AEC (Technology) in the Time of Coronavirus

In the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic, it has been difficult to find something meaningful and relevant to write about in the area of AEC technology, the focus area of AECbytes. The best I have been able to come up with is to highlight the impact of the crisis on the AEC industry so far and the response to it from AEC technology. A pandemic like this also behooves us to look into the future and ask how this might change—if at all—the nature of our industry in terms of what gets built, how it will be designed and constructed, and the technology that will be required to support it.

Firm Profile: SGA

SGA, an architecture and planning firm recently recognized by Fast Company as one of the most innovative firms in the world for the use of BIM in its Virtual Design and Construction approach, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile.

Rhino Inside Revit

This review explores Infurnia, a new application for residential architecture and interior design that developed from the ground up as a cloud-based application, with no desktop version or anything that needs to be installed for it to work.

Infurnia: Cloud-based Architecture & Interior Design

This review explores Infurnia, a new application for residential architecture and interior design that developed from the ground up as a cloud-based application, with no desktop version or anything that needs to be installed for it to work.

BIM for FM at UCSF

This article provides an overview of how the BIM-FM integration was done on the new UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) Medical Center in Mission Bay. The effort has taken years, but it is finally ready and in use in the real-life operation and maintenance of the hospital.

AEC Technology: Hits and Misses

This article starts 2020 by looking back at the last two decades and summarizes which applications have stood the test of time and which did not make it. It is based on my own experience of being in the AEC technology industry for over 15 years.

VendorHub News

  • A message from GRAPHISOFT regarding COVID-19. >>
  • The Wild Provides Architects and Environmental Designers With a Virtual Space to Work Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic. >>
  • Ideate Software Tools Help Lemay Focus on Customers, Communities and Future Generations. >>
  • Bentley Systems' SVP Alan Kiraly Elected to the Board of MIMOSA. >>
  • BIMcollab BCF Manager for Navisworks A free plugin to share clashes found in Navisworks. >>
  • Deltek Customer Care "Rated Outstanding" By TSIA for Sixth Consecutive Year. >>
  • Trimble Introduces Tekla 2020 Structural BIM Software Solutions. >>
  • ALLPLAN webinar: Introduction to Visual Scripting. >>
  • Newforma webinar on March 25: Ask the Experts -- Strategies to Avoid Post-Project Litigation >>
  • Microsol Resources webinar on April 21: Advance Steel and Revit Workflow. >>
  • Show your building in its future environment with Artlantis 2020. >>
  • The Software for project management in construction STR Vision CPM. >>
  • Understand TonicDM: Project File Management Software for Architects & Engineers. >>
  • 4MCAD: The Smart Alternative to AutoCAD. >>
  • New Features in ElumTools lighting plug-in for Autodesk Revit: New Calculation Point Commands, Horticulture Lighting, Improved View Results, and more. >>
  • IES, Bowmer + Kirkland and Integrated BMS pick up CIBSE Building Performance Award. >>
  • Strengthening Solibri Sales Organization – Creating a Digital Future of better builds. >>
  • 3D Repo Secures Major £2.3m Investment. >>
  • ARCHVISTA offers Artlantis 2020 Upgrade. >>
  • CIBSE Design Summer Year and Test Reference Year Weather Data Now Available in Trimble's Sefaira Building Analysis Software. >>

From the AECbytes Archives

  • Now that BIM has conquered the building industry and is here to stay, this article explores the application of the same "information modeling" concept to infrastructure.
  • While the "Internet of Things" can be used to make buildings with smarter controls and sensors once they are built, and inhabited, can it also be applied in the design and construction phases?
  • A broad overview of the IFC model without delving too deeply into its technicalities, intended to provide a better understanding of it to the AEC practitioner interested in interoperability.