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Issues and risks

Type: Product Review       Published: 05-2020      Views: 142   
Description: Version 4.6 of 3D Repo introduces a new measurement tool, a Revit plug-in for handling design and construction issues, and an integrated version of SafetiBase

Prefabrication in a crisis

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2020      Views: 109   
Description: Amy Marks, Head of Industrialized Construction at Autodesk describes how a prefabricated future enables healthcare construction to be accelerated for peaks in demand

Public engagement

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2020      Views: 586   
Description: Bentley's OpenCities Planner and ContextCapture software applications provide an ideal environment for developing projects that seek greater engagement with the public, as Gerpho 3D's Trappes project in France shows

A new format for the future?

Type: Comment       Published: 05-2020      Views: 59   
Description: When your computer system is all clagged up with registry errors, cached searches, uncleared temporary files, deleted data, bad disk sectors, improperly cleared viruses or malware, there comes a point in time when you have to throw in the towel and reformat the system after saving your critical data on some external device

Glancy Nicholls Architects

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2020      Views: 126   
Description: One of the Midlands' leading architectural practices, GNA is continuously involved in high profile public and private sector developments, working with many repeat clients, including blue chip organisations. Neil Carter, GNAs BIM Lead, explains how, with the help of Excitech, they resolved the issues of secure collaboration with external partners

WFH Works!

Type: Feature       Published: 05-2020      Views: 334   
Description: Marcus Earnshaw, Technology Director at HLM Architects explains how a collaborative approach is helping the company thrive in the work from home era

Wearable Tech

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2020      Views: 83   
Description: NavVis launches two innovative solutions to enhance the creation of immersive environments and to facilitate highly accurate measurement capabilities in indoor environments - including a wearable 3D laser scanner

Going Big with Tekla

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2020      Views: 124   
Description: Appointed by Blackpool Pleasure Beach to help renovate and refurbish its infamous The Big One rollercoaster, Taziker Industrial knew that digital technology would have a significant part to play in the delivery of the project. As such, it turned to Trimble for support

The Naked Apes

Type: Comment       Published: 05-2020      Views: 50   
Description: David Chadwick asks whether we have we finally reached the point where Desmond Morris's book, The Naked Ape, lays our civilization bare

Vectorworks and the Landscape Institute

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2020      Views: 91   
Description: Vectorworks has sponsored the launch of LI Campus, a digital learning platform for landscape professionals, and a focus for Landscape Institute events and CPD days

Vectorworks Launches Service Pack 3

Type: News       Published: 05-2020      Views: 117   
Description: Vectorworks Spotlight quality fixes, BIM enhancements, Enscape and NBS Chorus partnerships are a few of the coveted updates in Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Gigabit island project for isle of wight

Type: News       Published: 05-2020      Views: 98   
Description: WightFibre is to reach 20,000 homes with their Gigabit Island full-fibre network project on the Isle of Wight

Tekla and Farrat's new plug-in tool

Type: News       Published: 05-2020      Views: 97   
Description: In partnership with Farrat, Trimble Solutions UK has launched a new Tekla plug-in tool, to facilitate the efficient design and detailing of Thermal Break Plates in structural steel framed buildings

New project Uses AI to classify buildings

Type: News       Published: 05-2020      Views: 133   
Description: Bluesky International is partnering with the University of Leicester to develop a new portfolio of geospatial data products for the UK insurance sector

Asite to supply CDE for Sheffield Hallam

Type: News       Published: 05-2020      Views: 115   
Description: Asite has been chosen as the common Data Environment (CDE) solution for Sheffield Hallam University's development project to improve its estate

Trimble announces Quadri BIM server

Type: News       Published: 05-2020      Views: 95   
Description: Trimble has introduced an all-new version of its Quadri cloud-based BIM server and collaboration platform

Bentley waives ProjectWise 365 subscription fees until September 30th

Type: News       Published: 05-2020      Views: 122   
Description: Bentley Systems has opened up its ProjectWise 365 cloud service, including waiving subscription fees through September 2020, to virtually connect infrastructure project participants forced to work from home

Maintaining mission-critical assets

Type: News       Published: 05-2020      Views: 91   
Description: Geomaps' IWMS platform integrated with Leica Geosystems' reality capture solutions provide customers with the ability to extend the life of mission-critical assets, assess maintenance remotely, provide managers with accurate and reliable information and use geospatial information for indoor navigation and location-based services

Beneath the surface of drainage design         

Type: Industry Focus       Published: 03-2020      Views: 207   
Description: Rob Butcher, Design Services Manager at ACO Water Management, shares his top tips for finding the right software for an integrated design approach to drainage

Building the Construction Cloud         

Type: Software Focus       Published: 03-2020      Views: 215   
Description: Autodesk Construction Cloud brings integrated construction management for entire project teams several steps forward, towards a totally unified software solution

City scale digital twins for flood resilience         

Type:       Published: 03-2020      Views: 274   
Description: By Robert Mankowski, Vice President, Digital Cities at Bentley Systems

Water, water everywhere...

