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Bentley collaborates with Nvidia

Jacobs Waterworks Team

Bentley Systems is developing applications using Nvidia’s Omniverse platform for photorealistic, real-time visualisation and simulation of digital twins of massive-scale industrial and civil infrastructure projects. Visualisation and simulation are increasingly important in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector, but the costs and manpower needed to develop really sophisticated and powerful capabilities demand that AEC …

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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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Bentley’s billion dollar buy: geoscience tech vendor Seequent

Seequent - Leapfrog software

Bentley Systems is spending around US$1 billion to buy New Zealand-based geoscience modelling software provider, Seequent. Bentley Systems has announced an investor-backed deal led by Accel-KKR to acquire Seequent. The Christchurch, New Zealand-based business specialises in geological and geophysical modeling, geotechnical stability, and cloud services for geodata management, visibility, and collaboration. The deal involves US$900 …

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Unity acquires AEC AR tech vendor VisualLive

VisualLive use

Some consolidation in the AEC augmented reality sector as Autodesk collaborator Unity acquires US-based VisualLive. Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D content, has announced (9 March 2021) the acquisition (value and terms not disclosed) of VisualLive, an Arizona, US-based technology company enabling the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry to …

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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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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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US-based SmartPM continues to grow

SmartPM

US-based schedule analytics business, SmartPM, continues to grow, “despite the challenges the pandemic has presented in the marketplace”. Some six years ago (January 2015 post), in a brief technology round-up, Extranet Evolution mentioned a US start-up, SmartPM Technologies. Today, the Atlanta, GA-based schedule analytics business says it is continuing to grow, “despite the challenges the …

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Aerial data capture by Nearmap

Nearmap aerial view of Illinois expressway

In 12 years, Nearmap has grown from a Western Australian aerial imagery startup into a AU$106M business with extensive operations in the US. Founded by Stuart Nixon in Perth, Western Australia, in 2008, Nearmap provides a cost-effective and high resolution aerial photography alternative to data from satellite imagery services such as Google Earth or drone-captured …

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Corecon upgrades estimating module

Corecon Estimating

California, US-based Corecon Technologies has upgraded its cloud-based construction estimating, project management and job cost software suite. The related fields of estimating and bid management have been hot topics among US construction SaaS technology providers in late 2020. For example, at its annual Groundbreak event earlier this month, California-based Procore announced the acquisition of Esticom, …

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