Munich, Germany-based SaaS construction collaboration provider think project! has launched what it describes (see news release) as “a comprehensive solution package for BIM collaboration, focusing on project- wide coordination and communication processes.”
I talked to the company extensively in late 2014 about its BIM strategy and saw some of the work in progress (post); I also met CEO Thomas Bachmaier in London more recently and we talked further about BIM and the collaboration market.
The company has spent several further months developing three new modules for managing digital building information models in a centralised, version-safe manner, combining different partial models and project documents as well as for reviewing all 3D models easily via a standard web browser:
- BIM Exchange allows even large-scale building information models to be organised in the central project documentation in a version-safe manner. Digital models are managed transparently and workflows for distributing, revising and approving these models are supported and documented.
- BIM Coordination offers options for combining digital building models from different project participants (partial models) and linking them with associated 3D markers, comments and other project documents such as plans.
- BIM Review allows 3D building models from all project participants to be visualised, checked and used directly in their internet browsers.
Sven-Eric Schapke, business development manager BIM at think project!, says:
“Over the past few months, we have been working intensively on the final design of our solution for BIM Collaboration. We are delighted to have now created a comprehensive package that allows BIM to be implemented project-wide. It was especially important to us that clients and contractors retain authority over information concerning their model data, optimise their processes through BIM Collaboration and can get the most out of BIM.”