Model-driven project delivery on jobsites could be taking a big leap forward with a license deal between project information management (PIM) provider Newforma and M-SIX's 3D software platform, called VEO.
Robert Batcheler, a cofounder of the Manchester, N.H.-based Newforma, says with the VEO license, customers can view and navigate 3D building models without the need for the underlying software or authoring tools that were used to generate the model. This is a major trend in project delivery: deploying platforms that achieve true BIM-in-the-cloud functionality, including generative capacity, he says.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.