Tag: BIM

Envision: building construction transparency

Envision construction data

Envision is winning new infrastructure customers, and its data-centric approach fits with data-driven visions of the future of the industry currently known as construction. Envision is expanding its reach into civil engineering projects, and even reaching outside its Australasian heartland. The Brisbane, Australia-based field construction data platform is now being used extensively on road, rail …

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AEC Delta Mobility: open source ‘differencing’

AEC Delta

AEC Delta Mobility consortium backed by UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to tackle AEC data exchange using open source approach. The UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has backed an industry-wide consortium aiming to improve manufacture involvement and flows of data between architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) project partners. The group includes BuroHappold, 3D Repo, Speckle …

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33% SaaS growth boosts RIB results

Mads Bording

Germany’s RIB Group grew 26% in 2018, boosted by its SaaS operations, with its Microsoft partnership expected to grow its SaaS user base ten-fold in 2019. Stuttgart, Germany-based software provider RIB Group has published its results for the year to 31 December 2018 showing revenue up over 26% on 2017, with the company planning to …

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Opidis: Idox rebrands McLaren

Paris SNCF station

A year ago, Idox group rebranded its McLaren business to Opidis. The firm’s FusionLive solution is being used to support BIM working on a French railway project. Following a series of personnel changes and reorganisations in 2014, the Idox Group subsidiary McLaren Software largely disappeared from my radar – I was only briefly reminded of …

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PMWeb opens London office, targeting Europe

PMWeb London launch

Already a busy market with numerous cloud-based information technology suppliers, Europe construction and real estate sector is now being marketed by another US-based business, PMWeb. Founded by Marc Jaude (now president of the company) in 2006 and based in Wakefield, Massachusetts (just north of Boston), PMWeb describes itself as provider of “the world’s leading Construction …

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think project! acquires BIM vendor Ceapoint

DESITE from Ceapoint

Germany’s think project! deepens its BIM portfolio by buying fellow German company Ceapoint. Munich, Germany-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor think project! has acquired the German building information modelling (BIM) specialist ceapoint aec technologies GmbH (no transaction value given; news release). Think project! says ceapoint’s product line DESITE will be positioned as an integrated and open …

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AI, Machine Learning, construction and bots

AI sector deal

Construction is waking up to the opportunities posed by artificial intelligence and machine learning to mine rich data and deliver powerful business insights and predictions. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data analytics have been mentioned sporadically in Extranet Evolution since 2013, when I looked at software tools used by India’s Transbit Technologies to automate …

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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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International BIM education

Biminar screencap

Efforts to extend use of building information modelling are in progress around the world. Vaughan Harris targets a BIM e-book at Africa, while France’s HEXABIM pushes webinars. Various governments are endorsing the use of BIM with their respective industries then seeking to develop the necessary skills, processes, standards and technologies. January 2019 has also seen …

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BIMStore revamps

UK BIM Alliance product data report

UK-based BIM object library bimstore launched its new version 4.0 at an event at the Rocketspace venue in Islington, London yesterday (17 January 2019 – news release). Originally launched in 2011 by Newcastle-based architectural practice Space Group, bimstore claims to be the UK’s largest manufacturer-specific BIM library, and sits alongside the group’s consultancy business, BIM …

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