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Serpentine designs bring summer touch of magic
In tandem with the 16th Pavilion in 2016, the Serpentine Galleries has expanded its ...

Merger to create 'World Market Leader'
Aconex, provider of a leading cloud and mobile collaboration platform for the global construction industry, is to acquire ...

'Evolving' City House design unveiled
Commercial property developer Bruntwood has unveiled design plans for 'City House'...

Lofty solution for Brazil's tallest building
Located in the fastest growing business region of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the WTorre ...

Zero Bills home energises market
Zero Bills has a bold ambition: to make home energy bills obsolete

Guiding light tackles indoor air quality
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a design accessory for monitoring the indoor air ...

Approved documents in the spotlight
NBS Research has been conducting a survey on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local ...

Tender is the site for construction
TenderSpace is a newly-launched web based suite of tools developed for anyone involved in...

Online BIM library opens for business
Progman has launched a free browsing library available at www.magicloud.com

Sheffield Uni Heartspace gets go-ahead
Bond Bryan's latest project for the University of Sheffield has just received planning...

Tekla delivers concrete results
Max Frank Ltd, part of a leading international group which designs, manufactures and...

MakerBot and Stratasys partnership
MakerBot and Stratasys have announced a sales partnership program that allows both companies to...

Property pioneer receives top honours
An award-winning property professional who became the first woman to hold a top construction...

Site diary app for contract engineers
The need for accurate and comprehensive records documenting a project's progress are...

Digital approval for CAD documents
The newly released SEAL Systems provides digital approval processes for CAD documentation

ARES map delivers hybrid CAD and GIS
Graebert GmbH has announced ARES Map, the latest addition to the company's growing...

AluK to open London design studio
AluK (GB) is continuing its business expansion with the launch of the AluK...

Industry prepares for 2016 BIM mandate
A joint initiative between the Construction Products Association (CPA), ...

Informing flood risk assessment
Aerial photography and detaiiled 3D height models are being used to assess...

Trimble enhances Tekla Tedds 2015
Trimble has announced new features for its Tekla Tedds 2015, ...

Capturing Exeter in 360 degrees
360 degree images captured using a SphereVision specialist recording system are...

Construction workforce goes mobile
A new mobile solution has been specifically developed for the construction sector,...

Getting innovative with Vectorworks
Edited by Jonathan Reeves, Innovative Vectorworks BIM provides llustrated...

Nemetschek Vectorworks and BIMobject sign...
BIMobject will now support Vectorworks native file formats...

English Version of Vectorworks 2016 Design...
More than 100 updates and new features support creative design processes, ...

Excitech attains new Pinnacle
Excitech has launched the productivity platform 'Pinnacle Series' in the UK

Biggest National Park Project Greenlit
Northumberland National Park Authority Members have overwhelmingly approved the decision...

UK Tekla award winners announced
The winners of the tenth annual UK Tekla Awards 2015 have been revealed after a panel of judges...

Below ground BIM objects from Grace
Grace Construction Products has published its first set of BIM standard details and BIM objects...

Bentley acquires e-on software
Bentley Systems has acquired e-on software. Based in Paris, France, e-on is widely acclaimed...

The art of structural design 2015
SCIA and Allplan have revealed the winners of their 2015 The Art in Structural Design contest

Constructive skills management
Liverpool-based technology company, Human Recognition Systems (HRS), have developed MSkills,...

New BIM technology partnership
Nemetschek Vectorworks and BIMobject AB have signed a cooperation agreement to support...

ArtSystems Focus on Innovation Open Days...
Nottingham-based distributor ArtSystems is hosting two open days in September 2015...

Arithmetica harnesses online power of Sketchfab...
Arithmetica is making 3D model project collaboration easier by taking advantage of Sketchfab...

ArtSystems tie up deal with the world leader...
Nottingham-based ArtSystems have been appointed as the UK and Ireland distributor for MakerBot...

Dassault Systèmes developing Virtual Singapore...
Dassault Systèmes is working with the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prime Minister’s Office...

Less than constructive CLC changes?
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has commented on the decision by the Department...

Comprehensive flood map online
Following an agreement between aerial mapping company Bluesky and hazard mapping specialists...

So good they’re building it twice!
Nemetschek Vectorworks has becomes the headline sponsorship of Build New York Live...

Virtual Singapore to become a reality
Dassault Systèmes is working with the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore...

Tedds 2015 for Structural Engineers
Tekla, a Trimble company, has introduced Tedds 2015, a new version of its software for automating...

Pointfuse models head to Sketchfab
Arithmetica is making 3D model project collaboration easier by taking advantage of Sketchfab...

A winning way to preview developments
At the CGarchitect.com Architectural 3D Awards, held in La Coruna, Spain in July, digital communications...

