June 27, 2024

Six Examples of Technology Enabling Better Collaboration

Improved collaboration across stakeholders in AEC projects is perhaps the most important advantage gained by new technological trends in the sector.
Architects and Engineers Planning on a New Project

It’s well worn territory – arguably overly so – that the AEC industry has traditionally been slow to adopt new technological tools, and as a result the space has long dealt with inefficiencies in their operations. Generally speaking, these conversations lacked important nuance and often overstated some of the aversion around new technology, but the baseline fact that more technology would help was and is undeniably true. Today, that adoption is very much present in much of the sector, and these firms are reaping the benefits. These benefits come in many different forms, but perhaps the most powerful is in newfound abilities to collaborate across stakeholders. 

Below, you can find six examples of this phenomenon in our Geo Week News coverage, including viewpoints from industry experts, new product releases, and more. Find links to the full articles below.

Celebrating Their 40th Anniversary, Graphisoft Continues to Enhance Collaboration

To start off, we go to a conversation from a couple of years ago with Graphisoft’s Carlos Cordeiro. At the time, Graphisoft was celebrating their 40th anniversary, and they had recently released a host of new products with collaboration at its core. This conversation takes a higher level view of collaboration within the AEC industry, particularly between different divisions of a project. Cordeiro is, by trade, an engineer but now works heavily with architects, giving him a good perspective on the importance of collaboration between these two parties in particular, and how new tools have simplified that process.

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Egnyte-Hosted Webinar Extols Value of Proper Data Management and Transfer for AEC Firms

This article looks at a webinar presented by Geo Week News and hosted by Egnyte just this month, looking at the shift in the AEC industry around data. Specifically, Egnyte’s Kevin Soohoo notes that firms in this sector are now, in essence, data companies. Despite the massive amounts of data now being transferred across stakeholders, traditional methods still dominate this process. However, there are advantages for those who opt to try new tools.

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Seven Ways Construction Technologists Can Build Toward Interoperability

In this article, Geo Week News contributor Lucas Marshall continued on a previous article of his looking at the emergence of construction technologist as a key job within firms. Here, he hones in more specifically at one particular role for those holding this job in making that interoperability – or collaboration – between teams and other stakeholders significantly simpler.

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Tekla’s 2024 updates focus on improved collaboration around BIM

Now, we move more toward some specific releases and updates to products that focus on improving these collaboration workflows. Here, we take a look at 2024 updates to Tekla, Trimble’s software solution for 3D modeling. The updates covered a number of different areas, but the main theme that was present throughout these product updates was definitely the importance of collaboration around BIM throughout a project.

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Revit 2025 Updates Includes Carbon Tracking, Collaboration Improvements, and More

For this article, we’re sticking with similar themes as the Tekla updates, once again looking at updates to a widely used product with many of them focusing on collaboration around BIM. However, instead of Trimble’s Tekla, this time the focus is on updates to Autodesk’s Revit solution. The article looks at a variety of updates coming this year, including those that focus on stakeholder collaboration.

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Autodesk pushes toward industrialized construction with Informed Design

Finally, we end with another Autodesk product, but this time it’s a new release. Towards the beginning of this year, the company released their new Informed Design product, a cloud-based solution that Autodesk believes will push the sector towards “industrialized” construction. In practice, this means simplifying the collaboration process between architects and designs with the manufacturers of materials for these structures.

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