BIM in brief 13.12.22: Cemex Ventures names top four construction start-ups

Cemex Ventures annual construction start-up competition
A round-up of BIM and digital construction stories that you might have missed in the past month.
Cemex Ventures names top start-ups of 2022

Four US-based construction technology start-ups secured gold medals in Cemex Ventures’ annual start-up competition. Carbon Limit’s carbon negative cement technology reduces the carbon footprint of concrete and turns it into a CO2 sponge.
Exodigo (already featured in Time Magazines annual best inventions list a month ago) uses sensors and AI technology to non-invasively identify utilities and other underground assets.

Soil Connect, meanwhile, is a dirt and aggregates marketplace that connects those who have soil and aggregates with those who need it. And Automatic Construction creates cast-in-place concrete buildings using pre-fabricated inflatable concrete formwork.

Dave Peacock joins Operance

Dave Peacock has joined Operance as head of digital services. He was previously head of digital at multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Rolton Group, and before that he was technical director at TÜV SÜD.

Cristina Savian: new nima ambassador

Cristina Savian, founder and CEO of international management consultancy BE-WISE, has been named as an international ambassador for nima (formerly the UK BIM Alliance). ”I could not be more proud to have been chosen as an ambassador. I look forward to becoming an ‘IMfluencer’ to inspire, influence, connect, support and transform one of the most foundational industries of our society.“

Sarah Rock joins Boodle Hatfield

Sarah Rock, a non-contentious construction and design lawyer, has joined Boodle Hatfield. She was previously at Fladgate. Rock advises clients in relation to design and construction matters. She specialises in transactional advice relating to a range of developments, particularly sporting projects and digital construction.

K2 appoints new head of data and digital

Project management, cost management and construction management specialist K2 Consultancy has appointed Nick Stepanov, formerly of Mott MacDonald, as its new head of data and digital. He is standardising and enhancing ways of working in terms of skills, processes, technology and data.

Defect management platform accredited by quality board

Defect management platform Clixifix has been accredited as a supply partner to the New Homes Quality Board. Clixifix gives residents, subcontractors and customer care teams access to secure configurable portals, creates tickets, delegates jobs, and collaborates with stakeholders.

Alongside the main portal is a technicians’ app and one for customer engagement, that provides geolocation mapping and messaging technology, real-time tracking of the service technician, accurate ETAs, and two-way communication.

Assa Abloy launches BIM app

Assa Abloy Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has launched its new Openings Studio app. It is a cloud-based, custom configuration tool for the creation, visualisation, modification, and management of door openings. Openings Studio provides access to complete doorset information at all stages from product concept to product care.

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