What Does OpenBIM Mean To You?

What does OpenBIM mean to you?   BuildingSMART defines OpenBIM as: “a collaborative process that is inclusive of all participants, promoting interoperability to benefit projects and assets throughout their lifecycle… a universal approach to...

A Glimpse of xbim Flex

One of our co-founders Andy Ward presented an overview of xbim and their cloud platform Flex at the Glimpse of the Future event on 8 December 2020. If you missed the event but want to know more about what we have been working on then you can catch up with the...
Computer Aided Communication

Computer Aided Communication

CAD stands for “Computer Aided Design” but should really be “Computer Aided Drawing” because computers were not providing any great aid to the design until recent times. Most of the CAD systems are merely digitised drawing boards. Instead of drawing lines on a paper,...
Separation of concerns in construction

Separation of concerns in construction

Separation of Concerns (SoC) is one of the common design principles used in software development . In more general terms, it means that “The product should be separated into distinct sections where each section addresses a separate concern. A concern is a set of...
DRY communication in construction

DRY communication in construction

Most of us in the industry are aware of the benefits of dry construction, but what about DRY communication?. DRY is an acronym for: “Don’t Repeat Yourself !” Originating in software design and development, it means that : “Every piece of knowledge...
Distributed CDE with Flex

Distributed CDE with Flex

The key goal of the ISO 19650 series of standards (former BS/PAS 1192) is to help the construction industry to create and maintain “structured repositories of information needed for making decisions during the whole life cycle of a built environment asset”. Common...