Qatar Foundation Stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup: FineHVAC Case Study

This article describes how the BIM application for HVAC, FineHVAC, was used by the firm, GKA Engineers, for the design of the HVAC network installations in the Qatar Foundation Stadium, a host venue for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Gilbane

This article describes how Gilbane is deploying AI technology through a construction technology startup called Disperse, which provides “building-aware” visual documentation to boost building productivity through weekly progress updates and early detection of construction errors.

SmartBRIDGE Hamburg: A Digital Twin in Action

This article describes the digital twin of the Köhlbrand Bridge in Hamburg, Germany, developed to enable predictive maintenance of the bridge rather than the conventional reactive maintenance that is ubiquitous for buildings and infrastructure.

AI in AEC Updates, 2022

This article explores the application of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in tools across each of the three main processes in AEC: Design, Construction, and Operations/FM. Some of the applications discussed are TestFit, Reconstruct, and ALICE Technologies, along with Nearmap and BricsCAD BIM.

More Features

CORE Studio: AEC Technology Development at Thornton Tomasetti

AEC Technology Development at Bryden Wood

BIM Software for Infrastructure

BIM for FM at UCSF

AI in AEC: An Introduction

BIM in Fire Safety at Coca-Cola HBC: FineFIRE Case Study

Rhino Inside Revit

LEGION and the Technology of Pedestrian Simulation

BIM and Data Science

City Information Modeling

Around the World with BIM

Bluethink House Designer: Automating the Re-use of Design Knowledge

Academic Research in Architectural Computing

BIM in Canada: CanBIM Innovation Spotlight Awards

An Overview of buildingSMART Standards

Technology at Foster + Partners

AEC Technology: Hits and Misses

Automated Code Compliance Updates, 2018

Art, Technology, and Circumstance: Development of New Brutalism

BIM Use in New Aircraft Carrier Pier and Bulkhead Rehabilitation Design

Graphisoft's New BIMcloud

Future City Competition

iPad Apps for AEC: Design and Visualization

SITEOPS: Applying Optimization Technology to Site Design

Technology at Work at Gehry Partners: A Case Study


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.