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Augmented Reality in AEC

This article explores the upcoming technology of augmented reality—which "augments" physical reality with additional relevant content instead of replacing it altogether like in virtual reality—and its potential application in AEC by capturing the highlights of the "AR in Real Estate, Urban Design, and ...

AECbytes Magazine


The Q2 2015 issue is here!


It includes the following articles:


  • Why Isn't There a Smarter BIM Tool for Building Design, Yet?
  • Autodesk AEC Summit

  • Firm Profile: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
  • AIA 2015 Convention and Expo
  • Aconex: Cloud Platform for Collaboration
... and more!

The digital version is FREE. Download a PDF copy here, To read the magazine online or to download an iPad version, use this link.


For a printed copy or discounted annual subscription, click here.

Delivering on the Promise of BIM

This Viewpoint article highlights the challenge of the project information explosion caused by the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) in the AEC industry and the importance of managing all this project information systematically to render order from chaos. When properly implemented, BIM is ...

SKYSITE: Cloud-Based Document Management for Construction

This review looks at capabilities of SKYSITE, a cloud-based drawing management and distribution application specifically for the construction industry that was recently launched by the leading reprographics company, ARC Document Solutions. It also explores the larger question of whether a ...

OneDesign: Blurring the lines between Architecture, Engineering and Contracting

This article by John Tobin, VP for Operations at EYP, explores the contrast between segmentation, and its alternative, specialization, and how it has played out in different industries, including construction. It examines how the construction industry, in particular, has become progressively segmented ...

Autodesk AEC Summit: 2016 Release and Upcoming Products

This article captures the highlights of Autodesk’s recently released 2016 AEC product family as well as some information Autodesk shared about upcoming products at a dedicated AEC media event, including a dramatic expansion of its BIM 360 cloud-based construction platform, a new Building Ops tool for ...