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High Speed Rail and BIM

This article explores the potential use of BIM on high-speed rail (HSR) projects, in the wake of the formal launch of California’s planned High Speed Rail initiative, and explores whether we can expect the use of BIM to significantly lower the cost of new HSR projects than those implemented in the pre-BIM era ...

Integration of BIM with Facility Systems to Support HVAC Troubleshooting

This article describes a research project conducted at NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering to address the challenges HVAC mechanics face when troubleshooting HVAC related problems. It uses IFC to integrate BIM and other data sources for facilities information so that all the needed information ...

AEC Technology Updates: Design and Analysis Applications

This article captures the key AEC technology updates related to building design and analysis applications, including Graphisoft's BIMx Pro, Nemetschek's Allplan, 4M's IntelliCAD-based BIM suite, the new MEPdesigner for SketchUp from Trimble, ArchiCAD add-ons from the Cadimage Group, Revit ...

AEC Technology Updates: Construction and FM Applications

This article captures the key semi-annual updates of the main developments related to construction and facilities management applications in the AEC technology industry including ProjectSight, AllTrak Cloud, and Rapid Positioning System from Trimble, Dynamic Manuals from Aconex, Newforma's SmartUse, ...

AECbytes Magazine


The Q4 2014 issue is here!


It includes the following articles:


  • The "Internet of Things" in AEC
  • People Profile – Davis Chauviere, HKS

  • Project Highlights from 2014 Be Inspired Awards

  • Autodesk University 2014

  • Firm Profile – LHB

  • Putting Point Clouds to Work
... and more!

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