🗞️ AEC/tech Newsletter #25

👋🏼 Hi there! The AEC/tech Newsletter supplements the TRXL Podcast to fill in the details of what’s happening in the AEC/tech landscape. Happy reading.

This edition highlights the open beta of Qonic, the TRXL podcast featuring AEC tech industry experts, my experience at AU 2023, and a photo dump of selfies from Autodesk University 2023.

Enjoy your weekend!

Recent Articles on TRXL

Qonic begins open beta

After 2 years of development, Qonic has recently announced its open beta, inviting users to try it out and experience its capabilities. The platform currently offers IFC and RVT model import and export, design coordination, quantity take-offs, and various foundations for modern AEC tools. Read more.

Here’s to the crazy ones

Do you know all of the incredibly talented guests who have been on the TRXL podcast? Get to know them. This post celebrates the expertise and insights shared by guests in the AEC tech industry. Read more.

What happened in Vegas

Is Autodesk University worth your time and investment to attend? In this post I write about my experience at the conference this year. Read more.

TRXL and Confluence podcast selfies from Autodesk University 2023

This is best explained as a diagram. Read more.

Note: not to scale

Don’t miss the latest TRXL podcast episode!

140: ‘You Had Me at Anger’, with Håvard Vasshaug
A conversation with Håvard Vasshaug.
Håvard Vasshaug of Anker joins the podcast to talk about his passion for AEC tech and the challenges in the industry. He tells the story of his journey with the Bad Monkeys, Reope, and Anker, and we also chat a lot about why it’s healthy to be dissatisfied—angry even—at the software we all use. We also cover change management, BIM and the necessity of consistent and quality data, and the problems he and the team are currently solving at Anker regarding the use of BIM in operations and facilities maintenance. We conclude with a discussion on the future of BIM and the potential for liberating architects and engineers from data management tasks and bad software.