion, towards a common goal.

Collaborative software is a broad concept that greatly overlaps with Computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW). The use of collaborative software in the workspace creates a collaborative working environment (CWE). Origins[edit] Online collaborative gaming software began between early networked computer users . Philosophical underpinnings[edit] Technology has long been used to bring people together. Autodesk - AutoCAD WS. 15 Free Online Collaboration Tools. Collaboration is central to social learning.

15 Free Online Collaboration Tools

This guest post from Karen Schweitzer highlights some great free tools for connecting and sharing with others. Being in the same room to collaborate on a project is no longer necessary thanks to the many different applications that are available over the web. There are free tools for online conferencing, collaborative writing and editing, file sharing, private communication, and desktop sharing. Here are 15 free online collaboration tools and apps to try today: Keep and Share – Keep and Share is a group file sharing system.

Wridea – Wridea makes it easy to collaborate and share ideas with colleagues, team members, and fellow learners. Shop drawing. A shop drawing showing different perspective views of a post and beam building.

Shop drawing

Steel reinforcement for a foundation wall opening. This shop drawing will require the builder and mechanical engineer to specify the opening size for an air-intake and exhaust louvers to be placed in the concrete openings. Installation information for electrical connections for chiller unit with surface mounted starter. Installation information will need to be reviewed with electrical and plumbing trades to coordinate third-party service connections. Information required to be included in Shop Drawings[edit] Submittals (construction) A wall mock-up.

Submittals (construction)

This detail compares the original design (left) and the submitted alternate detail for the skywalks at the Hyatt Regency, Kansas City. The proposed alternate compounded the loads on the bolts, which resulted in the skywalks collapsing on July 17, 1981. 114 people were killed. This example illustrates the importance of submittal review. Request for information. A request for information (RFI) is a standard business process whose purpose is to collect written information about the capabilities of various suppliers.

Request for information

Normally it follows a format that can be used for comparative purposes. An RFI is primarily used to gather information to help make a decision on what steps to take next. RFIs are therefore seldom the final stage and are instead often used in combination with the following: request for proposal (RFP), request for tender (RFT), and request for quotation (RFQ).

In addition to gathering basic information, an RFI is often used as a solicitation sent to a broad base of potential suppliers for the purpose of conditioning suppliers' minds, developing strategy, building a database, and preparing for an RFP, RFT, or RFQ.[1] See also[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ How Request for Information should be used in business | Negotiation Experts Extended Components[edit]