Tag: Bentley

Coronavirus construction impacts (and software offers) continue

Projectwise 365

With the UK coronavirus lockdown into its second month, construction software vendors are still trying to encourage new use of their applications. Since I first wrote about the impacts of the coronavirus shutdown on construction (Coronavirus, construction and software – 23 March 2020), there has been a constant stream of UK construction trade press coverage.  …

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Open CDEs and BIMLauncher

Procore-Aconex integration

Amid a continuing UK BIM discussion regarding use of ‘common data environments’, CDEs, Ireland’s BIMLauncher is already connecting some vendors’ platforms at a document-centric level. Truly connected BIM is a long way off, believes BIMLauncher CEO John Egan. In January 2020 (Towards connected data environments, CDEs), I wondered about the need for data exchange standards …

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Schneider Electric makes €1.4 bn bid for RIB Software

Proposed Schneider RIB fit

Directors of Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software have urged shareholders to agree a €1.4 billion bid from Schneider Electric. Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software, which has been expanding its footprint in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC)  Software-as-a-Service space in recent years, is the subject of a €29 per RIB share from Schneider Electric, valuing the 1200-strong …

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“BIM is not big data”

Big Data terminology

‘Buzzword bingo’ may occasionally include ‘Big Data’ – alongside terms such as BIM, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital twins. Growing use of such terms in the built environment suggests we are beginning to appreciate the value of data – or how data demonstrates value. Common definitions of Big Data (such as the …

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Atvero: Office 365 SharePoint-based PIM

Atvero Sharepoint plus

Many AEC firms use Microsoft SharePoint application internally. Now a cloud-based tool, it is the foundation of a new UK-developed solution, Atvero. A new Microsoft SharePoint-based project information management (PIM) solution, Atvero, was launched at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London today (10 September 2019). Developed in just over a year by a …

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Construction Technology Report 2019: the designers’ view

NBS Construction Technology Report 2019

A recently published ‘Construction Technology Report’ from Newcastle-based NBS presents a view of digital adoption, but is flawed by its narrow focus on building design businesses. In May 2018, the 2018 (8th) annual BIM survey from NBS presented some data on adoption of common data environment (CDE) platforms by UK-based construction businesses. The data suggested a …

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Construction-savvy Plangrid adds to Autodesk toolset

Bill Smith - Plangrid president, global ops

Plangrid has been expanding into the UK since 2017 with internationalisation now largely complete, and the solution now more about workflows than ‘sheet’ management. Company executive Bill Smith also identified how Plangrid complemented Autodesk’s design strengths. On 18 October 2018, around a month before Autodesk announced its US$875m acquisition of Plangrid, I talked to Bill …

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Synchro buy a key step in building Bentley’s construction capabilities

Steve Jolley

Bentley’s courtship of Synchro started when the two firms collaborated during the Crossrail project in London, and the Synchro acquisition is a significant step forward in Bentley’s support for construction operations. This year’s Year in Infrastructure conference provided a platform for Bentley executives to talk about the June 2018 acquisition of Synchro Software, the 40-strong …

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Bentley ProjectWise365 extends Microsoft integration

Noah Eckhouse - Bentley

At its 2018 Year in Infrastructure event in London last week, Bentley Systems announced the general availability of integration between ProjectWise 365 Services and Microsoft 365. ProjectWise is Bentley’s ‘workhorse for work sharing’ used by 70% of Engineering News-Record’s Top 250 Design Firms in the design and engineering of all types of infrastructure assets. Now 20 years …

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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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