Planning & Design

Esri’s ArcGIS basemaps integrated into Autodesk Civil 3D and AutoCAD 

Industry leaders in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sectors are increasingly relying on the interoperability of geographic information systems (GIS) and building information modelling (BIM) to reduce costs and boost efficiency across...

Mappable launches Neurogeocoder API to revolutionise mapping solutions for UAE businesses 

Mappable, a global company that brings powerful and highly customisable mapping solutions to the local markets, announces the launch of its new product — the Neurogeocoder API, which is now available to all clients in the UAE.  The Neurogeocoder...

Globant announces the fifth edition of Women That Build Awards 

A digitally native company focused on reinventing businesses through innovative technology solutions has announced the launch of the fifth edition of the Women that Build Awards, an annual recognition that promotes global visibility (Latin America, Europe,...

Powering progress: how the digital exchange of data supports smarter urban planning 

Discover insights from Shervin Yousefzadeh, GS1 UK’s Head of Construction, as he explores how digital data exchange and GS1 standards revolutionise urban planning, driving efficiency, sustainability and safety in the AEC and FM industries. The...

Smart integration: Advancing sustainable design paradigms 

Explore the visionary insights of Mark Parson, Project Director at HDR, a global design firm ranked number six among the world’s best design firms. With nearly two decades of expertise in building engineering services, Mark drives innovation across...

Digital Twins: A new model for urban governance 

A vivid three-dimensional rendering of a bridge appeared on the intelligent monitor and evaluation platform at Beijing Yunlu Technology, pointing to key factors of bridge health. Real-time status, events, transportation navigation and traffic conditions...

The future of planning and design technology in the built environment sector   

Mark Norton, Digital Design Director at chapmanbdsp, reflects on the evolution of technology in planning and design over his 35-year career in the built environment sector. From the early adoption of Computer-Aided Design to the rise of Building Information...

Amrax and Ranplan partner to make wireless networks smarter through spatial design 

Amrax, a 3D modelling and spatial data capture company, has announced a strategic partnership with network planning solution provider Ranplan Wireless.   The collaboration will enable designers to use 3D modelling to create ultra efficient...

Getting to grips with the Biodiversity Net Gain DEFRA metric and the spatial risk multiplier 

With Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) recently coming into law, it’s important that developers and associated parties get to grips with some of the technical elements of the legislation to successfully work through planning. In this article, Ian Hambleton,...

Revolutionising urban spaces with technology: The future of car parks 

Ben Marchant, Chief Operating Officer at 3ti, explores how urban spaces are changing to integrating solar technologies into our public car parks, changing our transportation, environment and public spaces forever.  The UK has around 30,000 car parks...

Mergers to materials: Four companies working towards advanced fire safety 

From concrete solutions, programmes, company mergers and more. Discover four companies around the world, working towards the advancements shaping the Fire Stopping Materials industry, ensuring heightened safety standards in construction and beyond. ...

How can advancements in technology improve urban planning to create more inclusive communities for people with disabilities? 

I ask two experts how technology can support urban areas in enhancing their inclusivity and accessibility during the planning and design stage, beyond ticking legal boxes.   Accessible transportation  We have seen a slow adoption of...