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Invisible Superheroes         

Type: Events       Published: 07-2018      Views: 41398   
Description: Explore the latest technologies and products that civil engineers are using to transform our future at ICE's Invisible Superheroes exhibition

A Zero Sum Game?         

Type: Software Focus       Published: 05-2016      Views: 21376   
Description: Stormwater management using Vectorworks site analysis tools was the focus of a fascinating presentation at the Vectorworks Design Summit in Chicago, writes David Chadwick

A Vectorworks takeaway         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2015      Views: 14212   
Description: All the best parties end with a goody bag and the 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit was no different, sending attendees home with a bundle of exciting developments to look forward to

Project Management/Planning Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 9777   
Description: WINNER: Elecosoft for Powerproject

Bridging a gap in the market         

Type:       Published: 07-2018      Views: 8660   
Description: Designing complex bridges is substantially simplified using the parametric capabilities of Allplan Bridge

A Vectorworks Goody Bag!

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2015      Views: 8353   
Description: All the best parties end with a goody bag, and the Vectorworks Design Summit was no different, sending attendees home with a packet of good things to look forward to.


Type: Review       Published: 11-2017      Views: 8313   
Description: Introduced at the 2017 Year in Infrastructure Conference in October, Bentley's iModelHub has been conceived to leverage change rather than fight it and represents an evolution in the way model information is shared between project team members, writes David Chadwick

The Hammers X

Type: Awards       Published: 09-2015      Views: 7986   
Description: It’s Hammers time once again!

Twinmotion 2016         

Type: Review       Published: 03-2016      Views: 7092   
Description: Twinmotion provides ARCHICAD users with the ability to deliver high quality animation and visualisation in real time, says David Chadwick

Are free BIM viewers worth the price?         

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2016      Views: 6829   
Description: By Michael McCullen, Chairman, Sitedesk

Predicting the future of design         

Type: Review       Published: 05-2015      Views: 6545   
Description: Due for release in June, ArchiCAD 19 is taking a giant leap forward in BIM performance through its use of Predictive Background Processing.

PDF Collaboration         

Type: Review       Published: 03-2015      Views: 6247   
Description: The paperless workflow has taken another couple of giant steps forward with the Bluebeam Revu 15, says David Chadwick

The 5th dimension of 3D modelling         

Type: Review       Published: 05-2015      Views: 6217   
Description: Asta Development brings Bidcon BIM to the UK, adding cost estimation to its popular Asta Powerproject project management application.

BIM Project of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 6156   
Description: WINNER: Revizto for UWE Bristol: Welcome to the Digital Age!

Innovation of the Year - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 6037   
Description: WINNER: Chalkstring Ltd for Chalkstring

BIM Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 6002   
Description: WINNER: Graphisoft for ARCHICAD 22

Best Use of IT in an Infrastructure Project in 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 6000   
Description: WINNER: Glider Technology Ltd with GliderBIM for the A14 Upgrade

Best Use of IT in a Construction Project in 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5999   
Description: WINNER: Excitech with BIM 360 for Balfour Beatty for the Manchester Engineering Campus Development Project

Health and Safety Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5997   
Description: WINNER: I3P Consortium with 3D Repo for SafetiBase

Cloud Technology of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5989   
Description: WINNER: 3D Repo for Digital Cloud Platform

Collaboration Project of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5984   
Description: WINNER: Asite with Adoddle for Cambridge University CDE

Construction Financials Suite of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5979   
Description: WINNER: RedSky IT for Summit

Team of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards          

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5974   
Description: WINNER: EasyBuild (Construction Software) Ltd with SPL Powerlines UK for The Midland Mainline Delivery Team

Structural Design Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5963   
Description: WINNER: Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd for Tekla Structural Designer

Project Lifecycle Management Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5957   
Description: WINNER: IFS for Applications 9

Document and Content Management Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5955   
Description: WINNER: Newforma for Project Center

Product of the Year 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5951   
Description: WINNER: Bentley Systems for ProjectWise CONNECT Edition

Training Software / Provider of the Year - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5948   
Description: WINNER: Viewpoint Professional Services Team

Collaboration Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5942   
Description: WINNER: Viewpoint for Viewpoint for Projects

Construction Accounting Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5941   
Description: WINNER: Integrity Software for Evolution M

Mobile / Field Technology App of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5935   
Description: WINNER: Graphisoft for BIMx

Estimation and Valuation Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5925   
Description: WINNER: CCS for Candy

Architectural Design Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5887   
Description: WINNER: Aodesutk for AEC Collection

Enterprise Resource Planning Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5830   
Description: WINNER: EasyBuild (Construction Software) Ltd for EasyBuild


Type: Technology focus       Published: 01-2016      Views: 5755   
Description: Bentley's Advanced Work Packaging, a feature of ConstructSim, is the key to successful execution on complex projects

Fail to plan, plan to fail         

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2015      Views: 5655   
Description: Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager at 4Projects by Viewpoint, highlights the importance of adequate planning for April 2016.