Time to meet your MakerBot in the UK
Nottingham-based ArtSystems have been appointed as the UK and Ireland distributor for MakerBot...

A trio of asta developments
Asta Development has officially released the second version of Asta Powerproject BIM...

ArchiCAD makes rhino connection
Graphisoft has announced a Rhino connection for ArchiCAD

New Knowledge Transfer Partnership...
A North-East architects firm is attracting international clients thanks to a joint research project...

BIM product data templates from icon
The Industrial & Commercial Energy Association (ICOM) has announced the completion of BIM Product...


BIM module version 1.1 released
Business Collaborator has released version 1.1 of their BIM Module


Exertis acquires computers unlimited
Exertis, distributors of IT, communication & home entertainment products, has acquired Computers Unlimited...


Greater point cloud integration for CAD software...
Arithmetica has significantly enhanced its Pointfuse automated point cloud processing software...


Vectorworks Student Design Scholarship
Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc and Computers Unlimited, the UK distributors of Vectorworks, are launching...
GreenSpec move to tackle 'Greenwash'
GreenSpec’s PASS Green Building Products label aims to help design professionals and the...
Talent spotting at the skills show
Is your business future-ready?


Acute3D is Bentley's latest acquisition
Bentley Systems has been on the acquisition trail again (see CAD User, Jan-Feb 2015,...

DEM reveals its GEMM
DEM Solutions has launched the Generic EDEM material model database (GEMM)
HDR | Rice Daubney scoops 5 Design Awards
HDR | Rice Daubney, a GRAPHISOFT client based in Sydney, Australia, has won five prestigious...
2015 Tekla UK awards open for entries
Celebrating its tenth year, the Tekla Awards are now open for entries - continuing to reward the...
Causeway solutions deliver control
Causeway's Tradex eTrading and MyRegister supplier accreditation hosted software solutions...
Show off your skills and expertise
The 2015 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference London Call for Presentations is now open...
New Revu for 2015 from Bluebeam
Bluebeam Software has released Bluebeam Revu 2015, which introduces new features to enable project teams...
A visionary advance in Virtual Reality
Virtalis is now shipping the first new version of its Visionary Render software since it was launched last year
Detailed components for SketchUp
With the release of SketchUp 2015, SketchUp has greatly expanded and improved its standard...

No need to waste time in the offfice
A new in-cab waste management system from Yotta is set to transform the delivery of refuse collection services
A cunning plan for building surveyors
3D Laser Mapping has launched a powerful solution that, the company says, will...

Integrity Software is joining the JDM Technology Group
Bentley acquires UK-based C3global
Bentley Systems has acquired C3global, a U.K.-based provider of web-based Amulet software for operational analytics
Takenaka adopts Graphisoft BIMx Docs
A large-scale purchase agreement has been finalized between Graphisoft and Takenaka Corporation, one of Japan's largest AE...
CityPlanner gets WebGL support
Agency9 has released WebGL publishing support for its web based planning tool CityPlanner
BIMcloud update extends workflow
Graphisoft has released an update to its recently released BIMcloud solution, offering integrated team messaging for mobile devices such as the iPhone/iPad
Cloud service closes performance gap
IES has launched its new Cloud service, ERGON, to enables users of its Virtual Environment (VE) technology to import, manage and interrogate real building profiles or schedules and use them in VE simulations
Support for NBS BIM task group tool
Seven professional bodies covering design, construction, operation and management in the built environment are supporting NBS, part of RIBA Enterprises, in its development of a free-to-use digital BIM tool for the BIM Task Group
Partnership unlocks new technologies
Newcastle and London-based urban designers, landscape architects and masterplanners, Colour, are finding new ways of implementing the latest technology in its work thanks to a partnership with Teesside University
3D laser mapping of earthquake sites
New Zealand based Solutions By Zeal has been using the ZEB1 hand held laser mapping system to survey buildings at risk from earthquakes or in need of restoration or redevelopment
An evening of stress-free design
The London College of Garden Design have announced a new series of courses for the New Year aimed at helping designers and landscapers achieve their New Year business resolutions and achieve stress free projects
GRAPHISOFT releases BIMx Docs for Android
GRAPHISOFT has released its award-winning BIM presentation app, BIMx Docs, for Android phones and tablets on the Google Play store.
New BIM Academy training course...
A new course which enables SMBs and architects practices to experience building information modelling (BIM) in a real-life...
Colortrac launching new large format scanner range...
Nottingham-based ArtSystems and their partner Colortrac will soon be launching a new range of wide format scanners into the UK market.
Stratasys to showcase 3D printing in September
Stratasys, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of 3D printers, and a number of their Idea Series resellers are to hold a series of 3D printing showcase events in September...
Sky’s the limit for new DEFRA deal
Aerial mapping companies Getmapping and Bluesky have been awarded a multi-million pound contract for the supply of geographic...
Nemetschek joins buildingSMART council
Nemetschek, together with Autodesk, Trimble and HOK, has joined buildingSMART International's start-up Strategic Advisory Council (SAC)...
Academy Class gets RIBA CPD approval
Academy Class is now approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects as part of the RIBA CPD Providers Network
Register for Year in Infrastructure 2014
Registration is now open for Bentley Systems' Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference, which will be held on Nov. 4-6...
Robert Woodhead selects Union Square
Robert Woodhead Limited delivers public and private construction projects across a range of sectors, including conservation, refurbishment and repairs...
Leading CAE provider adds to UK team
CAE solutions provider EPLAN has made a new addition to its growing UK sales team...
MOJ chooses 4Projects for Level 2 BIM
The UK's Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has selected 4Projects' 4BIM model server to achieve Level 2 BIM across all their future development projects...
Gauging river levels via twitter streams
GaugeMap is Shoothill's take on the Environment Agency's River Levels On the Internet but in GaugeMap, over 2400 river...
Graphisoft ArchiCAD 18 introduces...
Graphisoft has announced ArchiCAD 18. The new release includes CineRender, a brand new render engine with high-end photorealistic rendering capabilities...
New Artlantis plug-in for Rhino 5 users
Abvent has made a new export plug-in from Rhinoceros 3D version 5 to Artlantis 5 available to download at www.artlantis.com...
COINS wins Queen's Award for enterprise
Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade in recognition of their substantial growth in overseas earnings ...
Rugged handhelds hit the road
The rugged handheld computers from manufacturer Juniper Systems will be on show for the first time at a UK event...
Ready for take-off at Terminal 2
Terminal 2, Heathrow Airport's new passenger terminal which opens to the public on 4 June, will feature one of Europe's...
A Signal Improvement
Hatch Mott MacDonald Enhances Collaboration and Reduces Risk during Rail Signal Design using...
Along the Right Lines
A team was set up by Atkins and O'Rourke to explore the processes involved in the...

