BIM and Information Technology
Sharing of and reliance on BIM data is central to the idea that BIM will lead to a more efficient...read more
Umbra employee Elina Nygård uses a tablet to view a BIM model on site before construction has begun. While this could be done in VR, augmented reality allows for the model to be explored in the actual environment where the completed building will exist. AR gives architects and clients the most realistic walkthrough of an unbuilt structure possible. Courtesy Umbra
Could new technology that simplifies the transfer of BIM models to augmented reality push AEC fir...read more
Autodesk's purchase of PlanGrid brings into its stable a popular digital blueprint software that helps contractors streamline their project management. Image: Autodesk
PlanGrid and BuildingConnected are the latest pieces in the company’s quest to digitize the const...read more
The ability of EC firms to capture, understand, and apply from all kinds of sources—including their job sites—is critical to their being able to deliver buildings for smarter cities in the future. Image: Deloitte Consulting
A new paper from Deloitte Consulting advises companies to revise their strategies with an eye tow...read more
According to a McKinsey & Company report, only the travel and tourism and professional servic...read more
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.
Machine learning represents a new frontier in the AEC industry that will help designers create bu...read more
AI practitioners are primarily seeing very pointed benefits within problems that directly impact...read more
The software allows users to see validated results for hundreds of proven energy-efficiency options in real time.
The proprietary energy analysis tool is open for use by the public.
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
This high-energy forum will deliver 20 game-changing business and technology innovations from the...read more
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
BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...read more
Many schools use predictive analytics to help reduce freshman attrition rates.
Sample of a 3D rendering created and altered in real time using Enscape’s real-time rendering software. Enscape.
With emerging real-time rendering tools, project teams can design and render on the fly, for enha...read more
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
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. Rendering: TILTPIXEL
3D artist Ramy Hanna offers guidelines and tricks-of-the-trade to ensure that project artwork is...read more
Turner Construction Co., Gilbane Building Co., and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. top BD+...read more
Jacobs, Gensler, and WSP top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest BIM design firms, as...read more
Courtesy of Yulio Technologies
From heat mapping to VR-based meetings, check out this trio of virtual and augmented reality appl...read more
Existing reactor tank roof piping and equipment prior to remodel.
By integrating creativity and ingenuity with practicality, the Moody team was able to address the...read more
Autodesk’s investment in Project Frog creates a common data environment, streamlines design and e...read more
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.
The emergence of handheld 3D laser scanners has been a boon for firms looking to lower costs and...read more
3D model of project shown in Navisworks, models developed in Cyclone and Revit.
Acensium is an engineering consulting services firm with a focus on material handling retrofit pr...read more
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
The project team employed Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Kangaroo, and a host of other software appli...read more