Tag Archive: Autodesk

Aug 17 2016

BIM Assure: cloud-based model checking

In the upFront.Zine, Ralph Grabowski has a great article about a cloud-based BIM checking service, BIM Assure. The feature was written with Marty Chobot, VP of marketing at the system’s developer, a startup called Invicara with offices in Michigan in the US, India and Singapore. The application was also reviewed recently by Lachmi Khemlani in AECbytes. I won’t steal the …

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Mar 17 2016

Aconex acquires Conject

In the biggest deal yet seen in the construction SaaS market, the Melbourne, Australia-based collaboration technology provider Aconex has acquired Munich, Germany-based rival Conject for A$96m (c. €65m or £51m or US$73.3m). Aconex announced the agreement to acquire Conject Holding GmbH earlier today, along with its intention to launch a fully underwritten placement to raise approximately A$120m …

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Jan 07 2016

Envision expanding capabilities

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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Oct 23 2015

Dwindling construction week

Digital Construction Week 2015 has ended. DCW15 officially opened with a (for some) Guinness-fuelled flourish at a packed Irish Embassy reception on Tuesday evening and petered out at London’s Business Design Centre at 4pm yesterday afternoon. Autumn is a difficult time to run any event – perhaps doubly so for an ambitious new multi-day event and its attempt …

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Aug 28 2015

Exit Buzzsaw, enter “Alexandria”?

“A complete, connected solution for construction project teams” is being promised by Autodesk’s “Project Alexandria“. The exact nature of this solution is still under wraps, but you can sign up to get notifications once Autodesk starts spreading the word “soon”. We are told: Project Alexandria is being built to connect your construction project teams, with capabilities …

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Jul 22 2015

Skysite: a repro take on collaboration

Lachmi Khemlani’s AECbytes provides a thoughtful review of a new cloud-based document management application for construction from US reprographic business ARC Document Solutions, called Skysite. Reprographic resistance Over the years, a number of reprographic houses and printing/plotting hardware providers have sought to cushion themselves from the impact of the shift from paper-based documentation to electronic …

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Jul 13 2015

Kahua: pushing PaaS in construction

Platform-as-a-Service allows developers to create apps that can be employed on a core system. In construction, Asite’s doing it in the UK; Kahua is attracting investors in the US. The global construction market is huge, sprawling and, in many countries, immensely fragmented. Thousands of businesses start up and die every month, and even in a …

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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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Apr 07 2015

Oumy – record your BIM model comment?

One-time Kalexo founder Hannes Marais has created a new visual communication tool for creative people, Oumy, which, if integrated into other collaboration platforms, could accelerate idea-sharing. Six years ago in February 2009, I wrote about building information modelling (BIM), integrated project delivery (IPD) and collaboration. My post was stimulated by two Cadalyst articles by Pete Zyskowski, stressing …

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Mar 10 2015

OnShape – CADaaS lives!

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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