Applecore Designs Sponsor AT Awards 2019

The AT Awards 2019 are the premier accolades that demonstrate and recognise outstanding achievement — celebrating Architectural Technology at its best. Applecore Designs are extremely excited to be supporting the AT Awards 2019 being held in London on 13 September 2019 as Media Partner and Sponsor. VR for Architecture With more and more available and affordable VR applications on... more

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

rg+p’s Pioneering Passivhaus Scheme

rg+p’s Heathcott Road development is the UK’s largest Passivhaus affordable housing schemes and one of its most ambitious. Completed in 2017, the development includes 68 eco-homes, along with an adjacent permaculture farm. Once a disused and overgrown vacant 13.2-acre plot, the development has provided some much-needed affordable housing that suits a wide range of needs and is... 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

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

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

Lunch and Learn Webinar Series 1 – View recordings

Our series of Lunch and Learn webinar recordings have demonstrated model based design and the coordination of BIM data. Lunch and Learn - Mobile Communication with BIMx BIMx (Building Explorer) for iOS and Android is an innovative, interactive, communication tool for building design professionals setting new standards for design communication and presentation in the AEC... more

COBie for all ARCHICAD users

In 2011 the UK government announced that from 4 April 2016 that all centrally procured projects would need to deliver what is referred to as BIM Level 2. Over the intervening years the standards, guidance and processes have been developed to allow the industry to formulate a consistent approach to BIM. Whilst the BIM Level 2 agenda was developed by the BIM Task Group for government... more

Clash detection – is it just about models?

The clash detection process involves collaboration and the management of that process. The CIC BIM protocol assumes that someone other than the BIM manager will be responsible. "Clash detection is potentially seen as one of the great benefits of the BIM Level 2 process" states Tim Willis of Trowers & Hamlins' solicitors. "As the individual author models are federated, clashes... more

Architects Poised to Take Industry Leadership

With the advent of BIM Level 2 and data driving the industry’s future, there are not only changes to the technology, process and delivery, but also to the leadership playing field. The BIM process requires that data is brought together (federated). This enables interrogation to take place in a more controlled and visible environment. Consequently, architects find themselves able to... more