Have you seen our Black Friday deals?

In the UK, Black Friday is fast becoming the biggest and best day in the shopping year to hunt for an offer or discount. Though its roots lie in the US, the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy made its way to the UK back in 2010. While the discounts are traditionally on for one day only, some shops such as Currys PC World, Argos and Amazon, extend their discounts during the week in a... more

BIM Conference 2017 – Main feedback positives

Further to the previous summaries of the BIM Conference 2017 held on 21 September we would like to now share with you the review of the delegate feedback we received. As a reminder the event at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire was attended by around 60 delegates with the aim of delivering unbiased guidance on BIM and how it can be used. Our focus was to provide a platform to gain and... more

Kettle’s Lakhta Centre is now Europe’s tallest building

It’s official: Kettle Collective’s Lakhta Centre is now Europe’s tallest building, even before construction is complete. Designed by award-winning British architect Tony Kettle, the Lakhta Centre, located in St Petersburg, Russia, will be a multi-use building with office space as well as leisure facilities and a public observation deck. About the Lakhta Centre At the beginning... more

Drones in Architecture and Construction

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are flying vehicles that are typically operated via remote control. Thanks to the ability to equip these small but sturdy vehicles with a wide range of equipment, drones have become of interest not just to hobbyists, but to professionals within many industries, including design and construction. How are Drones Used in Architecture and... more

BIM Conference 2017 – Main presentations

Returning for a eighth successive year on Thursday 21 September, the BIM Conference 2017 offered clear, accurate and unbiased guidance on how openBIM is used on projects. Below are the main presentations from knowledgeable speakers in their field with the BIM Conference 2017 focusing on the practical support available, enabling businesses across the Construction Industry to move from... more

Common Data Environment (CDE)

The use of building information modelling (BIM) software and tools is growing rapidly, especially as a result of the Digital-Built Britain initiative that aims to update and improve the way we plan, build, maintain, and use the country’s infrastructure. To properly take advantage of the many benefits that BIM provides, it must be possible to freely exchange, manipulate, and use the... more

BIM Conference 2017 – Morning highlights

This is the eighth year of the annual BIM Conference held at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire. Over sixty delegates attended to learn more about BIM with the Conference agenda offering unbiased guidance on how openBIM in particular is used on projects. The Cloisters Room offered stunning baroque interiors, tall feature windows, original plaster mouldings and enormous fireplace formed... more

Channel Partner of the Year 2017

Applecore Designs Limited are thrilled to be named a finalist at the forthcoming Construction Computing Awards, nominated as ‘Channel Partner of the Year 2017’ for the third successive year. The awards, affectionately known as 'The Hammers', are now in their twelfth year and showcase and reward the technology, tools, and solutions for the effective design, construction,... more

ARCHICAD Connection Add-In for Autodesk Revit

  The GRAPHISOFT connection is a free add in for Autodesk Revit applications. The add in improves further the IFC model-based and bi-directional data exchange in an OPEN* format. The new add-in not only updates previous add-ins for the latest Revit applications, but also contains some new functions. Improved IFC Import - imports IFC models to Revit using extra... more

ARCHICAD 21 – For the price of a cup of coffee

We have all been there – you’re on your way to work, minding your own business, when the smell of freshly brewed coffee wafts through the air and right up your nose. It does exactly what it’s supposed to do and tempts you into buying a large Latte, again! In the UK, we drink approximately 55 million cups per day. But, could you do without that morning cup, or cups, of... more