Maber’s Isaac Newton Building : How ARCHICAD Eased Tight Deadlines

The Isaac Newton Building is somewhat unusual in that it is purpose-built as a school of Engineering. At the time of its construction, it was the first such building in the UK for more than 20 years. Located on the Brayford campus of the University of Lincoln, construction was a collaboration between the University of Lincoln and Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery LTD (SITL). The... more

Abvent announce Artlantis 2019

Artlantis 2019 is now available replacing the previous Render and Studio versions producing images, panoramas, VR objects and animations one powerful application. What’s new in Artlantis 2019 Interface Designed with an clear and ergonomic interface, the new Artlantis 2019 is easy to learn and easy to use. Artlantis 2019 accurately evaluates light energy exchanges for... 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

OpenBIM data for Facilities Management

Guest Bloggers Rob Jackson and Ben Wallbank look at how clients need to focus on the long term benefits of data for their assets. Introduction The UK Government has defined three deliverables for publicly procured projects. These are PDF, native models and COBie (see diagram below). PAS 1192-2:2013 sets out the process for the production of these deliverables. Key to PAS 1192-2 is... more

Moving to Model-based Design

How do you migrate from 2D draughting to model-based design? How should training be rolled out? And what are the common issues usually encountered? What we call ‘modern technology’ might seem fairly antiquated – possibly even laughable - in years to come. It will be interesting to see which of the current workflow and process stand the test of time and which become consigned to... more

Collaboration: Model Checking and Viewing

Collaboration has evolved significantly since the days of the floppy disc with a DWG file on it. Despite the fact that 3D models are larger, the cloud and mobile technology are bringing a new way of working. The DWG file, Autodesk’s proprietary file format, has become the chosen format in the AEC industry to send and receive 2D drawings, making it the common language across the... more