Tag Archive: Engineering

Jun 06 2017

CIAT backs DesigningBuildings wiki

As a long-time Wikipedian, I have contributed often to the English Wikipedia’s coverage of architecture, engineering and construction subjects, and have also taken an active interest in the UK-based Designing Buildings Wiki (launched in late 2012; read my post). Since then, it has grown, and now hosts over 5,000 articles (including a guide to BIM – post), …

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May 24 2017

Growing Viewpoint continues BIM push

Viewpoint Construction Software continues to grow its EMEA revenues, with BIM a strongpoint for customer adoption, says Steve Spark.  Ahead of the Viewpoint Construction Software UK user conference in London this week (24-25 May), I met up with Steve Spark, Viewpoint’s EMEA commercial director, to hear what the company planned to share with its customers …

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May 22 2017

eviFile – geo-located progressive assurance

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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May 18 2017

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 3)

In the final section of this three-part Extranet Evolution interview with Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper (read part one; part two), the focus is digital transformation and long-term growth prospects. Digitising construction As a former McKinsey consultant, Jasper was pleased to talk about the McKinsey Global Institute’s ‘Digital Transformation’ reports showing how developed economies (like Australia, US, …

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May 17 2017

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 2)

In the second part of this now three-part Extranet Evolution interview with Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper (read part one), we talk about building information modelling, FM, mobile and other product development ideas. Collaborative BIM Conject’s merger with BIW was a prolonged process, with key developments in areas such as mobile technology and BIM delayed at …

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May 16 2017

Aconex: CEO Leigh Jasper interviewed (Pt 1)

Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper was in the UK recently, and talked to Extranet Evolution. This first instalment of a two three-part interview discusses outcomes of the Conject acquisition and the development of the Connected Cost application. The day after an Aconex investor presentation in Melbourne was a good time to get an update on the Australian …

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May 10 2017

think project! sales up 35% in 2016

Expansion in Europe helped Germany’s think project! grow its 2016 revenues by around 17%, and its CEO plans to accelerate international growth. think project!, the Munich, Germany-based provider of Software-as-a-Service collaboration and information management software to the construction and engineering industries, recorded a 35% increase in sales in the year to 31 December 2016. It …

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May 09 2017

Unearth: merges aerial and ground data

Seattle, US-based startup Unearth has launched a cloud-based construction collaboration application that merges aerial and ground-level data, potentially capitalising on the growing use of site surveys via UAVs or drones. Its proposition is summed up as: “Unearth provides interactive aerial maps of your projects, secure storage for your build history, and simple collaboration for your entire …

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Apr 28 2017

Chapoo builds on Bricsys BIM expertise

This week’s Bricsys Insights press event showed off some of the capabilities of the Chapoo AEC collaboration platform and underlined the growing importance of BIM. This week, I attended a Bricsys Insights event held at the headquarters of the Ghent, Belgium-based engineering software developer. Much of the event focused on the company’s BricsCAD and BricsCAD BIM applications, plus …

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Apr 13 2017

VPO: Microsoft 365-based project management

Microsoft moved to the cloud somewhat grudgingly, but its Office 365 product suite has enabled firms to offer cloud-based Sharepoint for construction collaboration. A prolonged and unremittingly poor experience with Microsoft SharePoint in the early 2000s probably prejudiced me against any notion of using SharePoint as the basis for a construction collaboration platform. This proposal was something …

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