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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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AEC reliance on email remains high, Mail Manager research shows

Mail Manager graphic

Despite adoption of online collaboration platforms, continued parallel use of email can cause problems for projects if a dispute arises, says Mail Manager Over two decades ago, the first Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration platforms were launched, holding out the promises of a “paperless office”, “access anywhere anytime and on any device”, and “a single source of …

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AEC Delta Mobility: open source ‘differencing’

AEC Delta

AEC Delta Mobility consortium backed by UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to tackle AEC data exchange using open source approach. The UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has backed an industry-wide consortium aiming to improve manufacture involvement and flows of data between architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) project partners. The group includes BuroHappold, 3D Repo, Speckle …

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AECOM takes project collaboration global

AECOM PW setup

AECOM’s ProjectHub programme puts a consistent user experience of Bentley ProjectWise at the fingertips of up to 100,000 knowledge workers worldwide. One of the Be Inspired Awards finalists at the 2015 Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure conference was the international multidisciplinary consultancy AECOM. As noted in November, AECOM had signed an enterprise deal to extend its ProjectWise …

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Bentley extends ProjectWise adoption

Bhupinder Singh presenting at YII2015

Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure conference (#YII2015) has seen a host of product and corporate announcements, with an enterprise deal with AECOM involving ProjectWise a headline item. London: 3pm GMT – CEO Greg Bentley opened today’s press conference with a brief mention of the US company’s declared intention (July 2015) to float on the stock …

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Fostering innovation: Cognicity and hackathons

Canary Wharf and clock

A collaborative, open source BIM application, 3D Repo, won the Cognicity Challenge, underlining London’s leading role in developing new AEC technologies. The Cognicity Challenge is an initiative of London’s Canary Wharf Group, set up to identify and accelerate the development of interoperable smart city technologies, and encouraging participants to develop smart city solutions that can …

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HonestBuildings.com launches UK ‘buildings network’

honestbuildings.com

Honest Buildings, launched in the UK today, may look like another business networking site, but this one puts the buildings themselves at the heart of its connections, with their sustainability open to scrutiny, and scope to integrate with other platforms. Honest Buildings, a US-based property network that connects decision makers to service providers for millions of commercial …

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CadFaster speeds up BIM conversations

At COMIT’s (excellent) conference on BIM and mobile technologies (#mobiBIM) at University College London on 11 November (post) I met Tuomas Holma, VP Sales and Marketing of Finland-based CadFaster. We subsequently arranged to meet up, along with CadFaster’s chairman Raimo Kuismin, so that he could tell me more about CadFaster’s flagship product’s collaborative capabilities. A …

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Live from ICT4Construction conference, London

The ICT4Construction conference (post), being held today in London, has attracted representatives from several companies regularly covered in this blog. 4Projects is a sponsor (and Clare Watson is due to speak); Sword CTSpace is the opening speaker, followed by MPS, and Union Square will also be talking; and I am sitting behind Yuval Attias and …

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Engineering the future of SaaS

I have always believed that the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) world can learn lessons from application of technologies in other market sectors, and so it is gratifying to see that debates about moving design applications to a Software-as-a-Service model are also alive in the mechanical engineering world. I have just been reading an MCADonline …

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