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Invisible Superheroes         

Type: Events       Published: 07-2018      Views: 41359   
Description: Explore the latest technologies and products that civil engineers are using to transform our future at ICE's Invisible Superheroes exhibition

Snakes alive!

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2013      Views: 30677   
Description: Engelman Architect's inspiration for the design of the award winning Rabobank was a poised snake

IronCAD 10

Type: Review       Published: 10-2007      Views: 29932   
Description: IronCAD 10 has gone back to the drawing board, introducing a real-time rendering engine and an advanced realistic render engine amongst other features - enhancements that provide strong foundations fo

A Zero Sum Game?         

Type: Software Focus       Published: 05-2016      Views: 21317   
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


Type: Review       Published: 05-2004      Views: 15137   
Description: Steel detailing 'advances' further as CADS releases the latest version of its

A Vectorworks takeaway         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2015      Views: 14158   
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

Ahead in the Cloud

Type: Review       Published: 07-2014      Views: 10242   
Description: GRAPHISOFT's BIMcloud gets a head start in BIM collaboration via the cloud thanks to its tried and tested BIM Server utility. David Chadwick reports.

Steam's Up!

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2010      Views: 9552   
Description: Oc????s ColorWave 600 was the star of a recent steam railway photo competition and exhibition

Project Management/Planning Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 8653   
Description: WINNER: Elecosoft for Powerproject

Bridging a gap in the market         

Type:       Published: 07-2018      Views: 8629   
Description: Designing complex bridges is substantially simplified using the parametric capabilities of Allplan Bridge

Soft Landings         

Type: BIM Guide       Published: 09-2014      Views: 8359   
Description: Steve Cooper and Michelle Mason of CONJECT explain the objectives and benefits of Soft Landings.

A Vectorworks Goody Bag!

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2015      Views: 8277   
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.

The Hammers X

Type: Awards       Published: 09-2015      Views: 7929   
Description: It’s Hammers time once again!


Type: Review       Published: 11-2017      Views: 7612   
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

BIM Implementation

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2013      Views: 7394   
Description: By Bob Garrett, Marketing Director, Excitech Ltd.

The Complete Works

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2013      Views: 7306   
Description: To really get to grips with the latest version of Vectorworks, David Chadwick decided to embark on a personal project from scratch - an ongoing commitment

Appwardly mobile

Type: Events       Published: 11-2013      Views: 7273   
Description: With many of the world's construction press assembled in one location, Bentley used its Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, held at the end of October in London, to unveil a host of new applications


Type: Review       Published: 07-2013      Views: 7270   
Description: Graphisoft's BIMx provides tools for creating navigable models for sharing with clients, collaborators and other project members outside of the CAD environment, using the free BIMx Viewer, says David Chadwick

Line of Balance

Type: Review       Published: 07-2012      Views: 7133   
Description: The latest version of Asta's Powerproject helps speed up project management development, optimise resource allocation, and improve efficiency yet retains - or even improves upon - its simplicity of us

Twinmotion 2016         

Type: Review       Published: 03-2016      Views: 6968   
Description: Twinmotion provides ARCHICAD users with the ability to deliver high quality animation and visualisation in real time, says David Chadwick

Factory Rollout

Type: Review       Published: 05-2013      Views: 6867   
Description: Autodesk delivers advanced point cloud handling and Revit Interoperability for the latest version of its Factory Design Suite

Are free BIM viewers worth the price?         

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2016      Views: 6760   
Description: By Michael McCullen, Chairman, Sitedesk

BIM? It's Adoddle

Type: Review       Published: 05-2014      Views: 6741   
Description: Facilitating the way people talk together - that's the focus of Asite's Adoddle, a Corporate Collaboration solution whose name belies the scope of the application, says David Chadwick.

