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Construction Computing Awards 2016 Winners and Runners Up
The winners of the 2016 Construction Computing Awards were announced last night at a gala event at BMA House in London. Over 180 supporting guests gathered to see the outcome of the readers’ online voting and judging panel’s deliberations. ...


Trimble’s Tekla Campus wins RISE award for Education and Training
Trimble’s Tekla Campus structural modelling software has scooped an award for education at the RISE Awards 2016, with judges praising Trimble for addressing the skills shortage in the construction sector. The Awards showcase the most pioneering initiatives in construction and engineering across four key strands: research, innovation, sustainability and enterprise....

The BIM Object Cookbook
Graphisoft has launched a new tool for ARCHICAD that enables users to create BIM objects to NBS BIM Object Standard ...

White Frog goes revit with new course
White Frog has launched its new Revit for Landscape Architecture training course...

Vectorworks Design Scholarship 2016
Vectorworks has announced the third annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship...

Trimble Tekla Campus rises to the top
Trimble’s Tekla Campus structural modelling software has scooped an award for education at the RISE Awards 2016, with judges praising Trimble for addressing the skills shortage in the construction sector...

Creaform announces Pipecheck 4.0
Creaform, the leading supplier of portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, is set to release Pipecheck version 4.0...

Demand for building work bucks Brexit
Consumer demand for building work remained resilient in the three months following the vote for Brexit, new figures from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) have revealed...

New updates for SOFiCAD and SOFiPLUS
Construction software developer SOFiSTiK has released new versions of its products and BIM apps...

An all-round imaging solution
The latest 360 degree imaging software from Arithmetica provides an easy way to combine 360 degree video trails with maps, plans and layouts to produce a fully immersive and interactive view...

MSite TV gets the message across on-site
A new cloud-based communications system for construction sites that keeps the workforce healthy, safe and informed on a myriad of issues has been launched by MSite...

“Computer with a roof” is the World's most sustainable office building, say BREEAM
A new office building dubbed a “computer with a roof” has set a new benchmark for smart and sustainable office buildings. ...

McLaughlin & Harvey become first construction company in Scotland to reach BRE BIM Level 2
Operating throughout the UK and Ireland, building, civil engineering and facilities management contractor McLaughlin & Harvey has joined the growing ranks of forward-looking companies with BIM credentials....

Free best practice E-learning courses
The Best Practice Hub - the construction industry's online platform for sharing best practice - has launched a series of free e-learning courses designed to help raise standards across the industry...

New ARCHICAD tool for BIM objects
Graphisoft UK Ltd has launched a new tool that allows designers and manufacturers to create their own BIM objects...

Brafer creates
Hosting the world's biggest sporting event, with ten thousand athletes from over 200 countries attending, Rio de Janeiro has had many sports facilities constructed, including two arenas which were built with great accuracy by Brafer, with the help of Trimble's Tekla solutions...

Bluesky laser maps inform BIM projects
3D models produced from aircraft mounted lasers are being used by survey company Greenhatch Group to help inform a range of BIM projects...

CADENAS 3D CAD BIM library for Schiedel
Schiedel, one of the leading manufacturers for exhaust gas systems in new buildings, has chosen CADENAS' Electronic Product Catalog to improve its BIM area for tendered architecture projects, plant engineering etc...

Vectorworks 3D files in a browser
Vectorworks has entered a partnership with Modelo, creators of the software plug-in of the same name...

Mobile workstation packs a punch
Eurocom is launching the Sky DLX7 Mobile Workstation...

Virtual Desktops
David Angwin of Dell Cloud Client Computing explains how virtualisation empowers high-end graphics users...


Things ain't what they used to be
The Internet of Things has designs on our future - and now's the perfect time to get involved...

Going 'off-piste' without COBie
Is COBie keeping up with software trends? Neil Marshall of BIM.Technologies looks at the benefits of keeping potential adventurers to the nursery slopes ...

Bringing BIM to life with IFC
Sanjeev Shah, CEO at GroupBC, looks at alternative delivery solutions for BIM - advocating the benefits of full IFC delivery against the limitations of COBie...

