Category Archive: ROI/benefits

Dec 21 2016

Clearbox BIMXtra starts with BIM

The BIM Common Data Environment, CDE, market in the UK remains very competitive. Its players include vendors previously active in what was sometimes termed document management, file collaboration or project extranets, but there are also newer players for whom BIM was the starting point. BIMXtra is a BIM platform that originated in-house at UK contractor …

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Nov 12 2016

Ordot dump closure showcases Bentley EADOC

California, USA-based EADOC was acquired by Bentley Systems in March 2016, and the process of assimilating this cloud-based construction management application into the Bentley suite of products began. I talked to EADOC founder Eric Law soon after the acquisition and again at Bentley’s 2015 Year in Infrastructure conference in London and also heard about the …

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Oct 22 2016

ConstructPM talks up mobile tech

Digital Construction Week is taking place in London next week, and one of last year’s exhibitors, London-based Construct.pm has been in touch. I talked to the mobile-first construction project management app business in late December 2015 when it was working with early adopter customer ISG. A case study based on a project at London’s Broadgate suggests: the technology removes …

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Jan 07 2016

Envision expanding capabilities

Envision logo

Australia’s Envision has developed into a powerful data hub well-suited to mega-projects. It’s almost five years since I was first contacted by Ennova’s Hugh Hofmeister to talk about the Brisbane, Australia-based company’s Envision construction project management platform (see May 2011 post). Then, a mobile-first approach to cloud-based construction management was relatively new, as was applying lean thinking, …

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Dec 14 2015

Construct.pm delivers mobile project management

Construct homescreen

London-based Construct.pm provides some real-time messaging alongside its core mobile construction project management workflow tools, and offers far more than the usual snagging tools. With only a short time to spare to walk round the exhibitors at the Digital Construction Week show (post) in October, it made sense to arrange follow-up calls with some of …

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Jan 09 2015

Latista adds mobile business intelligence

Latista logo

Latista says its BI toolset will help users quickly identify and resolve issues by highlighting key indicators and trends, and BIM seems to be firmly on the roadmap. I have mentioned US-based mobile construction solution provider Latista only occasionally since 2010, most recently in connection with its now parent Textura, who acquired the Virginia-based business in November …

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Oct 30 2013

BIM = Better information mobility?

McGraw Hill Information Mobility

A US survey suggests growing benefits of mobile information, but its respondents weren’t enthusing about mobile access to digital models. At the Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure conference in London this week, information mobility has been a recurring theme (indeed, BIM has even been verbally re-engineered to become ‘better information mobility’), and its not just about …

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Mar 21 2013

Unit4 BC: future is BIM and linked data

SaaS platform Business Collaborator is a key component in Unit4’s strategy to integrate its business software with BIM, using linked data to manage asset-related processes. I attended the Unit4 user 2013 user conference at the ICC in Birmingham last week, ostensibly to join the sessions devoted to its SaaS collaboration solution Business Collaborator, but – …

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Feb 15 2013

Kykloud improving surveyor productivity

kykloud process

Kykloud is making inroads to the mobile surveying market thanks to its scalable enterprise-strength cloud-based software architecture and a highly useable mobile interface. I met up with Ed Bartlett, co-founder of integrated surveying and asset management software vendor Kykloud, in London earlier this week, just over a year after he and Nick Graham first demonstrated the …

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Apr 23 2009

Engineering the future of SaaS

I have always believed that the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) world can learn lessons from application of technologies in other market sectors, and so it is gratifying to see that debates about moving design applications to a Software-as-a-Service model are also alive in the mechanical engineering world. I have just been reading an MCADonline …

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