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Putting Point Clouds to Work: Then, Now, & Later

This article by Kevin Nelson, who works extensively with 3D laser scanning technology, uses real-world examples to show how capturing “snap-shots” of conditions before (pre-construction), during (construction), and after (post-construction) project phases can provide extremely useful scan data ...

The "Internet of Things" in AEC

This article explores whether the "Internet of Things"—an increasingly popular technology catch-phrase for the notion that all devices will soon be Internet-enabled and able to communicate with each other—can be applied during building design and construction in addition to the operations and ...

AECbytes Magazine


The Q3 2014 issue is here!


It includes the following articles:


  • SketchUp Pro 2014

  • Case Study: Nikken Sekkei, Japan

  • Book Review: “BIM for Facility Managers”

  • People Profile: Christopher Pynn, Arup

  • Firm Profile: KEO, Kuwait

  • People Profile: Atul Khanzode, DPR
... and more!

For a FREE digital version, click here.


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

The Ins and Outs of Digital Signing in AEC

This article advocates the use of digital signatures in AEC to replace the still prevalent paper-bound practice of applying signatures, seals, and stamps to documents. It summarizes the many benefits of going paperless, explains the technology behind digital signatures that makes them so secure, ...

AEC Technology Updates, Fall 2014

This article captures the semi-annual update of the main developments from AEC technology vendors including new releases such as Vectorworks Architect 2015, Newforma Project Center Eleventh Edition, form•Z 8, and Vico Office R5, as well as updates in VisualARQ, progeCAD Architecture, ...