LEGO meets BIM         

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2017      Views: 5640   
Description: Bond Bryan Architects, early adopters of the principles of BIM and its application through their use of Graphisoft's ARCHICAD, have produced the 'LEGO Architecture meets BIM' guide, using LEGO's popular building blocks as its focus

Blade Stunner         

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2015      Views: 5088   
Description: SimpsonHaugh and Partners used Generative Design to shape their One Blackfriars tower concept, letting daylight into neighboring properties via a blade-thin, 50-storey skyscraper.

Free and Easy         

Type: Review       Published: 03-2015      Views: 5031   
Description: David Chadwick looks at the concept of free-form creation using Vectorworks’ amazing set of modelling tools.

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 3Ds phenomenal 3D scanner.

MakerBot and Stratasys partnership         

Type: News       Published: 01-2016      Views: 4942   
Description: MakerBot and Stratasys have announced a sales partnership program that allows both companies to extend the cross-selling of their products and opens the door for sales partners to offer MakerBot and Stratasys 3D Printers

Hyperloop meets BIM         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2017      Views: 4927   
Description: Running simultaneously with the Hyperloop Pod competition in Los Angeles, Build Earth Live held a BIM focused event, organised by Asite, to design terminals for the proposed Dubai to Fujairah Hyperloop

Shared Hypermodels         

Type: Review       Published: 03-2015      Views: 4829   
Description: BIM project sharing becomes easier with a BIMx update that simplifies the licensing system

A trio of asta developments         

Type: News       Published: 05-2015      Views: 4824   
Description: Asta Development has officially released the second version of Asta Powerproject BIM and is rolling the product out via its global reseller network for the first time

Got the World Twinmotion         

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2015      Views: 4780   
Description: Create visualisations and 3D immersion in real-time with Twinmotion 2015

You’ve got mail managed

Type: Review       Published: 05-2015      Views: 4749   
Description: Mail Manager 6.1 from Oasys turns the traditional chore of email handling into a productive management tool.

An ecosystem of innovation         

Type:       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4617   
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

Glasgow goes ultra environmental         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2015      Views: 4600   
Description: Glasgow City Council, with the help of IES, has embarked on a number of environmental projects to boost the energy-saving potential of its citizens and notable buildings.

Hotel management

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2015      Views: 4531   
Description: The Challenge for AECOM was to deliver a high quality hotel refit on time. CONJECT provided the answer, replacing handwritten defect management with an online system

New Knowledge Transfer Partnership for Teeside University and Ryder Architecture         

Type: News       Published: 05-2015      Views: 4527   
Description: A North-East architects firm is attracting international clients thanks to a joint research project with Teesside University into cutting edge BIM technology.

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


Type: Software Focus       Published: 05-2018      Views: 4412   
Description: Bentley's Rail and Transit Infrastructure Lifecycle Solution provides a comprehensive, concept to completion and operation solution for the rail industry

Warboard strategies         

Type: Review       Published: 11-2017      Views: 4398   
Description: Warboard enables users to marshal the information in model analytical tools in order to track progress on a project

Optimum 3D Printing         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2015      Views: 4378   
Description: You can make a rational choice and get up to £1,000 off a new Stratasys 3D desktop printer with ArtSystems’ new trade-in programme.

Tables turned!         

Type: News       Published: 03-2015      Views: 4190   
Description: TNB Malaysia recognises excellence in its service providers with an award for Bentley.

Go with the Flow         

Type: Review       Published: 01-2015      Views: 4134   
Description: Oasys' pedestrian modelling software, MassMotion Flow, is now available for simulating movement in smaller and more dedicated projects.

