Women in Construction

BIM for Facilities Management Only Works With Good Data

While the gateway for Smart Buildings might be through using BIM for facility management or operations, it too has struggled to gain widespread implementation despite the high level of interest …

Generative Design Helps Quebec Wood Export Bureau Plan, Ship Multi-Use Disaster Shelters

VIATechnik’s generative system creates different versions of shelters for disaster relief The Quebec Wood Export Bureau’s emergency disaster relief housing plan for the Bahamas. Rendering: Quebec Wood Export Bureau Chicago-based …

Touching Base: Effective remote collaboration in the construction industry

With the proliferation of cloud-based BIM technologies, remote site observation tools, and digital project management platforms, we no longer have to be together to work together. No one is reading …

Contractors increasingly involved in shaping blueprints through Generative Design practices

Photo: Stamhuis Contractors have been edging their way into the design process for some time now. The increasing trend toward more design-build, integrated project delivery and other collaborative methods have …

Automatic Verification of Facilities Management Handover Building Information Models

ABSTRACT Although Building Information Models (BIM) are increasingly recognized as a compelling tool for project delivery, the challenges of seamless model validation and the transition of BIM data to FM …

Electrical prefabrication within BIM

Photo: Slava Krel 7 min read Introduction For the last few years I’ve been working in the electrical prefabrication environment on a specific task: automatic spool-sheet and shop drawing generation, packaging …

Do judge a building by its model

The importance of model-based design reviews for project success. Team members navigating a VR walkthrough via Fuzor Project. Photo: VIATechnik Construction is a risky business. The sheer amount of capital …

Welcome to VIATechnik: Shyam Telikicherla & Alex Tanguay

Joining the Chicago Headquarters this month as VDC Managers, are Shyam Telikicherla and Alex Tanguay who bring a combination of 30+ years’ experience in prefabrication and modular construction. As methods …

VIATechnik and UNIFI Team Up to Help AEC Industry Leverage UNIFI APIs for Custom Software Development

Chicago, IL, December 2019 – VIATechnik is pleased to announce a new partnership with UNIFI, the global leader in cloud-based BIM content and data management. As more sophisticated digital technologies …

The Construction Industry Has a Problem, and Women are Going to Solve It

  The 8-trillion dollar construction industry has a major problem. Simply put, we do not have enough people to meet construction demands worldwide. A recent study by Autodesk and the …

The epic rise of industrialized construction

Experts project that prefabrication and modular construction will total $209 billion by the end of the decade. The construction industry is facing colliding forces that render our current trajectory wasteful, …

Unreal Engine 4 Tutorial

If you’re using Unreal Engine 4 to improve your scenes, you know the program can feel a bit like a maze. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. Thanks …

A Conversation with the Lamar Johnson Collaborative on Technology and the Future of AEC

The Lamar Johnson Collaborative may only be five months old, but it’s run by a group of industry veterans with some big ideas about the future of AEC.

Boosting Construction ROI with Prefabrication

Prefabrication and modular construction have the potential to streamline the way construction professionals erect buildings — and increase overall project ROI.

Emerging Trends in Sustainable Construction

As construction continues to expand, contractors (and other stakeholders) must figure out ways to reduce their industry’s detrimental impact on the environment.

As Buildings Soar to New Heights, AEC Processes Remain Grounded

Tech innovation in AEC is advancing at breakneck speed — but the industry is falling behind the curve.

5 Game-Changing Software Plugins for BIM Engineers

What’s in your VDC toolbox? These five BIM plugins will help take your productivity to the next level.

9 Tips for Making Your Firm’s Transition to BIM as Smooth as Possible

Building information modeling (BIM) is becoming increasingly popular, but deciding to make the switch is only the first step toward effective BIM use.