ENGINEERING TECH

Autodesk Construction Cloud Global Focus Expands with ISO 19650 Compliant Workflows

Autodesk | June 07, 2021

Autodesk, Inc. announced a new series of workflows for Autodesk Construction Cloud that can help customers comply with ISO 19650, a global design and construction information management standard. These new workflows offer a robust set of tools to define a structured and standardized process for publishing, sharing, and storing project information. Global customers using Autodesk Build, Autodesk BIM Collaborate and Collaborate Pro, Autodesk Takeoff, and Autodesk Docs can now also choose to primarily store their project data in Europe – a common customer request for projects in the region.

Standardization across the construction industries allows teams to build more efficiently and create more vital collaboration among all project and company stakeholders. ISO 19650 was introduced to ensure firms meet specific requirements, including standard naming conventions often defined by each country, and calls for project data to be stored and managed in particular ways. The uniformity helps teams streamline processes, become more efficient, and create a safer, more secure, and more predictable approach to data governance.


New workflows to support ISO 19650

Designed and developed in close collaboration with Autodesk customers, new workflows within Autodesk Construction Cloud empower teams to efficiently configure, organize and distribute documents across the project lifecycle to support ISO 19650 requirements. Specifically, customers can:

•Preview and enforce naming standards: teams can now create, manage and implement naming standards across project files to ensure all file names align with standardizations set forth by the project team. Document controllers can quickly get started with a standard naming template to create and enforce the project naming standard.

•Validate the naming standard: users can automate file uploads and ensure the files conform with a project’s naming standard to help teams comply with ISO 19650.

•Identify non-conforming files and place them in a Holding Area: when a mix of files are uploaded to a destination folder, some files may not conform to the enforced naming standard. The Holding Area allows files with conforming names to be uploaded and automatically moves non-conforming files to a Holding Area to continue the validation and upload process.

•Increase efficiency with integrations: users can also leverage native naming standard integrations across Revit, AutoCAD, and Desktop Connector to enforce standards across project phases.

Regional project data storage in Europe

Autodesk customers using Autodesk Build, Autodesk BIM Collaborate, BIM Collaborate Pro, Autodesk Takeoff, and Autodesk Docs can now choose to store their project data in Europe primarily. Customers often request both ISO 19650 compliance and data storage proximity on European projects. By providing customers with the option to primarily store project data in Europe and new workflows targeted at helping companies comply with ISO 19650 measures, Autodesk empowers construction teams throughout the world to stay competitive during the bidding process.

Autodesk Docs will be available as a standalone subscription.

Autodesk also announced today it would be releasing Autodesk Docs as a standalone purchase option within the next several weeks. Autodesk Docs is the centralized data management platform that underpins Autodesk Construction Cloud. Previously, Autodesk Docs was included with any subscription for Autodesk Construction Cloud and the AEC Collection. Teams will then be able to leverage the power of Autodesk’s common data environment with Autodesk Docs as a standalone solution to create a single source of truth across the project lifecycle.

About Autodesk
Autodesk makes software for people who make things. Suppose you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film. In that case, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything.

Spotlight

It is a long-held belief in the construction industry that there must be a trade-off among time, quality and cost. The lean construction movement challenges that notion. Through the use of lean construction tools like time-lapse cameras that provide photographic documentation and virtual site access, project managers can improve planning and control, maximize value and minimize waste throughout the construction process.

Spotlight

It is a long-held belief in the construction industry that there must be a trade-off among time, quality and cost. The lean construction movement challenges that notion. Through the use of lean construction tools like time-lapse cameras that provide photographic documentation and virtual site access, project managers can improve planning and control, maximize value and minimize waste throughout the construction process.

Related News

ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION,CONSTRUCTION

SafeAI and Obayashi Operate Autonomous Vehicle on a Construction Site in Japan

SafeAI | July 25, 2022

SafeAI, a global leader in autonomous solutions for heavy equipment, in partnership with Obayashi Corporation hosted nearly 150 visitors to view its retrofitted autonomous Caterpillar 725, operating on a construction site in Japan for the first time ever. The demos, which took place over a two week period, brought together delegates from nearly 50 organizations across the construction industry ecosystem, including leading OEM, general contractors, technology companies, universities and research groups and Japanese government entities responsible for regulation. In addition to winning buy-in from key stakeholders, the demos mark a critical first step toward securing approval from the government and industry organizations to bring autonomous construction to Japan. Prior to the public demo, SafeAI and Obayashi spent 6 weeks extensively testing in a Japanese environment to confirm all the features previously developed in the US-based proof of concept (POC), which was completed in California in November 2021. Japanese regulations were not originally designed to support the use of autonomous vehicles for off-road construction. Yet, this technology is poised to unlock smarter, safer, more sustainable and productive construction sites. Self-driving assets enable companies to add thousands of hours of productivity annually, completing major projects 20% faster and at 25% lower cost—empowering the industry to overcome chronic deadline, budget and safety issues. “At SafeAI, we’re committed to making heavy industry safer and more productive for companies around the world. In partnership with Obayashi, and through the joint demonstration of an autonomous construction vehicle in Japan, we are making major strides towards achieving that goal, From here, we are focused on securing autonomous vehicle buy-in from the government/industry organizations and executing a ramp up plan for the construction industry that starts in Japan and expands globally from there.” -Bibhrajit Halder, founder and CEO of SafeAI. Following the successful completion of ground breaking demos, SafeAI will continue to work with the government and industry consortium groups to review findings and evaluate regulatory changes around autonomous construction. We firmly believe the future of the construction industry is dependent on off-road autonomy and we’re committed to bringing this technology to Japan where it will have a massive impact on safety, sustainability, and productivity by partnering with SafeAI, said Mr. Shinya Sugiura at Obayashi. The Japanese construction market poses a great opportunity for autonomous technology and the recent demos that were conducted in Japan not only confirm the functionality of the system we built, but have showcased the global viability and impact of autonomous construction projects. Obayashi is a recipient of the special award in pioneering activity category of the 5th JAPAN Construction International Award sponsored by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), which cements the company as a leader in the Japanese construction industry and recognizes SafeAI’s joint development of this cutting edge system. SafeAI’s autonomous solution is powered by industry-specific AI technology and utilizes onboard processing power to enable real-time decision making. From using the latest multimodal sensors (LiDAR, radar, camera) to detect surroundings, to perception-based localization with GNSS, SafeAI leverages the most advanced technologies on the market to bring more effective, efficient and scalable autonomy to heavy industry. Additionally, the company uses a retrofit model to empower companies to upgrade existing equipment, regardless of manufacturer or vehicle type, instead of limiting companies to purchasing new, manufacturer-built autonomous vehicles, which is costly and more difficult to scale. About SafeAI- SafeAI is a global autonomous solutions provider for heavy equipment leaders focused on advancing modern industry. SafeAI retrofits heavy equipment for autonomous applications in mining and construction to serve a massive ecosystem of industry players with complex needs. By building a software platform with the most advanced, industry-specific AI, SafeAI enables equipment owners to transform existing machines into self-operating robotic assets. SafeAI is based in Santa Clara, CA. About Obayashi- Obayashi Corporation has delivered solutions to infrastructure challenges across the globe. Founded in 1892, Obayashi has provided a full range of general contractor services in both public and private works such as Tokyo Central Station, Kansai International Airport, TOKYO SKYTREE, Dubai Metro project, Jewel Changi Airport, and Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge. Other services include R&D, design, urban development, maintenance, and renewable energy.

