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Free best practice E-learning courses
The Best Practice Hub - the construction industry's online platform for sharing best practice - has launched a series of free e-learning courses designed to help raise standards across the industry...


New ARCHICAD tool for BIM objects
Graphisoft UK Ltd has launched a new tool that allows designers and manufacturers to create their own BIM objects...

Brafer creates "Nomadic Architecture" for Rio Games
Hosting the world's biggest sporting event, with ten thousand athletes from over 200 countries attending, Rio de Janeiro has had many sports facilities constructed, including two arenas which were built with great accuracy by Brafer, with the help of Trimble's Tekla solutions...

Bluesky laser maps inform BIM projects
3D models produced from aircraft mounted lasers are being used by survey company Greenhatch Group to help inform a range of BIM projects...

CADENAS 3D CAD BIM library for Schiedel
Schiedel, one of the leading manufacturers for exhaust gas systems in new buildings, has chosen CADENAS' Electronic Product Catalog to improve its BIM area for tendered architecture projects, plant engineering etc...

Vectorworks 3D files in a browser
Vectorworks has entered a partnership with Modelo, creators of the software plug-in of the same name...

Mobile workstation packs a punch
Eurocom is launching the Sky DLX7 Mobile Workstation...

Progman opens new UK office
3D modelling solutions provider, Progman is opening a new UK office in central Manchester to directly serve the UK and Irish markets. ...

£62.6 billion increase in the pipeline
Analysis by KPMG has revealed a £62.6bn jump in the value of the UK Government construction pipeline since August 2015, reflecting inclusion in the pipeline of the full cost of HS2 to Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, and additional spend on education and nuclear decommissioning...

Free online guide to BIM compliance
Anew guide to BIM, created by Designing Buildings Wiki and PCSG, takes users step-by-step through the Level 2 workflows, from the basics of storing project information to preparing employer's information requirements...

Smart city models with web streaming
CartoConsult can now deliver 3D city and building models, via the web to any internet connected device, on subscription...

Energy efficient R&D in Scotland
A research and development project worth £900,000 has been launched in Scotland to develop breakthrough technology in the energy efficiency market...

Enlightened approach to show homes
Geomerics, an ARM company, has announced that its Enlighten real-time lighting technology, used in major gaming titles such as Star Wars Battleffront, is now being deployed to create virtual show homes for the international property market...

New Magicad for Revit and AutoCAD
Progman Oy has released a new version of the MEP design software MagiCAD for Revit and AutoCAD...

Fancy building for Boaty McBoatface?
A unique opportunity to partner with British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to deliver a construction programme to modernise UK Antarctic and other research facilities has been announced in the Official Journal of the European Union...

Young church architect of the year
The National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association are inviting entries for their 2016 church architecture awards and for a new 'Young Church Architect of the Year' award...

Serpentine designs bring summer touch of magic
In tandem with the 16th Pavilion in 2016, the Serpentine Galleries has expanded its internationally acclaimed programme of exhibiting architecture in a built form by commissioning four architects to each design a 25sqm Summer House...

Merger to create 'World Market Leader'
Aconex, provider of a leading cloud and mobile collaboration platform for the global construction industry, is to acquire Conject Holding, a leading cloud and mobile collaboration service provider in Europe and other regions, for a total cash consideration of £65 million...

'Evolving' City House design unveiled
Commercial property developer Bruntwood has unveiled design plans for 'City House' - Leeds' biggest collaborative workspace to date...

Lofty solution for Brazil's tallest building
Located in the fastest growing business region of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the WTorre Morumbi is the tallest corporate building in Brazil...

Raising a Smile
The Smile Respite & Care Centre presented some uniquely rewarding challenges for Brymor Construction...


In deep water
The Bentley SACS Offshore Structural Analysis and Design Solution helps the oil, gas and wind industries cope with the complex and demanding conditions of locating deep-sea structures ...

Olympic Legacies
The London 2012 Olympic stadium has been transformed for the future, earning Steel Fabricators William Hare the winning position in the Sports and Recreation Projects category at the UK Tekla Awards 2016...

The IMPACT of concrete design
Consultant Abdel Rahman Jaber in the United Arab Emirates has designed concrete elements using IMPACT, developed by the Swedish company StruSoft, for more than five years...

Making an entrance
SketchUp was used to design and present a new entrance for Bradford University's Sport and Fitness Centre - just one of the projects featured in new SketchUp guidebooks from RS Research...

