Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel is an international architecture and cross-disciplinary firm headquartered in Milan, Italy. Active since the seventies, the firm is involved in many projects across the globe – from master planning to mixed-use developments, to residential and commercial buildings, corporate headquarters, and hotels. The firm shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile.
Interoperability is critical for collaboration in the building industry, allowing diverse professionals to use the “best of breed” software applications for their tasks while still being able to exchange project data, stay informed of the work of all the members of the project team, and make faster progress on their individual tasks.
Dresdner Robin is a leading land-use firm for the Tri-State Area, focusing on urban redevelopment, green infrastructure, last-mile (site development), transportation projects, utility/transportation infrastructure, 3D data deliverables and graphical information systems. The firm shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile.
This review explores FINE MEP, a complete set of BIM applications for MEP design that are cost-effective, have a familiar AutoCAD-like interface, support multiple MEP norms and standards, automate calculations, produce the required drawings and reports, and allow BIM models to be imported in IFC format.
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. This case study explores one such project.
This article provides an overview of the CORENET project—an initiative that was launched in 1995 in Singapore to "propel the construction and real estate sector into the new millennium"—and takes an in-depth look at its automated code checking module, e-PlanCheck.
In this article, Dr. Paul Teicholz takes another look to see what, if any, changes in labor productivity can be detected from the national statistics about the industry.
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.