BIM & Digital Twins Revitalize the Gothic Notre Dame de Paris

BIM & Digital Twins- Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral

Autodesk is providing design and construction technology solutions, including support for Building Information Modeling (BIM), a clever data and geometric 3D modeling method, and all the technical know-how. For enhanced resilience against unforeseen catastrophes and repair, BIM is used to generate a historical digital record. 

Since a fire destroyed Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral on 15 April 2019, a public organization devoted to the cathedral’s preservation and repair has been founded, and it recently declared Autodesk as its official supporter. 

fire destroyed Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral on 15 April 2019

The Notre-Dame Cathedral is a truly magnificent architectural wonder of the world, and Autodesk Vice President of Business Strategy for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Design Solutions Nicolas Mangon stated: “We are humbled to participate in the restoration and future preservation of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Through the French Fondation du Patrimoine (Heritage Foundation), we have contributed funds and technology to support the endeavor ever since the catastrophic fire two years ago, and this announcement further strengthens our commitment. 

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris 

The cathedral church in Paris is known as Notre-Dame de Paris or Notre-Dame Cathedral. It stands out for its size, age, and architectural interest and is the most well-known of all the medieval Gothic cathedrals. 

The ruins of two older churches, which were themselves preceded by a Gallo-Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter, were used as the foundation for Notre Dame, which is located at the eastern extremity of the Île de la Cité. The cathedral was started by Maurice de Sully, bishop of Paris, who around 1160 had the idea of combining the ruins of the two older basilicas into a single construction on a grander scale. Pope Alexander III lay the high altar’s foundation stone in 1163, and it was dedicated in 1189. By 1250, the choir, western facade, and nave were all finished, and during the following one hundred years, porches, chapels, and other adornments were added. 

The Norte Dame Cathedral Fire Incident – April 2019  

Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral caught fire underneath its roof. The building’s spire had fallen, the majority of its roof had been destroyed, and its top walls had been seriously damaged by the time the structure fire had been put out. Its stone vaulted ceiling, which mainly contained the blazing roof as it collapsed, saved the interior from significant damage.  

Early in the emergency, several works of art and religious artifacts were taken to safety, but some suffered smoke damage and part of the outside art was destroyed or severely damaged. The cathedral’s altar, two pipe organs, and three rose windows from the 13th century all sustained minimal to no damage.  

Autodesk’s BIM and Digital Twins to the Rescue 

The city of Paris announced a competition to elicit innovative design solutions for the urban landscape surrounding the cathedral in order to bring forth a new vision for the future of Notre-Dame. The competition began in 2021. This includes the courtyard, its underground areas (parking garage and historical crypt), the public squares, the region around the Seine River, and the surrounding streets. Four worldwide teams of urban designers, architects, and landscape architects were asked by the city of Paris and Autodesk to take part in the challenge and remodel the area around this well-known landmark. 

To further aid the teams during their development phases, Autodesk supplied knowledge along with a variety of tools and resources (including their BIM solution). The teams were provided a 3D representation of the current site in order to better comprehend and assess the region. 

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The area around Notre Dame will be completely redesigned under the direction of Bureau Bas Smets and includes the architect agency/urban planner GRAU and the architectural agency Neufville-Gayet for the historic component. 

The three other teams, in addition to the one led by Bureau Bas Smets, are: 

  • Grafton Architects, h2o, and urban planner Urban Eco, led by landscape architect Michel Desvignes. 
  • Town planner Auxilia, the landscape architect Ateliers Jours, and the architecture firm of Aymeric Antoine & Pierre Dufour 
  • Urban-landscape designer Jacqueline Osty & associates, heritage architects Bernard Desmoulin and the Orma Architettura agency. 

The winning design will be on view, along with those from the other teams, at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris. 

All the teams were assisted by Autodesk in creating photorealistic 3D representations of their concepts, which gave the jury and the general audience a clear idea of what each team’s vision was. Additionally, city authorities feel that since so much of the architecture and landscape can be seen in a virtual environment before construction, there will be fewer mistakes and greater communication between them and the team. 

The public entity that is committed to the preservation and restoration of Notre Dame is using the new innovative digital approach to enable cloud collaboration among stakeholders and rely on a common data environment to serve as a central repository for all project information so that all authorized stakeholders can have access to the most recent data and plans. 

Autodesk was able to produce a 3D BIM model of the Notre Dame Cathedral as it was previous to the fire utilizing data generated using reality capture technology before the disaster. After the fire, Autodesk produced 3D comparison models using recent reality capture data. 

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Theorem-XR adds AR, XR, and VR Capabilities for AEC Systems

Theorem-XR- Extended Reality (XR) Solution

Revit, Navisworks, and Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) formats are now supported by Theorem-XR, an Extended Reality (XR) solution that enables design, engineering, and manufacturing organizations to optimize, visualize, and collaborate around 3D design data independent of location. 

Users can now import data from various sources into a single session with the new Q2 2022 version. This also incorporates Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) data (JT), scanned data, and 3D CAD (3DExperience, Catia, Alias, Creo, FBX, Inventor, NX, Solidworks, STEP, and VRED) in addition to BIM. 

According to Theorem Solutions, Data pre-processing for Theorem-XR is a “seamless, and a totally automated process,”. Users can drag and drop files from the file system, “save as” from their CAD session, or directly drive it from their PLM workflow. Additionally, data can be used to build Unity or Unreal assets for in-house XR solutions. 

Who are Theorem Solutions? 

Since 1989, Theorem Solutions, a UK-based company, has provided technology for the AEC industry that includes automatic CAD migration among other things. Theorem Solutions helps its clients get the most out of their 3D CAD assets by working mostly with engineering and manufacturing firms.  

According to Theorem Solutions, the intellectual property that is included in CAD assets is the most valuable asset for many engineering firms, so maximizing that value is essential for these businesses. They have since developed to allow the usage of those 3D CAD files in XR experiences, enabling collaboration within these AR, VR, and XR experiences. 

Theorem XR – Virtual Reality 

Theorem-XR adds AR, XR, and VR capabilities for AEC systems in their new Q2 2022 version. A variety of AR, MR, and VR devices now support the Extended Reality (XR) solution’s ability to mix data from Revit, Navisworks, and IFC with 3D CAD. 

