Category Archives: AEC

ViewAQC Available for Revit 2023

NAPLES, FL, Dec 1, 2022 – 26 Degrees Software (26DS) has announced ViewAQC is available for Revit 2023. Currently, ViewAQC is used by 7 of the top 16 ENR 2022 Top 500 Design Firms including: Jacobs, AECOM, Tetra Tech, HDR, Parsons, Black & Veatch, and Gensler.

26 Degrees Software

As a Revit application providing management of live view references across multi-model Revit projects, ViewAQC usage has grown 35% in the past 6 months for existing and new clients. ViewAQC has been and is currently used on multi-model projects using Autodesk’s Revit Server, Collaboration for Revit (C4R), BIM 360 / BIM Collaboration Pro and the Autodesk Construction Cloud.

ViewAQC’s unique functionality is critical to coordinating large BIM project document sets to cross-reference views between multiple Revit models. No duplication of Revit views or sheets is required.

Click here to read more about ViewAQC’s 45-day ROI details.

About 26 Degrees Software LLC

26 Degrees Software LLC provides comprehensive, project-centric and experience-based BIM software & application services to the global architecture, engineering, construction and operation (AEC&O) market. ViewAQC is a QAQC application designed for referencing and coordinating views across multiple models of a Revit project. It manages and references views from any model into any other model. ViewAQC ships for use with Revit 2021, 2022 & 2023 using any office network environment and any Autodesk cloud environment including BIM360, Collaboration for Revit (C4R), and Revit Server. ViewAQC can be used with any Revit 2D, 2.5D, 3D view types along with drafting & detailing views.

For more information, visit www.26degreessoftware.com.

Datumate, Procore Partner for Heavy Civil Construction

YOKNEAM, Israel, Nov 30, 2022 – Datumate, a leading ConTech infrastructure construction data analytics company, announced its partnership with Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of construction management software.

This partnership will give joint Procore and Datumate customers visibility into their construction, together with actionable project execution metrics extracted from the field. The integrated solution solves a key industry challenge by giving project stakeholders up-to-date data for better decision making, improved efficiency and accelerated project delivery.

“Our partnership with Procore is an important step in the digital transformation of infrastructure construction,” said Dror Friedman, CEO of Datumate. “DatuBIM complements the Procore portfolio – providing owners and contractors with a complete lifecycle management solution and the field data they need to better control budget planning and ensure project quality.”

Datumate’s DatuBIM construction analytics platform is designed and tailored for large-scale heavy civil and infrastructure projects. Through this integration, teams can easily access a single source of truth for design, plans, and As-Built data, run advanced analytics, and overlay design plans to check for deviations and potential quality issues. This facilitates better collaboration, more trust between project stakeholders, end-to-end work progress tracking and monitoring.

“We are excited to welcome Datumate to the Procore ecosystem. Their platform brings significant value to the heavy civil space and will enable infrastructure construction teams to better control project progress and capital planning in an increasingly complex reality,” added Doug Gibson, senior business development manager at Procore.

About Procore

Procore is a leading provider of construction management software. Over 1 million projects and more than $1 trillion USD in construction volume have run on Procore’s platform. Their platform connects every project stakeholder to solutions we’ve built specifically for the construction industry—for the owner, the general contractor, and the specialty contractor. Procore’s App Marketplace has a multitude of partner solutions that integrate seamlessly with their platform, giving construction professionals the freedom to connect with what works best for them. Headquartered in Carpinteria, CA, Procore has offices around the globe.

Learn more at Procore.com.

About Datumate

Datumate is a construction technology (ConTech) company that offers a cloud-based 4D infrastructure construction data analytics platform. Trusted by departments of transportation, project owners and general contractors around the world, their platform helps digitize infrastructure construction sites to reduce uncertainty, rework and costs; and enable better collaboration, monitoring and control over design validation, construction progress and inspection processes.

