Category: BIM

ExtranetEvolution.com: the 2011 numbers

In April 2011, I migrated the ExtranetEvolution blog from TypePad to a hosted version of WordPress (post), and I have just been reviewing annual statistics for the site for the first time in two years (in fact, since my 2009 review). The year to 31 December 2011 was by some measures the best yet, delivering 59,416 …

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Corecon TeamLink Portal creates new ‘extranet’ player – and low-cost too

It’s been a while – 15 months – since I talked about Corecon, the California-based provider of web-based construction software, and more than 18 months since it launched its flagship product Corecon V7. Until V7, Corecon had been mainly focused on business process support (estimating, contract administration, procurement, financial reporting, correspondence, scheduling, etc) rather than …

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CadFaster speeds up BIM conversations

At COMIT’s (excellent) conference on BIM and mobile technologies (#mobiBIM) at University College London on 11 November (post) I met Tuomas Holma, VP Sales and Marketing of Finland-based CadFaster. We subsequently arranged to meet up, along with CadFaster’s chairman Raimo Kuismin, so that he could tell me more about CadFaster’s flagship product’s collaborative capabilities. A …

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November PR and marketing updates from the construction collaboration vendors

Asite joins Autodesk Develop Network London-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Asite has joined the Autodesk Developer Network (24 November news release), looking to develop tighter integration between its Asite collaborative BIM (cBIM) and Autodesk’s BIM tools. Apparently: “through a fully integrated workflow, building and design professionals will be able to share and coordinate models across …

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COMIT–where BIM meets augmented reality, point clouds and QR Codes (among other things)

Two weeks ago, I mentioned COMIT, Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT, and its forthcoming conference on how smart mobile devices can be used to add value to BIM. Since then (last week), I have attended the COMIT community day and AGM (held at BSRIA, Bracknell) and, from the round-table discussions, it was clear that some …

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Autodesk to shift design tools to the cloud?

BIM in the cloud

Both The Register and The Cloud Circle (among others) have reported that Autodesk is to move more of its existing client/server designer applications to run as cloud-based solutions, Amazon Cloud [update: 27 September news release], deployed via Amazon EC2. Both cite the example of SaaS-based construction collaboration platform Buzzsaw as an example of Autodesk’s experience in …

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Guest post by Nathan Doughty: BIM-as-a-Service

Nathan Doughty

(My blog post about disruptive ideas stimulated Nathan Doughty, chief operating officer of London-based construction collaboration technology vendor Asite to contact me with his own views, which I suggested he write as a guest post on ExtranetEvolution.com.) Paul’s recent blog post about disruptive ideas in the construction collaboration space prompted some contemplation for me – …

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The BIM battle – and some PR spin

The ‘BIM battle’ among UK-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors is warming up nicely. Take yesterday, for example…. First, London-based provider Asite and Building magazine announced the first of four webinars on collaborative BIM. The series starts on 28 September, with an hour-long discussion, chaired by Building‘s Tom Lane and featuring Asite’s Nathan Doughty, BIM …

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What’s the next disruptive idea for collaboration?

I am indebted to a reader, Pierre-Alexandre Losson of Brussels-based Telio, who asked me a very interesting question about innovation: “In my opinion all vendors are more or less providing the same toolchain, using the same techniques. What would be in your opinion the next disruptive idea that could or should be pushed in the …

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Expanding on e-Builder

Cost management

I recently talked (via Skype) with Jon and Ron Antevy, respectively CEO and President of USA-based e-Builder (in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida). The company recently marked its 16th birthday, making it one of the longest-established names in the world of online construction collaboration technology solutions. Focus on facility owners When I met Jon at a conference in Harvard …

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