Theorem-XR software users will be able to use a new “holographic pen” in the virtual environment with this new release, enabling markups to be generated in real-time during a session over the virtual display. This will make it much simpler to visualize potential changes that should be made, note the next steps in an action plan, identify potential conflicts in a design during the planning stage rather than learning about them while working on the project, and simply leave annotated notes for participants who couldn’t attend a live collaboration session. 

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Theorem-XR is compatible with a variety of AR/MR/VR platforms, including the Microsoft HoloLens 2, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Magic Leap, Oculus Quest, Android, and iOS devices. Theorem-XR utilizes Azure Remote Rendering to support huge datasets across several devices (ARR). 

Support for HoloLens 2’s new location features, which let users specify where 3D models appear in relation to a QR code, is one of the new features in Theorem-XR Q2 2022. 

The assessment procedure for comparing digital content to actual things is improved with increased precision and flexibility thanks to the ability to represent data in this way. 

Users may finally visualize the assembly structure in VR just like they could in CAD. To make it simpler to traverse designs and jump right to the portions they need to evaluate with their scenario, there is an option to highlight specific elements and components. 

Embracing Extended Reality in the Construction Industry  

Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and extended reality (XR), which were once considered to be far-fetched, futuristic concepts that sounded fantastic in principle but felt more like science fiction, are now becoming more and more ubiquitous in office settings. Extended reality (XR) enables improved collaboration and planning, as well as optimizing some workflows over the course of a project.  

While it is undoubtedly not a technology used in all fields, its utilization is beginning to rise as it becomes more available and user-friendly. The market for AR in workplace environments is anticipated to expand from $1.6 billion in 2018 to over $30 billion by 2025, representing a 51.7 percent compound annual growth rate, according to research from last autumn (CAGR).  

While many people still primarily identify XR tools like AR, VR, and MR with gaming and other forms of entertainment, there are substantial business use cases in the AEC industry. The capacity to work with relevant stakeholders in an ever-easier manner while viewing an accurate and dynamic 3D model is a game-changer and may significantly help the construction industry achieve its aim of finishing more projects on time and within budget at all stages of a project. 

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Enhance Construction Workflows & Collaboration with Extended Reality (XR)

Extended Reality (XR)

Technology has changed the face of the AEC (architecture, engineering & construction) industry. 

Reality technology, in particular, looks very promising for the construction sector, assisting teams with better communication and collaboration both on the job site and in the office, as well as accuracy and confidence throughout planning and construction. At the moment, technologies like mixed reality (MR), augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) are applied in construction workflows. They are collectively known as extended reality or XR. 

At first, the world of virtual architecture & construction software can appear intimidating. AEC businesses that are just starting with digital design software, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR) face the challenge of transitioning and adapting to new technology. 

However, the early movers and adapters say that AR/VR has helped their organization with simplified design workflows, made it easier to collaborate with clients and co-workers, and eliminated time-consuming paperwork. 

Many companies are incorporating virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) into their presentations as soon as possible. It’s no surprise that more and more AEC design firms are beginning to use these cutting-edge technologies. 

XR (Extended Reality) in Construction 

The study and development of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry have a long history, illustrating the benefits of these technologies for a wide range of stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of buildings. Although prior research in a variety of AR/VR sectors in the AEC industry is relatively rare, it is distributed, and certain fields have benefited more than others. 

The construction sector relies on visual imaging systems to accurately communicate information about form, functions, and performance. Due to time and money limits, convenience, health and safety concerns, and logistics, employing virtual solutions in this situation may be significantly more practicable than deploying actual prototypes. 

As technology advances, reality takes on new forms and meanings, opening up fresh perspectives on various things, places, and surroundings. Utilizing “reality” technology, a wide range of enterprises and sectors are enhancing, growing, and promoting their operations. 

Employing Extended reality (XR) on a construction project aids in the elimination of bottlenecks, the improvement of collaboration, and the implementation of lean delivery. 

XR Facilitating Cross-Functional Collaboration in Construction 

Architects are responsible for the entire design of buildings, which includes its objective and material selection, shape, and integration into the environment. 

In order to translate a building design into a constructible structure and to recommend ways to make designs more efficient and cost-effective, engineers are typically in charge of fixing technical problems. 

In the conventional design-bid-build process, architects and engineers are usually kept apart, which creates counterproductive processes. 

Technologies like AR/VR and BIM unite engineers and architects around shared objectives and methods of accessing a project, creating new opportunities for project streamlining and improving outcomes. 

Successful and sustainable building design depends on establishing a vision for a project and looking into ways to realize it “Together.” 

AR in Construction 

The use of AR varies according to the stages and departments of a construction project. The most popular and obvious technology to use in a building project, according to several researchers, is augmented reality (AR). Unquestionably, augmented reality will play a significant role in the construction industry’s transition to a completely automated sector in the near future. 

Any user with a smartphone device can utilize augmented reality technology to bring complex data sets to the field and display, share, and study them simply in a user-friendly style, boosting workflows and communication. 

Consider a site meeting, for instance. Using the AR application on their own devices, designers, engineers, contractors, investors, owners, and even non-technical community stakeholders may see what a project will look like via a 3D model. People can raise issues, ask questions, and immediately resolve issues while viewing the model overlay on the actual construction site. 

Users can quickly and comprehensively grasp the project from their devices, and in much more depth than they could with a 2D data collection, as opposed to swarming around paper plans. 

Users may understand what they’re seeing without having a technical background or years of expertise reading or analyzing designs. 

Users of the AR tool can also record notes, measurements, and images while on location. To guarantee effective follow-up, team members can establish tasks before the meeting ends and assign them to other team members. The ability to exchange and observe updates from the field from the office strengthens the connections across teams, workflows, and data. 

The construction sector will greatly benefit from augmented reality (AR) software’s ability to view and understand the outside world in real-time while projecting visuals onto it. 

3D designs assist the project teams to identify problem areas and identify faults before construction activity starts. Teams can quickly understand where ducting, pipes, columns, windows, and access points are located. This makes it simpler to make changes before, during, and after the project. 

VR in Construction  

Construction efficiency is of growing importance, which puts further pressure on architects and designers to identify potential problems early in the planning stages of the building process. Virtual reality technology also offers a useful planning and rendering tool. It is extensively used by developers to examine actual 3D realizations of architectural projects. 

Architects and designers can obtain a better sense of a space before it is ever built and can therefore better plan their approach to developing it by combining BIM technology and immersive VR headsets. 

