This article provides an overview of the 2023 SpeckleCon conference, which showcased the latest technology developments of the open-source Speckle platform, including a brand-new Automate tool for automating repetitive tasks in AEC. It also shows how Speckle is a radically different AEC technology.
The new version of Allplan is chock-full of new features and updates, making it one of the most comprehensive BIM applications for the entire spectrum of AEC including architecture, engineering, infrastructure, detailing, prefabrication and precast, and construction planning.
This case study shows how the integration of BIM design through 4M FineHVAC software revolutionized the design process for the HVAC system within a hospital in Sydney, Australia, yielding significant time savings and a marked improvement in quality.
This Viewpoint explores what happened to the concept of “City Information Modeling” (CIM) for city planning and management, which is similar to the concept of “Building Information Modeling” (BIM) for building design and construction. Has CIM been subsumed by the concept of “urban digital twins”?
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 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.
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.
This article describes the research that was conducted by a team at the Technical University of Denmark to study the impact of COVID-19 on the passenger flow in the Copenhagen Metro, using passenger flow data and station floorplan drawings as well as Bentley Legion software for simulation of pedestrian flow.