Now that the AEC industry has had several months to settle in a COVID-19 reality, Stephen B. Jacobs, the founder of the SBJ Group, discusses where we currently stand and what proactive measures designers can implement as we build and adapt in a new abnormal.
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.
This review explores ICL, a new technology platform for developing sustainable communities that includes tools for modeling, monitoring, and analysis. They can be used independently or integrated into a digital twin for sustainable design.
Digital twins are models that are dynamic rather than static, thereby staying in sync with the physical objects they are representing. This paper explores the technology of digital twins and its potential in the AEC industry to go much further than BIM in terms of impact and benefits.
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.