Type: Comment       Published: 03-2020      Views: 100   
Description: February saw the wettest month on record - much of it, it seems, dumped on the hills feeding into the River Severn, with the consequent floods drowning communities along its length

Making an asset of BIM         

Type:       Published: 03-2020      Views: 1081   
Description: David Chadwick and Excitech's Daryn Fitz discuss how BIM can benefit asset owners

Keeping BIM in-house         

Type:       Published: 03-2020      Views: 116   
Description: Scenario Architecture discover that the benefits of using Graphisoft's ARCHICAD and its BIM capabilities can be applied to a single house project

Quiet, please!

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2020      Views: 365   
Description: Noise pollution is second only to air pollution as a threat to public health according to the World Health Organisation. Quiet Mark has set up the Acoustics Academy to help us understand why

Concrete results         

Type: Industry Focus       Published: 03-2020      Views: 198   
Description: One of the most commonly used man-made materials on earth, concrete is a vital part of the construction industry. However, the practicalities of working with structural concrete, whether precast or poured, can prove highly complex, especially on large projects with tight deadlines or where complex design geometry is required. Here, Ismail Makda, Business Development Manager - Concrete at Trimble Tekla UK explores five of the common issues encountered by concrete contractors and discusses how incorporating digital technology, including BIM, within their workflow could help provide a solution.

GIS in Vectorworks 2020         

Type: Software Focus       Published: 03-2020      Views: 296   
Description: Incorporating GIS workflows into your landscaping and architectural projects can bring a new dimension to your work, writes David Chadwick

The BIM Advantage         

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2020      Views: 310   
Description: WSP Finland improves collaboration with online BIMs with Tridify's BIM Publishing cloud service

New Smart MFP from OKI Europe

Type: News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 197   
Description: OKI Europe has launched the MC883, a versatile A3 colour smart multifunction printer (MFP) that's fully equipped to support construction businesses, where the ability to print and scan documents and plans to a professional quality at any time is key to keeping projects on track and customers satisfied

Visual Integrity launch pdf2cad v12

Type: News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 176   
Description: pdf2cad, the best-selling PDF to DWG converter, is now at version 12

Creating a space for Laser scanning

Type: News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 217   
Description: Pointfuse has launched a new toolkit specifically designed to make it easier to adopt laser scanning within space management, planning and utilisation workflows

Digital innovation holds the key to HS2

Type: News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 217   
Description: Shareplant is urging the industry to tap into efficiency gains brought by digital technology, to help make ambitious infrastructure projects like HS2 feasible

New support for Oasys MassMotion

Type: News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 150   
Description: Oasys MassMotion has received multi-language support with a simple Chinese interface and user support, along with new features and capabilities

Bentley Systems acquires GroupBC

Type: News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 158   
Description: Bentley Systems has acquired GroupBC, a leading UK SaaS software innovator

Virtual Surveyor software for drones

Type: News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 263   
Description: Virtual Surveyor has released Version 7.1 of its popular drone surveying software, introducing functionality to efficiently calculate volumetrics in quarries, mine pits, retention ponds, and other basins that fill with water. This new functionality complements advanced cut-and-fill mapping capabilities unveiled in late 2019

GroupBC to provide CDE for British Land’s Canada Water Masterplan

Type: News       Published: 02-2020      Views: 169   
Description: One of Europe’s largest listed real estate investment companies, British Land, has announced they will be partnering with leading asset information management provider GroupBC and digital transformation experts Concentre Consulting as part of plans to deliver a £3bn new town centre at Canada Water in London.