For more information, please visit www.datumate.com.

iNESS Selects Bentley iTwin for Data Twins of Commercial Spaces

ROCHESTER, NY, Nov 30, 2022 – iNESS 360 announced the addition of Data Twins of Commercial Spaces to Bentley Systems’ Powered by iTwin program. Data Twins of Commercial Spaces enables owners and operators to better manage the use of commercial spaces by integrating human behavior modeling with a building’s operations.

Data Twins of Commercial Spaces models human behavior and indoor circumstances to optimize space, energy usage, and operations.

iNESS converts commercial spaces into data streaming sources to model human behavior and how indoor circumstances affect that behavior by integrating the INESS system into the structure of the building. The system developed predictive models on usage trends and indoor circumstances to optimize space, energy usage, and operations without needing to invest in expensive BMS systems

By using the Bentley iTwin platform INESS will integrate the data and data models directly to the building architectural model and create a data twin of the day-cycle of the building.

“Imagine an internet where buildings are connected and talking,” said CEO Soner Haci. “In the future, anyone would be able to buy data from commercial buildings. This data is the evolution of how companies are able to interact with modern commercial spaces. INESS is proud to announce our adoption of the Bentley iTwin platform to create the next version of Data Twins for Commercial Spaces that is not only smart, but also intelligent.”

“We are very pleased to have iNESS 360 add their Data Twins of Commercial Spaces to the Powered by iTwin program,” said Adam Klatzkin, vice president, iTwin Platform, at Bentley Systems. “In doing so, iNESS 360 joins the growing ecosystem of software developers enabling digital twin solutions with the iTwin platform. Their Data Twins of Commercial Spaces solution is a great example of how digital twin technology can model human behavior with streaming data to optimize indoor space, energy usage, and operations.”

About iNESS 360

INESS is a behavioral occupancy analysis system for small-medium-sized commercial properties. INESS converts commercial spaces into data streaming sources to model human behavior and how indoor circumstances affect that behavior by integrating the INESS system into the structure of the building. The system developed predictive models on usage trends and indoor circumstances.

The models and data that are created through the INESS system are streamed into the data exchange platform where the data is sold to an ever-increasing number of vertical sectors such as marketing, consulting, smart city applications, financial and insurance markets so that building owners can monetize their data and, at the same time, optimize their operations and investments.

For more information, visit www.iness360.com.

About the Bentley iTwin Platform

The Bentley iTwin platform is an open, scalable cloud platform that enables development teams to build applications that create, visualize, and analyze digital twins of infrastructure assets. Applications built on the Bentley iTwin platform allow users to incorporate engineering data created by diverse design tools into a living digital twin, aligning it with reality modeling and other associated data without disrupting current tools or processes. The platform also enables the visualization and tracking of all changes, including changes in real-world conditions from drones and IoT-connected sensors. The Bentley iTwin platform facilitates solutions to provide actionable insights for decision-makers across the complete asset lifecycle. The Bentley iTwin platform is the foundation for applications ‘powered by iTwin’ and digital twin solutions created by Bentley and its strategic co-venturers, digital integrators, system integrators, independent software vendors, and software developers.

For more information, visit https://www.bentley.com/software/itwin-platform/.

Solibri Partners with Norwegian Imerso

HELSINKI, Finland  and OSLO, Norway, Nov 29, 2022 – Solibri, the leading provider of BIM quality assurance and quality control and part of the Nemetschek Group, announced a commercial partnership of Solibri with the Norwegian tech startup Imerso.

Solibri and the Norwegian startup Imerso signed a commercial agreement

The partnership leverages quality BIM models created by Solibri customers on-site in the construction phase through Imerso’s easy 3D Scanning and automated quality control monitoring software. Imerso is unique in how the solution enables customers to go to the next step with BIM by taking the model-based construction process to the actual site – checking that construction follows the design.

