On November 11, 2020, the AEC Technology industry lost one of its leading figures, Chuck Eastman. In memoriam, AECbytes is reprinting this Viewpoint article from 2008 that was authored by Chuck Eastman and his co-authors of their seminal work, the “BIM Handbook.”
Revittools is a plugin that provides a visual portal to Autodesk Revit with the functionality to search, link, tag, colorcode and report on information stored in Revit models and linked external databases, as well as the ability to add new construction and maintenance data captured on-site.
Studio Ma, an internationally recognized architecture and planning firm that is laser-focused on sustainable and environmentally responsive design, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile. Its BIM strategy has been developed with an eye toward use of energy, light, and design modeling to improve outcomes and enhance building performance.
This article provides an overview of the new “Estimation in Cloud” from TeamSystem, a cloud-based estimation software that can be managed from any device, allowing you to share estimates and updates in real time with all team members working on the same project. It is aimed at professionals in both the public and private sectors who need simple, intuitive, and secure software.
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 IPD is still more of a goal than a reality for most of the AEC industry, there are a few ground-breaking projects that are already using this new collaboration and delivery method.
Standing 92 stories tall with a total height of 300 meters (984 feet), the Eureka Tower located in Melbourne, Australia, is not only the tallest residential building in the world, it is also one of the largest projects to be designed using BIM.
Dr. Paul Teicholz, Professor (Research) Emeritus, of the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University explores the gradual decline of field productivity in the construction industry and its main causes.