Type:       Published: 01-2020      Views: 215   
Description: The winning UK entry in the architecture category of the Vectorworks Student Design Scholarship for 2019 combined a design concept influenced by nature supported by solid structural design, writes David Chadwick, who helped judge this year's entrants

Under the surface         

Type: Software Focus       Published: 01-2020      Views: 203   
Description: MGISS and vGIS bring Augmented Reality to 3D mapping and BIM

Remodelling King's Cross Station         

Type:       Published: 01-2020      Views: 226   
Description: 3D Repo provides access to the thousands of CAD files created by the King's Cross railway development project to 300 designers, contractors and managers

In memory of Tony Ryan         

Type:       Published: 01-2020      Views: 199   
Description: Asite's Tony Ryan passed away on Tuesday the 2nd of January in London, due to unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness. He was appointed CEO in 2006, having previously been Sales Director

Bentley OpenBuildings Designer         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2020      Views: 380   
Description: Rounding off a sequence of 'Open' applications from Bentley is OpenBuildings Designer - the ultimate single multidisciplinary application

It's all coming together

Type: Comment       Published: 01-2020      Views: 187   
Description: It's a relief that we don't have to (t)witter on about Brexit anymore

BIM on the building site         

Type:       Published: 01-2020      Views: 622   
Description: David Chadwick and Excitech's Daryn Fitz continue their discussion of BIM by evaluating its impact on main contractors' working practices

Futurebuild 2020: be the catalyst for change         

Type: Events       Published: 01-2020      Views: 254   
Description: Recent climate change demonstrations and government declarations make one thing clear; we must all come together to take action against the climate change challenges we are facing. Put simply, without collaboration, we will fail,

BIM technology for AURA Apart         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2020      Views: 343   
Description: Ukrainian Architects the Da Vinchi Group have won the European Property Award for their AURA Apart hotel, designed using ARCHICAD and relying heavily on BIM technology

Mix and match         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2020      Views: 275   
Description: When faced with a hybrid mix of precast, cast-in-place and reinforcement concrete, a tight delivery schedule, a marine environment and complex construction methodologies, Kilnbridge Construction Services turned to Trimble's Tekla Structures for assistance on the Water Street Bridge project

Scanning for intelligent signs of data

Type: News       Published: 01-2020      Views: 255   
Description: Advances in technology for observing the earth from space have resulted in the formation of a new company which will bring a range of innovative satellite intelligence and data services to market

Business is brisk for Transoft

Type: News       Published: 01-2020      Views: 210   
Description: Transoft Solutions has acquired Brisk Synergies, the leader in automated road safety analysis headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario

Addnode acquires Excitech

Type: News       Published: 01-2020      Views: 259   
Description: Excitech has been acquired by Addnode Group, the owner of Symetri, Europe’s leading provider of software and services for design and engineering activities

3D Repo secure major investment

Type: News       Published: 01-2020      Views: 263   
Description: Ingenious, through its Infrastructure Ventures EIS Service, has lead a £2.3m A-series investment round in 3D Repo, completing yet another successful year for the innovative start-up

Evolution M takes to the cloud

Type: News       Published: 01-2020      Views: 254   
Description: Integrity Software have launched a cloud-based version of their award-winning construction accounting software, with a number of customers already using the web-based system

Another flying success for Bluesky

Type: News       Published: 01-2020      Views: 226   
Description: International aerial mapping company Bluesky has completed another successful survey season in the UK and Ireland

Solibri connection for ARCHICAD 23

Type: News       Published: 01-2020      Views: 238   
Description: GRAPHISOFT has announced the release of the latest version of the widely adopted Solibri Connection add-on for ARCHICAD 23, which allows faster BIM updates and the use of Solibri Office, Site or Anywhere while working in a real-time design scenario

RIBA goes freestyle with new VR exhibit

Type: News       Published: 01-2020      Views: 272   
Description: RIBA is set to present its first VR exhibition, exploring key moments in the evolution of architectural styles over the last 500 years

Building on success at The Hammers 2019         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2019      Views: 284   
Description: The Grand Connaught Rooms in London's Covent Garden was the venue for the 2019 Construction Computing Awards this November, where our nominees and guests gathered to celebrate a year of industry success stories - and to discover who would be taking home the coveted Hammers trophies, of course

EasyBuild Q & A

Type: Masterclass       Published: 11-2019      Views: 177   
Description: Properly utilised, EasyBuild gives users the ability to look beyond the daily working processes, allowing them to refine the information and use it to improve ROI

Making an asset of IoT

Type:       Published: 11-2019      Views: 291   
Description: Derek Bryan, VP EMEA, Verizon Connect, explains how leveraging IoT can unlock the next generation of asset tracking in construction

Smart thinking?

