Tag Archive: design

Jul 15 2016

Collaboration, BIM and FM

Last week’s ThinkBIM conference focused on the transition of data from construction to facilities management. FM is getting more involved with BIM from the earliest stages of a project, and will collaborate more frequently during project delivery. The latest ThinkBIM half-day conference (on 6 July at Squire Patton Boggs’ new offices in Leeds, and sponsored …

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Mar 08 2011

Virtual worlds and the built environment

Virtual worlds and the built environment (PDF) is a white paper just published by Birmingham, UK-based Daden Ltd, about whom I’ve written before (post). Having explored Second Life very superficially a couple of years ago when Be2camp was in its infancy, I have watched with interest as Dave Burden and Soulla Stylianou have developed strong …

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Nov 05 2010

A first look at EADOC

I recently did a GoToMeeting session with Eric Law of EADOC to get a clearer understanding of this US-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration platform. The system is mainly aimed at construction project teams operating in north America, and has been around since early 2006 (I first wrote about the business in late 2007). It was developed, …

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Oct 14 2010

CAD in the cloud – needs selling on the ground

Software-as-a-Service approaches to design in the AEC market can learn a lot from how SaaS has been deployed to provide construction collaborative platforms since the late 1990s, but the marketing challenges still tend to require more than just an online presence. CAD in the cloud Thanks, once again, to Roopinder Tara’s, CAD CAM CAE TenLinks …

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Jun 29 2010

Carbon calculation

Almost two years ago, when I was helping (un)organise the first Be2camp ‘unconference’ event in London, the sustainability theme that underpins this built environment/social media advocacy movement attracted contributions from several people with an active interest in calculating and then reducing the carbon footprint of the architecture, engineering and construction, AEC, sector (we had talks, …

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Jun 11 2010

MyOnlineToolbox.com

My recent live-blog post about Tradeshift wondered whether there might be an opportunity for SME firms in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors to expand their adoption of online platforms, perhaps even integrating project delivery processes with the associated financial transactions. It seems one business in the United States is already starting to do this: …

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Jun 02 2010

Integrated Lifecycle Solutions

Former Constructware executives Scott Unger and Brian Moore are half-way towards their $1.5m equity funding target for a new business, Integrated Lifecycle Solutions – perhaps another sign that the US market for construction collaboration technologies is increasingly buoyant. The news (see TechJournalSouth article) follows a regulatory filing showing the team has so far raised $765,000 …

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May 04 2010

COBie – the bridge between BIM and collaboration technologies?

My previous post, It’s been about collaboration all along, highlighted some emerging similarities between UK and US practices with regard to collaborative working – partly driven (at least in the USA) by the need to rethink industry approaches to management of people and processes as building information modelling (BIM) looms larger on the industry horizon. …

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Apr 20 2010

Urban Circus

Having earlier today written briefly about the virtual world of Second Life (Daden post) and about two Australian companies (All Over Geo post; Tender.ly post), it somehow seems fitting to write about Urban Circus. This Brisbane, Australia company (it also has a UK outpost) proclaims itself to be at “the cutting edge of 3D Virtual …

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Sep 18 2009

CAD in the cloud

I have talked in this blog a number of times about the potential for design applications to be delivered as online solutions (CADaaS, BIMaaS), where the application and associated data is hosted ‘in the cloud’, and some of my designer friends have pooh-poohed the idea. Autodesk, however, has at least been experimenting with the idea …

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