Building the Future

Little Case Study - One Firm's Migration to the Cloud

In this article, Chris France, the author of many previous AECbytes articles on the implementation of the "cloud" in AEC, presents a detailed case study about the successes and challenges that Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, an international architecture and design firm, encountered on its journey to the ...

Future City Competition

This article provides an overview of the Future City competition, an annual competition where middle school students design a "future city" based on a specific theme, creating a virtual model using SimCity as well as a physical model. It takes a closer look at how SimCity is used and discusses the many benefits ...

AEC Project Presentations from the 2013 Be Inspired Awards

This article follows up on the recent overview of Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, with a dedicated look at the projects that were selected as the finalists in the building-related categories of Bentley’s annual Be Inspired awards, the winners of which were announced at the conference ...

Say "NO!" to Hollywood BIM: An Advanced Integration of the BIM Process at a Builder

In this article, Antonio Ruivo Meireles, who is the Innovation Manager of Mota-Engil, a large building company headquartered in Portugal that has more than 20,000 employees worldwide, describes a more advanced integration of the BIM process implemented at his firm, in contrast to the "Hollywood BIM" ...