LifeCycle Tower ONE
Dassault Systèmes is developing Smart Facility Solutions based on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, ...
GPS assisted Tagging
McGee has won the National Federation of Demolition Contractors Corporate Innovation Award 2016 for its...
BIM Unbound
The recent Build New York Live awards recognised BIM Unlimited for Best use of...

Essentially Affordable Living
CONJECT’s information management package, conjectPC, proves a 'game changer' for Essential Living, ...
The art of structural engineering
The highlight of January's Lumiere London Festival for any self respecting engineer was...

StruSoft proves a towering success
The 34 Storey Victoria Tower in Stockholm has been designed using StruSoft FEM-Design

The BIM factor
BIM was used extensively during the design of the new Waste Water Treatment Plant...

Of all the markets in all the World...
Hungary's A4 Studio has won the World Architecture Community's Award in the Public...
Learning curves
Thrayle house and Thomas Gainsborough School, Suffolk, provided ideal projects for...

Manchester Victoria Station
Here we showcase two BIM projects from Tekla. The first focuses on Severfield UK, who...
John Lewis New Home Hub Store
Tekla Structures and BIMsight were also utilised in a project to design a new style of store...
I wandered lonely as a Cloud…
With apologies to Wordsworth and thanks to the use of Nomad as a mobile tool for...

Plastic in the microwave
A break-through technology, whose development relies on Autodesk software, ...

Good Vibrations
The Shanghai Disney theme park used Oasys GSA software to analyse the unique structures...
Early Detailing
Fitzpatrick Engineering Group uses BIM to shorten construction time for steel buildings...

Reviving faded glories
DGVault faces up to the challenge of digitising and archiving ancient and varied architectural documents...
Much more than the project filing cabinet
CONJECT has been selected by HB Reavis for document control and mobile inspections...
Fit for a King's Court
Waterman Group chooses Scandinavian quality from StruSoft to design the concrete elements...

A Smart Solution
CSCS smart cards are helping McGee's to improve efficiency and safety by revolutionising...

A World Cup winner
Graphisoft provided a perfect pitch for stadium design in Brazil with ArchiCAD, one that was quickly...

Geometrically Nonlinear Structures...
Modern lightweight structures, whether in fabric, cable, timber, concrete or stone, are nonlinear...

Putting the roar of the crowd to the test
Simulation specialists ESSS have used ANSYS Multiphysics to test wind and other factors...

Blade Stunner
SimpsonHaugh and Partners used Generative Design to shape their One Blackfriars tower....

Online Bookings
The Challenge for AECOM was to deliver a high quality hotel refit on time....

