Architecture and Engineering

April 12, 2022

7 Statistics on Innovative Building Methods

According to a March 2022 article in Autodesk Digital Builder, over 180 million people work in construction around the world. Considering risk, labor shortages, supply chain issues, and emerging technologies, ...

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April 7, 2022

How GCs Can Cut Project Workflow Time by Nearly Half

The more complex the job, the more important it is to increase efficiency wherever possible. An Autodesk customer story about Royal BAM International (BAM) highlights the company’s use of BIM ...

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April 6, 2022

How Phase-Change Insulation Can Help with Sustainability

Phase change materials (PCMs) switch between phases of matter – solid to liquid and liquid to gas – as the temperature changes. As an example, wax melts into a liquid ...

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April 1, 2022

The Importance of Your Construction Company’s Image

Owners of many small and even medium-sized construction companies have faced challenges marketing to prospective customers. It seems to be an industry-wide dilemma. While repeat business and referrals are a ...

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March 28, 2022

The Role of Dynamo in Generative Design

In the last few years, generative design has made waves as a potential disruptor in the design process. The basic premise of generative design is that through an algorithmic iterative design process, ...

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March 21, 2022

Tips for Creating Revit Families

When you’re building Revit Families, be sure you choose the correct template.

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March 17, 2022

BIM-based Costing Using Autodesk Takeoff

In the recent webinar, “BIM Based Costing: Understand Your Project Costs,” Mark Petrucci and Blake Douglas teamed up to explain how Autodesk Takeoff uses 2D PDFs and 3D building information ...

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March 15, 2022

The Peculiar Mindset of Industrialized Construction

When you look at construction differently than the traditional industry, a variety of challenges emerge. When you think about making a change, it involves different opinions, economies and levels of ...

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March 11, 2022

How 3D Printing May Address the Housing Shortage

The CEO of ICON construction company has said the U.S. has a deficit of five million new homes compared to demand. Now, as described on its website, ICON is partnering ...

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March 7, 2022

4 Influential Women in AEC

The first week of March is traditionally noted as Women in Construction Week. In January 2022, the LA Business Journal (LABJ) published its choices for its annual Women Of Influence: ...

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March 3, 2022

3 Major Benefits from Optimizing Your BIM Workflows

For many architecture and engineering firms adopting building information modeling (BIM) in the past ten years, it hasn’t been a slam dunk. New technology continues to bring new processes and ...

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March 1, 2022

Habitat for Humanity Investigates 3D Printing for Faster Affordable Housing

An October 2021 report by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (aka. Freddie Mac) estimated there is a housing shortage of 3.8 million units in the US, and the deficit ...

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