Sefaira Announces Real-Time Daylight Visualisation Tool for AutoDesk Revit

Sefaira, one of the leading software designers for high-performance building design, have recently announced a new real-time daylight analysis and visualisation tool which runs within Autodesk Revit, one of the most commonly used Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled (Windows native) design packages. Sefaira for Revit allows for early stage analysis, leading to “more informed design decisions based on multiple daylighting metrics.”… read full article

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BIM: A BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMIST’S VIEW

BIM offers rich opportunities for using information technologies to manage and coordinate projects more effectively. Collaborative working has the potential to leverage social relationships and interactions, decreasing conflicts and opportunism within teams and throughout supply chains. Collaborative BIM combines the advantages of both, and has the potential to significantly reduce project costs and improve supply chain efficiency… read full article

AEC Firms Turn to Panzura for File Locking Technology to Enable Cross-Site Collaboration

Revisiting the subject of collaboration in the AEC industry, we recently took a look at the computer data storage company Panzura. While the company serves a variety of industries and essentially stumbled onto the AEC market, the company has since devoted itself to developing that segment of its customer base and has tailored its solution for CAD and BIM users over the last few years… read full article

BIM architecture: The vision thing

Despite being ostensibly termed a “design tool”, BIM is never normally associated with what a building looks like. BIM’s capabilities are usually aligned to more procedural quantities such as team co-ordination, facilities management, three-dimensional visualisation and data control, with architectural characteristics rarely considered to be directly determined by BIM. However, as BIM’s impact across architecture and construction grows, might this increasingly be the case? read full article

Government Soft Landings North 2014 Conference, 4th December 2014, Leeds

Government Soft Landings (GSL) looks at the alignment of design, construction and repurposing of Government’s property and infrastructure assets with those that use and operate them. The GSL policy was formulated as an objective from the Government Construction Strategy 2011 and was approved in September 2012 by the Government Construction Board… read article and register