The companies have joined forces to improve the workflow between BIM and site this year, so that all data from Imerso’s inspection platform can now be easily imported for analysis in Solibri, including:

  • IFC files embedded with the current as-built status as properties, allow Solibri users to run custom rulesets and quantity takeoffs based on the real field conditions at the site.
  • BCF files of detected deviations between the onsite fieldwork and the specification of the building plans. These include the details of each reported case for easy follow-up with the responsible teams, with augmented reality screenshots, onsite location, and unique IFC ID of all objects and teams affected.
  • Automatic updating BIM to the as-built status at the press of a button, leveraging Imerso’s automated tools to eliminate countless hours of manual modeling work to keep BIM files relevant throughout the construction phase, and meet increasing Owner’s requirements for accurate BIM deliverables.

“The more customers invest into BIM, the more sense it makes to have efficient ways of tracking the built reality closely against those plans and keeping BIM relevant to project completion,” says Frederico Valente, Imerso founder, and CEO. “We are extremely excited to join forces with Solibri on our mission to drive productivity in the construction industry, and believe the combination of our products will create a fundamental change in the way BIM is used across the entire building lifecycle.”

“Taking BIM to site is one of the everlasting conversations where we have previously thought of model access, iPads, etc as solutions. Now we approach it differently by actually having a model-based workflow to ensure construction is done according to the design. People on-site don’t necessarily need to have access to the model, as long as they have the necessary knowledge of the project. With Imerso we can ensure that work is performed correctly, saving time, materials, and environment.” says Ville Kyytsönen, CEO Solibri.

The announcement comes on the heels of an investment in Imerso led by the Nemetschek Group earlier in January. Both companies will be presenting their products’ integrated workflows to visitors at this year’s edition of BIM World Munich November 22 and 23 in Germany.

About Solibri

Solibri is the leader in BIM quality assurance and quality control. Providing out-of-the-box tools for BIM validation, compliance control, design process coordination, design review, analysis, and code checking. Solibri’s corporate message is to develop and market quality assurance solutions that improve the quality of BIM-based design and make the entire design and construction process more productive and cost-effective. Solibri’s customers include major building owners, construction companies, architects and engineering firms in more than 70 countries. Solibri is part of the Nemestchek Group.

For more information, visit www.solibri.com.

About Imerso

Imerso AS (NOR) is an Oslo-based construction tech startup combining BIM, 3D Scanning and machine learning to drive productivity in the construction industry. The startup is rapidly growing its international presence, with a customer base across the Nordics and several central European countries.

About the Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC/O and the media & entertainment industries. With its intelligent software solutions, it covers the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects, guides its customers into the future of digitalization and enables them to shape the world. As one of the leading corporate groups worldwide in this sector, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the building process and improves the digital workflow for all those involved. Customers can design, build, and manage buildings more efficiently, sustainably and resource-saving. The focus is on the use of open standards (OPEN BIM). The portfolio also includes digital solutions for visualization, 3D modeling, and animation. The innovative solutions of the brands ALLPLAN, Bluebeam, Crem Solutions, dRofus, FRILO, Graphisoft, Maxon, Nevaris, RISA, SCIA, Solibri, Spacewell and Vectorworks in the four customer-oriented segments are used by approximately 6.5 million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs around 3,400 experts all over the world.

Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company achieved revenue amounting to EUR 681.5 million and an EBITDA of EUR 222.0 million in 2021.

For more information, visit www.nemetschek.com.

Newforma Releases Japanese Language Translation for ConstructEx

MANCHESTER, NH, Nov 29, 2022 – Newforma, provider of project information management (PIM) software for architects, engineers, contractors, and owners (AECO) worldwide, announces the release of a Japanese-language translation for its ConstructEx cloud-based software.

Each project team member can set their language preference in their ConstructEx user profile, including English, Spanish, and now Japanese. The translated user interface includes all menus, forms, and report screens. All ConstructEx modules have been translated, including construction administration (submittals, RFIs), project communication, document management, and field management.

ConstructEx is used by diverse project teams around the world. By providing language options, a major barrier to learning and adopting the software is removed.

About Newforma

Newforma’s industry-leading project information management (PIM) software streamlines communication, manages files and simplifies construction administration for architects, engineers, contractors, and owners. Their software will reduce the amount of time spent on administrative tasks, streamline project workflows and power real-time collaboration for project teams. Newforma software has more than 122,000 users in more than 1,200 firms.

