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Aconex: Cloud Platform for AEC Collaboration

This review explore the features and functionality of the cloud-based collaboration solution, Aconex, which has grown steadily from a startup in Australia to a public company that is used to manage several large-scale construction and engineering projects across the globe. It looks at the factors that ...

Midwest University

This article captures an overview of the sessions, classes, and exhibits at the recently concluded Midwest University, including identification of key AEC technology trends, exploration of gaming technologies for design coordination and review in construction, the use of drones for aerial capture ...

Why Isn't There a Smarter BIM Tool for Building Design, Yet?

This Viewpoint article by Lachmi Khemlani, Founder and Editor of AECbytes, questions why we still don't have a smart building design tool which does not require us to painstakingly model every detail in our buildings, but can automatically create much of it from a conceptual sketch using a rule-based expert ...

AECbytes Magazine


The Q1 2015 issue is here!


It includes the following articles:


  • High-Speed Rail and BIM
  • 3D Scanning, Printing, and Visualization at the Inaugural REAL Conference

  • Firm Profile – LEO A DALY

  • Discussion: Generative Design Tools in AEC

  • HOK's Fifth Annual BIM Awards

... and more!

The digital version is FREE. Download a PDF copy here, To read the magazine online or to download an iPad version, use this link.


For a printed copy or discounted annual subscription, click here.

High Speed Rail and BIM

This article explores the potential use of BIM on high-speed rail (HSR) projects, in the wake of the formal launch of California’s planned High Speed Rail initiative, and explores whether we can expect the use of BIM to significantly lower the cost of new HSR projects than those implemented in the pre-BIM era ...