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Aconex SaaS collaboration for projects

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Aconex CEO Leigh Jasper and Robert Phillpot, general manager of products, co-founders, spoke recently with AECCafe’s Sanjay Gangal about that company’s software-as-a-service collaboration system for the construction engineering and infrastructure industries that manages all the information and processes that flow on projects.

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2012 Predictions: Autodesk on AEC

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The AEC business will see an increase in consolidated, super-firms with heightened focus on differentiating themselves in a competitive market. It will become important for firms to move beyond traditional offerings to include energy and water analyses as part of their conventional business. To this end, more large firms will acquire specialty firms and conduct mandatory training to expand the breadth of capabilities across their workforce

In 2012, building projects will become more complex, driven by performance requirements, particularly sustainable performance objectives. As a result, this will create a need for more multi-faceted construction systems, including an increase in fabricated building components based on digital processes. To accommodate this change, a new generation of “smart” building managers will emerge to take responsibility for handling these demanding, complex assets. These building managers will be accompanied by a new generation of digital-enabled fabricators who will be the intellectual engine of this change.

The rise in mobile devices and digital information cannot be ignored in 2012. This trend, which has asserted itself in every industry, will become increasingly important for the construction industry – specifically, project management and team communication.  The rise in digital information will drive demands for better access and management of project information across the lifecycle and construction firms – and their subcontractors – will expect to access that information from anywhere, on any platform.

The owner-operator relationship will continue to evolve in the coming year, as success parameters for a project are expanded beyond “on-time” and “on-budget.” First-year operating costs (i.e. energy and water) as well as predicted performance characteristics, such as hours of traffic congestion (for transit) or percentage daylight penetration (for buildings and factories) will be important factors to measure future success.

– Autodesk AEC Executive Team

The “first” 5D Building Information Modeling System

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Buried in the Genesis Worldwide, Inc.’s company financials is the significant direction the company is taking: hiring a professional software developer to help them develop what may be the first 5D BIM. The BIM model of their project would include dimensions of length, width, height, time and cost.

Genesis says the new 5D BIM will enable them to shift more of the construction to an offsite facility, saving in time, labor and materials and may allow for more efficient disposal and recycling of materials. They are suggesting this as a more green alternative to traditional construction methods.

New iPhone app for construction site clean up released

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

SmartBuilder Software in Ireland has just launched an iPhone application for construction professionals called “Site Clean Up” which sends warning notices to sub-contractors to cleaning up the site by a certain date.

http://www.smartbuilder1.com/sitecleanup

BIM adoption may become next construction standard according to survey

Friday, February 19th, 2010

“Although the BIM adoption rate has slowed due to a challenging economic climate, 51 percent of survey respondents to [the 2009 survey from Building Design+Construction] have added or plan to add more BIM seat licenses, down from 63 percent of companies in 2008. The total number of seats purchased is also expected to decline by 56 percent since 2008.”


Is BIM the Next Construction Standard?

IMT, ThomasNet.com by Ilya Leybovich, February 17, 2010

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