Tag: COMIT

Aug 28 2018

Collaboration and BIM – news updates

Recent BIM and collaboration vendor news from Kubus in the Netherlands, and NBS and Script&Go in the UK. Kubus expands BIMcollab ecosystem In July 2018, Netherlands-based software developer Kubus announced the launch of a software development kit (SDK) to enable easy, seamless integration of BIM software using BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) and BIMcollab, the company’s own cloud-based …

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May 08 2018

Talking lean and mobile (for free!)

I have been known to moan about the high cost of some construction conferences (usually the so-called construction summits or leadership events). However, later this month (May 2018) in London, there are two great (and free!) opportunities to learn more about themes explored recently on this blog, including BIM, lean construction and mobile. Digitising construction …

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Jan 04 2018

Script&Go targeting UK

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Rennes, France-based mobile application developer Script&Go is expanding beyond France, opening offices in Montreal, Canada, and in the UK. Since August (soon after my June 2017 post) its developers have been working to adapt its software for the UK market. Claiming 414% revenue growth from 2014 to 2017, CEO Benoît Jeannin says: “There has a …

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May 22 2017

eviFile – geo-located progressive assurance

eviTrack

Complementing BIM, mobile geospatial services such as IDS’s eviFile will help infrastructure providers securely track their assets and associated processes. Over the past 2-3 years, I have had a number of conversations with Ed Williams, now client services director at the Leeds, UK-based IDS Group. When we first met, Ed was working on the concept …

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Sep 19 2016

Atmotube: air pollution monitor

Atmotube puts air pollution monitoring in your hands, and enables users to share readings in real-time and via social media. Earlier this year, I participated in a COMIT community day workshop which asked us to think about ways in which air quality might be monitored for construction workers in tunnels. As a cyclist and someone employed at …

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Aug 18 2016

COMIT: “Digitally building Britain”

I have been involved with the UK-based construction technology membership organisation COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT) for some years, and as mobile hardware and software become ever more important in the planning, design, construction, commissioning, handover and future operation and maintenance of built assets, so it has seen growing interest from its two main …

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Jun 22 2015

City-Insights = asset insights

City-Insights - handover

City-Insights potentially does more than ‘tell stories about places’ – as a mobile web tool, it could be used by construction and property professionals for a host of hyper-local internal and external communication purposes. The recent COMIT* community day, as usual, welcomed some new members and a few guests. Among the former was City-Insights, a young (c. …

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May 19 2015

Digital construction autumn 2015

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Construction IT conferences: are we beginning to move beyond BIM and look at other, related fields, and to do so more affordably? The recent heavy focus on BIM has seen some UK construction IT conferences become a bit repetitive (and, sadly – particularly for SMEs – often expensive), featuring the same speakers, the same case studies, …

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Oct 20 2014

State of the (mobile) nation

Mobicloud App Challenge

Next week I will be attending the two-day COMIT/Fiatech conference at The Crystal in London’s Docklands (30-31 October 2014 – see previous post). COMIT’s previous conferences have seen a lot of content crammed into a single day, but this year’s builds on Fiatech’s successful European Summit and the two-day joint event will allow consideration of a …

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Oct 06 2014

Sitedesk targets mobile BIM market

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Sitedesk is a new name in the BIM and collaboration world, marketing a mobile solution that has just been adopted for a Balfour Beatty coastal defence project. Wyre Council in Lancashire has selected collaboration technology from a Manchester-based company Sitedesk to support Level 2 building information modelling (BIM) during a five-year contract to construct and …

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