Five Powerful Lessons Shaping the Future of AEC

In this article, Roderick Bates of Enscape highlights five of the most important lessons that the AEC industry has learned in the process of coping with the pandemic and economic disruptions while simultaneously addressing an escalating client demand for more sustainable, ethical design.

How Point Cloud Meshing Software Benefits the AEC Industry

In this Viewpoint article, Steve Salmon of Pointfuse discusses the importance of intelligent meshing technology in a much more efficient representation of point clouds, benefiting the construction as well as subsequent operation and maintenance (O&M) of buildings and infrastructure.

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

The infrastructure industry is in the midst of some exciting innovations and changes, several of which are on track to define 2022. This Viewpoint article by Jane Marsh discusses the infrastructure trends that will have the greatest impact in the year ahead.

BIM: Opening New Avenues

Building Information Modeling or BIM is no longer a new concept. This Viewpoint article by Soumya Das of Aarka Technology discusses how the integration of BIM with technologies such as GIS, IoT, AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence, and 3D printing can open up new avenues for BIM in the future.

More Viewpoints

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

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 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.