ENGINEERING TECH, CONSTRUCTION
Graphisoft | March 21, 2023
Graphisoft, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software solutions developer for architecture and engineering, today introduced Archicad Collaborate. This subscription-based offer combines award-winning Archicad for architectural design with BIMcloud SaaS for fast, efficient, secure access to shared projects in real-time — all at an affordable price point.
Unlike other BIM software providers that charge additional fees for cloud services, Archicad Collaborate lowers the barrier to entry by offering award-winning BIMcloud SaaS as part of the Archicad subscription price in the user-friendly online Graphisoft Store. "Customers demand powerful solutions that are easy to acquire, learn, and use," said Márton Kiss, Vice President of Product Success at Graphisoft. "Archicad Collaborate allows practices to acquire both Archicad and BIMcloud SaaS at a price even smaller firms can afford."
Archicad Collaborate includes:
Archicad— a robust design solution with a world-renowned user-friendly interface that makes it the most efficient and intuitive BIM software on the market.
BIMcloud Software as a Service — users access their data via a secure cloud solution for fast, flexible, secure access to shared projects in real time.
Exclusive data and collaboration services that maximize the value of the subscription, including access to Graphisoft Learn courses and training materials; emergency licenses and technical support; Redshift by Maxon, a high-end rendering tool; PARAM-O, a parametric object design tool; the Library Part Maker add-on for creating detailed Library objects; and Python API for customized and automated Archicad workflows.
When asked about the benefits of using Archicad with BIMcloud SaaS, Peter Snellman, Partner and Design Director at Tillberg Design said, "Working on the same Archicad model from different countries, we have fewer problems."
"With Archicad Collaborate, you can start your project on BIMcloud SaaS, a secure cloud platform built for sharing and collaborating with your team — without additional hardware investments or IT experience," Márton Kiss added. "Using Archicad's powerful and proven tools, you can design great buildings with your team and share them with customers and clients — anywhere in the world!"
Graphisoft® empowers teams to design great buildings through award-winning software solutions, learning programs, and professional services for the AEC industry. Our award-winning products and solutions support OPEN BIM for workflow transparency, longevity, and data accessibility for built assets. Archicad®, the architects' BIM software of choice, offers a complete end-to-end design and documentation workflow for architectural and integrated architectural and engineering practices of any size. BIMx®, the most popular mobile and web BIM app, extends the BIM experience to include all stakeholders in the building design, delivery, and operations lifecycle. BIMcloud®, the AEC industry's first and most advanced cloud-based team collaboration solution, makes real-time collaboration possible across the globe regardless of the size of the project and the speed or quality of the team members' network connection. DDScad solutions support users with intelligent Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) design tools, integrated calculations, and comprehensive documentation of all building system disciplines. DDScad Architect & Construction is developed for architects, building contractors, and industrialized timber frame housing manufacturers in Scandinavian markets. Graphisoft is part of the Nemetschek Group.
Design projects of any size with Archicad's powerful built-in tools and user-friendly interface that make it the most efficient and intuitive BIM software on the market. Graphisoft's award-winning software solution supports OPEN BIM for workflow transparency, longevity, and data accessibility for built assets. Featuring out-of-the-box design documentation, one-click publishing, photo-realistic rendering, and best-in-class analysis, Archicad lets architects focus on what they do best: design great buildings. Discover Archicad.
About BIMcloud SaaS
BIMcloud Software as a Service enables real-time, secure teamwork between architects and other professionals in the cloud. With a BIMcloud SaaS subscription, users can access their dedicated BIMcloud hosted and managed by Graphisoft. No IT setup is required – simply launch the service to share Teamwork projects in the cloud.
ENGINEERING TECH, CONSTRUCTION
WSB | March 14, 2023
On March 13, 2023, Bentley Systems, a prominent provider of software for infrastructure engineering, disclosed a collaborative effort with WSB to boost the use of digital twins in the civil infrastructure industry.
