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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 …

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 …

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. …

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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 …

Here’s how a video game design software can help create realistic lighting in renderings, and why it matters

We’ve all seen them–project renderings where lighting violates natural law, in which buildings look as if they’re lit by bioluminescent alien plants from James Cameron’s Avatar viewed through a hazy, …

VIATechnik optimizes construction project collaboration, efficiency with dRofus partnership

VIATechnik’s new partnership with dRofus set to accelerate AEC industry adoption of a common data environment.   Virtual design and construction services firm VIATechnik is now an implementation partner of …

VIATechnik expands, bringing its game-changing, diverse team westward

Physical presence allows firm’s highly skilled team to provide hyperlocal, tailored services to complex AEC projects across the country Chicago-based VIATechnik, a specialist in virtual design and construction, is expanding …

New Faces and New Capabilities at VIATechnik

We’re thrilled to introduce the four newest members of the VIATechnik team!

Building for Billions: The Unparalleled Value of Construction Tech in China

China’s AEC industry is stepping into the 21st century — and VIATechnik is playing a major role in guiding the transition.