Features

Image We cut through the hype and explore what impact the distributed database technology could have on BIM, contracts and people

Image Following the success of Finnish firms like Tekla and Solibri we explore seven new BIM-centric technologies looking to make their mark on the international stage.

Image We report on the latest developments in ‘constructioneering’, a process that aims to solve the fragmented workflow between design and construction.

Image How Bentley Systems intends to play to its strengths in building design with focused, vertical design tools, cross disciplinary workflows and open data

Image iModel, Bentley’s format for exchanging project information between design, construction and operations, has just gone open source to feed the Digital Twin

Image Autodesk’s refocus on construction has never been so clearly evident than at this year’s annual user event in Las Vegas.

Image NBS’s latest development aims to bring the specification process out from its silo to benefit global team collaboration and provide a single source of truth, writes Martyn Day

Image The potential for connected operations in asset management, harnessing the power of BIM, digital twins, IoT and deep learning

ImageExplore your building from any angle, and in Virtual Reality, or produce stills and animations at lightning fast speeds

ImageWhy HDR (High Dynamic Range) camera technology has the ability to transform survey data inputted into the BIM process

Image Epic Games Enterprise has the bold ambition to make its legendary real time game engine an essential tool for design

Image 3D graphics specialist launches Quadro RTX GPUs, which promise to transform the role photorealistic visualisation plays in product development, writes Greg Corke

Image Martyn Day explores the current cloud developments at Autodesk and shares his thoughts on where things might be heading - for good and bad

Image Held at Tobacco Dock, Autodesk University London brought together over 1,600 customers for two days of product updates, customer stories and hands-on training

Image ArchiCAD 22 had its world premiere at its Key Customer Conference in its home town of Budapest. Martyn Day reports

Image Martyn Day saw the first products of the strategic partnership between Autodesk and GIS market leader Esri

Image A new web tool from glazing manufacturer Guardian Glass is helping architects better understand the aesthetic and functional possibilities of this beautiful material

Image Cloud-based platform to provide collaborative co-ordination on Wood Wharf project, a new district at London’s Canary Wharf

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