BIM module version 1.1 released         

Type: News       Published: 05-2015      Views: 4122   
Description: Business Collaborator has released version 1.1 of their BIM Module

OpenSite Designer

Type:       Published: 07-2019      Views: 4101   
Description: OpenSite Designer integrates reality modelling, optimisation, and automated deliverables to accelerate digital twin advancements for civil site designers

Top Priority         

Type: Review       Published: 01-2015      Views: 4068   
Description: Priority1 from MCS becomes part of the Information Management Solutions line-up at Viewpoint, as the company evaluates mobile computing issues and opportunities.

ARCHITECT@WORK 2017 - go with the flow         

Type: News       Published: 11-2016      Views: 4054   
Description: ARCHITECT@WORK, the two-day trade fair aimed at architects, designers and specifiers, will return to Olympia National Hall for its 2017 edition on 25 and 26 January

The benefits of building twice         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2015      Views: 3940   
Description: For a project as complex as HS2, with its political, environmental and public issues being of paramount importance, there is no alternative to building a virtual model to test every aspect before the final designs are established.

Nemetschek Vectorworks named headline sponsor for Build New York Live

Type: News       Published: 07-2015      Views: 3933   
Description: Teams from around the world will collaborate in a 48-hour virtual, openBIM design competition on September 21, 2015

Going Underground         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2015      Views: 3831   
Description: Dassault Systèmes' CAE and FEA is being used for the Bond Street Station Upgrade, demonstrating the amazing complexity of tunnelling anywhere underneath the heart of London.

The sky’s the limit!

Type: Review       Published: 01-2015      Views: 3824   
Description: Vectorworks Cloud Services keeps drawings synchronised on and off-site.

Scan to Go!         

Type: Review       Published: 09-2015      Views: 3699   
Description: Colortrac's new portable scanner, the SmartLF Scan!, is being hailed as a revolutionary step in large format scanning

BIM Toolkit         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2015      Views: 3673   
Description: The NBS BIM Toolkit public beta provides a free Digital Plan of Work for BIM users.

Arcon Evo         

Type: Review       Published: 07-2015      Views: 3581   
Description: Next-gen architectural visualisation software from Elecosoft

Nemetschek Vectorworks and BIMobject sign cooperation agreement

Type: News       Published: 09-2015      Views: 3574   
Description: BIMobject will now support Vectorworks native file formats

Concurrent collaboration         

Type: Review       Published: 09-2015      Views: 3573   
Description: The latest version of Tekla Structures focuses on model sharing, allowing engineers to work on different parts of the model simultaneously

HDR | Rice Daubney scoops 5 Design Awards         

Type: News       Published: 03-2015      Views: 3567   
Description: HDR | Rice Daubney, a GRAPHISOFT client based in Sydney, Australia, has won five prestigious global healthcare design awards for the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Centre, the highest honour in all categories recognising excellence in research and practice of global healthcare design

Putting the roar of the crowd to the test

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2015      Views: 3559   
Description: Simulation specialists ESSS have used ANSYS Multiphysics to test wind and other factors on the National Stadium in Brasilia. Paulo de Mattos Pimenta, Professor at the Polytechnic School at University of São Paulo, Brazil, explains

Greater point cloud integration for CAD software adds up with Arithmetica         

Type: News       Published: 05-2015      Views: 3556   
Description: Arithmetica has significantly enhanced its Pointfuse automated point cloud processing software with simplified integration for CAD software

Industry prepares for 2016 BIM mandate         

Type: News       Published: 11-2015      Views: 3497   
Description: A joint initiative between the Construction Products Association (CPA), BIM4M2, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and NBS has been formed to provide consistent product data parameters and templates to enable manufacturers to prepare their product information in readiness for the Government's April 2016 BIM mandate

Company of the Year 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 3482   
Description: WINNER: Solibri UK Ltd

Bluebeam Software partners with Design Software Solutions

Type: News       Published: 04-2015      Views: 3473   
Description: Bluebeam Software has announced its partnership with Design Software Solutions, a leading UK design software reseller. Bluebeam’s flagship solution, Bluebeam Revu, allows users to electronically create, annotate and edit project documents in online sessions.