Type: Comment       Published: 11-2019      Views: 216   
Description: What's the key ingredient in making a smart city? Getting the public involved in the process, of course

Laser Scanning for Facilities Management

Type: Software Focus       Published: 11-2019      Views: 258   
Description: Pointfuse automatically converts point cloud data into usable 3D models for asset management, using their SimpleBIM (sBIM) solution

Unreal designs

Type: Software Focus       Published: 11-2019      Views: 399   
Description: Epic Games' Unreal Engine gives Twinmotion its ability to handle rendering on the fly

Lighting up the stage

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2019      Views: 304   
Description: New York based Gray Matter Visual used Vectorworks Vision 2019 for the spectacular light show at Telemundo 2019, the annual celebratory event for the advertising industry and their clients

Landscaping with BIM

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2019      Views: 256   
Description: Ares Landscape Architects have used Vectorworks Landmark's BIM capabilities on the Nottingham College City Hub project

Sharing 3D Measurements Online

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 314   
Description: Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced BLK3D Web, an online collaboration workflow that extends the Leica BLK3D Imager by enabling users to share 3D measurable images with anyone, anywhere online

Anytime, anywhere cloud collaboration

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 249   
Description: Autodesk has expanded Autodesk BIM 360 Design, their fastest-growing cloud solution, to include Autodesk Civil 3D

Finding the plot with Assetino

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 229   
Description: T-MAPY, the company behind the award winning cloud based Assetino asset management suite, has launched an international version of its Cemetery Management Module

Eque2 acquires CLiPIT solutions

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 245   
Description: Eque2 has acquired CLiPIT Solutions, the Yeovil-based company that specialises in fully-integrated construction accounting and job costing software solutions

NBS chorus integrates with ARCHICAD

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 258   
Description: NBS and Graphisoft have partnered to develop an add-on for Graphisoft ARCHICAD to enable direct linkage with NBS Chorus

Ideate StyleManager for Revit

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 218   
Description: Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member and provider of applications for Autodesk Revit software, has reported that its newest Revit productivity solution, Ideate StyleManager, has proved to be an instant success

Bluesky maps tree canopy cover

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 215   
Description: Treeconomics, a specialist in the use of trees to improve urban spaces, is taking advantage of a digital record of over 300 million trees created by aerial mapping company Bluesky

The Hammers 2019

Type: Awards       Published: 09-2019      Views: 381   
Description: By the time the Hammers comes around, we should know what sort of Brexit deal we have managed to secure with the EU - or not!

Flood mitigation

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2019      Views: 247   
Description: Flood relief in an increasingly volatile environment is always going to be a struggle between effectiveness and cost. Lisbon Municipality is striking the right balance using Bentley OpenFlows FLOOD, aided by MOHID Studios

A global perspective

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2019      Views: 441   
Description: Having recently completed my bit of judging for the Vectorworks Student Design competition, which showcases the architectural talents of young people studying to become fully qualified architects, I was delighted to note the truly international nature of the competition, with UK-based students originating from all over the globe

EasyBuild Q & A

Type: Masterclass       Published: 09-2019      Views: 177   
Description: In our fifth Q & A session in association with EasyBuild we take a closer look at the challenges raised by the skills shortage in the construction industry

Brexit realities

Type: Industry View       Published: 09-2019      Views: 346   
Description: Carol Massay, CEO of EasyBuild looks at the implications of Brexit for the construction industry, whatever the outcome on 31 October

Focus on BIM

Type: Interview       Published: 09-2019      Views: 399   
Description: David Chadwick speaks to Daryn Fitz at Excitech about the real issues that emerge when a company decides to invest in building information modeling

Gateway to knowledge

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2019      Views: 497   
Description: The gateway to the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield was designed to foster academic excellence. HLM Architects' stunning design sets it on the right footing

Thick Data and Smart Cities

Type: Industry View       Published: 09-2019      Views: 338   
Description: Are we in danger of being smothered by information? Nathan Sykes of Kolabtree explains how 'thick data' is being used to build the smart cities of the future

Tekla Tedds

Type: Review       Published: 09-2019      Views: 417   
Description: Tekla Tedds is an essential, but somewhat overlooked, tool for structural and civil engineers that can handle engineering calculations and produce professional results simply and without fuss

2020 vision

Type: Review       Published: 09-2019      Views: 169   
Description: Vectorworks 2020 leads with enhancements to its data management capabilities and model visualisation, writes David Chadwick

