Google X off-shoot wins $8m to develop collaborative industry software

According to a statement on Flux’s website, the company is working on a methodology that would allow architects and engineers to work “at the speed of thought” and design buildings with optimal energy performance that are also linked to the owner’s business objectives. Jen Carlile, Flux co-founder and software engineer, said: “Our vision is to seamlessly join together and optimise an array of tools that allows architects and engineers to work at the speed of thought.”… read full article

CIOB-backed group lines up against BRE and NBS to develop key BIM tool

The CIOB is part of a consortium taking on the BRE and RIBA Enterprises’s NBS for the contract to develop a crucial “missing link” in Level 2 BIM – the digital plan of work. The three competing teams were last week each awarded £50,000 to develop their feasibility plans, with the winning bid due to be selected by late summer…. read full article