Got the World Twinmotion
Create visualisations and 3D immersion in real-time with Twinmotion 2015

Tables turned!
TNB Malaysia Recognises Excellence in Its Service Providers

The benefits of building twice
For a project as complex as HS2, with its political, environmental and public issues being of...

Going Underground
Dassault Systèmes' CAE and FEA is being used for the Bond Street Station Upgrade, demonstrating the amazing complexity...

BIM in the Field
Dutch company Van Wijnen uses BIM in the office and Autodesk BIM 360 Field onsite to gain a competitive advantage.

Searching for ET
The new Five hundred metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), built using Bentley software, wowed attendees at Bentley's Infrastructure Conference. David Chadwick reports.

Progressive Assurance for Doha Metro
Qatar Rail partners with Comply Serve to deliver Progressive Assurance across one of the world's largest rail infrastructure programmes, the Qatar Long Distance GCC Network, Doha Metro & Lusail Light Rail Programmes

Real-time snagging
conjectMI provides an onsite snagging management tool that speeds up the identification, reporting and rectification of defects, enabling critical projects to be delivered with 200% savings on time and within budget

Hearts of Oak
The successful design of oak framed buildings relies just as much on the use of advanced...

Building Studio
Building Studio uses Bentley software to deliver exceptional, large-scale projects with AECOsim...

Devon developed
Jonathan Reeves of JRA and Justin Watts of Peregrine Mears Architects Ltd. (PMA) explain how BIM was used to...
Material world
Art Systems, distributors of Stratasys Printers, have worked with Materialise to produce usable 3D models of building components...
A 15,000 piece glass jigsaw
The power of Digital Prototyping using Autodesk Inventor has enabled 4th Dimensional Façade Solutions to design and construct a 21st century masterpiece
The Happiness Quotient
MSPS used CFD to test the natural ventilation system at Birmingham's new multi-purpose library, looking at, amongst the usual factors...
Model looks
Looking at the very first sketches by Frank Gehry for Fondation Louis Vuitton, a new museum of contemporary art...
Chilling out at John Lewis
John Lewis was able to reduce energy usage at their new store in York by downsizing their Chiller - thanks to IES's Apache HVAC tool
The real cost of rebar
Celsa Steel Service used Tekla Structures to enhance its reinforcement production

Bending Glass
Robert Partington & Partners used GenerativeComponents and Bentley Architecture to prove to contractors that Park House..
World in motion
Oasys Software's MassMotion delivers 3D crowd simulation that’s scalable for projects of all sizes

Selling the Project
How SPG Solar uses TurboSite to connect the customer to the Installation
Reclaiming Pollokshaws
Water is the defining component of several Urban Infrastructure projects undertaken by AECOM and Collective Architecture..
The Complete Works
To really get to grips with the latest version of Vectorworks, David Chadwick decided to embark on a personal project from scratch...
The Hammers X
It’s Hammers time once again!...


X marks the spot!
The Hammers X are gradually appearing on the horizon!...

