FINE MEP

FINE MEP: BIM for MEP Engineering

This review explores FINE MEP, a complete set of BIM applications for MEP design that are cost-effective, have a familiar AutoCAD-like interface, support multiple MEP norms and standards, automate calculations, produce the required drawings and reports, and allow BIM models to be imported in IFC format.

IES ICL

IES Intelligent Communities Lifecycle (ICL)

This review explores ICL, a new technology platform for developing sustainable communities that includes tools for modeling, monitoring, and analysis. They can be used independently or integrated into a digital twin for sustainable design.

Digital Twins

Digital Twins in AEC

Digital twins are models that are dynamic rather than static, thereby staying in sync with the physical objects they are representing. This paper explores the technology of digital twins and its potential in the AEC industry to go much further than BIM in terms of impact and benefits.

Revit 2021

What's New in Revit 2021

Autodesk has just released the 2021 version of Revit, and Dan Stine, architect, author, and Revit expert, returns to tell us about the many new features in this release including slanted walls, linked images and PDFs, Generative Design in Revit, BIM 360 Design servers in Europe, and worksharing changes for MEP systems.

VendorHub News

  • Bentley Systems Adds Infrastructure Industry Experience to Digital Twin Consortium. >>
  • Dublin Ireland-based Engineering and Construction Consulting Firm, ORS, Selects Deltek to Support Growth. >>
  • Lighting Analysts, Inc. releases enhancements for ElumTools 2021-2019. >>
  • Microsol Resources webinar on June 4: Collaborating with Project Partners using Bluebeam Revu. >>
  • Stephan Langella Presents: Working with Large Projects using Open BIM and ARCHICAD. >>
  • Solibri Customer Insights Webinar: Case Modelical. >>
  • Simplifying the Document Control Process with Newforma Project Center. >>
  • Overview of STR Vision CPM for Project Management in Construction. >>
  • New York Architect Joins the Ideate Software Development Team. >>
  • The Wild: Design Competition Challenges Architecture Students to Design the Social-Distanced Spaces of the Future. >>
  • How MailManager: helps connect remote teams. >>
  • Enhanced Project Collaboration with the openBIM Platform Allplan Bimplus. >>
  • BIMcollab welcomes three new partners: Condconsult in Norway and Digicons in Vietnam and R2M Solution in Italy. >>
  • Abvent announces partnership with BIM One, author of BIM Track, the leading BIM communication platform. >>
  • 4MCAD: The Smart Alternative to AutoCAD. >>
  • IES blog -- Climate Change: The Slow Motion Pandemic. >>
  • TonicDM webinar recording: How A/E IT is managing a Stay-At-Home workforce. >>
  • 3D Repo Adds Smart Groups, Native Revit File Support With Latest Release. >>
  • ARCHVISTA webinar on June 3: Engage Clients | Mobile and Real-Time Visualization. >>

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From the AECbytes Archives

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. This case study explores one such project.

CORENET e-PlanCheck: Singapore's Automated Code Checking System

This article provides an overview of the CORENET project—an initiative that was launched in 1995 in Singapore to "propel the construction and real estate sector into the new millennium"—and takes an in-depth look at its automated code checking module, e-PlanCheck.

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry: Causes and Remedies (Another Look)

In this article, Dr. Paul Teicholz takes another look to see what, if any, changes in labor productivity can be detected from the national statistics about the industry.

The IFC Building Model: A Look Under the Hood

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.