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Visicon: Model Review and Validation

By AECbytes BlogAugust 2, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. Visicon is a new solution in the AEC technology field which, at first glance, seems to be entering into an already crowded field of BIM viewing, model checking, coordination, and collaboration sol...

The Look of Parking Today

By Wells Concrete BlogAugust 1, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. Parking structures have long been part of our community. Some of the early precast parking structures used deep horizontal flat spandrels around the perimeter that sloped to follow the drainage of...

Firm Profile: LandDesign

By AECbytes BlogJuly 25, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. LandDesign, an award-winning design firm offering urban design, planning, civil engineering and landscape architecture solutions to public, private and federal sector clients across the US,...

A Bonanza of New Materials

By Wells Concrete BlogJuly 18, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. Long ago fire was invented by Zug Zug.  Much later Suzy Zug Zug forged iron for an early civilization.  Julius Zug Zug then made concrete for the Romans.  100 years ago Adolphus Zug Zug began work...

AIA Conference on Architecture 2019

By AECbytes BlogJuly 11, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. This article provides an overview of the technology applications for architecture that were exhibited at the annual AIA conference last month. Broadly speaking, they fell into the categories of BI...

Precast for Food Processing

By Wells Concrete BlogJuly 2, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. Precast concrete is the material of choice for the design and construction of food processing plants. Agropur – Lake Norden, SD High performance precast concrete building systems provide the versa...

What’s Your BI Tool?

By Wells Concrete BlogJune 26, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. The amount of data stored by companies is growing exponentially and the need to translate this data into information to plan for future business strategies is a top priority for financial executiv...

GRAPHISOFT 2019 Key Client Conference

By AECbytes BlogJune 20, 2019

Credit: Original article published here. GRAPHISOFT’s 2019 KCC event, that was held earlier this month in Las Vegas, included updates from GRAPHISOFT, the global launch of ARCHICAD 23, and presentations from several firms across the worl...

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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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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