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Nov 14 2016

Trimble enhances cloud and mobile tech

Trimble expands its mixed reality, mobile and cloud collaboration capabilities. Among the subjects I discussed with Bentley executives at the recent 2016 Year In Infrastructure conference in London was an announcement regarding an alliance with GIS technology provider TopCon – and whether this changed Bentley’s relationship with fellow US technology giant, Trimble, announced in 2014 …

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Nov 01 2016

Bentley announces its ‘Totex’ AssetWise solution

At Bentley Systems’ 2016 Year in Infrastructure conference in London this week, the company has announced the availability of its whole-life data solution, AssetWise CONNECT Edition, complementing the ProjectWise CONNECT Edition launched a year ago (post). Connected data is a recurring theme. A connected data environment Greg Bentley said the CONNECT Editions of AssetWise and ProjectWise provide …

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Jan 07 2016

Envision expanding capabilities

Australia’s Envision has developed into a powerful data hub well-suited to mega-projects. It’s almost five years since I was first contacted by Ennova’s Hugh Hofmeister to talk about the Brisbane, Australia-based company’s Envision construction project management platform (see May 2011 post). Then, a mobile-first approach to cloud-based construction management was relatively new, as was applying lean thinking, …

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Nov 09 2015

Is BIM the answer?

As a collaboration commentator and occasional BIM speaker, I was one of several bloggers recently asked to comment on the UK’s BIM push for a Microsoft technology blog. As often happens, 90% of what I wrote ended up ‘on the cutting room floor’ (read the full post – including other people’s contributions – here). Just …

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Nov 02 2015

Bentley extends ProjectWise adoption

Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure conference (#YII2015) has seen a host of product and corporate announcements, with an enterprise deal with AECOM involving ProjectWise a headline item. London: 3pm GMT – CEO Greg Bentley opened today’s press conference with a brief mention of the US company’s declared intention (July 2015) to float on the stock …

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May 01 2015

Holographic collaboration, anyone?

Trimble partners with Microsoft to bring Microsoft HoloLens wearable holographic technology to construction – integrating with the GTeam collaboration environment. Trimble has announced today that it is working with Microsoft to develop new tools integrated with the HoloLens holographic platform on Windows 10 (set to be released later this year). These tools are intended to …

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Aug 06 2014

No SaaS ‘Safe Harbor’?

Will US-owned vendors of collaboration services be shunned by clients wanting to keep their intellectual property safe from prying US eyes? I recently had an email conversation with someone who was trying to choose between different SaaS construction collaboration technology vendors. His initial focus was on the functionality of the various platforms, but he then began …

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Jul 17 2014

Newforma releases v11 of Project Center

Newforma, the New Hampshire, US-based project information management (PIM) software company that offers a combination of on-premise and cloud-based document collaboration functionality, has released the 11th edition of its internally-hosted Newforma Project Center platform, offering greater integration with enterprise cloud storage platforms. Highlights in this release include: support for popular cloud storage providers, Box and Dropbox …

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May 06 2014

eXo offers OEM route for ISVs wanting social collaboration

I have talked in this blog several times about the potential for collaboration to be expanded and improved by incorporating communication approaches that don’t just emulate traditional paper- and email-based processes (see, for example, my discussions about FieldLens, about GenieBelt and Comindware), and how some existing vendors of construction collaboration software have dipped their toes into more …

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Mar 27 2014

Edocuments enabling O&M data in the cloud

Essex, UK-based Edocuments is looking to reuse AEC product data fragments to populate O&M documentation for owner-operators’ future asset management use. I spent 1.5 days this week in the Siemens Crystal Building in London’s Docklands area, attending Amtech‘s second Crystal Clear BIM conference. Friends commended the first conference last year; I had other commitments then, …

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