Tag: building information modelling

Reality capture, BIM and AI – Imerso, XYZ Reality and PointFuse

Nemetschek has led a financing round for Norway’s Imerso, whose platform combines reality capture, AI and BIM – areas also targeted by UK players XYZ Reality and PointFuse. Having invested in June 2021 in Sablono (post) [Update: and in July 2021 in US-based AI developer Reconstruct*], Germany-based Nemetschek Group has led a financing round  [financial …

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Previewing Digital Construction Week (DCW) in London

Causeway Live Design

The COVID-19 pandemic led to the postponement of London’s Digital Construction Week (DCW) show in 2020, and the event is finally set to take place this week at the ExCEL exhibition centre in east London on 24-25 November 2021. Among the DCW 2021 exhibitors…. 3DRepo 3DRepo have been busy lately, running their own British Information …

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Causeway acquires SpecifiedBy

Darren Lester - SpecifiedBy

Following the UK Grenfell fire disaster, specification of construction product information and the “Golden Thread” is in the spotlight. Product data management platforms such as SpecifiedBy work in this sector. UK-based construction software vendor Causeway has featured sporadically in ExtranetEvolution over the past 16 years, partly because its software portfolio has not been focused on …

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Reflecting on the Procore IPO

Procore platform pitch

US AEC SaaS player Procore raised over $600m in its May 2021 IPO, but its global ambitions face significant competition. In February 2020, US-based construction Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider Procore filed its intention to make an initial public offering of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. But the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic …

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RIB Group grows revenues 24% in 2020

RIB regional revenues, 2020

Germany’s RIB Group grew its revenues 24% to €254.6 million in 2020, despite a slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a reduction in its M&A activities. International expansion means over a quarter of revenue now derives from north America. Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Group has announced its results for the year ending 31 December 2020. …

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Atlas ICAS targets healthcare market

ICAS

London, UK-based startup Atlas is targeting the healthcare construction market with an integrated design and project delivery SaaS platform, ICAS, supporting design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) approaches. Co-founded by David and Maha Harper, London-based Atlas has developed an “integrated construction and architecture platform” (ICAS) that they believe can dramatically break down silos and improve …

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3D Repo develops Unreal Engine-based 3D platform

D rendering and data delivery platform that allows AEC users to share and view massive and complex 3D engineering models online

London-based 3D Repo has been backed by the Unreal Engine developer Epic Games to create a data delivery platform that allows users to share massive 3D engineering models online. Gaming and enterprise technologies are converging to create new ways to deliver and visualise data. UK-based 3D Repo, for example, recently announced that US-based video game …

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Dalux updates free BIM viewer

Dalux BIM Viewer+

The free BIM viewer offered by Danish SaaS construction technology developer Dalux has been upgraded to allow commenting to support collaboration. Dalux, the Copenhagen, Denmark-based mobile and Software-as-a-Service construction technology provider, has upgraded the free desktop building information model (BIM) viewer tool that it first launched in 2016. Dalux CEO Torben Dalgaard (right, who co-founded …

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Autodesk spends US$1 billion on Innovyze

Autodesk Innovyze portfolio

Autodesk completes its most expensive acquisition yet to buy US-based water industry software specialist, Innovyze. Eclipsing the US$875 million invested in Plangrid in 2018 (post), Autodesk has today announced a US$1 billion deal to acquire Portland, Oregon-based Innovyze, a global leader in water infrastructure software. Autodesk says the acquisition positions it as a technology leader …

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Combining BIM 360 and Plangrid, new Autodesk Build launched

Autodesk Build

Autodesk combines the best of its BIM 360 and Plangrid applications to launch a unified AEC project and field management solution, Autodesk Build. Autodesk Build, the US software giant’s new project and field management solution (and now part of the Autodesk Construction Cloud launched in November 2019 – post) is now generally available, following through on …

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