Category: BIM

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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RIB Group grows revenues 24% in 2020

RIB regional revenues, 2020

Germany’s RIB Group grew its revenues 24% to €254.6 million in 2020, despite a slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a reduction in its M&A activities. International expansion means over a quarter of revenue now derives from north America. Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Group has announced its results for the year ending 31 December 2020. …

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Atlas ICAS targets healthcare market

ICAS

London, UK-based startup Atlas is targeting the healthcare construction market with an integrated design and project delivery SaaS platform, ICAS, supporting design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) approaches. Co-founded by David and Maha Harper, London-based Atlas has developed an “integrated construction and architecture platform” (ICAS) that they believe can dramatically break down silos and improve …

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3D Repo develops Unreal Engine-based 3D platform

D rendering and data delivery platform that allows AEC users to share and view massive and complex 3D engineering models online

London-based 3D Repo has been backed by the Unreal Engine developer Epic Games to create a data delivery platform that allows users to share massive 3D engineering models online. Gaming and enterprise technologies are converging to create new ways to deliver and visualise data. UK-based 3D Repo, for example, recently announced that US-based video game …

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Dalux updates free BIM viewer

Dalux BIM Viewer+

The free BIM viewer offered by Danish SaaS construction technology developer Dalux has been upgraded to allow commenting to support collaboration. Dalux, the Copenhagen, Denmark-based mobile and Software-as-a-Service construction technology provider, has upgraded the free desktop building information model (BIM) viewer tool that it first launched in 2016. Dalux CEO Torben Dalgaard (right, who co-founded …

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Combining BIM 360 and Plangrid, new Autodesk Build launched

Autodesk Build

Autodesk combines the best of its BIM 360 and Plangrid applications to launch a unified AEC project and field management solution, Autodesk Build. Autodesk Build, the US software giant’s new project and field management solution (and now part of the Autodesk Construction Cloud launched in November 2019 – post) is now generally available, following through on …

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3D Repo launches 3D Send

Apartment via 3D Send

UK-based SaaS platform developer 3D Repo has launched a new model-sharing platform, 3D Send, speeding up secure sharing of BIM outputs. London-based built environment Software-as-a-Service platform developer 3D Repo has launched a new simple and secure platform, 3D Send, that enables users to share and view building information models without needing to download them first. …

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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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