BIM and Information Technology

BIM and IT are subject matter that every member of the building team should have some kind of handle on, and that everyone can derive some benefit from. Whether it’s an app to help with cost control or an optimized building design achieved through BIM, these technologies can bring your projects to the next level and beyond.
P+W utilization modeling

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August 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

According to a McKinsey & Company report, only the travel and tourism and professional servic...

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The i/o team at Perkins+Will holds a planning session for an intelligent project delivery app. The firm utilizes machine learning tools and processes to learn from current and past projects. Courtesy Perkins+Will. Courtesy Perkins+Will.

August 16, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Machine learning represents a new frontier in the AEC industry that will help designers create bu...

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July 30, 2018 | Global Data

AI practitioners are primarily seeing very pointed benefits within problems that directly impact...

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Weidt Group’s Net Energy Optimizer now available as software as a service

The software allows users to see validated results for hundreds of proven energy-efficiency options in real time.

July 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proprietary energy analysis tool is open for use by the public.

Call for speakers: Accelerate AEC! innovation conference, May 2019

Speakers take the stage at the 2018 Accelerate AEC! conference, May 10, 2018, in Chicago. More than 150 AEC professionals attended the event. Photo: BD+C

July 17, 2018 | BD+C Staff

This high-energy forum will deliver 20 game-changing business and technology innovations from the...

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Watch all 19 Accelerate Live! talks on demand

In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C

June 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...

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Students lined up against a wall
June 12, 2018 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Many schools use predictive analytics to help reduce freshman attrition rates.

June 11, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), a trio of expe... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), HOK’s Greg Sc... read more
May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), AEC technophil... read more
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In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), building syste... read more
Sample of a 3D rendering created and altered in real time using Enscape’s real-time rendering software

Sample of a 3D rendering created and altered in real time using Enscape’s real-time rendering software. Enscape.

April 05, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

With emerging real-time rendering tools, project teams can design and render on the fly, for enha...

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Small construction companies are less willing to spend on technology than companies in several other business sectors, including retailing, manufacturing, and real estate. Image: Pixabay

March 01, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A survey of 800 companies found tepid interest overall in investing in “big data.” 

Staging should be used to support the client’s goals. This rendering for a spec office client was designed to target young, trendy tenants.

Staging should be used to support the client’s goals. This rendering for a spec office client was designed to target young, trendy tenants. Rendering: TILTPIXEL

       

January 02, 2018 | RAMY HANNA, 3D ARTIST, TILTPIXEL

3D artist Ramy Hanna offers guidelines and tricks-of-the-trade to ensure that project artwork is...

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December 14, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Gilbane Building Co., and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top BD+...

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December 14, 2017 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Gensler, and WSP top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest BIM design firms, as...

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Yulio heat map

Courtesy of Yulio Technologies

November 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor + John Caulfield, Senior Editor

From heat mapping to VR-based meetings, check out this trio of virtual and augmented reality appl...

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Existing reactor tank roof piping and equipment prior to remodel.

| October 26, 2017 | FARO

By integrating creativity and ingenuity with practicality, the Moody team was able to address the...

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October 18, 2017 | Autodesk

Autodesk’s investment in Project Frog creates a common data environment, streamlines design and e...

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A handheld scanner being used

The FARO Freestyle 3D handheld laser scanner was used to quickly capture precise measurements in One Liberty Plaza’s mechanical room. The device connects directly to a Microsoft Pro Surface tablet and has 3D point accuracy ≤1.5mm and an indoor scanning volume of up to 8m³. Photo: Actus3D.

October 12, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The emergence of handheld 3D laser scanners has been a boon for firms looking to lower costs and...

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3D model of a project

3D model of project shown in Navisworks, models developed in Cyclone and Revit.

| August 28, 2017 | Jason Schwartz, Principal at Acensium

Acensium is an engineering consulting services firm with a focus on material handling retrofit pr...

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Jacksonville Jaguars’ new practice facility, designed by Populous

The facility’s roof consists of 3,000 tons of structural steel that support a PTFE membrane. The PTFE fabric is suspended from 430-foot-long structural steel trusses that support an array of structural steel v-columns. Design architect Populous designed the roof form and then worked in tandem with Walter P Moore to create the roof’s structure and subdivide it into trusses. All images and renderings courtesy Populous

  

August 25, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor 

The project team employed Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, and a host of other software appli...

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A rendering of the updated exterior of 287 Park Avenue South from Spagnolo Group Architecture

Rendering courtesy SGA

July 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

287 Park Avenue South is a nine-story Classical Revival building previously known as the United C...

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Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb

July 06, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...

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June 13, 2017 |
Bluebeam’s Sasha Reed discusses why AEC leaders should give their teams permission to responsibly br... read more
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Thornton Tomasetti’s Jonatan Schumacher presents the firm’s business model for developing, incubatin... read more
June 13, 2017 |
Yazdani’s Ben Juckes discusses the firm’s tech-centric culture, where scripting has become an every-... read more
May 24, 2017 |
Daniel Davis offers a glimpse into the world at WeWork, and how his team is rethinking workplace des... read more
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