This research paper describes the creation of a low-level Digital Twin that allows visualizing and monitoring five key parameters that measure the air quality in an operating room suite at a health care facility in Denver, Colorado.
The AEC industry is constantly striving to design, build, and operate buildings more efficiently and cost-effectively, thereby heeding the "faster and cheaper" mantra. But how about designing "better" buildings for people? And if so, what makes a better building?
Given the importance of interoperability in collaboration, it is extremely beneficial to have more options for it in addition to the consortium-developed, consensus-driven IFC file format. The iModel provides such an alternative.
The AEC industry has gone from manual drafting to CAD, then from CAD to BIM, and now from BIM to digital twins. This paper explores the technology of digital twins and its potential in the AEC industry to go much further than BIM in terms of impact and benefits.
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.