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Futureproofing information

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2019      Views: 185   
Description: Andy Hudson, Director of global architects Chapman Taylor, explains to David Chadwick why the company is transitioning to Atvero's SharePoint-based PIM solution

Keeping the traffic flowing

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2019      Views: 282   
Description: Highway Traffic Management is driving its digital transformation forward by rolling out Re-flow

Solibri Anywhere

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2019      Views: 104   
Description: Solibri, the construction industry's model checker of choice, is now available for a wider range of users. Here, Solibri MD Andrew Bellerby outlines its capabilities and where it fits into the market

Building on success at The Hammers 2019         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2019      Views: 109   
Description: The Grand Connaught Rooms in London's Covent Garden was the venue for the 2019 Construction Computing Awards this November, where our nominees and guests gathered to celebrate a year of industry success stories - and to discover who would be taking home the coveted Hammers trophies, of course

What makes a city smart?

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2019      Views: 258   
Description: Bentley Systems introduces OpenCities Planner to promote the development of smart cities

EasyBuild Q & A

Type: Masterclass       Published: 11-2019      Views: 61   
Description: Properly utilised, EasyBuild gives users the ability to look beyond the daily working processes, allowing them to refine the information and use it to improve ROI

Tradition or transition?

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2019      Views: 164   
Description: Excitech's Daryn Fitz continues his conversation with David Chadwick on the industry's move from CAD to BIM

Making an asset of IoT

Type:       Published: 11-2019      Views: 168   
Description: Derek Bryan, VP EMEA, Verizon Connect, explains how leveraging IoT can unlock the next generation of asset tracking in construction

Smart thinking?

Type: Comment       Published: 11-2019      Views: 75   
Description: What's the key ingredient in making a smart city? Getting the public involved in the process, of course

Laser Scanning for Facilities Management

Type: Software Focus       Published: 11-2019      Views: 97   
Description: Pointfuse automatically converts point cloud data into usable 3D models for asset management, using their SimpleBIM (sBIM) solution

Unreal designs

Type: Software Focus       Published: 11-2019      Views: 204   
Description: Epic Games' Unreal Engine gives Twinmotion its ability to handle rendering on the fly

Lighting up the stage

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2019      Views: 138   
Description: New York based Gray Matter Visual used Vectorworks Vision 2019 for the spectacular light show at Telemundo 2019, the annual celebratory event for the advertising industry and their clients

Landscaping with BIM

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2019      Views: 117   
Description: Ares Landscape Architects have used Vectorworks Landmark's BIM capabilities on the Nottingham College City Hub project

Sharing 3D Measurements Online

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 112   
Description: Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced BLK3D Web, an online collaboration workflow that extends the Leica BLK3D Imager by enabling users to share 3D measurable images with anyone, anywhere online

Anytime, anywhere cloud collaboration

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 92   
Description: Autodesk has expanded Autodesk BIM 360 Design, their fastest-growing cloud solution, to include Autodesk Civil 3D

Finding the plot with Assetino

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 73   
Description: T-MAPY, the company behind the award winning cloud based Assetino asset management suite, has launched an international version of its Cemetery Management Module

Eque2 acquires CLiPIT solutions

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 85   
Description: Eque2 has acquired CLiPIT Solutions, the Yeovil-based company that specialises in fully-integrated construction accounting and job costing software solutions

NBS chorus integrates with ARCHICAD

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 99   
Description: NBS and Graphisoft have partnered to develop an add-on for Graphisoft ARCHICAD to enable direct linkage with NBS Chorus

Ideate StyleManager for Revit

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 73   
Description: Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member and provider of applications for Autodesk Revit software, has reported that its newest Revit productivity solution, Ideate StyleManager, has proved to be an instant success

Bluesky maps tree canopy cover

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 81   
Description: Treeconomics, a specialist in the use of trees to improve urban spaces, is taking advantage of a digital record of over 300 million trees created by aerial mapping company Bluesky

The Hammers 2019

Type: Awards       Published: 09-2019      Views: 251   
Description: By the time the Hammers comes around, we should know what sort of Brexit deal we have managed to secure with the EU - or not!

