Tag: Finland

Rethinking construction contracts – blockchain, video?

IBM Blockchain slide

Could new digital technologies such as blockchain or even video contracts take some of the administrative complexity and friction out of construction project delivery? Construction has long been a highly contractual and often adversarial and litigious industry. Its resistance to change (along with its learned friends in the legal profession) has perpetuated the reliance upon …

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Visualising lean BIM: VisiLean

Bhargav Dave, Visilean CEO

Finland-based Visilean integrates BIM with collaborative planning approaches championed by lean construction advocates. Based in Finland with a development office in India, VisiLean is a start-up business which is building upon doctoral research undertaken by CEO Bhargav Dave when, supervised by Prof. Lauri Koskela, he was a research fellow at the UK’s Salford University. (I …

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Infrakit: where BIM meets geospatial

Infrakit logo

Infrakit is particularly aimed at digital collaboration on infrastructure projects, with strong BIM and geospatial integrations. Keeping an eye and ear open for new SaaS construction software startups, I was pleased to hear from Helsinki, Finland-based startup Infrakit, particularly as it has strong relevance to the civil engineering sector, and also because of its focus on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2016/04/infrakit-where-bim-meets-geospatial/

M-Files opens UK office

Previously based mainly in Finland before opening a US office in Dallas, Texas, hybrid on-premise/cloud-hosted enterprise content management software vendor M-Files is now expanding its operation in the UK, opening an office in Reading, Berkshire. I talked to the company in April 2014 when it outlined its experience in delivering solutions to customers in the …

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M-Files – bridging the SaaS vs on-premise ECM divide

M-Files screenshot

A generic ECM provider with AEC expertise, M-Files aims to help organisations wanting the best of both SaaS and on-premise hosting worlds. Over the past few years I’ve seen various generic enterprise content management (ECM) systems target the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. When Software-as-a-Service (SaaS – though then known as ASP: application service …

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4Projects joins BIM forces with Solibri UK

Solibri logo

4Projects, the Sunderland, UK-based SaaS collaboration technology provider (and subsidiary of Viewpoint Construction Software), has announced it is partnering with Solibri UK, the British outpost of the Finland-based software company that provides BIM model validation, QA and interrogation software. The news release says the partnership will: “provide the UK building and construction markets an end-to-end BIM …

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CadFaster speeds up BIM conversations

At COMIT’s (excellent) conference on BIM and mobile technologies (#mobiBIM) at University College London on 11 November (post) I met Tuomas Holma, VP Sales and Marketing of Finland-based CadFaster. We subsequently arranged to meet up, along with CadFaster’s chairman Raimo Kuismin, so that he could tell me more about CadFaster’s flagship product’s collaborative capabilities. A …

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Permanent link to this article: http://extranetevolution.com/2011/12/cadfaster-speeds-up-bim-conversations/

Be2Awards update: Best AEC collaboration application shortlist

I wrote a couple of weeks ago (Want to win “Best AEC collaboration application” at the Be2Awards?) about the built environment social media awards, the 2011 Be2Awards, that I am helping organise. Online nominations for the awards closed at the end of last week, and online voting across the 16 categories started on Monday 24 …

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See Howzee

Howzee offers a hyper-local service to manage the tenant/property management communication challenge at an individual block level. Alongside my main focus on ICT tools to help teams deliver construction projects, I have also taken an interest in how ICT tools can be used to help manage completed buildings or other assets. This includes online facilities …

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Howdy, Howzee

At Be2camp@WorkingBuildings last month, I met Tuomas Saarelainen who told me to have a look at his Helsinki, Finland-based company Mobimus and its service howzee.info – which I have just done. It is an intriguing concept, but currently only sketchily described (and with no website screenshots to give some idea of what the service looks …

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