Tag Archive: Costain

Jul 06 2015

Towards Level 2: new 4Projects release

As we draw ever closer to 2016, SaaS construction collaboration application vendors are becoming increasingly focused on compliance with ‘BIM Level 2’, the UK government’s target for delivery of all centrally procured public projects (and also a target for some private sector clients). Last week, I noted Conject talking about how it was helping its customers …

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Apr 10 2013

BIM, augmented reality and collaboration

Reflecting my growing interest in mobile technologies and their application in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors, I have been involved with the UK-based organisation, COMIT (Construction Opportunities in Mobile IT) for some years [Disclosure: in late 2012 I joined the COMIT management board], attending events – like its BIM and mobility conferences (post) – …

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Jan 10 2013

4Projects involved in BRE-led Clouds4Coordination (C4C) project

A research project to coordinate construction in the cloud using building information modelling (BIM) includes Sunderland-based SaaS collaboration vendor 4Projects. The project is among 13 winners sharing in £5 million of grant funding from the Technology Strategy Board, reports Building4Change. The Clouds4Coordination (C4C) project, which is led by BRE, will demonstrate how a multi-vendor cloud computing system …

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Nov 17 2012

COMIT #MobiBIM conference pushes cloud-based data and tools

I attended COMIT‘s latest conference, on BIM and Mobility, at London’s Building Centre on Thursday, and tweeted a lot of the event highlights (my ‘co-tweeter’ Su Butcher helpfully created a great Storify stream where you can see the event unfold). As usual with COMIT events, the conference was a healthy mix of construction people and technology …

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Sep 29 2011

COMIT–where BIM meets augmented reality, point clouds and QR Codes (among other things)

Two weeks ago, I mentioned COMIT, Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT, and its forthcoming conference on how smart mobile devices can be used to add value to BIM. Since then (last week), I have attended the COMIT community day and AGM (held at BSRIA, Bracknell) and, from the round-table discussions, it was clear that some …

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Nov 22 2010

Notes on attending a Microsoft-hosted construction ICT event

“Ooh, a free conference on construction ICT! And it’s at Microsoft’s London office!” – probably the reaction of more than a few people when emails dropped into their inboxes earlier this year. I attended last year’s event, having heard of the event through friends at COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT), so I was clearly …

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Jun 25 2008

BuildingSMART Conference, RIBA, London

0940am BST: This is the first of (hopefully) several updates from the BuildingSMART one-day conference at the RIBA in London (the main auditorium has wi-fi (hurray!), but few power connections (boo!), but by topping up the battery from time to time, I hope to get by). Only about 40 delegates in the room as the …

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