Additionally, the VR technology enables companies to provide a stronger argument when competing for a new project: rather than presenting a 2D depiction or a model, they can take the stakeholders on a virtual tour of the future area. 

Since VR provides a fully immersive experience, it is a particularly effective tool for design teams, contractors, and owners to review and approve plans as well as understand sites and spaces. The VR application controls the entire environment that the user sees, resulting in a one-of-a-kind, detailed, and dynamic individual experience. 

Owners are able to fully immerse themselves in a building’s proposed design and watch the idea come to life. 

A team member who might not be on the Jobsite but wants to understand the conditions there might virtually visit a scanned 3D model of the site in the office, improving communication with workers there. 

Construction companies can also utilize VR to instruct staff members on specific jobs in a secure setting, such as how to operate heavy machinery or install electrical wiring. 

Autodesk to Boost its XR (Extended Reality) Capabilities 

According to Autodesk, virtual reality can aid in improving worker resilience and distant cooperation, both of which have seen significant increases in the aftermath of the global pandemic. XR solutions offer a method to electronically keep teams together and projects moving despite physical distances and ever-changing travel restrictions. 

Autodesk stated that it is investing in XR for a variety of reasons, including: 

  • Resilience – As a result of the global pandemic, the need for increased workforce resiliency and remote collaboration has grown significantly. With physical distances and ever-changing travel restrictions, XR solutions provide a way to virtually keep teams together and projects moving. 
  • Accessibility and Affordability – Professional-grade VR/AR equipment was previously out of reach for many people. Most smartphones now support AR, and headsets cost a few hundred dollars instead of thousands, putting the power of XR in the hands of anyone, anywhere, at any time. 
  • Sustainability – In-person collaboration frequently necessitates costly travel, which contributes unnecessarily to harmful carbon emissions. Furthermore, when teams are unable to meet to work through design issues together, costly rework and significant material waste are frequently the results. Teams can save time, money, and materials by using cloud collaboration that is streamlined, instantaneous, and immersive. 

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The Future of Construction – Embracing Extended Reality  

The use of extended reality technologies is improving how construction companies operate. Project teams may operate more precisely and efficiently, make better judgments more quickly, collaborate and communicate more effectively, and enhance physical realities with digital material. 

Although XR has many applications in the construction sector, each individual technology is similar to any other tool in that it has certain considerations and works best in specific situations. Understanding virtual, augmented, and mixed reality more thoroughly will make it clearer which technology to use in certain circumstances. 

For any user or stakeholder, VR, AR, and MR solutions simplify the complicated by bringing data and designs to life and making digital content immediately clear and actionable, whether in the field or the office.  

Early adopters and adapters of Extended Reality technology like virtual reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), or Mixed Reality (MR)in the AEC sector are poised to disrupt numerous global sectors. 

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Graphisoft Releases ArchiCad 26 – Manage Less & Design More

Graphisoft Releases ArchiCad 26

“Stay focused, design more.” Graphisoft, a developer of BIM software solutions for architecture, made this claim at the launch of Archicad 26, the most recent version of their main architectural design tool. The announcement was made after Graphisoft celebrated its 40th anniversary in a big way at its Hungarian headquarters, along with enhancements to the rest of the company’s products and services. 

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is being employed by an increasing number of design professionals and is regarded as the most in-demand expertise in the AEC industry. 

BIM has established itself as the future of architecture, thanks to the ongoing addition of new features and intriguing enhancements. The ground-breaking software has been a powerful instrument with a lengthy list of priceless features for decades, including error detection, cost and material waste reduction, risk mitigation, workflow optimization, and, most importantly, enabling seamless, cross-disciplinary collaboration. 

BIM must continuously reinvent itself in a changing world where projects must consider issues like sustainability and are generally more complicated. It must be quick to adopt new technology, boost automation, and encourage improved teamwork. In this approach, it can keep up with modern issues by developing concurrently with the industry and continue to support architects in tackling the difficulties and possibilities they frequently face. 

With all of this in mind, recognized BIM architectural software provider Graphisoft unveiled its most recent products and services, including Archicad 26, as part of their “40 Years of Building Together” celebration. By adding additional functions and upgrades, the company hopes to pave the way for a time when BIM is more advanced and interconnected, enabling architects to concentrate on what they do best: unleashing their creativity to produce beautiful designs.  

Archicad 26 – Stay Focussed & Design More 

Archicad 26 has been updated to help architects and engineers better streamline their work and stay organized through various improvements across the areas of design, documentation, visualization, and collaboration, giving them more time to concentrate on the design process instead of project management duties. Design projects are getting bigger and more complex. 

According to Graphisoft CEO Huw Roberts, the company is focused on offering the functions that enable architects to keep their creative flow to “remain focused, design more.” He and other Graphisoft executives agree that architecture as a profession has changed substantially from a few years ago and that it now involves more than just designing and producing. Sometimes data management overwhelms architects while they are coding, which disrupts their creative flow. When it comes to completing repeated chores, this is especially true. 

Archicad 26- Features & Capabilities 

  • Design 

Additional features in Archicad 26 are intended to boost productivity and free up more time for design work. This includes faster modeling and documentation of surface openings, improved graphic override options, and more intuitive attribute management through a structured hierarchy that keeps projects organized.  

Archicad 26 also includes faster finding and navigating to specific views and layouts inside the design project using the new Navigator Search. Additionally, using graphical editing techniques, the software enables the creation of parametric object libraries (including doors, windows, etc), (Available for Graphisoft Forward subscribers only). A feature first offered in Archicad 25 and enhanced with extra capabilities for Archicad 26 allows users to quickly and easily design bespoke kitchen cabinets that comply with regional standards and criteria. 

Additionally, the 2D editing feature that aids in maintaining consistency when utilizing the radial stretch command for curved items like circles and ellipses has been enhanced in response to customer demands. 

  • Documentation 

With fewer manual workarounds needed, documentation in Archicad 26 is quicker to produce and more accurate. A new auto text for master layouts minimizes errors by routinely updating the title block content pertaining to documentation.  

Changes to the level dimension tool enable users to take advantage of information already present in the model for a more streamlined documentation process. Users identify and add many rules to combinations at once without needing to scroll. Additionally, managing graphic override combinations is simpler, and importing many PDF pages only requires one click. 

