This review explores the new Spaces iPad app for sketch-based conceptual design which meshes the concept of a building model with drawing on the iPad, allowing building designs to be explored on the iPad quickly and fluidly.
This review explores Enscape, a real-time photorealistic rendering application that connects directly to Revit, Archicad, SketchUp, Rhino, and Vectorworks, allowing designers to see their models in real time and present them to clients.
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.
This review explores the new features and improvements in Allplan 2022 for navigation, model inspection, visualization, scripting, automated reinforcement, terrain modeling, road design, bridge design, construction scheduling, and more.
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.