Architects are experimenting with 3D printing but the technology may have met its match
New Year message comes after London practice hit with £3k bill
A new website offers a wealth of information about steel design and application
It’s now easier for architects to get free access to business opportunities in the EU
The 2012 workshop suggests clay and computers could be the future
Now you’ve built your website, the next step is to optimise it for users and search engines
Ted-style talks gave Autodesk University a new excitement
With the launch of Make’s first app in May, the architectural brochure finally entered the digital age. Anna Winston looks at the possibilities
Here are 10 steps to developing a social media strategy
Architects who fail to adopt bim risk being “Betamaxed out”, the government’s chief construction adviser Paul Morrell has warned.
Smart Geometry, a globally distributed, loose-knit group of architects, engineers and academics dedicated to the exploitation of computational tools in architectural design, emerged once again from the virtual ether for its roving annual conference.
There are many ways to manage collaboration, depending on your team
Autodesk’s senior architect Phil Bernstein on bim, Paul Morrel and Cesar Pelli at the software company’s annual event in Las Vegas.
Autocad is back on the Mac and is now for the first time available on the iPad. To celebrate, the Apple Online Store is giving BD readers an exclusive offer
Capable of creating highly accurate 3D environments and costing around £70,000, the Faro Photon 120 is the Bartlett’s latest research toy.
The Bartlett has a 3D scanner on loan that has useful architectural applications
Brazilian practice Königsberger Vannucchi Architects has entered the record books with the world’s biggest augmented reality marker for its latest skyscraper.
Technology experts discussed how wireless data flow will change how we use buildings at a event hosted by RIBA Futures to kick off its latest research project.
This year’s Smart Geometry conference focused on combining parametric software with rapid prototyping
New software plans to turn sound mapping into an everyday tool for architects
The Architecture and Unconventional Computing Conference, organised by Neil Spiller, gave architects and scientists insight into the future of buildings
IT is changing — and changing fast. But what are the trends and innovations that will really make a difference to your practice? We ask some of the profession’s experts to take a look at what’s coming in their specialist area
If augmented reality is one of the emerging trends for 2010, what are the others?
Augmented reality will soon be available on smartphones to transform site visits
Making change easy is the claim of the recently released Vectorworks 2010 cad software. Jonathan Reeves finds out whether it delivers
With travel budgets tight or non-existent, has virtual conferencing developed enough to offer an acceptable alternative?
Failure to license software can hit small firms hard
Cloud computing is just one of the technologies that is going to reshape the way we work
Anna Winston meets Rachel Armstrong the doctor turned sci-fi writer and pioneer of ‘living architecture’
Architectural practices can spend less on IT and still get more from technology — just the ticket in a recession
The ability to create unique drawing styles is just one of the attractions of Google SketchUp 7
A new era of collaborative design and project management could be ushered in by building information modelling
Marc Fredrickson has a post-graduate degree in architecture, but his California milieu meant that for years he designed computer games instead. Now with digital provider FormFonts 3D, he’s leading the quest for intelligent objects
Terry Farrell previews an exhibition at the Building Centre on role of digital technology in city planning, co-curated by his practice
In Venice last week, Patrik Schumacher, partner at Zaha Hadid Architects, hailed parametricism as the great new style after modernism. This is an edited version of his manifesto
It pays to research the options for document management
From 3D modelling to design practice, the University of Bath is sharpening its digital skills, say Andrew Watts and Paul Shepherd
Richard Frankland of FKDA, which designs both buildings and websites, on how architects can achieve a striking online presence
David Littlefield explains the thinking behind Space Craft, his new book on computer modelling
In the first of a new series on how architecture schools are responding to new technology, the Bartlett’s Neil Spiller says the rapid evolution of computing is liberating for architects, but also poses some serious challenges
This massive book is a valuable aid to understanding architectural geometry, says Marc Thomas of Architects Design Partnership
Apple has launched Aperture 2, the latest version of its photo editing and management software.
Abvent Group has released the next version of its rendering software, Artlantis Render & Studio.
Pilkington’s has launched a new website which includes a comprehensive database of all technical information on the company’s product portfolio.
Autodesk has unveiled the 2009 version of its family of software solutions.
Microsoft has launched a “document interoperability initiative”, aimed at bringing together software developers to test how different systems and gadgets speak to each other.
Last month, BD’s IT editor David Littlefield chaired our webinar (online seminar) for architecture practices wanting to get more out of their IT.
For quick ventilation analysis, computational fluid dynamics is hard to beat. Dan Jestico, senior environmental engineer at consulting engineer Hilson Moran, describes the benefits of airflow modelling with Fluent 6.3
In the fourth quarter of 2007, computer giant Apple made a profit of $1.58 billion on its $9.6 billion of revenue, significantly higher than the profit it earned in the year-earlier period.
Bentley Systems has acquired Hevacomp, a Sheffield-based provider of building services design software.