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NewsSoftware specialists Synchro and GenieBelt form technical partnership
Construction software providers Synchro Software and GenieBelt have agreed to enter into a technical partnership to provide better integration of project information from planning to site.
The two organisations have entered into an agreement known as a Proof of Concept (PoC) integrating Synchro’s leading 4D Virtual Planning and Construction software platform with GenieBelt’s real-time project management and mobile site reporting tool.
The PoC aims to connect the 4D construction model in the Synchro platform and project plan data with GenieBelt to allow instant onsite registration of progress, reporting, questions, marks, tagging and pictures to flow via GenieBelt back to the 4D platform.
The companies claim that the integration between the visual model, real-time project management, and onsite communication will provide project managers, clients and the entire project delivery team with the most advanced visual digital construction solution.
The integration will also provide real-time updates to the project’s schedule and BIM model, they say, ensuring continuous overview and insights into actual project progress; and that it will also ...READ MORE
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Ben Highfield, surface product manager at Microsoft UK, looks at where the construction sector is at in terms of embracing digital advances.
As digitisation continues to transform how we work, communicate and engage with society, it’s clear that embracing technology is no longer a forward-thinking vision, but an essential aspect of any successful business strategy.
Like many industries entering this new digital age, the construction sector is experiencing a period of rapid change, with emerging technologies transforming the ways in which buildings are designed and created, as well as establishing new collaborative working practices.
The ultimate goal here is to harness technology to help create better, more efficient buildings and this is being driven to a certain extent by ...READ MORE
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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 construction strategy aimed at improving the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of UK government construction projects.
The strategy’s short-term goal is to reduce construction costs by 15 to 20%, and it is part of a broader set of goals for the industry, which are to reduce construction costs, project delivery time and long-term operating costs, and to help the UK meet carbon reduction targets for buildings.
A ...READ MORE
NewsBentley acquires 4D modelling specialist Synchro Software
US software giant Bentley Systems has acquired London-based firm Synchro Software, which specialises in 4D construction modelling for scheduling and project management. Synchro has been globall
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