BIM and Information Technology
BD+C editors speak with experts from ALICE Technologies, Build Group, Hastings Architecture, Nv...read more
Photo courtesy UL and SPIRE Smart Building Program
The SPIRE Smart Building Program will help building owners and operators make better investment...read more
In recent years, we have found our consulting practice engaging more and more with owners that...read more
The one-day event took place at Whitehall Place, in London. Photos courtesy John Tobin
Digital twin, ISO standards, blockchain, and data were the hot topics at the recent The Digital...read more
Little Hero, an eight-story building in Melbourne, Australia, was among the first in that country whose floors were manufactured and finished offsite, and then stacked and snapped together onsite. Image: The Hickory Group
A paper by Deloitte looks back at an origin case study. But the country has yet to develop a full...read more
Sharing of and reliance on BIM data is central to the idea that BIM will lead to a more efficient...read more
Umbra employee Elina Nygård uses a tablet to view a BIM model on site before construction has begun. While this could be done in VR, augmented reality allows for the model to be explored in the actual environment where the completed building will exist. AR gives architects and clients the most realistic walkthrough of an unbuilt structure possible. Courtesy Umbra
Could new technology that simplifies the transfer of BIM models to augmented reality push AEC fir...read more
Autodesk's purchase of PlanGrid brings into its stable a popular digital blueprint software that helps contractors streamline their project management. Image: Autodesk
PlanGrid and BuildingConnected are the latest pieces in the company’s quest to digitize the const...read more
The ability of EC firms to capture, understand, and apply from all kinds of sources—including their job sites—is critical to their being able to deliver buildings for smarter cities in the future. Image: Deloitte Consulting
A new paper from Deloitte Consulting advises companies to revise their strategies with an eye tow...read more
According to a McKinsey & Company report, only the travel and tourism and professional servic...read more
The i/o team at Perkins+Will holds a planning session for an intelligent project delivery app. The firm utilizes machine learning tools and processes to learn from current and past projects. Courtesy Perkins+Will. Courtesy Perkins+Will.
Machine learning represents a new frontier in the AEC industry that will help designers create bu...read more
AI practitioners are primarily seeing very pointed benefits within problems that directly impact...read more
The software allows users to see validated results for hundreds of proven energy-efficiency options in real time.
The proprietary energy analysis tool is open for use by the public.
Speakers take the stage at the 2018 Accelerate AEC! conference, May 10, 2018, in Chicago. More than 150 AEC professionals attended the event. Photo: BD+C
This high-energy forum will deliver 20 game-changing business and technology innovations from the...read more
Regardless of improved accuracy gains, caregivers may struggle with the idea of a computer logic...read more
We’re well into the digital era of architecture which favors processes that have a better innovat...read more
In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C
BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...read more
Many schools use predictive analytics to help reduce freshman attrition rates.
Sample of a 3D rendering created and altered in real time using Enscape’s real-time rendering software. Enscape.
With emerging real-time rendering tools, project teams can design and render on the fly, for enha...read more
Small construction companies are less willing to spend on technology than companies in several other business sectors, including retailing, manufacturing, and real estate. Image: Pixabay
A survey of 800 companies found tepid interest overall in investing in “big data.”
Staging should be used to support the client’s goals. This rendering for a spec office client was designed to target young, trendy tenants. Rendering: TILTPIXEL
3D artist Ramy Hanna offers guidelines and tricks-of-the-trade to ensure that project artwork is...read more