Category: Digital transformation

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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Norway’s Fonn attracts $3m, targets UK and US

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Fonn, a Norwegian sofware startup raises $3m to help fund its continued expansion in US, UK and European housebuilding markets. Norwegian construction SaaS software startup Fonn has announced a US$3m (c. €2.5m or £2.25m) funding round led by Oslo-based venture capital firm Idekapital. Aidiom, Investinor, Skagerak Maturo and Oxer Kapital were co-investors in the business, …

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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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Skrap: automating construction hire

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Self-proclaimed skip hire disruptor, London’s Skrap has raised £1.2m and plans expansion to cover other construction hire needs. Skrap, a London-based startup, has raised £1.2m in seed funding as it sets out to transform how everything is hired in the construction industry by making it available on-demand. It claims a reputation as a ‘skip hire …

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Covering the contech space: AECTech.TV

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Extranet Evolution is collaborating with Finland-based AEC Business to launch a new video magazine focused on the construction technology sector: AECTech.TV. Paul Wilkinson and Aarni Haiskanen have collaborated in the past on podcast projects. The duo are now compiling an initial series of weekly magazine programmes. They aim to cover the game-changing technologies and trailblazing …

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Resolving extends mobile-first approach internationally

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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

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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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Design firms demand change at Autodesk

Autodesk Construction Cloud

A group of leading design practices have written an open letter to Andrew Anagnost, president and CEO of Autodesk to express concern at the increasing cost of ownership of Autodesk’s Revit software, its lack of development, and its poor support for interoperability. Seventeen well-known firms, including AHMM, Allies and Morrison, Aukett Swanke, Glenn Howells Architects, …

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