Flood mitigation

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2019      Views: 116   
Description: Flood relief in an increasingly volatile environment is always going to be a struggle between effectiveness and cost. Lisbon Municipality is striking the right balance using Bentley OpenFlows FLOOD, aided by MOHID Studios

A global perspective

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2019      Views: 101   
Description: Having recently completed my bit of judging for the Vectorworks Student Design competition, which showcases the architectural talents of young people studying to become fully qualified architects, I was delighted to note the truly international nature of the competition, with UK-based students originating from all over the globe

EasyBuild Q & A

Type: Masterclass       Published: 09-2019      Views: 82   
Description: In our fifth Q & A session in association with EasyBuild we take a closer look at the challenges raised by the skills shortage in the construction industry

Brexit realities

Type: Industry View       Published: 09-2019      Views: 218   
Description: Carol Massay, CEO of EasyBuild looks at the implications of Brexit for the construction industry, whatever the outcome on 31 October

Focus on BIM

Type: Interview       Published: 09-2019      Views: 260   
Description: David Chadwick speaks to Daryn Fitz at Excitech about the real issues that emerge when a company decides to invest in building information modeling

Gateway to knowledge

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2019      Views: 328   
Description: The gateway to the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield was designed to foster academic excellence. HLM Architects' stunning design sets it on the right footing

Thick Data and Smart Cities

Type: Industry View       Published: 09-2019      Views: 203   
Description: Are we in danger of being smothered by information? Nathan Sykes of Kolabtree explains how 'thick data' is being used to build the smart cities of the future

A two-way flow

Type: Review       Published: 09-2019      Views: 354   
Description: Going digital is the only way to succeed in today's business environment, even if your industry is essentially conducted 'on the road'

Tekla Tedds

Type: Review       Published: 09-2019      Views: 257   
Description: Tekla Tedds is an essential, but somewhat overlooked, tool for structural and civil engineers that can handle engineering calculations and produce professional results simply and without fuss

Lean and mean

Type: Case Study       Published: 09-2019      Views: 264   
Description: The efficiency of modularised construction is enhanced further by the Integration of VisiLean's Lean Construction BIM processes

Finland's beautifully smart buildings

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 121   
Description: The City of Helsinki is aiming to become the most functional city in the world by going completely C02 neutral as early as 2035

Newforma integration for VisiSpecs

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 90   
Description: Chalkline has released a major update to VisiSpecs, responding to customer requests for functionality that extends the value of their construction specification process with other tools, new administrative user management tools and advanced editing preview functionality

Iconic update from Leica Geosystems

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 103   
Description: Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has announced a new software upgrade for Leica iCON field software as the first development under the collaboration with Procore, a leading provider of construction management software

Inspiring tomorrow's engineers

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 102   
Description: Hundreds of engineers from a range of backgrounds are set to inspire young people to follow in their footsteps this November

Vectorworks unveils its 2020 vision

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 119   
Description: Vectorworks has announced the 2020 release of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and Fundamentals, as well as 2020 versions of Vision and Braceworks

Stemming the flow of flood risk

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 95   
Description: Building on the success of last year’s event, the 2019 Flood Risk Management: Resilience and Adaptation conference is returning to London on 5th December

Enhancements for Autodesk BIM 360

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 123   
Description: Autodesk has introduced enhancements to BIM 360, including a newly designed Layout app for mobile devices on Android operating systems

Making waves in minor civil framework

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 414   
Description: North East company, Seymour Civil Engineering, has recently been appointed to Yorkshire Water's Minor Civil Framework, worth up to £290million, and is set to deliver requirements around the entire operational area of Yorkshire Water

Graphisoft announces #graphisoftLEARN Master Classes for October

Type: News       Published: 08-2019      Views: 249   
Description: Graphisoft has announced #graphisoftLEARN Master Classes, a unique global learning and networking event taking place in Budapest, Hungary, October 3-4, 2019.