Lean and mean

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2019      Views: 433   
Description: The efficiency of modularised construction is enhanced further by the Integration of VisiLean's Lean Construction BIM processes

Finland's beautifully smart buildings

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 260   
Description: The City of Helsinki is aiming to become the most functional city in the world by going completely C02 neutral as early as 2035

Newforma integration for VisiSpecs

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 226   
Description: Chalkline has released a major update to VisiSpecs, responding to customer requests for functionality that extends the value of their construction specification process with other tools, new administrative user management tools and advanced editing preview functionality

Iconic update from Leica Geosystems

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 258   
Description: Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced a new software upgrade for Leica iCON field software as the first development under the collaboration with Procore, a leading provider of construction management software

Inspiring tomorrow's engineers

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 252   
Description: Hundreds of engineers from a range of backgrounds are set to inspire young people to follow in their footsteps this November

Vectorworks unveils its 2020 vision

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 262   
Description: Vectorworks has announced the 2020 release of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and Fundamentals, as well as 2020 versions of Vision and Braceworks

Stemming the flow of flood risk

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 229   
Description: Building on the success of last year’s event, the 2019 Flood Risk Management: Resilience and Adaptation conference is returning to London on 5th December

Enhancements for Autodesk BIM 360

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 288   
Description: Autodesk has introduced enhancements to BIM 360, including a newly designed Layout app for mobile devices on Android operating systems

Making waves in minor civil framework

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 657   
Description: North East company, Seymour Civil Engineering, has recently been appointed to Yorkshire Water's Minor Civil Framework, worth up to £290million, and is set to deliver requirements around the entire operational area of Yorkshire Water

Designs on your site

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 07-2019      Views: 318   
Description: HP's current round of DesignJet printers offer market-leading capabilities to all drawing and document users in the construction industry, either on-site or for production printing in the back office

Six Pillars of Wisdom

Type:       Published: 07-2019      Views: 384   
Description: Atvero's Project Information Management solution simplifies the extraction and management of data from Revit and other Autodesk applications

OpenSite Designer

Type:       Published: 07-2019      Views: 4074   
Description: OpenSite Designer integrates reality modelling, optimisation, and automated deliverables to accelerate digital twin advancements for civil site designers

Flood defences

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 409   
Description: A Bluesky LiDAR survey helps Dublin Airport plan drainage infrastructure and reduce the risk of flooding

Tabletop planning

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 07-2019      Views: 395   
Description: BPR Architects have discovered that 3D printing building models can be of real benefit to their design team, encouraging them to explore their work in greater depth

Strut your stuff

Type: Comment       Published: 07-2019      Views: 208   
Description: Designing buildings or running projects can be a bit of an insular activity when your entire focus is on the job in hand

EasyBuild Q & A

Type: Management       Published: 07-2019      Views: 271   
Description: In our fourth Q & A article in association with EasyBuild we look at some of the problems raised by contractors, including the thorny issue of materials evaporating on-site

How mature is your BIM?

Type:       Published: 07-2019      Views: 409   
Description: Graphisoft customers are among the first to benefit from top quality data exchange with engineers thanks to IFC4 Certification of ARCHICAD

An open goal

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2019      Views: 284   
Description: Very short deadlines for the design and erection of a football stadium in Brazil were met by an ARCHICAD user, Nordern Architecture

IFS Lobby

Type: Software Focus       Published: 07-2019      Views: 1320   
Description: IFS has developed a highly configurable series of dashboards with IFS Lobby that improve project delivery and overall business performance: in short delivering projects on time, to budget, with low risk and to a high quality. The IFS integrated real time dashboard capability drives proactive management by organisational role to optimise business performance

The build-up begins...

Type: Awards       Published: 07-2019      Views: 242   
Description: It will be a mere two weeks after one of the most momentous events in the UK since the end of the Second World War that we will be getting together to celebrate the best in the construction industry in the past year - the projects, the software, the companies and the teams

The Wall of Answered Prayer

Type:       Published: 07-2019      Views: 305   
Description: Designed by Snug Architects and described as 'A national landmark of hope', The Wall of Answered Prayer aims to inspire the nation and rival the Angel of the North

IES innovations for 2019

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 321   
Description: IESVE 2019, the latest version of IES' Virtual Environment software is now live. IESVE 2019 offers a simpler approach and reduced simulation times in line with industry developments and in response to customer feedback