A Legendary Release
Bluebeam Revu 2016 automates the update of legends for easier understanding of page...
Catching up with SketchUp
The latest release of the popular SketchUp's modelling tool - SketchUp Pro 2016 - improves...
Tekla Structures 2016
Tekla Structures users were recently given a sneak preview of the features likely to be...
Twinmotion 2016
Twinmotion provides ARCHICAD users with the ability to deliver high quality animation and...
Bringing it all together
You can create a single federated model to handle design, construction and Facilities Management using Sitedesk, ...
A greater degree of Insight
Autodesk's Insight 360 adds another dimension to the company’s range of...
CONNECTing with reality
One of the highlights of Bentley’s 2015 Year in Infrastructure Conference was...
Meet your MakerBot
Acquired a couple of years ago by Stratasys, MakerBot 3D printers are one of...
Adoddle to work with
Asite's Adoddle justly earns recognition as a total \'back-office\' or off-site ...
Scan to Go!
Colortrac's new portable scanner, the SmartLF Scan!, is being hailed...
It’s Flow time!
Flow provides a simple calculation and simulation tool that takes the hard work,...
Concurrent collaboration
The latest version of Tekla Structures focuses on model sharing, allowing engineers...
BIMx PRO
Graphisoft's BIMX, supplied with ARCHICAD, is a handy model viewing device. ...
Arcon Evo
Next-gen architectural visualisation software from Elecosoft...
Predicting the future of design
Due for release in June, ArchiCAD 19 is taking a giant leap forward in BIM performance...
You’ve got mail managed
Mail Manager 6.1 from Oasys turns the traditional chore of email handling into...
The 5th dimension of 3D modelling
Asta Development brings Bidcon BIM to the UK, adding cost estimation to its popular Asta...
PDF Collaboration
The paperless workflow has taken another couple of giant steps forward with the Bluebeam
Shared Hypermodels
BIM project sharing becomes easier with a BIMx update that simplifies the licensing system
Free and Easy
David Chadwick describes the free-form concept creation, using Vectorworks’ amazing...
Ahead in the cloud
Conject tools support PIM (Project Information Management) and the AIM...
Go with the Flow
Oasys' pedestrian modelling software, MassMotion Flow, is now available for....
Top Priority
Priority1 from MCS becomes part of the Information Management Solutions line-up at Viewpoint,...
The sky’s the limit!
Vectorworks Cloud Services keeps drawings synchronised on and off-site
Try Me in 3D!
Take advantage of the ArtSystems offer to try out a 3D printer before you buy one!...
Bringing construction planning to life
Asta Powerproject BIM gives Project Managers the 4D planning tools they really need, says David Chadwick...
The view from the top
EIZO's FlexScan series of monitors are ideally suited to the increasing demands of CAD users...
Scan-Copy-Print
Wide format printers still figure extensively in the CAD and GIS markets. To this end, Epson has enhanced the capabilities of two printers...
The complete package
Vectorworks Architect 15 is a significant new iteration of the solution, with plenty of interesting new features, says David Chadwick
Smart Work
The latest large format scanners from Colortrac, the SmartLF SG range, provide enhanced performance and quality...
Wiring Up
EPLAN's Electric P8 offers engineers a software solution that automates the most time consuming...
BIM for Clients
Benedict Wallbank of Smart BIM Solutions explains why clients should be as interested...
NBS Plugin for Autodesk Revit
We take a look at the new NBS plugin for Revit and how it is helping users change the way...
When shutdown is not an option
Oasys MassMotion, the crowd simulation application that plots the movement of thousands...
Freedom of expression
Tekla Structures is rapidly becoming a comprehensive tool for the design and fabrication...
Groundbreaking Technology
Linking infrastructure models to earth movers allows road and rail contractors to save...
YellowJacket
Compliance, with its ever increasing levels of H&S and other regulations, is simplified...
Coping with COBie
The COBie Toolkit for Revit automatically generates COBie worksheets from a Revit data model...
Digging beneath the surface
Bentley Systems launches its Subsurface Utility Engineering application - SUE - to assist utilities...
The BIM Viewpoint
4Projects by Viewpoint has been accumulating information about the current penetration of BIM within the AEC industry...
Ahead in the Cloud
GRAPHISOFT's BIMcloud gets a head start in BIM collaboration via the cloud thanks to its tried and tested BIM Server utility...
4BIM
4Projects by Viewpoint adds 4BIM to its Cloud-based Enterprise Collaboration solutions, providing the prospect of real savings ...
The Art of 3D Printing
3D Printing enters the mainstream market with support from established CAD printer distributor ArtSystems...
BIM? It's Adoddle
Facilitating the way people talk together - that's the focus of Asite's Adoddle, a Corporate Collaboration solution...
The fine art of printing
Epson uses 'monozukuri' - the art and science of manufacturing - to produce its latest range of PrecisionCore Technology-based CAD...
Avoiding email overload
The Construction industry can prepare for BIM and preempt email overload problems with Mail Manager from Oasys...
Bringing BIM to life with IFC
Sanjeev Shar, CEO at GroupBC, looks at alternative delivery solutions for BIM - ...

Revit in the Cloud
Autodesk has expanded the availability of its cloud-based collaboration service for Revit, ...

The force waiting to be unleashed
thinkBIM believes it’s high time to deal with the elephant in the room: the skills shortage

ConstructSim
Bentley's Advanced Work Packaging, a feature of ConstructSim, is the key to successful...
The Cube
Achieving BIM Level 2 using Vectorworks was recently demonstrated by taking architects...

Structurally Sound
Tekla is renamed as Trimble, as it transitions to the Trimble brand

Ahead of the crowd
Oasys MassMotion 8.0 takes crowd simulation modelling and visualisation to new levels, ...

I wandered lonely as a Cloud
With apologies to Wordsworth and thanks to the use of Nomad as a mobile tool for...

Getting your Assets in gear
Managing major assets using Bentley's AssetWise provides rigorous total asset management...

Single source data management
CONJECT sets out to David Chadwick how customers can make cost and efficiency improvements...

Vectorworks 2016
The latest release of Vectorworks debuts some useful (and fun!) new features, says David Chadwick

A Why you’ll learn to love COBie
Ben Wallbank (BIM Strategy Manager) and John Adams (BIM Product Manager) at Viewpoint Construction...

A Vectorworks Goody Bag!
All the best parties end with a goody bag, and the Vectorworks Design Summit was no different...

