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Tim Scully and Dr Josef Dobos from 3D Repo

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3D Repo wins CIOB digital innovation award

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3D Repo’s online platform has achieved a Premier Award at the Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) International Innovation & Research Awards.

The awards recognise the best innovators and researchers in the built environment that are making a significant contribution to both industry practice and the academic knowledge base through their work. They are intended to raise performance levels, encourage best practice and improve the quality of the built environment.

Overall, six Premier Award winners were selected to recognise outstanding achievement in their field – with cash prizes of up to £2,000 available. A full list of winners can be found here.

The platform allows subcontractors to preview BIM models for free

Based on “version control” software developed by computer scientist Dr Jozef Doboš as part of his doctorate at University College London, the project is a collaboration between his company, 3D Repo, and the Association of Interior Specialists & Federation of Plastering and Drywall Contractors (AIS FPDC).

Announcing the results, the CIOB judging panel said: “The entries to the CIOB I&R Awards continue to impress and surpass expectations, and it’s immensely encouraging to see both the high volume – more than 160 from 18 different countries – and the high quality of applications.” 

Speaking about 3D Repo, the judging panel said: “This open data innovation is an example of an open source approach to improving best practice in data management and analysis.

“This innovation is particularly impressive for the way it uses open source software as a basis for improving the accessibility to, and utilisation of, data that has already been created. It allows greater interaction and better quality decision making for different parties, including engineers, clients and construction professionals, in any one project.”

Doboš, CEO of 3D Repo, added, “We are delighted to achieve this recognition from the CIOB and to join the illustrious list of past winners. Winning the Digital Innovation Award is a credit to our dedicated team and our innovation designed to make the construction industry better for everyone.”

Read an interview with Bid4Free creator Dr Jozef Doboš

Main image: Tim Scully and Dr Josef Dobos from 3D Repo

This innovation allows greater interaction and better quality decision making for different parties, including engineers, clients and construction professionals, in any one project.– International Innovation & Research Awards judging panel