For more information, visit newforma.com.

PlanRadar Expands Platform with QR Code Functionality

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Nov 29, 2022 – PlanRadar, the leading digital construction, real estate and facilities management platforms, has enhanced its site data management by including QR code functionality.

PlanRadar’s integration with QR Codes continues to elevate the platform as a preferred on-site documentation product, allowing users to simplify workflows and save time. QR Codes can be placed around a site to track location-specific issues or assets. The improvements will deliver greater flexibility to PlanRadar’s customer base, merging their existing work processes with the platform’s award-winning functionality, to help save time, improve work rate and accuracy whilst avoiding performance-damaging data silos.

Users scan the QR code with their camera or the PlanRadar Mobile App and the linked Ticket (task/asset information) opens automatically. This makes it fast and simple to reference specific details while at a construction site or when maintaining facilities.

PlanRadar currently supports a similar integration and workflow using near field technology, with the ability to link NFC tags to Tickets. With the addition of QR codes, users can now select their preferred technology to work on-site with PlanRadar.

Chief product officer, Clemens Hammerl stated, “We strive to give our customers the best on-site experience, making it simple to get their day-to-day work done efficiently and correctly. Linking PlanRadar to QR codes is a natural fit – reducing the time it takes to retrieve information on a project site and ensuring everything is properly documented at the precise location. QR codes and NFC tags can both be used to make a wide variety of information accessible in real-time, and users can choose which format they capture and share information.”

The new functionality makes it faster and easier to share information critical to a project’s success and can also drive greater levels of communication and collaboration between teams, creating a water-tight audit trail of decision-making in the process.

Combined with PlanRadar’s flexible platform that allows users to decide the format they capture and report information, QR codes can be used for a variety of on-site workflows, including sharing key information on construction sites, tracking equipment, health and safety inspections, managing modular build deliveries, recurring maintenance and aligning fire stopping elements in ongoing checks.

Co-CEO Ibrahim Imam added: “QR codes and the PlanRadar app are easy to use and do not require any prior knowledge or training. All you need is a mobile device. The result is a simple and cost-effective way to provide the most updated information – removing the need to replace signs on the entire construction site or in a building.”

The new functionality neatly aligns with PlanRadar’s existing features. Using offline mode, users may scan QR codes and capture information even in places without internet access. At the same time, all information is stored in accordance with the highest standards of data protection and data security according to GDPR.

PlanRadar continues to expand its feature set, following the start-ups successful $69 million ‘Series B’ investment round in January 2022. This year they launched integration solution ‘PlanRadar Connect’ and a Schedule feature to visualize projects phases and Tickets in Gantt-charts, among a multitude of other improvements to enhance customer’s experience.

To find out more about PlanRadar’s new QR code feature and the wider platform, click here.

When using QR codes, they must be ordered using specific information provided by PlanRadar. QR codes ordered without this information cannot be linked to PlanRadar Tickets. Please contact success@planradar.com for more information.

About PlanRadar 

PlanRadar is a platform- and device-independent cloud-based SaaS field management solution for documentation and communication in construction and real estate projects. It can be used for fault and task management, maintenance, building inspections, construction documentation, handovers, and more. Using a web application or apps for all smartphones and tablets (iOS, Android, and Windows), teams can share digital floor plans or BIM models, communicate, and track any kind of information. By digitizing workflows, PlanRadar reduces the frequency of errors, saves time for all parties involved, and enables enormous increases in efficiency: customers report saving up to 7 working hours a week. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, the company now enables more than 20,000 customers from 65+ countries to track, connect and solve on all Construction and Real Estate projects world-wide.

For more information, visit www.planradar.com.

FRILO v2023-1 Released for Structural Analysis, Design

STUTTGART, Germany, Nov 29, 2022 – FRILO Software GmbH has successfully delivered software version 2023-1. With this update, the provider of innovative solutions for structural analysis and structural design is launching four new PLUS programs – including the continuous beam DLT. In addition, an interface between SCIA Engineer and FRILO ensures significantly more efficiency in the design of masonry structures.

