Boxing Clever

If you are old enough, you might remember getting a View Master for Christmas, along with half a dozen..

Opting into Building Ops

As almost everybody has access to a mobile phone it makes perfect sense for companies to leverage their capabilities, and..

Vectorworks 2017

I knew immediately that Vectorworks 2017 was going to offer some significant upgrades to the 2016 version as soon..

Algorithmic CAD

It's time to get to grips with algorithmic CAD. That's using formulas to drive your designs, enabling you to create..

Bumps and Bounces

Anyone can become a rendering expert if you follow some basic guidelines given out by Luis Ruiz, Vectorworks' Senior Architecture..

Game on!

For over twenty years, Autodesk software has been used to make the world's best visual effects and gaming software, and..

Xara Designer Pro x365

Xara Designer Pro X365 isn't really an architect's design tool - but it could prove very handy for taking..

A Legendary Release

I learnt a new word recently - 'mentee' - which apparently means one who is being mentored, itself a current..

Tekla Structures 2016

Tekla, now part of the Trimble group, recently gave its users a sneak preview of what they should expect..

Twinmotion 2016

As anyone with a PS4, Xbox One or souped-up gaming PC will attest, the videogame industry is now also the..

Bringing it all together

It seemed like a good idea at the time - accumulating all building information up to the point of handover,..

A greater degree of Insight

It's rather appropriate to be launching a software solution aimed at reducing the impact of buildings on the environment at..

CONNECTing with reality

It’s been a while since I’ve had this much fun playing in a sandbox! All with a serious purpose, of..

Meet your MakerBot

The 3D printer market is growing at an increasing rate, thanks to the development of simpler technologies and, of course,..

Adoddle to work with

Elsewhere in this issue I have stated that a primary use of the Cloud is for sharing information, either..

Scan to Go!

Imagine you are on-site, and have been discussing the drawings that the builders have been working on, leading to a..

It’s Flow time!

I probably use only about 5% of Microsoft Word, ignoring the raft of features that are available. That is..

Concurrent collaboration

Tekla has made model sharing the principal focus of the latest version of Tekla Structures. Tekla Model Sharing allows engineers..

BIMx PRO

Graphisoft's BIMX, supplied with ARCHICAD, is a handy model viewing device. BIMx PRO, though, takes the app to new levels,..

Vectorworks and BIMobject

Anybody using BIM is familiar with BIMobjects. They serve two main purposes - to provide architects and designers with..

BIM For Landscape

What on earth does BIM have to do with a load of shrubs? That may well be your first..

Arcon Evo

Elecosoft has just released a new version of Arcon, a complete CAD solution dedicated for architects, building professionals and..

You’ve got mail managed

Even though I am a sole user, I think I count as a ‘power emailer’ with an understanding of the..

The 5th dimension of 3D modelling

3D modelling has now progressed through the 4th dimension, time, and into the fifth Dimension, namely cost. The breakthrough has..

PDF Collaboration

The average construction project creates a mountain of documents, drawings, spreadsheets, schedules and similar instruments, all of which have to..

Shared Hypermodels

Product licensing can become a bit of a minefield, so, in response to requests from customers, Graphisoft has introduced a..

Free and Easy

Vectorworks is a very comprehensive architectural design package, covering terrain and landscape design, visualisation, lighting and stage design, as well..

Go with the Flow

You would be forgiven for thinking that the analysis of the flow of people through a building required a specialist..

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Staying ahead of the game

I had already been talking to Paul Daynes at Newforma about his views on the status of the UK construction..

Smarter Cities

Cities are getting smarter with data sources and multiple sensors connecting people, services and things with each other. Bringing together..

It's BIM up North

Whilst some might suggest Level 2 is the norm and the world of digital construction is up and running,..

Fail to plan, plan to fail

The digitalisation of the construction industry is upon us. UK Cabinet Office returns indicate that by September 2014 total contract..

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The BIM Object Cookbook

Whilst it is handy having access to a National library of BIM objects, there will come a time when..

Trimble Tekla Campus rises to the top

The Awards showcase the most pioneering initiatives in construction and engineering across four key strands: research, innovation, sustainability and..

