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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.

Rhino Inside Revit

This article explores the new Rhino.Inside Revit add-in, which allows Rhino and Grasshopper to be used for design scripting in Revit as an alternative to Dynamo. It also takes a broader look at the area of design scripting in AEC, particularly in other BIM applications.

AEC Technology: Hits and Misses

This article starts 2020 by looking back at the last two decades and summarizes which applications have stood the test of time and which did not make it. It is based on my own experience of being in the AEC technology industry for over 15 years.

LEGION and the Technology of Pedestrian Simulation

Given that human behavior is far from predictable, how does pedestrian simulation actually work? This article looks at several applications in the field and delves deeper into LEGION, which Bentley just acquired.

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From the AECbytes 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.