Conject is holding an invitation-only ‘Conject BIM Development Alliance’ briefing in London on 19 September.
An interesting blog post popped up on the blog of Anglo-German SaaS construction collaboration vendor Conject earlier this week concerning the Conject BIM Development Alliance. Conject’s head of product development Stephen Beaven talks about a forthcoming meeting where the company will be sharing its BIM thinking in “an exclusive briefing of key customers, including owner-operators, contractors, service providers and other supply chain members,” in London on 19 September.
I listened to Conject’s UK MD Steve Cooper when he talked about the group’s approach to BIM at Ecobuild in March 2013 (post), but what he described then was very much a ‘helicopter view’ of BIM in relation to the group’s core project control strengths, and, despite talk of forthcoming Spring 2013 announcements, there has been little further elaboration to date. Meanwhile, rival UK-based collaboration vendors such as 4Projects and Asite have been more vocal about their BIM capabilities, and this has made Conject’s silence all the more deafening.
I won’t be attending the invitation-only briefing. I understand it will be strictly limited to existing Conject customers and members of those customers’ supply chains, with information dissemination limited by non-disclosure agreements. Admittedly, I would like to see some public detail of Conject’s BIM plans, but they are, of course, right to share these first with important partners and to get their feedback before perhaps developing them further and then – I hope – going public with their product road-map.