AEC projects are continuing to grow in complexity, requiring more time and resources. At the same time, firms are being constantly told that there is a need to do more with less. Frank Holz of ALLPLAN Inc, looks at how this can be accomplished.
This article describes how OpenBuildings Designer has the potential to become a major contributor to the BIM revolution with feature-rich drawing, parametric modelling, and object-based modelling capabilities.
Viktor Várkonyi of the Nemetschek Group explains the data-driven approach of Building Lifecycle Intelligence (BLI), and how it can be used to address the massive cost overruns that commonly occur in large and complex projects around the world.
This article shows how engineering firms are overcoming challenges like aggressive project timelines, design changes, siloed software solutions, and others with the strategic deployment of a BIM solution such as Allplan.
This article explores the cutting-edge AEC technology applications developed by CORE Studio, a dedicated software development group at Thornton Tomasetti. The applications including Konstru, Swarm, Asterisk, Trace, and many more for design, analysis, collaboration and visualization.
Layer is a new AEC application that was launched close to six months ago to address what seems to be an obvious need in the industry—organizing and integrating the vast amount of disparate data that is typically collected on site during the retrofit or construction of a building project.
Fender Katsalidis describes the implementation of AEC technology on the “Merdeka 118” project, a 118-storey, mega-tall skyscraper under construction in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Upon completion, it will become the tallest building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, and the second-tallest building in the world.
This article 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 system.