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ImageThe potential of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is vast, but most UK design and construction companies are at the early stages of use. Beyond eliminating waste and lessening re-work, BIM can offer more systemic benefits for teams concerned with sustainability in buildings, writes Sarah Graham, UK sales manager, Integrated Environment Solutions.

ImageRegular AEC Magazine contributor, Rob Jamieson, shares his frustrations as a string of delays to his house extension could have been avoided with good use of drawings and 3D models.

ImageMonaco was once again the hub of the European visualisation and simulation industry at Imagina 2011, writes Stephen Holmes.

ImageLast year saw the launch of the AEC (UK) BIM Standard for Revit. At its first anniversary, we take a look at how the standard has been received in the market.

ImageWith teams and clients based all around the world, holding design meetings can be a challenge. Cadfaster has a slick solution for Building Information Modelling (BIM).

ImageClare Watson explores how collaborative software can lead to potentially huge hidden savings.

ImageRecent events indicate that the Process Plant software market is heating up. Following Intergraph being acquired, the Plant industry has received new offerings from Autodesk and Bentley Systems.

ImageAnyone who writes off green design as niche should think again, in a few short years, the entire construction community will be orientated around sustainability.

ImageThere is a widespread industry move to adopt Building Information Modelling and intelligent 3D design. But, if the advantages are so clear, why stop with just the one building? Why not model the whole city?

ImageJamie Gwilliam, Autodesk

ImageChris Hobbs, AEC application manager at CADline Ltd, discusses the evolution of 3D visualisation and why considering the ‘bigger picture’ is now central to good design.

ImageAt last year

ImageIn a generous move in these troubled times, Bentley Systems has unveiled an initiative to give unemployed AEC professionals access to the latest versions of MicroStation with online training, for free. Martyn Day asks what it is all about.

ImageRichard Mitchell from Excitech takes a look at Autodesk

ImageA more targeted approach to benchmarking CAD skills for recruitment can give HR managers support in assessing the technical competence of candidates at interview stage, says Rory Vance, Managing Director, CADsmart.

ImageWith the imminent release of Autodesk

ImageAt last year

ImageAt the tail end of last year HP held its annual Quad Fest event to launch its new workstation family. Greg Corke caught up with HP

ImageIt would appear as though Autodesk has pulled off a major acquisition from AEC competitor, Bentley Systems. Dr. Robert Aish, Bentley

ImageHow can structural engineers ensure Building Information Modelling (BIM) data remains reliable? Simon Jones, Autodesk Northern Europe, explains.