Features

Image At this year’s NXT BLD, Boston Dynamics brought SPOT Mini to demonstrate that these are indeed the droids that the construction industry has been looking for

Image The National Digital Twin is an ambitious project to bring new efficiencies to the UK’s infrastructure

Image Our 3rd annual exploration of the future of design and construction technology took place last month in London. And the robots stole the show!

Image For this year’s Key Customer Conference and launch of ArchiCAD 23, Graphisoft opted to hold it in Las Vegas, the first time in the USA

Image A free application from the London Mayor’s office helps developers conform to planning rules and decide which rapid off-site construction technology best fits their design

Image Many AEC firms struggle to fully understand the different options for VDI and whether to go cloud or on-premise. Adam Jull of IMSCAD Global explores the benefits and costs

Image The race for enterprise VR is heating up. Stephen Holmes gets hands-on with Varjo’s first headset and discovers an experience that goes far beyond anything he’s seen before

Image Smaller just got better with the Lenovo Thinkstation P330 family

Image AMD is developing smart ways to cut render times in its physically-based renderer, other than relying on the brute force of the GPU.

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?