3Dconnexion launches CadMouse Pro Wireless and CadMouse Pro Wireless Left

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 232   
Description: 3Dconnexion adds powerful durability and a left-side solution to their CadMouse lineup.

Winning ideas could revolutionise the construction industry - 2019 COINS Grand Challenge

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 210   
Description: Ideas which could revolutionise the Construction Industry were received from all over the world for the 2019 COINS Grand Challenge, a global competition organised by Construction Industry Solutions Ltd (COINS) which hopes to uncover innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders.

Designs on your site

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 07-2019      Views: 218   
Description: HP's current round of DesignJet printers offer market-leading capabilities to all drawing and document users in the construction industry, either on-site or for production printing in the back office

Six Pillars of Wisdom

Type:       Published: 07-2019      Views: 272   
Description: Atvero's Project Information Management solution simplifies the extraction and management of data from Revit and other Autodesk applications

Flood defences

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 265   
Description: A Bluesky LiDAR survey helps Dublin Airport plan drainage infrastructure and reduce the risk of flooding

Tabletop planning

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 07-2019      Views: 276   
Description: BPR Architects have discovered that 3D printing building models can be of real benefit to their design team, encouraging them to explore their work in greater depth

Strut your stuff

Type: Comment       Published: 07-2019      Views: 122   
Description: Designing buildings or running projects can be a bit of an insular activity when your entire focus is on the job in hand

EasyBuild Q & A

Type: Management       Published: 07-2019      Views: 173   
Description: In our fourth Q & A article in association with EasyBuild we look at some of the problems raised by contractors, including the thorny issue of materials evaporating on-site

How mature is your BIM?

Type:       Published: 07-2019      Views: 288   
Description: Graphisoft customers are among the first to benefit from top quality data exchange with engineers thanks to IFC4 Certification of ARCHICAD

An open goal

Type: Case Study       Published: 07-2019      Views: 191   
Description: Very short deadlines for the design and erection of a football stadium in Brazil were met by an ARCHICAD user, Nordern Architecture


Type:       Published: 07-2019      Views: 224   
Description: On its 20th Anniversary, GroupBC consolidates its position in the industry, providing a unique and comprehensive service to contractors, consultants and asset/owner operators, writes David Chadwick

IFS Lobby

Type: Software Focus       Published: 07-2019      Views: 1004   
Description: IFS has developed a highly configurable series of dashboards with IFS Lobby that improve project delivery and overall business performance: in short delivering projects on time, to budget, with low risk and to a high quality. The IFS integrated real time dashboard capability drives proactive management by organisational role to optimise business performance

Floating the Arque

Type:       Published: 07-2019      Views: 440   
Description: Re-flow helps Arque Construction build a unified on-site workflow management solution

The build-up begins...

Type: Awards       Published: 07-2019      Views: 152   
Description: It will be a mere two weeks after one of the most momentous events in the UK since the end of the Second World War that we will be getting together to celebrate the best in the construction industry in the past year - the projects, the software, the companies and the teams

The Wall of Answered Prayer

Type:       Published: 07-2019      Views: 207   
Description: Designed by Snug Architects and described as 'A national landmark of hope', The Wall of Answered Prayer aims to inspire the nation and rival the Angel of the North

IES innovations for 2019

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 179   
Description: IESVE 2019, the latest version of IES' Virtual Environment software is now live. IESVE 2019 offers a simpler approach and reduced simulation times in line with industry developments and in response to customer feedback

International SEEDS Conference 2019

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 07-2019      Views: 115   
Description: The built environment has a greater impact on natural resources and produces more waste than any other industry

Elecosoft celebrates 80 years

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 176   
Description: The Electric Lighting and Engineering Company, which designed and installed the beautiful lanterns on the Victoria Embankment, was incorporated in July 1939, and now, as Elecosoft, they are celebrating 80 years

