Big raise for AI-powered construction tech bringing Street View to builders

ZDNet | August 26, 2019

OpenSpace, a company that utilizes helmet-mounted cameras and some fancy stitching software to create Street View-like scenes of jobs in progress, has just landed $14 million in Series A funding. The company's tech is deployed globally in construction projects worth more than $50 billion. I covered OpenSpace last year when the company emerged from stealth. Office workers have had the ability to create, edit, share, and revisit their work for a long time, but that has never truly existed in the construction industry, Jeevan Kalanithi, co-founder of OpenSpace, told ZDNet at the time. That's because creating, storing, searching, localizing, and indexing visual data from the real world has never really been possible until now.

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Electrical engineering encompasses a broad range of subdisciplines included electronics, RF, controls, signal processing, instrumentation, power, and much more. This video covers a quick overview of those fields and then goes into the electrical engineering undergrad curriculum you can expect. Note that all schools are a little different so don't take this as a guarantee, but hopefully this gives a good overview of what to expect.

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Electrical engineering encompasses a broad range of subdisciplines included electronics, RF, controls, signal processing, instrumentation, power, and much more. This video covers a quick overview of those fields and then goes into the electrical engineering undergrad curriculum you can expect. Note that all schools are a little different so don't take this as a guarantee, but hopefully this gives a good overview of what to expect.

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Ouellet Partners with BIMsmith to Launch New BIM Tools for Architects and Engineers

Ouellet | January 17, 2022

Ouellet Canada Inc., an international manufacturer and distributor of electric heating products, has announced a partnership with BIMsmith, the leading product research platform for building professionals, for the development of new Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools for architects, engineers, and other construction professionals. The partnership involves the creation of data-rich digital models of Ouellet products that integrate seamlessly with BIM design workflows used by building professionals globally. Each product model contains key data to represent geometric, electrical, and performance capabilities of each product, streamlining design workflows and providing building professionals with key data early in the design process. Each product model is designed to integrate natively with Autodesk Revit, the leading architectural design software worldwide. The partnership also involves the publishing of Ouellet products on BIMsmith Market, the leading cloud platform used by architects and engineers to conduct building product research, placing Ouellet in front of a global audience of building design professionals. "For more than half a century, Ouellet has prioritized the continued success of its customers and stakeholders wherever possible,Our new BIM tools are yet another way that we can support not just architects and engineers, but every contributor throughout the entire building design process." -Owen Suchar, US National Sales Manager at Ouellet Ouellet provides architects and other building professionals with a tremendous depth of product and industry expertise," said Benjamin Glunz, CEO at BIMsmith. "We are excited to partner with Ouellet to help expand their support of architecture and engineering professionals everywhere. About Ouellet Ouellet Canada, headquartered in l'Islet on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, designs, manufactures, distributes, and markets standard, custom-made, and distinctive electric heating products. Learn more about Ouellet Canada at www.ouellet.com. About BIMsmith BIMsmith®, the leading cloud-based building product discovery and selection platform, cultivates global business-to-business relationships between building industry professionals and building product manufacturers. Through direct integration of real product data into the BIM workflow, BIMsmith continues to shape the future of building science technology, placing its clients at the forefront of BIM innovation while addressing the true needs of industry professionals.

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AIA and Anguleris partner to enhance building product research and selection

AIA & Anguleris | September 23, 2021

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Anguleris are partnering to elevate and enhance the relationship between architects and building product manufacturers (BPM). Aligning with the AIA's commitment to sustainability in the built environment and the use of healthy building materials in those buildings, Anguleris creates technologies that streamline building product research and selection for architects. The Anguleris portfolio includes globally-recognized platforms canvassing BIM, specifications, and samples, all of which enable manufacturers to advance their development of an informed product selection strategy. "As the architecture profession becomes increasingly committed to sustainability and health as key drivers of design and construction, materials and material science are becoming more critical to effective outcomes," said AIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. "The depth, quality, and delivery of information assets to help inform architects is not consistent across the building products industry. Our work with Anguleris will change that." Building products are evolving at a rate that has not been previously seen,Our team is honored to help AIA enhance the relationship between architects and building product manufacturers in the pursuit of an exceptional built environment. Anguleris CEO Benjamin Glunz, Assoc. AIA The partnership with Anguleris, the creators of BIMsmith and Swatchbox, will support BPMs in the effort to achieve the goals of the soon to launch AIA Informed Product Selection Challenge. The challenge is aiming to help BPMs advance the development and delivery of data, information, and knowledge about their products. More information about the Informed Product Selection Challenge will be available in the fourth quarter of 2021. About Anguleris Anguleris is a global leader in construction technology. Founded, owned, and operated by architects, Anguleris helps building product manufacturers and building professionals work together seamlessly. From its flagship product research platform BIMsmith to its leading material sample platform Swatchbox, Anguleris facilitates the meaningful exchange of value between manufacturers and the AEC community. Learn more at www.anguleris.com. About AIA Founded in 1857, AIA consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards.

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Vitech and Intercax Form Integration Partnership

Vitech | March 09, 2022

Vitech, a Zuken Company and a market leader in Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) solutions, announced a partnership with Intercax. As a result of this partnership, Intercax will incorporate support for GENESYS, Vitech's flagship MBSE technology, into its Syndeia Digital Thread Platform. As a result, GENESYS users will be able to extend and integrate their GENESYS-created system models and architectures into various ecosystems, such as the PLM and ALM ecosystems. These ecosystems include CAD, requirements management, project management, simulation tools, and more. "Partnering with Intercax is a big step in delivering on our vision of a connected, integrated, and open MBSE. The large library of connectors to popular and varied engineering repositories will provide immediate value to our user community, " Enrique Krajmalnik, CEO of Vitech Intercax is an industry leader in developing the vision of an Open Digital Thread, linking system models with other advanced engineering tools. According to Dr. Dirk Zwemer, Intercax Co-Founder and President said, "As a critical enabler for digital transformation, enterprises are adopting open digital threads connecting data streams and models across disciplines and tools. Adding GENESYS to our catalog of supported system modeling and architecture tools will bring new solutions to industries where product complexity is a significant challenge."

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