Twice as nice?

If you're constantly on the move, flitting from one building site to the next project, you will want to have..

Microsoft Surface Book 2

I had a little difficulty in actually picturing the latest sleek device in a raft of launches from Microsoft..

AutoCAD reborn

It's funny how CAD applications such as AutoCAD develop. They typically begin with a general purpose application - not too..

Snaps to 3D

Capturing the 3D form of a building has now become a lot easier. All you need to do is take..

Allplan Engineering

In the last issue we looked at Bimplus from ALLPLAN, the comprehensive tool for architects and engineers which focuses on..

iModelHub

Having spent many years watching the industry evolve - more even than Keith Bentley, the founder and Chief Technology Officer..

Bracing stuff

It's been a while since we looked at the application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in construction projects, and..

Warboard strategies

The name might bring to mind a videogame, but Warboard is actually a useful tool for organising, presenting and collaborating..

Concrete steps

Off-site fabrication is 'old hat' in some technologies - most notably, the provision of precast concrete sections for high..

Setting the scene

After many successful years selling Vectorworks software through Computer Unlimited (now Exertis) and building up a network of secondary..

Nuclear assets

Waldeck Consulting is a pioneering consultancy pushing the boundaries of BIM and digital design when delivering its projects. Working..

Motion control

Recent tragic events have brought home the value of pedestrian simulation or crowd analysis software. Used principally for assessing the..

Solibri Model Checker

An interesting point was raised at the CAD User Seminar on COBie in May which I felt deserved a more..

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,..

The key to survival

After the collapse of a household name in any sector it would be unusual for there to be no concern..

It's all change

I had an interesting chat with Colin Beaney of IFS recently, where we discussed some of the issues that are..

Industry 4.0

Would the rapid deployment of collaboration skills and the sharing of information on a construction project have been achievable outside..

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,..

3D Repo Debuts safetibase Platform

SafetiBase is a cloud-based repository which uses existing solutions, including 3D Repo's award-winning BIM platform, to improve risk management.

..

Cloud Based 4D Virtual Reality

Using Virtual Reality (VR) technology and 3D Repo’s database driven Digital Construction Platform, the new 4D sequence visualisation tool gives..

FARO sets the scene with VR

FARO SCENE 7.1 enables an immersive VR experience with integration of detailed photographic textures, i.e., surface details of an..

CADmouse goes wireless

The high-performance mouse is the wireless equivalent to the CadMouse, the world’s first desktop mouse for professional CAD users...

Leading UK builder opts for Aconex

United Living provides planned maintenance and new build services to clients throughout the UK, providing not just high-quality homes, but..

Earth Pyramid gets Arup backing

Mark, an engineering specialist at the global construction consultancy Arup, commented: "In late 2011, Steve was seeking guidance..

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..

OpenRail

I'm sitting here writing about Bentley's OpenRail on a warm summer afternoon and I can hear a steam engine whistling..

Invisible Superheroes

ICE, The Institute of Civil Engineers, is marking its 200th anniversary this year by celebrating the role civil engineers..

Multiplex appeal

Multiplex is one of the world's leading construction companies. With over 5,000 employees and US $4 billion in revenue, it..

Robots close the gap

Digitalisation, robotics and automation, have produced significant quality and productivity benefits in manufacturing over several decades. In construction however, while..

Not just a façade

Graphisoft used its UK ARCHICAD User Conference, held in London in May, to launch ARCHICAD 22, the latest version of..

Meeting BIM mandates

For bpr architects, BIM Level 2 is becoming business as usual. This medium-sized, employee-owned firm based in the UK focuses..

The journey towards BIM

The glorious city of Budapest on the River Danube was the location for Graphisoft's seventh global Key Client Conference in..

The key to survival

After the collapse of a household name in any sector it would be unusual for there to be no concern..

Reinforcements have arrived

We are all familiar with the way that steel reinforcement rods strengthen concrete slabs - in fact it is now..

Complementary construction

Complementary construction was used to describe the development of the Tripla construction project in Finland, which features a busy railway..

Grampus1

I have sat in as a judge on a number of architectural student design competitions over the years, and one..

Brickbot

If you dump a pile of toy bricks in front of a kid, not much time passes before they..

Bridging a gap in the market

Bridge Design is a unique discipline that fully deserves its iconic status, using traditional materials to create advanced and..

Building control

The introduction of BIM has had a profound effect on the construction industry. It is now over ten years since..

In truth, Verity

Once upon a time it was considered quite adequate to equip field engineers with tape measures or laser measuring..

Performing in Public

The £22m development at Mercers Walk, Covent Garden was described as 'fiendishly difficult' by the Chartered Institute of Building. It..

Chalkstring

Chalkstring helps keep subcontracting costs on track by providing a cloud-based service that enables project teams to manage all..

PARA 55

Para 55 is shorthand for the special circumstances set out in Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework..

Microsoft Surface Book 2

I had a little difficulty in actually picturing the latest sleek device in a raft of launches from Microsoft..