Tekla Structures 2016         

Type: Review       Published: 03-2016      Views: 3467   
Description: Tekla Structures users were recently given a sneak preview of the features likely to be included in the upcoming release of Tekla Structures 2016

ArtSystems tie up deal with the world leader in desktop 3D printing

Type: News       Published: 07-2015      Views: 3417   
Description: Nottingham-based ArtSystems have been appointed as the UK and Ireland distributor for MakerBot, the global leader in desktop 3D printing

BIM product data templates from icon         

Type: News       Published: 05-2015      Views: 3401   
Description: The Industrial & Commercial Energy Association (ICOM) has announced the completion of BIM Product Data Templates (PDTs) for five categories of commercial and industrial heating equipment

Online Bookings         

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2015      Views: 3399   
Description: The Challenge for AECOM was to deliver a high quality hotel refit on time. CONJECT provided the answer, replacing handwritten defect management with an online system

ArchiCAD makes rhino connection          

Type: News       Published: 05-2015      Views: 3315   
Description: Graphisoft has announced a Rhino connection for ArchiCAD

One to Watch Company - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 3310   
Description: WINNER: Vectorworks

Early Detailing         

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2015      Views: 3293   
Description: Fitzpatrick Engineering Group uses BIM to shorten construction time for steel buildings by sharing model data with the Detailer, thereby helping to deliver steel faster and more efficiently, and saving Octapharma USD 2 Million in the process

CONNECTing with reality         

Type: Review       Published: 11-2015      Views: 3207   
Description: One of the highlights of Bentley’s 2015 Year in Infrastructure Conference was its focus on Augmented Reality, courtesy of Bentley's comprehensive CONNECT Editions and the Augmented Reality Sandbox

Arithmetica harnesses online power of Sketchfab for Pointfuse 3D models

Type: News       Published: 07-2015      Views: 3206   
Description: Arithmetica is making 3D model project collaboration easier by taking advantage of Sketchfab, the online platform for sharing 3D files.

I wandered lonely as a Cloud         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 11-2015      Views: 3179   
Description: With apologies to Wordsworth and thanks to the use of Nomad as a mobile tool for Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Service Select (VSS) customers can enhance their design processes by handling complex processes and collaborating with project partners in the Cloud.

Single source data management         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 09-2015      Views: 3154   
Description: CONJECT sets out to David Chadwick how customers can make cost and efficiency improvements to a built asset at any stage of its life

Acute3D is Bentley's latest acquisition         

Type: News       Published: 03-2015      Views: 3149   
Description: Bentley Systems has been on the acquisition trail again (see CAD User, Jan-Feb 2015, page 6), adding France-based Acute3, provider of Smart3DCapture software for reality modelling, to its stable

Fit for a King's Court         

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2015      Views: 3071   
Description: Waterman Group chooses Scandinavian quality from StruSoft to design the concrete elements of Kings Court - the prestigious new Covent Garden development

A Legendary Release         

Type: Review       Published: 03-2016      Views: 3059   
Description: Bluebeam Revu 2016 automates the update of legends for easier understanding of page annotations - amongst other great enhancements

Causeway solutions deliver control         

Type: News       Published: 03-2015      Views: 3029   
Description: Causeway's Tradex eTrading and MyRegister supplier accreditation hosted software solutions are now included in the Crown Commercial Service's G-Cloud 6 framework

2015 Tekla UK awards open for entries         

Type: News       Published: 03-2015      Views: 2977   
Description: Celebrating its tenth year, the Tekla Awards are now open for entries - continuing to reward the hard work and innovation that goes into solving structural engineering challenges in the construction industry

Bentley acquires UK-based C3global         

Type: News       Published: 01-2015      Views: 2966   
Description: Bentley Systems has acquired C3global, a U.K.-based provider of web-based Amulet software for operational analytics

Exertis acquires computers unlimited          

Type: News       Published: 05-2015      Views: 2948   
Description: Exertis, distributors of IT, communication & home entertainment products, has acquired Computers Unlimited, the distributors of Vectorworks in the UK

Editor's Choice of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 2931   
Description: WINNER: ALLPLAN

BIMx PRO         

Type: Review       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2926   
Description: Graphisoft's BIMX, supplied with ARCHICAD, is a handy model viewing device. BIMx PRO, though, takes the app to new levels, giving all users much greater access to both the 3D model and associated 2D drawings and documents

No need to waste time in the office         

Type: News       Published: 01-2015      Views: 2892   
Description: A new in-cab waste management system from Yotta is set to transform the delivery of refuse collection services

Why you’ll learn to love COBie         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 07-2015      Views: 2878   
Description: Ben Wallbank (BIM Strategy Manager) and John Adams (BIM Product Manager) at Viewpoint Construction Software explain the merits of COBie and how BIM solution, 4Projects by Viewpoint can secure your route to Level 2 BIM compliance

The Cube         

Type: Technology focus       Published: 01-2016      Views: 2874   
Description: Achieving BIM Level 2 using Vectorworks was recently demonstrated by taking architects through the creation of a hypothetical project - The Cube - and the BIM processes related to it

So good they’re building it twice!         

