Tag: architecture

Jul 03 2017

BuilderStorm targets SME contractors

UK start-up BuilderStorm seems focused on the SME contractor market, and it is claiming to be BIM level 2 compliant. A relatively recent arrival on the UK SaaS construction software landscape is BuilderStorm. Incorporated in Brighton in 2014 and now based in Horsham in Sussex, BuilderStorm was founded by construction project engineer David Lawrence and …

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Jun 30 2017

Collaborative BIM developments

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I visited the National Infrastructure Forum exhibition and conference at London’s ExCEL earlier this month and talked to staff on a couple of the technology vendors’ stands. Both the conversations focused on BIM and collaboration…. 3D Repo I have talked to people from London-based 3D Repo at various BIM events in recent months (and wrote …

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Jun 30 2017

think project! raises French profile

think project! rebrands French subsidiary hoping to accelerate expansion in Europe. Lascom AEC, the Paris, France-based provider of PLM (project and plant lifecycle management) acquired by the Munich, Germany-based construction collaboration Software-as-a-Service technology provider think project! Group in September 2015 is being rebranded to think project! France. The move will strengthen the think project! brand and, the …

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Jun 29 2017

A mobile Site Diary – at a price!

Script&Go

Script and Go’s Site Diary complements a mobile-first construction project management application but the suite is not competitively priced compared to others. Since the 2007 advent of smartphones and the later launch of tablet products, the number of mobile applications designed for construction has grown and grown. I have seen numerous apps for snagging / punchlists …

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Jun 22 2017

NBS launches BIM viewer

At this week’s Autodesk University in London, NBS – Newcastle, UK-based developer of the free BIM digital Toolkit (post) – has launched the public Beta version of the NBS Online Viewer (powered by Autodesk Forge, a WebGL-based viewer). According to BIMplus, the NBS Online Viewer makes it quick and easy for everyone working on a project …

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Jun 14 2017

ShapeDo: change management in the cloud

Ari Isaacs

Israeli startup ShapeDo has a powerful 2D drawing change identification capability to which it has added strong workflow management, making it an attractive contract change application. With most of the world’s construction industries still heavily reliant upon 2D drawings, Jerusalem, Israel-based start-up ShapeDo says it is finding a ready market for its software that helps manage design changes. …

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Jun 06 2017

CIAT backs DesigningBuildings wiki

As a long-time Wikipedian, I have contributed often to the English Wikipedia’s coverage of architecture, engineering and construction subjects, and have also taken an active interest in the UK-based Designing Buildings Wiki (launched in late 2012; read my post). Since then, it has grown, and now hosts over 5,000 articles (including a guide to BIM – post), …

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May 24 2017

Growing Viewpoint continues BIM push

Viewpoint 2017 survey data

Viewpoint Construction Software continues to grow its EMEA revenues, with BIM a strongpoint for customer adoption, says Steve Spark.  Ahead of the Viewpoint Construction Software UK user conference in London this week (24-25 May), I met up with Steve Spark, Viewpoint’s EMEA commercial director, to hear what the company planned to share with its customers …

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May 18 2017

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 3)

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In the final section of this three-part Extranet Evolution interview with Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper (read part one; part two), the focus is digital transformation and long-term growth prospects. Digitising construction As a former McKinsey consultant, Jasper was pleased to talk about the McKinsey Global Institute’s ‘Digital Transformation’ reports showing how developed economies (like Australia, US, …

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May 17 2017

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 2)

Aconex Field

In the second part of this now three-part Extranet Evolution interview with Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper (read part one), we talk about building information modelling, FM, mobile and other product development ideas. Collaborative BIM Conject’s merger with BIW was a prolonged process, with key developments in areas such as mobile technology and BIM delayed at …

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