GeoBIM & Linked Data
The use of Geospatial data and its interconnectivity with digital modelling of construction projects and assets has been a key area for us. We’ve been working closely with our partners such as the Ordnance Survey (OS) and PCSG to make Open Data available within our BIM platform – commonly called GeoBIM. Our Chief Technology Officer Steve Crompton talked at length on this subject at Digital Construction Week in November – you can read the transcript and watch the video here.
We also attended the GeoBIM Europe event in Amsterdam which featured thirty-eight speakers over the two-day event. Topics discussed included the integration of geospatial and BIM throughout Europe within sustainable buildings and cities, transportation and facilities management.
Others in attendance came from a wide variety of industry sectors, including infrastructure, construction, engineering and geospatial organisations to ‘deliberate upon the amalgamation of geospatial technology and BIM for solving complex construction and infrastructural challenges in Europe.’
In addition to GeoBIM focussed events, we’ve attended a wider variety of events this year – and it’s proved a great decision for us to do so. Whilst we’ve been around since 1998, one of our key challenges has been to gain visibility. Whilst our software is actively being used by around 150,000 individuals each month, many of our software users don’t realise that they’re using our solutions as they are often integrated with other essential systems throughout whole supply chains.
We’ve therefore tried to rectify this by educating our users about the power of the systems they’re using.
We attended EcoBuild, spoke at various BIM seminars and conferences across the UK and finished the year with a high profile attendance at Digital Construction Week 2016. Other notable events we attended included the European BIM Summit in Barcelona and the ThinkBIM series for which we were headline sponsors and talked on RetroBIM.
G-Cloud 8 approved supplier
Also this year, following the release of the G-Cloud 8 framework, we were selected as an approved supplier as part of the UK Government’s initiative targeted at easing procurement of cloud based information technology by UK public-sector departments.
As 2016 draws to a close…
…we’d like to wish all our customers, users and readers of this blog all the very best for the festive season. In the New Year we’ll be announcing the results of your charity choices. We’ll also be preparing for updates to our software and releasing further details about the events we’re attending and speaking at.
The GroupBC Team