Type: News       Published: 07-2015      Views: 2873   
Description: Nemetschek Vectorworks has becomes the headline sponsorship of Build New York Live, a collaborative, virtual design competition held over 48 hours starting on September 21, 2015. Winning teams will receive a prestigious Build Live award for their "Best Use of BIM for Design"

Bringing BIM to life with IFC         

Type: Technology focus       Published: 03-2016      Views: 2868   
Description: Sanjeev Shah, CEO at GroupBC, looks at alternative delivery solutions for BIM - advocating the benefits of full IFC delivery against the limitations of COBie

Integrity Software joins the JDM Technology Group         

Type: News       Published: 02-2015      Views: 2840   
Description: Integrity Software is joining the JDM Technology Group. JDM, the parent company of RedSky IT, is a worldwide provider of Software solely to the Construction Industry, with nearly 5,000 customers on 6 continents and employing almost 300 staff.

GreenSpec move to tackle 'Greenwash'         

Type: News       Published: 03-2015      Views: 2806   
Description: GreenSpec’s PASS Green Building Products label aims to help design professionals and the self-build audience easily identify what are truly green construction products from the ever-growing 'greenwash' that are now ‘out there’

It's BIM up North         

Type: Event Opinion       Published: 01-2016      Views: 2786   
Description: Liz Schofield outlines the agenda for the thinkBIM Spring conference, to be held on the 23rd of March at the Centre for Knowledge Exchange in Leeds

Takenaka adopts Graphisoft BIMx Docs         

Type: News       Published: 01-2015      Views: 2729   
Description: A large-scale purchase agreement has been finalized between Graphisoft and Takenaka Corporation, one of Japan's largest AEC firms, that will equip thousands of Takenaka field technicians with Graphisoft BIMx Docs

Exit Excel?         

Type: Software Focus       Published: 05-2016      Views: 2706   
Description: Bentley's ProjectWise EADOC delivers construction management in the cloud and improves collaboration with real-time visibility into your capital project risks and costs, writes David Chadwick

Getting your Assets in gear         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2679   
Description: Managing major assets using Bentley's AssetWise provides rigorous total asset management for major infrastructure operators, supplemented by predictive performance analysis from Amulet

New Revu for 2015 from Bluebeam         

Type: News       Published: 01-2015      Views: 2674   
Description: Bluebeam Software has released Bluebeam Revu 2015, which introduces new features to enable project teams to keep complex document sets organised and up to date, ensuring all team members are on the same page

Good Vibrations         

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2664   
Description: The Shanghai Disney theme park used Oasys GSA software to analyse the unique structures of two curved cable-stay bridges, and to dampen down pedestrian harmonic vibrations

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

Designs on the future         

Type: Competition       Published: 07-2015      Views: 2616   
Description: There is still just about time to enter the 2015 Nemetschek Vectorworks Design Scholarship competition - and potentially start your architectural career with a landmark achievement

Vectorworks 2016         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2614   
Description: The latest release of Vectorworks debuts some useful (and fun!) new features, writes David Chadwick.

New BIM technology partnership         

Type: News       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2608   
Description: Nemetschek Vectorworks and BIMobject AB have signed a cooperation agreement to support each other's BIM technology in order to better accommodate the needs of the AEC industry

It’s Flow time!         

Type: Review       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2606   
Description: Flow provides a simple calculation and simulation tool that takes the hard work, and the expense, out of developing drainage networks to handle critical storm events

Multiplex appeal         

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2018      Views: 2603   
Description: IFS Applications has transformed Multiplex's international operations into a true Global business, integrating its management solutions within a consistent and coherent whole

The BIM factor         

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2015      Views: 2599   
Description: BIM was used extensively during the design of the new Waste Water Treatment Plant in Liverpool by Galliford Try Costain and Atkins

Structurally Sound         

Type: Technology focus       Published: 01-2016      Views: 2594   
Description: Tekla is renamed as Trimble, as it transitions to the Trimble brand

Essentially Affordable Living         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2016      Views: 2583   
Description: CONJECT’s information management package, conjectPC, proves a 'game changer' for Essential Living, a supplier of affordable property rentals in London and the South East.

