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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.