Insights into the new functionalities (c) FRILO Software GmbH

The highlight of the new FRILO version is the provision of the refurbished continuous beam DLT as a PLUS program. The most widely used FRILO solution, which can be used to calculate single-span and continuous beams made of reinforced concrete, steel and timber with any number of spans with or without cantilevers, has been transferred to the modern, user-friendly PLUS interface as part of the software update. With the help of interactive graphical input, system dimensions can now be adjusted quickly and clearly using adaptive dimensional chains. Another special feature is the new interactive and intuitive reinforcement guide, which can be used to generate individually designed reinforcement graphics. Despite all the innovations, however, the unique selling point of the DLT+, with its effortless switching between the materials wood, steel and reinforced concrete, remains unchanged.

ZÜ: New special solutions for steel construction

With the programs Chimney Steel S8+ and Antenna Design ATB+, two smart special solutions for steel construction have been developed. The two new FRILO programs now enable structural engineers to calculate steel chimneys according to DIN EN 1993-3-2 and antenna masts according to DIN EN 1993-3-1 reliably and easily. The solutions are tailored to the special requirements for the design of the corresponding structures and are equipped with the modern, user-friendly PLUS interface. In particular, the automatic determination of wind loads as well as the determination of equivalent forces due to vortex-excited transverse vibrations offer users great added value.

ZÜ: Efficient design of masonry structures with SCIA and FRILO

Starting from a 3D model in SCIA Engineer, users will in future be able to simply extract individual walls and wall sections and transfer them to the FRILO masonry program MWX+ via the newly programmed interface. During the transfer, all information on materials, load cases and actions as well as boundary conditions already known in the 3D model of SCIA are automatically taken into account. This means that the data does not have to be entered manually in FRILO again. This saves time and reduces sources of error. In MWX+, the corresponding verifications for the structural safety of individual walls can then be performed easily and reliably. “With the new workflow, SCIA and FRILO bring together the advantages of both software solutions to ensure a highly efficient way of working when designing masonry structures,” says Markus Gallenberger, CEO of both companies.

ZÜ: More options for the design of timber foundations and frame corners

With the new FD+ PRO add-on module, the scope of services for foundation design has been significantly extended. For different limit states, special foundation verifications and verification techniques as well as additional load approaches and geometry definitions have been added. The new PLUS program HO6+ Frame Corner can be used to design connections of flexurally rigid frame corners of glulam hall trusses that are designed with dowel circles (one or two circles) of bar dowels, dowels of special design or with finger joints (one or two joints).

ZÜ: Design of carbon concrete with CARBOrefit

CARBOrefit is an innovative method for reinforcing reinforced concrete with carbon concrete. For uniaxially bending stressed rectangular cross-sections, the latest FRILO version now allows to define reinforcements for the bending load capacity with CARBOrefit according to approval. With the cooperation with CRABOCON GmbH, FRILO paves the way to contribute as a software provider to more sustainability and climate efficiency in the construction industry. “With CARBOrefit, there exists an economical, building authority-regulated and resource-saving method for reinforcement with carbon concrete. Therefore, we are pleased to have implemented the first corresponding verifications in our software and to expand the offer step by step together with CARBOCON,” says Markus Gallenberger and adds: “The many new features and innovations support structural engineers in making their busy daily work more efficient.”

About FRILO

FRILO has been offering both powerful and user-friendly software solutions for structural calculations for over 40 years and has become a leading provider in this field on the German market. Thanks to the modular system underlying the innovative product portfolio, the load-bearing capacity of individual components of different design and material variants can be verified separately and precisely. With more than 150 calculation programs, it is ensured that the available solutions accurately meet the requirements of a structural engineer’s everyday work. FRILO, with its headquarters in Stuttgart, has been integrated into the Nemetschek Group as an independent brand since 1999.

For more information, visit www.frilo.eu.

