Modeling a Waffle Structure in Rhino and Grasshopper

Mark Loomis, Principal at MP Studio, shows how to use a Grasshopper script to model a waffle structure, using its algorithmic design capabilities to automate the process and allow parameters such as the spacing and the width of the ribs of the structure to be adjusted just by moving a number slider.

Automated Code Compliance Updates, 2018

This article captures the latest updates on automated code compliance in the AEC industry, with new commercial and research efforts as well as some exploratory efforts in governments to determine how it could be applied to streamline the approvals process by regulatory agencies.

Art, Technology, and Circumstance: The Development of New Brutalism

Could the rise of the divisive architectural style of New Brutalism in European cities in the 1950s and 60s have been prevented if our current planning and BIM capabilities been available at that time?.

Fueling Corporate Growth with VDI Cloud Workstations

Andy Knauf, CIO of Mead & Hunt, describes how the use of a cloud-native VDI solution helped his firm meet its aggressive growth target, allowing its project team to collaborate at cloud scale and speed, in real time, and from anywhere.

ARCHICAD 22

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.

AECbytes Magazine Q2 2018

The recently published Q2 2018 issue of AECbytes magazine includes:
  • NVIDIA GTC 2018 Conference
  • Firm Profile: SHoP Architects
  • ARCHICAD 22
  • Firm Profile: Newtecnic
  • What's New in Revit 2019?

... 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

  • Transoft Solutions and Vectorworks Partnership Offers Vehicle Swept Path Analysis Within Leading Design and BIM Platform. >>
  • Vectorworks Releases 2019 Version of Its Award-Winning Design & BIM Software. >>
  • Cloud based issue tracking platform BIMcollab now available as on-premise version. >>
  • Solibri Delivers on Customer Needs with Actionable Insights from Revulytics Usage Analytics. >>
  • Ideate Proudly Sponsors the MCAWW 2018 Conference. >>
  • GRAPHISOFT Appoints Vice President, Americas to Support its Further Growth. >>
  • Lean Training: How to Track and Measure Takt Time in Touchplan. >>
  • IrisVR Brings VR to Construction Industry with First Ever Navisworks Integration to Support BIM. >>
  • Newforma Announces New Project Analytics Platform, Based on Microsoft Power BI. >>
  • Siemens and Bentley Partner in New Digital Solution to Optimize Capital Project Delivery. >>
  • Tekla webinar on Sep 4: The Latest Tekla Software Developments For Steel Detailing and Fabrication. >>
  • Twinmotion 2019 live presentation on Sep 6. >>
  • Microsol Resources webinar on Sep 6: Connecting Design and Construction for Architecture, Structure and MEP. >>
  • What's New in SCIA Engineer 18: streamlined usability, advanced material design and extended BIM links. >>
  • Deltek's Announces It Will Rename the Next Release of Its Deltek for Professional Services Solution to Vantagepoint. >>
  • Using the Layout Assistant in ElumTools, the integrated lighting calculation tool for Revit. >>
  • IES Case Study: Capitol Tower, Houston Texas. >>
  • ALLPLAN Opens US Office Location in West Chester, Pennsylvania. >>
  • Avitru and UL Announce Technology Partnership to Simplify Access to Sustainability Data Within MasterSpec. >>
  • 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.