An all-round imaging solution

Arithmetica's SphereVision Project Builder features a more refined and streamlined workflow, enabling users to easily bridge the gap between..

Brafer creates

Structures for major sports events are often underutilised post event, which is far from an ideal sustainable building lifecycle...

CADENAS 3D CAD BIM library for Schiedel

The Electronic Product Catalog, based on CADENAS' eCATALOGsolution stechnology, and access to the 3D CAD download portal http://schiedel.partcommunity.com now..

Property pioneer receives top honours

Louise Brooke-Smith has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University recognising her achievements across the land, property..

Capturing Exeter in 360 degrees

Working alongside Chartered Land Surveyors M J Rees, Arithmetica captured a mixture of both 360 degree panoramic and handheld..

Getting innovative with Vectorworks

The illustrated case studies in this book show how innovative architectural practices have adopted BIM, using Vectorworks software, into..

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Vectorworks 2017

I knew immediately that Vectorworks 2017 was going to offer some significant upgrades to the 2016 version as soon..

Opting into Building Ops

As almost everybody has access to a mobile phone it makes perfect sense for companies to leverage their capabilities, and..

COBie on trial

Delivering BIM Level 2? If you are involved in UK Government projects you should have been delivering native models, PDF..

VR4CAD

Most of the conferences that you go to now have at least one company displaying the latest VR technology. In..

Innovating in the Cloud

We looked at 'conceptioneering' in the last issue - now we are being introduced to 'constructioneering'. Bentley appears to be..

Boxing Clever

If you are old enough, you might remember getting a View Master for Christmas, along with half a dozen..

Fusion in practice

A fast-growing trend, and one that we shall be covering in greater detail in the magazine next year, is..

Printing 3D Buildings

I saw my first putative attempt at constructing or printing a building in 3D some years ago, at the..

The BIM Object Cookbook

Whilst it is handy having access to a National library of BIM objects, there will come a time when..

BIM to go

Clearbox, the developer of BIMXtra, has helped the Kier Group achieve the strict matrix of assessment that Tier 1 contractors..

Are we there yet?

The past few years have been tumultuous for construction companies. It is five years since the launch of BIM as..

Building better security

How secure is the cloud when the weakest link is, inevitably, the user? I recently discussed this topic with Steve..

An all-round imaging solution

Arithmetica's SphereVision Project Builder features a more refined and streamlined workflow, enabling users to easily bridge the gap between..

Smarter Building

The construction of a building is a small percent of the total cost of ownership compared to its maintenance,..

Conceptioneering

I am always delighted by the terminology that Bentley comes up with, and in a briefing on the new..

Maintenance Prioritisation

For organisations with tens of thousands of assets to look after, it is essential that a strategy be worked..

Bringing the tropics to Hampshire

Designed by award-winning planning and design consultants Terence O'Rourke, Marwell Zoo's Tropical House is scheduled to be completed by..

Hyperloop meets BIM

Who would have thought, just five years ago, that we would be seriously pursuing a technology that will see people..

Rebar Prefabrication

Midland Steel is the fastest growing reinforcing steel fabricator in the United Kingdom and Ireland and offers a diverse..

A new chapter

The Architectural Association School of Architecture is a world renowned educational facility for aspiring architects based in London. The..

Trimble Tekla Campus rises to the top

The Awards showcase the most pioneering initiatives in construction and engineering across four key strands: research, innovation, sustainability and..

Walking on Aire

The new Leeds Station entrance, contracted to the William Hare Group for engineering, fabrication and erection, is actually more..

A Light Touch

Exceeded deadlines, gone over budget, losing staff, clients or both? All of these have been cited as the result of..

Lendlease gets ahead in the cloud

Construction sites are notoriously challenging to manage and keep safe. Even today they often lack technical infrastructure or communications,..

Off-site Fabrication

How is it possible to build a bridge in Holland, ship it across the Channel, and put it together in..

123BIM Publisher

With many vested interests, partners and prospective stakeholders to satisfy, the promoters of civil infrastructure projects need the best..

Bluesky thinking

While you are no doubt already familiar with Bluesky's aerial surveys for the creation of 3D maps, the company..

