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OneDesign: Blurring the lines between Architecture, Engineering and Contracting

This article by John Tobin, VP for Operations at EYP, explores the contrast between segmentation, and its alternative, specialization, and how it has played out in different industries, including construction. It examines how the construction industry, in particular, has become progressively segmented ...

Autodesk AEC Summit: 2016 Release and Upcoming Products

This article captures the highlights of Autodesk’s recently released 2016 AEC product family as well as some information Autodesk shared about upcoming products at a dedicated AEC media event, including a dramatic expansion of its BIM 360 cloud-based construction platform, a new Building Ops tool for ...

The Power of a Pre-Linked ArchiCAD Template, Part 1 – Viewpoints

This is the first of a series of articles which walks users through the fundamentals of creating and using a pre-linked template in ArchiCAD, which has all the viewpoints of a project linked into sets of deliverables even before a model is created. Such a template offers benefits in easy adoption ...

10 Years of RTC Australasia

This article by James Vandezande, the director of the buildingSMART program at HOK, describes his experience attending the RTC Australasia event that was recently held in Gold Coast, Queensland. In addition to the highlights of the conference, he describes how the conference has grown beyond Revit ...

AIA 2015 Convention and Expo

This article takes a closer look at the BIM applications, extensions, and conceptual design tools that were exhibited at the recent AIA convention, including the upcoming releases of Vectorworks and ArchiCAD, a new “SEPS to BIM” plug-in for importing intelligent health objects into SketchUp ...

Aconex: Cloud Platform for AEC Collaboration

This review explore the features and functionality of the cloud-based collaboration solution, Aconex, which has grown steadily from a startup in Australia to a public company that is used to manage several large-scale construction and engineering projects across the globe. It looks at the factors that ...

Why Isn't There a Smarter BIM Tool for Building Design, Yet?

This Viewpoint article by Lachmi Khemlani, Founder and Editor of AECbytes, questions why we still don't have a smart building design tool which does not require us to painstakingly model every detail in our buildings, but can automatically create much of it from a conceptual sketch using a rule-based expert ...

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