Category: Extranet/CDE

Autodesk launches Forma

Autodesk Forma

Autodesk Forma is positioned as a cloud-based platform that will unify workflows for those that design, build and operate the built environment, but could those users also end up ‘caged’? Earlier this month (see its 8 May 2023 news release) and ahead of Digital Construction Week in London, Autodesk unveiled the first set of capabilities …

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Interoperability code of practice for AECO technologies launched

Interoperability Code of Practice - cover

A new interoperability code of practice for technologies, developed in the UK by the GIIG, has been launched. As previewed in EE (13 April 2023), “Delivering Valuable Data: An Interoperability Code of Practice for Technologies in the Built and Managed Environment” was launched at the Institution of Civil Engineers in Westminster on 17 April 2023. …

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Asite acquires 3D Repo

Jozef Dobos and Nathan Doughty

Asite has made its first major acquisition under CEO Nathan Doughty, buying one of the UK’s most innovative independent construction software developers, 3D Repo. Independent London, UK-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology developer Asite has announced (5 April 2023) the acquisition of 3D Repo, also London-based, and a pioneer in cloud-based BIM collaboration software. Asite says …

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Sypro expands in the SaaS contract change management space

Part of Hull, UK-based 55 Group, contract change management tech provider Sypro has expanded its offering and teamed up with Trimble Viewpoint.  Sypro expand contract range At the recent UK Construction Week 2022 in Birmingham, I had a brief catch-up with Simon Hunt, CEO of Hull, UK-based Sypro. His company was established some 15 years …

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New-look nima underlines UK focus on information management

Audience at the nima-sponsored Digital Construction Hub at UK Construction Week

The UK BIM Alliance’s change of name to nima and its focus on whole life information management should also encourage wider thinking about long-term easy access to and use of information.  It is now just over a month since the UK BIM Alliance publicly launched its new identity, becoming ‘nima’ (see the official announcement). The …

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Glider gathering pace

Judging from its 2022 ‘Glider Gathering’, Glider Technology is fast becoming an influential player in the UK construction technology market. UK-based SaaS construction technology provider Glider Technology has come a long way in just a few years. On 2 November 2022, I attended the company’s first (pandemic-delayed) user conference.* Its ‘Glider Gathering’ was held at …

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Kier picks Procore platform

UK main contractor Kier Construction has selected Procore as its field and quality management solution (but not – it seems – as its corporate ‘common data environment’). According to recent articles on the CIOB-backed BIM+ website and on The Construction Index, UK contractor Kier Construction has chosen the Procore Software-as-a-Service platform as its field and …

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Raildiary – industry-oriented site reporting

Raildiary screengrab

Raildiary has capitalised upon its domain experience and expertise to deliver tools specific to the needs of personnel working in a highly regulated and also intensely commercial market. Manchester, UK-based Raildiary is a railway industry-specific cloud-based data collection and reporting platform utilising mobile and web technologies. On-site data is captured in line with the UK’s …

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Graphisoft expands BIMcloud with SaaS option

Graphisoft's Ákos Pfemeter

Alongside Archicad 25, Graphisoft has announced enhancements to its BIMx model viewing and BIMcloud design collaboration applications, though these are consciously not ‘CDE’ products.  Hungary-based BIM software giant Graphisoft, part of the Nemetschek group, has announced (7 July 2021) the release of the latest version of its BIM software, Archicad 25. It has also released …

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Reflecting on the Procore IPO

Procore platform pitch

US AEC SaaS player Procore raised over $600m in its May 2021 IPO, but its global ambitions face significant competition. In February 2020, US-based construction Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider Procore filed its intention to make an initial public offering of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. But the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic …

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