Much more than the project filing cabinet         

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2015      Views: 2582   
Description: CONJECT has been selected by HB Reavis for document control and mobile inspections on the £68m King William Street Project in London

A World Cup winner         

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2015      Views: 2544   
Description: Graphisoft provided a perfect pitch for stadium design in Brazil with ArchiCAD, one that was quickly taken up by Brazilian architects FAA - with remarkable results

A greater degree of Insight         

Type: Review       Published: 11-2015      Views: 2529   
Description: Autodesk's Insight 360 adds another dimension to the company’s range of environment building applications, and in the process assists architects in understanding the tools they are using

Below ground BIM objects from Grace         

Type: News       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2519   
Description: Grace Construction Products has published its first set of BIM standard details and BIM objects for the company's Preprufe pre- and post-applied waterproofing membranes and Hydroduct cavity drainage

Talk to me!         

Type: Software Focus       Published: 05-2015      Views: 2512   
Description: ZWCAD, the .dwg compatible application, has introduced voice annotation as one of the new features in its latest release

A signal improvement         

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2016      Views: 2466   
Description: Hatch Mott MacDonald enhances collaboration and reduces risk during rail signal design using Bentley Promis.e 3D modelling capabilities.

DEM reveals its GEMM         

Type: News       Published: 03-2015      Views: 2425   
Description: DEM Solutions has launched the Generic EDEM material model database (GEMM)

Meet your MakerBot         

Type: Review       Published: 11-2015      Views: 2419   
Description: Acquired a couple of years ago by Stratasys, MakerBot 3D printers are one of the prime movers in the rapid growth of the 3D printing market, offering a simple and easy to use device at new and lower price levels

Ahead of the crowd         

Type: Technology focus       Published: 11-2015      Views: 2408   
Description: Oasys MassMotion 8.0 takes crowd simulation modelling and visualisation to new levels, writes David Chadwick

Adoddle to work with         

Type: Review       Published: 11-2015      Views: 2408   
Description: Asite's Adoddle justly earns recognition as a total 'back-office' or off-site information manager for the construction industry

Like virtual Meccano         

Type:       Published: 07-2015      Views: 2396   
Description: Tekla Structural Designer combines analysis with design, enabling engineers to configure optimum design solutions for buildings within one package

Vectorworks Student Design Scholarship

Type: News       Published: 04-2015      Views: 2394   
Description: Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc and Computers Unlimited, the UK distributors of Vectorworks, are launching the second Design Scholarship in both architecture and landscape

Talent spotting at the skills show         

Type: News       Published: 03-2015      Views: 2392   
Description: Is your business future-ready?

Getting to grips with BIM         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2389   
Description: As BIM takes on greater significance within the civil engineering sector, Causeway Technologies explains how BIM functionality has developed within its infrastructure design suite

AV Schematics         

Type: Feature       Published: 03-2016      Views: 2358   
Description: connectCAD provides a quick and intuitive audio-visual schematic designer for Vectorworks users.

Geometrically Nonlinear Structures: or why it's good to be a lightweight         

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2015      Views: 2356   
Description: Modern lightweight structures, whether in fabric, cable, timber, concrete or stone, are nonlinear, long-spanning, flexible, highly efficient, and environmentally friendly. They can be used to create structures that soar. Oasys GSA structural analysis software brings the ideas they inspire to life, and here Oasys application specialist Peter Debney shares his enthusiasm...

