Allplan 2023

Key updates include full BIM for Precast capabilities, expansion of 3D site planning, improved support for point clouds, live links to Solibri and Lumion, expanded steel connection design and automated rebar, and several enhancements to Allplan Bridge.

Trimble Connect

This review explores Trimble's collaboration platform for construction projects that is notable for the deep integrations it has with other Trimble applications including Tekla Structures, Sysque, Stabicad, ProjectSight, Field Points, and Trimble Access.

Archicad 26

This review takes a detailed look at the features and enhancements in the new release of Archicad which are almost evenly distributed along each of the key areas of the application: Design, Collaboration, Visualization, and Documentation.

Dalux: BIM for Construction and Facilities Management

This review explores Dalux, a comprehensive suite of BIM-based and cloud-based solutions for construction and facilities management with accompanying mobile apps that are well-developed and easy to use.

More Reviews

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

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 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.