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Kell D. Pollard "BIM Specialist" RSS Feed (Lexington, KY)
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Building Information Modeling: Planning and Managing Construction Projects with 4D CAD and Simulations (McGraw-Hill Construction Series) (Set 2)
Building Information Modeling: Planning and Managing Construction Projects with 4D CAD and Simulations (McGraw-Hill Construction Series) (Set 2)
by Willem Kymmell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $57.54
44 used & new from $0.10

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars strong on concepts!, August 16, 2008
I was interested in this book because it seemed less like a "how to" book and more about what makes this technology work. It has not disappointed on those issues at all. Very rich in information. The biggest weakness I have found is that the author clearly favors certain software packages over others, which I can understand... everyone has their preferences. However, when discussing Autodesk's Revit platform, I found the book to be overly biased and sometimes, flatly, mistaken. This issue does not however, severely detract from the overall value of the information. Where the book seeks to discuss BIM without focusing on specific software, it is without equal. As long as you aren't making purchasing decisions based on the information, anyone familiar with the basics of BIM will find it fascinating.


SimCity 4  - Mac
SimCity 4 - Mac
15 used & new from $12.98

174 of 181 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointed with Aspyr, September 28, 2003
This review is from: SimCity 4 - Mac (CD-ROM)
When Aspyr licensed SimCity 4 from EA Games to do a Macintosh version they quietly decided that there was no need to allow Macintosh users the one ability that makes this game a lasting favorite. While PC users are linked by a network of designers who regularly edit and release additional lots, buildings, landmarks, game enhancements and regions, Macintosh users will find themselves left out in the cold. The serial number included with the game will get you registered at Aspyr's website but will not register you with SimCity.com, the ONLY place a SimDesigner can obtain a little program called the Lot Editor which allows you design your own buildings and parks and just about anything else you can imagine. Additionally, Aspyr tells you that all the official landmarks and 3rd party buildings will work with the Macintoch version, howver they do not tell you that to recieve these extra, free landmarks from SimCity.com that you must be registered there... which you can't.
My recommendation is to NOT buy this game is you are a fan of the previous versions. Aspyr makes no apologies about the limited features in the Macintosh version and has no plans to currently resolve any of these issues. Additionally, other users who report slow game play are correct. A Dual G4 1GHz with 2GB of RAM creeps along once a city reaches 100,000 inhabitants and there are numerous visual anomalies during game play as well as unexplainable random crashes which require you to regularly reinstall the game to resolve.
While the game has lots of promise for those who enjoy this series, I find the Aspyr Macintosh version HIGHLY disappointing.


Back to Mine
Back to Mine
18 used & new from $5.97

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Back to Mine Series..., October 28, 2002
This review is from: Back to Mine (Audio CD)
If you aren't familiar with the Back to Mine Series by now, your missing out on some great insights into the bands who put them together. I've been a New Order Fan since Power Corruption and Lies, and I'm fascinated by the music that drove the creative juices in the early days and appealed to the band members throughout their evolution. Some fans may well remember when New Order sounded very much like little more than a bunch of Cassio keyboards and Drum Machines themselves. If your interested in the music that inspires your favorite musicians then check it out. You might find something unexpectedly enjoyable... You may also start to notice things about New Order's music after hearing what they like to listen to... All of the Back to Mine CDs have been very enlightening.


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