  • Visualization 

With out-of-the-box solutions, visualization advancements in Archicad 26 allow architects to produce high-end, fully textured images quickly and easily for client approvals. Users now have more flexibility over file optimization in the publisher workflow because of the enhanced 3D model export functionality in Archicad 26.  

The improved BIMx Web and Desktop Viewers also provide on-the-fly rendering for more realistic visualization. A completely new supplementary surface catalog with hundreds of surfaces has also been included, along with fresh contemporary textures (for Graphisoft Forward and SSA customers). The rendering engine that comes with Archicad and the new catalog is completely compatible. 

  • Collaboration 

For quicker, more seamless communication between engineers and architects, the latest version of Archicad delivers improved structural analytical model workflows and usability changes. It makes the model’s detailed information more accessible. This includes precise building lifetime analysis and sustainability reports using up-to-date, dependable energy and CO2 building material data.  

Meanwhile, thanks to advances in the SAF translator, one-touch information sharing between Archicad, and structural analysis software keep architects and structural engineers on schedule and in sync. 

The Future is BIM Shaped? 

Architects and engineers are the two core professions in the construction industry, and their skills are completely complementary. In general, architects are in charge of the overall design of buildings, whereas engineers are considered technicians who assist in putting this vision into action. However, the most forward-thinking and fruitful collaborations between the two blur this line significantly. 

Graphisoft has strived to keep up with the latest innovations by enhancing Archicad solutions and services, addressing current challenges, and tackling more complex designs. Moving forward, the next steps appear to be clear, especially as new technologies enter the market and new applications for BIM are discovered.  

BIM with Archicad completely changes the way you collaborate & communicate 

Archicad 26 is now available for download in International, US, UK, and Ireland, German, Austrian, French, and Italian. The remaining versions will be available later this year. Around the world, the company currently supports 29 localized versions. 

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India’s New Magnificent Parliament! – Designed for Ambition

New Indian Parliament building

A new parliament building is currently being built in New Delhi as part of India’s Central Vista Redevelopment Project. When finished, it will replace the Parliament House, which is currently home to the Indian Parliament and is situated right across from the construction site of the new structure. 

On December 10, 2020, in New Delhi, the Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, set the cornerstone for the new Indian Parliament Building in a ceremony that was also attended by cabinet ministers and ambassadors from many nations. The Prime Minister also presided over the ground-breaking ceremony for the structure, which is planned to be finished by October 2022 in time to host the Parliament’s winter session. The new Parliament will be 64,500 square meters in size. 

Parliament of India – A Brief History

The strength of the Indian democratic system is evident in its Parliament, which survived the country’s war for independence from colonial authority and was there for many significant historical events. The Indian Constitution was adopted in this structure, which also served as independent India’s first Parliament.  

Therefore, it is of utmost importance to preserve and revitalize the Parliament building’s unique legacy. The Parliament building, located in the center of Central Vista, is a symbol of India’s democratic spirit. The current Parliament House in India was built during the colonial era by British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and took six years to complete (1921-1927). The edifice, which used to be known as the Council House, served as the Imperial Legislative Council’s home. 

In 1956, two stories were added to the Parliament building to accommodate the need for more room. The Parliament Museum was added in 2006 to highlight India’s 2,500-year history of democratic traditions. The structure needed to be significantly altered to serve the needs of a modern Parliament. 

For the largest democracy in the world, the Parliament House has functioned as “The Temple of National Discussions.” Since the country’s independence, the two houses of the Parliament have served as its cornerstones, supporting its socio-economic development. 

The New Parliament Building – Design & Features 

New Parliament building- Triangular Shape

  • Design – The ambitious design of the New Parliament building captures the ambitions of 135,000,000 Indians. 
  • Blueprint – Triangular-shaped building to ensure optimum space utilization with a Built-up area of 65000 sq. meters. 
  • An Ensemble – The Old and New Parliament will function in tandem to facilitate smooth and efficient parliamentary operations 
  • An Embodiment of Indian Heritage – The New Parliament would incorporate cultural and local arts and crafts to showcase the dynamism and diversity of contemporary India. 
  • Divyang Friendly – Divyang friendly (easily accessible for people with disabilities to move around freely & independently). 
  • Central Lounge – The central lounge complements the open courtyard with the national tree (Banyan Tree). 
  • Spacious Legislative Chambers – 384 Rajya Sabha seats and 888 Lok Sabha seats, respectively, would be installed in the new complex. The Lok Sabha chamber itself will be able to hold 1272 members in case of a combined session, unlike the current parliament structure, which lacks a central hall. 
  • Lok Sabha – Floor Plan – 3 times bigger Lok Sabha with 888 seats to facilitate ease of sitting. Design inspired by the Peacock (National Bird) Theme. 
  • Rajya Sabha – Seating Space – Based on the Lotus (National Flower) Theme with a seating capacity of 384 seats. 
  • State-of-the-Art Constitutional Hall – Symbolism of Democracy 
  • Ultra-Modern Office Spaces – Secure, efficient, and equipped with the latest technology. 
  • Modern Audio-Visual Systems – Purpose designed large Committee Rooms equipped with Modern Audio-Visual Systems to facilitate efficiency. 
  • Revamped Sansad Bhavan – Designed for employment opportunities and an economic revitalization across the construction value chain. 
  • Top-notch Library – Efficient for information gathering of archived material. 
  • Energy Efficient Parliament – Platinum-Rated Green Building, India’s commitment towards environmental sustainability. 

The New Parliament Building – Project Details 

Energy Efficient Parliament

  • Location – Plot No. 118, Sansad Marg New Delhi, India 
  • Ground-breaking – 1st October 2020 
  • Completion Date – 20th December 2022 (estimated) 
  • Budget₹862 crore INR (US$110 million) 
  • Architect – Bimal Patel 
  • Architecture Firm – HCP Design Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd 
  • Chief Contractor – Tata Projects Ltd. 

The structure is intended to last more than 150 years. It is intended to withstand earthquakes and will have architectural designs from many regions of India. Since the number of MPs may rise due to India’s expanding population and ensuing future redistricting, the projected Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha chambers will feature spacious seating capacities to accommodate more members than are already present. The structure will contain committee rooms and ministerial offices on its four stories. 

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Real-Time Rendering on Mac – Enscape for Mac is now Shipping for SketchUp 2021 and 2022

Enscape for Mac is now Available for SketchUp

Enscape stated that the Mac platform now supports its well-known real-time rendering software, which is used by architects and designers all over the world to transform their models into lifelike 3D experiences. Enscape for Mac is now available for SketchUp 2021 and 2022 after a promising beta version. Plug Enscape directly into your SketchUp software and discover the ease and speed of an integrated design and visualization workflow.