English Version of Vectorworks 2016 Design Software Hits the AEC, Landscape and Entertainment Mar

Type: News       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2356   
Description: More than 100 updates and new features support creative design processes, enabling professionals to seamlessly transform the world from concept to built reality

A winning way to preview developments         

Type: News       Published: 07-2015      Views: 2353   
Description: At the Architectural 3D Awards, held in La Coruna, Spain in July, digital communications agency Wagstaffs won the interactive category award for their pioneering sales and marketing tool, VUITNOW, which enables buyers to take a virtual tour of a development before it is built

Sheffield Uni Heartspace gets go-ahead         

Type: News Case Study       Published: 01-2016      Views: 2350   
Description: Bond Bryan's latest project for the University of Sheffield has just received planning permission, with work on site expected to start in 2017 for a 2018 completion

A cunning plan for building surveyors         

Type: News       Published: 01-2015      Views: 2299   
Description: 3D Laser Mapping has launched a powerful solution that, the company says, will revolutionise the production of highly accurate building floor plans

UK Tekla award winners announced         

Type: News       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2289   
Description: The winners of the tenth annual UK Tekla Awards 2015 have been revealed after a panel of judges deliberated over the finalists. Some of the winners will now be entered into the Tekla Global Awards

Bringing it all together         

Type: Review       Published: 01-2016      Views: 2277   
Description: You can create a single federated model to handle design, construction and Facilities Management using Sitedesk, says David Chadwick

Detailed components for SketchUp          

Type: News       Published: 01-2015      Views: 2271   
Description: With the release of SketchUp 2015, SketchUp has greatly expanded and improved its standard component collections, with more than 2,800 individual detailed pieces of new SketchUp-authored content now available on 3D Warehouse

Show off your skills and expertise         

Type: News       Published: 03-2015      Views: 2270   
Description: The 2015 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference London Call for Presentations is now open - with speaking proposals being actively accepted from Revu users who are looking to show off their skills, knowledge and expertise

The art of structural design 2015         

Type: News       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2257   
Description: SCIA and Allplan have revealed the winners of their 2015 The Art in Structural Design contest

Smarter Cities         

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2016      Views: 2254   
Description: The Construction industry needs to catch up with the Smart City boom, says John Stokoe, Head of Strategic Business Transformation at Dassault Systèmes EuroNorth

Reviving faded glories         

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2015      Views: 2246   
Description: DGVault faces up to the challenge of digitising and archiving ancient and varied architectural documents on a multitude of media with Colortrac scanners

John Lewis New Home Hub Store

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2015      Views: 2241   
Description: Tekla Structures and BIMsight were also utilised in a project to design a new style of store for retailer John Lewis in Horsham, West Sussex

Getting innovative with Vectorworks         

Type: News       Published: 11-2015      Views: 2240   
Description: Edited by Jonathan Reeves, Innovative Vectorworks BIM provides llustrated case studies and an introduction to BIM with Vectorworks Architect

Vectorworks and BIMobject         

Type: Software Review       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2238   
Description: Vectorworks' half a million users around the world will have direct access to manufacturers building components courtesy of the company's collaboration agreement with BIMObject

Dassault Systèmes developing Virtual Singapore project with virtual 3D model of the city

Type: News       Published: 07-2015      Views: 2235   
Description: Dassault Systèmes is working with the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, to develop Virtual Singapore, a realistic and integrated 3D model with semantics and attributes in the virtual space. Advanced information and modelling technology will allow Virtual Singapore to be infused with static and dynamic city data and information.

BIM For Landscape         

Type: Software Review       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2235   
Description: BIM is just as valid for landscaping projects as it is for construction, as demonstrated by Jonathan Pickup in his series of manuals and online videos

Staying ahead of the game         

Type: Feature Interview Opinion       Published: 07-2016      Views: 2217   
Description: Paul Daynes, Regional Director, UK and Northern Europe, Newforma discusses the status of the UK construction industry with David Chadwick

Online BIM library opens for business         

Type: News       Published: 01-2016      Views: 2216   
Description: Progman has launched a free browsing library available at

Jack of all trades

Type: Comment       Published: 05-2015      Views: 2197   
Description: What a great time to be an architect

AluK to open London design studio         

Type: News       Published: 11-2015      Views: 2187   
Description: AluK (GB) is continuing its business expansion with the launch of the AluK Design Studio in the City of London

Excitech attains new Pinnacle         

Type: News       Published: 09-2015      Views: 2184   
Description: Excitech has launched the productivity platform 'Pinnacle Series' in the UK

Virtual Singapore to become a reality         

Type: News       Published: 07-2015      Views: 2175   
Description: Dassault Systèmes is working with the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore, to develop Virtual Singapore, a realistic and integrated 3D model with semantics and attributes in the virtual space

Vectorworks 2017         

Type: Product Preview       Published: 09-2016      Views: 2152