To enable the civil infrastructure sector to adopt digital workflows and leverage the potential of construction digital twins, WSB has launched a novel digital advisory service and construction management solution powered by Bentley's SYNCHRO. The company has also become the inaugural member of the Bentley Digital Integrator Program for construction, available to engineering and project delivery firms that meet the eligibility criteria.
Bentley and WSB's initiative of digital construction management is changing the way infrastructure projects are carried out by combining cutting-edge technology with expert knowledge and creative solutions.
Their initiative of digital construction management is changing the way infrastructure projects are carried out by combining cutting-edge technology with expert knowledge and creative solutions. The capacity to produce constructible models from existing 2D plan sets and connect project, document management, and contract to the future of design—a 3D/4D/5D constructible model—are some of the critical services. Through this program, they hope to provide constructors access to the most advanced model-based construction management solution.
Carsten Gerke, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships with Bentley Systems, remarked, "Owners and construction firms realize that new digital workflows are needed to meet infrastructure demands. Applying these digital workflows successfully requires a deep understanding of technology, processes, and data."
(Source – Business Wire)
Jon Chiglo, Chief Operating Officer of WSB, added, "WSB is committed to delivering innovative, reliable, and secure solutions through the use of advanced technology. We believe the successful deployment of an operational 3D model drives transparency, maximizes return on investment, makes possible true lifecycle planning, and drives collaboration to connect and align all stakeholders."
(Source – Business Wire)
WSB is a design and consultancy firm that provides services in more than 25 complementary areas, specializing in engineering, environmental protection, urban planning, and building construction. Established in 1995 and based in Minneapolis (MN), WSB serves customers from across the country, operating through 15 offices. Its dedicated professionals monitor and improve people's interactions with communities, transportation, infrastructure, energy, and the environment.
STACK Construction Technologies | March 20, 2023
STACK Construction Technologies is leading the pack when it comes to implementing robust security protocols. As measured by SecurityScorecard, STACK's ranking of 97/100 delivers an A grade to its state-of-the-art network security, DNS health, IP reputation, social engineering, and more. In comparison to competitors and other Construction Tech leaders, like Autodesk (81/100) and Procore (94/100), respectively, STACK is proud to be raising the bar and setting a new standard.
"At STACK, we strive to nurture a culture of security awareness, ensuring that every employee understands their role and the importance of safeguarding our systems and customer data," said Robert Vazquez, STACK's Chief Information and Security Officer. "We believe that independent and transparent evaluation is crucial to maintaining the highest standards of security and building trust with our customers. That's why we regularly engage independent third parties to conduct thorough evaluations of our security practices and provide valuable insights to help us continuously improve our security posture."
This remarkable dedication to data security comes at a time when the average cost of a data breach for small business is estimated at $2.98 million, and 65,000 vulnerabilities were discovered in small businesses in 2022, up 21% from the previous year. As an industry that's been slow to adopt newer technologies, construction can be a prime target.
That's why STACK is leading the way and has established a comprehensive system of robust data security protocols to mitigate risk. The company has expanded its SOC 2 compliance from construction to preconstruction solutions, ensuring security through a rigorous auditing process. STACK also implements Auth0 single sign-on (SSO), user management, and identity analytics, further protecting user data.
Its best-in-class engineering teams, HR, workforce enablement, and leadership are the backbone to its data security success. STACK also provides ongoing training and education to its employees to ensure they are aware of the latest threats and best practices for data security.
About STACK Construction Technologies
From project evaluation to completion, contractors use STACK's cloud-based software to help run their business and maximize their profits. Our preconstruction solutions enable fast and accurate takeoff and estimating, as well as providing a centralized hub where plans, specs, and other construction documents can be stored, evaluated, measured, and shared. Our construction solutions power real-time field and project collaboration by allowing teams to quickly and easily review, annotate, compare, and share plans, anywhere, from any device. STACK's superior collaboration tools ultimately improve project outcomes and profitability for contractors.