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BIM Services – What is it and why is it valuable?

What is BIM Services? Building Information Modeling (BIM) software has gained popularity over the past several years as the new standard for the design, documentation, and execution of construction projects. …

Is BIM The Same As Revit?

Many people commonly place Revit and BIM in the same category, where BIM = Revit, and vice versa. However, the concept of BIM vs. Revit is moot. Building Information Modeling …

Difference Between BIM and CAD

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software such as AutoCAD has been used for several decades to accurately design detailed 2D and 3D models of various product types as well as building blueprints. …

Ways BIM is Improving Construction Management

Antecedent to the rise in popularity of Building Information Modeling (BIM), commercial buildings were designed and developed using CAD technology – but now, the value that BIM can provide to …

Digital Transformation in AEC

Businesses across the globe have been lining up in favor of digital transformation for a number of years thanks to the numerous benefits that technology can provide. But in architecture, …

Tank Relocation Simulation [Case Study]

Relocating an industrial-size helium tank at a science laboratory presented clearance issues at a particular tunnel passage. VIATechnik created a simulation of the transit sequence using laser scanning and high-precision …

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What is 4D construction?

With 3D BIM leading the entire construction industry in establishing better project workflows, engineers are pursuing new dimensions to streamline the process and improve project outcomes. In a 4D model, …

Recapping 2020’s Trends and Challenges in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

As we reflect on 2020, COVID has undoubtedly taken center stage.  The year was not all lost on the built environment, and to miss, some of the key events risk …

The Future of Coordination

For years 3D coordination was the province of Autodesk Navisworks for AEC professionals. It still is in some cases but new workflows and collaboration platforms to make communication easier are …

The Coming Automation of Retail Brick and Mortar

At VIATechnik, we are starting to see elements of the brick-and-mortar store of the future, operating today. Clients using reality capture as the foundation of the digital twin of the …

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 …

Disrupt Yourself – Disrupting the Construction Industry from the Inside

What if the future looked like a democratized and trustworthy data set that even non-professionals could access and manipulate? The most sophisticated simulation tools are only as good as the …

14 Technologies Disrupting the Construction Industry

The Construction Industry’s technology adoption continues to change rapidly. Today no industry seems to be introducing disruptive new technologies faster than construction. Whether as small as a boutique hotel or …

Women Speak Out for Inclusion, Leadership, Diversity, Allyship

Women have made great strides in pursuing careers and leadership roles in construction, but there’s more that can be done to boost their numbers in the industry and ensure they …

Accelerating AEC Innovation in a Post-COVID World

About The Event https://community.shadow.vc/events/danielle-dy-buncio-event/ Over the last few months, we’ve witnessed the global pandemic change the way people live, work, and interact with each other. It has forced the acceleration …

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 Chicago-based virtual design and construction consultant VIATechnik was already working with the Quebec Wood Export Bureau in March on …

Touching Base: Effective remote collaboration in the construction industry

No one is reading this from their office—at least not from the office, they’re used to. Recent events have compelled the AEC industry to adopt work-from-home remote workflows almost overnight; …

Contractors increasingly involved in shaping blueprints through Generative Design practices

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 brought contractors …

Advancing Prefab 2020

This past February, I had the opportunity to chair the session on Design and Planning at the Advancing Prefab 2020, in Dallas, Texas. During this event, a wide variety of …

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 …

Xcode and Android Studio — Everything I wish I knew before building my first mobile app

5 min read Introduction How do I choose the right developer tools for my app project? Should I start with Android or iOS first? Is it necessary to prototype the app? …

Electrical prefabrication within BIM

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 labels printing, the …

Women In Construction Week 2020

During this Women in Construction Week, we shine a spotlight on 17 female leaders in design, construction and real estate to spur an important conversation of diversity, inclusion, and empowerment. …