Tag: BIM

Nov 23 2018

RIB plans further cloud expansion

Mads Bording

Stuttgart, Germany’s RIB Software is expanding aggressively beyond its central European heartland, winning customers in Australia, the US, Asia and the UK, and plans growth in its cloud-delivered construction ecosystem developed in partnership with Microsoft. Earlier this autumn, I talked to RIB’s COO and executive board member Mads Bording about the company, which he joined …

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Nov 22 2018

New African BIM portal: NavBIM

NAVBIM

While discussion about building information modelling (BIM) in north America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region is well advanced, it has yet to reach the same levels across much of Africa. A recent initiative, NavBIM, from the BIM Academy Africa aims to help African organisations jump-start their BIM adoption journeys. Vaughan Harris told Extranet Evolution about …

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Nov 22 2018

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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Oct 25 2018

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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Oct 24 2018

Hexagon on Bricsys 24/7: “Watch this space”

Eric De Keyser at Bricsys2018

Now part of the HexagonPPM portfolio, Bricsys 24/7 has continued to extend its CDE capabilities, with an enhanced BIM viewer and support for IFC. Could it provide the basis for a revamped HxGN SMART Build offering? Announcements are planned for mid-2019. Following on from yesterday’s lunchtime news that Sweden’s Hexagon had acquired Belgium-based construction software …

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Oct 23 2018

Hexagon acquires Bricsys

Hexagon logo

Swedish software giant Hexagon AB has acquired Belgium’s building design and collaboration software business Bricsys. BREAKING (London – 1pm BMT) – In London today, opening the 2018 conference of Ghent, Belgium building design and collaboration software developer Bricsys, CEO Erik De Keyser announced a milestone: Bricsys has been acquired by Sweden’s Hexagon AB (read Hexagon …

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Oct 22 2018

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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Oct 10 2018

iBinder – building on simplicity?

iBinder manual image

Swedish construction, procurement and property management Software-as-a-Service provider iBinder makes a virtue of its product’s simplicity; “Building on Simplicity” is the company’s slogan. iBinder is a company based in Örebro, Sweden, which has developed a simple-to-use project management system based on a ring-binder approach to construction information. The software, accessed via a standard web browser, mimics …

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Oct 01 2018

Plangrid report highlights industry inertia

Plangrid productivity report graphic

Plangrid has expanded from north America into Europe, and is now aiming to improve construction productivity in the UK – its survey suggests the industry has a long way to go. In June 2014, I wrote about a then recently-launched California startup called Plangrid. The San Francisco company offered a simple-to-use, mobile-oriented platform to manage …

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Sep 14 2018

Vectorworks underlines its open BIM credentials

Vectorworks Nomad image

Design authoring tool specialist Vectorworks adheres to the Nemetschek-wide policy of ‘Open BIM’, and, in addition to its inbuilt webviewing and cloud services tools, offers some integration to third party ‘common data environments’, CDEs. Interoperability remains a major challenge for many construction IT users, with single vendor proprietary file and data formats vying with more …

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