This article provides a snapshot of the latest technology developments at three of the leading design firms in the world, BDP, Bryden Wood, and Foster + Partners, as presented at the World Architecture 100 Live 2023 event.
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.
The key technology updates shared by Bentley include extension of its iTwin platform, the ability to visualize its digital twins in gaming engines, a new Bentley Infrastructure Cloud offering, expansion of SYNCHRO to include 5D, EC3 integration, and more.
SimScale’s recent World Cities Day event highlighted the importance of simulation technology in the design of projects ranging from individual buildings to entire cities. It also included presentations from leading firms such as Thornton Tomasetti, KPF, Zaha Hadid Architects, and Atkins.
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.