TonicDM: Project Information Management for AEC

This review explores TonicDM, a new cloud-based project information management (PIM) solution that is focused on making PIM smarter, more efficient, and easier to use. Its PIM functionality is distilled into three main areas: email management, file transfers, and contract administration, which includes creating and recording submittals and RFIs.

Nikken Sekkei: An AEC Technology Case Study from Japan

This article, which was originally published in the Q3 2014 issue of AECbytes Magazine, looks at the AEC technologies implemented at Nikken Sekkei, a 2,400 person firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, and construction management services around the globe.

ICL: The New Environmental Digital Twin for Healthy Sustainable Communities

IES has launched its new Intelligent Communities Lifecycle (ICL)—new cutting-edge digital twin technology that connects distributed energy networks, renewables, master plans, building design, operation and retrofit.

Firm Profile: SHoP Architects

SHoP Architects, a young, award-winning architecture firm with an innovative design approach, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile.

People Profile: Paul Seletsky

Paul Seletsky, AIA, an independent Digital Design consultant who was one of the pioneers in the application of AEC technology in architectural practice, shares his experiences and insights in this Profile.

What's New in Revit 2020?

Dan Stine, architect, author, and Revit expert, returns to tell us about the many new features in the new Revit 2020 release, including PDF import support, a new Path of Travel tool, SketchUp support, new advanced materials, and more.

VendorHub News

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From the AECbytes Archives

  • Now that BIM has conquered the building industry and is here to stay, this article explores the application of the same "information modeling" concept to infrastructure.
  • While the "Internet of Things" can be used to make buildings with smarter controls and sensors once they are built, and inhabited, can it also be applied in the design and construction phases?
  • A broad overview of the IFC model without delving too deeply into its technicalities, intended to provide a better understanding of it to the AEC practitioner interested in interoperability.