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NewsAutodesk acquires Assemble Systems to strengthen industry digitisation
Autodesk has acquired Assemble Systems, a Massachusetts-based software company, in a move that will strengthen its capacity to digitise key components of the built environment sector.
Assemble Systems provides a SaaS solution which enables construction professionals to condition, query and connect BIM data to key workflows across bid management, estimating, scheduling, site management and finance.
Over time, Assemble Systems’ solution will be integrated with Autodesk’s new BIM 360 project management platform, a cross-industry, open platform permitting project teams to collaborate on coordinated, shared designs throughout a construction project.
Andrew Anagnost, president and CEO of Autodesk, said: “I welcome the Assemble Systems team to the Autodesk family, as part of our efforts to digitise and improve the construction industry. We are connecting project data from design through construction, creating the cloud-enabled tools necessary to make the critical preconstruction phase of a project more predictable and profitable.”
Don Henrich, CEO of Assemble Systems, said: “Autodesk is an AEC technology leader and was the majority investor in our Series A funding last ...READ MORE
PeopleA ‘smart’ solution to post-occupancy information management
Toby Sortain, senior BIM manager at ISG, explains how a simple idea is helping unleash the potential of BIM post-occupancy.
It’s strange how simple ideas so often prove the best and most powerful solutions to our problems, yet many of us seem almost hardwired into the world of complexity. If it’s complicated, then it must somehow be better.
Within the world of BIM – for many it is the very complexity of the subject matter that prevents them from seeing the real opportunities that this game-changing approach can deliver for the built environment.
Ever since the government put its weight behind the wider adoption of BIM within our industry, things have been moving in the right direction, but it ...READ MORE
ManagementWhy operational responsibilities need to be ironed out early
Simon Lewis and Vicky McCombe from law firm Womble Bond Dickinson look at what the second edition of the CIC BIM Protocol means for facilities management.
In our recent review of the second edition of the CIC BIM Protocol (Second Helpings) we noted references to an asset information model (AIM) which had been introduced and suggested that the implications of using the Protocol for the facilities management (FM) phase of a project needed to be worked through.
In this article we consider how BIM will operate during the FM phase and the practical issues this raises.
Given that the application ...READ MORE
NewsBIM to play key role in Berkeley offisite factory
Standardised BIM data will support the construction of up to 1,000 homes a year produced at a new offsite factory in Kent. Berkeley Group offshoot Berkeley Modular began construction of the pro
PeopleWhy BIM FM uptake is slower in the UK than the US
Ecodomus co-founder Igor Starkov speaks to Andrew Pring about BIM’s progress in the facilities management sector globally, and why take-up in the UK is comparatively slow. Ask Igor Stark
ProjectsCase study: The Scenario House, London BIM helps transform residential property
Ran Ankory and Maya Carni, directors of Scenario Architecture, transformed their dark, Victorian terrace house into a light-filled, open plan home ideal for modern family life. The architects
TechnologyUS developed Cheetah robot can climb stairs
A robot built to resemble a Cheetah, with the ability to navigate difficult terrain, has been developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.
ManagementContinuing Professional Development: A Guide to Level 2 BIM
Autodesk’s John Adams offers an overview of BIM Level 2 BIM and what needs to be in place to achieve it. In May 2011, the UK Cabinet Office announced a long-term government constru
EducationCPD: Aerial data capture
With the growing use of unmanned aerial vehicles in construction, managers can get the most from the technology by keeping up to date with the regulations that govern their use, says Roy Amos.