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Image BIM has improved information sharing on construction projects, but, as Newforma’s Tim Bates argues, there are still many areas where information fails to flow at all.

Image Will NBS’ newly-launched BIM Object Standard document help provide the confidence in downloadable content the AEC industry so desperately needs?

Image Iain Miskimmin outlines the challenges that continue to face construction companies’ mobile technology adoption and offers guidance on the best way to achieve true end-to-end asset visibility.

Image Michael McCullen from Asta Development explains why successful Building Information Modelling implementation needs project scheduling software and process transformation, backed up by a tailored BIM education programme

Image CSC’s BIM expert, Kevin Lea, discusses why many SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) have been slower to adopt BIM than large structural consulting firms, and explores how they can immediately benefit from Structural BIM

Image The CyArk 500 Challenge aims to digitally capture 500 global heritage structures in 3D, with the help of partners Autodesk, Faro, Leica and others.

Image How can firms take the first steps towards applying big data methodologies in their AECO practices?

Image Without well-organised, comprehensive and connected content the opportunities available with BIM will not be achieved.

ImageWhy manufacturers have a huge part to play in Building Information Modelling.

ImageWith the transition from 2D to 3D, from dumb symbols to intelligent objects, content becomes even more important.

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.

ImageSmartGeometry provides an environment in which to experiment with the latest technologies, from computational design to laser scanning. This year delivered its usual eclectic mix of workshops and talks, ranging from the practical to the surreal.

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

ImageIn October the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) held its second annual BIM conference. The mix of presentations, panel discussions and roundtables promoted some healthy debate into the future of Building Information Modelling for infrastructure.

ImageOundle Group Managing Director Joe Croser considers an online subscription that analyses and benchmarks AEC software-user skills to help companies develop competitive advantage

ImageClear communication throughout the build process is essential, whether a domestic or commercial contract.

ImageThe potential of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is vast, but most UK design and construction companies are at the early stages of use. Beyond eliminating waste and lessening re-work, BIM can offer more systemic benefits for teams concerned with sustainability in buildings, writes Sarah Graham, UK sales manager, Integrated Environment Solutions.

ImageRegular AEC Magazine contributor, Rob Jamieson, shares his frustrations as a string of delays to his house extension could have been avoided with good use of drawings and 3D models.

ImageMonaco was once again the hub of the European visualisation and simulation industry at Imagina 2011, writes Stephen Holmes.

ImageLast year saw the launch of the AEC (UK) BIM Standard for Revit. At its first anniversary, we take a look at how the standard has been received in the market.