BIM off the blocks
Tekla has managed to set records in designing and building a venue for setting records in Azerbaijan....

A signal improvement
Hatch Mott MacDonald enhances collaboration and reduces risk during rail signal design using Bentley Promis.e 3D modelling capabilities....

Along the right lines
A team was set up by Atkins and O'Rourke to explore the processes involved in the Government's 'Digitising the Railways' project to ascertain the benefits of working in a BIM environment...

LifeCycle Tower ONE
Dassault Systèmes is developing Smart Facility Solutions based on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, demonstrated by the LifeCycle Tower ONE (LCT ONE) building in Austria...

GPS assisted Tagging
McGee has won the National Federation of Demolition Contractors Corporate Innovation Award 2016 for its Mobile Inspection Manager...

BIM Unbound
Build New York Live recognised BIM Unlimited for Best use of Sustainability or Constructionability...

Essentially Affordable Living
CONJECT’s information management package, conjectPC, proves a 'game changer' for Essential Living, a supplier of affordable property rentals in London and the South East....

The art of structural engineering
The highlight of January's Lumiere London Festival for any self respecting engineer was surely "1.8 London", the ethereal Janet Echelman sculpture...

StruSoft proves a towering success
The 34 Storey Victoria Tower in Stockholm has been designed using StruSoft FEM-Design...

The BIM factor
BIM was used extensively during the design of the new Waste Water Treatment Plant in Liverpool by Galliford Try Costain and Atkins...

Of all the markets in all the World...
Hungary's A4 Studio has won the World Architecture Community's Award in the Public Buildings/Community Centers category for its design of the Casablanca Market in Morocco, created using GRAPHISOFT’s ARCHICAD...

Learning curves
Thrayle house and Thomas Gainsborough School, Suffolk, provided ideal projects for Revit and IESVE engineers at CBG Consultants to meet a number of challenges, following the use of an IES Revit plug-in to improve its BIM workflow...

Manchester Victoria Station
Here we showcase two BIM projects from Tekla. The first focuses on Severfield UK, who worked with Morgan Sindall and Network Rail to fabricate a complex roof structure and new mezzanine with access to the Arena at Manchester's oldest station, Victoria...

John Lewis New Home Hub Store
Tekla Structures and BIMsight were also utilised in a project to design a new style of store for retailer John Lewis in Horsham, West Sussex...

Plastic in the microwave
A break-through technology, whose development relies on Autodesk software, could solve the immense problems associated with recycling plastic waste...

The Hammers 2016
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Construction Computing Awards finalists...


The Hammers X
It’s Hammers time once again! ...

X marks the spot!
The Hammers X are gradually appearing on the horizon!...

Hitting a high note in 2014
The monthly Markit/CIPS survey of purchasing managers in the construction industry is consistently reporting increased confidence levels in the industry, reflecting figures hitting a seven year high in both residential and commercial construction - and in employment too - due in part to budget boosts for new development projects and supportive funding conditions...

Building to a Grand Finale!
The Construction Computing Awards 2013 saw the year out in style as the Industry began to climb out of the doldrums...

It's all building up nicely
Forget all the talk of a housing bubble for a little while and share in a glass or two of 'bubbly' with the winners of this year's Hammers Awards this November ...

The build-up begins!
David Chadwick previews this year’s Construction Computing awards, to be held in November ...

The Hammers VI:
It's the most magical time of the year, a time when a jolly man in a fancy suit gives out prizes to all those who have been particularly good in the past 12 months. ...

Algorithmic CAD
Adding formulae to architectural design simplifies the design process instead of adding unwarranted complexity - and it can inspire your creative side too....


Bumps and Bounces
Renderworks, a Vectorworks add-on, has the capability to make any architect a rendering specialist, says David Chadwick...

Game on!
Autodesk has combined building design technology with their renowned game engine software - but it needed the services of the Cloud to do it...

Xara Designer Pro x365
Instead of handing your projects over to graphics designers to create publicity material, why not give it a go yourself, using Xara's Designer Pro X365 ...

A Legendary Release
Bluebeam Revu 2016 automates the update of legends for easier understanding of page annotations - amongst other great enhancements...

Catching up with SketchUp
The latest release of the popular SketchUp's modelling tool - SketchUp Pro 2016 - improves core technologies to make the software even easier to use and more intuitive. ...

Tekla Structures 2016
Tekla Structures users were recently given a sneak preview of the features likely to be included in the upcoming release of Tekla Structures 2016...

