Category: Digital transformation

Openbuilt spreads its “wings of transformation”

OpenBuilt Architecture

OpenBuilt sees major IT players including IBM and Red Hat combining to develop a connectivity and automation platform for the built environment industry. OpenBuilt is positioned as “a connectivity and automation platform that enables businesses to work faster and more accurately with their existing software“. It has been launched by a group of businesses including …

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Bentley collaborates with Nvidia

Jacobs Waterworks Team

Bentley Systems is developing applications using Nvidia’s Omniverse platform for photorealistic, real-time visualisation and simulation of digital twins of massive-scale industrial and civil infrastructure projects. Visualisation and simulation are increasingly important in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector, but the costs and manpower needed to develop really sophisticated and powerful capabilities demand that AEC …

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thinkproject acquires UK-based Formworks

Formworks website

thinkproject completes its second major UK acquisition to grow its mobile construction field data capture capabilities. Munich, Germany-based construction collaboration SaaS technology provider thinkproject recently announced (6 April 2021) its acquisition (for an undisclosed amount) of the London-based software developer, Digital Field Solutions, creator of the mobile application Formworks. The deal comes nearly three years …

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Atlas ICAS targets healthcare market

ICAS

London, UK-based startup Atlas is targeting the healthcare construction market with an integrated design and project delivery SaaS platform, ICAS, supporting design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) approaches. Co-founded by David and Maha Harper, London-based Atlas has developed an “integrated construction and architecture platform” (ICAS) that they believe can dramatically break down silos and improve …

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Unity acquires AEC AR tech vendor VisualLive

VisualLive use

Some consolidation in the AEC augmented reality sector as Autodesk collaborator Unity acquires US-based VisualLive. Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D content, has announced (9 March 2021) the acquisition (value and terms not disclosed) of VisualLive, an Arizona, US-based technology company enabling the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry to …

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Microsoft Mesh mixed reality opens Bentley collaboration

Microsoft Mesh launch

Mixed Reality, XR, is supported by Microsoft through its development of its Mesh platform, with wider adoption enabled via open standards, benefiting industry partners such as AEC tech provider Bentley Systems. Two days before a call with Bentley Systems’ Greg Demchak, I watched Microsoft‘s online launch of its new Microsoft Mesh mixed reality platform (on …

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Weather risk management platform EHAB raises investment

Josh Graham (EHAB)

EHAB, a UK-based weather risk management platform that helps construction companies reduce the cost of  weather interruptions, has raised further funding.  English start-up, EHAB aims to help construction companies identify and plan for weather-related risks using decades’ worth of weather data.  Its distributed ledger (blockchain) technology platform connects construction schedules produced in Primavera P6 to …

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Aerial data capture by Nearmap

Nearmap aerial view of Illinois expressway

In 12 years, Nearmap has grown from a Western Australian aerial imagery startup into a AU$106M business with extensive operations in the US. Founded by Stuart Nixon in Perth, Western Australia, in 2008, Nearmap provides a cost-effective and high resolution aerial photography alternative to data from satellite imagery services such as Google Earth or drone-captured …

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NBS acquired by Byggfakta

NBS Chorus devices

UK-based construction technology and product data provider NBS has been acquired by the Byggfakta Group, in a deal that also secures RIBA’s long-term future. NBS, the Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK-based construction technology provider has been acquired by the Byggfakta Group, a leading Scandinavia-based data and software provider to the European construction industry. The deal (value undisclosed) has …

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Autodesk Construction Cloud is reshaped

Autodesk Construction Cloud Products

Autodesk is expanding its Autodesk Construction Cloud, adding new products in 2021: Autodesk Build, Autodesk Quantify and Autodesk BIM Collaborate. Its BuildingConnected bidding platform has also been launched in the UK and Ireland Clouds are constantly moving and changing shape, and Autodesk’s cloud offering is no different. At this week’s virtual Autodesk University, Autodesk has …

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