Revit in the Cloud
Autodesk has expanded the availability of its cloud-based collaboration service for Revit, following its launch in the US...

The force waiting to be unleashed
thinkBIM believes it’s high time to deal with the elephant in the room: the skills shortage ...

ConstructSim
Bentley's Advanced Work Packaging, a feature of ConstructSim, is the key to successful execution on complex projects...

The Cube
Achieving BIM Level 2 using Vectorworks was recently demonstrated by taking architects through the creation of a hypothetical project - The Cube - and the BIM processes related to it...

Structurally Sound
Tekla is renamed as Trimble, as it transitions to the Trimble brand...

Ahead of the crowd
Oasys MassMotion 8.0 takes crowd simulation modelling and visualisation to new levels, writes David Chadwick...

I wandered lonely as a Cloud
With apologies to Wordsworth and thanks to the use of Nomad as a mobile tool for Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Service Select (VSS) customers can enhance their design processes by handling complex processes and collaborating with project partners in the Cloud....

Getting your Assets in gear
Managing major assets using Bentley's AssetWise provides rigorous total asset management for major infrastructure operators, supplemented by predictive performance analysis from Amulet...

Single source data management
CONJECT sets out to David Chadwick how customers can make cost and efficiency improvements to a built asset at any stage of its life...

Vectorworks 2016
The latest release of Vectorworks debuts some useful (and fun!) new features, writes David Chadwick....

Getting to grips with BIM
As BIM takes on greater significance within the civil engineering sector, Causeway Technologies explains how BIM functionality has developed within its infrastructure design suite...

Why you’ll learn to love COBie
Ben Wallbank (BIM Strategy Manager) and John Adams (BIM Product Manager) at Viewpoint Construction Software explain the merits of COBie and how BIM solution, 4Projects by Viewpoint can secure your route to Level 2 BIM compliance...

A Vectorworks Goody Bag!
All the best parties end with a goody bag, and the Vectorworks Design Summit was no different, sending attendees home with a packet of good things to look forward to....

A Vectorworks takeaway
All the best parties end with a goody bag and the 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit was no different, sending attendees home with a bundle of exciting developments to look forward to...

Daylighting
Altuity Solutions releases its new cloud-based SUE product AltoSUE, which provides lifecycle location information for underground assets....

Optimum 3D Printing
You can make a rational choice and get up to £1,000 off a new Stratasys 3D desktop printer with ArtSystems’ new trade-in programme....

Staying ahead of the game
Paul Daynes, Regional Director, UK and Northern Europe, Newforma discusses the status of the UK construction industry with David Chadwick...


Smarter Cities
The Construction industry needs to catch up with the Smart City boom, says John Stokoe, Head of Strategic Business Transformation at Dassault Systèmes EuroNorth...

Are free BIM viewers worth the price?
By Michael McCullen, Chairman, Sitedesk...

It's BIM up North
Liz Schofield outlines the agenda for the thinkBIM Spring conference, to be held on the 23rd of March at the Centre for Knowledge Exchange in Leeds...

Fail to plan, plan to fail
Ben Wallbank, BIM Strategy Manager at 4Projects by Viewpoint, highlights the importance of adequate planning for April 2016....

BIM Implementation
By Bob Garrett, Marketing Director, Excitech Ltd. ...

BIM for Handover
'Does BIM end at handover?' asks Bob Garrett, Marketing Director, Excitech Ltd. As construction projects reach their conclusion, what happens to the mass of information gathered in the process - and how best can we use it? ...

BIM for Construction
By Bob Garrett, Marketing Director, Excitech Ltd...

Opting into Building Ops
With Building Ops, Autodesk leverages the widespread use of smartphones to provide a total facilities maintenance management experience for owners, engineers - and even building occupants...


Vectorworks 2017
Vectorwork 2017 comes with a number of important new features that cement its reputation as a cost-effective design tool for architects, landscape and stage designers, writes David Chadwick...

Algorithmic CAD
Adding formulae to architectural design simplifies the design process instead of adding unwarranted complexity - and it can inspire your creative side too....

