Archived Viewpoints


The complete list of archived articles in the Reviews category of AECbytes is listed here in reverse chronological order (most recent first), grouped under the year they were published:



  • The Ins and Outs of Digital Signing in AEC

  • Capturing Expert Knowledge in Design Coordination to Train Novice Designers

  • Got Macros? Scripting and Coding for BIM

  • Performance Based Design: Why Real-Time Feedback is Better Than Intuition


  • A Level of Development Specification for BIM Processes

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


  • 3D Laser Scanning: As-Built Reality Capture for BIM

  • Getting a BIM Rap: Why Implementations Fail, and What You Can Do About It

  • Beyond BIM – Building With Perfect Information

  • Adopting Lean Practices in the Architectural/Engineering Industry


  • The AR LAB: A Vision

  • Debunking the Myths About BIM in the "Cloud"

  • Would You Like Some Chilli Sauce With Your BIM?

  • Message to the Project Management Software Industry: You need to learn ESPERANTO

  • Beyond BIM – It's Not the End of the Road!


  • A Personal View of Newforma as a Process and Information Model Tool

  • BIM from Thirty Thousand Feet

  • Driving Construction Project Success through Neutral, Trust-Based Collaboration

  • Performance Analysis Technology and Radical Design Change for Carbon Neutrality

  • Next Evolution of BIM: Open Collaborative Design Across the Board

  • Collaborating in the New AEC World

  • Notes on the Synthesis of BIM

  • 21 Building Systems: Toward a Rational Taxonomy in Architecture


  • Looking Beyond BIM to Business Information: The role of agcXML in Streamlining Information Exchange

  • Transcending the BIM Hype: How to Make Sense and Dollars from Building Information Modeling

  • The Value of Building Information Modeling: Can We Measure the ROI of BIM?

  • How Project Information Management Sharpens Our Focus on Clients and Designs

  • There is No "I" in IPD!

  • Cracking the USACE BIM Code "Thou Shalt Collaborate…":

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration Strategies in the Age of BIM


  • Successful IT and Software Adoption in an A/E Firm

  • A Case for Knowledge Management in the A/E Industry

  • BIM: When Will It Enter "The Ours" Zone?

  • Adoption of Green Technologies in the Buildings/Facilities Sector: A Market Perspective

  • Two Steps Forward, No Going Back: How Our Firm is Using Technology to Gain a Strategic Advantage

  • The Digital Design Ecosystem: Toward a Pre-Rational Architecture

  • Digital Transformation of the AEC Industry: An Innovation Perspective

  • Managing BIM Technology in the Building Industry

  • The New "Must Have"—The BIM Manager


  • The Interactive Capability Maturity Model and 2007 AIA TAP BIM Award Winners

  • Parametric Modeling in AutoCAD

  • Enterprise Wiki: An Emerging Technology to be Considered by the AEC Industry


  • Some CURT Remarks

  • Farewell to Overspending

  • Reinventing Collaboration across Internal and External Project Teams

  • Questioning the Role of BIM in Architectural Education: A Counter-Viewpoint

  • Questioning the Role of BIM in Architectural Education

  • Expressive 3D Components for Building Simulation and BIM

  • The Shape of Things to Come

  • The BIM Difference

  • The Ten Bytes of Architecture? Some Thoughts on Architectural Culture in the Age of Simulation

  • Second Annual Collection of Select Reader Feedback


  • BIM and Process Improvement

  • Digital Design and the Age of Building Simulation

  • De-Vendoring AEC Software

  • buildingSMART (get over it)

  • I live in a Google World but I work in a Pre-Google One

  • A Different Approach to Using IFCs to Facilitate Interoperability in the Building Industry

  • Technology Penetration in the AEC Industry: IT Lessons Learned in Other Industries

  • Towards a Materials-Based Building Information Model Building

  • Energy Performance—Going Mainstream


  • Select Reader Feedback: First Anniversary Collection

  • Are We Forgetting Design?

  • The Builder Owner as a Catalyst for Change in the Construction Industry

  • New Challenges, New Opportunities In The Trenches with BIM

  • BIM, Change, and Leadership—A Call to Arms?

  • The Importance of Parametrics in Building Information Modeling

  • Labor Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry: Causes and Remedies

  • Goodbye CAD. Goodbye BIM. Hello PEN

  • Going Further: Process Evolution in the Building Industry

  • A Darwinian Shake-out in the Building Industry

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