Graphisoft 2023 Product Portfolio Launch

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Graphisoft had the 2023 launch of its product portfolio at its “Building Together” Connect event earlier this month where it demonstrated the new releases of all its applications, including Archicad, its flagship BIM application; BIMcloud, its cloud collaboration platform; BIMx, its presentation and communication mobile app; and DDScad, the full-fledged MEP design application that it brought into its fold last …

Top 8 BIM Technology Trends That Will Dominate the AEC Industry

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The legacy brick-and-mortar AEC industry is undergoing massive transformation based on sustainability needs, project complexities, global expansion, cost influences, and legal compliance. This Viewpoint article by Bhushan Avsatthi, Director of BIM at HitechDigital, prognosticates the top 8 BIM trends that are set to transform the AEC sector. URL: https://www.aecbytes.com/viewpoint/2023/issue_110.html

AI and the Construction Life Cycle: What Can We Expect to Change?

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With the dawn of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the AEC industry stands on the cusp of a lasting transformation. AI promises to revolutionize the way we conceive, plan, execute, and track construction projects, making the construction life cycle more efficient than ever. This Viewpoint article by George Goubran, CEO of Built On Vision, envisions the big changes the AEC industry will …

Newforma Konekt: Design Collaboration + Project Information Management

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Newforma Konekt is a brand-new solution that has emerged from the acquisition of BIM Track, the popular web-based application for BIM coordination, by Newforma, developer of the first project information management application for AEC, Newforma Project Center. It makes Konekt the first solution that combines the detailed design collaboration and issue management capabilities that are required at the design and …

NVIDIA Keynote at SIGGRAPH 2023: Generative AI and Omniverse

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In my article on the AIA 2023 conference that was held earlier this summer, I concluded that: “… given how rapidly AI is taking over the technology airwaves in society as a whole, it was hardly surprising to see it also emerging in AEC technology solutions. In fact, I found the excitement — and potential game-changing capability — of generative …

Case Studies from Esri User Conference 2023

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The leading GIS software company, Esri, held its annual user conference last month, and I was able to tune in to its plenary sessions online, which provided an insight into how its ArcGIS products were being used in multiple ways across the world in varied domains including agriculture, environment, communication and connectivity, urban planning and transportation, communication and connectivity, disaster …

HKS: Firm Profile

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HKS, an interdisciplinary global design firm of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and more, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile. Architecture is a collaborative profession that requires many stakeholders before and after the development of the architectural and interior design packages. At each project step, the key stakeholders must share …

Join: Collaborative Project Delivery Platform

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Join is a cloud-based platform that brings together contractors, owners, and design teams to facilitate decision-making throughout the lifecycle of an AEC project. While Join made its start as a preconstruction solution in 2019, its use by construction firms has expanded to both earlier on in the project lifecycle in the planning phase as well as later in the execution …

Design Case Studies from Graphisoft Building Together 2023, Part 2

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This is a follow-up to the article that was published two weeks ago capturing three design case studies from Graphisoft’s recent Building Together Design event, in which it unveiled its 2023 product lineup as well as profiled several of its design customers from around the world who presented an overview of how they were using Archicad, BIMx, and BIMcloud. This …