Attention to detail

Type: Review       Published: 11-2013      Views: 6684   
Description: A Contract Manager's role differs from a Project Managers in that he is more concerned with the 'nitty gritty' of the job. Elevate, an independently developed application, provides a 'dot-to-dot' solution specifically for the Contract Manager’s role

Setting the Scene

Type: Review       Published: 03-2014      Views: 6679   
Description: Vectorworks Landmark provides planning tools to create an idyllic setting to place your iconic building designs in, writes David Chadwick

Model, Plan and Manage

Type: Review       Published: 05-2013      Views: 6499   
Description: Tekla Structures 19 provides a complete set of BIM tools for taking construction projects through from design to completion

Predicting the future of design         

Type: Review       Published: 05-2015      Views: 6481   
Description: Due for release in June, ArchiCAD 19 is taking a giant leap forward in BIM performance through its use of Predictive Background Processing.

Real-time energy analysis

Type: Review       Published: 11-2013      Views: 6235   
Description: Integrating Sefaira with SketchUp gives architects the ability to perform energy analysis from the very first steps of a design concept

The BIM Viewpoint

Type: Review       Published: 07-2014      Views: 6199   
Description: 4Projects by Viewpoint has been accumulating information about the current penetration of BIM within the AEC industry, and asks whether the UK is achieving its target to become world leaders in BIM

An all-round view

Type: Review       Published: 11-2013      Views: 6155   
Description: A useful Artlantis tool for creating 3D panoramas has now been made available for ArchiCAD users

The 5th dimension of 3D modelling         

Type: Review       Published: 05-2015      Views: 6138   
Description: Asta Development brings Bidcon BIM to the UK, adding cost estimation to its popular Asta Powerproject project management application.

PDF Collaboration         

Type: Review       Published: 03-2015      Views: 6125   
Description: The paperless workflow has taken another couple of giant steps forward with the Bluebeam Revu 15, says David Chadwick

COBie for All?

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 01-2014      Views: 6032   
Description: The Government's BIM Task Group is setting targets for the full implementation of COBie as the basis of sharing data between all parties in the lifecycle of a building. How realistic is this, and what stage are we at? David Chadwick reports

Reclaiming Pollokshaws

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2013      Views: 6020   
Description: Water is the defining component of several Urban Infrastructure projects undertaken by AECOM and Collective Architecture in Glasgow

Epson furthers CAD commitment

Type: News       Published: 01-2014      Views: 5973   
Description: Epson has strengthened its commitment to the CAD market by entering into a new partnership with Nemetschek Allplan Systems Gmbh

The right treatment

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2013      Views: 5957   
Description: The King's Health Partners Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital earned Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners the award for Innovation in Building at this year's Be Inspired Awards

Bending Glass

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2014      Views: 5939   
Description: Robert Partington & Partners used GenerativeComponents and Bentley Architecture to prove to contractors that Park House, on Oxford Street, was both buildable and affordable

The 'Steel Cloud'

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2013      Views: 5926   
Description: Harriet Eldron has been awarded the Young Structural Engineer of the Year 2013 award for her work on the Rio 2016 Olympics and the Serpentine Pavilion - a technically demanding and time constrained project

The green slopes of recovery

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2013      Views: 5849   
Description: One of the largest environmental projects in Europe is beginning in Denmark, with the help of BIM

BIM on the Road

Type: Review       Published: 09-2013      Views: 5847   
Description: Autodesk's InfraWorks 360 Pro brings the same BIM benefits to infrastructure design as it does to the construction industry


Type: Technology focus       Published: 01-2016      Views: 5674   
Description: Bentley's Advanced Work Packaging, a feature of ConstructSim, is the key to successful execution on complex projects

Graphisoft ArchiCAD 18 introduces CineRender's 4D rendering engine

Type: News       Published: 05-2014      Views: 5662   
Description: Graphisoft has announced ArchiCAD 18. The new release includes CineRender, a brand new render engine with high-end photorealistic rendering capabilities found only in the professional visualisation application CINEMA 4D – which is now available inside the BIM tool

Objectively good

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2013      Views: 5657   
Description: Graphisoft's now channels BIM Objects from

BIM Project of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5607   
Description: WINNER: Revizto for UWE Bristol: Welcome to the Digital Age!