Streamlining Workflows

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 149   
Description: Autodesk has integrated its BuildingConnected bid management solutions with PlanGrid technology, enabling the seamless transfer of data from preconstruction to the building process

Graphisoft Master Classes for October

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 142   
Description: Graphisoft has announced #graphisoftLEARN Master Classes, a unique global learning and networking event taking place in Budapest, Hungary, October 3-4, 2019

Real time Verfication Solution

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 161   
Description: Avoiding mistakes is crucial in delivering a successful project, and efficiency and productivity are key elements for any contractor

2019 COINS Grand Challenge winners

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 174   
Description: Ideas which could revolutionise the Construction Industry were received from all over the world for the 2019 COINS Grand Challenge, a global competition organised by Construction Industry Solutions Ltd (COINS) which hopes to uncover innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders

From 2D to BIM         

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2019      Views: 470   
Description: A new 'Build to Rent' development at Pontoon Dock on the DLR provides a perfect illustration of the way processes are involved in a typical BIM project using Vectorworks software throughout

Don't be deflected         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2019      Views: 263   
Description: Deflections should always be considered in the design of slabs, in order to meet serviceability criteria applicable to concrete floor systems. While there are several ways to determine and calculate slab deflections, Tekla Structural Designer is arguably the most capable software solution available. Kenny Arnott, Principal Structural Consultant at Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd explains why here.

Attaining level 42?

Type: Comment       Published: 05-2019      Views: 153   
Description: The correlation of concepts in IT is a fascinating subject in its own right, and the very latest, exemplified by the two key players in the industry - Bentley and Autodesk - focuses on future trends within the industry

EasyBuild Q and A

Type: Industry Focus       Published: 05-2019      Views: 230   
Description: In our third Q an A article in association with EasyBuild we look at some of the issues affecting contractors, house builders, service suppliers and maintenance companies

Surfacing upgrade

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2019      Views: 332   
Description: Toppesfield explain the benefits that implementing Re-flow has provided on and offsite for their surfacing projects

The Village Savant

Type: Case Study       Published: 05-2019      Views: 366   
Description: IES has launched new cutting-edge technology that connects distributed energy networks, renewables, master plans, building design, operation and retrofit, with the aim of building Intelligent, and well-informed, communities

Going Modular         

Type:       Published: 05-2019      Views: 277   
Description: Kenny Ingram of IFS makes a number of interesting predictions about future trends within the construction industry


Type:       Published: 05-2019      Views: 409   
Description: What's your ratio for winning tenders? 1 in 5 or more? The ability to collect, analyse and share information more efficiently would help you to make business critical decisions faster, and to discard projects you are unlikely to win

Setting the stage for innovation         

Type: Software Focus       Published: 05-2019      Views: 700   
Description: GDTF and MVR has been developed by Vectorworks, Inc., MA Lighting and Robe lighting in conjunction with input from other manufacturers within the entertainment industry, to provide a common file format, and device control definition that allows users to share data and CAD files more effectively. GDTF and MVR was developed with the purpose of creating a unified definition for the exchange of data for the operation of intelligent luminaries

Smart updates for new 3D Repo update

Type: News       Published: 05-2019      Views: 322   
Description: 3D Repo has just released the latest version of its cloud-based digital construction platform

Verification for approved Document Q

Type: News       Published: 05-2019      Views: 936   
Description: BSI has launched a new verification scheme to help non-manufacturer installers of windows and doors demonstrate compliance with Approved Document Q

A better working environment by design

Type: News       Published: 05-2019      Views: 257   
Description: Oasys GSA 10.0 is the latest release of the powerful and popular suite for advanced structural analysis and design

Vectorworks Certified for IFC4 Export

Type: News       Published: 05-2019      Views: 269   
Description: Vectorworks, Inc. has become the first architectural software developer to achieve IFC4 Reference View 1.2 Export Certification (Architectural Reference Exchange)

