Category: Future

Jul 06 2015

Towards Level 2: new 4Projects release

As we draw ever closer to 2016, SaaS construction collaboration application vendors are becoming increasingly focused on compliance with ‘BIM Level 2’, the UK government’s target for delivery of all centrally procured public projects (and also a target for some private sector clients). Last week, I noted Conject talking about how it was helping its customers …

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Jun 25 2015

Surveying Project Information Management

At AECbytes, Lachmi Khemlani is working on a research project studying the implementation of project information management (PIM) software in AEC firms, as part of which it is conducting a brief survey to better understand how users are using PIM in their firms. Your response to it would be invaluable in guiding the development of PIM software …

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May 21 2015

Goodbye, 4Projects. Hello, Viewpoint for Projects

4Projects summit

This week’s 2015 Viewpoint customer summit conference in London drew over 100 people, all provided with an update to the company’s product development roadmap outlined in Newcastle last May (4Projects: the future is cloud-based everything). One headline announcement has been confirmation of the rebranding of 4Projects; with effect from September 2015, the SaaS construction collaboration application will be …

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May 20 2015

Tinker with the tech or make big hairy audacious changes?

Never Waste A Good Crisis

With collaborative platforms, mobile, BIM, ‘Big data’, the ‘internet of things’, we are tinkering with enablers of change. “Digital Built Britain” envisages entirely new business models for the industry currently known as construction. 21 years (and more) of industry reports It’s almost 21 years since the Latham Report was published in 1994 (then the latest in …

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May 01 2015

Holographic collaboration, anyone?

Trimble HoloLens

Trimble partners with Microsoft to bring Microsoft HoloLens wearable holographic technology to construction – integrating with the GTeam collaboration environment. Trimble has announced today that it is working with Microsoft to develop new tools integrated with the HoloLens holographic platform on Windows 10 (set to be released later this year). These tools are intended to …

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Apr 14 2015

4Projects to develop ‘satellite’ CDEs

Stickyworld

The next generation of SaaS BIM ‘common data environments’ could include constellations of CDEs around a core CDE. Viewpoint’s UK subsidiary, SaaS construction collaboration technology specialist 4Projects, is to develop a new platform to support building information modelling (BIM) collaboration down the supply chain, reports BIM+. The project is one of ten beneficiaries of a …

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Mar 10 2015

OnShape – CADaaS lives!

Onshape logo

The Beta launch of a new SaaS-based manufacturing CAD application, OnShape, has excited a few bloggers and tweeters recently, although the concept is nothing new (I recall US CAD writer Brian Seitz wondering Is SaaS the Killer App for the CAD Industry? in 2008, and it stimulated some CADaaS posts from me – first, second – and later some …

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Mar 03 2015

For Level 3 BIM, read Digital Built Britain

Last week saw the “launch” of Digital Built Britain, the preferred branding for the UK’s Level 3 Building Information Modelling (BIM) programme. The work is apparently intended to “build on the standards and savings delivered by the BIM level 2 initiative which has been central to the £840M savings achieved on central public spend in …

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Feb 16 2015

think project! thinking BIM

Sven-Eric Schapke

Delivering BIM in the browser is now part of think project!‘s technology roadmap and it is on track to start its first BIM project in early 2015. Late last year, I had a long conversation with two executives from Munich, Germany’s think project! about its plans to augment its existing Software-as-a-Service collaboration capabilities with building …

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Jan 22 2015

Aconex developing BIM plugins

According to the BIMcrunch blog, Australian construction collaboration company Aconex intends to create more building information modelling (BIM) software plug-ins. The full interview with CEO Leigh Jasper will feature on BIMcrunch soon. Having previously released an Autodesk Revit plugin in early 2013, and then launched its Connected BIM capability in October 2014 (made available free in December 2014), the …

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