Category: BIM

Reality capture, BIM and AI – Imerso, XYZ Reality and PointFuse

Nemetschek has led a financing round for Norway’s Imerso, whose platform combines reality capture, AI and BIM – areas also targeted by UK players XYZ Reality and PointFuse. Having invested in June 2021 in Sablono (post) [Update: and in July 2021 in US-based AI developer Reconstruct*], Germany-based Nemetschek Group has led a financing round  [financial …

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Previewing Digital Construction Week (DCW) in London

Causeway Live Design

The COVID-19 pandemic led to the postponement of London’s Digital Construction Week (DCW) show in 2020, and the event is finally set to take place this week at the ExCEL exhibition centre in east London on 24-25 November 2021. Among the DCW 2021 exhibitors…. 3DRepo 3DRepo have been busy lately, running their own British Information …

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Causeway acquires SpecifiedBy

Darren Lester - SpecifiedBy

Following the UK Grenfell fire disaster, specification of construction product information and the “Golden Thread” is in the spotlight. Product data management platforms such as SpecifiedBy work in this sector. UK-based construction software vendor Causeway has featured sporadically in ExtranetEvolution over the past 16 years, partly because its software portfolio has not been focused on …

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Graphisoft expands BIMcloud with SaaS option

Graphisoft's Ákos Pfemeter

Alongside Archicad 25, Graphisoft has announced enhancements to its BIMx model viewing and BIMcloud design collaboration applications, though these are consciously not ‘CDE’ products.  Hungary-based BIM software giant Graphisoft, part of the Nemetschek group, has announced (7 July 2021) the release of the latest version of its BIM software, Archicad 25. It has also released …

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Building Safety Bill opens opportunities for Operance

Operance FM

UK software vendor Operance has been involved in the development of practical solutions to deliver ‘the Golden Thread’ as part of the UK Government’s Building Safety Bill. Much of the attention on this week’s (5 July 2021) publication of the UK Government’s Building Safety Bill has understandably focused on the ongoing repercussions of the 2017 …

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Checking in with Checkd

Tom-Erik von Krogh Martinsen, founder and CEO at Checkd.

Now a subsidiary of a VC-backed Swedish ERP business, Checkd enjoyed its best ever year in 2020, and is looking to continue its 50% year-on-year growth. Since first featuring in Extranet Evolution in January 2015 (Checkd mobile checked out), the Norwegian mobile-first and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) construction application provider Checkd has, despite BIM advances, continued to …

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NBS Summit: accelerating digital transformation

Golden Thread initiative

April 2021’s NBS Construction Leaders’ Summit focused on the Construction Playbook, the climate emergency, building safety and the role of digital technologies across all three. Following its successful online Construction Leaders’ Summit in October 2020, Newcastle, UK-based technology and information services provider NBS (now owned by Byggfakta) held a follow-up event, again over two days, …

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Openbuilt spreads its “wings of transformation”

OpenBuilt Architecture

OpenBuilt sees major IT players including IBM and Red Hat combining to develop a connectivity and automation platform for the built environment industry. OpenBuilt is positioned as “a connectivity and automation platform that enables businesses to work faster and more accurately with their existing software“. It has been launched by a group of businesses including …

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Bentley collaborates with Nvidia

Jacobs Waterworks Team

Bentley Systems is developing applications using Nvidia’s Omniverse platform for photorealistic, real-time visualisation and simulation of digital twins of massive-scale industrial and civil infrastructure projects. Visualisation and simulation are increasingly important in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector, but the costs and manpower needed to develop really sophisticated and powerful capabilities demand that AEC …

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thinkproject acquires UK-based Formworks

Formworks website

thinkproject completes its second major UK acquisition to grow its mobile construction field data capture capabilities. Munich, Germany-based construction collaboration SaaS technology provider thinkproject recently announced (6 April 2021) its acquisition (for an undisclosed amount) of the London-based software developer, Digital Field Solutions, creator of the mobile application Formworks. The deal comes nearly three years …

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