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Disrupt Yourself – Disrupting the Construction Industry from the Inside

Instead of allowing outside forces to disrupt the construction industry, we should be asking ourselves how we can innovate from within.  This commentary is a reflection back to Danielle Dy …

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 …

Seeing the Possibilities: Integrated Workflows of Algorithmic Modeling and Real-Time Rendering

The integration of algorithmic modeling and real-time rendering opens the door to innovative ways of creating, visualizing, and evaluating design choices in Unity Reflect  The pace and complexity of today’s …

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 The Quebec Wood Export Bureau’s emergency disaster relief housing plan for the Bahamas. Rendering: Quebec Wood Export Bureau Chicago-based …

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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 …

Advancing Prefab 2020

Photo: Maria Laguarda-Mallo 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 …

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

Photo: Google 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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Danielle Dy Buncio, CEO of VIATechnik, joins Stanford Real Estate Council

CHICAGO, Illi., Sep. 23, 2019 /VIATechnik/ — Danielle Dy Buncio, Co-founder and CEO of VIATechnik, a construction technology firm disrupting the AEC industry through innovative VDC consulting, implementation and education, …

Enabling Automation in The Built Environment

Enabling Automation in the Built Environment The building and construction industry is primed for automation. The automatic manufacturing of the “stuff” of a building – the parts and pieces that …

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 …

How VIATechnik is Promoting Mass Timber Construction with BIM

The world’s population is booming. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, urban areas will welcome 2.5 billion new residents by 2050. In addition to requiring …

Gehry’s CATIA in the Age of Computational Design

How On Earth Would You Build That? When the Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry designed Peix—the fish-shaped sculpture commissioned for Barcelona when it hosted the 1992 Olympics—his team had to …

Prefab and VDC are a match made in heaven

Why you should embrace prefab and VDC, and how it could save the industry’s future When it comes to using prefabrication technology in the industry, we’re facing the same issues …