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New Trends in Construction Industry

A lot of impressive things have happened last year in the construction industry. But as we’ve entered 2018, it may be a good idea to take a closer look at trends that are going to ...

Mandating BIM

Building Information Modelling, or BIM, is a term that has been thrown around ad infinitum. A reference to Star Trek may be ideal here as embracing BIM promises to teleport its stakeholders to a flawless ...

The Underestimated Role of Simulation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

This is what simulation brings to the table and the value companies reap from it—the ability to virtually understand everything about the behavior and impact of a building, a bridge, or a dam, before having ...

Futuristic 3D-Printed Floating Villages

These 3D-printed floating villages could be a means to future energy independence. The structures, envisioned by architect Vincent Callebaut, would recycle ocean waste harvested from international waters as building materials for new, sustainable marine architecture.

Skanska’s Albert Zulps tests a DAQRI at AU 2015.

Building the Future at Autodesk University: 4 Technology Takeaways

Skanska has been attending AU for more than ten years and each year we continue to see proof of how technology’s exponential growth is dramatically changing the way we collaborate, design, make and build. This ...

Dubai 3D Printed Office Rendering for Dubai's Museum of the Future

Would You Buy a UAE House That Had Been Built by Robots?

The first 'printed' office is being built to house the staff of Dubai’s Museum of the Future, uses a 20-feet-high 3D printer and is to be completed by 2017.

Construction's New Era of Innovation

There's no doubt that innovation in construction materials and methods is on the rise. From 3-D printing, to exoskeletons, to a timber that can safely build high-rises, new products have captured the imagination of the ...

A conventionally fabricated node on the left and the first 3D printed iteration in the middle. The final version on the right offers the same strength but is significantly more compact and uses 75% less steel in its manufacture.

Could you 3D print your building components?

New developments in additive manufacturing are being used to make real building components that are lighter, more cost effective and structurally just as strong as their counterparts, but use 75% less material.

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Out of the Inbox: reality capture & 3D printing stalls?, BIM grows, VARs do too

Reality computing seems to be taking a beating right now — well, at least a couple of the bigger, publicly-traded suppliers are.

Awareness and use of CAD tools shows growth in 3D modeling, simulation, and PLM.  (Source: Business Advantage Group)

Steep Growth in 2015 CAD Adoption Trends

Business Advantage Group has released its 2015 Annual CAD Trends Survey showing current and future adoption of computer design software.