BIM and Information Technology
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
Rendering courtesy SGA
287 Park Avenue South is a nine-story Classical Revival building previously known as the United C...read more
Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb
BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...read more
More than 170 bathroom pods were used in The Broadmoor West’s $57 million renovation in Colorado Springs, Colo. The prefabricated pods are five-fixture units that include double sinks, a soaking tub, a shower stall, and a separated toilet water closet. Photo courtesy Oldcastle SurePods.
Advancements in building technology and ongoing concerns about labor shortages make prefabricatio...read more
PlanIt Impact's cloud-based platform is helping CB Properties and Milhaus Development plan a $24.3 million mixed-use building on 27th and Troost Streets in Kansas City, which will include 182 market-rate apartments and 12,000 sf of commercial space. The developers are using this platform to better understand operational costs so tenant occupancy would be more affordable. Image; Planit Impact
PlanIt Impact's sustainability scoring is based on myriad government and research data.
Photo courtesy of Heywood Chan Photography
One shortcut: sending shop drawings created from laser scans directly to a wood panel fabricator....
Here are a few new reality capture products and platforms that caught our eye.
Prior to starting a recent renovation, Mortenson Construction laser-scanned as-built conditions to assist in comparing the actual building to the design, and to facilitate accurate project planning. Courtesy Mortenson Construction.
Advanced reality capture technologies are breaking down the barriers between the job site and pro...read more
One of a pair of Canova Lions that guard the entrance to the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. The bronze sculptures were cast from the 1792 originals by Antonio Canova for the tomb of Pope Clement XIII in St. Peter’s Basilica. Courtesy Leo A Daly.
How one Building Team is giving a university client what its facilities staff really wants from B...read more
Image: Aadbuild, Wikimedia Commons
National Institute of Building Sciences releases a manual for developing standard set of BIM docu...read more
Photo courtesy of Sasaki Associates
“Fail” is no longer a dirty four-letter word: for maker culture, it has become a crucial stop alo...read more
John Williams, CEO of Impact Infrastructure, whose Autocase software calculates the dollar value and ROI of earning LEED points, taking into account financial, social, and environmental benefits. Image: BD+C
Autocase analyzes the financial, social, and environmental benefits of certification.
Considerable challenges posed by the height of the buildings. Narrow streets enclosed by high rise structures removed any option of using GPS survey methods. Everything needed to be shot via line-of-sight measurement. (Image from Google Earth Pro).
DeWalt Corporation, which has completed thousands of surveys over the last 50 years, began using...read more
Members of the Building Team for the 700,000-sf addition to the Banner University Medical Center Tucson meet at the co-location office in Tucson, Ariz. Pictured (l. to r.): Kristian Watkins, Project Manager, Banner Health; Dan Dupaix, Director of Facilities, Banner Health; Alison Rainey, AIA, Director, Shepley Bulfinch; Elizabeth Spelman, AIA, RA, LEED AP, Senior Architect, Shepley Bulfinch; and Mark Barkenbush, Senior Project Executive, Banner Health. Photo: © 2016 Kat Nania Kendon / Shepley Bulfinch.
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The costs and benefits of managing 29 types of waste are now included.
HOK, Perkins+Will, Turner Construction Co., The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Jacobs, and Thorn...read more
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With dependable cellular and Wi-Fi coverage a must-have amenity for today’s businesses, CBRE to c...read more
A new app launched by Dodge Data & Analytics gives pros a quick and secure way to scan a wide range of projects of interest. Image: Dodge Data & Analytics
The product, called PlanRoom, could be particularly useful in sharing data and communications amo...read more
Animated GIFs are a simple tool that can explain a large amount of intricate information in an ea...read more
Autodesk LIVE includes interactive tools like time of day and time of year, which provide realistic sun lighting and shadows. All images courtesy Autodesk. Click here to enlarge.
Users can adjust navigation points, render styles, and even the time of day, with fluid and quick...read more
Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland will host next week's Republican National Convention, at which more than 20,000 people are expected to attend. The venue is relying on a distributed antennae system to help boost voice and data transmission and make sure those attendees' smartphones work smoothly. Image: Erik Drost/Wikimedia Commons
Each venue is equipped with DAS technology that extends the building’s wireless coverage.