Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering, a leading tribally-owned architectural, engineering, and design firm that specializes in the federal, state, municipal, commercial and tribal markets and has a singular dedication to environmental stewardship, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile.
How will Digital Twins and Smart City programs change the way projects are designed, built, and managed? Ron Perkins, who has more than three decades of experience in the AEC technology industry, explores this question, looking at how managing assets remotely while capturing analytics can be used to make predictive decisions.
This review explores BEXEL Manager, a sophisticated application for construction planning and scheduling with a wide range of capabilities including coordinating the multiple disciplinary BIM models in IFC format (3D BIM), construction planning and scheduling (4D BIM), quantity take-off and estimating (5D BIM), and finally, extending the use of the model to FM (6D BIM).
In this article, Han Shi, Head of BIM & Design Systems at Foster + Partners, describes how technology forms an integral part of the firm’s workflow, with several interdisciplinary groups at the practice involved in areas such as computational design, building physics, performance analysis, optimisation, fabrication, and interaction design, conducting state-of-the-art research and development.
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.