Category: Extranet/CDE

Hivemap startup pins hopes on cloud analytics

Hivemap issues

London-based startup Hivemap launched in early 2019, and is trying to disrupt the construction collaboration market by a focus on business data analytics. New Civil Engineer’s TechFest event in September 2019 featured a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style contest between five early stage technology businesses. Alongside the relatively mature EviFile* (see post) was a London-based company which …

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thinkproject acquires German CDE specialist Conclude

Conclude cost control

Construction and engineering SaaS provider thinkproject has acquired fellow German CDE specialist Conclude, adding 5D BIM capability to the group’s portfolio. Munich-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology provider thinkproject has acquired 100% of fellow German common data environment (CDE) specialist Conclude GmbH (read announcement). No deal value has been disclosed. Based in Wuppertal near Dusseldorf, Conclude …

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Bentley extends SaaS ProjectWise to SMEs

Projectwise 365

Bentley Systems has announced new capabilities in its ProjectWise collaboration platform, building on its integration with Microsoft 365, and attempting to reach potential users in small and mid-sized businesses. ProjectWise 365 is key to Bentley’s “project digital twin” approach. According to an August 2019 report from ARC Advisory Group (news release), Bentley Systems’ ProjectWise is …

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“BIM is not big data”

Big Data terminology

‘Buzzword bingo’ may occasionally include ‘Big Data’ – alongside terms such as BIM, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital twins. Growing use of such terms in the built environment suggests we are beginning to appreciate the value of data – or how data demonstrates value. Common definitions of Big Data (such as the …

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Trimble SiteVision AR solution launched

Trimble SiteVision is an augmented reality (AR) solution that enables users to visualise 2D and 3D data at 1:1 scale on virtually any project site with connectivity. Trimble has launched SiteVision, an outdoor augmented reality (AR) solution that enables users to visualise 2D and 3D data on virtually any project site with mobile phone or …

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Atvero: Office 365 SharePoint-based PIM

Atvero Sharepoint plus

Many AEC firms use Microsoft SharePoint application internally. Now a cloud-based tool, it is the foundation of a new UK-developed solution, Atvero. A new Microsoft SharePoint-based project information management (PIM) solution, Atvero, was launched at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London today (10 September 2019). Developed in just over a year by a …

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Deltek: integration key to digital transformation

CDBB diagram

The digital debate in the UK built environment has been moving beyond its recent obsession with building information modelling (BIM) and looking more widely at digital transformation and business “digitalisation”. Integration of back office, design and project management systems will be critical to the future success of many design firms, says Deltek. Some four years …

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Bentley highlights need to digitise construction

Another report, “Unlock the Benefits of Going Digital in Construction” from Bentley Systems, underlines the under-digitised nature of construction – a well-worn theme at industry conferences in recent years. Consultancies such as the McKinsey Global Institute have highlighted how construction digitalisation lags other industry sectors in the US, Europe and Australasia, while, in the UK, …

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LetsBuild BIM app targets on-site BIM adoption

Thomas Goubau

The LetsBuild BIM app aims to seamlessly link on-site activities and checks to a project’s BIM model, and is focusing on ensuring easy BiM adoption by site teams. LetsBuild, the European construction cloud technology business formed by the January 2019 merger of Belgium’s AproPlan and Denmark’s GenieBelt, is planning a BIM product launch. LetsBuild aims …

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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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