Fail to plan, plan to fail         

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2015      Views: 5582   
Description: Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager at 4Projects by Viewpoint, highlights the importance of adequate planning for April 2016.

Graphisoft brings fully integrated BIM to iPads

Type: News       Published: 11-2013      Views: 5574   
Description: Graphisoft's BIMx app now available in the Apple App Store

Early Warning System

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 11-2013      Views: 5571   
Description: Dr Stuart Kings, Technical Director of Project planning specialists Sypro Management, explains how to manage Early Warnings in the NEC suite of contracts

LEGO meets BIM         

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2017      Views: 5566   
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

Open BIM         

Type: BIM Guide       Published: 09-2013      Views: 5545   
Description: Collaborative Design makes a big impression at the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Try Me in 3D!

Type: Review       Published: 11-2014      Views: 5529   
Description: Take advantage of the ArtSystems offer to try out a 3D printer before you buy one!

New on Campus

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 11-2013      Views: 5520   
Description: The new Tekla Campus invites students to get involved with BIM via its free Tekla Structures Learning Edition, writes David Chadwick

Innovation of the Year - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5490   
Description: WINNER: Chalkstring Ltd for Chalkstring

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

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5458   
Description: WINNER: Excitech with BIM 360 for Balfour Beatty for the Manchester Engineering Campus Development Project

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

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5453   
Description: WINNER: Glider Technology Ltd with GliderBIM for the A14 Upgrade

Health and Safety Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5451   
Description: WINNER: I3P Consortium with 3D Repo for SafetiBase

Collaboration Project of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5445   
Description: WINNER: Asite with Adoddle for Cambridge University CDE

Cloud Technology of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5443   
Description: WINNER: 3D Repo for Digital Cloud Platform

BIM Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5443   
Description: WINNER: Graphisoft for ARCHICAD 22

Team of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards          

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5442   
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: 5433   
Description: WINNER: Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd for Tekla Structural Designer

Document and Content Management Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5432   
Description: WINNER: Newforma for Project Center

Product of the Year 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5428   
Description: WINNER: Bentley Systems for ProjectWise CONNECT Edition

Construction Financials Suite of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5424   
Description: WINNER: RedSky IT for Summit

Model looks

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2014      Views: 5423   
Description: Looking at the very first sketches by Frank Gehry for Fondation Louis Vuitton, a new museum of contemporary art, the challenge of the endeavour is apparent. This is the kind of building that would not have been possible to construct without a comprehensive approach to BIM.

Project Lifecycle Management Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5420   
Description: WINNER: IFS for Applications 9

Getting the most from the Cloud

Type: Comment       Published: 11-2013      Views: 5416   
Description: As more and more of the software applications that we use are being placed in the Cloud, the time is right to look at its benefits, and whether such a working environment would be suitable for a construction company with employees and collaborating companies spread out around the World. Si Hanks of Ai Solutions expands the idea further

Training Software / Provider of the Year - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5415   
Description: WINNER: Viewpoint Professional Services Team

Estimation and Valuation Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5413   
Description: WINNER: CCS for Candy

Mobile / Field Technology App of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5412   
Description: WINNER: Graphisoft for BIMx

Construction Accounting Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5410   
Description: WINNER: Integrity Software for Evolution M

4Projects enhanced with new releases

Type: News       Published: 11-2013      Views: 5404   
Description: 4Projects used the recent 2013 Institution of Civil Engineers BIM Conference in London to announce the availability of a significantly enhanced 4Projects release and the first release of 4BIM for select customer engagements

Collaboration Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5402   
Description: WINNER: Viewpoint for Viewpoint for Projects

Putting Building Information Models to the test

Type: Review       Published: 09-2013      Views: 5381   
Description: The industry finally seems to be catching up with Solibri’s Model Checker thanks to all things BIM, writes David Chadwick

Architectural Design Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5359   
Description: WINNER: Aodesutk for AEC Collection


Type: Review       Published: 05-2009      Views: 5348   
Description: David Chadwick looks at the latest version of TurboCAD - 16 Pro - and the 3D modelling features that benefit the architect as much as the mechanical design engineer

Colortrac launching new large format scanner range into the UK

Type: News       Published: 09-2014      Views: 5313   
Description: Nottingham-based ArtSystems and their partner Colortrac will soon be launching a new range of wide format scanners into the UK market.

