Category: BIM

Apr 18 2012

Immersive visualisation in Denmark

Sometimes a tweet is all it takes to grab my attention, particularly when the link provided takes me to something intriguingly interactive. I got a message from Tomas Skovgaard (@EndlessCities on Twitter) telling me about a prototype interactive 3D environment that could be used to help communicate new building designs. Copenhagen, Denmark-based company Utopian CityScape (@UCSMicro) …

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Apr 16 2012

Meeting McLaren, talking SaaS and on-premise

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McLaren, now incorporating CTSpace, is building a compelling offer to owner-operators and EPC contractors wanting SaaS or on-premise collaboration, and adding AEC-specific experience to the proposition. Last week I visited the City of London offices of Idox plc to meet Tim Taylor, chief marketing officer of subsidiary McLaren Software, and talk about the business’s merger with …

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Apr 11 2012

Promoting the art and science of civil engineering – via Wikipedia

Feel your discipline isn’t covered well on Wikipedia? Not sure how to improve matters? Follow the ICE’s lead and start a campaign to deepen Wikipedia’s coverage of your profession, its people and projects. Building on my own interests in civil engineering, during the mid 2000s I wrote and edited many Wikipedia articles about tunnels, dams, …

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Mar 16 2012

Open BIM, 4BIM … and potential ‘BIM-wash’

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A London conference on building information modelling (BIM) on Wednesday, organised jointly by Constructing Excellence and the Construction Products Association, featured two announcements. Open BIM First, we heard that BuildingSMART International, various Nemetschek companies, Tekla, Solibri, and other major construction software vendors (but, perhaps critically, not Autodesk or Bentley [yet], nor any construction collaboration technology …

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Mar 16 2012

think project! revisited (and visited!)

Already highly configurable, think project! functionality is set to expand over the next year, with BIM and mobile access high on the agenda. When I profiled Munich-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor think project! last month, I said I would be taking a closer look at the platform. In fact, I was invited out to …

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Mar 08 2012

Asite grows revenues and profits

London-based software-as-a-service construction collaboration and e-procurement technology vendor Asite has published its financial results for the year to 30 June 2011. Revenue was up 44% to £2.914m from 2010 (£2.021m) and overall operating profit for the period more than tripled, up from 2010’s £0.133m to £0.422m. Looking ahead, Asite says it is continuing to invest …

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Feb 17 2012

Profiling think project!

Relatively unknown in the UK, Think Project! is one of mainland Europe’s leading SaaS construction collaboration vendors with an impressive client list. In London last Friday Thomas Bachmaier, CEO of Munich, Germany-based think project!, told me about the company, its architecture, engineering and construction collaboration platform and take-up of its Software-as-a-Service. This was long overdue, …

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Feb 09 2012

Unit4 combining collaboration, ERP and BIM in the cloud

The 2012 Unit4 customer conference this week at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre incorporated the annual user event for users of Unit4 Collaboration (formerly Business Collaborator), and there were some significant announcements both about the structure of that business and about the future roadmap for its collaboration platform. I attended the event wondering how relevant the …

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Jan 27 2012

kykloud targets asset management with SaaS and apps

kykloud is a very polished new SaaS platform with mobile apps, targetted at asset owners and managers I first heard of North Shields, UK-based kykloud via Twitter last year and had been waiting for it to launch for some months, intrigued by its mention of Software-as-a-Service based life-cycle cost management and by the combination of …

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Jan 18 2012

Aconex revenues flat and losses deepen

Aconex reports flat revenues and a pre-tax loss for year to June 2011, but recent performance has been strong and longer-term prospects are promising. The latest annual report and accounts from Melbourne, Australia-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex show the business grew its revenues by 0.7% in the year to 30 June 2011, to …

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