A Vectorworks takeaway
All the best parties end with a goody bag and the 2015 Vectorworks Design...

Optimum 3D Printing
You can make a rational choice and get up to £1,000 off a new Stratasys 3D desktop...

Glasgow goes Ultra Environmental
Glasgow City Council, with the help of IES, has embarked on a couple of environmental projects...

BIM Toolkit
Time for BIM users to go it alone - with the help, of course, of NBS and its new Digital Toolkit...

Total Immersion
Digital creativity experts, Soluis, have extended their virtual and augmented reality capabilities with two new acquisitions...
Breakdown at Work!
Bentley launches the first automated Work Packaging solution for the construction industry with its ProjectWise...
Cities - machines for living
Frederic Dot, Global Industry Development Director, Dassault Systèmes, looks at the effects of digitally modelling ...
Sign of the times
Signing off construction documents adds unnecessary time and opportunities for fraud in the construction industry...
Fail to plan, plan to fail
Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager at 4Projects by Viewpoint, highlights the importance

BIM Implementation
By Bob Garrett, Marketing Director, Excitech Ltd


Toasted!
I was going to do something entirely predictable and boring for this month's Comment, ...
Efficient solutions
There is an emphasis in this issue on improving project efficiency, which is covered in a...
Bring on the machines!
There was a time when the construction industry, and architects in particular, where...

Information Overload
I hereby lay claim to having been the first person to use the term Information Overload!

Introduction
The utilisation of BIM grows apace - By David Chadwick, Editor, CAD User
A Signal Improvement
Hatch Mott MacDonald Enhances Collaboration and Reduces Risk during Rail Signal Design using...
Bringing BIM to life with IFC
Sanjeev Shar, CEO at GroupBC, looks at alternative delivery solutions for BIM - ...

A Legendary Release
Bluebeam Revu 2016 automates the update of legends for easier understanding of page...
Along the Right Lines
A team was set up by Atkins and O'Rourke to explore the processes involved in the...

Revit in the Cloud
Autodesk has expanded the availability of its cloud-based collaboration service for Revit, ...

LifeCycle Tower ONE
Dassault Systèmes is developing Smart Facility Solutions based on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, ...
GPS assisted Tagging
McGee has won the National Federation of Demolition Contractors Corporate Innovation Award 2016 for its...
Catching up with SketchUp
The latest release of the popular SketchUp's modelling tool - SketchUp Pro 2016 - improves...
Tekla Structures 2016
Tekla Structures users were recently given a sneak preview of the features likely to be...
The force waiting to be unleashed
thinkBIM believes it’s high time to deal with the elephant in the room: the skills shortage

Twinmotion 2016
Twinmotion provides ARCHICAD users with the ability to deliver high quality animation and...
BIM Unbound
The recent Build New York Live awards recognised BIM Unlimited for Best use of...

Serpentine designs bring summer touch of magic
In tandem with the 16th Pavilion in 2016, the Serpentine Galleries has expanded its ...

Merger to create 'World Market Leader'
Aconex, provider of a leading cloud and mobile collaboration platform for the global construction industry, is to acquire ...

'Evolving' City House design unveiled
Commercial property developer Bruntwood has unveiled design plans for 'City House'...

Lofty solution for Brazil's tallest building
Located in the fastest growing business region of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the WTorre ...

Zero Bills home energises market
Zero Bills has a bold ambition: to make home energy bills obsolete

Guiding light tackles indoor air quality
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a design accessory for monitoring the indoor air ...

Approved documents in the spotlight
NBS Research has been conducting a survey on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local ...

ConstructSim
Bentley's Advanced Work Packaging, a feature of ConstructSim, is the key to successful...

Efficient solutions
There is an emphasis in this issue on improving project efficiency, which is covered in a...

Essentially Affordable Living
CONJECT’s information management package, conjectPC, proves a 'game changer' for...

Evolution of an Industry
We asked Kenny Ingram, Director of Construction at IFS, to let us know what he...

The Cube
Achieving BIM Level 2 using Vectorworks was recently demonstrated by taking architects...

The art of structural engineering
The highlight of January's Lumiere London Festival for any self respecting engineer was...

Bringing it all together
You can create a single federated model to handle design, construction and Facilities Management using Sitedesk, ...
StruSoft proves a towering success
The 34 Storey Victoria Tower in Stockholm has been designed using StruSoft FEM-Design

Structurally Sound
Tekla is renamed as Trimble, as it transitions to the Trimble brand

It's BIM up North
Liz Schofield outlines the agenda for the thinkBIM Spring conference, to be held on the...

Tender is the site for construction
TenderSpace is a newly-launched web based suite of tools developed for anyone involved in...

