Construction Computing Awards 2018

The Construction Computing Awards (also known as The Hammers) showcase and reward the technology, tools, and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance, and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing, and civil engineering projects of all sizes. Results are determined by Construction Computing Magazine reader votes and decisions by a panel... more

Fife Architects Iron Mill Bay House

Low-energy builds are still challenging enough to make them an exciting prospect, especially when teamed with a creative design brief and an incredible coastal build site. Iron Mill Bay a family home, built in Charlestown near Dunfermline, Scotland, definitely fits the bill. The site, located on the Firth of Forth and near the remains of the Iron Mill Foundry on the Lyne Burn,... more

ARCHICAD helps studios punch above their weight

When it comes to taking on large design projects, the bigger studios often have an advantage. With fewer designers and resources, it can be tough for small studios to compete successfully for large scale projects, and difficult to attract big name clients. One way in which small studios can work to overcome this problem is to move up to model-based design. Award winning ARCHICAD, has... more

ARCHICAD 22 Solo announced

Based on the award-winning model based design and BIM authoring software, ARCHICAD Teamwork, ARCHICAD Solo is aimed at individual practitioners and micro design studios. The latest version ARCHICAD 22 Solo scheduled to be released on 6 August 2018 provides powerful advantages over 2D CAD solutions – operating on a building focused, 3D model-based design... more

Community project shortlisted for CIAT Award

The AT Awards celebrate architectural technology at its finest, awarding premier accolades that recognise outstanding achievement in the industry. Entrants are assessed based on their innovative application of architectural technology, with a set trio of criteria: economical construction, environmental sustainability, and durable performance. The Alan King Award for Excellence in... more

Scenario House – BIM collaboration on a renovation project

Scenario Architecture has started their second decade specialising in the high end residential sector, focusing on creating homes that are beautiful, functional, and ideally suited to each client. During the past decade Scenario Architecture design studio was constantly adopting and optimising BIM processes, usually deployed on large projects by larger studios, to work smoothly and... 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

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

Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live Connection Update

GRAPHISOFT® has released an update to its intelligent Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection.  This industry-first, bi-directional “live” connection allows Rhino/Grasshopper users to connect to a professional BIM software, ARCHICAD. Developed by GRAPHISOFT, Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD connections allow architects to leverage the strengths of the three design environments --... more

ARCHICAD overcomes unique ‘Planning Challenge’ for ArchiWildish

ArchiWildish Ltd used ARCHICAD to overcome a unique planning challenge for a disabled client in Warwickshire. Mark Wildish MCIAT is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and founder Director at ArchiWildish Ltd. Mark informed Applecore Designs how his client, a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, could not access the rooms upstairs in the barn conversion he lived in with his wife and their... more