International SEEDS Conference 2019

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 07-2019      Views: 217   
Description: The built environment has a greater impact on natural resources and produces more waste than any other industry

Elecosoft celebrates 80 years

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 289   
Description: The Electric Lighting and Engineering Company, which designed and installed the beautiful lanterns on the Victoria Embankment, was incorporated in July 1939, and now, as Elecosoft, they are celebrating 80 years

Streamlining Workflows

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 262   
Description: Autodesk has integrated its BuildingConnected bid management solutions with PlanGrid technology, enabling the seamless transfer of data from preconstruction to the building process

Graphisoft Master Classes for October

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 245   
Description: Graphisoft has announced #graphisoftLEARN Master Classes, a unique global learning and networking event taking place in Budapest, Hungary, October 3-4, 2019

Real time Verfication Solution

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 262   
Description: Avoiding mistakes is crucial in delivering a successful project, and efficiency and productivity are key elements for any contractor

2019 COINS Grand Challenge winners

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 312   
Description: Ideas which could revolutionise the Construction Industry were received from all over the world for the 2019 COINS Grand Challenge, a global competition organised by Construction Industry Solutions Ltd (COINS) which hopes to uncover innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders

From 2D to BIM         

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2019      Views: 632   
Description: A new 'Build to Rent' development at Pontoon Dock on the DLR provides a perfect illustration of the way processes are involved in a typical BIM project using Vectorworks software throughout

Don't be deflected         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2019      Views: 395   
Description: Deflections should always be considered in the design of slabs, in order to meet serviceability criteria applicable to concrete floor systems. While there are several ways to determine and calculate slab deflections, Tekla Structural Designer is arguably the most capable software solution available. Kenny Arnott, Principal Structural Consultant at Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd explains why here.

Powerproject XV         

Type: Product Review       Published: 05-2019      Views: 228   
Description: Mark Dixon, Head of Development for Powerproject at Elecosoft, explains the challenges facing project managers and talks through the latest iteration of Elecosoft's leading project management software - Powerproject XV

Attaining level 42?

Type: Comment       Published: 05-2019      Views: 247   
Description: The correlation of concepts in IT is a fascinating subject in its own right, and the very latest, exemplified by the two key players in the industry - Bentley and Autodesk - focuses on future trends within the industry


Type: Product Review       Published: 05-2019      Views: 264   
Description: The latest version of Graphisoft's flagship architectural design application, ARCHICAD 23, introduces some interesting tools in Beam and Column design, and Void and Recess creation

A National Digital Twin

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2019      Views: 2660   
Description: A dynamic digital twin was created at Cambridge University's Institute for Manufacturing to test the challenges and issues associated with developing a digital model of infrastructure assets

EasyBuild Q and A

Type: Industry Focus       Published: 05-2019      Views: 334   
Description: In our third Q an A article in association with EasyBuild we look at some of the issues affecting contractors, house builders, service suppliers and maintenance companies

The Village Savant

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2019      Views: 508   
Description: IES has launched new cutting-edge technology that connects distributed energy networks, renewables, master plans, building design, operation and retrofit, with the aim of building Intelligent, and well-informed, communities


Type:       Published: 05-2019      Views: 504   
Description: What's your ratio for winning tenders? 1 in 5 or more? The ability to collect, analyse and share information more efficiently would help you to make business critical decisions faster, and to discard projects you are unlikely to win

Setting the stage for innovation         

Type: Software Focus       Published: 05-2019      Views: 810   
Description: GDTF and MVR has been developed by Vectorworks, Inc., MA Lighting and Robe lighting in conjunction with input from other manufacturers within the entertainment industry, to provide a common file format, and device control definition that allows users to share data and CAD files more effectively. GDTF and MVR was developed with the purpose of creating a unified definition for the exchange of data for the operation of intelligent luminaries

Smart updates for new 3D Repo update

Type: News       Published: 05-2019      Views: 460   
Description: 3D Repo has just released the latest version of its cloud-based digital construction platform

Verification for approved Document Q

Type: News       Published: 05-2019      Views: 1069   
Description: BSI has launched a new verification scheme to help non-manufacturer installers of windows and doors demonstrate compliance with Approved Document Q

A better working environment by design

Type: News       Published: 05-2019      Views: 393   
Description: Oasys GSA 10.0 is the latest release of the powerful and popular suite for advanced structural analysis and design

