Category: BIM

Aerial data capture by Nearmap

Nearmap aerial view of Illinois expressway

In 12 years, Nearmap has grown from a Western Australian aerial imagery startup into a AU$106M business with extensive operations in the US. Founded by Stuart Nixon in Perth, Western Australia, in 2008, Nearmap provides a cost-effective and high resolution aerial photography alternative to data from satellite imagery services such as Google Earth or drone-captured …

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NBS acquired by Byggfakta

NBS Chorus devices

UK-based construction technology and product data provider NBS has been acquired by the Byggfakta Group, in a deal that also secures RIBA’s long-term future. NBS, the Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK-based construction technology provider has been acquired by the Byggfakta Group, a leading Scandinavia-based data and software provider to the European construction industry. The deal (value undisclosed) has …

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Autodesk Construction Cloud is reshaped

Autodesk Construction Cloud Products

Autodesk is expanding its Autodesk Construction Cloud, adding new products in 2021: Autodesk Build, Autodesk Quantify and Autodesk BIM Collaborate. Its BuildingConnected bidding platform has also been launched in the UK and Ireland Clouds are constantly moving and changing shape, and Autodesk’s cloud offering is no different. At this week’s virtual Autodesk University, Autodesk has …

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EQT takes majority stake in thinkproject

thinkproject portfolio

European investment group EQT has taken a majority stake in Munich, Germany-based architecture, engineering and construction Software-as-a-Service provider thinkproject. The Stockholm, Sweden-based international investment group EQT has taken a majority stake in Munich, Germany-based architecture, engineering and construction Software-as-a-Service provider thinkproject (no financial details given). EQT investment Founded in 1994 and strongly associated with Sweden’s …

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Procore acquires estimating vendor Esticom, expands platform

Procore Lookaheads

Procore’s Groundbreak included news of a new acquisition – US estimating software provider Esticom – and a slew of product announcements, but no mention of the IPO, seemingly delayed due to the continuing impacts of the pandemic. The week after Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2020 (see previous post) was Procore‘s annual Groundbreak event, also …

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Bentley growing its construction collaboration toolset

Project Insights

Bentley Systems’ collaboration portfolio continues to grow, with NoteVault integrated into the SYNCHRO Field mobile app, new ProjectWise Insights, much “iTwin-enabling”, an entirely new SYNCHRO Cost application coming soon, and GroupBC being positioned as a capital project management platform for owners. Bentley Systems‘ Year In Infrastructure provides an annual opportunity to hear about updates to …

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Lessons from the NBS summit – BIM: the client is key

Integrate you bastards!

The NBS Construction Leaders Summit suggested that new impetus is needed to drive digital adoption forward, with clients identified as key agents to push industry change. Recently (14 October 2020), I supported the second day of the NBS Construction Leadership Summit (post).* This online event was organised by the Newcastle, UK-based provider of specification information …

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Visio Impulse: computer vision for construction

Visio Impulse logo

London-based Visio Impulse is applying computer vision techniques to help clients and project teams rapidly get insights from site imagery. Incorporated by Farhad Bazyari in London in June 2017 and launched in February 2018, Visio Impulse applies computer vision techniques to monitor construction and engineering projects. A graduate of Sheffield University, Bazyari completed a PhD …

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Bentley Systems acquires PCSG

Mark Bew

Bentley Systems’ Year In Infrastructure 2020 has started with news of an acquisition: PCSG, the UK-based consultancy chaired by former UK BIM Task Group head Mark Bew, has been bought by Bentley Systems. The Cohesive Companies, a digital integrator investment of the Acceleration Fund of Bentley Systems has acquired UK-based Professional Construction Strategies Group (PCSG) …

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Plan early with Plannerly

Plannerly Verify Module

The California-based Plannerly SaaS platform provides a ‘virtual BIM expert’ to help teams create and deliver leaner, smarter BIM processes and outcomes. While based in California, BIM management SaaS software provider Plannerly has some strong UK connections, having been started by some of the ex-Graphisoft people who founded Vico Software in Woking, Surrey in the …

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