BIM for Handover

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2013      Views: 5306   
Description: 'Does BIM end at handover?' asks Bob Garrett, Marketing Director, Excitech Ltd. As construction projects reach their conclusion, what happens to the mass of information gathered in the process - and how best can we use it?

Enterprise Resource Planning Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 5286   
Description: WINNER: EasyBuild (Construction Software) Ltd for EasyBuild

BEM - Building Energy Modelling

Type: Review       Published: 03-2014      Views: 5272   
Description: Graphisoft's EcoDesigner STAR provides fully integrated energy analysis within the ArchiCAD BIM environment

NBS Plugin for Autodesk Revit          

Type: BIM Guide       Published: 09-2014      Views: 5221   
Description: We take a look at the new NBS plugin for Revit and how it is helping users change the way they coordinate information across construction projects

Bringing construction planning to life

Type: Review       Published: 11-2014      Views: 5191   
Description: Asta Powerproject BIM gives Project Managers the 4D planning tools they really need, says David Chadwick, allowing them to visually link their management model with the 3D model.

SUDS law

Type: Review       Published: 09-2013      Views: 5174   
Description: The Flood and Water Management Act placed the responsibility of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) in the hands of unitary authorities. Micro Drainage can help them turn the tide, writes David Chadwick

Future roofed

Type: Case study       Published: 03-2011      Views: 5165   
Description: GenerativeComponents was used by BDP to help IKEA meet strict design and environmental constraints for the design of the complex roof structures for its new malls in China

Coping with COBie

Type: Feature       Published: 09-2014      Views: 5137   
Description: The COBie Toolkit for Revit automatically generates COBie worksheets from a Revit data model, easing the process of transferring data from the Building Information Model.

Searching for ET

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2014      Views: 5123   
Description: The new Five hundred metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), built using Bentley software, wowed attendees at Bentley's Infrastructure Conference. David Chadwick reports.

Horses for water courses

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2013      Views: 5118   
Description: Tekla helps the Kelpies rise again as part of the Helix Project in Falkirk

Building Surveying with BIM

Type: Review       Published: 09-2013      Views: 5117   
Description: SiteMaster BIM 2013 makes the creation of 3D building models from surveys incredibly simple, even to the point of the Disto usurping the role of the mouse

The real cost of rebar

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2014      Views: 5086   
Description: Celsa Steel Service used Tekla Structures to enhance its reinforcement production - a BIM process that enabled the company to focus on the total cost of reinforcement


Type: Review       Published: 05-2014      Views: 5051   
Description: 4Projects by Viewpoint adds 4BIM to its Cloud-based Enterprise Collaboration solutions, providing the prospect of real savings within the construction industry, says David Chadwick

4Projects brings BIM to Android

Type: News       Published: 09-2013      Views: 5048   
Description: 4Projects has now released its 4Mobile app to Android devices

Blade Stunner         

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2015      Views: 5028   
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.

GRAPHISOFT releases BIMx Docs for Android

Type: News       Published: 09-2014      Views: 5020   
Description: GRAPHISOFT has released its award-winning BIM presentation app, BIMx Docs, for Android phones and tablets on the Google Play store.

Free and Easy         

Type: Review       Published: 03-2015      Views: 4968   
Description: David Chadwick looks at the concept of free-form creation using Vectorworks’ amazing set of modelling tools.

Enhanced Utilities

Type: Review       Published: 07-2013      Views: 4945   
Description: Bentley Systems releases Bentley Utilities Designer for designing and managing electric, gas, water and wastewater utility networks. Together with Roadworks Online and Intelligent Trench, utilities are becoming more BIM-oriented by the day

Professional Method         

Type:       Published: 01-2019      Views: 4940   
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.

