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Find out the latest thoughts and insights on the AEC industry, as well as updates on our existing and upcoming products.

Why I matterlab

A story from Laurence Elsdon, explaining his journey to working at matterlab and why he feels inspired to work here - filled with Geordie puns!

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A tale of 1 major new feature, 2 enhancements and 24 hours

How we rapidly fixed a quality of life issue with a new feature, and the fun we had in the process!

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Specifying Level of Information (LOI). The NBS Toolkit & Uniclass 2015 Under the Magnifying Glass

The NBS Toolkit is a great reference resource for many and also, it provides a good starting point for clients who may not have defined information requirements.

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Making the complex simple: writing for a technical team

How does copywriting fit into a company like matterlab? In this piece, we discuss the value-add of good copywriting when it comes to technical work.

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To test, or not to test... Part 1

Part 1 covers the benefits and costs of writing tests into your code.

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To test, or not to test... Part 2

Continuing from ‘To test, or not to test… Part 1’ by Aleksandra Barecka Should we care about testing our front-end if the back-end is covered with tests?

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ArchiveHub Pro

Since we released ArchiveHub back in July we have been continuously improving the product and experience for our users. Today, we are pleased to announce that we now support archiving and backing up projects from both BIM360 NextGen and Classic.

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The practicalities of building a start-up: Part 1

An overview of the logistical steps we went through to establish our business, from naming to cashflow.

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Can solving a sudoku puzzle help us design?

Could the same logic used to solve a sudoku puzzle help us explore zone allocation in architectural design? The following blog post explores how the wave function collapse algorithm can be used to tackle a variety of problems that go from puzzle solving to zone allocation using adjacency constraints.

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Investments and rising start-ups in the AEC industry

Investments into the AEC space today total well over $2.3bn. As a rising start-up in this industry, we're particularly interested in how this money is being distributed. In this piece, we take a look at some of the investments happening right now.

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