Tag Archive: NBS

Jun 22 2017

NBS launches BIM viewer

At this week’s Autodesk University in London, NBS – Newcastle, UK-based developer of the free BIM digital Toolkit (post) – has launched the public Beta version of the NBS Online Viewer (powered by Autodesk Forge, a WebGL-based viewer). According to BIMplus, the NBS Online Viewer makes it quick and easy for everyone working on a project …

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Jun 14 2017

ShapeDo: change management in the cloud

Detailed differencing

Israeli startup ShapeDo has a powerful 2D drawing change identification capability to which it has added strong workflow management, making it an attractive contract change application. With most of the world’s construction industries still heavily reliant upon 2D drawings, Jerusalem, Israel-based start-up ShapeDo says it is finding a ready market for its software that helps manage design changes. …

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Oct 17 2014

Why the UK BIM toolkit is a key building block

Richard Waterhouse

The BIM ‘Digital toolkit’ should help UK firms, including SaaS vendors, adopt and then export BIM skills, practices, procedures and standards and apply them in other markets. Just as sustainability saw an explosion in ‘greenwash’ – sometimes spurious claims about the ‘greenness’ of various products or services – so building information modelling has seen frequent …

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Jul 16 2013

4Projects: 4Mobile. Looking forward: for Android

4Mobile Directory Screen shot

Last week’s announcement of a new mobile app by Viewpoint Construction Software’s subsidiary, the UK-based SaaS construction collaboration software developer 4Projects, was apparently distributed earlier than planned. There was, therefore, a few days delay before I could talk to 4Projects VP and general manager and Viewpoint SVP Strategy & Corporate Development Matt Harris about the …

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Sep 11 2012

NBS Contracts survey mute on contract tools

Opportunity missed, I think, sums up my view of the findings from the the NBS National Construction Contracts and Law Survey 2012, at least so far as construction collaboration technologies are concerned. I was hoping that, following recent years’ growth in the use of web-based platforms to support project team communications – and contract administration …

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May 11 2012

From email to BIM

In the past couple of weeks, I have delivered two presentations on BIM (building information modelling). The first was an overview of BIM to the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) at the Building Centre in London on  25 April. The second was yesterday to the Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire Constructing Excellence Club at …

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