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Smart City Expo World Congress 2022

This article captures the highlights of two of the sessions from the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) event held in Barcelona in November: the Smart City Strategy of Madinah in Saudi Arabia, and the journey of Las Condes in Chile to becoming a Smart City.

Stuttgart Cancer Center

Stuttgart Cancer Center: Project Profile

Stefanie Grolik, BIM Coordinator at Schmidt Plöcker Architects describes the implementation of BIM on the Stuttgart Cancer Center Eva Mayr-Stihl in Stuttgart, Germany, for which the firm provided the model-based BIM execution planning to service phase 5, as well as overall BIM coordination.

Bentley Customer Project

Bentley YII 2022: Customer Projects

An overview of some of the projects presented including DPR’s use of SNYCHRO for prefabricated construction scheduling, the 3D city model of the Perry by Foth, Kokusai Kogyo’s work in Japan’s Project PLATEAU, and ACCONIA’s use of digital construction in Melbourne’s level crossing removal project.

Allplan projects

Allplan 2023

Key updates in the new version include full BIM for Precast capabilities, expansion of 3D site planning, improved support for point clouds, live links to Solibri and Lumion, expanded steel connection design and automated reinforcement, and several enhancements to Allplan Bridge.

Other Recent Articles

Embodied Carbon - Why it Matters to the Structural Engineer

Graphisoft Building Together 2022

Digital Advancement in AEC – from CAD to BIM, towards Digital Twins

Trimble Connect

Importing RFA content into OpenBuildings Designer

ALLPLAN’s Key Cloud-based Workflows

Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2022: Technology Updates

SimScale World Cities Day Event

Ideate Annotate and Other IdeateApps Updates for Revit 2023

Archicad 26

Digital Urban European Twins: The DUET Project

Limitless Lessons from DESA: A Story of Collaboration


Selected Earlier Articles

Thornton Tomasetti

CORE Studio: AEC Technology Development at Thornton Tomasetti

This article explores the cutting-edge AEC technology applications developed by CORE Studio, a dedicated software development group at Thornton Tomasetti. The applications including Konstru, Swarm, Asterisk, Trace, and many more for design, analysis, collaboration and visualization.

Layer software

Layer: Capturing and Organizing Building Data

Layer is a new AEC application that was launched close to six months ago to address what seems to be an obvious need in the industry—organizing and integrating the vast amount of disparate data that is typically collected on site during the retrofit or construction of a building project.

Merdeka 118

Merdeka 118: Project Profile

Fender Katsalidis describes the implementation of AEC technology on the “Merdeka 118” project, a 118-storey, mega-tall skyscraper under construction in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Upon completion, it will become the tallest building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, and the second-tallest building in the world.

Social Distance Modelling

Social Distance Modelling for COVID

This article questions why we still don’t have a smart building design tool which does not require us to painstakingly model every detail in our buildings, but can automatically create much of it from a conceptual sketch using a rule-based expert system.