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.
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.
The use of Excel is pretty much ubiquitous in most industries including AEC, and the idea of being able to open up a BIM model inside Excel and work with its data is brilliant in its simplicity. This review explores a new application, CellBIM, which actually does this.
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 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.