This review explores the dramatically improved façade design capabilities, more flexible modeling of individual building elements, better information management, and additional productivity, workflow, and performance improvements in ARCHICAD 22.

Affordable Clean Energy for Underprivileged Communities

This article by Meghna Patnaik, who specializes in Sustainable Environmental Design and is currently a Design Engineer at SunPower, describes a feasibility study she did for the development of solar power as an affordable clean energy technology for an underprivileged community in Purkal, India.

BIM-Integrated Issue Management

In this Viewpoint article, Erik Pijnenburg, CEO of KUBUS BV, discusses the importance of integrated and centralized BIM issue management, not only to improve the quality of BIM data, but also of the design process in AEC.

Eliminate the Wait

You've got a great design, and you can't wait to show it to the client. You put the final touches on the 3D model's lighting and materials, position the camera at just the right angle, and click the Render button ....



Aditazz Design Synthesis

Exploring how this application has the potential to become a "smart" AEC technology tool, creating libraries of rooms for different project types that are pre-validated for code-compliance, making it easier and faster to design projects with highly regulated design requirements.

AECbytes Magazine Q1 2018

The recently published Q1 2018 issue of AECbytes magazine includes:
  • Firm Profile: BuroHappold Engineering
  • BIM and Blockchain
  • Solibri Model Checker
  • Construction Planning and Execution with BIM
  • Tekla Structural Designer

... and more!

The digital version is FREE. To read the magazine online or to download a PDF or iPad version of the latest issue, use this link.

VendorHub News

  • What's New in SCIA Engineer 18: streamlined usability, advanced material design and extended BIM links. >>
  • Register for Microsol Resources online event on July 31: What's New in Bluebeam Revu 2018? >>
  • Touchplan General Contractors See Improved Rankings in ENR's 2018 Top 400 List. >>
  • Register for on-demand webinar -- BIMcollab 5: Issue tracking made easy. >>
  • Register for Newforma webinar on July 18: Deconstructing Project Risk. >>
  • GRAPHISOFT hosts 7th global Key Client Conference. >>
  • Twinmotion 2019 live presentation. >>
  • ElumTools - The Lighting Solution for Revit. >>
  • Ideate Software Leading Presentations, Demonstrating Products, and Hosting Data Day at BiLT NA. >>
  • Solibri Animation Workflow. >>
  • Bentley Named 2018 Microsoft CityNext Partner of the Year. >>
  • Cracknell To Take Its Business Systems Into The Cloud With Deltek ERP. >>
  • Switching from Rhino to Vectorworks. >>
  • ALLPLAN Opens US Office Location in West Chester, Pennsylvania. >>
  • Tekla Structures BIM software used to construct 2018 World Cup stadiums. >>
  • Build Custom VR Walkthroughs with IrisVR Prospect 2.2. >>
  • MEPcontent introduces the Stabiplan Productivity Tools for Revit App. >>
  • Avitru and UL Announce Technology Partnership to Simplify Access to Sustainability Data Within MasterSpec. >>
  • Transoft Solutions Completes Acquisition of Airtopsoft. >>
  • Use of IESVE by Taka Solutions for O-14 Tower in Dubai as part of its Shared Savings Energy Performance Contract (SSEPC). >>
  • Case Study: Advanced Substation Design in a Managed Environment using Bentley technology by Elia. >>
  • 4MCAD: The Smart Alternative to AutoCAD. >>
  • ARCAT Specifications - The most up to date library with 1405 specifications. >>
  • BIM6x Template Kits for ARCHICAD updated. >>
  • Sefaira blog: Passive Design in 6 Steps -- A Guide for Beginners. >>
  • Cityzenith Launches Smart World Pro for Architects and Property Owners. >>
  • Keysoft Solutions Case Study: How Use of KeySCAPE LandCADD saved AEC Inc. time and ensured accuracy. >>

From the AECbytes Archives

  • 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 the "Internet of Things" can be used to make buildings with smarter controls and sensors once they are built, and inhabited, can it also be applied in the design and construction phases?
  • 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.