Vectorworks Certified for IFC4 Export

Type: News       Published: 05-2019      Views: 464   
Description: Vectorworks, Inc. has become the first architectural software developer to achieve IFC4 Reference View 1.2 Export Certification (Architectural Reference Exchange)

Epic games acquires Twinmotion

Type: News       Published: 05-2019      Views: 398   
Description: Abvent Group has sold Twinmotion, a leading 3D immersion software for architects and designers, to Epic Games, the creator of the hit video game Fortnite and Emmy-award winning Unreal Engine software

ISG laser scanning boosts BIM delivery

Type:       Published: 05-2019      Views: 342   
Description: Global construction services company ISG is using the latest 3D modelling technology to boost its BIM capabilities

Quick to accommodate

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2019      Views: 456   
Description: Tekla Structures' offsite modular construction processes help Intelligent Steel Solutions deliver new student accommodation in Westgate, Central Newcastle before the new academic year starts

RIBA launches open call to design London Festival of Architecture installation

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 258   
Description: The RIBA is inviting architects and architecture students to design a temporary installation for the Architecture Gallery at the RIBA at 66 Portland Place, London. The installation will be on show from 4 June through to August 2019, alongside a programme of talks and events, as part of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA).

AI in Infrastructure

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2019      Views: 4461   
Description: Artificial Intelligence, integrated with Bentley's Reality Modelling, is set to revolutionise the solving of design and process issues within the infrastructure industry

Workshop views

Type: Events       Published: 03-2019      Views: 389   
Description: Building the BIMobject library by integrating manufacture into the BIM process

Where's George Orwell when you need him?

Type: Comment       Published: 03-2019      Views: 294   
Description: It wasn't so long ago that the construction industry was being portrayed as being some way behind the times when it came to using technology

An even Rithm

Type: Software Focus       Published: 03-2019      Views: 701   
Description: ClearEdge3D uses Rithm scan data for floor flatness level checking loaded into Autodesk Navisworks

Costing BIM 360

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2019      Views: 517   
Description: BIM 360 brings real-time inter-office collaboration to the Bailey Partnership, a leading consultancy practice

Obsoletely fabulous?

Type: Review       Published: 03-2019      Views: 428   
Description: Could new research by Re-flow provide the construction industry with a wake-up call to ditch obsolete paper processes and embrace digital transformation?

Changing hotels with BIMx

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2019      Views: 586   
Description: Tighter workflows helped by 3D scanning and Graphisoft's BIMx help to halve hotel refurb lead time

Waste not…

Type: Software Focus       Published: 03-2019      Views: 429   
Description: BRE puts the spotlight on wastage on building sites with its SmartWaste suite of applications

Building over the line

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2019      Views: 473   
Description: Bill Price explains the rationale behind WSP's rail overbuild and construction methodology, which is being used to capitalise on London's public assets to build homes for the future

Feeding the design with Marionette

Type: Product Review       Published: 03-2019      Views: 663   
Description: Vectorworks widens its appeal beyond the realms of architecture and building design by integrating its own script-based design tool, Marionette, within its architectural design application

RIBA to open Clore Learning Centre

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 422   
Description: The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will be opening an inspiring new learning space within its central London landmark building on 29 October 2019

Bluesky above Gatwick Airport

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 364   
Description: Gatwick Airport is using aerial photography from Bluesky to plan long term development and growth

New for Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 441   
Description: The newly released Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3 (SP3) introduces three new features that greatly improve presentation and visualisation capabilities, along with overall workflow between products

Premium service for MagiCAD Cloud

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 523   
Description: MagiCAD Group has announced the launch of MagiCAD Cloud Premium

Consortium to tackle AEC Delta Mobility

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 503   
Description: An industry-wide consortium of partners including BuroHappold Engineering, 3D Repo, Speckle Works, UCL Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management and Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group, with external support from HOK, Atkins and Arup has joined forces to tackle some of the key issues in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) as part of the UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Excitech to deliver CDE to Heathrow

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 454   
Description: Excitech has been awarded a 7-year framework agreement to lead a consortium comprising GroupBC and Autodesk technologies to deliver Heathrow Airport Limited’s chosen Common Data Environment (CDE) solution

SitePlanner migrates to UKFast

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 433   
Description: SeaRoc Group, providers of the SitePlanner contractor management system, have taken steps to significantly improve the software's reliability and security by migrating to major hosting provider, UKFast, utilising multiple ISO27001 - certified data centres

How will Brexit affect contractors in the UK?         

