Yearly Archive: 2017

Data-driven simulations and the performance of the building

Simulations driven by data let a different stakeholder’s contributions in designing and eventually progress towards the performance of the building’s future. It makes the performance of high buildings feasible and a casual incidence. AEC professionals accelerate and make the intelligent-design decision when both Virtual Reality (VR) and building information modeling (BIM) technology are linked. This will let the association of different stakeholders and offers real-time interpretation at every stage of the construction process.

BIM consulting brings any complex 3D geometry to complete integration and helps in conflict resolution. It attains the maximum potential if it is combined with the VR. Thus by making use of the complete data entrenched inside the BIM model, the VR platform will offer an engineer or architect with full immersive and calculable design.

In the limits of the virtual environment, the project partners can compare the building look between morning and evening eight ‘o’ clock. This will let them know the about the reaction of their building to different environmental factors, including the temperature, time of year and weather. Also, they can see the impact of one design on the complete structure.

VR will make use of the entire date of the conventional BIM model and equally let the level of spatial, depth and scale awareness.

Future with BIM and VR collaboration

Apart from enabling realistic and simulation driven by data, VR and BIM allows the designers to foresee the building structures for the future. When the future structure can be visualized, then it will enable producing high performing and lofty building structures.

Simulation helps in integrating with the metropolitan landscapes

Not only the building’s interior performance increase with BIM but also it illustrates the building interaction with the adjoining structures. This is possible with the combination of the mixed reality. MR will further guarantee the building will not disturb the present urban landscapes.

Irrespective of the architect attempting to organize an original structure along with the existing structure, or is considering the best method to deal with a renovation project. If the consolidation of all the data into one BIM model using the mixed reality, then it will enable for dynamic dealings involving both the real and the virtual. This will reduce the chance of a disruption with the neighboring atmosphere.

From model to reality

Even though there are a variety of benefits BIM and VR data bring to AEC, the industry is taking time to adapt the method. This is due to the mindset of people. They are not able to follow the model to reality.

However, when they learn to embrace the BIM and VR simulation techniques, then they can achieve more performance of buildings with a definite plan and all within and short frame of time. Remember that the future of the AEC industry is driven by BIM and VR collaboration, and that makes the skyscrapers possible. Learn to know the techniques and quickly adapt the data-driven simulation to go with the flow and reduce cost and produce efficient construction structures.


President Trump Signs Bill Leaving Internet Privacy Open to Misuse

In a major setback to internet activists and advocates of online freedom, President Trump signed a bill which leaves the online behavior of an individual vulnerable to various threats. The Bill is aimed to repeal the internet privacy regulations recommended by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the last year.

As it is reported by VPN service guide website –, the Bill has been passed into a law and gives the freedom to internet service providers (ISP) to snoop on a user’s browsing habits to create targeted advertising. The ISPs now can freely sell your personal details to third party companies without the specific approval of the customer. The information that can be left exposed may include an individual’s financial information, his contact and location, medical data and family information.

The Executive Director of Mozilla, Mark Surman proposed VPN as the best way to defend one’s online privacy while also advocating Tor and encrypted messaging tools like Signal to fight back with the law.

The Bill had also received severe criticism from various privacy advocates and even ACLU commented that the Congress should have prevented the corporate pressure of making profit a priority than the rights of an individual. They also believed that most Americans wanted their personal internet information to be safely protected. It should be mentioned that none of the Democrats had voted to pass the repeal on the rules that were taken up by the FCC in the last days of Obama administration. Interestingly, a coalition of 46 Senate Democrats requested President Trump to consider not signing the bill last week.

The information about the passing of the new law was also different from the other Bills or executive orders that Trump loves to publicize on the media. The news was disclosed on Monday through a White House Statement, as reported by Reuters. White House explained that the intention behind the law was to create a level playing field between the various ISPs and organizations like Facebook and Google.

The companies already use the vast personal user data to target consumers with better and relevant advertisements. The ISPs had long argued on this point and urged the government for granting them the freedom to harvest personal data.

ISPs like Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T released a statement on Friday saying that they are not going to voluntarily sell the information of a customer. But this was not enough to keep the tensions at bay when many internet users still use questionable methods like torrents to share and access copyrighted material. But most of the users had already learned to use torrent anonymously as the concerns on piracy had been a long-term issue. The law has yet again exposed the need to take the responsibility of internet privacy in one’s own hands.