Category Archive: Web 2.0

May 19 2016

GamePlan’s aim: ‘lean’ collaboration

GamePlan logo

Nothing to do with computer gaming, GamePlan is a US start-up exploring both lean construction and BIM-based collaboration. In devising its product, US-based startup GamePlan (headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware) has consciously tried not to copy existing SaaS construction software providers’ approach to collaboration. While its core platform offers many of the same features, its philosophy has been strongly guided …

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May 05 2016

BIM meets Wiki at DesigningBuildings

Construction’s own wiki, DesigningBuildings has launched a free online guide to BIM Level 2 compliance. On 4 April 2016, Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) became mandatory on centrally-procured UK public projects, with far-reaching implications for those involved. Clients, consultants, contractors and suppliers are all required to understand the finer details of the Level 2 process. …

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Apr 01 2016

Rollout rolls-out PaperLight

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Texas-based SaaS drawing management startup Rollout is branching out into collaboration hardware launching a portable interactive display system, PaperLight. At the turn of the century, when most of the current crop of Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendors were just starting out, a common objection to the use of online systems was that users preferred paper – …

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Mar 18 2016

Go-Cam video snagging

Live-streaming video reports from site – Go-Cam looked interesting but ultimately disappointed.  Mobile apps for construction snagging (aka: punchlisting, quality control, etc) have become common, taking advantage of smartphones’ and tablets’ in-built cameras to include a photograph of the defect as part of the report. A new app takes this one stage further, and suggests …

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Nov 25 2015

Geospatial expertise vital in managing BIM and Big Data

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“Integration of BIM and GIS is a good place to start connecting BIM and Smart Cities” Yesterdays CIOB International Inspiring Construction conference (hashtag: #CIOBInspire) in London heard a series of great presentations on a “Smart future”, from Arto Kiviniemi of Liverpool University, BAM Design MD Andrew Pryke, Sellafield’s John Robison and AECOM’s David Philp. Data – …

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Sep 23 2015

Newforma launches community

Having rebranded in July 2015 (see New look Newforma), US-based project information management (PIM) software vendor Newforma has announced the launch of its Newforma Customer Community: “an online location for Newforma customers to ask questions, find answers, join conversations, and contribute ideas.” According to the Newforma news release, the community, built on Salesforce Community Templates, offers “numerous ways …

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Jul 21 2015

Extranet Evolution glitch: apologies

Apologies to anyone affected by a sudden flurry of apparent new Extranet Evolution blog posts yesterday – they were, in fact, as recipients quickly remarked, reposts of old blog posts. I was doing some extensive blog ‘spring-cleaning’, including dealing with a host of broken links (one of the the consequences of having maintained a blog …

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Jul 14 2015

Demand Logic: collaborative BMS data

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‘Internet of Things’? BMSs have been streaming data for years. Data for post-occupancy evaluation? Ditto. London-based Demand Logic builds collaboration around energy data. When I first heard of Demand Logic, my initial thought was that it might be a startup business riding the crest of the current new-build BIM boom in the UK, but the more I learned …

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Jun 22 2015

City-Insights = asset insights

City-Insights logo

City-Insights potentially does more than ‘tell stories about places’ – as a mobile web tool, it could be used by construction and property professionals for a host of hyper-local internal and external communication purposes. The recent COMIT* community day, as usual, welcomed some new members and a few guests. Among the former was City-Insights, a young (c. …

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May 05 2015

Jobsite Unite: connecting site workers

Social, real-time approaches to construction collaboration have been tried several times. Jobsite Unite believes its mobile-based worker communication platform can complement AEC file-sharing systems. For a long time, construction collaboration technology (like email*) tended to be focused on the asynchronous exchange of project-related content – documents, drawings, forms, comments, photos, redlines, etc – generated by …

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