A model of efficiency

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2013      Views: 4909   
Description: Vectorworks Architect 2013 aids Jonathan Reeves Architecture in remote project work

Hyperloop meets BIM         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2017      Views: 4856   
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

Offshore acquisition for Bentley

Type: News       Published: 11-2013      Views: 4806   
Description: Bentley has acquired the MOSES software business from Ultramarine, Inc.

Shared Hypermodels         

Type: Review       Published: 03-2015      Views: 4793   
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: 4741   
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: 4707   
Description: Create visualisations and 3D immersion in real-time with Twinmotion 2015

You’ve got mail managed

Type: Review       Published: 05-2015      Views: 4672   
Description: Mail Manager 6.1 from Oasys turns the traditional chore of email handling into a productive management tool.

New BIM Academy training course provides

Type: News       Published: 09-2014      Views: 4664   
Description: A new course which enables SMBs and architects practices to experience building information modelling (BIM) in a real-life collaborative environment is among the courses being offered by one of the Autodesk Authorised Training Centre’s (ATC); the BIM Academy.

Distilling the essence

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2013      Views: 4605   
Description: AECOM has utilised Autodesk's BIM software to complete the construction of Scotland's largest whisky distillery - winning the company sustainable design awards in the process

Autodesk to acquire Graitec Solutions

Type: News       Published: 09-2013      Views: 4586   
Description: Autodesk is to acquire Graitec's Advance Steel and Advance Concrete, and the associated R&D teams

Speedy Does It!

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2010      Views: 4582   
Description: Electronic exchange of documents streamlines transaction processing at speedy

A better vision of BIM

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 01-2014      Views: 4582   
Description: Neville Glanville, industry sales director, Bentley Systems, explains why he thinks BIM could be seen as either a business enabler or technology red herring

An ecosystem of innovation         

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4573   
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

Shout Digital Builds Construction App

Type: News       Published: 07-2013      Views: 4564   
Description: Newcastle-based Shout Digital has created an app that allows construction teams to access and amend their project information on the go from their mobile phones and tablet devices

Building relationships

Type: Comment       Published: 11-2013      Views: 4544   
Description: Technology is key to building closer relationships and driving customer retention according to Mark Thompson, CEO of m-hance

BIM to the library?

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2013      Views: 4535   
Description: There's good news for the government's new industrial strategy, as NBS reports a rise in manufacturers going digital via their National BIM Library

Glasgow goes ultra environmental         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2015      Views: 4516   
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.

4Projects on the move

Type: Review       Published: 09-2010      Views: 4494   
Description: 4Projects 3G takes advantage of all the latest social networking tools to keep the construction team working together

New Knowledge Transfer Partnership for Teeside University and Ryder Architecture         

Type: News       Published: 05-2015      Views: 4447   
Description: A North-East architects firm is attracting international clients thanks to a joint research project with Teesside University into cutting edge BIM technology.

Hotel management

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2015      Views: 4438   
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

A Cause for Collaboration

Type: Review       Published: 01-2014      Views: 4434   
Description: A collaboration between IES and Vectorworks puts architects on the right track for BREEAM certification at the very start of a building project, says David Chadwick


Type: Software Focus       Published: 05-2018      Views: 4370   
Description: Bentley's Rail and Transit Infrastructure Lifecycle Solution provides a comprehensive, concept to completion and operation solution for the rail industry

MOJ chooses 4Projects for Level 2 BIM

Type: News       Published: 07-2014      Views: 4338   
Description: The UK's Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has selected 4Projects' 4BIM model server to achieve Level 2 BIM across all their future development projects

Optimum 3D Printing         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2015      Views: 4323   
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.

Warboard strategies         

Type: Review       Published: 11-2017      Views: 4306   
Description: Warboard enables users to marshal the information in model analytical tools in order to track progress on a project

Got my mojo working!

Type: Review       Published: 05-2014      Views: 4301   
Description: 3D Printing enters the mainstream market with support from established CAD printer distributor ArtSystems.

