Building the Future

Toward an Architecture of Performance: Reconciling Performance and Design

This article discusses some of the questions related to architecture and performance that emerged at the recent PER/FORM Live Design Competition held at Pratt Institute’s Manhattan campus in May,  where competitors were tasked with designing a multi-family residential building that was judged ...

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, where all the individual components making up a city's infrastructure are represented by intelligent data-rich 3D models that carry information about ...

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 ...

 

 

 

 

 

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