About the Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC/O and the media & entertainment industries. With its intelligent software solutions, it covers the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects, guides its customers into the future of digitalization and enables them to shape the world. As one of the leading corporate groups worldwide in this sector, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the building process and improves the digital workflow for all those involved. Customers can design, build, and manage buildings more efficiently, sustainably and resource-saving. The focus is on the use of open standards (OPEN BIM). The portfolio also includes digital solutions for visualization, 3D modeling, and animation. The innovative solutions of the brands ALLPLAN, Bluebeam, Crem Solutions, dRofus, FRILO, Graphisoft, Maxon, Nevaris, RISA, SCIA, Solibri, Spacewell and Vectorworks in the four customer-oriented segments are used by approximately 6.5 million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs around 3,400 experts all over the world.

Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company achieved revenue amounting to EUR 681.5 million and an EBITDA of EUR 222.0 million in 2021.

For more information, visit www.nemetschek.com.

Solibri Inside Introduced for Model Checking

MUNICH, Germany and HELSINKI, Finland, Nov 28, 2022 – The Nemetschek Group brand Solibri announced the launch of a new cloud-based service offering: Solibri Inside. The SaaS (Software-as-a-service) based solution provides in-design model checking for users of Allplan, Graphisoft Archicad, and Vectorworks, further improving the quality of digital construction. Integrating this solution into the Nemetschek authoring tools is another step towards a more open, efficient and sustainable construction lifecycle.

Created as a solution for designers, Solibri Inside works as a native feature that can be used within the authoring tool and can run checks within a SaaS based environment whenever the designer wishes. With the tool, the designer does not need to export the model and open other software to perform model checking. The innovative solution comes inbuilt within Nemetschek authoring tools Allplan, Graphisoft Archicad and Vectorworks and can be easily accessed directly in the user interface of the authoring tool. The integrated quality checking significantly saves time for the designer, ensuring all details are correct, before submitting the BIM to the coordination workflow.

“Solibri’s solution offering in BIM quality assurance has always been pivotal in developing and promoting OPEN BIM. Designers can focus on their core work, and yet trust that it is both buildable and ready for sharing. This is something that drives this industry in the right direction. Again, we see Nemetschek Group driving positive industry change,” says Viktor Várkonyi, chief division officer for the Planning & Design Division and member of the Executive Board at the Nemetschek Group.

“Solibri’s mission is to improve the quality of digital construction, it is fully dependent on quality and information content in the BIM. Today we are taking a leap forward in addressing the quality of model to make it better the first time around, reducing the iterations. This will save time and effort and give more time for designer to focus on the things they enjoy doing the most,” adds Ville Kyytsönen, CEO of Solibri.

The first release of Solibri Inside allows checking of Door & Window clearances and the supporting Level of Information (LOI). The service comes as a standard free package within Allplan, Graphisoft Archicad, and Vectorworks. The Premium paid package gives access to additional features.

About the Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC/O and the media & entertainment industries. With its intelligent software solutions, it covers the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects, guides its customers into the future of digitalization and enables them to shape the world. As one of the leading corporate groups worldwide in this sector, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the building process and improves the digital workflow for all those involved. Customers can design, build, and manage buildings more efficiently, sustainably and resource-saving. The focus is on the use of open standards (OPEN BIM). The portfolio also includes digital solutions for visualization, 3D modeling, and animation. The innovative solutions of the brands ALLPLAN, Bluebeam, Crem Solutions, dRofus, FRILO, Graphisoft, Maxon, Nevaris, RISA, SCIA, Solibri, Spacewell and Vectorworks in the four customer-oriented segments are used by approximately 6.5 million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs around 3,400 experts all over the world.

Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company achieved revenue amounting to EUR 681.5 million and an EBITDA of EUR 222.0 million in 2021.

For more information, visit www.nemetschek.com.

About Solibri

Solibri is the leader in BIM Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Providing out of the box tools for BIM validation, compliance control, design process coordination, design review, analysis and code checking. Solibri’s corporate message is to develop and market quality assurance solutions that improve the quality of BIM-based design and make the entire design and construction process more productive and cost effective. Solibri’s customers include major building owners, construction companies, architects and engineering firms in more than 70 countries. Solibri is part of the Nemetschek Group.