Twinmotion 2016
Twinmotion provides ARCHICAD users with the ability to deliver high quality animation and visualisation in real time, says David Chadwick...

Bringing it all together
You can create a single federated model to handle design, construction and Facilities Management using Sitedesk, says David Chadwick...

A greater degree of Insight
Autodesk's Insight 360 adds another dimension to the company’s range of environment building applications, and in the process assists architects in understanding the tools they are using...

CONNECTing with reality
One of the highlights of Bentley’s 2015 Year in Infrastructure Conference was its focus on Augmented Reality, courtesy of Bentley's comprehensive CONNECT Editions and the Augmented Reality Sandbox ...

Meet your MakerBot
Acquired a couple of years ago by Stratasys, MakerBot 3D printers are one of the prime movers in the rapid growth of the 3D printing market, offering a simple and easy to use device at new and lower price levels...

Adoddle to work with
Asite's Adoddle justly earns recognition as a total \'back-office\' or off-site information manager for the construction industry...

Scan to Go!
Colortrac's new portable scanner, the SmartLF Scan!, is being hailed as a revolutionary step in large format scanning...

It’s Flow time!
Flow provides a simple calculation and simulation tool that takes the hard work, and the expense, out of developing drainage networks to handle critical storm events ...

Concurrent collaboration
The latest version of Tekla Structures focuses on model sharing, allowing engineers to work on different parts of the model simultaneously ...

BIMx PRO
Graphisoft's BIMX, supplied with ARCHICAD, is a handy model viewing device. BIMx PRO, though, takes the app to new levels, giving all users much greater access to both the 3D model and associated 2D drawings and documents...

Arcon Evo
Next-gen architectural visualisation software from Elecosoft...

Predicting the future of design
Due for release in June, ArchiCAD 19 is taking a giant leap forward in BIM performance through its use of Predictive Background Processing. ...

You’ve got mail managed
Mail Manager 6.1 from Oasys turns the traditional chore of email handling into a productive management tool....

Virtual Desktops
David Angwin of Dell Cloud Client Computing explains how virtualisation empowers high-end graphics users...


Things ain't what they used to be
The Internet of Things has designs on our future - and now's the perfect time to get involved...

Going 'off-piste' without COBie
Is COBie keeping up with software trends? Neil Marshall of BIM.Technologies looks at the benefits of keeping potential adventurers to the nursery slopes ...

Bringing BIM to life with IFC
Sanjeev Shah, CEO at GroupBC, looks at alternative delivery solutions for BIM - advocating the benefits of full IFC delivery against the limitations of COBie...

Revit in the Cloud
Autodesk has expanded the availability of its cloud-based collaboration service for Revit, following its launch in the US...

The force waiting to be unleashed
thinkBIM believes it’s high time to deal with the elephant in the room: the skills shortage ...

ConstructSim
Bentley's Advanced Work Packaging, a feature of ConstructSim, is the key to successful execution on complex projects...

The Cube
Achieving BIM Level 2 using Vectorworks was recently demonstrated by taking architects through the creation of a hypothetical project - The Cube - and the BIM processes related to it...

Structurally Sound
Tekla is renamed as Trimble, as it transitions to the Trimble brand...

Ahead of the crowd
Oasys MassMotion 8.0 takes crowd simulation modelling and visualisation to new levels, writes David Chadwick...

I wandered lonely as a Cloud
With apologies to Wordsworth and thanks to the use of Nomad as a mobile tool for Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Service Select (VSS) customers can enhance their design processes by handling complex processes and collaborating with project partners in the Cloud....

Getting your Assets in gear
Managing major assets using Bentley's AssetWise provides rigorous total asset management for major infrastructure operators, supplemented by predictive performance analysis from Amulet...

Single source data management
CONJECT sets out to David Chadwick how customers can make cost and efficiency improvements to a built asset at any stage of its life...

Vectorworks 2016
The latest release of Vectorworks debuts some useful (and fun!) new features, writes David Chadwick....

Getting to grips with BIM
As BIM takes on greater significance within the civil engineering sector, Causeway Technologies explains how BIM functionality has developed within its infrastructure design suite...

Why you’ll learn to love COBie
Ben Wallbank (BIM Strategy Manager) and John Adams (BIM Product Manager) at Viewpoint Construction Software explain the merits of COBie and how BIM solution, 4Projects by Viewpoint can secure your route to Level 2 BIM compliance...

