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 Happened to CIM?

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CIM stands for “City Information Modeling,” the concept being similar to how BIM stands for “Building Information Modeling.” However, while BIM is very much alive and well in the AEC industry, that doesn’t seem to have happened with CIM — the term hasn’t really taken off. Is that because the concept of a “city information model” was flawed to begin …

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 …