Tag: AI

Design firms demand change at Autodesk

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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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DECONT: Digital Enablers for Construction Transformation

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DECONT – Digital Enablers for Construction Transformation – is a Loughborough University research project looking at ‘Industry 4.0’ technologies. Dr Robby Soetanto from Loughborough University’s school of architecture, building and civil engineering was at FutureBuild last week (I first met him when I was industry examiner for an EngD candidate at the university a few …

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Hivemap startup pins hopes on cloud analytics

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London-based startup Hivemap launched in early 2019, and is trying to disrupt the construction collaboration market by a focus on business data analytics. New Civil Engineer’s TechFest event in September 2019 featured a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style contest between five early stage technology businesses. Alongside the relatively mature EviFile* (see post) was a London-based company which …

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RIB continues M&A programme

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Germany’s RIB Software has invested in another India-based software business, bought a German business intelligence specialist, and acquired an Australian reseller. Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software, provider of enterprise software for the building, construction and real estate industries, has made a flurry of recent announcements, including another investment in an India-based software business, the purchase of a …

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HoloBuilder builds its European backing

US-based 360° reality capture technology provider HoloBuilder has announced new investments from three Germany backers to help fuel the construction technology business’s international growth. Having established an EU hosting base, the US’s HoloBuilder is extending its European operation still further. The artificial intelligence (AI) solution provider for 360° reality capture of construction projects, has announced …

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RIB invests in India IoT and AI specialist Winjit

Continuing its 2019 spending spree and extending its international footprint still further, Germany’s RIB Software has taken a 15% stake in an Indian tech company, Winjit. In the latest in a series of 2019 investments, RIB Software, the Stuttgart, Germany-based provider of cloud-based technologies for the construction and real estate industries, has announced that it …

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AI, Machine Learning, construction and bots

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Construction is waking up to the opportunities posed by artificial intelligence and machine learning to mine rich data and deliver powerful business insights and predictions. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data analytics have been mentioned sporadically in Extranet Evolution since 2013, when I looked at software tools used by India’s Transbit Technologies to automate …

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360° developments from HoloBuilder and Panono

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HoloBuilder launches SiteAI progress control HoloBuilder, San Francisco-based provider of 360° reality capture for construction sites, is adding an Artificial Intelligence solution, “SiteAI”, to automate  progress control. The solution (released at Autodesk University 2018 in November) uses computer vision and deep learning to analyze materials, objects and structures captured in 360° imagery data on the …

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Kreo pushing cloud-based AI and BIM

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An Anglo-Russian SaaS startup, Kreo is looking to revolutionise BIM-based design and construction through the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. London-based startup Kreo has developed a cloud-based software platform to support building information modelling (BIM) during design and construction. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, it aims to transform construction project collaboration, quantity …

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ShapeDo targets dispute resolution

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ShapeDo’s visual comparison technology is proving particularly popular in dispute resolution, says CEO Ari Isaacs. In June 2017, I wrote about Israeli-based startup ShapeDo and its software that helps identify and manage design changes. ShapeDo’s software detects differences between drawings. It can be used constructively to help manage associated workflows (change orders, etc) and track the cost …

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