A Vectorworks Goody Bag!
All the best parties end with a goody bag, and the Vectorworks Design Summit was no different, sending attendees home with a packet of good things to look forward to....

A Vectorworks takeaway
All the best parties end with a goody bag and the 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit was no different, sending attendees home with a bundle of exciting developments to look forward to...

Optimum 3D Printing
You can make a rational choice and get up to £1,000 off a new Stratasys 3D desktop printer with ArtSystems’ new trade-in programme....

Glasgow goes ultra environmental
Glasgow City Council, with the help of IES, has embarked on a number of environmental projects to boost the energy-saving potential of its citizens and notable buildings....

Smarter Cities
The Construction industry needs to catch up with the Smart City boom, says John Stokoe, Head of Strategic Business Transformation at Dassault Systèmes EuroNorth...


Are free BIM viewers worth the price?
By Michael McCullen, Chairman, Sitedesk...

Fail to plan, plan to fail
Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager at 4Projects by Viewpoint, highlights the importance of adequate planning for April 2016....

BIM Implementation
By Bob Garrett, Marketing Director, Excitech Ltd. ...

BIM for Handover
'Does BIM end at handover?' asks Bob Garrett, Marketing Director, Excitech Ltd. As construction projects reach their conclusion, what happens to the mass of information gathered in the process - and how best can we use it? ...

BIM for Construction
By Bob Garrett, Marketing Director, Excitech Ltd...

Beating the Brexit blues
The uncertainty over Brexit is already having predictable effects...


A farewell to Excel
After all of the discussions about the demise of Excel as companies leverage the graphical and information rich tools we currently have available - see the article on Bentley's ProjectWise EADOC in this issue, for example - I felt that some appreciation of Microsoft's spreadsheet tool was long overdue...

Toasted!
I was going to do something entirely predictable and boring for this month's Comment, as it will be landing on your doorsteps right upon the BIM deadline - but if your organisation hasn't already committed itself to the process after half a dozen years of expositions, conferences, seminars and tuition courses, you have probably decided that, despite the undoubted benefits it will bring you, that is outweighed by the effort of changing the way your company works....

Efficient solutions
There is an emphasis in this issue on improving project efficiency, which is covered in a number of different ways across several articles - two of which also raise controversial points about the focus and direction of BIM...

Bring on the machines!
There was a time when the construction industry, and architects in particular, where castigated as not adopting new technology as quickly as the manufacturing industry, which had moved rapidly into 3D software, product and project lifecycle management, high quality visualisation and rendering, 3D printing and so on...

Information Overload
I hereby lay claim to having been the first person to use the term Information Overload!...

Introduction
The utilisation of BIM grows apace - By David Chadwick, Editor, CAD User...

Steel yourself for the future
We're a bit top heavy on structural engineering in this issue, but each of our four articles on the subject examine different aspect of the industry...

Jack of all trades
What a great time to be an architect...

Soft Landings
The most significant figure in this issue is the difference between the cost of designing and building something, and the cost of running it...

On the right track?
If you are a frequent traveller on the Underground and have to go through Bond Street you will have noted that the station is currently closed, exuding an air of complete abandonment and lack of activity...

BIM, grammatically speaking
While chatting with guests at the end of another successful Construction Computing Awards in November, just prior to going to press with this issue, the subject of BIM loomed large with all the inevitability of the following morning’s sore head...

BIM in the spotlight
This month I had the pleasure of attending the joint NLA-NBS conference “BIM - are you ready for the digital switchover?” at The Building Centre in London and chaired by David Philp, Head of the BIM Task Group...

Kicking off the Bucket List!
One of the most interesting, or possibly most annoying, features of modern life is the compilation of lists of just about everything, from the 10 best goals of the World Cup to the 50 worst sci-fi films (although with my predilection for classic 'B' movies, I would probably rate most of these as the 50 best!)...

BIM comes of age
BIM is focusing the mind of the construction industry wonderfully well. Well, not entirely BIM, but rather the UK Government’s Construction Strategy, which has hijacked the process as a means of delivering improved efficiencies and cost-savings to the industry...

Ecobuild and beyond
Another year, another Ecobuild - and another long trek across London to the Excel centre from Somerset...


As a bit of a Trekkie (enjoy it, won't wear a Klingon outfit) I am fascinated by the re-runs of the original series - not so much for the acting and storylines but the primitive scenery and mostly dreadful props...

