Category: BIM

Autodesk criticised by 35 named architects

Autodesk reply

Architectural unrest about Autodesk and its support for the industry’s design businesses is growing. Discontent has been simmering for a decade or more, and has led to calls for EU action. The recent open letter to Autodesk from 17 named members of a 25-strong group of leading architects (28 July 2020: Design firms demand change …

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Design firms demand change at Autodesk

Autodesk Construction Cloud

A group of leading design practices have written an open letter to Andrew Anagnost, president and CEO of Autodesk to express concern at the increasing cost of ownership of Autodesk’s Revit software, its lack of development, and its poor support for interoperability. Seventeen well-known firms, including AHMM, Allies and Morrison, Aukett Swanke, Glenn Howells Architects, …

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thinkproject wins Fehmarn Belt megaproject

Fehmarnbelt tunnel cross-section

The thinkproject BIM common data environment (CDE) software is to be used during construction of the 18km €6.9bn Fehmarn Belt fixed link between Germany and Denmark. Munich, Germany-based thinkproject‘s BIM ‘common data environment’ (CDE) software is to be used during construction of the €6.9bn (c US$7.74bn or £6.24bn) Fehmarn Belt fixed link. At 18km long, …

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xbim Flex – targeting AEC’s continued reliance on email

Flex screengrab

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK-based xbim is facilitating BIM conversations with its new xbim Flex platform. A recent Extranet Evolution post (15 June 2020: AEC reliance on email remains high, Mail Manager research shows) highlighted the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector’s continued reliance on email for communication. This struck a chord with Steve Lockley of Newcastle, UK-based …

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Nathan Doughty’s new Asite era

Asite cBIM_Model Compare

Asite CEO Nathan Doughty talks to Extranet Evolution about COVID-19, industry mergers and future prospects for the UK-based SaaS technology business. 2020 started on a tragic note at Asite. On 2 January, the independent London-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor announced that Tony Ryan, Asite CEO, had died suddenly, aged 48. Chief operating officer, Nathan …

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RIB Software invests in Chinese tech developer

Bochaosoft portfolio

Germany’s RIB Software takes a controlling interest in China’s Bochaosoft, adding strong Asian power engineering industry player to its portfolio of products. Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software has invested US$28.57M to buy 51% of Bochaosoft, a 350-strong China-based electric power and engineering BIM design software company. RIB was the subject of a €1.4bn bid from France-based …

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Coping with COVID-19 using Bentley ProjectWise 365

ProjectWise 365 - Design Review Screenshot

In April 2020, Bentley Systems announced it had opened up its ProjectWise 365 cloud service, including waiving subscription fees until 30 September 2020, to virtually connect infrastructure project participants forced to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Extranet Evolution talked to Bentley and to a US customer about how ProjectWise 365 has helped …

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Novade to expand smart field management

Novade Insights

Singapore-based Novade, a developer of smart field management applications for the architecture, engineering and construction industry, recently completed a Series B capital investment round. Novade, a Singapore-based developer of smart field management applications for the architecture, engineering and construction industry, recently (15 April 2020) announced the completion of a Series B capital investment round (value …

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Evercam : site imagery, AI and BIM

Marco Herbst - Evercam

Ireland’s Evercam monitors construction sites via IP cameras and is integrating live imagery with BIM and using AI to track site activities. Dublin, Ireland-based company Evercam provides cameras for construction sites to provide regular feeds of images that can also be used to create time-lapse and project management video sequences. Established in 2010 by Marco …

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Coronavirus construction impacts (and software offers) continue

Projectwise 365

With the UK coronavirus lockdown into its second month, construction software vendors are still trying to encourage new use of their applications. Since I first wrote about the impacts of the coronavirus shutdown on construction (Coronavirus, construction and software – 23 March 2020), there has been a constant stream of UK construction trade press coverage.  …

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