Online BIM library opens for business
Progman has launched a free browsing library available at www.magicloud.com

Sheffield Uni Heartspace gets go-ahead
Bond Bryan's latest project for the University of Sheffield has just received planning...

Tekla delivers concrete results
Max Frank Ltd, part of a leading international group which designs, manufactures and...

MakerBot and Stratasys partnership
MakerBot and Stratasys have announced a sales partnership program that allows both companies to...

Property pioneer receives top honours
An award-winning property professional who became the first woman to hold a top construction...

Site diary app for contract engineers
The need for accurate and comprehensive records documenting a project's progress are...

Digital approval for CAD documents
The newly released SEAL Systems provides digital approval processes for CAD documentation

The BIM factor
BIM was used extensively during the design of the new Waste Water Treatment Plant...

A greater degree of Insight
Autodesk's Insight 360 adds another dimension to the company’s range of environment building...
CONNECTing with reality
One of the highlights of Bentley’s 2015 Year in Infrastructure Conference was its focus on...
Bring on the machines!
There was a time when the construction industry, and architects in particular, where...

Of all the markets in all the World...
Hungary's A4 Studio has won the World Architecture Community's Award in the Public...
Learning curves
Thrayle house and Thomas Gainsborough School, Suffolk, provided ideal projects for...

Meet your MakerBot
Acquired a couple of years ago by Stratasys, MakerBot 3D printers are one of prime movers in...
Ahead of the crowd
Oasys MassMotion 8.0 takes crowd simulation modelling and visualisation to new levels, ...
Manchester Victoria Station
Here we showcase two BIM projects from Tekla. The first focuses on Severfield UK, who...
John Lewis New Home Hub Store
Tekla Structures and BIMsight were also utilised in a project to design a new style of store...
Adoddle to work with
Asite's Adoddle justly earns recognition as a total \'back-office\' or off-site information manager...
I wandered lonely as a Cloud…
With apologies to Wordsworth and thanks to the use of Nomad as a mobile tool for...

ARES map delivers hybrid CAD and GIS
Graebert GmbH has announced ARES Map, the latest addition to the company's growing...

AluK to open London design studio
AluK (GB) is continuing its business expansion with the launch of the AluK...

Industry prepares for 2016 BIM mandate
A joint initiative between the Construction Products Association (CPA), ...

Informing flood risk assessment
Aerial photography and detaiiled 3D height models are being used to assess...

Trimble enhances Tekla Tedds 2015
Trimble has announced new features for its Tekla Tedds 2015, ...

Capturing Exeter in 360 degrees
360 degree images captured using a SphereVision specialist recording system are...
Construction workforce goes mobile
A new mobile solution has been specifically developed for the construction sector,...

Getting innovative with Vectorworks
Edited by Jonathan Reeves, Innovative Vectorworks BIM provides llustrated...

Nemetschek Vectorworks and BIMobject...
BIMobject will now support Vectorworks native file formats

English Version of Vectorworks 2016 Design...
More than 100 updates and new features support creative design processes, enabling professionals...

Scan to Go!
Colortrac's new portable scanner, the SmartLF Scan!, is being hailed as...

Plastic in the microwave
A break-through technology, whose development relies on Autodesk software, could...
The Hammers X
It’s Hammers time once again!


Getting your Assets in gear
Managing major assets using Bentley's AssetWise provides rigorous total asset management...

It’s Flow time!
Flow provides a simple calculation and simulation tool that takes the hard work, and...

Information Overload
I hereby lay claim to having been the first person to use the term Information Overload!

Single source data management
CONJECT sets out to David Chadwick how customers can make cost and efficiency...

Good Vibrations
The Shanghai Disney theme park used Oasys GSA software to analyse the unique...

Concurrent collaboration
The latest version of Tekla Structures focuses on model sharing, allowing engineers...

BIMx PRO
Graphisoft's BIMX, supplied with ARCHICAD, is a handy model viewing device. BIMx PRO...

Vectorworks 2016
The latest release of Vectorworks debuts some useful (and fun!) new features, says David Chadwick

Excitech attains new Pinnacle
Excitech has launched the productivity platform 'Pinnacle Series' in the UK

Biggest National Park Project Greenlit
Northumberland National Park Authority Members have overwhelmingly approved...

UK Tekla award winners announced
The winners of the tenth annual UK Tekla Awards 2015 have been revealed...

Below ground BIM objects from Grace
Grace Construction Products has published its first set of BIM standard details and BIM objects...

Bentley acquires e-on software
Bentley Systems has acquired e-on software. Based in Paris, France, e-on is widely...

The art of structural design 2015
SCIA and Allplan have revealed the winners of their 2015 The Art in Structural Design contest

Constructive skills management
Liverpool-based technology company, Human Recognition Systems (HRS), have developed MSkills...

