Skema: Jumpstarting BIM

This review takes a detailed look at Skema, a new web-based conceptual design tool for architects that aims to “fast forward” the traditional design process to get to the BIM model by using neural network technology for automation.

Allplan 2024

The new version of Allplan is chock-full of new features and updates, making it one of the most comprehensive BIM applications for architecture, engineering, infrastructure, detailing, prefabrication and precast, and construction planning.

Newforma Konekt: Design Collaboration + Project Information Management

Newforma Konekt is a brand-new solution that has emerged from the acquisition of BIM Track, the popular web-based application for BIM coordination, by Newforma, developer of the first project information management application for AEC.

Join: Collaborative Project Delivery Platform

Join brings together contractors, owners, and design teams to facilitate decision-making throughout the lifecycle of an AEC project. It started as a preconstruction solution but has expanded to both the earlier and later phases of a project.

More Reviews

Augmenta: Automated Building Design Using Generative AI

ConCntric Preconstruction Platform

Trimble Connect

Dalux: BIM for Construction and Facilities Management

CellBIM: BIM Inside Excel

Allplan 2022

Archicad 25

VisiLean: BIM Integrated Lean Construction Planning

IES Intelligent Communities Lifecycle (ICL)

Infurnia: Cloud-based Architecture and Interior Design

Layer: Capturing and Organizing Building Data

TonicDM: Project Information Management for AEC

IDEA Architecture 19

Visicon: Model Review and Validation

Allplan 2019

Solibri Model Checker

Allplan 2018

vPlanner: Visual Planning to Facilitate Building Construction

ArchiCAD 9

Newforma Project Center

Allplan 2023

Archicad 26

Spaces: iPad App for Conceptual Design

Enscape: Real-Time Design Visualization

Nearmap: Aerial Imagery for AEC

ENVIRONMENT for Revit

Understanding BIM (Book Review)

BEXEL Manager

FINE MEP: BIM for MEP Engineering

ARCHICAD 23

BIM for Facility Managers (Book Review)

Naturally Animated Architecture (Book Review)

BIM Handbook, Third Edition (Book Review)

Cityzenith Smart World for City Information Modeling

Aconex: Cloud Platform for AEC Collaboration

BIMx Docs

Piranesi 4

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 describes the research that was conducted by a team at the Technical University of Denmark to study the impact of COVID-19 on the passenger flow in the Copenhagen Metro, using passenger flow data and station floorplan drawings as well as Bentley Legion software for simulation of pedestrian flow.