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AEC Firms Turn to Panzura for File Locking Technology to Enable Cross-Site Collaboration

Revisiting the subject of collaboration in the AEC industry, we recently took a look at the computer data storage company Panzura. While the company serves a variety of industries and essentially stumbled onto the AEC market, the company has since devoted itself to developing that segment of its customer base and has tailored its solution for CAD and BIM users over the last few years… read full article

3D VIEWS: COLLABORATION PLATFORMS ARE BIM PRECURSORS NOW FRONT RUNNERS?

When it comes to “BIM tools” most people would think of Autodesk and Bentley ahead of Conject and Asite. So BIM+ has sought 3D views on the BIM strategies of the industry’s cloud-based collaboration platforms.
John Adams is 4BIM product manager at 4Projects by Viewpoint
David Glennon is a director at engineering consultancy URS, responsible for BIM strategy and delivery in the Europe, Middle East and India region
Paul Wilkinson is a communications consultant, blogger and collaboration platform expert… read full article

Conject: Are you ready for Soft Landings?

Soft Landings is a framework, created by BSRIA and the Usable Buildings Trust. It proposes that a Construction Client is more actively involved throughout the planning, design and construction phases and into what for many construction organisations is new territory; an aftercare stage. The objective of Soft Landings is to help construction clients obtain the assets and outcomes they require and it is closely allied with BIM… read full article

Encoding logic design

Flux was born out of Google X, Google’s moonshot factory, dedicated to finding radical solutions to huge problems.

“We began our exploration with the premise that buildings and the sustainability of our modern lifestyle are deeply intertwined. In addition, buildings – more specifically, housing – is an issue of human dignity. We wanted to find ways to apply Google-scale thinking to tackle these important issues.”

“Through this process, we discovered a strong desire to address the industry’s challenges, yet practitioners are caught in the realities of today’s business relationships, legal structures, risk tolerance, and design tools. To break this cycle, we are focusing our efforts on improving collaboration during planning and early design, enabling data-driven decision making, reducing information latency, and building knowledge communities.”

“We began our exploration with the premise that buildings and the sustainability of our modern lifestyle are deeply intertwined. In addition, buildings – more specifically, housing – is an issue of human dignity. We wanted to find ways to apply Google-scale thinking to tackle these important issues.”

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£1m Innovate UK contract to help digitise Government construction projects

Innovate UK has awarded a £1m contract to RIBA Enterprises to develop a prototype digital tool that is set to transform the procurement of buildings and infrastructure at home and abroad.
Free to use, the tool will exploit the standards being made publicly available for Building Information Modelling (BIM). Regarded as a ‘game-changer’, BIM involves the sharing of three-dimensional data and associated asset information by all responsible for the design, construction and operation of buildings and infrastructure… read full article