Collaborative BIM

Type: Feature       Published: 05-2014      Views: 4280   
Description: David Chadwick opens proceedings on our Collaborative BIM Round Table, with the first of two articles on the adoption and practicalities of Building Information Modelling.

Hebridean Energy Technology

Type: Review       Published: 01-2014      Views: 4271   
Description: GreenspaceLive, based in Stornoway, develops software that helps architects and engineers simulate future energy use of buildings

AI in Infrastructure

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2019      Views: 4230   
Description: Artificial Intelligence, integrated with Bentley's Reality Modelling, is set to revolutionise the solving of design and process issues within the infrastructure industry

Breakdown at Work!

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2014      Views: 4208   
Description: Bentley launches the first automated Work Packaging solution for the construction industry with its ProjectWise Construction Work Package Server.

Worthing New Pools         

Type: BIM Guide       Published: 09-2013      Views: 4206   
Description: Nemetschek asked the jury in their eighth edition of their user contest 'Inspirations in Engineering' to focus on Open BIM and sustainability

Stru story

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 07-2013      Views: 4200   
Description: Following the division of the 'Stru' Series of structural steel design and management applications, AceCad strengthens its BIM role by bolstering StruM.I.S, its fabrication management solution, with BIMReview and BIMProject

BIM in the Field

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2014      Views: 4196   
Description: Dutch company Van Wijnen uses BIM in the office and Autodesk BIM 360 Field onsite to gain a competitive advantage.

A 15,000 piece glass jigsaw

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2014      Views: 4181   
Description: The power of Digital Prototyping using Autodesk Inventor has enabled 4th Dimensional Façade Solutions to design and construct a 21st century masterpiece, according to key personnel Jason Dent and Peter Crawley. Charles Clarke reports

Skins and things

Type: Review       Published: 05-2013      Views: 4168   
Description: Graphisoft's ArchiCAD 17 introduces some major changes to the way the software works, dramatically enhancing its flexibility, performance and efficiency

Register for Year in Infrastructure 2014

Type: News       Published: 07-2014      Views: 4130   
Description: Registration is now open for Bentley Systems' Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference, which will be held on Nov. 4-6 at the Hilton London Metropole in London

Tables turned!         

Type: News       Published: 03-2015      Views: 4130   
Description: TNB Malaysia recognises excellence in its service providers with an award for Bentley.

Solibri Model Checker

Type:       Published: 01-2012      Views: 4123   
Description: Integrity, Quality, Physical Safety - they are all central to the BIM process

Be Inspired

Type: Review       Published: 01-2013      Views: 4106   
Description: Bentley recently put on a comprehensive programme for Bentley users and the press in Amsterdam. David Chadwick reports

Go with the Flow         

Type: Review       Published: 01-2015      Views: 4086   
Description: Oasys' pedestrian modelling software, MassMotion Flow, is now available for simulating movement in smaller and more dedicated projects.

Selling the Project

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2014      Views: 4079   
Description: How SPG Solar uses TurboSite to connect the customer to the Installation

BIM module version 1.1 released         

Type: News       Published: 05-2015      Views: 4044   
Description: Business Collaborator has released version 1.1 of their BIM Module

NEC3 Contract Manager

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2014      Views: 4042   
Description: With Compliance and Collaboration becoming increasingly important in the construction industry, David Chadwick spoke to 4Projects about the way their NEC3 Contract Manager assisted the process

Crystal BREEAM

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2013      Views: 4020   
Description: Siemens Center for sustainable urban development gets an 'Outstanding' BREEAM award

Top Priority         

Type: Review       Published: 01-2015      Views: 4005   
Description: Priority1 from MCS becomes part of the Information Management Solutions line-up at Viewpoint, as the company evaluates mobile computing issues and opportunities.

