How AEC Firms can Maximize their Digital Investments

In this article, Akshay Mahajan of Unanet provides pointers on how AEC firms can move away from disparate software in favor of an integrated tech stack to better manage projects, customer relationships, data, and their overall business.

How AI Tools like ChatGPT Can Benefit Engineers, Designers, and Manufacturers

This article by Dijam Panigrahi, Co-founder and COO of GridRaster Inc., explores ChatGPT, the latest technology driven by AI that uses natural language processing, and shows how AI tools such as ChatGPT can benefit designers, engineers, and manufacturers.

Sharing BIM and Project Information Through Improved Communication and Collaboration

Peg Landry of Newforma shares a recent study on finding common ground between the different stakeholders of a facility and its insights on how the roadblocks between the stakeholders can be removed.

Embodied Carbon - Why it Matters to the Structural Engineer

Many structural engineers are asking: If they deliver a “good” structural design that is efficient and well-coordinated, won’t that do its best at reducing carbon? This article by Michael Gustafson discusses this question and the topic of embodied carbon as it relates to structural engineering in more detail.

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How Point Cloud Meshing Software Benefits the AEC Industry

BIM: Opening New Avenues

The BIM Revolution – What to Expect in 2021 and Beyond

Digital Twins and Smart City Impact on Design, Build, and Manage

Proactive Measures to Address COVID-19 in AEC

Digital Transformation and Information Management in AEC

BIM: Automated Code Checking and Compliance Processes

Perspectives on Historic BIM Developments in Italy

In Defense of Traditional 3D Laser Scanning

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry: Another Look

Next Evolution of BIM: Open Collaborative Design Across the Board

The New “Must Have”—The BIM Manager

Parametric Modeling in AutoCAD

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry: Causes and Remedies

Five Powerful Lessons Shaping the Future of AEC

What Trends Will Have the Biggest Impact on Infrastructure in 2022?

Social Distance Modelling for COVID

How Service, Offsite, and New Technology Will Change Construction in 2021

Managing BIM Technology in the Building Industry

How Robotics Impacts Land Surveying

Visualization in Digital Construction

BIM-Integrated Issue Management

BIM and Blockchain

The Flexibility of BIM and Benefits for MEP Engineers

Why Isn't There a Smarter BIM Tool for Building Design, Yet?

Debunking the Myths About BIM in the “Cloud”

"Thou Shalt Collaborate…": Interdisciplinary Collaboration Strategies in the Age of BIM

buildingSMART (get over it)

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 describes the research that was conducted by a team at the Technical University of Denmark to study the impact of COVID-19 on the passenger flow in the Copenhagen Metro, using passenger flow data and station floorplan drawings as well as Bentley Legion software for simulation of pedestrian flow.