Tag: BIM

Bentley pushes ‘Digital Twin’ into AEC mainstream

Discussion about ‘Digital Twins’ and national digital twins has grown rapidly since 2017, with Bentley Systems leading conversations and supporting UK research. The notion of creating a ‘Digital Twin’ of a built asset – a digital representation of the physical asset that is also connected to the physical asset to exchange real-time data – has …

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Bentley highlights need to digitise construction

Another report, “Unlock the Benefits of Going Digital in Construction” from Bentley Systems, underlines the under-digitised nature of construction – a well-worn theme at industry conferences in recent years. Consultancies such as the McKinsey Global Institute have highlighted how construction digitalisation lags other industry sectors in the US, Europe and Australasia, while, in the UK, …

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LetsBuild BIM app targets on-site BIM adoption

Thomas Goubau

The LetsBuild BIM app aims to seamlessly link on-site activities and checks to a project’s BIM model, and is focusing on ensuring easy BiM adoption by site teams. LetsBuild, the European construction cloud technology business formed by the January 2019 merger of Belgium’s AproPlan and Denmark’s GenieBelt, is planning a BIM product launch. LetsBuild aims …

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Designing Buildings’ BIM Wiki: industry needs a better, wider, digital knowledge base

BIM Wiki home

A new BIM Wiki, launched by Designing Buildings, aims to create a comprehensive and up-to-date BIM information source, but industry needs a wider, digital knowledge base. Designing Buildings, the UK-based Wiki launched in 2012 (see my 2013 EE post DesigningBuildings: a wiki in progress) and backed by several UK industry institutions, recently (19 June 2019) …

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Xinaps presents Verifi3D at AU London

Dutch company Xinaps demonstrated its new Software-as-a-Service BIM data validation product, Verifi3D, for the first time at Autodesk University London. Dutch company Xinaps presented its new Software-as-a-Service BIM data validation product, Verifi3D, at the Autodesk University event in London (18-19 June 2019). While Verifi3D is set to be officially launched at Autodesk University in Las …

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Autodesk’s Plangrid and BIM360 technologies to merge

Richard Parker, speaking at Autodesk's Connect and Construct event

Autodesk is aiming to merge and so strengthen the technologies currently contained in two separate solutions: Plangrid and BIM 360. The current focus, however, is more on construction than long-term asset management. (17 June 2019, 10.45am BST) – Autodesk’s Connect and Construct Summit in London today started with a media breakfast hosted by Jim Lynch, …

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RIB buys into US building spec vendor BSD

Melville, Anderson, Wolford

RIB Software invests US$42m to acquire 60% of USA-based BSD (Building Systems Design), strengthens its estimating and product data technologies, and gets a bridgehead in north America. RIB Software, the Stuttgart, Germany-based provider of cloud-based technologies for the construction and real estate industries has invested US$42m to acquire 60% of the Atlanta, USA-based BSD (Building …

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Viewpoint launches ViewpointOne strategy

VfP product evolution

At the Viewpoint UK customer summit in London this week, the Trimble-owned business announced its ViewpointOne platform strategy. Some clarity on the future of the various solutions in the Viewpoint collaboration portfolio emerged at the Royal Institution of British Architects in London this week (22-23 May 2019), where the now-Trimble-owned business unveiled its intentions to …

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eviFile and 3DRepo combine mobile and BIM

A partnership between two UK-based software developers, digital evidence platform eviFile and BIM collaboration platform 3D Repo, offers a combined digital evidence and BIM solution. Two UK-based software developers, digital evidence data collection platform eviFile and cloud-based BIM collaboration platform 3D Repo, have formed a strategic partnership, allowing construction clients to access a powerful combined digital evidence and BIM …

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Burton is new think project! CEO

Gareth Burton (think project! CEO)

In “an evolutionary step,” think project! announces Gareth Burton as its new CEO, and the AEC software-as-a-service vendor continues to grow revenues. Cloud-based Common Data Environment (CDE) provider think project! has today announced the appointment of Gareth Burton as chief executive officer (CEO). Formerly the CIO of UK contractor Laing O’Rourke and, since January 2018, …

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