Tag Archive: CDE

Dec 03 2015

Joined-up data needs joined-up CDEs?

Mature BIM use in future will increasingly require owners and their supply chains to share both legacy and real-time data about multiple assets. Being able to extract data held across multiple CDEs will be increasingly important.  Yesterday, I attended the final ThinkBIM conference of 2015 (“BIM outside the Building”, organised by Leeds Beckett University’s CKE); …

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Jul 03 2015

BIM: bigger infrastructure muscle

I wrote recently about SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors upgrading their hosting infrastructure, noting how 4Projects, Asite, Aconex and Conject had either already upgraded, or were in the process of upgrading their hosting facilities to keep ahead of the increased usage of their platforms. Implicit in many of the upgrades is an assumption that building information …

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Apr 14 2015

4Projects to develop ‘satellite’ CDEs

The next generation of SaaS BIM ‘common data environments’ could include constellations of CDEs around a core CDE. Viewpoint’s UK subsidiary, SaaS construction collaboration technology specialist 4Projects, is to develop a new platform to support building information modelling (BIM) collaboration down the supply chain, reports BIM+. The project is one of ten beneficiaries of a …

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Mar 31 2015

Conject CDE to launch at BIMShowLive

BIMShowLive will see several SaaS collaboration vendors showcasing their BIM capabilities, with Conject unveiling its CDE for the first time. Following up on its promise to raise its UK BIM profile, Anglo-German SaaS construction collaboration technology provider Conject will be exhibiting its common data environment (CDE) at the two-day BIMShowLive event in Manchester next week (8-9 …

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Nov 07 2013

Nemetschek bim+ creates potential common data environment

Nemetschek’s bim+ cloud-based service ticks many of the boxes required for a common data environment Munich, Germany-based software developer Nemetschek has launched bim+, an open, web-based BIM platform for architects, engineers, constructors and owners of real estate: bim+ allows building models to be directly imported into the bim+ cloud where they can be accessed and edited …

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Nov 06 2013

Global SaaS and delivering a good user experience

Could AEC SaaS collaboration vendors deliver zero-wait web experiences to their end customers on any device and over any type of network? Last week at Bentley Systems‘ Year in Infrastructure conference in London (see previous posts), I listened to a couple of case studies about the use of its collaboration suite ProjectWise – for example, …

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Oct 08 2013

Thinking about BIM, SaaS and the Common Data Environment

A lengthy Twitter conversation last night and this morning has got me thinking about the Common Data Environment (CDE), BIM and the role of the various Software-as-a-Service collaboration vendors that operate in the architecture, engineering and construction space. Common Data Environment As many readers may know, the UK government has mandated building information modelling for …

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Mar 18 2013

Viewpoint expanding 4Projects

Under Viewpoint ownership, UK construction SaaS collaboration vendor 4Projects is already recruiting to expand, and has strong BIM credentials to take to new markets. I was recently invited to visit the Sunderland, UK office of construction collaboration technology provider 4Projects to meet both existing contacts within the company and representatives of its parent company, Viewpoint …

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