Tag: NBS

Colin Smith joins PlanRadar board

PlanRadar

BIW founder and SaaS business leader Colin Smith joins the board of Austria’s PlanRadar. AEC software-as-a-Service pioneer Colin Smith has been appointed to the board of the Vienna, Austria-based SaaS vendor PlanRadar. The web-based application provides construction documentation, defect and task management capabilities and is now expanding internationally, opening a UK office in London. The …

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Construction Technology Report 2019: the designers’ view

NBS Construction Technology Report 2019

A recently published ‘Construction Technology Report’ from Newcastle-based NBS presents a view of digital adoption, but is flawed by its narrow focus on building design businesses. In May 2018, the 2018 (8th) annual BIM survey from NBS presented some data on adoption of common data environment (CDE) platforms by UK-based construction businesses. The data suggested a …

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BIMStore revamps

UK BIM Alliance product data report

UK-based BIM object library bimstore launched its new version 4.0 at an event at the Rocketspace venue in Islington, London yesterday (17 January 2019 – news release). Originally launched in 2011 by Newcastle-based architectural practice Space Group, bimstore claims to be the UK’s largest manufacturer-specific BIM library, and sits alongside the group’s consultancy business, BIM …

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Deltek acquires Avitru

Avitru logo

Deltek has expanded its software offering to architectural and other design firms by acquiring US-based Avitru, a deal which brings with it an ongoing commercial partnership with the US architects body, the AIA. In yet another consolidation in the architecture, engineering and construction software space, Deltek, the ever-acquisitive Virginia, US-based ERP software vendor, has bought …

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Collaboration and BIM – news updates

Recent BIM and collaboration vendor news from Kubus in the Netherlands, and NBS and Script&Go in the UK. Kubus expands BIMcollab ecosystem In July 2018, Netherlands-based software developer Kubus announced the launch of a software development kit (SDK) to enable easy, seamless integration of BIM software using BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) and BIMcollab, the company’s own cloud-based …

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NBS BIM Report covers CDEs

NBS 2018-CDEs used

NBS’s latest UK BIM survey suggests Viewpoint’s CDE is the widely used, but is the picture distorted by reliance on architects’ responses and under-representation of civil engineering? Almost since the beginning of the UK’s BIM implementation programme in 2011, NBS‘s annual BIM Survey has shed some light on attitudes to and adoption of building information …

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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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ShapeDo: change management in the cloud

Ari Isaacs

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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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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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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