Making the Case for Mandatory BIM in Public Construction Projects

Carl Veillette, chief product officer for Newforma, discusses why it would be wise to consider BIM mandates for public construction projects, since BIM has proven to be one of the most impressive tools for improving efficiency and quality in construction.

The Impact of Big Data and Other Emerging Technologies on the Construction Industry

Don Jacob, Bluebeam co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, discusses how big data and emerging technologies like blockchain, 3D printing, robotics, digital twins, and AI are poised to reshape the way buildings are designed, constructed, and operated.

What Happened to CIM?

This Viewpoint explores what happened to the concept of “City Information Modeling” (CIM) for city planning and management, which is similar to the concept of “Building Information Modeling” (BIM) for building design and construction. Has CIM been subsumed by the concept of “urban digital twins”?

Top 8 BIM Technology Trends That Will Dominate the AEC Industry

BIM isn’t a tool but a catalyst that drives sustainability, innovation, and efficiency in the AEC industry. This article by Bhushan Avsatthi, Director of BIM at HitechDigital, prognosticates the top 8 BIM trends that are set to transform the AEC sector.

More Viewpoints

AI and the Construction Life Cycle: What Can We Expect to Change

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

Embodied Carbon - Why it Matters to the Structural Engineer

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

AI-Augmented Collaboration: Architects and Machines Working Hand in Hand

How AEC Firms can Maximize their Digital Investments

Sharing BIM and Project Information Through Improved Collaboration

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”

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.