Read More

DESIGN,ENGINEERING TECH,CONSTRUCTION

NV5 Acquires KMK Technologies, Strengthens Building Technology Solutions

NV5 | September 17, 2022

NV5 Global, Inc. (the “Company” or “NV5”) (Nasdaq: NVEE), a provider of technology, conformity assessment, and consulting solutions, announced today that it has acquired KMK Technologies, LLC. (KMK), a provider of technology design and consulting services. KMK serves public and private sector clients that require advanced audiovisual, lighting, security, and IT systems for their facilities. The acquisition was made with a combination of cash and stock and will be immediately accretive to NV5’s earnings. KMK has designed the building technology infrastructure for numerous high-profile projects, and we look forward to integrating these capabilities into our Buildings and Clean Energy business. NV5’s ability to deliver both MEP and technology design provides a competitive advantage on projects requiring integrated technical capabilities, and the acquisition of KMK strengthens NV5’s position as a leader in building systems design and consulting, said Dickerson Wright, PE, Chairman & CEO of NV5. “We are pleased to welcome KMK to the NV5 team as it strengthens our technology design and consulting capabilities.” -Ben Heraud, COO of Buildings and Clean Energy Solutions at NV5. About KMK Technologies: Headquartered in Monroeville, NJ, KMK engineers serve facility owners and architects through world-class technology consulting and specialize in the design of audiovisual, security, Lighting, and IT infrastructure. About NV5: NV5 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of technology, conformity assessment, and consulting solutions for public and private sector clients supporting sustainable infrastructure, utility, and building assets and systems. The Company focuses on multiple verticals: testing, inspection & consulting, infrastructure engineering, utility services, buildings & program management, environmental health sciences, and geospatial technology services to deliver innovative, sustainable solutions to complex issues and improve lives in our communities. NV5 operates out of more than 100 offices nationwide and abroad.

Read More

CONSTRUCTION

BMS CAT Acquires Highland Construction

Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT | August 19, 2022

BMS CAT is proud to announce the acquisition of Highland Construction. Highland has three operating locations in eastern North Carolina – the main branch is in Fayetteville, with facilities also in Raleigh and Wilmington. This acquisition gives BMS CAT four operating branches covering the state of North Carolina, including Charlotte. Highland has been in business since 1981, and provides residential and commercial services for mitigation and reconstruction. "BMS CAT is pleased to announce our strategic acquisition of Highland Construction. We have viewed the North Carolina marketplace as a key geography in our company's growth strategy. Kenny Strickland has built a tremendous business over the last 41 years, and we are excited to merge our two rich cultures together as one company. By doing so, we will be able to provide the best restoration and construction services to our combined customers. Highland Construction's commitment to quality is exemplified through their remarkable team of employees." -Tom Head, President & CEO of Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT. Highland's partnership with BMS CAT is an incredible opportunity for our employees, our customers, and the areas we serve. It allows us to take on bigger and more complex projects while maintaining our high-quality standards; It gives our team access to even greater professional opportunities; and, it gives our markets even more support when and where they need it most. It's a very exciting partnership, said Kenny Strickland, former President of Highland Construction. Today's announcement is the eighth in a strategic plan of acquisitions to support BMS CAT growth. The company previously acquired North Carolina-based Diamond Restoration, Michigan-based Jarvis Restoration, Pennsylvania-based FireDEX of Pittsburgh, South Carolina-based CATCON, Pennsylvania-based Mellon Certified Restoration and Florida-based Guardian Restoration. About Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT: Started in 1948 as a furniture and dye shop, Blackmon Mooring has grown to become a leader in each service area it practices – from fire and water restoration to storm damage recovery. The earliest founders of Blackmon Mooring built their business on reliability, quality and superior customer service. In 1981, the company expanded its reach globally with the addition of the BMS CAT division and since then, it has responded to some of the world's most devastating disasters. Today, the company follows the same principles it was founded upon, and always remembers that the customer is the cornerstone of the business.

Read More