Services Down

How many of you were affected by the Amazon Web Services outages in December that brought many cloud services, including Autodesk’s BIM 360 service (a key collaboration tool for many AEC North American project) to a screeching halt? What did your staff do with their time? How much work was lost? With so many components […]

Introducing the Brand New Enscape 3.0: Design Your Projects Intuitively

A new version of the real-time rendering tool, Enscape, has just been released and comes with new features and a brand new look, enabling architects to design and visualize more intuitively.   With the launch of Enscape 3.0 on March 3 2021, users will benefit from a redesigned user interface and an improved workflow that will provide a better real-time rendering experience. It will bring consistency and a more intuitive way to interact with the product. Visual setting presets, faster loading for textures, changes […]

Meet the Member!

Meet Tammy Adolf, the first in our Meet the Member series. We asked Tammy some questions to gain a little insight into who she is and what she does. Here’s what she said: Member Level: ProfessionalJob Title: Digital Practice Data AnalystCompany: StantecLocation: Pender Island Tell us a bit about what you do. I work with […]

DBEI 2021 Schedule Announced

Given the encouraging pandemic recovery phase in the Australia/New Zealand region, DBEI is pleased to announce BILT ANZ 2021 will proceed from September 2-4, 2021 in Sydney, Australia.  There will also be the opportunity for those unable to travel, to participate in the event in a virtual environment. Wesley Benn, Executive Chair of DBEI said, “It is […]

Digitize your construction workflows: a necessity for contemporary companies

For construction, the greatest challenge still remains project delivery: learn more about the vital role accurate positioning plays in boosting efficiency. In their upcoming webinar on March 2, Adam Box, Business Development Manager Vertical Construction for Topcon and Robert Klaschka, Director of EvrBilt, will be sharing an insight into how to ensure a reliable and […]

Digital twins: Envisioning the present, planning the future

As real-time visualization technology has evolved, so have our uses for it. Many companies are starting to make use of digital twins to monitor structures and equipment. A digital twin is a 3D model of a real entity—a building, a city, a vehicle—that not only looks like the real thing, but also acts like it. […]

Finding Value in Your Inspiration: DTS Dialogs

Brad Novak, DTS Committee This past year, more than ever, our firms have been propelled forward technologically. Opportunities arose which inspired us to look for creative solutions.  The opportunity came from a staff member saying, “I wish we had a…”.  It came from a client saying, “I need to see the data…”.  It came from a consultant or department head saying, “We could save a lot of time if…”.  As Design Technology Leaders, we see these opportunities […]

Insights on GIS Enabling Digital Twins in AEC

Esri discussion with Steven Karan, GHD; George Floros, Skanska Infrastructure; John Turner, Gafcon; and Mike Krois, Vail Resorts Esri recently met with leaders from four companies to talk about the importance of digital twins and their impact on the built and natural world. The firms are involved in the planning, engineering, building, and operating of […]

Leveraging Real-Time Visualisation to Communicate Design

Some architects and designers find traditional visual representation challenging, as it’s often disconnected from the design process. But how we visualize design is changing thanks to advances in real-time visualization technology. This next generation of visualization technology leverages advances in graphics cards and the same rendering technology that you find in today’s high-end video games […]

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