Building control

At the end of June Construction Computing held a seminar in association with IFS at the Institute of Civil..

StreamBIM

The secret of a successful BIM strategy is to ensure that everybody involved on a project has access to the..

The build-up begins

Another year is flying by, and the Construction Computing Awards are once again starting to appear on the horizon...

Are you being served?

The construction industry is notoriously renowned for being slow to innovate; especially when compared to other industries such as automotive..

Automatic compliance

We have run a couple of articles recently looking at the on-site checking of buildings against designs, a process that..

Digital twins

Sometimes I get a bit exasperated when I read official press releases, which concentrate on jargon and business speak without..

Brown is the new green

No-one disputes the fact that we need to build more homes to cater for an expanding population, changing lifestyles, and..

Twice as nice?

If you're constantly on the move, flitting from one building site to the next project, you will want to have..

3D Repo Debuts safetibase Platform

SafetiBase is a cloud-based repository which uses existing solutions, including 3D Repo's award-winning BIM platform, to improve risk management.

..

Digitally enabled

Skanska, established in 1887, is one of the world's leading project development and construction groups, and its UK operation is..

Vectorworks 2019

Another year, another new, feature-loaded version of Vectorworks. The 2019 release covers all of the established elements of Vectorworks; Architect,..

Tekla Structures 2018i

It's always a challenge, whenever a significant upgrade to a major software package comes along, in selecting the enhancements, improvements..

Digital twins

Sometimes I get a bit exasperated when I read official press releases, which concentrate on jargon and business speak without..

Automatic compliance

We have run a couple of articles recently looking at the on-site checking of buildings against designs, a process that..

Twice as nice?

If you're constantly on the move, flitting from one building site to the next project, you will want to have..

Performing in Public

The £22m development at Mercers Walk, Covent Garden was described as 'fiendishly difficult' by the Chartered Institute of Building. It..

Digitally enabled

Skanska, established in 1887, is one of the world's leading project development and construction groups, and its UK operation is..

Brown is the new green

No-one disputes the fact that we need to build more homes to cater for an expanding population, changing lifestyles, and..

Are you being served?

The construction industry is notoriously renowned for being slow to innovate; especially when compared to other industries such as automotive..

StreamBIM

The secret of a successful BIM strategy is to ensure that everybody involved on a project has access to the..

Tekla Structures 2018i

It's always a challenge, whenever a significant upgrade to a major software package comes along, in selecting the enhancements, improvements..

Vectorworks 2019

Another year, another new, feature-loaded version of Vectorworks. The 2019 release covers all of the established elements of Vectorworks; Architect,..

3D Repo Debuts safetibase Platform

SafetiBase is a cloud-based repository which uses existing solutions, including 3D Repo's award-winning BIM platform, to improve risk management.

..

Bridging a gap in the market

Bridge Design is a unique discipline that fully deserves its iconic status, using traditional materials to create advanced and..

Brickbot

If you dump a pile of toy bricks in front of a kid, not much time passes before they..

The build-up begins

Another year is flying by, and the Construction Computing Awards are once again starting to appear on the horizon...

Invisible Superheroes

ICE, The Institute of Civil Engineers, is marking its 200th anniversary this year by celebrating the role civil engineers..

Chalkstring

Chalkstring helps keep subcontracting costs on track by providing a cloud-based service that enables project teams to manage all..

The journey towards BIM

The glorious city of Budapest on the River Danube was the location for Graphisoft's seventh global Key Client Conference in..

Microsoft Surface Book 2

I had a little difficulty in actually picturing the latest sleek device in a raft of launches from Microsoft..

Building control

At the end of June Construction Computing held a seminar in association with IFS at the Institute of Civil..

PARA 55

Para 55 is shorthand for the special circumstances set out in Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework..

In truth, Verity

Once upon a time it was considered quite adequate to equip field engineers with tape measures or laser measuring..

OpenRail

I'm sitting here writing about Bentley's OpenRail on a warm summer afternoon and I can hear a steam engine whistling..

The key to survival

After the collapse of a household name in any sector it would be unusual for there to be no concern..

Grampus1

I have sat in as a judge on a number of architectural student design competitions over the years, and one..

Not just a façade

Graphisoft used its UK ARCHICAD User Conference, held in London in May, to launch ARCHICAD 22, the latest version of..

Multiplex appeal

Multiplex is one of the world's leading construction companies. With over 5,000 employees and US $4 billion in revenue, it..

Building control

The introduction of BIM has had a profound effect on the construction industry. It is now over ten years since..

Robots close the gap

Digitalisation, robotics and automation, have produced significant quality and productivity benefits in manufacturing over several decades. In construction however, while..

Reinforcements have arrived

We are all familiar with the way that steel reinforcement rods strengthen concrete slabs - in fact it is now..

Complementary construction

Complementary construction was used to describe the development of the Tripla construction project in Finland, which features a busy railway..

Meeting BIM mandates

For bpr architects, BIM Level 2 is becoming business as usual. This medium-sized, employee-owned firm based in the UK focuses..