Monday, December 22, 2008

High Performance Military Housing Summit Announced

Attention Collaborative Colleagues,
Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC, and the BIM Education Co-op are pleased to announce production of the High Performance Military Housing Summit and White Paper.

We are receiving a universally positive response to our plan to demonstrate the U.S. building industry’s ability to provide high-level solutions for national financial and energy issues. Spread the word by sharing this email with your colleagues, clients and other industry leaders.


The Summit will demonstrate our ability to deliver on the new administration’s promise of advanced technology enabling transparent business processes that drive economic development of green jobs.


The dire need for clear, comprehensive plans requires fast action from private industry that supports the goals of collectives such as the buildingSMARTalliance™ and the National Institute of Building Sciences.

The BIM Education Co-op™ and Collaborative Construction Resources are guiding a demonstration of capabilities that highlight what is possible with advanced, web-based planning and design processes. We have participated in similar events before with award-winning results.


While the ONUMA Planning System™ will be the web engine of the Summit, we are not promoting it above the products and services of any other Cost Share Partner. We are demonstrating the improved productivity and profitability that can be achieved from each partner when their contributions are shared in a collaborative manner.


We are seeking Cost Share Partners to fund the Summit, showcasing their abilities, alongside the entire building industry on a collaborative basis. Cost Share Partners will share visibility with preeminent building industry associations and as many other capable contributors as possible to raise the visibility of the Summit to a high level in the eyes of the new administration. However, the Cost Share Partners will maintain prominent visibility throughout the Summit.


You can learn more by visiting the High Performance Military Housing Summit and White Paper page at Collaborative BIM Advocates and downloading documents from the Document Library on that page. Documents include:


- An Executive Summary,

- A Sample Description of the White Paper,

- A PDF copy of the Alexandria BRAC BIMstorm summary, and

- A Cost Share Partner Agreement.


There is strong interest in participation in this demonstration from U.S. Military Agencies, building associations and universities.

This critical activity can achieve a high impact at this crucial time in history through your financial support. We look forward to talking at your earliest convenience to detail the benefits that are of most importance to you and your organization. Contact us today for more information.


Best regards,

Michael J. Bordenaro

Co-Founder

BIM Education Co-op™
mbordenaro@cs.com
773-252-5888 phone

Email: James.Salmon@CollaborativeCR.com
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Thursday, December 4, 2008

BIM Market Report Published by McGraw Hill!

The BIM Market Report contains a ton of useful information and statistics. Print, read it, know it! Collaborative Construction will provide a more substantive summary of the report in our upcoming December Newsletter. Meanwhile, click the link below to print your own copy today.

BIM Market Report

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Cheap Plastic Solar Cells on the Horizon?

Researchers at UCLA have created cheaper plastic solar cells.

Currently, solar cells are difficult to handle, expensive to purchase and complicated to install. The hope is that consumers will one day be able to buy solar cells from their local hardware store and simply hang them like posters on a wall.
A new study by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has shown that the dream is one step closer to reality. Reporting in the Nov. 26 edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Yang Yang, a professor of materials science and engineering, and colleagues describe the design and synthesis of a new polymer, or plastic, for use in solar cells that has significantly greater sunlight absorption and conversion capabilities than previous polymers.

Read the Whole Thing!


Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!


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