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BIM and Information Technology
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
Gensler's Alan Robles speaking at BD+C's 2017 Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference. Photo: BD+C
This high-energy, daylong forum will deliver 16 game-changing business and technology innovations...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
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.