Epic games acquires Twinmotion

Type: News       Published: 05-2019      Views: 274   
Description: Abvent Group has sold Twinmotion, a leading 3D immersion software for architects and designers, to Epic Games, the creator of the hit video game Fortnite and Emmy-award winning Unreal Engine software

ISG laser scanning boosts BIM delivery

Type:       Published: 05-2019      Views: 256   
Description: Global construction services company ISG is using the latest 3D modelling technology to boost its BIM capabilities

Quick to accommodate

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2019      Views: 328   
Description: Tekla Structures' offsite modular construction processes help Intelligent Steel Solutions deliver new student accommodation in Westgate, Central Newcastle before the new academic year starts

Bluesky and Getmapping launch online aerial mapping service for UK municipal government

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 316   
Description: As part of the Aerial Photography for Great Britain (APGB) contract with the UK’s Geospatial Commission, Bluesky and Getmapping are providing free at the point of use Web Mapping Services (WMS) for qualifying local government organisations

Bluesky 3D terrain models underpin ambiental UK Flood Risk Map

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 281   
Description: 3D models derived from high resolution aerial photography are underpinning the most up-to-date flood risk map of the UK. Working alongside Ambiental Risk Analytics (ARA), aerial mapping company Bluesky has supplied photogrammetrically derived Digital Terrain Models (DTM) for the whole of England, Scotland and Wales. Combined with river flow and rainfall data these 3D models allow ARA to deliver a range of flood risk information for any property in the UK.

Excitech to Deliver Common Data Environment to Heathrow Airport Limited

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 265   
Description: Excitech has been awarded a 7-year framework agreement to lead a consortium comprising GroupBC and Autodesk technologies to deliver Heathrow Airport Limited’s chosen Common Data Environment (CDE) solution.

AI in Infrastructure

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 03-2019      Views: 4049   
Description: Artificial Intelligence, integrated with Bentley's Reality Modelling, is set to revolutionise the solving of design and process issues within the infrastructure industry

Workshop views

Type: Events       Published: 03-2019      Views: 296   
Description: Building the BIMobject library by integrating manufacture into the BIM process

Where's George Orwell when you need him?

Type: Comment       Published: 03-2019      Views: 201   
Description: It wasn't so long ago that the construction industry was being portrayed as being some way behind the times when it came to using technology

An even Rithm

Type: Software Focus       Published: 03-2019      Views: 580   
Description: ClearEdge3D uses Rithm scan data for floor flatness level checking loaded into Autodesk Navisworks

Q & As

Type: Masterclass       Published: 03-2019      Views: 244   
Description: This is the second of our Q & As with EasyBuild. The first considered some of the basic questions asked by prospective EasyBuild clients. Here, we look beyond the most common issues and focus more on management strategies.

Costing BIM 360

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2019      Views: 365   
Description: BIM 360 brings real-time inter-office collaboration to the Bailey Partnership, a leading consultancy practice

Obsoletely fabulous?

Type: Review       Published: 03-2019      Views: 309   
Description: Could new research by Re-flow provide the construction industry with a wake-up call to ditch obsolete paper processes and embrace digital transformation?

Waste not…

Type: Software Focus       Published: 03-2019      Views: 313   
Description: BRE puts the spotlight on wastage on building sites with its SmartWaste suite of applications

Building over the line

Type: Case Study       Published: 03-2019      Views: 343   
Description: Bill Price explains the rationale behind WSP's rail overbuild and construction methodology, which is being used to capitalise on London's public assets to build homes for the future

Feeding the design with Marionette

Type: Product Review       Published: 03-2019      Views: 545   
Description: Vectorworks widens its appeal beyond the realms of architecture and building design by integrating its own script-based design tool, Marionette, within its architectural design application

RIBA to open Clore Learning Centre

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 281   
Description: The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will be opening an inspiring new learning space within its central London landmark building on 29 October 2019

