Technology

Image Using robots to bend, shape and fold sheet metal is adding freedom to architectural façade designs. Stephen Holmes visits Robofold and becomes transfixed by robotic origami.

Image In 2012 Autodesk launched ReCap, a platform for the growing reality capture market. Since then, the company has expanded its capabilities, added a layer of cloud services and recruited third party developers.

Image Will Norton, structural engineer at McElroy consulting engineers and project managers, explains how Structural BIM has revolutionised the way McElroy undertakes design projects.

Image Stefan Larson, founder and CEO of BIMobject explains the process and benefits of representing manufacturers’ products as BIM components

Image Hensel Phelps relies on Tekla BIMsight for coordination, communication and simulating construction, using BIM models instead of drawings.

Image From 2016 UK firms working on government projects will be required to deliver data-rich models, drawings and asset information in an open digital format called COBie. AEC uncovers some of BIM’s dirty little secrets

Image American independent university Roger Williams University (RWU), based in Rhode Island, has a well-established architecture course that fosters rigorous technical and design curricula alongside a well-rounded liberal arts foundation.

Image Bentley is taking a measured approach to cloud services, allowing its users to set their own pace as they embrace data mobility, simulation and flexible licensing

Image On a visit to Autodesk’s headquarters in downtown San Francisco, we quizzed the company’s AEC development team on near and long-term development plans and got some candid answers.

Image BIMobject is building a reputation for free ‘real world’ BIM components of consistent quality.

ImageBentley Systems recently released OpenRoads, an umbrella technology that forms the backbone to its civil design tools. Greg Corke caught up with Bentley’s Ron Gant and Bob Mankowski to find out more about the key features

Image The second installment of this two-part guide goes into greater detail on Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows, when a model progresses from concept to construction and facilities management. We cover the benefits and implications of adopting BIM, including changes to teams and workflows.

Image Stephen Holmes looks at how to take the 3D print process in-house.

ImageWhat is Building Information Modelling and is it relevant to me? This is a question asked by many in today

ImageStuck in their old ways and reluctant to invest, quantity surveyors are missing out on the rich data benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

ImageRich data from wireless sensor technologies is helping track energy performance in sustainable construction and retrofitting initiatives.

ImageSouth Korean model making bureau Modelzium turned to 3D printing to produce higher quality models, and cut production costs by 30%-50%.

ImageCloud-based collaboration specialist 4Projects recently added ‘BIM’ support to its range of services. The new technology delivers a suite of BIM viewing, adata management tools

ImageCAD users should sit up and take notice. A Solid State Drive could be the most important workstation purchase you make this year, writes Greg Corke

ImageA well planned content management strategy is essential for BIM-ready organisations, writes Nick Harris from design technology supplier and consultancy CADline