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.
February 19, 2014 | Sefaira

Sefaira, the leader in software for high performance building design, today announced that its pe...

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February 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The robots build by observing thier environment and then obeying a set of traffic rules programme...

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RMIT University's Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Neal Jennings

RMIT University's Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Neal Jennings

February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In this special five-part report, Building Design+Construction explores how Building Tea...

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Husqvarnas DXR140 demolition robot in action. The robot shown here is controlle

Husqvarnas DXR140 demolition robot in action. The robot shown here is controlled by remote human operation, though other models

February 14, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editors

Building Teams across the globe are employing advanced robotics to simplify what is inherently a...

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Sasaki Associates used detailed network visualizations like this traffic flow pa

Sasaki Associates used detailed network visualizations like this traffic flow pattern of the College Hill neighborhood in Provid

February 12, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

There are literally hundreds of applications for deep analytics in planning and design projects,...

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Photoshop CC supports the most popular desktop 3D printers, such as the MakerBot

Photoshop CC supports the most popular desktop 3D printers, such as the MakerBot Replicator.

February 11, 2014 | Adobe

Available as part of an update to Photoshop Creative Cloud, the tool enables users to easily and...

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Using EnergyPlus, AEC professionals can model heating, cooling, lighting, ventil

Using EnergyPlus, AEC professionals can model heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, and other energy flows.

February 07, 2014 | Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

The update will allow a larger ecosystem of developers to contribute updates to the code in order...

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February 06, 2014 | Bluebeam

This week, Bluebeam® Software, leading developer of PDF-based markup, measurement and collaborati...

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February 05, 2014 | PPG Industries

PPG Industries announced that it has created a new library of  building information and modeling...

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January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The free tool, called Build, allows Chrome users to create virtual 3D structures using any shape...

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nbbj, computational design
January 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff 

In an ideal world, every office employee would have a beautiful view from his or her desk. While...

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January 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The temporary pavilion for Russian telecom operator MegaFon will be wrapped with a massive digita...

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December 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

BD+C editors and our contributors posted hundreds of blogs in 2013. Here's a recap of th...

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December 31, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The world's tallest twisting tower and the rise of augmented reality technology in construction w...

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December 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Smart classrooms, DNA-based medical care, and wired cities are among the technology-related innov...

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December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...

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JE Dunn uses pop-up WiFi stations and weatherproof computer kiosks (pictured) to

JE Dunn uses pop-up WiFi stations and weatherproof computer kiosks (pictured) to bring the Dunn Dashboard to the job site. All p

December 04, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Construction giant JE Dunn is saving millions in cost avoidances by implementing a custom, cloud-...

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Photo courtesy: Antpkr, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo courtesy: Antpkr, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

November 27, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Forty-six percent of the respondents to an exclusive BD+C survey of AEC professionals re...

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November 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Kieran Timberlake and PE International have developed Tally, an analysis tool to help BIM users k...

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As part of its IntelliCommand building operations management service, Jones Lang

As part of its IntelliCommand building operations management service, Jones Lang LaSalle staffs a team of facilities experts who

November 08, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief
Real estate services giant Jones Lang LaSalle set out to answer these questions when it partner...
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October 30, 2013 | BD+C Staff

If you like to geek out on building information modeling and virtual design and construction, you...

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Tom Wujec, Autodesk Fellow and Lead Facilitator for the U40 Vision Competition,

Tom Wujec, Autodesk Fellow and Lead Facilitator for the U40 Vision Competition, talks with some of the winning teams before thei

October 18, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Fifteen teams competed last week in the first annual Vision U40 Competition at BD+C's Un...

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To test the effectiveness of BIM modeling on the Hillshire Brands office project

To test the effectiveness of BIM modeling on the Hillshire Brands office project in Chicago, Environmental Systems Design compared several snapshots of the Revit model to post-construction photos of the same space. In every case, the two were nearly identical.

October 02, 2013 | Amanda Carter, FE, Environmental Systems Design

An integrated Building Team uses BIM/VDC to convert a 1940s-era industrial building into a flashy...

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Augmented reality allows AEC professionals and facility managers to see behind w

Augmented reality allows AEC professionals and facility managers to see behind walls and above ceilings. Photo: McCarthy Building Companies

September 04, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Building Design+Construction reached out to AEC professionals who have studied and appli...

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In one of the largest augmented reality applications to date, VTN Consulting wor

In one of the largest augmented reality applications to date, VTN Consulting worked with the city of Las Vegas to build a 3D BIM model of the above- and below-ground infrastructure in the core downtown area. The firm used Autodesks InfraWorks software to model the infrastructure, and is using the free InfraWorks tablet app to view BIM files in the field. Photo: VTN Consulting

September 04, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Thanks to inexpensive mobile devices and increasingly advanced software apps, Building Teams are...

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September 04, 2013 | Leo O’Loughlin, Senior Vice President, Energy and Sustainability, Jones Lang LaSalle

Recent advancements in technology are allowing owners to connect with facilities as never before,...

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The new LOD Specification by BIMForum adds context and meaning to the levels of

The new LOD Specification by BIMForum adds context and meaning to the levels of development outlined in AIAs BIM Protocol contr

August 08, 2013 | Jeffrey Yoders, Contributing Editor

The newly released LOD Specification document allows Building Teams to understand exactly what’s...

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Courtesy FKP Architects and SSR

Courtesy FKP Architects and SSR

July 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Turner, Clark Group, DPR top Building Design+Construction's 2013 ranking of the contractors and c...

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Courtesy SmithGroup

Courtesy SmithGroup

July 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, URS, SAIC top Building Design+Construction's 2013 ranking of the engineering and engineer...

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Cook Childrens Hospital North Tower, Fort Worth, Texas; Rendering: Courtesy FKP

Cook Childrens Hospital North Tower, Fort Worth, Texas; Rendering: Courtesy FKP Architects and SSR

July 19, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, HOK, HDR top Building Design+Construction's 2013 ranking of the architecture and archite...

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