Bluesky above Gatwick Airport

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 244   
Description: Gatwick Airport is using aerial photography from Bluesky to plan long term development and growth

New for Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 297   
Description: The newly released Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3 (SP3) introduces three new features that greatly improve presentation and visualisation capabilities, along with overall workflow between products

Premium service for MagiCAD Cloud

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 258   
Description: MagiCAD Group has announced the launch of MagiCAD Cloud Premium

Consortium to tackle AEC Delta Mobility

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 331   
Description: An industry-wide consortium of partners including BuroHappold Engineering, 3D Repo, Speckle Works, UCL Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management and Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group, with external support from HOK, Atkins and Arup has joined forces to tackle some of the key issues in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) as part of the UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Excitech to deliver CDE to Heathrow

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 268   
Description: Excitech has been awarded a 7-year framework agreement to lead a consortium comprising GroupBC and Autodesk technologies to deliver Heathrow Airport Limited’s chosen Common Data Environment (CDE) solution

SitePlanner migrates to UKFast

Type: News       Published: 03-2019      Views: 273   
Description: SeaRoc Group, providers of the SitePlanner contractor management system, have taken steps to significantly improve the software's reliability and security by migrating to major hosting provider, UKFast, utilising multiple ISO27001 - certified data centres

Fourth annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship now open

Type: News       Published: 02-2019      Views: 316   
Description: Vectorworks has announced its fourth annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Undergraduate students and recent graduates that share their best work will have the opportunity to win up to $10,000 USD, gain professional recognition and propel themselves into a bright future of design. Submissions are now open and are due by August 29, 2019.

Bentley Systems introduces mixed reality app for infrastructure construction projects

Type: News       Published: 02-2019      Views: 309   
Description: Bentley Systems has presented SYNCHRO XR, its app for immersively visualising 4D construction digital twins with the new Microsoft HoloLens 2, which Microsoft announced during a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

How will Brexit affect contractors in the UK?         

Type: Opinion       Published: 01-2019      Views: 931   
Description: After more than two years uncertainty still dogs the UK's role in Europe. How does this affect the construction industry? Richard Hepburn of Gorilla Accounting looks at some of the implications

Futurebuild 2019: Tackling The Industry's Challenge          

Type: Events       Published: 01-2019      Views: 344   
Description: Futurebuild is the leading built environment event for professionals working across the industry to meet and learn, be inspired and do business.

Professional Method         

Type:       Published: 01-2019      Views: 4891   
Description: Art Systems develops its 3D expertise, releasing the latest Makerbot 3D industrial scale printer- faster, and more affordable – and SHINING 3D’s phenomenal 3D scanner.

3D Repo on a Mission         

Type: Product Focus       Published: 01-2019      Views: 420   
Description: 3D Repo has partnered with Mission Room on a new integration that will enable 3D Repo's cloud solution to be used directly within Mission Room's 360° visualisation products

Go with the Re-flow         

Type:       Published: 01-2019      Views: 503   
Description: Form filling can be second nature when it becomes part of a successfully completed task, as Re-flow users have discovered in the field

Cripes, I'm a Borg!         

Type: Comment       Published: 01-2019      Views: 318   
Description: With all of the excitement about Brexit and whether we will be in, or out, or doomed if we end up with a 'No Deal' - which many people can't get their head around as it means that every bit of negotiation and legislation that we have been through over the last 50 or so years to make travel and commerce easier between the member states of the EU become null and void - we have probably overlooked the other recent massive global development

BIM 360 Collaboration         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2019      Views: 971   
Description: Improved collaboration across UK offices and teams using Autodesk BIM 360 Design helps Corstorphine + Wright boost productivity levels

HS2 - the journey begins         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2019      Views: 602   
Description: The Skanska Costain Strabag Joint Venture has been given the most complex part of the HS2 contract, threading the high speed rail approach into the Euston Station 'needle'

Objects in Motion         

Type: Software Focus       Published: 01-2019      Views: 386   
Description: BIMobjects have now been integrated into the latest version of Twinmotion

