Body Lawson Associates: Firm Profile

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Body Lawson Associates, an acclaimed architecture, interiors, and urban design practice founded in 1993 and operating in the United States and globally, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile. On the whole, we see AEC technology as becoming more versatile, faster, and easier to implement. However, we hope it can also better address the twin challenges of …

Technology – A Catalyst for Innovation, Sustainability and Design at Foster + Partners

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Foster + Partners is a global studio for sustainable architecture, engineering, urbanism, and industrial design, founded by Norman Foster in 1967. Since then, the firm has established an international practice with a worldwide reputation and is considered one of the leading architectural firms in the world. In this article, Han Shi, Head of BIM & Design Systems at Foster + Partners, …

AASHTO National TRAC Bridge Challenge

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This article captures the highlights of the National TRAC Bridge Challenge, an annual competition for students in 7th-12th grades organized by AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials), which aims to introduce students to the professional world of transportation and civil engineering and inspire them to consider careers in these fields. URL: http://www.aecbytes.com/newsletter/2020/issue_105.html

The Momentary: Project Profile

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Wheeler Kearns Architects (WKA) describes the implementation of AEC technology on its “The Momentary” project, a new art space satellite to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. WKA employed technologies that would help us to maintain a presence on site virtually, allowing a higher precision of coordination for existing building elements as they related to new work. …

Merging Digital Transformation with Information Management in AEC

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This article by Nick Nieder of Deltek discusses how AEC businesses can make the necessary operational changes required to adapt to the current changing conditions and stay profitable by merging digital transformation with information management. When done right, this can help businesses navigate the pandemic, empower project teams to work more efficiently, and help them identify key trends that inform …

GRAPHISOFT 2020 Product Updates

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GRAPHISOFT unveiled the latest versions of its products at a virtual “Building Together” event held last week, including its flagship BIM application, ARCHICAD; its cloud collaboration solution, BIMcloud; and its mobile and web model viewing app, BIMx. Additionally, the event featured several presentations by customers using GRAPHISOFT’s solutions, most notably, the Australian firm, Fender Katsalidis, which used ARCHICAD to design …

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel: Firm Profile

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Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, an International architecture and cross-disciplinary design firm headquartered in Milan, Italy, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile. There is a shift from the traditional design to a data driven design. There will be a moment in the future when we will no longer be sharing models but data. We can already collect …

Dresdner Robin: Firm Profile

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Dresdner Robin, a leading urban design and development firm with 45 years of experience, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile. We began using data and AEC technologies in the 1980s and continued to incorporate digital advances during the rapid innovations of the ’90s, 2000s and through today. URL: http://www.aecbytes.com/profile/2020/FirmProfile-DresdnerRobin.html

FINE MEP: BIM for MEP Engineering

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FINE MEP is a complete set of BIM applications for MEP design. It is part of 4M’s multi-disciplinary BIM suite, which also includes IDEA for architectural design and FineGREEN for sustainable design and analysis. The objective of 4M, which was started in 1986 and is headquartered in Greece, continues to be to provide the design and engineering community with powerful …