The Cyber House Rules

Amid accusations of political chicanery by the Russians interfering in the American Presidential elections, mass theft of personal information..

On the road with BIM

Travelling East to West across the Northern outskirts of London is always going to be a bit tiresome, but..

Mercury rising

Mercury Engineering was contracted to upgrade an existing process plant located near to Groningen, in the Netherlands. The project..

Inside Work

Asta Powerproject is well known as an industry-standard planning tool. It's in active use by over 90% of top..

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Building better security

How secure is the cloud when the weakest link is, inevitably, the user? I recently discussed this topic with Steve..

Hyperloop meets BIM

Who would have thought, just five years ago, that we would be seriously pursuing a technology that will see people..

Inside Work

Asta Powerproject is well known as an industry-standard planning tool. It's in active use by over 90% of top..

On the road with BIM

Travelling East to West across the Northern outskirts of London is always going to be a bit tiresome, but..

COBie on trial

Delivering BIM Level 2? If you are involved in UK Government projects you should have been delivering native models, PDF..

The Cyber House Rules

Amid accusations of political chicanery by the Russians interfering in the American Presidential elections, mass theft of personal information..

Mercury rising

Mercury Engineering was contracted to upgrade an existing process plant located near to Groningen, in the Netherlands. The project..

123BIM Publisher

With many vested interests, partners and prospective stakeholders to satisfy, the promoters of civil infrastructure projects need the best..

Off-site Fabrication

How is it possible to build a bridge in Holland, ship it across the Channel, and put it together in..

Innovating in the Cloud

We looked at 'conceptioneering' in the last issue - now we are being introduced to 'constructioneering'. Bentley appears to be..

Are we there yet?

The past few years have been tumultuous for construction companies. It is five years since the launch of BIM as..

Fusion in practice

A fast-growing trend, and one that we shall be covering in greater detail in the magazine next year, is..

Boxing Clever

If you are old enough, you might remember getting a View Master for Christmas, along with half a dozen..

Lendlease gets ahead in the cloud

Construction sites are notoriously challenging to manage and keep safe. Even today they often lack technical infrastructure or communications,..

A Light Touch

Exceeded deadlines, gone over budget, losing staff, clients or both? All of these have been cited as the result of..

Rebar Prefabrication

Midland Steel is the fastest growing reinforcing steel fabricator in the United Kingdom and Ireland and offers a diverse..

Bringing the tropics to Hampshire

Designed by award-winning planning and design consultants Terence O'Rourke, Marwell Zoo's Tropical House is scheduled to be completed by..

VR4CAD

Most of the conferences that you go to now have at least one company displaying the latest VR technology. In..

Opting into Building Ops

As almost everybody has access to a mobile phone it makes perfect sense for companies to leverage their capabilities, and..

Conceptioneering

I am always delighted by the terminology that Bentley comes up with, and in a briefing on the new..

Bluesky thinking

While you are no doubt already familiar with Bluesky's aerial surveys for the creation of 3D maps, the company..

A new chapter

The Architectural Association School of Architecture is a world renowned educational facility for aspiring architects based in London. The..

The BIM Object Cookbook

Whilst it is handy having access to a National library of BIM objects, there will come a time when..

Printing 3D Buildings

I saw my first putative attempt at constructing or printing a building in 3D some years ago, at the..

Trimble Tekla Campus rises to the top

The Awards showcase the most pioneering initiatives in construction and engineering across four key strands: research, innovation, sustainability and..

BIM to go

Clearbox, the developer of BIMXtra, has helped the Kier Group achieve the strict matrix of assessment that Tier 1 contractors..

Smarter Building

The construction of a building is a small percent of the total cost of ownership compared to its maintenance,..

Walking on Aire

The new Leeds Station entrance, contracted to the William Hare Group for engineering, fabrication and erection, is actually more..

Maintenance Prioritisation

For organisations with tens of thousands of assets to look after, it is essential that a strategy be worked..

Vectorworks 2017

I knew immediately that Vectorworks 2017 was going to offer some significant upgrades to the 2016 version as soon..

An all-round imaging solution

Arithmetica's SphereVision Project Builder features a more refined and streamlined workflow, enabling users to easily bridge the gap between..

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