Tackling the Challenge of AEC Technical Report Management

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Technical report deliverables, typically the most visible representation of an AEC company’s service, are currently an exercise in frustration, a source of inefficiency, and a hindrance to growth and profitability for most companies. Kelly L. Stratton of Quire discusses how to tackle the problem with a fresh approach.  URL: https://www.aecbytes.com/viewpoint/2024/issue_115.html

Technology in Construction Webinar: Case Studies from ES Global and Laing O’Rourke

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A couple of months ago, I attended an online webinar in which ES Global and Laing O’Rourke, two leading UK construction companies, shared how they were using cutting-edge technologies on their projects. It was part of the “Digital Building Week” event put together by the organization, Building Design. In addition to discussing the technologies, the firms also presented case studies …

Xyicon: Asset Information Modeling for AEC

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The concept of BIM or “building information modeling” in AEC is so well established by now that it does not even need to be explained any more to any AEC professional, just as we stopped clarifying CAD as “computer-aided drawing” once it had become ubiquitous in AEC firms. There are now more solutions for BIM and BIM-adjacent tools than one …

Making the Case for Mandatory BIM in Public Construction Projects

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Public construction projects are among the largest public investments we make. They represent a significant portion of public capital and ultimately form the backbone of public infrastructure. Public construction projects, however, are notoriously complex and are frequently bogged down by delays or cost overruns. Which is why, according to Carl Veillette, chief product officer for Newforma, it would be wise …

Graphisoft Building Together 2024 Collaborate Event

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Last month, Graphisoft held the first of its Building Together events for 2024, one that was focused specifically on collaboration in AEC. In addition to highlighting Graphisoft’s solutions for collaboration, the Collaborate event provided an in-depth look at a customer case study showcasing this collaboration in action: the Nivy Centrum project in Bratislava, Slovakia by the firm SIEBERT + TALAŠ …

Build the Future ALLPLAN Summit 2024

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Last week, Nemetschek’s leading AEC technology brand, ALLPLAN, held a virtual event to provide an overview of its growing technology stack, which now includes the structural engineering solutions, SCIA Engineer and FRILO, in addition to its flagship BIM application, Allplan, the steel detailing and fabrication solution, SDS2, and the collaboration platform, Bimplus. In addition to showcasing its products and their …

The Impact of Big Data and Other Emerging Technologies on the Construction Industry

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The construction industry is on the cusp of a technological revolution, with big data and emerging technologies like blockchain, 3D printing, robotics, digital twins — and, of course, AI — poised to reshape the way buildings are designed, constructed, and operated. In this article, Don Jacob, Bluebeam co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, discusses how, by embracing these technologies and using …

What’s New in Revit 2025

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Revit expert Dan Stine provides a detailed overview of the new features in the just-released Revit 2025, including several toposolid enhancements for working with terrain models, improvements to work more easily with multiple materials, improved Project Browser search, a new Insights tab on the Home screen, more transparency and control over local storage, enhanced operating schedules and updated gbXML support …

ALICE Core for Construction Optioneering

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This review explores ALICE Core, which allows construction companies to fine-tune their P6 construction schedules through analysis and optimization so that they can make the best use of the resources available to them to build the project in the fastest possible time and with the lowest cost. URL: https://www.aecbytes.com/review/2024/AliceCore.html

DNM Architecture: Firm Profile

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David Marlatt, Founder and Principal of DNM Architecture, shares his firm’s perspective on AEC technology, including how it has been shaped by his long stint at Graphisoft where he rose to become the President of Graphisoft’s US office before returning to architectural practice. Given my background in the AEC technology industry, and specifically with ArchiCAD, there was never a moment …