Bumps and Bounces
Renderworks, a Vectorworks add-on, has the capability to make any architect a rendering specialist, says David Chadwick...

Game on!
Autodesk has combined building design technology with their renowned game engine software - but it needed the services of the Cloud to do it...

Xara Designer Pro x365
Instead of handing your projects over to graphics designers to create publicity material, why not give it a go yourself, using Xara's Designer Pro X365 ...

A Legendary Release
Bluebeam Revu 2016 automates the update of legends for easier understanding of page annotations - amongst other great enhancements...

Catching up with SketchUp
The latest release of the popular SketchUp's modelling tool - SketchUp Pro 2016 - improves core technologies to make the software even easier to use and more intuitive. ...

Tekla Structures 2016
Tekla Structures users were recently given a sneak preview of the features likely to be included in the upcoming release of Tekla Structures 2016...

Twinmotion 2016
Twinmotion provides ARCHICAD users with the ability to deliver high quality animation and visualisation in real time, says David Chadwick...

Bringing it all together
You can create a single federated model to handle design, construction and Facilities Management using Sitedesk, says David Chadwick...

A greater degree of Insight
Autodesk's Insight 360 adds another dimension to the company’s range of environment building applications, and in the process assists architects in understanding the tools they are using...

CONNECTing with reality
One of the highlights of Bentley’s 2015 Year in Infrastructure Conference was its focus on Augmented Reality, courtesy of Bentley's comprehensive CONNECT Editions and the Augmented Reality Sandbox ...

Meet your MakerBot
Acquired a couple of years ago by Stratasys, MakerBot 3D printers are one of the prime movers in the rapid growth of the 3D printing market, offering a simple and easy to use device at new and lower price levels...

Adoddle to work with
Asite's Adoddle justly earns recognition as a total 'back-office' or off-site information manager for the construction industry...

Scan to Go!
Colortrac's new portable scanner, the SmartLF Scan!, is being hailed as a revolutionary step in large format scanning...

It’s Flow time!
Flow provides a simple calculation and simulation tool that takes the hard work, and the expense, out of developing drainage networks to handle critical storm events ...

Concurrent collaboration
The latest version of Tekla Structures focuses on model sharing, allowing engineers to work on different parts of the model simultaneously ...

BIMx PRO
Graphisoft's BIMX, supplied with ARCHICAD, is a handy model viewing device. BIMx PRO, though, takes the app to new levels, giving all users much greater access to both the 3D model and associated 2D drawings and documents...

Vectorworks and BIMobject
Vectorworks' half a million users around the world will have direct access to manufacturers building components courtesy of the company's collaboration agreement with BIMObject...

A new chapter
Students at a London Architectural institution desperately needed an upgrade on their over-complex flatbed scanning solution...


Printing 3D Buildings
The ability to construct buildings using 3D printing technologies will transform the way in which we will build in the future - providing greater creativity and more flexibility with less waste from lighter but sturdier structures...

BIM to go
Surveying the structure of Chelsea Bridge became a 'as easy as ordering pizza on your phone' for Keir Group after they started using BIMXtra from Clearbox...

Smarter Building
Following on from Smarter Cities, Smarter Building shows how an integrated approach to construction, using Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform, optimises all processes throughout a building's complete lifecycle - especially post-production...

Walking on Aire
William Hare Group's Tekla award-winning pedestrian entrance to Leeds Station is set to become a new and exciting landmark for the city...

Maintenance Prioritisation
Developing an effective maintenance strategy for companies with multiple assets is now a feasible option with Bentley's AssetWise APM...

Raising a Smile
The Smile Respite & Care Centre presented some uniquely rewarding challenges for Brymor Construction...

In deep water
The Bentley SACS Offshore Structural Analysis and Design Solution helps the oil, gas and wind industries cope with the complex and demanding conditions of locating deep-sea structures ...

Olympic Legacies
The London 2012 Olympic stadium has been transformed for the future, earning Steel Fabricators William Hare the winning position in the Sports and Recreation Projects category at the UK Tekla Awards 2016...

