Revit 2021

What's New in Revit 2021

Autodesk has just released the 2021 version of Revit, and Dan Stine, architect, author, and Revit expert, returns to tell us about the many new features in this release including slanted walls, linked images and PDFs, Generative Design in Revit, BIM 360 Design servers in Europe, and worksharing changes for MEP systems.


AEC (Technology) in the Time of Coronavirus

In the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic, this article highlights the impact of the crisis on the AEC industry so far, the response to it from AEC technology, and how it might change the nature of our industry in terms of what gets built and how.


BIM for FM at UCSF

This article provides an overview of how the BIM-FM integration was done on the new UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) Medical Center in Mission Bay. The effort has taken years, but it is finally ready and in use in the real-life operation and maintenance of the hospital.


Firm Profile: SGA

SGA, an architecture and planning firm recently recognized by Fast Company as one of the most innovative firms in the world for the use of BIM in its Virtual Design and Construction approach, shares its perspective on AEC technology in this Firm Profile.

VendorHub News

  • MailManager: The 2020 State of AEC Project Management Research Report reveals the ‘why’ of projects is in your inbox. >>
  • ALLPLAN Presents Update of its Fully Integrated 4D BIM Solution for Bridges. >>
  • TonicDM webinar on April 30: An open discussion on the current and future state of BIM 360 in design firms. >>
  • To Support Infrastructure Engineering Ecosystems Working from Home, Bentley Systems Opens Up Full Access to ProjectWise 365 and Waives Subscription Fees through September 30. >>
  • Ideate Software Tools Help WRNS Studio Solve Revit Challenges and Save Time. >>
  • Deltek Guide: Digital Transformation and the Evolution of Information Management. >>
  • ARCHVISTA webinar on April 19: Renovation with BIM | 2D & 3D Management. >>
  • Microsol Resources webinar on April 21: Advance Steel and Revit Workflow. >>
  • Solibri webinar on April 28: Solibri ASSIST, Solibri Anywhere - working in isolation. >>
  • IES sign pledge with Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction. >>
  • Webinar on April 29: How to better understand the economic evolution of your project with TeamSystem CPM. >>
  • Trial version of Artlantis 2020. >>
  • Newforma Announces the Release of Newforma Project Center v12.3. >>
  • AGi32: Practice Woodshedding during COVID-19. >>
  • Just out - New version BIMcollab Cloud: Connected Plan with BIM 360 Docs integration. >>
  • GRAPHISOFT expands BIMcloud as a Service to Global Availability and Offers Users Free 60-Day Emergency Access. >>
  • 3D Repo Win Mayor of London's Civic Innovation Challenge with 3D Solution for Planning. >>
  • The Wild Provides Architects and Environmental Designers With a Virtual Space to Work Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic. >>
  • 4MCAD: The Smart Alternative to AutoCAD.>>

Infurnia: Cloud-based Architecture and Interior Design

AEC Technology: Hits and Misses

Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference

Layer: Capturing and Organizing Building Data

Rhino Inside Revit

Data Management with Navistools for Navisworks

Project Profile: Jewel Changi

LEGION and the Technology of Pedestrian Simulation

From the Archives

Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley: Case Study of an IPD Project

While IPD is still more of a goal than a reality for most of the AEC industry, there are a few ground-breaking projects that are already using this new collaboration and delivery method. This case study explores one such project.

CORENET e-PlanCheck: Singapore's Automated Code Checking System

This article provides an overview of the CORENET project—an initiative that was launched in 1995 in Singapore to "propel the construction and real estate sector into the new millennium"—and takes an in-depth look at its automated code checking module, e-PlanCheck.

Labor-Productivity Declines in the Construction Industry: Causes and Remedies (Another Look)

In this article, Dr. Paul Teicholz takes another look to see what, if any, changes in labor productivity can be detected from the national statistics about the industry.

The IFC Building Model: A Look Under the Hood

A broad overview of the IFC model without delving too deeply into its technicalities, intended to provide a better understanding of it to the AEC practitioner interested in interoperability.