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Protect Construction Data from the Dark Side

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In today’s world, technology is interwoven throughout our daily life. We are surrounded by smart phones, computers, tablets, electric cars, and smart TVs. As we become more dependent on technology, all of these devices become increasingly connected, allowing information to flow from one device to another. Therefore, cyber security has …

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Technology Driven . . . Reality Based

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The process of creating highly detailed digital 3D models of construction projects is a process that’s relatively new – likely less than seven years old. By importing photographs and laser scans into reality capture software, a firm can preserve current conditions of every feature of a jobsite, whether it is …

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MEP to the Front, Pt. 2: MEP in Project Planning – Does it Matter?

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This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series MEP to the Front

As considered in the Applied Software blog article, “Mine All Mine: Can AEC Teams Play Nice?” the collaborative process can deliver profitable projects to satisfied owners ahead of schedule. This reality is driving more and more firms toward involving all project teams from the early stages of a collaborative design-build …

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How BIM Could Benefit Your Next Project

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It comes as no surprise that the construction industry has evolved in the last decade and will continue to evolve in 2020 and beyond. One factor in the ever-changing landscape of construction is the growing development and adoption of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process. BIM adoption has proven to …

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How to Speed Up Your Design Reviews

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Bluebeam® Revu® speeds up design reviews by elevating paperless workflows to a new level. As Helen the Architect will tell you, Bluebeam has the right tools for the design review and collaboration job: Compare Documents – Automatically highlight and identify the differences between two drawing revisions with easy-to-see clouds, just …

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Digital Twins

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More and more we’re learning that the future of business in the AEC industry is in the data. Gathering and analyzing that data are the new ways to keep a finger on the pulse of creating buildings that are smarter, safer and more efficient. When a building’s information is modeled …

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Saving Time with Synchrony

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For a BIM manager, no matter how hard you try, there are just too many things that can waste your time. One of the major time wasters is managing documents and moving them around. And how about creating custom reports every time someone on the project asks for something kind …

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MEP to the Front, Pt. 1: Can AEC Teams Play Nice?

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Can the construction industry build and share knowledge and innovation? Aside from having dozens of iterations of an answer, it’s even more telling that the question isn’t asked very often. Construction companies and contractors have been engaging in competitive struggles for work for so long that it may be outside …

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Bring Your Bridge Project to Life

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Autodesk Bridge Design for InfraWorks provides the tools to model and design bridges that make engineering sense in the context of the overall infrastructure design project. It provides a practical representation of a bridge, including: structural members such as deck, girders, bearings, abutments, piers, foundations, and piles; real numbers to …

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5 Best Strategies for Using Vault

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If your team is challenged trying to find past revisions of digital prototypes for printing or viewing; if team members prematurely or accidentally use the wrong manufacturing drawings for production; if industry and company standards are not being adhered to; if batch printing of the correct set of drawings is …