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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.

Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference

This article discusses the main AEC-specific technology updates that were shared at the recent Autodesk University and also provides a brief overview of some of the third-party products that were exhibited at the event, including IdeateApps, ElumTools, The Wild, and Newforma.

Solibri's New Product Family

Earlier this summer, Solibri, the leading model-checking application, dramatically extended its scope and reach by introducing four different versions of its product, bringing its powerful model-checking, quality control, and quality assurance capabilities to different types of users across the AEC spectrum.

AEC Technology Updates, 2019

Earlier this summer, Solibri, the leading model-checking application, dramatically extended its scope and reach by introducing four different versions of its product, bringing its powerful model-checking, quality control, and quality assurance capabilities to different types of users across the AEC spectrum.

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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.