Hames Sharley is one of Australia’s earliest adopters of building information modelling (BIM) and we have invested heavily in associated technology, software, education and training.

Building information modelling is more than the use of 3D capable software and linking engineering drawings. BIM is an integrated process built on coordinated, reliable information about a project from design through to construction and into operations.

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Why bigger BIM is not always better

Cameron Mack

BIM – or Building Information Modelling – has been one of the most significant technological advances in our industry in the past twenty years. But how much BIM do projects actually need?

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Trade Runner

Pete Kempshall

For some people, it’s a dream, for others a nightmare – the vision of a future in which you won’t have to work because a robot will exist that can do the job for you…

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Six advantages of VR

Michael Cooper

Hames Sharley has known for some time that VR technology would become a real game-changer within our sector, but since we initially invested in the hardware we’ve been surprised by some of the advantages that augmented reality can offer our designers and clients.

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The future is (virtually) here

Michael Cooper

Over the years futurists have predicted many innovations that have failed to come to fruition, from flying cars to hoverboards, but when you consider the cost implications and logistics of these inventions, it’s understandable that technology might fail to keep pace with our aspirations for the world of tomorrow. That said, one exciting and long-anticipated innovation is so close you can… well, you can almost touch it.

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Function and form in protecting buildings from earthquakes

Michael Cooper

As Mexico recovers from the devastating effects of its recent earthquake, The Malay Mail has reported on a Japanese innovation that looks to add protective functionality to buildings while introducing an aesthetically pleasing, sleek design motif.

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Breathing space

Matt Seddon

Creating ‘buildings that breathe’ is an ideal for designing in the subtropics – but it’s also a worthwhile goal in any climate.