Christmas greetings from the Woking, UK office of SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Conject this year have included an e- newsletter from UK MD Steve Cooper. In it, he writes about some customer highlights from 2013 and gives some news of product development initiatives to support BIM in 2014 (presumably these were the features discussed at Conject’s private user event in September):
One of the first areas we have focused on is the design review process around model files. Most design teams are stretched for resources, therefore, we have gone back to the drawing board to design a new suite of capabilities to enable teams to use technology to improve their design management process. CONJECT will be announcing availability of its new BIM Design Review solution in early 2014….
He says this application will offer the following:
- Information Required Schedules
- Out of the Box design review processes
- Model uploading & downloading
- Version control
- Model viewing & navigation
- Model comparisons
- Ability to launch a process (eg: an RFI) from a model view
The newsletter also devotes a section to Earned Value Management (EVM) which has been a prominent subject on Conject’s blog in recent weeks. Following the launch of its cloud-based EVM functionality at a Project Controls event in November, Conject’s sales director Duncan Kneller has outlined the history of EVM, and promises more on the same subject.