Category: AEC

Oct 01 2018

Plangrid report highlights industry inertia

Plangrid productivity report graphic

Plangrid has expanded from north America into Europe, and is now aiming to improve construction productivity in the UK – its survey suggests the industry has a long way to go. In June 2014, I wrote about a then recently-launched California startup called Plangrid. The San Francisco company offered a simple-to-use, mobile-oriented platform to manage …

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Sep 20 2018

A Viewpoint view: clients now the key

Mark Coates

Whole-life thinking by owner-operator clients – and by their investors – will change how technology is adopted and applied, believes SaaS vendor Viewpoint’s head of strategic asset development, Mark Coates. “We are on the cusp of a major sea-change in client attitudes to how built assets are delivered,” believes Mark Coates, the UK-based head of …

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Sep 17 2018

GenieBelt expands into US AEC market

Rusty Hamilton

Copenhagen, Denmark based construction cloud technology vendor GenieBelt is expanding its global footprint and establishing an operation in the United States. GenieBelt has appointed Rusty Hamilton, – based in Indianapolis, Indiana – as country manager of its new US operation. Hamilton has worked within the construction industry for over 28 years, including several years as president of …

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Sep 14 2018

Vectorworks underlines its open BIM credentials

Vectorworks Nomad image

Design authoring tool specialist Vectorworks adheres to the Nemetschek-wide policy of ‘Open BIM’, and, in addition to its inbuilt webviewing and cloud services tools, offers some integration to third party ‘common data environments’, CDEs. Interoperability remains a major challenge for many construction IT users, with single vendor proprietary file and data formats vying with more …

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Sep 10 2018

PCS: collaboration in central Europe

PCS Logo

Living and working in the UK, it is easy to forget that different geographical architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) technology markets move at different paces, and that, even in an increasingly connected and globalised market, some solutions can remain quite localised. For example, the concept of cloud-based construction collaboration has been around for some 20 …

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Sep 06 2018

Spark exits Viewpoint UK

Viewpoint - a Trimble company

Former 4Projects, now Viewpoint, VP EMEA Steve Spark leaves Trimble’s UK construction collaboration Software-as-a-Service technology business, with a former Sage executive joining the Newcastle firm. Viewpoint EMEA commercial director Steve Spark is leaving the now-Trimble-owned construction collaboration Software-as-a-Service technology company to become CRO at a haulage and logistics software company based in his native north-east …

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Sep 03 2018

Open BIM with IFCWebServer

A German research project, IFCWebServer.org, is attracting users interested in using the IFC format as a basis for open BIM collaboration. In March 2009, I wrote about the University of Eindhoven-based open-source BIMserver.org project, then still at a relatively early stage of development. Since then, as international BIM initiatives have developed, the concept of web-based model …

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Aug 28 2018

Collaboration and BIM – news updates

Recent BIM and collaboration vendor news from Kubus in the Netherlands, and NBS and Script&Go in the UK. Kubus expands BIMcollab ecosystem In July 2018, Netherlands-based software developer Kubus announced the launch of a software development kit (SDK) to enable easy, seamless integration of BIM software using BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) and BIMcollab, the company’s own cloud-based …

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Aug 24 2018

Kreo pushing cloud-based AI and BIM

Kreo View screengrab

An Anglo-Russian SaaS startup, Kreo is looking to revolutionise BIM-based design and construction through the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. London-based startup Kreo has developed a cloud-based software platform to support building information modelling (BIM) during design and construction. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, it aims to transform construction project collaboration, quantity …

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Aug 23 2018

Rehau to offer GenieBelt portal

Construction products manufacturer Rehau is offering its customers a digital portal powered by the GenieBelt workforce management and reporting application. Copenhagen, Denmark-based GenieBelt‘s SaaS real-time workforce management and reporting application has been adopted by Germany-based international polymer building materials specialist Rehau – a major manufacturer of doors, windows, and other construction products – to provide customers with a …

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