Architects and designers can benefit from an integrated real-time visualization and design workflow, quickly transform models into 3D experiences, iterate more successfully, and easily communicate their vision with teams, partners, and clients, freeing up more time to concentrate on creating fantastic spaces. 

Enscape’s vice president of the visualization product division, Petr Mitev, said: “With the launch of Enscape for Mac, the Mac platform now has a totally integrated real-time visualization process. 

“Customers are thrilled to have the option of two fantastic platforms, Windows, and Mac, having participated in the product’s development through our open beta program.” 

Enscape Integration with SketchUp 

Enscape’s Mac integration with SketchUp eliminates the need for synchronization, importing, or exporting. 

“We are happy that our SketchUp users can now use this popular real-time rendering software on the Mac platform,” continued Hugh McEvoy, director of the strategy and business development at Trimble. 

Excitement among Mac users is growing as a result of their new ability to easily develop and see their models in real-time. 

What is Enscape (Enscape GmbH)? 

Enscape is a popular real-time visualization engine for Revit and other BIM software used by architects and designers. 

Revit models are rendered as immersive 3D walkthroughs using the program. Enscape is designed to help AEC teams improve their presentations by providing a vast asset library, customizable atmosphere settings, 360 panorama possibilities, and other features to help them enhance the impact of 3D presentations. 

The design team can simply gather and study input using Enscape’s real-time rendering to create the most impactful solutions for their clients. There’s even a virtual reality (VR) feature in the software. 

What is SketchUp? 

Architects and interior designers primarily use SketchUp as a 3D modeling program. It is frequently regarded as one of the easiest 3D modeling software to learn and operate. 

SketchUp is a sketch-based software that is primarily used for concept design, as the name implies. Some people use SketchUp for more detailed design, but it lacks some of the features found in other architecture software like Revit or Vectorworks. 

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SketchUp has a free version that you can use in your web browser. SketchUp Shop and SketchUp Pro, which come with a plethora of extra features, are available for more advanced users. 

  • Real-time Visualization – Real-time visualization enables you to see models in the Enscape rendering window in real-time. 
  • Real-time Walkthrough – Use the walk, fly, and perspective modes to navigate rendered projects. 
  • Export Options – Export options include still renders, 360-degree panoramas, and web standalone options for exporting and sharing design concepts. 
  • Visual Settings – To achieve the desired look, experiment with various atmosphere, image, capture, and rendering options. 
  • Material Editor – To increase the level of realism, use height maps and adjust textures in the Material Editor. 
  • Synchronized Views – View synchronization entails having the Enscape rendering window display the same view as the project. 
  • Enscape Asset Library – Choose from over 3,000 high-quality, low-poly 3D models in the Enscape Asset Library to add to a project. 
  • Manage Views – save views to quickly return to a project and present it from the best angles.   
  • Render Views – Render views in batches to save time over rendering them individually. 
  • Panorama Tour – To easily share designs, create a navigation mode within the Panorama Gallery. 
  • Language Support – Enscape for Mac supports the following languages: English, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, French, Polish, and Dutch. 

Enscape merged with Chaos in 2022, a developer of visualization technologies that enable artists and designers across all creative industries to create photorealistic imagery and animation. The newly combined company is building an end-to-end ecosystem of 3D visualization tools that is open to all. 

Renowned architecture firms use Enscape software, which is compatible with Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, ArchiCAD, and Vectorworks. Enscape is used in more than 150 countries. 

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5 Key Advantages of Outsourcing Architectural Design and Drafting Services

Architectural Drafting Services

The global economy is being reshaped by competing forces, and no industry is exempt from their influence. 

The AEC industry may appear less susceptible to the effects of digital technologies and Silicon Valley disruptors since it is rooted in the real, physical world. In fact, the cranes highlighting rapidly expanding metropolitan centers and the laborers on construction sites for homes and businesses might tempt some CEOs to think that things would continue as they have in the past. 

The Construction and Architecture industry is just as vulnerable to these setbacks as other sectors, but the effects on the environment will be different. The construction industry needs to transform, and in 2017, the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) outlined how it can do so while increasing efficiency by 50 to 60 percent and adding $1.6 trillion in annual global value.  

Business Executives are considering how to get ready for the changes that are coming, and they are becoming more and more aware that it is not a question of whether or when construction will be impacted.  

Outsourcing Architectural Drafting Services 

Outsourcing architectural drawing services is becoming increasingly common in a variety of businesses. Some of the motivations for outsourcing engineering design work include the availability of high-level knowledge and the efficient use of space. 

Many small and large businesses outsource fundamental work like sketching, mark-up correction, and 3D modeling to other agencies. Outsourcing basic chores expand a company’s options while also allowing it to focus on its primary business. Also, large businesses are under increasing pressure to achieve cost-effectiveness on original design architecture while also dealing with high technical complexity. 

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Outsourcing engineering design benefits the company by shortening product life cycles, reducing time to market, and providing simple access to trained experts, all of which minimize overhead. Keeping up with customer expectations while maintaining quality is a difficult nut to crack, especially with the increased demand for architectural and engineering services. Outsourcing enables businesses to respond to changing client demands without having to invest in more resources. 

A Strategic Growth Approach for Collaboration – Leverage the Potential of Outsourcing Architectural Design and Drafting services 

Outsourcing architectural drafting services is one of the most rapidly expanding global sectors. For a variety of reasons, including cost savings and complete control over the outcomes, more and more businesses are choosing to outsource their architectural design projects to firms in other nations. With recently opened home offices or during extension projects when rooms need to be planned ad hoc without delaying the building, architectural drafting outsourcing is growing in popularity. 

When done correctly, outsourcing can assist a company in enhancing service quality and fulfilling the changing needs of its clientele. Outsourcing has a number of advantages, one of which is that it allows for more efficient use of available time and access to the global CAD skillset. 

  • Define a clear goal for all of your outsourcing projects. To ensure that everyone in your organization is on the same page, share your vision and goals with your outsourcing partner. 
  • Select a reputable professional with prior experience in the services you intend to outsource. To determine competencies and expertise, look into previous work and successes. 
  • To guarantee a smooth process, create an open communication and collaboration plan. 
  • Talk to your outsourcing partner about your in-house work strategy and culture. This way, they’ll know what you’re looking for and how to deliver it. 