The IMPACT of concrete design
Consultant Abdel Rahman Jaber in the United Arab Emirates has designed concrete elements using IMPACT, developed by the Swedish company StruSoft, for more than five years...

Making an entrance
SketchUp was used to design and present a new entrance for Bradford University's Sport and Fitness Centre - just one of the projects featured in new SketchUp guidebooks from RS Research...

BIM off the blocks
Tekla has managed to set records in designing and building a venue for setting records in Azerbaijan....

A signal improvement
Hatch Mott MacDonald enhances collaboration and reduces risk during rail signal design using Bentley Promis.e 3D modelling capabilities....

Along the right lines
A team was set up by Atkins and O'Rourke to explore the processes involved in the Government's 'Digitising the Railways' project to ascertain the benefits of working in a BIM environment...

LifeCycle Tower ONE
Dassault Systèmes is developing Smart Facility Solutions based on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, demonstrated by the LifeCycle Tower ONE (LCT ONE) building in Austria...

GPS assisted Tagging
McGee has won the National Federation of Demolition Contractors Corporate Innovation Award 2016 for its Mobile Inspection Manager...

BIM Unbound
Build New York Live recognised BIM Unlimited for Best use of Sustainability or Constructionability...

Essentially Affordable Living
CONJECT’s information management package, conjectPC, proves a 'game changer' for Essential Living, a supplier of affordable property rentals in London and the South East....

The art of structural engineering
The highlight of January's Lumiere London Festival for any self respecting engineer was surely "1.8 London", the ethereal Janet Echelman sculpture...

StruSoft proves a towering success
The 34 Storey Victoria Tower in Stockholm has been designed using StruSoft FEM-Design...

Construction Computing Awards 2016 Winners and Runners Up
The winners of the 2016 Construction Computing Awards were announced last night at a gala event at BMA House in London. Over 180 supporting guests gathered to see the outcome of the readers’ online voting and judging panel’s deliberations. ...


The Hammers 2016
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Construction Computing Awards finalists...

More power to the people
The winners of the 2015 Construction Computing Awards may indicate a change of emphasis within the industry itself, writes David Chadwick...

One to Watch – Company – Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Human Recognition Systems...

One to Watch - Product - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Vectorworks Inc for Vectorworks Architect...

Best Use of IT in a Construction Project - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: CONJECT with Essential Living for Apartment Construction Programme...

Best Use of IT in an Infrastructure Project - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Costain for A160 Port of Immingham Improvements...

Collaboration Project of 2015 - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Dome Technology Ltd for Vastint's Strand East Development, Stratford, London...

BIM Project of 2015 - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Bond Bryan Architects for Bradford College and Beyond: OPEN BIM Research and Development...

Team of 2015 - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Sypro Management Ltd for Team Sypro...

Health & Safety Software of 2015 - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Safetybank for Transforming Health & Safety Standards at Swan Housing ...

Cloud Based Technology of 2015 - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Asite for The Adoddle Platform...

BIM Product of 2015 - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: GRAPHISOFT - ARCHICAD 19...

Architectural Design Software of 2015 - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Bentley Systems - AECOsim Building Designer...

Structural Design Software of 2015 - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Tekla (UK) Ltd - Tekla Structures...

Collaboration Software of 2015 - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Viewpoint Construction Software - Viewpoint For Projects (Formerly 4Projects by Viewpoint)...

Document and Content Management Software of 2015 - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Newforma - Newforma Project Center ...

Estimating and Valuation Software of 2015 - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: RedSky IT – Summit...

Construction Accounting Software of 2015 - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Eque2 Ltd – Evision...

Project Management/Planning Software 2015 - Construction Computing 2015
WINNER: Elecosoft UK Ltd - Asta Powerproject...

It's BIM up North
Liz Schofield outlines the agenda for the thinkBIM Spring conference, to be held on the 23rd of March at the Centre for Knowledge Exchange in Leeds...


Appwardly mobile
With many of the world's construction press assembled in one location, Bentley used its Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, held at the end of October in London, to unveil a host of new applications ...

Constructing for Uncertainty
This year's Smartgeometry event took place at The Bartlett, UCL, in the heart of London ...