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”?
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.
This Viewpoint article by George Goubran, CEO of Built On Vision, envisions how AI will revolutionize the way we conceive, plan, execute, and track construction projects, making the construction life cycle more efficient than ever.
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.
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 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.