New BIM technology partnership
Nemetschek Vectorworks and BIMobject AB have signed a cooperation agreement to support...

ArtSystems Focus on Innovation Open Days for Resellers
Nottingham-based distributor ArtSystems is hosting two open days in September 2015, the first...

Arithmetica harnesses online power of Sketchfab...
Arithmetica is making 3D model project collaboration easier by taking advantage of Sketchfab...

ArtSystems tie up deal with the world leader...
Nottingham-based ArtSystems have just been appointed as the United Kingdom...

Dassault Systèmes developing Virtual Singapore...
Dassault Systèmes is working with the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, to develop...

Arcon Evo
Next-gen architectural visualisation software from Elecosoft...

Early Detailing
Fitzpatrick Engineering Group uses BIM to shorten construction time for steel buildings by sharing model data...

Reviving faded glories
DGVault faces up to the challenge of digitising and archiving ancient and varied architectural documents...

Steel yourself for the future
We're a bit top heavy on structural engineering in this issue, but each of our four articles on the subject examine different...

Much more than the project filing cabinet
CONJECT has been selected by HB Reavis for document control and mobile inspections on the £68m King William...

Designs on the future
There is still just about time to enter the 2015 Nemetschek Vectorworks Design Scholarship competition - and potentially...

Fit for a King's Court
Waterman Group chooses Scandinavian quality from StruSoft to design the concrete elements of Kings Court...

Like virtual Meccano
Tekla Structural Designer combines analysis with design, enabling engineers to configure optimum design solutions...

Why you’ll learn to love COBie
Ben Wallbank (BIM Strategy Manager) and John Adams (BIM Product Manager) at Viewpoint...

X marks the spot!
The Hammers X are gradually appearing on the horizon!

A Smart Solution!
TCSCS smart cards are helping McGee's to improve efficiency and safety by revolutionising its systems

A World Cup winner
Graphisoft provided a perfect pitch for stadium design in Brazil with ArchiCAD, one that was quickly...

Geometrically Nonlinear Structures...
Modern lightweight structures, whether in fabric, cable, timber, concrete or stone, are nonlinear,...

Less than constructive CLC changes?
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has commented on the decision by the Department for Business,...

Comprehensive flood map online
Following an agreement between aerial mapping company Bluesky and hazard mapping specialists...

So good they’re building it twice!
Nemetschek Vectorworks has becomes the headline sponsorship of Build New York Live...

Virtual Singapore to become a reality
Dassault Systèmes is working with the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore...

Tedds 2015 for Structural Engineers
Tekla, a Trimble company, has introduced Tedds 2015, a new version of its software for automating repetitive civil ...

Pointfuse models head to Sketchfab
Arithmetica is making 3D model project collaboration easier by taking advantage of Sketchfab...

A winning way to preview developments
At the CGarchitect.com Architectural 3D Awards, held in La Coruna, Spain in July, digital communications...

Time to meet your MakerBot in the UK
Nottingham-based ArtSystems have been appointed as the UK and Ireland distributor for MakerBot...

Fail to plan, plan to fail
Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager at 4Projects by Viewpoint,...

A winning wind mentality!
Simulation specialists ESSS have used ANSYS Multiphysics to test wind and other factors...

Blade Stunner
SimpsonHaugh and Partners used Generative Design to shape their One Blackfriars tower....

Jack of all trades
What a great time to be an architect

Online Bookings
The Challenge for AECOM was to deliver a high quality hotel refit on time....

Predicting the future of design
Due for release in June, ArchiCAD 19 is taking a giant leap forward in BIM performance...

You’ve got mail managed
Mail Manager 6.1 from Oasys turns the traditional chore of email handling into...

The 5th dimension of 3D modelling
Asta Development brings Bidcon BIM to the UK, adding cost estimation to its popular Asta...

A Vectorworks takeaway
All the best parties end with a goody bag and the 2015 Vectorworks Design...

Got the World Twinmotion
Create visualisations and 3D immersion in real-time with Twinmotion 2015

Talk to me!
ZWCAD, the .dwg compatible application, has introduced voice annotation as one...

A trio of asta developments
Asta Development has officially released the second version of Asta Powerproject BIM...

ArchiCAD makes rhino connection
Graphisoft has announced a Rhino connection for ArchiCAD

New Knowledge Transfer Partnership for Teeside...
A North-East architects firm is attracting international clients thanks to a joint research...

BIM product data templates from icon
The Industrial & Commercial Energy Association (ICOM) has announced the completion of BIM Product...

BIM module version 1.1 released
Business Collaborator has released version 1.1 of their BIM Module

Exertis acquires computers unlimited
Exertis, distributors of IT, communication & home entertainment products, has acquired Computers...