Q & As with EasyBuild         

Type: Special Focus       Published: 01-2019      Views: 296   
Description: EasyBuild's Construction Software platform forms the basis of a Q & A session for companies and contractors taking the first steps towards complete integration of their financial and project management solutions

Tekla Bridge Creator         

Type:       Published: 01-2019      Views: 439   
Description: Trimble's Tekla Structures introduces a Bridge Design workflow with its new Bridge Creator extension

BIM, but smaller         

Type: Case Study       Published: 01-2019      Views: 469   
Description: The small-scale project at Swithland Lane, Rothley, designed by Jonathan Reeves of JRA using Vectorworks, was one of the runners-up in the ‘Best use of IT in Architecture’ at the 2018 Construction Computing Awards

LASIMM 3d printing project goes live         

Type: News       Published: 01-2019      Views: 501   
Description: The Large Additive Subtractive Integrated Modular Machine (LASIMM) has announced a major milestone in its development

Jill Willoughby         

Type: News       Published: 01-2019      Views: 481   
Description: It is with great sorrow that Trimble has announced that, after a year of fighting, Jill Willoughby has sadly lost her battle with cancer

The evolution of a royal gold medalist         

Type: News       Published: 01-2019      Views: 349   
Description: Sir Nicholas Grimshaw has been awarded the 2019 Royal Gold Medal, the UK's highest honour for architecture, at a special ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Vectorworks design scholarship opens         

Type: News       Published: 01-2019      Views: 377   
Description: Vectorworks has announced its fourth annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Ideate Software enhances its Revit tools         

Type: News       Published: 01-2019      Views: 385   
Description: Ideate Software, a veteran Autodesk Developer Network member, has announced enhancements to its Revit software add-ons, which empowers Revit users to gain unprecedented control over their data

Playing to win in the built environment         

Type: News       Published: 01-2019      Views: 262   
Description: Students hoping to roll the dice on a career in the built environment are being given a helping hand to climb the career ladder, after an innovative new board game was created to help them learn while they play

Microsoft Surface Book 2         

Type: Review       Published: 12-2018      Views: 447   
Description: The Microsoft Surface Book 2's stylish design belies its strength and agility for construction professionals

3D Repo focuses on Health and Safety and adds Bentley DGN support with latest BIM platform update

Type: News       Published: 11-2018      Views: 398   
Description: 3D Repo has released the latest version of its cloud based digital construction platform complete with an online platform for the tracking of health and safety issues, SafetiBase, and support for Bentley CAD files.

Allplan Engineering 2019         

Type:       Published: 11-2018      Views: 448   
Description: The latest version of Allplan for architects and engineers provides improved working processes for all sectors of the engineering design community

Spreadsheets in construction: friend or foe?         

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2018      Views: 991   
Description: Barry Chapman, Managing Director at Chalkstring, explains why spreadsheets can leave construction projects open to risk - and contracting businesses out of pocket

3D Repo focuses on health and safety

Type: News       Published: 11-2018      Views: 508   
Description: 3D Repo has released the latest version of its cloud based digital construction platform complete with an online platform for the tracking of health and safety issues, SafetiBase, and support for Bentley CAD files

Back on track         

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2018      Views: 503   
Description: EasyBuild helps SPL Powerlines UK transition from its ill-fated joint venture with Carillion into an independent contractor looking at a brighter future, with complete control over its own finances

Epson ' T ' Series

Type: Review       Published: 11-2018      Views: 445   
Description: The quick and easy production of 2D drawings is still the bedrock of the building site, writes David Chadwick

Innovation of the Year - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4752   
Description: WINNER: Chalkstring Ltd for Chalkstring

One to Watch Company - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 2257   
Description: WINNER: Vectorworks

Best Use of IT in a Construction Project in 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4724   
Description: WINNER: Excitech with BIM 360 for Balfour Beatty for the Manchester Engineering Campus Development Project

Best Use of IT in an Infrastructure Project in 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4711   
Description: WINNER: Glider Technology Ltd with GliderBIM for the A14 Upgrade

BIM Project of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4875   
Description: WINNER: Revizto for UWE Bristol: Welcome to the Digital Age!