The complete package

Type: Review       Published: 11-2014      Views: 4002   
Description: Vectorworks Architect 15 is a significant new iteration of the solution, with plenty of interesting new features, says David Chadwick

ArchiCAD 18 adds cinema 4D rendering

Type: News       Published: 05-2014      Views: 3987   
Description: Graphisoft has announced ArchiCAD 18

Early Learning

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2013      Views: 3985   
Description: The Ladue Early Childhood Education Centre, Missouri, is an interesting project that illustrates the interaction between the varied elements of a BIM project, using Autodesk's Revit Architecture, Revit Structures and Navisworks Manage

ARCHITECT@WORK 2017 - go with the flow         

Type: News       Published: 11-2016      Views: 3979   
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

A barnstorming effort!

Type: Review       Published: 07-2007      Views: 3960   
Description: TurboCAD 14 Pro for Architects is a seriously useful tool that provides a cost-effective and easy-to-use bridge from 2D plan drawings to 3D modelling, writes David Chadwick

BIM there, done that?

Type: Review       Published: 01-2011      Views: 3938   
Description: Construct IT for Business hosted a BIM Comparison event in November that looked at the way different software vendors, and users, viewed Building Information Modelling

Constructive use of the mobile cloud

Type: News       Published: 09-2013      Views: 3910   
Description: Engineering solutions provider, Costain and mobile cloud platform experts Appear have announced the deployment of innovative workforce applications for the construction industry, as part of the MobiCloud project

Derby Wins in Finland         

Type: BIM Guide       Published: 09-2013      Views: 3907   
Description: The power of the data model was used to facilitate the construction of the Derby Business Park, winner of the Finnish Tekla BIM Awards in 2012

The benefits of building twice         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2015      Views: 3890   
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.

Chilling out at John Lewis

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2014      Views: 3833   
Description: John Lewis was able to reduce energy usage at their new store in York by downsizing their Chiller - thanks to IES's Apache HVAC tool.

Nemetschek Vectorworks named headline sponsor for Build New York Live

Type: News       Published: 07-2015      Views: 3832   
Description: Teams from around the world will collaborate in a 48-hour virtual, openBIM design competition on September 21, 2015

Enter the G-Cloud

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 01-2014      Views: 3831   
Description: The supply of IT services to public bodies has taken some knocks in recent years, but the recent G-Cloud Framework, which has just selected 4Projects as one of its suppliers, looks set to anchor future public procurement in a comprehensive and secure selection, purchasing and operating environment

Progressive Assurance for Doha Metro

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2014      Views: 3810   
Description: Qatar Rail partners with Comply Serve to deliver Progressive Assurance across one of the world's largest rail infrastructure programmes, the Qatar Long Distance GCC Network, Doha Metro & Lusail Light Rail Programmes.

Perfect Pour Planning

Type: Review       Published: 03-2014      Views: 3802   
Description: The focus of Tekla Structures 20 for Concrete Contractors moves on from the why and how of modelling accurate In-situ concrete pours to improved planning and management, says David Chadwick

Bridging the training gap

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2014      Views: 3791   
Description: Does one size fit all when you need training? Who would tell you how to take Autodesk Inventor models into Revit? Graham Mansfield - Business Development Manager at Micro Concepts Ltd, believes their customer-oriented training courses provide optimum solutions for all

Going Underground         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2015      Views: 3781   
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.

Hearts of Oak

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2014      Views: 3774   
Description: The successful design of oak framed buildings relies just as much on the use of advanced architectural software, like Vectorworks, as any other building, says Jasper Emanuel of EmanuelHendry.

Sign of the times

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2014      Views: 3760   
Description: Signing off construction documents adds unnecessary time and opportunities for fraud in the construction industry, says Ronan Lavelle, the UK Country Manager for ARX

Free BIM software for students

Type: News       Published: 09-2013      Views: 3755   
Description: Tekla is offering students the opportunity to download Tekla Structures Learning edition, a free student license of the BIM software

The sky’s the limit!

Type: Review       Published: 01-2015      Views: 3750   
Description: Vectorworks Cloud Services keeps drawings synchronised on and off-site.

On-site insights

Type: Review       Published: 01-2014      Views: 3721