Scenario uses ARCHICAD to its full potential

For a small studio like Scenario Architecture, it’s difficult to compete on the same level as their larger counterparts but using model-based technology to its full potential and engaging in the BIM process goes a long way towards closing the gap. Why should small studios adopt model based design and BIM? For SMEs, there are several good reasons to adopt BIM studios in designing and... more

WM Design’s Transition from 2D FlatCAD to Model Based Design

WM Design & Architecture made the transition from 2D FlatCAD to Model Based Design a number of years ago and the studio has never looked back. Formed in 1993 by Nigel Marland and Adrian Williamson, WM Design & Architecture is an Anglesey based CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists) studio. Prior to forming the studio, both worked for over a decade in the... more

Birmingham’s Opportunities as Commonwealth Games Host

Just before Christmas, the city of Birmingham received its own much-anticipated present, in the form of confirmation that its Commonwealth Games bid was successful. It has now been confirmed that Birmingham will host the Commonwealth games in 2022, after the original winner of the bid, Durban, was stripped of its win in March 2017 after failing to meet a series of financial... more

Hudson Architects ‘The Machrie’

Award-winning Hudson Architects, based in Norwich and London is delivering a new hotel on the Isle of Islay in Scotland. We spoke to John Nortcliffe, Head of Commercial about how the studio is approaching and overcoming some of the challenges of this complex project. Hudson Architects ‘The Machrie’ 'The Machrie’ is a 47-bedroom hotel and 18-hole championship links golf... more

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 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

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 & Solibri Model Checker Bundle Offer

The release of the free ARCHICAD - Solibri Model Checker Link add-on earlier in the year introduced a quick and convenient bi-directional connection between ARCHICAD and Solibri Model Checker. Our ARCHICAD & Solibri Model Checker bundle, along with the add-on's direct connection, allows "best-in-class" integration between ARCHICAD's model authoring and Solibri's model validation... more

CPD Breakfast at the Blue Fin: Top five takeaways for designers

Applecore Designs 'Working Smarter' CPD breakfast briefing, focused on how studios can collaborate and benefit from: better efficiency, better information, better decision making and better client interaction. More than sixty architects from across London convened at the Southbank Blue Fin Venue on 21 June. After polishing off bacon sandwiches and croissants on the Blue Fin’s... more