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

3D printing is causing a stir in industrial design and engineering circles, but how can it help AEC professionals who don’t want to take the technology in-house? AEC Magazine looks at how bureau services can model projects down to the finest detail.

ImageThirty-five experts from Unger Steel Group used Tekla’s BIM software to plan, produce and assemble the diamond trusses of the partially transparent roof of the Vienna Central Railway Station. Now when the trains arrive at the station, passengers see the first glimpse of the city through the roof.

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

ImageA good all-round CAD workstation with a brand new Nvidia GPU.

ImageAn excellent all round mobile workstation ideal for CAD on the go.

ImageControl your workstation remotely with a new graphics card from AMD that melds a professional GPU with dedicated PC-over-IP (PCoIP) technology

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

ImageThree advanced input devices for your workstaion

ImageA very high-end CAD/BIM workstation with graphics primed for design viz

ImageA beautifully engineered mobile workstation ideal for mainstream CAD/BIM

ImageThe most compact dual processor Xeon workstation we have ever seen

ImageA beautifully engineered mainstream CAD/BIM

ImageThis compact box of tricks has one role and one role only. To process network rendering jobs, leaving your single CPU workstation free to get on with other tasks.

ImageA very high-end CAD/BIM workstation with graphics primed for design viz

ImageWith the development of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is there still a need for a lead consultant on a build?

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

ImageMultidisciplinary consultancy Stopford Projects uses 100-year-old drawings to help create an intelligent 3D model of structural inspection survey results.

ImageFrom planning the London 2012 Olympics site to the regeneration of a Tyneside toffee factory.

ImageStill pondering the path to Building Information Modelling (BIM)? Or already on the path and need some advice? There’s a new BIM conference for Revit users in Holland.

ImageEvery year London plays host to Ecobuild, a show that proves that sustainable building design isn’t just lip service in the UK

Image...or why your CAD manager should not be in charge of your BIM strategy...

ImageKevin Lea, BIM business development manager at CSC, shares his personal view on the pivotal role the structural engineer plays in the BIM process.

ImageAutodesk’s annual BIM conference is one of the more intense sessions covering the adoption of Building Information Modelling in the UK. This year proved no exception.

ImageIn November 2012 Bentley Systems held its annual meeting for press and customers in Amsterdam to celebrate its Be Inspired gala awards. AEC Magazine attended to cover the latest technology developments.

ImageIn 2012, Graitec’s AutoCAD-based structural steel detailing software, Advance Steel, was made available as a standalone application. For 2013, the developer has turned its attention to workflow and productivity

ImageScandinavian software developer, Solibri brings BIM model quality into focus with its powerful rules-based checking and auditing tool.

ImageThere are now many reasons to include tablet computers in your practice. Autodesk’s latest application is free and allows the capture of ideas wherever inspiration hits

ImageChoosing a Building Information Modelling (BIM) consultancy can be a daunting task. AEC magazine looks at the pros and cons of independent advice.