Archive for June, 2017

by SHELBY ELIZABETH DOYLE, AIA. Iowa State University


by Dr. Bilal Succar | Change Agents + BIMexcellence.com Information Management in Construction The need for more responsive roles


by Marcus Sutcliffe Building Information Modelling – more commonly referred to as BIM – is one of the key buzz-phrases in the construction sector, for both traditional building and off-site manufacturers. Politicians and architects are keen to sing BIM’s praises, but its potential as a powerful tool in the off-site construction sector remains largely untapped. […]


by AECMAgazine In an exclusive interview, Martyn Day speaks to Autodesk chief software architect Jim Awe about the company’s vision of the next generation of BIM tools. Revit turns 17 years old this year. Its heritage dates back still further, to an older system called Sonata. This makes it a senior citizen in the software […]


BY JAMES KENNY Foster + Partners’ applied research and development team will play a central role in projects and its design work in the future, according to the architect. Speaking at the opening of Autodesk University in London last week, Martha Tsigkari, partner, and Miles Walker, head of BIM and design systems at Fosters said […]


BY BIM+ STAFF Software that uses artificial intelligence to help spot health and safety breaches on site is being trialled by a number of contractors including Skanska, delegates at the Autodesk University conference in London heard last week. Josh Kanner, founder of US-based Smartvid.io, said that by analysing pictures and video from projects companies could […]



BY DENISE CHEVIN Russell Lloyd, head of cost management of consultant Rider Levett Bucknall and member of its global BIM committee, describes how BIM can help quantity surveyors, but it won’t be replacing them any time soon. RLB is global consultant – do you have a global BIM strategy? We have 120 offices around the […]


The industry needs to change; here’s how to manage it. by RAJAT AGARWA, SHANKAR CHANDRASEKARAN, MUKUND SRIDHAR About 80 per cent of all construction work is still done on-site, but project developers and contractors are deploying new approaches that show promise, such as pre-assembly and robot-assembled construction. ALTHOUGH the construction industry suffers from sluggish productivity growth and relatively […]


BY APRIL GLASER AND RANI MOLLA from RECODE Construction is one of the least-digitized industries in the world, and its productivity is suffering. Dan Kitwood / Getty Construction is a $10 trillion global industry. It’s also mired by waste, severe worker shortages and weak productivity growth — all of which mean the business of building is […]