Category: BIM

Mar 06 2018

Visualising lean BIM: VisiLean

Bhargav Dave, Visilean CEO

Finland-based Visilean integrates BIM with collaborative planning approaches championed by lean construction advocates. Based in Finland with a development office in India, VisiLean is a start-up business which is building upon doctoral research undertaken by CEO Bhargav Dave when, supervised by Prof. Lauri Koskela, he was a research fellow at the UK’s Salford University. (I …

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Mar 02 2018

Holobuilder expands in Europe

San Francisco, US-based 360-degree reality capture technology developer HoloBuilder has released a European version of its construction reality capturing solution. I talked to Holobuilder in July 2017 and they exhibited at Digital Construction Week in London in October. Like several other US cloud vendors, HoloBuilder recognised that US-based hosting is unattractive to European customers. Its …

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Feb 22 2018

Talking BIM and digital transformation

Last week, I was interviewed by Jim McHale of Stockholm, Sweden-based smart building research consultancy Memoori about collaboration, vendor M&A activity, building information modelling, digital transformation, smart buildings and related areas. Jim has posted the video online – it’s just over 20 minutes long: Tweet

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Feb 12 2018

Invicara CEO: “We need a new generation of CDE vendors”

Anand Mecheri (Invicara)

Invicara CEO Anand Mecheri is looking to shake-up the SaaS CDE market by stressing it’s all about data, not files. Last month (January 2018), construction products giant Kingspan announced a US$10 million investment in Invicara, the developer of BIM Assure, a cloud-based building information model checking application. Soon after that announcement, I talked to Invicara’s …

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Feb 05 2018

Trimble acquires e-Builder for $500m

Just over a month after Oracle bid US$1.2 billion for Aconex, Trimble has invested US$500m to buy one of Aconex’s US-based SaaS competitors, e-Builder. On Friday 2 February, Trimble announced (news release) it had acquired privately-held Florida, US-based SaaS construction project management vendor e-Builder for US$500 million (c. £357m or €403m). Trimble says “e-Builder extends Trimble’s …

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Jan 30 2018

Shortlisted for smartest blogger

BIM Awards Finalist 2018

BIMShowLive 2018 is coming up in a month’s time – in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, on 28 February and 1 March 2018 – but first there is the little matter of the BIM Awards, being held on 27 February. To my surprise, I have been shortlisted in the ‘Smartest Blogger’ category, where: … an individual … posts …

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Jan 18 2018

Invicara gets $10m from Kingspan

Kingspan logo

Ireland-based building materials giant Kingspan invests US$10m in BIM technology supplier Invicara. Some 18 months ago, in August 2016, I wrote about BIM Assure, a cloud-based building information model checking service developed by the US-based Invicara. At the time this startup had offices in Ann Arbor in Michigan, plus India and Singapore, but it now …

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Jan 10 2018

Trimble connects with VolkerWessels

US construction technology provider Trimble has announced a strategic partnership with the Dutch construction business VolkerWessels to advance the latter’s use of Building Information Management (BIM) technology and improve the management and predictability of the contractor’s construction projects. As part of the collaboration, Trimble will closely work with VolkerWessels’ stakeholders to gather real-world feedback for …

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Jan 10 2018

New CEO at GroupBC

Sanjeev Shah and Wes Simmons, GroupBC

Reading, UK-based SaaS collaboration vendor GroupBC has appointed construction software industry veteran Wes Simmons as its CEO. He succeeds Sanjeev Shah, who is taking on a new role in developing GroupBC’s strategic industry partnerships (see GroupBC news release). Simmons was until recently managing director of construction ERP vendor Eque2, where he grew the business from …

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Jan 05 2018

Dalux targets BIM collaboration

Torben Dalgaard - CEO of Dalux

Copenhagen-based Dalux has capitalised upon Denmark’s early BIM adoption and the smartphone explosion to provide user-friendly BIM working, including augmented reality, on mobile devices. In late 2017, I met up with Torben Dalgaard, in 2005 one of the two cofounders of Copenhagen, Denmark-based Dalux, a 40-strong developer of mobile BIM and related Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration …

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