Chuck Eastman

Managing BIM Technology in the Building Industry

On November 11, 2020, the AEC Technology industry lost one of its leading figures, Chuck Eastman. In memoriam, AECbytes is reprinting this Viewpoint article from 2008 that was authored by Chuck Eastman and his co-authors of their seminal work, the “BIM Handbook.”


Revittools: Data Management and Exchange Tool for Autodesk Revit

Revittools is a plugin that provides a visual portal to Autodesk Revit with the functionality to search, link, tag, colorcode and report on information stored in Revit models and linked external databases, as well as the ability to add new construction and maintenance data captured on-site.

Studio Ma Profile

Studio Ma: Firm Profile

Studio Ma, an internationally recognized architecture and planning firm that is laser-focused on sustainable and environmentally responsive design, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile. Its BIM strategy has been developed with an eye toward use of energy, light, and design modeling to improve outcomes and enhance building performance.

Estimation in Cloud

Estimation in Cloud

This article provides an overview of the new “Estimation in Cloud” from TeamSystem, a cloud-based estimation software that can be managed from any device, allowing you to share estimates and updates in real time with all team members working on the same project. It is aimed at professionals in both the public and private sectors who need simple, intuitive, and secure software.

VendorHub News

  • ALLPLAN Launches Innovative 3D Modeling Tools for Precast. >>
  • ElumTools Projected Calculation Points feature wins the IES Progress Report recognition. >>
  • No More Repetitive Revit Tasks with Ideate Automation. >>
  • New BIMcollab revolutionizes the extraction and sharing of BIM data. >>
  • When the job called for clear intent, the solution was clearly Archicad. >>
  • Webinar on Dec 1: Simulate the Evolution of your Project Using your BIM Model With TeamSystem CPM. >>
  • The Wild: 4 Livestream Demos & Oculus Quest 2 Giveaways at Autodesk University. >>
  • Enscape user Overland Partners Win Awards for Innovative Design. >>
  • Microsol Resources at Autodesk University 2020: Optimizing Rhino Inside Revit Workflow. >>
  • Bentley Systems Commits $100 Million of Venture Funding to Accelerate Infrastructure Digital Twins. >>
  • New update to Artlantis 2020 for macOS and Windows is available. >>
  • Solibri New Release Highlights: Seamless live communication for efficient workflow. >>
  • The Kantar Group Migrates to Deltek Cloud To Power Its Business. >>
  • 4M Releases 4MCAD V21: Interoperability, new BIM objects, 3D solid modeling, and more. >>
  • IES: Using Digital Twins to Optimise Renovations and Drive Zero-Carbon. >>
  • Mail Manager Customer success story: Single Destination Engineering. >>
  • Schedule a demo of TonicDM : Project File Management Software for Architects & Engineers. >>
  • Newforma On-demand webinar: How to Unite Project Information. >>
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From the Archives

Extending BIM to Infrastructure

Extending BIM to Infrastructure

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.

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley: Case Study of an IPD Project

While IPD is still more of a goal than a reality for most of the AEC industry, there are a few ground-breaking projects that are already using this new collaboration and delivery method.

Eureka Tower

The Eureka Tower: A Case Study of Advanced BIM Implementation

Standing 92 stories tall with a total height of 300 meters (984 feet), the Eureka Tower located in Melbourne, Australia, is not only the tallest residential building in the world, it is also one of the largest projects to be designed using BIM.

Labor Productivity in Construction

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry

Dr. Paul Teicholz, Professor (Research) Emeritus, of the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University explores the gradual decline of field productivity in the construction industry and its main causes.