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BIM Software for Infrastructure

By AECbytes BlogMay 6, 2021

Credit: Original article published here. It has been close to seven years that I first wrote about the extension of the BIM concept of model-based design from the building domain to the infrastructure domain. At that time, Autodesk had r...

NVIDIA GTC 2021: The Omniverse

By AECbytes BlogApril 21, 2021

Credit: Original article published here. The biggest news out of this year’s annual GTC conference that NVIDIA — best known for its GPUs (graphics processing units) for gaming and professional markets such as AEC — puts together to...

Understanding BIM (Book Review)

By AECbytes BlogMarch 25, 2021

Credit: Original article published here. Given the large number of books on BIM that have been — and continue to be — published, what makes Understanding BIM stand out is that it is authored by someone who actually developed the prec...

Sasaki: Firm Profile

By AECbytes BlogMarch 11, 2021

Credit: Original article published here. Sasaki, an interdisciplinary architecture, planning, landscape, and design firm with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, Shanghai, China, and Denver, Colorado, shares its perspective on AEC technolo...

An Overview of buildingSMART Standards

By AECbytes BlogFebruary 12, 2021

Credit: Original article published here. It has been over 15 years since I took an in-depth look at the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) open standard and my reason for doing so at that time was that with the increasing interest in BIM ...

How Robotics Impacts Land Surveying

By AECbytes BlogFebruary 4, 2021

Credit: Original article published here. Robotics is still a relatively new addition to the ancient land surveying industry. This article by Jane Marsh, Editor-in-Chief of, highlights the many benefits surveying robots...

Precast Shipping Trailers

By Wells Concrete BlogFebruary 4, 2021

Credit: Original article published here. Precast concrete is poured in a factory and delivered to a job site. But how does it get to the job site? Wells has specialized trailers for shipping oversized and overweight pieces of concrete....

Double tee roofs and floors

By Wells Concrete BlogJanuary 28, 2021

Credit: Original article published here. In the fast-track construction world we live in today, designers, contractors and owners are looking more and more at precast concrete to shorten the time to completion. When they think of precast...

National Precast Concrete Association has represented manufacturers of plant-produced precast concrete products and the suppliers of products and services for the industry since 1965. They are dedicated to expanding the use of quality precast concrete and providing members with the programs and information required to operate a successful precast plant.
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AECbytes is a technology publication launched by Dr. Lachmi Khemlani in Nov 2003. AECbytes is focused on researching, analyzing, and reviewing technology products and services for the building industry. It publishes a variety of articles including newsletters covering conferences and shows, reviews of products, feature articles profiling case studies of firms and projects that showcase the use of technology, viewpoint articles featuring contributions from industry leaders, and tips and tricks authored by experts in individual AEC applications.
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Industry Resources

Tools and Resources

A collection of tools and resources for anyone in the precast/prestressed industry or in concrete-related construction - Engineers, erectors, purchasing managers, detailers, production managers, etc..
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PCMA – Precast Concrete Manufacturers’ Association of Texas
PCI – Precast/Prestressed Concrete Association
PCI Foundation
MAPA – Mid-Atlantic Precast Association
FPCA – Florida Prestressed Concrete Association
The Concrete Producer
Civil+Structural Engineer
BIM and Beam
Atlus Group
ASCC – American Society of Concrete Contractors
APA – Architectural Precast Association
ACI – American Concrete Institute