Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering: Firm Profile

Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering: Firm Profile

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.

Digital Twins and Smart Cities

Digital Twins and Smart City Impact on Design, Build, and Manage

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.

BEXEL Manager

BEXEL Manager

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).

Foster + Partners

Technology at Foster + Partners

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.

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  • Abvent releases Revit 2021 export plug-in for Artlantis. >>
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  • Webinar on Oct 15: Generate schedules and estimates in TeamSystem CPM from 3D design models without errors. >>
  • Solibri Excellence Journal gathers stories from users world-wide. >>
  • Mail Manager: The concept of the Digital Twin and the role of unstructured data. >>
  • 4M Releases 4MCAD V21: Interoperability, new BIM objects, 3D solid modeling, and more. >>
  • The Washington Post Names Deltek a Top Workplace In D.C. >>
  • TonicDM Internal Notes for RFIs and Submittals. >>
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  • The Wild: Is It Time for a VR/AR Collaboration Solution? >>
  • Microsol Resources blog: Tips and Tricks for Upgrading Revit Projects. >>
  • Bentley Systems Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering. >>
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  • ARCHVISTA webinar on Nov 11: Engage Clients | Mobile & Real-Time Visualization. >>
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Extending BIM to Infrastructure

Extending BIM to Infrastructure

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.

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley: Case Study of an IPD Project

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.

Eureka Tower

The Eureka Tower: A Case Study of Advanced BIM Implementation

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.

Labor Productivity in Construction

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry

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.