Getting the most from the Cloud
As more and more of the software applications that we use are being placed in the Cloud, the time is right to look at its benefits, and whether such a working environment would be suitable for a construction company with employees and collaborating companies spread out around the World. Si Hanks of Ai Solutions expands the idea further ...

Building relationships
Technology is key to building closer relationships and driving customer retention according to Mark Thompson, CEO of m-hance ...

Time to be inspired?
Halloween and Bonfire Night have come and gone with a bang (or possibly a whimper, depending on your batch of fireworks) and suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the Christmas advertising deluge - despite it being only early November at the time of writing ...

A Signal Improvement
Hatch Mott MacDonald Enhances Collaboration and Reduces Risk during Rail Signal Design using...
Bringing BIM to life with IFC
Sanjeev Shar, CEO at GroupBC, looks at alternative delivery solutions for BIM - ...

A Legendary Release
Bluebeam Revu 2016 automates the update of legends for easier understanding of page...
Along the Right Lines
A team was set up by Atkins and O'Rourke to explore the processes involved in the...

Revit in the Cloud
Autodesk has expanded the availability of its cloud-based collaboration service for Revit, ...

LifeCycle Tower ONE
Dassault Systèmes is developing Smart Facility Solutions based on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, ...
GPS assisted Tagging
McGee has won the National Federation of Demolition Contractors Corporate Innovation Award 2016 for its...
Catching up with SketchUp
The latest release of the popular SketchUp's modelling tool - SketchUp Pro 2016 - improves...
Tekla Structures 2016
Tekla Structures users were recently given a sneak preview of the features likely to be...
The force waiting to be unleashed
thinkBIM believes it’s high time to deal with the elephant in the room: the skills shortage

Twinmotion 2016
Twinmotion provides ARCHICAD users with the ability to deliver high quality animation and...
BIM Unbound
The recent Build New York Live awards recognised BIM Unlimited for Best use of...

Serpentine designs bring summer touch of magic
In tandem with the 16th Pavilion in 2016, the Serpentine Galleries has expanded its ...

Merger to create 'World Market Leader'
Aconex, provider of a leading cloud and mobile collaboration platform for the global construction industry, is to acquire ...

'Evolving' City House design unveiled
Commercial property developer Bruntwood has unveiled design plans for 'City House'...

Lofty solution for Brazil's tallest building
Located in the fastest growing business region of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the WTorre ...

Zero Bills home energises market
Zero Bills has a bold ambition: to make home energy bills obsolete

Guiding light tackles indoor air quality
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a design accessory for monitoring the indoor air ...

Approved documents in the spotlight
NBS Research has been conducting a survey on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local ...

ConstructSim
Bentley's Advanced Work Packaging, a feature of ConstructSim, is the key to successful...

Efficient solutions
There is an emphasis in this issue on improving project efficiency, which is covered in a...

Essentially Affordable Living
CONJECT’s information management package, conjectPC, proves a 'game changer' for...

Evolution of an Industry
We asked Kenny Ingram, Director of Construction at IFS, to let us know what he...

The Cube
Achieving BIM Level 2 using Vectorworks was recently demonstrated by taking architects...

The art of structural engineering
The highlight of January's Lumiere London Festival for any self respecting engineer was...

Bringing it all together
You can create a single federated model to handle design, construction and Facilities Management using Sitedesk, ...
StruSoft proves a towering success
The 34 Storey Victoria Tower in Stockholm has been designed using StruSoft FEM-Design

Structurally Sound
Tekla is renamed as Trimble, as it transitions to the Trimble brand

It's BIM up North
Liz Schofield outlines the agenda for the thinkBIM Spring conference, to be held on the...

Tender is the site for construction
TenderSpace is a newly-launched web based suite of tools developed for anyone involved in...

Online BIM library opens for business
Progman has launched a free browsing library available at www.magicloud.com

Sheffield Uni Heartspace gets go-ahead
Bond Bryan's latest project for the University of Sheffield has just received planning...

Tekla delivers concrete results
Max Frank Ltd, part of a leading international group which designs, manufactures and...

MakerBot and Stratasys partnership
MakerBot and Stratasys have announced a sales partnership program that allows both companies to...

Property pioneer receives top honours
An award-winning property professional who became the first woman to hold a top construction...

Site diary app for contract engineers
The need for accurate and comprehensive records documenting a project's progress are...

