Features

Image Matthew Jensen of architecture and interiors consultancy Fraiserline explores the challenges of applying BIM to cruise and ferry ship design, to serve the complex needs of architectural, interior, product and naval professionals

Image New design software is needed for an age in which modular buildings are built for off-site fabrication and then assembled on-site, according to Autodesk’s Jim Lynch

Image Current common data environments have a number of shortcomings, so what needs to happen for them to better support efficient information-sharing in our industry?

Image Virtual Reality (VR) may be a hot technology in the AEC space, but Augmented Reality (AR) looks set to be just as big

Image Verity compares point clouds against design & fabrication models. For this in-depth review, we put the powerful software tool through its paces on a live project in Cornwall

Image A detailed look at how Newtecnic uses technology to optimise the design, manufacture and construction of complex facades on iconic projects

Image It’s been a tough battle, taking the best part of two decades, but the world’s IT giants have finally woken up to the world of cloud-based collaboration for construction.

Image Part two of this event report explores Autodesk’s range of rapidly evolving cloud services and its vision for the future

Image Every year, BIM Show Live provides AEC professionals with a showcase of new ways of thinking and emerging technologies – and this year’s event promises to be no exception

Image At the first Autodesk University in Las Vegas under new CEO Andrew Anagnost, delegates got a taste of the company’s vision and focus for its current and next generation of products

Image A new AR research project from Bentley Systems is designed to help visualise and improve records of subsurface utility pipes

Image At the Year In Infrastructure event, held in Singapore in October, Bentley Systems CTO Keith Bentley unveiled the company’s most significant technology update in a decade

Image The maturing partnership between Bentley and Topcon that aims to streamline engineering and construction through a connected data environment in the cloud

Image Chinese drone developer DJI is spreading its wings into several enterprise industries, including infrastructure and construction

Image The latest developments in reality modelling at Bentley Systems, including streamable, scalable reality meshes and automatic mesh classification using deep learning

Image By harnessing the power of the cloud together with engineering accurate scalable meshes, Bentley is looking to make model complexity a non-issue

Image What would you design, construct or engineer for a new smart city in the Mars Valley, home to one million humans?

Image The construction industry may be behind on adopting artificial intelligence and machine learning, but their transformational potential in our sector should not be underestimated

Image Soluis Group revolutionises Radisson Red hotel design with Unreal Engine

ImageLeigh Jasper, CEO of Australian construction collaboration provider Aconex, talks cost management, BIM and digital transformation

AutoCAD’s popularity spawned a copycat DWG clone industry. Now the clone developers are aiming for verticalised BIM

Image Autodesk invited the press to the new headquarters of its AEC Division in Boston, for presentations, customer site visits and technology talks on everything BIM

Image Graphisoft held a customer conference in Japan to launch ArchiCAD 21 and to highlight increasing BIM usage in the Pacific Rim.

Image The humble drawing finally comes of age with Bentley introducing automated drawing production in its new-generation civil design tool

Image Dr Jonathan Ingram gave a fascinating talk at D3D LIVE on his work in the development of early CAD systems which were the forerunners to the BIM systems of today

Image With growing interest in and adoption of Bentley point cloud and photogrammetry capabilities, it’s clear that new workflows and benefits are there for the taking

Image An explosion is underway in the use of visual data collected and used in near-real-time for construction

Image What works for the Crossrail project may not work for the development of an artist’s studio in Cornwall, but small and medium-sized projects can still benefit from BIM

Image Bond Bryan Digital ‏is expanding its services to help other firms fully adapt to new BIM processes.

Image With VR working its way into the construction industry, Tridify’s Nigel Alexander looks at some of the developments likely to be in store in the next 12 months