Benefits of Outsourcing Architectural Design and Drafting Services 

Benefits of Outsourcing Architectural Drafting Services 

CAD Outsourcing is a powerful tool used by companies around the globe to leverage the global talent pool and get competitive and cost-effective solutions at a quicker TAT (turn-around time). Outsourcing engineering CAD design and drafting allow the organization’s in-house teams to focus on their core competency and more strategic and complex engineering projects. 

At a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6%, the global market for drafting services is anticipated to increase from $4.69 billion in 2021 to $5.33 billion in 2022. The COVID-19 impact, which had previously resulted in restrictive containment measures like social isolation, remote work, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges, is largely to blame for the growth of the companies as they reorganize their operations and recover. The market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 12.0 percent to $8.40 billion in 2026. 

Here are some of the key advantages associated with outsourcing Architectural Design & Drafting Services: 

1. Access to Expertise

You have the flexibility to build your dream engineering and design team by selecting from a large pool of technical resources. With years of experience creating architecture models, as well as the ability to generate and edit isometrics and bills of materials.

2. Flexible Engagement Models

When you outsource engineering CAD services to a company with a track record, you can expect flexibility in engagement models that are tailored to the client’s schedule. Fixed-price, time and resources, a hybrid model, and a wholly tailored arrangement to meet the needs of the clients.

3. Enhance Productivity

You gain the advantage of innovative and smart CAD solutions that explore creative ways to deal with the real-world complexity of design and engineering when you employ specialized CAD expertise. This means that the engineers not only use the software tools and recommended practices to create smart solutions for enhancing design efficiency and overall productivity, but they also think beyond the box.

4. Compliant with International Standards & Codes

A crucial part of any engineering design is structural engineering. As a result, precision is critical for the newly constructed structural models. Furthermore, outsourced partners comply with international design regulations and standards and codes, ensuring that you receive compliant results.

5. Cost-Efficient & Competitive Solutions

You can save on the project cost by outsourcing architectural drawing services to a competent CAD partner. With creative designs and solutions to boost productivity and efficiency, a dependable partner can add significant value to you and help you speed up your delivery schedule with quick turnarounds. 

The Future of Construction lies in Collaboration 

Each stakeholder in the construction value chain will need to create their own plan for navigating or instigating disruption. Particularly vulnerable to commoditization and falling proportion of value for certain of their activities are engineering and design, materials distribution, logistics, general contracting, and specialist subcontracting. Businesses might attempt to uphold existing positions while adapting to the changing environment, or they can reinvent themselves to benefit from developments in the sector. Everyone will need to spend money on tools like agile businesses. 

The demand for computer-aided design (CAD) services is predicted to increase, which will fuel the market for drafting services. The practice of designing and drafting products, structures, or other things while using computer technology is known as computer-aided design (CAD). Due to the enormous advantages that CAD offers to consumers, architects, interior designers, and real estate developers, CAD outsourcing has emerged as being particularly pertinent in the field of architecture and building design. For instance, the American software business Autodesk reported that its revenue from the sale of its building, engineering, and architectural products, as well as its AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT products, increased by 37% in 2019. The market for drafting services is therefore expanding as a result of the rising demand for CAD services. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2023 Hits the Road – Key Features and Updates

Key features of Civil 3D 2023

The new features in all of the Autodesk products are always interesting to see.  

Autodesk has formally launched Autodesk Civil 3D 2023 along with the associated Autodesk Civil Infrastructure 2023, a group of products, which also includes: 

  • Project Explorer 2023  
  • Grading Optimization 2023 
  • Geotechnical Modeler 202 
  • Subassembly Composer 2023 
  • Infrastructure Parts Editor 
  • Autodesk Vehicle Tracking  
  • Infraworks 2023 
  • Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS 

AEC Collection subscription is required to access several features, such as Project Explorer and Grading Optimization. Civil 3D 2023 does, however, come with several fantastic new features and capabilities. 

Let’s take a closer look. 

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2023 – Key Features and Updates 

This year, Autodesk focused on adding or repairing functionality in response to customer demands in addition to performance improvements. Let’s look at some of the essential details regarding this new edition of Autodesk Civil3D. 

Numerous new AutoCAD 2023 and Map3D 2023 graphics and printing performance improvements are featured in the new Civil 3D 2023, which may have an impact on your existing project work and processes. 

Let’s check out the new updated and key features Autodesk Civil 3D 2023 has to offer: 

Grading Optimization (GO)

Grading Optimization

Given that Grading Optimization is one of the best new tools for Autodesk Civil 3D in a very long time, we are certain that there will be a tonne more information and updates in the future. The following new features are added to GO (Grading Optimization) 2023, which was released last year. 

  • Revival of non-colinear segments in Civil 3D 2023 – Feature lines frequently overlapped and were returned as “colinear feature lines” in earlier iterations of the software when the optimized surface was supplied to Civil 3D. The number of feature lines a customer must manage, and the drawing instability both decreased in 2023 when feature lines are returned as non-colinear. 
  • Notification Center – Conflicts between constraints are one of the details regarding the optimization process that are provided by the Notification Center, a new interface. 
  • Enhanced Convergence and Validation Graphs – Customers can use this information to track the development and effectiveness of the optimization thanks to these graphs. The graphs have been improved to offer more visibility and more beneficial support throughout the optimization process. 
  • Enhanced Progress Bar – The progress bar has been improved to display visual indicators of the optimization process’ present stage. 
  • Help Center – This new interface gives users access to user assistance resources such as the GO help system, basic workflow support, tutorials, and sample documents. 

Pressure Pipe Network

Pressure Pipe Network- AutoCAD Civil 3D 2023

A pressure network’s pipe run profile will only add grips to the reduced lengths rather than to all of the PVIs. This facilitates editing the profile. You can now choose to follow a different profile in a particular set of stations as an alternative. 

The property selected for a pressure plan part may also be displayed in the profile view label. Gravity pipe networks also fall under this.  

Some customer-requested enhancements are also added to the pressure pipe network in Civil 2023 which include: 

  • PVIs on the pipe run profile has been reduced to simply cut lengths and elbows. 
  • The dynamic column was eliminated from the Pipe Run Profile dialogue. 
  • The Pipe Run Profile Dialog now includes a Reference Profile. At PVIs, break cut lengths 
  • The tooltip’s text for “Cleanup PVIs” has been changed. 
  • Default cut length from feature settings should be used if there isn’t one in the parts list. 