Digital approval for CAD documents
The newly released SEAL Systems provides digital approval processes for CAD documentation

The BIM factor
BIM was used extensively during the design of the new Waste Water Treatment Plant...

A greater degree of Insight
Autodesk's Insight 360 adds another dimension to the company’s range of environment building...
CONNECTing with reality
One of the highlights of Bentley’s 2015 Year in Infrastructure Conference was its focus on...
Bring on the machines!
There was a time when the construction industry, and architects in particular, where...

Of all the markets in all the World...
Hungary's A4 Studio has won the World Architecture Community's Award in the Public...
Learning curves
Thrayle house and Thomas Gainsborough School, Suffolk, provided ideal projects for...

Meet your MakerBot
Acquired a couple of years ago by Stratasys, MakerBot 3D printers are one of prime movers in...
Ahead of the crowd
Oasys MassMotion 8.0 takes crowd simulation modelling and visualisation to new levels, ...
Manchester Victoria Station
Here we showcase two BIM projects from Tekla. The first focuses on Severfield UK, who...
John Lewis New Home Hub Store
Tekla Structures and BIMsight were also utilised in a project to design a new style of store...
Adoddle to work with
Asite's Adoddle justly earns recognition as a total \'back-office\' or off-site information manager...
I wandered lonely as a Cloud…
With apologies to Wordsworth and thanks to the use of Nomad as a mobile tool for...

ARES map delivers hybrid CAD and GIS
Graebert GmbH has announced ARES Map, the latest addition to the company's growing...

AluK to open London design studio
AluK (GB) is continuing its business expansion with the launch of the AluK...

Industry prepares for 2016 BIM mandate
A joint initiative between the Construction Products Association (CPA), ...

Informing flood risk assessment
Aerial photography and detaiiled 3D height models are being used to assess...

Trimble enhances Tekla Tedds 2015
Trimble has announced new features for its Tekla Tedds 2015, ...

Capturing Exeter in 360 degrees
360 degree images captured using a SphereVision specialist recording system are...
Construction workforce goes mobile
A new mobile solution has been specifically developed for the construction sector,...

Getting innovative with Vectorworks
Edited by Jonathan Reeves, Innovative Vectorworks BIM provides llustrated...

Nemetschek Vectorworks and BIMobject...
BIMobject will now support Vectorworks native file formats

English Version of Vectorworks 2016 Design...
More than 100 updates and new features support creative design processes, enabling professionals...

Scan to Go!
Colortrac's new portable scanner, the SmartLF Scan!, is being hailed as...

Plastic in the microwave
A break-through technology, whose development relies on Autodesk software, could...
The Hammers X
It’s Hammers time once again!


Getting your Assets in gear
Managing major assets using Bentley's AssetWise provides rigorous total asset management...

It’s Flow time!
Flow provides a simple calculation and simulation tool that takes the hard work, and...

Information Overload
I hereby lay claim to having been the first person to use the term Information Overload!

Single source data management
CONJECT sets out to David Chadwick how customers can make cost and efficiency...

Good Vibrations
The Shanghai Disney theme park used Oasys GSA software to analyse the unique...

Concurrent collaboration
The latest version of Tekla Structures focuses on model sharing, allowing engineers...

BIMx PRO
Graphisoft's BIMX, supplied with ARCHICAD, is a handy model viewing device. BIMx PRO...

Vectorworks 2016
The latest release of Vectorworks debuts some useful (and fun!) new features, says David Chadwick

Excitech attains new Pinnacle
Excitech has launched the productivity platform 'Pinnacle Series' in the UK

Biggest National Park Project Greenlit
Northumberland National Park Authority Members have overwhelmingly approved...

UK Tekla award winners announced
The winners of the tenth annual UK Tekla Awards 2015 have been revealed...

Below ground BIM objects from Grace
Grace Construction Products has published its first set of BIM standard details and BIM objects...

Bentley acquires e-on software
Bentley Systems has acquired e-on software. Based in Paris, France, e-on is widely...

The art of structural design 2015
SCIA and Allplan have revealed the winners of their 2015 The Art in Structural Design contest

Constructive skills management
Liverpool-based technology company, Human Recognition Systems (HRS), have developed MSkills...

New BIM technology partnership
Nemetschek Vectorworks and BIMobject AB have signed a cooperation agreement to support...

ArtSystems Focus on Innovation Open Days for Resellers
Nottingham-based distributor ArtSystems is hosting two open days in September 2015, the first...

