How BIM and Revit Helps Sea Ports Make Crucial Updates

Ocean shipping is the foundation of global trade and commerce and has been for thousands of years. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 90 percent of traded goods are carried over the seas. With today’s cargo ships…

How Digital Design can Facilitate the Movement to More Sustainable Transportation

Sustainable transportation is a huge topic in today’s world, and for good reasons. According to the International Institute of Sustainable Development, transportation accounts for about 64 percent of global oil consumption, 27 percent of all energy use, and 23 percent…

The Technologies Enabling the 3D Printing of Affordable Homes

In a previous article on the GovDesignHub, we sat down with Peter Evans, assistant professor of industrial design at Iowa State University, to discuss an exciting program that is exploring the use of 3D printing to reduce the cost of…

Is 3D Printing the Answer to America’s Affordable Housing Crisis?

While it’s a topic that many Americans might be reluctant to talk about, our country has a legitimate housing problem. Many Americans are forced to live in unsuitable housing because they can’t afford a home that’s more appropriate for their…

7 Trends Behind the Need to Bridge the Building Lifecycle Gap

This article originally appeared on the official iOffice + SpaceIQ blog. The modern workplace is driven by technology and the ability to connect a dispersed, hybrid workforce. To be successful, building owners and facility managers need to be able to…

An Introduction to Product Lifecycle Management and Product Data Management

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Product Data Management (PDM) are two terms that you may not hear too often. Chances are you are already following these processes in some way or form but just are not calling them PLM or…

Studies Show Cloud-Based Model Coordination Reduces Rework

There was a time when digital designs and project models resided on individual desktop computers or servers. Back then, sharing models with anyone outside the office was especially challenging. Building information modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) managers were responsible…

Four Benefits of Machine Learning for Construction Projects

Despite it being part of the field of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning in construction is not as futuristic as some people may think. And while there are those in the construction industry who are hesitant to embrace machine learning, it has…

Five Benefits of Product Data Management (PDM)

This article is part of a larger piece originally featured on the KETIV blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. Product data management (PDM) is a strategy for product information management and process management–all in one place.…

Three Ways BIM is Revolutionizing AEC

This article is based on an original piece by Carol Dunn that was published on the Applied Software Blog. Click HERE to read the original in its entirety. Some of us remember the years when drawings were laid out by…