Nearmap: Aerial Imagery for AEC

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.

Allplan 2022

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.

Archicad 25

Enhancements in Archicad 25 include faster 2D/3D navigation, more parametric object libraries, surface textures and shading in 2D, customizable graphic overrides, native support for RVT and RFA files, better structural and MEP interoperability, and more.


This review looks at Environment, a plug-in to Revit that extends its capabilities for site and landscape design, with tools for modeling terrain from scratch, visualizing and analyzing topography, and other useful tasks for landscape architecture.

More Reviews

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

Understanding BIM (Book Review)

BEXEL Manager

FINE MEP: BIM for MEP Engineering


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

Extending BIM to Infrastructure

Extending BIM to Infrastructure

Now that BIM has conquered the building industry and is here to stay, this article explores the application of the same “information modeling” concept to infrastructure.

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley: Case Study of an IPD Project

While IPD is still more of a goal than a reality for most of the AEC industry, there are a few ground-breaking projects that are already using this new collaboration and delivery method.

Eureka Tower

The Eureka Tower: A Case Study of Advanced BIM Implementation

Standing 92 stories tall with a total height of 300 meters (984 feet), the Eureka Tower located in Melbourne, Australia, is not only the tallest residential building in the world, it is also one of the largest projects to be designed using BIM.

Labor Productivity in Construction

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry

Dr. Paul Teicholz, Professor (Research) Emeritus, of the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University explores the gradual decline of field productivity in the construction industry and its main causes.