Arithmetica harnesses online power of Sketchfab...
Arithmetica is making 3D model project collaboration easier by taking advantage of Sketchfab...

ArtSystems tie up deal with the world leader...
Nottingham-based ArtSystems have just been appointed as the United Kingdom...

Dassault Systèmes developing Virtual Singapore...
Dassault Systèmes is working with the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, to develop...

Arcon Evo
Next-gen architectural visualisation software from Elecosoft...

Early Detailing
Fitzpatrick Engineering Group uses BIM to shorten construction time for steel buildings by sharing model data...

Reviving faded glories
DGVault faces up to the challenge of digitising and archiving ancient and varied architectural documents...

Steel yourself for the future
We're a bit top heavy on structural engineering in this issue, but each of our four articles on the subject examine different...

Much more than the project filing cabinet
CONJECT has been selected by HB Reavis for document control and mobile inspections on the £68m King William...

Designs on the future
There is still just about time to enter the 2015 Nemetschek Vectorworks Design Scholarship competition - and potentially...

Fit for a King's Court
Waterman Group chooses Scandinavian quality from StruSoft to design the concrete elements of Kings Court...

Like virtual Meccano
Tekla Structural Designer combines analysis with design, enabling engineers to configure optimum design solutions...

Why you’ll learn to love COBie
Ben Wallbank (BIM Strategy Manager) and John Adams (BIM Product Manager) at Viewpoint...

X marks the spot!
The Hammers X are gradually appearing on the horizon!

A Smart Solution!
TCSCS smart cards are helping McGee's to improve efficiency and safety by revolutionising its systems

A World Cup winner
Graphisoft provided a perfect pitch for stadium design in Brazil with ArchiCAD, one that was quickly...

Geometrically Nonlinear Structures...
Modern lightweight structures, whether in fabric, cable, timber, concrete or stone, are nonlinear,...

Less than constructive CLC changes?
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has commented on the decision by the Department for Business,...

Comprehensive flood map online
Following an agreement between aerial mapping company Bluesky and hazard mapping specialists...

So good they’re building it twice!
Nemetschek Vectorworks has becomes the headline sponsorship of Build New York Live...

Virtual Singapore to become a reality
Dassault Systèmes is working with the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore...

Tedds 2015 for Structural Engineers
Tekla, a Trimble company, has introduced Tedds 2015, a new version of its software for automating repetitive civil ...

Pointfuse models head to Sketchfab
Arithmetica is making 3D model project collaboration easier by taking advantage of Sketchfab...

A winning way to preview developments
At the CGarchitect.com Architectural 3D Awards, held in La Coruna, Spain in July, digital communications...

Time to meet your MakerBot in the UK
Nottingham-based ArtSystems have been appointed as the UK and Ireland distributor for MakerBot...

Fail to plan, plan to fail
Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager at 4Projects by Viewpoint,...

A winning wind mentality!
Simulation specialists ESSS have used ANSYS Multiphysics to test wind and other factors...

Blade Stunner
SimpsonHaugh and Partners used Generative Design to shape their One Blackfriars tower....

Jack of all trades
What a great time to be an architect

Online Bookings
The Challenge for AECOM was to deliver a high quality hotel refit on time....

Predicting the future of design
Due for release in June, ArchiCAD 19 is taking a giant leap forward in BIM performance...

You’ve got mail managed
Mail Manager 6.1 from Oasys turns the traditional chore of email handling into...

The 5th dimension of 3D modelling
Asta Development brings Bidcon BIM to the UK, adding cost estimation to its popular Asta...

A Vectorworks takeaway
All the best parties end with a goody bag and the 2015 Vectorworks Design...

Got the World Twinmotion
Create visualisations and 3D immersion in real-time with Twinmotion 2015

Talk to me!
ZWCAD, the .dwg compatible application, has introduced voice annotation as one...

A trio of asta developments
Asta Development has officially released the second version of Asta Powerproject BIM...

ArchiCAD makes rhino connection
Graphisoft has announced a Rhino connection for ArchiCAD

New Knowledge Transfer Partnership for Teeside...
A North-East architects firm is attracting international clients thanks to a joint research...

BIM product data templates from icon
The Industrial & Commercial Energy Association (ICOM) has announced the completion of BIM Product...

BIM module version 1.1 released
Business Collaborator has released version 1.1 of their BIM Module

Exertis acquires computers unlimited
Exertis, distributors of IT, communication & home entertainment products, has acquired Computers...