Nearmap Aerial Imagery

Nearmap: Aerial Imagery for AEC

This article provides an overview of Nearmap, which provides frequently-updated aerial imagery of most of the populated areas in North America, Australia, and New Zealand for use in building and infrastructure design. In addition to annotating and measuring the imagery, it also includes AI-enabled automatic feature detection capabilities to make sense of the imagery.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Project Profile

Erik Narhi, Computational Design Lead at Buro Happold, describes the implementation of AEC technology on the just-opened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, California, for which Buro Happold provided many design and engineering services, including structure, MEP, and energy.

Gordie Howe International Bridge in Canada

BIM in Canada: CanBIM Innovation Spotlight Awards

This article provides an overview of some of the award-winning projects and solutions from the recent CanBIM Innovation Spotlight Awards, which are held every year to highlight the most innovative work in AEC technology that is being done in the Canadian construction industry.

Building Design with BIM

Enhance Design Freedom and Bring Innovation to the Forefront with BIM

This article by Nanette Dorando of Virtuosity describes how OpenBuildings Designer has the potential to become a significant contributor to the BIM revolution. With feature-rich drawing, parametric modelling, and object-based modelling capabilities, it provides complete flexibility and freedom.

VendorHub News

  • Microsol Resources webinar on Dec 7: Design and Collaborate Better with Autodesk Construction Cloud. >>
  • Layer Launches First Ever Drag and Drop Document Builder for BIM Data. >>
  • Bentley Systems Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure: Meet the Finalists in Energy. >>
  • Allplan 2D/3D CAD/BIM Software Demo Download. >>
  • Visicon: Free Viewer and Revit plugin. >>
  • Discover Solibri for BIM Coordination. >>
  • IES: COP26 Reflections. >>
  • Artlantis is now compatible with macOS Monterey. >>
  • Enscape 3.2 Offers Dynamic Real-Time Visualization and Streamlined Workflows for Architects and Designers. >>
  • Graphisoft’s Archicad Wins ‘BIM Product of the Year’ Eleventh Year in a Row. >>
  • The Wild: 11 Top Collaboration Software for Architectural Firms. >>
  • Enhancements to IdeateApps Streamline Common Revit Tasks. >>
  • 4M BIM Success Stories. >>
  • TonicDM Case Study: RLPS Architects. >>
  • Deltek and CEO Mike Corkery Named to the 2021 Northern Virginia Technology Council Tech 100 List. >>
  • New BIMcollab ZOOM introduces Nightshift for automated tasks. >>
  • ElumTools Online Training: Lighting analysis inside Autodesk Revit. >>
  • TeamSystem Construction Project Management: Video Demo. >>
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Selected Earlier Articles

Extending BIM to Infrastructure

Extending BIM to Infrastructure

Now that BIM has conquered the building industry and is here to stay, this article explores the application of the same “information modeling” concept to infrastructure.

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley: Case Study of an IPD Project

While IPD is still more of a goal than a reality for most of the AEC industry, there are a few ground-breaking projects that are already using this new collaboration and delivery method.

Eureka Tower

The Eureka Tower: A Case Study of Advanced BIM Implementation

Standing 92 stories tall with a total height of 300 meters (984 feet), the Eureka Tower located in Melbourne, Australia, is not only the tallest residential building in the world, it is also one of the largest projects to be designed using BIM.

Labor Productivity in Construction

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry

Dr. Paul Teicholz, Professor (Research) Emeritus, of the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University explores the gradual decline of field productivity in the construction industry and its main causes.