Collaboration Project of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4706   
Description: WINNER: Asite with Adoddle for Cambridge University CDE

Team of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards          

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4708   
Description: WINNER: EasyBuild (Construction Software) Ltd with SPL Powerlines UK for The Midland Mainline Delivery Team

Health and Safety Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4714   
Description: WINNER: I3P Consortium with 3D Repo for SafetiBase

Training Software / Provider of the Year - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4680   
Description: WINNER: Viewpoint Professional Services Team

Cloud Technology of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4704   
Description: WINNER: 3D Repo for Digital Cloud Platform

BIM Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4706   
Description: WINNER: Graphisoft for ARCHICAD 22

Architectural Design Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4628   
Description: WINNER: Aodesutk for AEC Collection

Structural Design Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4698   
Description: WINNER: Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd for Tekla Structural Designer

Collaboration Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4673   
Description: WINNER: Viewpoint for Viewpoint for Projects

Document and Content Management Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4698   
Description: WINNER: Newforma for Project Center

Enterprise Resource Planning Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4548   
Description: WINNER: EasyBuild (Construction Software) Ltd for EasyBuild

Estimation and Valuation Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4678   
Description: WINNER: CCS for Candy

Construction Accounting Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4674   
Description: WINNER: Integrity Software for Evolution M

Construction Financials Suite of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4686   
Description: WINNER: RedSky IT for Summit

Project Lifecycle Management Software of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4682   
Description: WINNER: IFS for Applications 9

Project Management/Planning Product of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 7567   
Description: WINNER: Elecosoft for Powerproject

Mobile / Field Technology App of 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4678   
Description: WINNER: Graphisoft for BIMx

Product of the Year 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 4696   
Description: WINNER: Bentley Systems for ProjectWise CONNECT Edition

Company of the Year 2018 - Construction Computing Awards         

Type: Awards       Published: 11-2018      Views: 2438   
Description: WINNER: Solibri UK Ltd

A Catalyst for the Future

Type: Comment       Published: 11-2018      Views: 296   

Vectorworks, Inc. to Host Annual Design Day in the UK

Type: News       Published: 09-2018      Views: 534   
Description: Attendees will experience the newest version of Vectorworks software and network with 250+ professionals

Excitech acquires Micro Concepts Ltd

Type: News       Published: 09-2018      Views: 514   
Description: Excitech has acquired Autodesk reseller and mechanical design specialists Micro Concepts. The acquisition, which increases Excitech’s customer base by over 550 customers, strengthens its position in the manufacturing and engineering industries, increasing its technical resources and broadening its offering for these customers.

3D Repo wins TechFest 2018 “Start-Up of the Year” Award

Type: News       Published: 09-2018      Views: 491   
Description: 3D Repo has beaten off strong opposition to scoop the Start-Up of the Year Award at the Festival of Innovation and Technology (TechFest) 2018.

Will bandwidth impact Gigabit Britain?         

Type: Comment       Published: 09-2018      Views: 296   
Description: The Internet of Things, Smart Cities, the Information Age, The Fourth Industrial Revolution - call it what you will - but as Kenny Ingram of IFS points out in this issue, we are certainly on our way to becoming a truly connected society

Construction Computing Awards Hammers 2018         

Type: Awards       Published: 09-2018      Views: 1694   
Description: The Hammers Awards have firmly established themselves as one of the prized accolades in the construction industry

Digital twins         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 09-2018      Views: 419   
Description: Bentley and Siemens combine data information models in the 'digital twinning' of two technologies - manufacturing and construction

Automatic compliance         

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 09-2018      Views: 339   
Description: How fast is the move towards the automation of compliance checking? D-COM is running an industry survey to discover current adoptions and attitudes.

Twice as nice?