Corridor Solid Property Set & Targeting

Corridor solid property set and targeting

Based on BIM requirements, Civil 3D 2023 expands the property set data for corridor solids. Additionally, it includes options for targeting filter corridors, multiple surfaces, and dynamic targeting of particular layers. 

The functionality has changed so that after choosing a layer as the target, all additional items added to that layer will be dynamically added as targets. 

  • Expanded corridor solids property set data 
  • Data for the property set is dynamically updated as the corridor changes. 
  • Even after a corridor revision, the solid handle ID remains. 
  • Targeting in a dynamic layer 
  • Tooltips in the Target Mapping dialogue box that are helpful 
  • Sort feature lines and alignments by character or name. 
  • Target several surfaces simultaneously 

Rail Switch & Crossings Enhancement

Rail switch and crossing enhancements

– Utilize the US turnout catalog that is now part of Civil 3D and create rail can’t labels at each station along an alignment. The new turnout feature has been expanded to include custom inputs and now supports US standards. 

  • Make use of the US unique trackwork catalogs 
  • Replace the current catalog with a customized one. 
  • Any station site can produce a new cant information label. 

Subassembly Composer enhancements

Subassembly Composer enhancements- AutoCAD Civil 3D 2023

Now, any unsaved modifications will be indicated by an asterisk next to the file name. A new Auxiliary Curve node has also been added to facilitate the creation of auxiliary geometry. 

  • The ability to build an auxiliary curve object has been added (comparable to the auxiliary line and auxiliary point objects). 
  • Customers can generate temporary geometry to serve as the foundation for other design aspects using the auxiliary curve. 
  • An added indicator alerts users when modifications to the subassembly they are working in have not yet been saved. 

Project Explorer Enhancements

The capabilities of Project Explorer have grown ever since they were first introduced in Civil 3D 2021.1. 

The 2023 version adds even more capability to reporting and tables by enabling the display of quantity totals for rows and columns as well as customized remarks. These values are shown in the Object tab and report when you enable the Total Cell setting. 

By setting the Total Cell to yes in the Object Sets, you can display the totals row for AutoCAD tables. The Edit Table Styles feature gives you complete control over the text size and row heights for tables. You can individually change the total rows and data rows’ sizes and texts in this window. 

  • Display totals in the Project Explorer dialogue box 
  • Create rows and columns for total quantities 
  • Control text size and row height 
  • Compare COGO points and parcels to feature lines 

Viewport Enhancements

Viewport Enhancements- AutoCAD Civil 3D 2023

When you access a Profile or Section View viewport in older versions of Civil 3D, it would draw every entity there. If a pipe network is present in a section view, for example, the full pipe network is rendered each time you enter the viewport. The performance is significantly impacted by this. 

The following entities will not be drawn for viewports in paper space that are set to Profile or Section View types in Civil 3D 2023: 

  • Pipe networks 
  • Pressure pipe networks 
  • Surfaces 
  • Alignments 
  • DBGraph entities (profile view, section view, mass haul view, superelevation view) are not within the viewport range 

This will speed up transitioning between model and paper space in typical designs that include those viewports by about 50%. It will also be quicker to publish. The performance improvement increases linearly with the number of profile and section viewports in the drawing. 

The only drawback is that you must use the REGENALL command to update the aforementioned entities in the view if you zoom in or relocate the viewport position. 

Performance Enhancements 

Performance Enhancements - AutoCAD Civil 3D 2023

  • Improvements to section view performance 
  • Average speedup of 20% for sample line editing 
  • An increase in Event Viewer performance of at least 33% 
  • Enhanced section viewport functionality 

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GeoBIM – A Marvellous Merger of GIS & BIM for Evolving Infrastructure Development

GeoBIM

The AEC sector has transitioned from 2D to 3D BIM (Building Information Modeling) in recent years, allowing for greater information visualization and exchange. 

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is a tool for analysis and visualization that has been used for more than 50 years in a variety of fields, including geospatial research and natural resource management, to address location-related issues by fusing spatial and attribute data. The GIS sector has also been investigating and attempting to enter 3D modeling. 

The merging of the two fields of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) gave rise to the notion of GeoBIM. 

Can the realms of BIM and GIS work well together? 

Let’s find out. 

GIS – Geographical Information System 

GIS, or geographical information system, is software that analyzes, stores, and manipulates geographical information so that it can be seen in relation to other things. It can be used across numerous industries to gather all kinds of information from environmental data to determine logistics. 

GIS can take any source of relevant data and turn it into an interactive map, from spreadsheets to satellites, IoT to information databases. Remote sensing data is one of the most distant sources of data for GIS. 

BIM Building Information Modelling 

Building Information Modeling (BIM) describes the method of advancement and use of a computerized model to simulate the planning, design, construction, and operation of a building or facility. The resulting model or a Building Information Model is a data-rich, object-oriented, rational, and parametric digital representation of the facility containing both graphical and non-graphical information in a Common Data Environment (CDE) (a shared repository for digital project information). 

A Building Information Model characterizes the geometry, spatial relationships, geographic information, quantities and properties of building elements, cost estimates, material inventories, and project schedule. Therefore, Building Information Modelling BIM provides all information associated with the building or facility, including its physical/functional characteristics and project life cycle information, in a series of “Smart objects”. 

GeoBIM – The Convergence of BIM & GIS 

GIS has traditionally been used to model urban infrastructure and perform 2D spatial analysis on databases covering large areas in less detail. 

GIS models have become more detailed as technology has advanced and data acquisition methods have improved, covering 3D information of individual buildings – traditionally the domain of Building Information Modelling (BIM). 

The BIM domain, on the other hand, is more concerned with semantically rich information about the design, materials, construction, and other physical elements of building sites. BIM has also moved into the mainstream over the years, outperforming traditional building design platforms based on 2D CAD drawings.  

Furthermore, as BIM users recognised the need to incorporate surrounding features into their design workflow, the BIM domain is constantly improving its standards to support this type of information found in GIS datasets. 

GIS and BIM are now collaborating by modeling the same objects. Despite their convergence, the GIS and BIM domains each have their own focus and characteristics for modeling urban infrastructure elements, and thus data is represented and stored at varying levels of detail or abstraction in each system. 

