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SketchUp Pro 2014

This review explores the key new features in SketchUp Pro 2014, the paid version of SketchUp with additional functionality targeted towards professionals, and, in particular, the increasing AEC-specific and BIM-related capabilities that are being added to it under the Trimble umbrella ...

Toward an Architecture of Performance: Reconciling Performance and Design

This article discusses some of the questions related to architecture and performance that emerged at the recent PER/FORM Live Design Competition held at Pratt Institute's Manhattan campus in May, where competitors were tasked with designing a multi-family residential building that was judged ...

ArchiCAD 18

This product review takes a detailed look at the new version of Graphisoft’s popular BIM application, ArchiCAD, which includes a brand new rendering engine, multi-element editing, automated revision management, improved handling of PDF files, expanded IFC capabilities for better interoperability, and ...

Extending BIM to Infrastructure

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, where all the individual components making up a city's infrastructure are represented by intelligent data-rich 3D models that carry ...

AECbytes Magazine


AECbytes is excited to announce the publication of its Q2 2014 magazine.


Besides several indepth feature articles, this issue also features the following content exclusive to the magazine:


  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Stadiums: Use of BIM
  • People Profile – James Vanderzande, HOK
  • People Profile – Paul Teicholz, Professor Emeritus, Stanford
  • Firm Profile – Ghafari Associates, US
  • Viewpoint – Feedback from Readers
  • Selected Posts from AECbytes Discussion Forum


For more information on how to access the magazine, please visit the Magazine page.