Type: Opinion       Published: 01-2019      Views: 1089   
Description: After more than two years uncertainty still dogs the UK's role in Europe. How does this affect the construction industry? Richard Hepburn of Gorilla Accounting looks at some of the implications

Futurebuild 2019: Tackling The Industry's Challenge          

Type: Events       Published: 01-2019      Views: 454   
Description: Futurebuild is the leading built environment event for professionals working across the industry to meet and learn, be inspired and do business.

Professional Method         

Type:       Published: 01-2019      Views: 4995   
Description: Art Systems develops its 3D expertise, releasing the latest Makerbot 3D industrial scale printer- faster, and more affordable – and SHINING 3D’s phenomenal 3D scanner.

3D Repo on a Mission         

Type: Product Focus       Published: 01-2019      Views: 552   
Description: 3D Repo has partnered with Mission Room on a new integration that will enable 3D Repo's cloud solution to be used directly within Mission Room's 360° visualisation products

Go with the Re-flow         

Type:       Published: 01-2019      Views: 644   
Description: Form filling can be second nature when it becomes part of a successfully completed task, as Re-flow users have discovered in the field

Cripes, I'm a Borg!         

Type: Comment       Published: 01-2019      Views: 452   
Description: With all of the excitement about Brexit and whether we will be in, or out, or doomed if we end up with a 'No Deal' - which many people can't get their head around as it means that every bit of negotiation and legislation that we have been through over the last 50 or so years to make travel and commerce easier between the member states of the EU become null and void - we have probably overlooked the other recent massive global development

BIM 360 Collaboration         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2019      Views: 1112   
Description: Improved collaboration across UK offices and teams using Autodesk BIM 360 Design helps Corstorphine + Wright boost productivity levels

HS2 - the journey begins         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2019      Views: 747   
Description: The Skanska Costain Strabag Joint Venture has been given the most complex part of the HS2 contract, threading the high speed rail approach into the Euston Station 'needle'

Objects in Motion         

Type: Software Focus       Published: 01-2019      Views: 543   
Description: BIMobjects have now been integrated into the latest version of Twinmotion

Q & As with EasyBuild         

Type: Special Focus       Published: 01-2019      Views: 394   
Description: EasyBuild's Construction Software platform forms the basis of a Q & A session for companies and contractors taking the first steps towards complete integration of their financial and project management solutions

Tekla Bridge Creator         

Type:       Published: 01-2019      Views: 565   
Description: Trimble's Tekla Structures introduces a Bridge Design workflow with its new Bridge Creator extension

BIM, but smaller         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2019      Views: 560   
Description: The small-scale project at Swithland Lane, Rothley, designed by Jonathan Reeves of JRA using Vectorworks, was one of the runners-up in the ‘Best use of IT in Architecture’ at the 2018 Construction Computing Awards

LASIMM 3d printing project goes live         

Type: News       Published: 01-2019      Views: 647   
Description: The Large Additive Subtractive Integrated Modular Machine (LASIMM) has announced a major milestone in its development

Jill Willoughby         

Type: News       Published: 01-2019      Views: 615   
Description: It is with great sorrow that Trimble has announced that, after a year of fighting, Jill Willoughby has sadly lost her battle with cancer

The evolution of a royal gold medalist         

Type: News       Published: 01-2019      Views: 474   
Description: Sir Nicholas Grimshaw has been awarded the 2019 Royal Gold Medal, the UK's highest honour for architecture, at a special ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Vectorworks design scholarship opens         

Type: News       Published: 01-2019      Views: 517   
Description: Vectorworks has announced its fourth annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Ideate Software enhances its Revit tools         

Type: News       Published: 01-2019      Views: 531   
Description: Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, has announced enhancements to its Revit software add-ons, which empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data

Microsoft Surface Book 2         

Type: Review       Published: 12-2018      Views: 555   
Description: The Microsoft Surface Book 2's stylish design belies its strength and agility for construction professionals

Allplan Engineering 2019         

Type:       Published: 11-2018      Views: 553   
Description: The latest version of Allplan for architects and engineers provides improved working processes for all sectors of the engineering design community

An ecosystem of innovation         

Type:       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4615   
Description: JavaScript's flexible and simple web-enabling application gives Bentley's iModel the muscle it needs to create its industry leading 'digital twin' environments

Spreadsheets in construction: friend or foe?         

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2018      Views: 1160