Image How can firms take the first steps towards applying big data methodologies in their AECO practices?

Image Cloud-based energy efficiency developer Sefaira has launched a new, real-time analysis plug-in for SketchUp. AEC got a sneak peek before the official launch.

Image A British bespoke housing architectural firm has developed a highly innovative process linking its BIM design tools to a portable onsite computer controlled fabrication system. It is design build, but not as you know it

Image BIMobject is building a reputation for free ‘real world’ BIM components of consistent quality.

Image Without well-organised, comprehensive and connected content the opportunities available with BIM will not be achieved.

Image To stay true to its design philosophy of creating distinctive architecture that emerges from the site’s conditions, Auer+Weber+Assoziierte GmbH used Vectorworks to help ensure this French mountain resort complements the landscape

Image Harbin Twin Towers will create an iconic new cityscape to complement China’s high speed railway network.

Image Samsung delivers 1TB of exceptionally fast storage in this brand new Solid State Drive.

Image This mini workstation is ideal for 2D CAD or entry-level 3D modelling

Image Fujitsu’s new Intel ‘Haswell’ workstation offers impressive serviceability in an entry-level machine

ImageBentley Systems recently released OpenRoads, an umbrella technology that forms the backbone to its civil design tools. Greg Corke caught up with Bentley’s Ron Gant and Bob Mankowski to find out more about the key features

ImageWhy manufacturers have a huge part to play in Building Information Modelling.

ImageWith the transition from 2D to 3D, from dumb symbols to intelligent objects, content becomes even more important.

Image Graphisoft has updated its flagship BIM modelling tool, ArchiCAD, with a host of ‘themed’ new features and enhancements. BIM lives in the details.

Image The AEC design technology market has a handful of key software developers; Autodesk, Bentley and Nemetschek are the main volume players. However since the mid 2000s Trimble, best known as a GPS provider, has acquired its way to compete with the established players.

Image The second installment of this two-part guide goes into greater detail on Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows, when a model progresses from concept to construction and facilities management. We cover the benefits and implications of adopting BIM, including changes to teams and workflows.

Image Stephen Holmes looks at how to take the 3D print process in-house.

ImageAutodesk is firmly in the groove of yearly updates, with mid-cycle additional features for those with subscription. However, all is not as it seems.

ImageSmartGeometry provides an environment in which to experiment with the latest technologies, from computational design to laser scanning. This year delivered its usual eclectic mix of workshops and talks, ranging from the practical to the surreal.

ImageWhat is Building Information Modelling and is it relevant to me? This is a question asked by many in today

ImageStuck in their old ways and reluctant to invest, quantity surveyors are missing out on the rich data benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

ImageRich data from wireless sensor technologies is helping track energy performance in sustainable construction and retrofitting initiatives.

3D printing is causing a stir in industrial design and engineering circles, but how can it help AEC professionals who don’t want to take the technology in-house? AEC Magazine looks at how bureau services can model projects down to the finest detail.

ImageThirty-five experts from Unger Steel Group used Tekla’s BIM software to plan, produce and assemble the diamond trusses of the partially transparent roof of the Vienna Central Railway Station. Now when the trains arrive at the station, passengers see the first glimpse of the city through the roof.

ImageSouth Korean model making bureau Modelzium turned to 3D printing to produce higher quality models, and cut production costs by 30%-50%.

ImageA good all-round CAD workstation with a brand new Nvidia GPU.

ImageAn excellent all round mobile workstation ideal for CAD on the go.

ImageControl your workstation remotely with a new graphics card from AMD that melds a professional GPU with dedicated PC-over-IP (PCoIP) technology

ImageCloud-based collaboration specialist 4Projects recently added ‘BIM’ support to its range of services. The new technology delivers a suite of BIM viewing, adata management tools

ImageCAD users should sit up and take notice. A Solid State Drive could be the most important workstation purchase you make this year, writes Greg Corke