BIM Expands to Meet Demand

October 22, 2014

The market for BIM (building information modeling) is anticipated to grow in the next few years, as the process improves quality control and productivity in construction. But are the technology providers poised to keep up with the demand for new solutions?

To this end, Autodesk, www.autodesk.com, San Rafael, Calif., has reached out to the construction market with the new BIM 360 Layout iPad app. The app employs BIM 360 cloud service to provide general contractors and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) contractors the ability to connect BIM to the construction layout process.  



Sept/Oct 2014

Volume 17 Number 06

Blueprint for the Cloud

You have heard the term; now create a plan for the cloud in your business.

Back in late 2008, Gartner, www.gartner.com, Stamford, Conn., made a pretty bold prediction when it identified the top 10 strategic technologies for 2009. The analyst firm suggested cloud computing—which wasn’t as widely known at the time—could have a significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years. While the term quickly became one of the most popular buzzwords around the IT office cooler, understanding the cloud and its role in an organization quickly became one of the chief challenges in the years that followed.

July/Aug 2014

Volume 17 Number 05

2014 Constructech 50: The Next Wave of Tech Is Here

Cloud, mobile, Big Data, and more are transforming technology in the construction industry.

When was the last time you downloaded software to your computer using a CD—or worse a floppy disc? Hopefully for the latter the answer is years, as the “cloud” is now hovering over many IT departments, providing a way to easily access data.




Commentary

Clamoring for the Cloud

Every time I hear something about how confusing and ambiguous the cloud is I chuckle because I know it is absolutely true—but it also causes a bit of concern for me. How long has the term ‘cloud’ been around and we still have a difficult time defining it?


Green Technology

Going Green with Help of the Cloud

Are your construction projects energy efficient? For many eliminating the use of paper on the jobsite has helped to improve the overall footprint of a project—and now the cloud can help take that one step further.


Infrastructure Update

Mapping Software Conquers New Frontiers

Today’s mapping technology is invaluable in the field, increasing perspective and knowledge of building material movement, equipment locations, and construction progress.