GeoBIM – The Evolution of Urban Infrastructure  

This convergence has triggered technological advancements to integrate Geo-information and BIM with the goal of obtaining the best of both worlds. The integration of GIS and BIM in the urban context results in highly detailed 3D city models and Digital Twins of various city components.  

Furthermore, integrating GIS and BIM data aids in the avoidance of redundant modeling and facilitates data flow in both directions across software applications. 

BIM-enhanced 3D city models have the potential to be powerful information hubs for computer-based urban spatial analysis. BIM data can feed more general GIS data, and GIS data can provide context that BIM data often lacks. Using historical and current BIM datasets, a more detailed 3D city model can be created.  

BIM methodologies can be better applied to infrastructure projects with contextual GIS data. GeoBIM makes use of GIS’s powerful analysis tools for both the city and the building, allowing the user to test the impact of the building on the city and vice versa. 

Professionals (architects, engineers, urban planners, environmental scientists, etc.) will be able to use a well-designed and modeled city-wide 3D GeoBIM dataset hosted on efficient data management systems and platforms to use them in various applications ranging from infrastructure life cycle management to urban infrastructure design in a cost-effective way. 

Customers in any industry where businesses build, maintain, or rebuild fixed physical assets—such as campuses, water facilities, road or rail networks, utility networks, and more—will gain from using GeoBIM. 

ArcGIS GeoBIM 

Through the integration of ArcGIS with the Autodesk Construction Cloud® and BIM 360®, ArcGIS GeoBIM enables the linking of projects and workflows. 

It is simpler to access, visualize, and query project documentation from many sources when you integrate georeferenced ArcGIS features with Autodesk data within ArcGIS GeoBIM projects. 

Additionally, ArcGIS GeoBIM facilitates collaboration and communication in a safe, web-based setting that can be customized to meet the requirements of many stakeholders. 

In a nutshell, ArcGIS GeoBIM is a tool for analyzing risks, costs, and deadlines by looking at building information modeling (BIM) models, engineering documentation, and project management difficulties in a geographic context. 

Final Thoughts 

The realms of BIM and GIS can work well together. In the field of BIM, the server approach is gaining more and more traction, and BIM developers can benefit greatly from the knowledge of GIS developers.  

The BIM community is familiar with the answers to the 3D queries and problems raised in the GIS community. Users of BIM and GIS come together in a number of intricate projects. However, utilizing their respective technologies and methods of operation, both worlds attempt to address the planning issues.  

Communities can use GeoBIM applications to enrich 3D city models in order to plan, develop, monitor, and manage city-wide urban infrastructure in order to meet their Sustainable Development Goals. 

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NEOM Releases Renderings for THE LINE – A Strategic Location

THE LINE- NEOM Releases Renderings

Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince & chairman of NEOM announced the design and architecture of THE LINE – a 500-meter-tall mirrored linear city that would run for 170 kilometers across the desert If built successfully, the city could house up to nine million people. 

THE LINE’s designs reveal a civilizational revolution that prioritizes humans, providing an unprecedented urban living experience while preserving the natural environment.  

NEOM launched the initial idea and vision of the city in January of 2021, redefining the concept of urban development and what cities of the future should look like. 

THE LINE’s designs represent how urban communities will look in the future in an environment free of roads, cars, and emissions. It will be powered entirely by renewable energy and will prioritize people’s health and well-being over transportation and infrastructure, as is customary in traditional cities. It prioritizes nature over-development and will help to preserve 95 percent of NEOM’s land. 

THE LINE will eventually house 9 million people and will have a 34-square-kilometer footprint, which is unprecedented in comparison to other cities of similar size. As a result, the infrastructure footprint will be reduced and never-before-seen efficiencies in city functions will be realized. Its year-round ideal climate will allow residents to enjoy the surrounding nature while walking. Residents will also have access to all THE LINE facilities within a five-minute walk, as well as a high-speed rail with a 20-minute end-to-end transit time. 

“At THE LINE’s unveiling last year, we pledged to a civilizational revolution that puts humans first based on a dramatic reform in urban design,” stated Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The plans for the city’s vertically tiered neighborhoods, which were unveiled today, will upend the idea of flat, horizontal cities by preserving nature and improving liveability for people. 

We cannot ignore the liveability and environmental challenges that are affecting the cities throughout the world, and NEOM is at the forefront of bringing innovative solutions to deal with these problems, he continued. To make the concept of “building upwards” a reality, NEOM is in charge of a group of the best minds in architecture, engineering, and construction. 

THE LINE will address the issues that modern urban life presents to humans and highlight other lifestyle options. 

THE LINE presents an innovative method for urban planning: Zero Gravity Urbanism is the idea of overlaying city functions vertically while allowing individuals to move freely in all three directions (up, down, or across) to reach them. This design layers public parks and pedestrian spaces, schools, housing, and places of employment instead of just tall buildings, making it possible to move easily and meet all daily needs in under five minutes. 

The exterior of THE LINE will be a mirror facade, giving it a distinctive personality and enabling even its small footprint to fit into the environment. The interior will be constructed to produce amazing experiences and wonderful moments. A group of renowned architects and engineers will build this ground-breaking idea for the city of the future under the direction of NEOM. 

THE LINE

By considerably upgrading building technology and manufacturing processes, the city’s design will be fully digitalized, and the construction will be industrialized to a large extent in order to disrupt current business practices. 

The unveiling of THE LINE’s designs is a continuation of NEOM’s advancements in the creation of its flagship initiatives, including OXAGON, its reimagined manufacturing, and innovation city; TROJENA, an international mountain tourism destination that will feature the first outdoor skiing in the Arabian Gulf; and the debut of two NEOM subsidiaries: ENOWA, its energy, water, and hydrogen company; and the NEOM Tech & Digital Company. 

NEOM stated that it would be “a place for people from all over the world to leave their mark in creative and innovative ways. NEOM remains one of the most important projects of Saudi Vision 2030, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to delivering THE LINE on behalf of the nation.” 

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We collaborate with our customers around the world to develop bespoke business solutions using our enormous engineering talent pool and state-of-the-art technology. To deliver long-term engineering and business strategies, we align with your culture and processes to create an unbreakable partnership. With over 500 full-time employees and more than 600 customers in the US, Europe, India, and Asia, we are poised for the next level of success. 

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