Case Studies

ImageRenovating historical landmarks requires a careful balance between preserving the architectural elements that characterise the generation of the original build while updating items to support modern life.

ImageThe challenging structures of the stadiums at this summer's World Cup were brought to life with the help of Tekla software.

ImageParametric modelling facilitates form-first collaboration to construct curvilinear design.

ImageArchitects Freeland Rees Roberts worked with Excitech to create a skills development programme with updated drafting solutions.

ImageLondon architectural firm ttsp faced a major challenge when it needed to deploy CAD users on site. However, due to the lightweight architecture of MicroGDS, it was able to run fully functional CAD software on thin clients with the help of off the shelf Microsoft technology.

ImageRebar and steel modelling software from Graitec and an accurate 3D model ensured key elements of the Saadiyat bridge project met tight deadlines without a hitch.

ImageFalls from height remain the most common cause of fatality for those working in the construction sector in the UK, while slips and trips remain one of the most common causes of major injury.

ImageWith a design process that is becoming increasingly 3D, tools are needed to capture existing structures and sites. Laser scanning and

ImageLaser scanning and point-cloud data will be widely used technologies in the coming years. Martyn Day visited Houston to attend the only dedicated conference to digitally capture the real world in points.

ImageGEO-10, the dedicated event for geospatial technology, is set to take place on the 24th and 25th March 2010 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. AEC Magazine gives a run down of who

ImageIn the second part of his analysis of the Computational Design Symposium at Autodesk University, Martyn Day asks what the impact of computational design tools will be and when Autodesk

ImageThe wealthy principality of Monaco was rich in 3D visualisation as this year

ImageA motorway upgrade project in Australia employs a range of software platforms to improve road infrastructure and attract the best specialists available.

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ImageBuilding analysis and design tools verify Russian code compliance and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) eligibility.

ImageComvert, the alternative fashion company that makes clothing for skateboarders and snowboarders under the

ImageHosting multiple events simultaneously the Vancouver Convention Centre has uniquely complex delivery needs. But with the help of AutoTurn the transportation consultants on the flagship project were able to design the basement loading court with confidence.

ImageIn south west London the Traffic and Highways section of the London Borough of Merton is responsible for the design and implementation of traffic management schemes across 14.5 square miles of the capital.

ImageExcitech marketing director Bob Garrett looks at the results of a survey into the technologies and processes deployed in construction design, with some surprising results on employee training and development.

ImageSpanish construction company Sacyr used Bentley MicroStation to complete a new high-speed railway line between Madrid and Barcelona, which cuts travel time in half.