Category: BIM

UK publishes National Data Strategy

National Data Strategy

The UK Government’s National Data Strategy underlines the needs to improve data interoperability and to develop agreed standards if we want more effective use of data across the built environment The UK Government has launched a National Data Strategy and has set out actions it will take to support the use of data in the …

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AEC Tech TV goes live

Aarni Heiskanen

The first episode of AEC Tech TV went live on 3 September 2020. The construction technology video magazine show is co-presented by Extranet Evolution editor Paul Wilkinson and Aarni Heiskanen of Finland-based AEC Business (see Covering the contech space: AECTech.TV). AEC Tech TV episode 1 Topics covered in the first show included contributions from Europe, …

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NBS Chorus, Uniclass and CDEs

NBS Chorus devices

Formerly part of RIBA, NBS is positioning itself to be a ‘common data environment’ technology provider, with NBS Chorus building on its Uniclass and BIM toolkit data heritage.  Until June 2018 a wholly-owned subsidiary of RIBA Enterprises, Newcastle, UK-based NBS has been actively involved in electronic publishing and then software projects since the 1990s. Initially, …

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Engineers seek ‘Good data for the public good’

Good Data for the Public Good

In ‘ Good Data for the Public Good”, the Institution of Engineering and Technology has called for AEC software vendors to adopt a more open approach to data in the 21st century. The UK-based Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) paper, Good Data for the Public Good (downloadable here) has been written by members of …

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RIB launches Connex platform

RIB Connex mobile workflows

RIB Software’s Scandinavian development team in Copenhagen has been extending the capabilities of the former Docia toolset, applying an ‘open BIM’ approach to delivering new Connex BIM functionality. Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software, now part of the French Schneider Electric group, has expanded through a series of acquisitions in recent years, while also growing its Software-as-a-Service …

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More designer unrest about Autodesk

ANZ letter

The recent UK-coordinated criticism by architects’ firms of Autodesk and its software development and licensing practices is nothing new. Similar approaches have been made in Australasia and South Africa. Unrest about Autodesk and its market dominance has been building for some years. Even before the company was criticised by 35 named architects last week, rumblings …

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Asite supports Africa’s Exceptional BIM

Exceptional BIM tiers

Growing Africa’s BIM capabilities is facing new challenges due to COVID-19, but Exceptional BIM, an online learning portal backed by Asite, is aiming to maintain momentum. BIM adoption in southern Africa has historically lagged more developed markets such as Europe, the US and the Asia Pacific region (Dec 2016: South Africa lagging …). However, there …

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Resolving extends mobile-first approach internationally

Resolving screengrabs

Well-established in France, Resolving is extending its mobile-first application to support international markets and BIM-based processes. The solution captures field progress, conformity inspections, commissioning and other field activities. There have been numerous changes of ownership among the leading vendors of Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technologies in recent years. The spate of mergers and acquisitions has also …

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Autodesk criticised by 35 named architects

Autodesk reply

Architectural unrest about Autodesk and its support for the industry’s design businesses is growing. Discontent has been simmering for a decade or more, and has led to calls for EU action. The recent open letter to Autodesk from 17 named members of a 25-strong group of leading architects (28 July 2020: Design firms demand change …

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