Category: Collaboration

Autodesk announces Plangrid upgrades

Advanced RFIs

During this week’s Autodesk University in London (see also previous post), Autodesk announced additions to the Plangrid platform: ‘PlanGrid Advanced RFIs‘ and ‘Project Hub‘. These are said to give construction teams greater visibility regarding a project’s progress and unforeseen challenges. Advanced RFIs automates and so accelerates request for information workflows while Project Hub provides an …

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Autodesk’s Plangrid and BIM360 technologies to merge

Richard Parker, speaking at Autodesk's Connect and Construct event

Autodesk is aiming to merge and so strengthen the technologies currently contained in two separate solutions: Plangrid and BIM 360. The current focus, however, is more on construction than long-term asset management. (17 June 2019, 10.45am BST) – Autodesk’s Connect and Construct Summit in London today started with a media breakfast hosted by Jim Lynch, …

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RIB buys into US building spec vendor BSD

Melville, Anderson, Wolford

RIB Software invests US$42m to acquire 60% of USA-based BSD (Building Systems Design), strengthens its estimating and product data technologies, and gets a bridgehead in north America. RIB Software, the Stuttgart, Germany-based provider of cloud-based technologies for the construction and real estate industries has invested US$42m to acquire 60% of the Atlanta, USA-based BSD (Building …

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TonicDM competes in PIM space

TonicDM logo

AECbytes‘ Lachmi Khemlani has written an interesting and detailed review of a US-developed Software-as-a-Service project information management solution (PIM) called TonicDM. (She distinguishes between PIM and project management solutions, such as Oracle Aconex, Procore, etc: “The basic difference is that PIM manages the large volumes of information associated with a project, whereas PM manages the …

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Atmotube: air pollution monitoring for construction?

The British Safety Council’s Canairy app uses data from the London Air Quality Network, but its use is restricted to affiliated construction companies, and to London. Devices such as Atmotube could extend the reach while providing more localised and accurate data, both outdoors and indoors. Last week (20 May 2019), the British Safety Council launched a …

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Oracle launches Aconex Model Coordination

Oracle Aconex screengrab

Oracle has launched a new BIM coordination tool to expand its Aconex platform, now being assimilated into the Oracle portfolio It is just over a year since Oracle‘s 2017 US$1.2bn acquisition of the Australian Software-as-a-Service collaboration vendor Aconex was approved by shareholders, and since then the US giant has been relatively quiet about its new …

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Viewpoint launches ViewpointOne strategy

VfP product evolution

At the Viewpoint UK customer summit in London this week, the Trimble-owned business announced its ViewpointOne platform strategy. Some clarity on the future of the various solutions in the Viewpoint collaboration portfolio emerged at the Royal Institution of British Architects in London this week (22-23 May 2019), where the now-Trimble-owned business unveiled its intentions to …

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eviFile and 3DRepo combine mobile and BIM

A partnership between two UK-based software developers, digital evidence platform eviFile and BIM collaboration platform 3D Repo, offers a combined digital evidence and BIM solution. Two UK-based software developers, digital evidence data collection platform eviFile and cloud-based BIM collaboration platform 3D Repo, have formed a strategic partnership, allowing construction clients to access a powerful combined digital evidence and BIM …

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Burton is new think project! CEO

Gareth Burton (think project! CEO)

In “an evolutionary step,” think project! announces Gareth Burton as its new CEO, and the AEC software-as-a-service vendor continues to grow revenues. Cloud-based Common Data Environment (CDE) provider think project! has today announced the appointment of Gareth Burton as chief executive officer (CEO). Formerly the CIO of UK contractor Laing O’Rourke and, since January 2018, …

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RIB invests in UK’s Cadline

MTWOCloud

RIB acquires a stake in the UK AEC software reseller Cadline and plans ten-fold growth of its MTWO cloud platform in 2019. RIB Software, the Stuttgart, Germany-based provider of enterprise software for the building, construction and real estate industries, has announced an investment in the UK and Holland-based software reseller Cadline to grow the market …

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