Digital Advancement in AEC – from CAD to BIM, towards Digital Twins

This article highlights how the 3D information models developed for BIM can be evolved beyond the design and construction phases to extend their application in operational strategies through infrastructure digital twin adoption.

ALLPLAN’s Key Cloud-based Workflows

Cloud technology has completely transformed the way construction projects are delivered. In this article, Nigel Rees, Product Director Cloud Services at ALLPLAN, provides an insight into how the cloud is changing and what benefits new cloud-based workflows will bring to the AEC industry.

How to Easily Model Precast Girder Bridges

This article describes the recent updates to Allplan Bridge that enable it to easily model precast girder bridges, a special type of bridge whose geometry is only indirectly governed by the axis. With just one bridge model, an entire BIM-supported bridge design process can be carried out with this solution.

Limitless Lessons from DESA: A Story of Collaboration

This article describes how the Duke Ellington School of the Arts (DESA) renovation project used OpenBIM for detailed coordination across project teams, making an extremely complex adaptive reuse project possible.

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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.