Tag: interoperability

Sep 14 2018

Vectorworks underlines its open BIM credentials

Vectorworks Nomad image

Design authoring tool specialist Vectorworks adheres to the Nemetschek-wide policy of ‘Open BIM’, and, in addition to its inbuilt webviewing and cloud services tools, offers some integration to third party ‘common data environments’, CDEs. Interoperability remains a major challenge for many construction IT users, with single vendor proprietary file and data formats vying with more …

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Sep 03 2018

Open BIM with IFCWebServer

A German research project, IFCWebServer.org, is attracting users interested in using the IFC format as a basis for open BIM collaboration. In March 2009, I wrote about the University of Eindhoven-based open-source BIMserver.org project, then still at a relatively early stage of development. Since then, as international BIM initiatives have developed, the concept of web-based model …

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Oct 30 2017

UK BIM Alliance merges with BuildingSMART UKI chapter

UKBIMAlliance logo

The UK BIM Alliance and the buildingSMART UK & Ireland Chapter have agreed to merge, hopefully opening up BIM conversations to cover wider issues relating to people and process change as well as adherence to technical standards. Today (30 October 2017), Anne Kemp, chair of the UK BIM Alliance, used the opportunity of the buildingSMART …

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Nov 01 2016

Newforma: collaboration more important than ever

Jim Forester

Collaboration is now more critical than ever as British firms look to other global markets to understand how best to adapt post-Bexit, says Newforma. I talked to Newforma co-founder Jim Forester when he was in London recently. With the UK political establishment still in turmoil after the EU Referendum result, and the construction industry concerned …

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May 20 2015

Tinker with the tech or make big hairy audacious changes?

Never Waste A Good Crisis

With collaborative platforms, mobile, BIM, ‘Big data’, the ‘internet of things’, we are tinkering with enablers of change. “Digital Built Britain” envisages entirely new business models for the industry currently known as construction. 21 years (and more) of industry reports It’s almost 21 years since the Latham Report was published in 1994 (then the latest in …

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Oct 16 2012

BuildQatarLive, OpenBIM and interoperability

Build Qatar Live

Having run three previous editions of Build London Live (in 2008, 2009 and 2012), organisers Asite, AEC3 and buildingSMART are now planning another two-day virtual design competition, this time in Qatar, running from Tuesday 27 November 27th 2012 to finish at noon on Thursday 29 November. Once again, building information modelling practitioners from around the world are invited to demonstrate their …

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Apr 01 2010

The state of (construction) collaboration

I spoke at the Collaboration Cafe symposium held at London’s Building Centre on Tuesday, 30 March. I was third speaker on, following StickyWorld and Slider Studio founder Michael Kohn and Axis Design architect Rob Annable, and my brief from Michael was straightforward: to expand on the blog post, The end of the construction collaboration era?, …

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Oct 28 2008

BIM, the project information cloud and an AEC ‘Cluetrain’

Sometimes one’s reading and writing can throw up some fortunate coincidences. Take this morning, for example. Via TenLinksDaily, I followed a link to an AECcafe.com article by Susan Smith: The Road to AEC Project Execution Success. Later, my feed-reader pointed me to a blog posting (and associated PowerPoint presentation) by Stress-Free’s David Harrison: Making digital …

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Aug 14 2008

BIM for Building Engineers

The latest Cadalyst AEC Insight column, Modeling Technology for Building Engineers, by Jerry Laiserin talks about the particular challenges of coordinating designs produced by architects with the needs of engineers involved in designing mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services. It reiterates a message conveyed several times over the past year or so: there are different …

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Jul 25 2008

Construction Matters (but ICT doesn’t)

Courtesy of the latest Constructing Excellence members newsletter, I got a link to the latest report, Construction Matters (Vol I, PDF), from the House of Commons Business and Enterprise Committee. I wanted to see if this report was any better than the recent Strategy for Sustainable Construction (see post) in regards to recommending better use …

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