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.
July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks syste...

David Benjamin, owner and founder of The Living. Photo courtesy of Autodesk.

David Benjamin, owner and founder of The Living. Photo courtesy of Autodesk.

June 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Living, David Benjamin's design studio, has been acquired by Autodesk. Combined, the two will...

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Photo courtesy of CGLA Infrastructure.

Photo courtesy of CGLA Infrastructure.

June 30, 2014 | CGLA Infrastructure

The ASCE estimates that $3.6 trillion must be invested by 2020 to make critically needed upgrades...

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Using 3D printing, Arup engineers were able to design and fabricate this lightwe

Using 3D printing, Arup engineers were able to design and fabricate this lightweight, complex steel node more efficiently. Phot

June 18, 2014 | Arup

The firm's research shows that 3D printing has the potential to reduce costs, cut waste, and slas...

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Jevon Carrington and Leila Schey, both Architectural Designers in Genslers Wash

Jevon Carrington and Leila Schey, both Architectural Designers in Genslers Washington, D.C., office, collaborate on a project u

June 11, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

In search of a fast rendering solution, Gensler looked to the gaming and moviemaking industries f...

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The city of Buffalo hired a team of professionals to execute assessments for mor

The city of Buffalo hired a team of professionals to execute assessments for more than 4 million SF of city-owned facilities inc

June 08, 2014 | Joseph Cassata, AIA, CannonDesign

Over the past few years, Buffalo has developed a cutting-edge facility management program to ensu...

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May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Funded through Kickstarter, iSketchnote uses a smart pen to instantly digitize hand-written notes...

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May 23, 2014 | Ryan Schultz & Timothy Connor, SPARCH

Data center design specialist SPARCH creates a modular scheme for solutions provider Digital Real...

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Set to open next month, the $75 million, 215,000-sf Kamloops Internet Data Centr

Set to open next month, the $75 million, 215,000-sf Kamloops Internet Data Centre in Kamloops, B.C., is projected to set records

May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Building Teams are employing a range of creative solutions—from evaporative cooling to novel hot/...

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Integrated Design Group incorporates computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulatio

Integrated Design Group incorporates computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations into its BIM data center models to help evaluate and fine tune server layouts based on the air flow and temperatures in the space.

May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Here’s where AEC firms and owners are getting the most bang for the buck when using BIM/VDC to co...

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Facebook Data Center, Lule, Sweden

Facebook Data Center, Lule, Sweden

May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The demand for sophisticated facility monitoring solutions has spurred a new market segment—data...

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The contractor implemented advanced prefabrication measures on the 360-bed Exemp

The contractor implemented advanced prefabrication measures on the 360-bed Exempla Saint Joseph Heritage Project in Denver, incl

May 14, 2014 | Mortenson Construction

Value-based cost-benefit analysis of prefab approaches on the firm's 360-bed Exempla Saint Joseph...

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By employing advanced prefabrication techniques, the Building Team for the 840,0

By employing advanced prefabrication techniques, the Building Team for the 840,000-sf, $625 million Exempla St. Joseph Heritage

May 09, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Leading AEC firms offer helpful advice for using BIM to pull off prefab for everything from MEP i...

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The Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, designed by HOK,

The Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, designed by HOK, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Buro Happold, was hon

May 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Thom Mayne's Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Anaheim's new intermodal center are among the...

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Sasaki's MyCampus interactive mapping program

Sasaki's MyCampus interactive mapping program

April 23, 2014 | Chris Sgarzi, Sasaki Associates

Advanced methods of data collection, applied both prior to design and after opening, are bringing...

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April 10, 2014 | Bluebeam

Bluebeam is holding the second annual Bluebeam eXtreme Awards at the 2014 Bluebeam eXtreme Confer...

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April 02, 2014 | Autodesk

The Autodesk InfraWorks 360 family of offerings now includes enhanced roads and highways capabili...

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Having the correct model views loaded and visibility settings adjusted prior to

Having the correct model views loaded and visibility settings adjusted prior to virtual coordination meetings can greatly improv

March 31, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Process mapping, split models, and streamlined coordination meetings are among the timesaving tec...

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Hadid calls the plaza a "green oasis" in the midst of the urban Dongdaemun distr

Hadid calls the plaza a "green oasis" in the midst of the urban Dongdaemun district. All photos: Virgile Simon Bertrand; court

March 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new space, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, is a blend of park and cultural spaces meant for the...

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March 12, 2014 | CannonDesign

The new software identifies critical failures of components and systems, code and ADA-compliance...

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March 10, 2014 | KieranTimberlake

Tally provides AEC professionals with insight into how materials-related decisions made during de...

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Caterpillars Cat B15 rugged smartphone

Caterpillars Cat B15 rugged smartphone

March 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The B15 is billed by Cat as “the most progressive, durable and rugged device available on the mar...

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Photo: iBackFlip Somersault

Photo: iBackFlip Somersault

March 10, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

BD+C readers share their most trusted smartphone and tablet cases. The editors select some of the...

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The Rombald team

The Rombald team

March 06, 2014 | BQE Software

By replacing spreadsheets with BillQuick, this growing consulting firm has greater visibility int...

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Greg Miller used the Unity coding language to create "Jerry's Place." All render

Greg Miller used the Unity coding language to create "Jerry's Place." All renderings: Greg Miller

March 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fans of the show can now explore a virtual 3D model of the iconic New York residence, thanks to o...

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This CFD model depicts thermal stratification within a conference room to assess

This CFD model depicts thermal stratification within a conference room to assess occupant comfort as an example of how CFD can b

February 27, 2014 | Jason Pfeiffer

From right-sizing mechanical systems to understanding the impact of design alternatives, CFD offe...

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February 27, 2014 | Bluebeam Software

The latest version of the company’s flagship solution better enables users in document-intensive...

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PocketCake's VRSCA (for Virtual Reality Simulation Converter Assembly) is three

PocketCake's VRSCA (for Virtual Reality Simulation Converter Assembly) is three times more powerful than the average high-perfor

February 27, 2014 | PocketCake

The company's Virtual Reality Simulation Converter Assembly is three times more powerful than the...

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February 26, 2014 | PocketCake

Founded in 2012, the development firm offers custom virtual reality simulations for the price of...

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February 24, 2014 | Benjamin Moore

This white paper from Benjamin Moore provides practical guidance for building and sustaining an e...

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