Category: Functionality

Nov 03 2017

Total Synergy targets AEC designers

Australia’s Total Synergy provides a SaaS-based practice management toolset aimed at architects, engineers and other small AEC design firms, and is going global. North Sydney, Australia-based Total Synergy has been developing its practice management tools for architects and engineers since 2000. I met founder and CEO Scott Osborne on a recent trip to London, along …

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Oct 31 2017

BRE Databook: a step forward for BIM standards

Activeplan logo

Interoperability of data has been on my mind lately – Bricsys’s advocacy of IFC and the multi-vendor supported .DWG file format was highlighted last week, and yesterday we had the announcement of the merger of the UK BIM Alliance and buildingSMART UK&I. So I was interested to read that the UK’s BRE has launched a free-to-use …

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Oct 30 2017

Chapoo is now Bricsys 24/7

Jurgen Schepers (Bricsys)

The Bricsys collaboration platform is being rebranded for a fourth time, finally adopting the parent company’s branding, and, as the company’s core product embraces BIM, its cloud solution is positioned as a BIM model server. In April 2017, I attended a Bricsys Insights event at the Ghent headquarters of the Belgium-based engineering software developer. Showing off the …

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Oct 12 2017

ProjectWise suite expands

Projectwise logo

Bentley’s ProjectWise is past the tipping point in its transition from on-premise to being cloud-based, and is now the central part of an ‘ecosystem’ of cloud services. ProjectWise “is the ‘workhorse for work sharing’ by 43 of the ENR Top 50 Design Firms,” says a Bentley press release, indicating how far ProjectWise has grown from …

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Oct 10 2017

Bentley acquires eBid Systems

Harry Vitelli

Adding bid management to the Bentley ProjectWise suite allows designers to reuse design information for a tender package. Then, after a contract had been awarded, project delivery can resume in ProjectWise. At Bentley Systems‘ Year in Infrastructure 2017 conference, I learned that Bentley had acquired a mature US-based e-tendering Software-as-a-Service vendor earlier this year. The …

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Oct 05 2017

Opentree integrates with Viewpoint For Projects

BIM is a collaborative process increasingly supported by an ‘ecosystem’ of solutions that can seamlessly exchange information. Opentree provides some ‘glue’ between internal WIP and CDEs. At the Viewpoint EMEA user conference in May 2017, I met some of the people from Teesside, UK-based Opentree and talked about its Cabinet product, which facilitates the publication of information …

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Sep 26 2017

CEMAR sticks to its NEC expertise

Ben Walker, CEMAR CEO

CEMAR is focused purely on contract management and its expertise in NEC contracts has helped it achieve leadership in this specialist cloud-based software market. Gloucester, UK-based construction contract management software vendor CEMAR is single-minded in its focus on construction contracts and on the NEC suite in particular. This focus has seen the company enjoy year-on-year …

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Sep 22 2017

It came from out of Space: Warboard

Warboard screenshot

Space Group’s Warboard offers BIM model issue management, potentially helping teams not using a more fully featured common data environment, CDE. Newcastle, UK-based architectural services business, Space Group (which includes Space Architects, consultancy BIM Technologies, and BIM object provider BIMstore.co.uk, and promotes the BIMShowLive events) has been developing its own cloud-based BIM collaboration software, called Warboard. …

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Sep 18 2017

Bridgit adds mobile project insights

Mallorie Brodie - Bridgit CEO

Canada’s Bridgit is now offering more detailed reporting capabilities to support its mobile construction solution users. Ontario, Canada-based mobile-first software developer Bridgit has been on my radar since August 2014 when, to support its core Closeout application, it started testing wearable technologies. Since then, its announcements have mainly related to funding and to core software …

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Sep 12 2017

Mobile-first Raken builds its niche

Raken logo

US-based Raken is one of a recent generation of mobile-first construction software developers seeking to automate manual onsite reporting and monitoring tasks, and says it differentiates itself by its deep niche functionality. Just over three years ago (August 2014), I visited FieldLens‘s New York headquarters and talked to one of the marketing team about their …

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